Personal Training Tutors
Start date: February 2013.
Back ground – I found my passion for health and fitness at the age of 16 when I joined the Royal Navy to which I found it as a great outlet whist being in demanding environments, I realised after 6 years in the military that I wanted to pass on my enthusiasm to others and enrolled on a 12 week intensive pt/sports massage course in 2002. My skills have led me to work with some amazing people over the years in various roles from self-employed PT land based to Cruise Ship Pt to tutoring various different courses and now I facilitate learning within the E-Learning courses. Being involved in the fitness industry has allowed me to use my base skills and work in roles I wouldn’t have before thought possible or imagined.
My main area of expertise within the training environment is corrective exercise and working with older adults, using sports massage therapy, education, posture analysis, Pilate’s techniques and long term management processes within program design.
I really love teaching freestyle classes such as aerobics and circuit sessions also.
My personal hobbies and interests include:
Exercise, watching tv box sets and cooking/eating
Job Role: Fast track and Blended Personal Training Tutor
I have worked in the Fitness Industry for over 8 years working in a variety of different jobs.
Level 2 Group Exercise instructor: I started as a Part time Group exercise instructor at the age of 21 working part time. During this time I studied my Level 3 Personal Training Diploma. I taught Group indoor Cycling Classes, Circuits, Legs Bums and Tums and Step aerobics classes. I was teaching up to 10 classes a week.
Level 3 Personal Trainer: In 2011, I started working as a Personal Trainer around the Glasgow area. I have worked in many clubs such as Inverclyde Leisure, David Lloyd and LA Fitness. As a freelance instructor, I also taught classes and personal trained clients in Caledonian University in Glasgow and for a cancer research company. I am a qualified instructor in Physical activity for children ages 14-16 years and I was offered a position with Active choices and aces. Each week I would go into different Primary schools in Glasgow and teach children healthy eating and have them take part in sports activities. David Lloyd offered me the position for Group Exercise Coordinator part time. This gave me experience in management. The main role was to manage 40 exercise instructors helping out with cover when instructors were on holiday or absent and monitoring 80 classes. I also dealt with any customer complaints regarding exercises classes.
PTTLS and A1 Assessor: I qualified as a tutor and assessor in 2012. I worked with a company called Fitness Scotland and was based all around different parts of Scotland working in gyms and even a prison based in Shotts Glasgow teaching and assessing prisoners their Level 2 Gym instructor qualification. This was a very exciting experience. I worked with Fitness Industry Education from 2013 until 2014 as a part time tutor and assessor.
The Training Room: I have worked for The Training Room as one of Scotland’s Personal Training tutors since July 2014. The job role is teaching Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology and Gym instructor / Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition and Delivering Personal Training Sessions. There are additional CPD workshops Gym Based Boxing, Metabolic resistance and Conditioning Training and Indoor Cycling.
Hobbies and Interests: I am currently studying Level 3 GP referral, so with any spare time I have, I will sit and study. When I am not studying I like to hill / rock climb on the days that Scotland has any dry weather… which is very rare or go snowboarding during the winter period up north of Scotland. I also have a massive interest in music. I used to get piano lessons but recently I play for myself and try and write my own music using my keyboard.
I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years working in the UK and abroad. My background was as a professional dancer, graduating from the Northern Ballet in Manchester. Through the years this naturally progressed to my interest towards teaching Fitness Classes & Personal Training. I have been with The Training Room since November 2009 as I really wanted to pass on my knowledge and experience. It is really rewarding to be able to help and see others start their new exciting journey. I taught the full time courses in the Liverpool Academy until June 2015 and then transferred over to E-Learning. Other qualifications include Sports Science BSc Hons, Exercise Referral & Pilates. My Hobbies are gardening and socialising with friends.
Personal Training Tutor, Newcastle Sunderland Academies
Start date: March 2015
I have been involved in the health and fitness industry since 2006. While I was studying for my political science degree I decided that my real passion was for sport and fitness so decided to focus my energy on that instead of politics.
I worked as a gym instructor while i got my PT qualifications, taking classes and having fun. Once qualified I was offered a position at a training provider running PT sessions and classes for the local community groups and helping students get through their PT course. Along with that i had my own mobile PT business which i still keep today. My focus was mainly on health based and corrective exercise but enjoyed training clients for performance as well.
Working there the next step was running workshops on exercise and nutrition which eventually lead to me teaching part-time for several years and then full time for The Training Room.
I like to hike and climb and generally do my training outdoors. In the gym most of my time is spent weightlifting.
Also a total bookworm, even if a lot of them are fitness manuals now!
- Level 3 personal training
- Level 3 Exercise referral
- Level 4 lower back pain
- Clinical nutrition
- Various C.H.E.K qualifications
- Level 3 Information Advice and Guidance
- Sports conditioning
- Indoor cycling, circuits, gym based boxing
E Learning Tutor/ Blending Learning & CPD
Start Date: September 2012
I began my journey in the Active Leisure Industry back in 1999 and have held various roles throughout this time. I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic sports minded individual with a vast experience in management and supervisory roles within the Active Leisure & Learning Sector. I have worked with a wide range of clients to include West Bromwich Albion and writing strength & conditioning programmes for professional MMA athletes through to mentoring young offenders. As a Level 4 Fitness Professional with a background in education in subjects that I feel so passionate about, I feel I can bring out the best in individuals, I believe in empowering my peers with my knowledge and experience. I am still an active Personal Trainer and a keen Thai boxing/MMA enthusiast.
Personal training tutor, Nottingham/Peteborough academy.
Start date: October 2015
Background / history / qualifications:
Starting from in college where I studied physical Education and business as my A level subjects, health and fitness was a constant passion and a career within something relevant was the direction I wished to go down before making my university course decision.
Studied Sports Therapy at Coventry University where I gained my degree. During this period I had various placements in clinic as well as semi-professional rugby clubs, one of which offered a job to myself post qualification. Having experienced the clinic environment, I personally enjoyed the type of work and sport specific rehab related with the sports club and decided this is the route I would persevere.
I then went on to work as a sports physio for a couple of years within a club environment where then I decided to look into strength and condition or personal training. Out of the 2 options I had, personal training is the one I chose to go down the route of to further help the physio I was already doing. Ironically a graduate from The Training Room and now a tutor at the academy in which I studied within.
Post personal training qualification I was working self-employed alongside my physio until I reached a point where my workload was getting difficult to manage. I then decided to focus on PT and do only a few bits of rehab on the side. As a PT, I started at pure gym and thoroughly enjoyed my time here before taking my client base elsewhere.
- Sport therapy degree
- Level 3 Personal training diploma
- Level 3 teaching and assessing qualification
- FA Level 2 qualified football coach
- Various CPDs including TTR’s own studio cycle, gym based boxing, MRCT and Advanced nutrition.
Personal interests / hobbies:
Most of the personal interests and hobbies are related to health and fitness, the usual things such as being a gym goer which you have to be in our profession! Other hobbies include help running a local football club consisting of around 150 kids with 6 different teams.
Watching various different sports and playing different sports is also a big hobby to alongside the regular gym use. Regular footballer and badminton player, both of which I thoroughly enjoy!
Outside of the health and fitness environment my hobbies include travelling and experiencing different cultures within different countries. Spending time with family and friends is also something which I ensure I make time for as it is something I enjoy.