We are a nationally and internationally recognised provider of Personal Training Courses, approved by the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA), Active IQ, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). We have been delivering UK recognised personal training courses and taught many students How to Become a Fitness Trainer, since 2005 and have considerable prior experience delivering PT Courses in Australia, and fitness courses in Europe, bringing an international flavour to our course delivery.
We are the UK's only residential School of Personal Training offering exclusive personal training courses to qualify in fitness. With graduates all around the world and throughout the UK we offer a unique approach to personal training course education graduating only relatively small numbers of graduates every year on our personal training courses, properly prepared for their journey ahead. Our residential school is conveniently located in the heart of the UK, easily accessible via motorway or train with full accommodation on site. The school offers a 5 star residence and 5 star education to match. The European Institute of Fitness has been delivering fitness education for 10 years and had refined its approach over this time to offer the most comprehensive and practical-based curriculum in the UK. Getting away from distractions is a wonderful way to undertake a course offering the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience that will leave you ready and raring to embark on your new chosen career. The idyllic setting and relaxed atmosphere on-site provides a non-intimidating and focused way to retrain and enjoy the experience. This makes our courses one of a kind in the industry. Everything you need is on-site with classrooms, our own gym studio exclusively for our students and, of course, the great outdoors all on your doorstep.
We don't just offer any old courses but provide a unique way to master your new trade. Our personal training courses offers an immersive approach to qualify as a PT. Whether you choose to study full time or part time all our UK personal training courses have an immersive experience included. Our 4 week fast track is exactly that, 4 weeks fully immersed in a full time program here at our residential school. Our online personal trainer courses have 2 weeks at our residential school but with 10 weeks home study before you attend. The reason we don't have an online-only option or a home study program with only one or two weekends with contact with tutors is that our goal is for you to actually be a fitness professional. That is whilst you can qualify i.e. get a certificate saying you are technically qualified as a trainer without substantial face to face technical training, we don't believe you would have a good chance of ever being one earning your living from fitness without substantial face to face technical tuition.
Our 4 week super fast track to become a fitness professional offers a fully inclusive residential fitness training course for those with no formal background in fitness looking for the ultimate way to move from fitness enthusiast, and become a fitness professional in the shortest possible time. This personal trainer course runs Monday to Friday from 8.30am plus evening PT Clinic and Saturday 9am to 4.30pm. Investments includes all materials, registrations with REPs and NRPT, no additional assessment charges, no resit costs should they be required, no daily commutes, no car parking charges or any other hidden extras. This is a fully taught personal trainer course with no online study.
Our online personal training courses are for those unable to study full time; this course offers the full flexibility of home study without the compromise associated with distance education including a 2-week residential practical element to our courses for those all-important practical skills. This personal training course allows students study on Saturday mornings (9am-1pm) or two weekday evenings (7.30pm-9.30pm) with the requirement of a further 4 hours private study per week before attending their Practical at our residential school offering greater flexibility but without losing the benefits of tutor-led learning and practical face-to-face training.
Our Master Personal Trainer Courses have empowered students to enter the workplace and excel as fitness trainers since 2005. We are able to incorporate far more content than other relatively short courses due to the fact we are and have always been a residential personal trainer course. This enables students to eat, sleep and breathe personal training by getting away from the distractions of everyday life to study with like-minded people at our School. We have our own facilities ensuring maximal practice opportunities and incorporate a fully functional PT clinic experience into our courses to ensure all graduates leave feeling confident in their abilities. This non-intimidating and supportive environment enables those truly interested in helping people change to excel regardless of the level of "gym" experience they may possess. In 2011 we added a post-graduate PT course to develop the 'Coaching' skills of being a complete fitness professional. This ACSM endorsed personal training courses are designed to plug the gap between Personal Trainer Courses and Life Coaching and was integrated into our Master Personal Training courses in 2013. In an industry flooded with poorly trained PTs and less than 15% practical-based Personal Trainer Courses in general, there is an increasing need for trainers to provide time efficient and affordable solutions for their clients, and so our Coaching arm has become an integral aspect of our graduates' businesses and subsequently we now offer an International PT Diploma certifying students as a Fitness & Motivation Coach not just Fitness "Trainer".
There are many ways to qualify as a certified Fitness Trainer but you only need to find one. The one you choose needs to provide you with the hands-on practical training and continual support after you finish to convert your commitment and hard work on your PT Course into a viable new career as a fitness trainer and with the European Institute of Fitness, a Fitness and Motivation Coach. Warning: Most courses over assess and under train their students forcing them to continually jump through regulatory hoops, which has become the norm in the UK's tick-box approach to education. We run a completely different system with minimal exams replacing unnecessary assessments and academic assignments with personal support and practical-based on-going assessment. Our curriculum and style of delivery has been refined over the past 10 years bringing experience around the world to shape our unique and purpose-built Personal Trainer Courses. The Gold Standard in PT Education. We are probably not your easiest option, but your best chance of success! If you are looking for a personal training course that delivers, call our team today.
OK so there are different claims and confusing information about how best to get qualified, what level to train to and how best to proceed. Here's our claim in a nutshell.
There is simply no better way to retrain than intensively putting aside your life as it is for 4 or 2 weeks and immersing yourself in an experience that not only accelerates your knowledge and skills as a PT but as a Fitness & Motivation Coach. You will leave absolutely ready to embark on a new career as a reputable and successful fitness professional. We recognise commuting daily to a near-by centre is far more convenient and potentially more affordable in the short term. That said the daily commute, car parking not to mention lost time in transit come at a cost. The advantages of attending our residential school means once here everything is on your doorstep. The classrooms and gym studio and grounds help you lose yourself in the experience with accommodation all provided minimising the need to do anything other study, train and enjoy being here.
