School of Personal Training


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Residential & Online Personal Trainer Courses


 A Residential School to get away and immerse yourself in your training and launch your new career in fitness with confidence.


Find out more why getting away to retrain creates the perfect opportunity to get 100% confident in your ability before you start your NEW career in fitness.


A life-changing experience to transform your life and career as a qualified freelance personal trainer and lifestyle coach.

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Listen to our Full Time graduates talk about their personal trainer courses.

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Our unique PT clinic offers every student 15-20 hours of real life PT experience with paying members of the public before they graduate.
GET EXCITED... We ignite passion, breathe life into education and make learning easy, fun and memorable. We encourage students to explore their passion and test their limits to discover their true purpose. We make training with EiF an EXPERIENCE. So if you LOVE fitness and would like to CHANGE careers and LOVE a new career as an 
internationally qualified, confident as well as highly competent fitness professional, 
you are in the right place.
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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.

You can find EiF Master Trainers all around the globe. We have graduates in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, across Europe and, of course, throughout the UK.

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.


WHY RESIDENTIAL? Only by bringing students away from the distractions of everyday life, whether for four or two weeks provides the environment people need to excel. We can pack a lot more content into the curriculum, provide a much more practical-based course and because we have our own studio exclusively for our students, the environment is non-intimidating and conducive to learning quickly.


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.


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.


Practical-based delivery


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

Sports day

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.


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.

Specific populations
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.


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.

Lifestyle Coaching

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.

Fitness Business

How to set up, market and earn as a fitness professional


This is what it’s all about. You can check out our residential PT school as well as graduate stories and websites by clicking below.



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