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What to Expect From Our Training: 2021 Update

Throughout the last year, we have been committed to delivering high quality, accessible training despite lockdown restrictions. We have kept the student experience at the heart of everything we do and have adapted our training to make sure you continue to learn and develop from home.


Now, as the gyms and fitness sector’s re-opening date has been announced as the 12th of April (subject to changes), we can finally look forward to a return to in-person training and workshops. While most will be excited to get back into face-to-face training, we understand that some will have concerns about how we will keep our students safe coming out of lockdown.


Read on to learn about the measures we have put in place to keep you learning during the last stages of this lockdown and how we plan on keeping you training safely, and effectively once lockdown has been lifted in April.


This blog includes an overview of what we have put in place for your learning now and after lockdown measures are lifted, including:

Staff Training in Health and Safety


Our tutors are committed to helping our students have the best training experience possible. This includes keeping you training safely and in-line with Covid 19 restrictions to social distancing and hygiene.

All our tutors have completed their ReActivate training in delivering Covid-19-safe sessions. They are ready to resume coaching you towards your career goals. The training undergone by our tutors includes:

  • Risk management
  • Social distancing
  • Cleaning and using equipment
  • COVID-19 specific procedures
  • First aid

We recommend that you participate in the ReActivate programme so you too can deliver coronavirus-safe training for your future clients.


Venue Safety


When re-opening, we want to make sure our students are confident that the venues they are undertaking training and assessments in are optimised for safety

We are excited to have our students back in gyms and fitness facilities. Still, we want to make sure this is done in an appropriate and safety-conscious way.

We will be making sure the facilities are adhering to the current government guidelines and are observing the following precautions:

  • Completing a COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Cleaning often and thoroughly – venues must make sure that staff and customers use hand sanitiser and thoroughly clean equipment after use
  • Wearing face coverings – while face coverings are not required when exercising, all staff must wear them indoors, especially around people outside their usual bubble
  • Social distancing – one-way systems are often in place with signs to mark clear distances
  • Increased ventilation – keeping doors and windows open where possible
  • Turn people away with COVID-19 symptoms – the venue reserves the right to turn away people exhibiting symptoms such as a persistent cough or fever.

We will be watching for government updates on lifting social distancing restriction within gym facilities and adjusting accordingly. As always, these guidelines are subject to change.

For more information about government venue guidelines, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/providers-of-grassroots-sport-and-gym-leisure-facilities



Online Learning


We appreciate that the gyms and fitness facilities re-opening cannot happen soon enough, and you are anxious to begin your in-person training. In the meantime, however, we have continued to make sure that your learning has been disrupted as little as possible by using our state-of-the-art e-learning systems.

To make continuing with your training easier, we have:

  • Moved certain theory elements to our state-of-the-art e-learning platform
  • Provided scheduled virtual workshops with our tutors for online training
  • Provided pre-recorded sessions for you to access whenever you’re able if you cannot attend a virtual workshop
  • Made it possible for you to complete the level 2 and 3 Anatomy and Physiology exams remotely rather than sitting them in a live exam environment

This is ideal for home study and fitting around existing commitments, allowing you to make valuable progress in your course.

You will still be able to complete our e-learning modules during this time so that, once the fitness centres and gyms are open again, you are in an excellent position to complete your practical fitness workshops and assessments.


Why is a practical learning experience still necessary?


If you are a Future Fit student, you will already know that having a practical element to your training is the best way to prepare yourself for a career in the fitness industry.

We pride ourselves on our blended learning courses and our consistent high praise from the industry and our past students. Especially during a pandemic, having personal support and face-to-face training is the best way to prepare our graduates for leading sessions of their own, adhering to COVID-19 regulations.

Only by working with real people in professional environments can you:

  • Learn from industry experts – how they continue to deliver COVID safe personal training
  • Put your skills to the test – dealing with the challenges of operating in a fitness environment in real life
  • Hit the ground running once you’ve qualified – confident in performing tasks in a COVID safe way in practice
“[blended learning] makes studying a qualification accessible for all types of learners…. Mainly the theoretical elements of courses are taught online. Then students can put theory into practice during the practical sessions where they will have the opportunity to learn from an experienced professional. Blended learning prepares people to become occupationally competent in a real work setting.” Graeme Butler Technical Specialist Future Fit Training

To find out more about the differences between online and blended learning and how blended learning optimises your training potential to be ready to confidently begin working once you qualify, look out for our blended learning guide coming soon!



To Conclude


With the dates in place for lifting lockdown restrictions (hopefully for the last time), we are excited to have our students back into face-to-face training and complete their qualifications. We know how important it is to gain the practical skills necessary for the fitness industry. We look forward to continuing your training in the Covid-19 safe manner very soon.

For more detail about how we’re keeping you safe during in-person training, feel free to call our dedicated student support team on 01329 823400.