We cut to the chase and offer specific and applied fitness education every day helping every student embrace the experience and grow into the role of successful Fitness and Motivation Coach and EIF Master Trainer. (advanced PT courses) We avoid the more common modular approach picking up credits as you learn to contribute one day being qualified and instead offer a coherent one stop shop to gain the very best fitness education in the world. Our integrated approach links topics together saving time and so packing much more in. For example the same fundamental anatomy and physiology underpins advanced programme design, functional training and sports as well as specific populations. As all students study the entire Personal Trainer Course (not individual modules) we cover anatomy and physiology just once applying it straight away to programme design, functional training and specific populations. Our success rate in terms of course completion is almost 100%. Student transition into the industry is tremendous and our graduates are not alone. Our dedication to ongoing student success is unrivalled. Our PT clinic offers an opportunity for our graduates to start as experienced professionals not new recruits finding their way. Clients only buy personal training from confident and experienced trainers. Get ahead from the start and choose a personal training course with a difference..
We are not likely your easiest option. Our courses are challenging. That said once students arrive here they stay here with everything on their door step returning 4 weeks (14 days for online) later fully certified and ready to go. Yes there are certainly more convenient ways to retrain. But if you are looking for value, security in your investment and want to avoid the pitfalls experienced by so many trainers, you know now what to do. The cost of choosing a lesser course may be greater than you think...
SUMMARY Weigh up your options and work out where you ideally will be 2 years from now. Get excited about this place. Now decide what is the best possible way to get there. Now get started....Not every course is made equal.
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Our courses are suited to more serious-minded individuals who do NOT want to gain just an ordinary gym trainer qualification but, instead, wish to stand out and learn much more than just the basics of fitness.
Our students come from all walks of life. They are commonly a little older, sometimes have been on their own health or weight loss journey, truly want to help people but also make a proper career out of their passion for fitness.
We do NOT run a standard REPs curriculum. Unlike any other training provider in the UK, we created our own based on years of experience in the field, thousands of hours of PT experience around the world and then gained REPs recognition as an afterthought. This makes all the difference.
We do NOT provide a basic gym instructor / personal trainer program. Instead, we provide training in the following areas:
Covering how to deliver partner and small group training, grow a small group PT business such as ZigZag Women’s Fitness & Motivation and stand out in the market place.
SMALL GROUP PT
Affordable and personal group training
Covering mobile and outdoor PT, studio ownership, gym training, online PT, boxing and pad work, spotting and client care and advanced coaching and communication skills for personal trainers.
ONE-ON-ONE PERSONAL TRAINING
We deliver a fun sports day covering common fitness testing drills and assessments, consider how to train more athletic clients including but not limited to golf, tennis, team sports and running.
Sports training and testing
Including how to identify and correct common pelvic tilts, people with rounded shoulders, muscle imbalances and poor form and technique. We include foam rolling, mobility drills, specific tailored programs for different postural problems and a lower back care workshop to develop confidence if delivering such training.
& FORM CORRECTION
Foam rolling, mobility drills
and corrective exercise
We cover all areas of level 4 as part of our Master Trainer program. This includes how to train clients with diabetes, who are obese and overweight, who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, have an existing heart condition or high blood pressure, are or have been pregnant, are younger or who have had an injury. We do this because it is essential ALL new personal trainers can confidently manage ALL clients who approach them, whether to train them or know when and how best refer to allied health professionals. Note we do not issue L4, however offer the training and insurance to cover you in all these conditions. You can add L4 if you so choose for as little as £100 or so, from any one of a number of providers (indeed who offer it for free). However, please note this can take commonly 12-24 months from graduating with your L3 regardless of your route. L4 is NOT something you can walk away with immediately following a training course.
and clinical exercise
Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, arthritis,
osteoporosis, pregnancy, adolescents,
older adults and back care
Covering not just basic national healthy eating guidelines but how to specialise and establish yourself as the go-to weight management specialist in your area. We cover accelerated fat loss, hormones, metabolism and nutrition coaching as well as take you to the supermarket to teach you how to deliver a supermarket tour; we show you the latest technologies for assessing body composition and use simple nutrition tools to help manage clients’ behaviours and so create lasting solutions and lifestyle change.
NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Accelerated fat loss and nutrition coaching
Our signature module is that of lifestyle coaching. This is founder Darren Tebbenham’s not-so-secret passion for personal trainers to do well. Here you will learn about mindset and how to coach mindsets that better support people to change, behaviour management, coaching skills, coaching tools and how to apply principles of the Chimp Paradox, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Personal Centred Counselling to your role as a personal trainer.
The Chimp Paradox meets Motivational Interviewing:
helping coach a better mindset and manage behaviour change
Finally, our strength is in ensuring our students graduate ready to earn! We cover everything from finance and accounts to website development and social media ads campaigns. We also cover off-line marketing, client management and referral and business development, so that whether you leave to establish yourself in a gym, as a freelance mobile or outdoor PT, as a specialist weight management coach, as an online coach or personal trainer, as a fitness challenge specialist, corporate fitness professional, a studio owner or conditioning coach, you will leave with the skills and confidence to differentiate yourself from the masses and start your new career in the best possible way. And when your training finishes, it is not the end. We provide the after-care and upgrade business training when you need it to ensure you are not alone as you launch your new career.
How to set up, market and earn as a fitness professional
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