Success Story - Richard Bolts

"Everyone was very helpful and I always knew there was someone who could answer my questions"

Where did your initial interest in fitness come from?

I was working part-time in Marks & Spencer just to tide myself over after leaving college. I had always been into health and fitness and I wanted a career that could offer me great prospects, a decent wage and the enjoyment that I desired.

Why Future Fit?

I called Future Fit Training and spoke to one of the Careers Advisors and he was great. I had no previous experience in the industry, other than going to the gym and playing sports with friends. The Careers Advisor was a massive help and by talking to him I realised that becoming a fitness professional was not unrealistic. I wanted to be a freelance Personal Trainer. As I explored each area of the industry, I realised it made perfect sense to book the Total Immersion Diploma and qualify in all the Future Fit Training courses. This way I would have a thorough understanding of all the areas and offer the best to my future clients.

After booking, my workbooks were out to me within days and I was on my way to becoming a fitness professional.

Upon completion of my books, which took me about 10 weeks, I embarked on the first practical element of my training - the Gym Instructor and Exercise to Music Courses. These were great and it was a real eye opener to see how much practical knowledge I had for my money, and the classes were fun and involved too.

Completing these Courses allowed me to gain my Stage 1 Teaching Certificate and, with some work experience, I qualified as a Level 2 Instructor, something that I was told I needed to get on to REPs.

I went on to achieve externally accredited qualifications in Personal Training, Pilates, Nutrition and Weight Management and GP Referral, all of which built upon my ever growing knowledge of health and fitness, and slotted together to make up the full picture. The support staff were great and they helped me through each of the areas. Everyone was very helpful and I always knew there was someone who could answer my questions.

My Future

Having spoken to others, they have said the same… that the quality of training you get from Future Fit is the best around. I’ve recommended Future Fit Training to my friends who are also thinking of taking up some of the courses. I’m very pleased with the Total Immersion package and would like to thank Future Fit Training for giving me the skills to go on and achieve my goal in becoming a fitness professional.