Continuing Professional Development

  • Advanced Resistance Training

    In recent years the health-related benefits of muscular fitness have gained greater recognition. Resistance training is now an important aspect of health and fitness programmes, making it a really useful discipline for any fitness professional wanting to increase their knowledge and earning potential.

  • Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention

    Good nutrition is essential to give a child the best possible start in life and to prevent a range of serious health conditions. This Association for Nutrition certified interactive e-learning course covers the varying dietary requirements of children from birth through to adolescence. It also deals extensively with the issue of childhood obesity and how this can be prevented and managed. Currently in the UK roughly one in three children leave primary school either overweight or obese. Understanding why children become overweight and being able to design effective evidence-based programmes that target these causes is key in reversing this trend.

  • Circuit Training

    Circuit training is a fun and effective way of training individuals or groups in order to improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness. This course gives you the capability to structure circuit training sessions that can be adapted for use with personal training clients or exercise classes at home, in a studio or any other appropriate venue.

  • Client Psychology & Motivation

    This Association for Nutrition certified course will give you a thorough understanding of the process of behavioural change. For people to make lasting lifestyle changes through exercise and nutrition they must be psychologically ready to progress through a series of behavioural changes. This online e-learning course teaches you how to assess and influence people's behaviour and apply the techniques to every client scenario you may face as a personal trainer or nutrition specialist.

  • Complete Kettlebell Trainer

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to safely and effectively teach clients a range of kettlebell exercises including basic, intermediate and advanced lifts.

  • Core Training

    The core muscles lie deep within the body and are the foundation for all movement. Fitness professionals need to understand the functions of these muscles and how to train clients to exercise them properly in order to prevent injury and improve exercise performance. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to prescribe safe, effective and challenging core exercise for your clients across a wide range of needs and abilities.

  • Exercise for Fat Loss

    While working as an exercise professional it is highly likely you will be asked for advice on the most effective way of losing body fat, as the number of obese and overweight people has increased dramatically over the last few decades. This online e-learning course will teach you how to create exercise programmes that will safely optimise your clients' fat loss using the latest guidelines and scientific evidence.

  • Exercise Referral for Health Management

    This course will significantly increase your earning potential as a personal trainer. Not only will you be qualified to accept interesting and lucrative GP referrals for common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, you will be able to provide a more comprehensive, specialist service to non-referred clients who also suffer from these conditions. By providing the correct nutritional advice and specific exercise programmes your expertise will help referred and existing clients to manage their medical conditions and live longer, healthier lives.

  • Functional Equipment Training

    You are more likely to retain your clients, earn referrals and get results if you can keep your clients engaged with interesting and varied training programmes.Get to grips with multi-planar movement, whole-body integration and ground reaction force training approaches using stability balls, weighted bags, medicine balls, agility ladders and wobble boards - all in one highly practical day.

  • Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

    This Level 4 training course is the most in-depth and up-to-date of its kind. It will give you the specialist qualification, skills and knowledge you need as a personal trainer to assess, design, deliver, monitor and evaluate safe, effective and progressive exercise sessions that will be critical to the recovery of clients with low back pain.

  • Marketing Your Fitness Business

    This highly engaging course will enable you to make the leap from being a qualified personal trainer to a successful fitness professional with a profitable business. Discover how to harness the marketing mix to plan and develop your business and establish your own brand and unique selling points. Learn how to use promotional tools to your advantage and gain and retain clients using effective sales techniques.

  • Nutrition and Weight Management (for personal study)

    Everyone can benefit from learning about how the foods we eat on a daily basis affect our bodies. This course is perfect for those who want to enhance their knowledge but without the need for formal assessment and accreditation.

  • Nutrition and Weight Management (for professional study)

    This Association for Nutrition certified e-learning course will give you a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management. It will also provide you with the fundamental tools needed to provide dietary advice to clients and deliver weight management classes.

  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

    This Association for Nutrition certified e-learning course focuses on the nutrient requirements of those involved in sport and exercise - from the regular gym-goer who wants to gain muscle to the marathon runner who wants to optimise performance. In addition to the general application of nutrition to sport and exercise you will gain a thorough understanding of the range of sports supplements currently on the market and the evidence supporting their effectiveness and use.

  • Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

    This essential and important e-learning course is perfect for Pilates teachers who want to gain specialist knowledge to work confidently with people that have specific muscular skeletal problems. The course combines in-depth anatomy information, detailed descriptions of common joint problems and explains which Pilates exercises should be performed to improve stability, flexibility or strength around a joint, and Pilates exercises that should be avoided. After successfully completing this course, not only will you be able to offer specialist rehabilitative services working alongside physiotherapists and other health professionals, you can use your expertise to offer more focused classes.

  • Pilates Small Mat Equipment

    This course will add a new dimension to your Pilates classes and refocus your mind on the principles of Pilates. It is packed full of ideas for using small mat equipment to create lively, varied and challenging classes that will really engage your participants. You will learn how to use equipment to isolate and intensify the work of core muscles, and to improve exercise execution by enhancing kinaesthetic awareness and understanding.

  • Pre- and Post-natal Exercise

    This course will teach you about the physiological changes and medical conditions encountered during pregnancy and how to adapt your clients’ exercise prescriptions to accommodate them – a must for any teacher.

  • Pre- and Post-natal Nutrition

    This Association for Nutrition certified interactive e-learning course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how the principles of nutrition apply during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Is it safe to eat Stilton while pregnant? What about tuna? How much weight should a woman put on during pregnancy and how quickly should she lose it afterwards? Is breastfeeding really better than bottle-feeding? This course will answer all these questions and much more…

  • Suspension Exercise Trainer

    Suspended equipment training is fast becoming an essential skill to have. Being qualified in its use is a huge plus and something fitness managers are looking for. This course will extend your expertise in resistance training and enable you to safely and simultaneously develop your clients’ strength, balance, flexibility and joint stability using the very latest suspension training techniques.