The active leisure industry is ready for change, willing to support the Government's drive towards a healthier nation and determined to raise the standard of the skills across the workforce.
These were the findings from the latest report undertaken by Future Fit Training, and supported by UKactive. The annual review provides an opportunity for operates and experts across the industry to share their expertise and experience to improve the workforce, training and development landscape.
Elaine Briggs, Director of Training, Education & Innovation shares her thoughts on the future of the fitness education and training. She also discusses what impact technological advances may have on the needs of fitness professionals of tomorrow.
Read our Ready for Change: Raising the Bar 2018 blog for more information on the key finds and direction for the future.
You can also find a synopsis of Elaine's UKactive blog here.
Budding fitness professionals should be undertaking qualifications which are delivered in a blended learning format, to give them the best chance of being work-ready when they enter the sector. In a people-centric industry, education needs to be delivered to fitness professionals in a practical context with real clients - Elaine Briggs
Elaine has over 20 years of experience in the education sector having begun her career in the fitness industry as a lifeguard, swimming teacher and aerobics instructor before realising her passion and talent was in education and inspiring others. She currently heads up the training and education provision at Future Fit Training.