Welcome to Performance Training Academy

Start your journey to becoming a Fitness Professional

We deliver industry recognised qualifications and offer an online hub of resources
for those who love Health, Fitness and Nutrition

Learn from industry leading Fitness Professionals

Ensuring you get the most out of your learning journey
Offering a wide range of industry recognised courses

Including Personal Training, Sports Massage, Pilates, Nutrition, and further Level 4 qualifications

All backed up by our extensive online student dashboard - creating flexible study
and importantly an ongoing resources to support you throughout your career
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Who we are?

Hi I’m Ash

I’m the founder of Performance Training Academy and I lead our team of fantastic fitness professionals.

Myself, Will, Pete, Jane and Lucie are all passionate about fitness and helping individuals get qualified to the highest standard.

The Health & Fitness industry now accommodates many fitness professionals – so to ensure you build a successful business and stand out from the rest we give you over and above the standard education and importantly the tools that are necessary to get your business set up correctly, allowing you get a return on your initial investment and obtain the career in fitness that you want.


Ashley Hough


Choose from one of our courses and only pay a deposit today

**MOST POPULAR** The Total Package - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training... plus more

Special Offer - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Take the complete journey…

​The learning experience flows a lot better for our students when you are able to complete your Level 2 qualification and then immediately add the advanced training methods and subject knowledge of the Level 3.

FREE Taster Course


Free Taster Course!

Try our online content to get a feel for the Performance Training Academy learning experience. This will give you a first hand look at how easy and interactive our online content is. You will also learn about what our full course entails and our vision for the Health & Fitness industry.

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Start your journey to becoming a recognised Fitness Professional.

The qualification will enable you to work within a gym environment as a Fitness Instructor – bit importantly, this is the first step to becoming a Personal Trainer.

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

The pre-requisite for this course is the Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification.

Once you have your Level 2 qualification, you can continue your journey to becoming a Personal Trainer with this Level 3 course.

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates

Our Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates will teach you all of the fundamentals to this extensive repertoire.

You will learn the Joseph Pilates’ repertoire, but our tutors will also further your skill set by adding a whole host of blended forms of Pilates to your skill set.

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

No previous qualifications needed for this qualification.

You can qualify as a stand alone Sports Massage Therapist, or perhaps you are a Fitness Professional who is looking to enhance their knowledge, skill set and business income – adding more value to your business.

BTN Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching

BTN Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching

Up-skill your knowledge as a Personal Trainer…

This Level 4 Nutrition Qualification will teach you everything you need to be confident in your approach and be able to plan nutrition correctly for your clients.

Level 4 Diploma in Biomechanics Education

Level 4 Diploma in Biomechanics Education

Become a Level 4 recognised Personal Trainer…

Biomechanics education has been designed to give you a full understanding of the body and how you can improve your own, as well as your clients, to allow you to train for optimal health, strength and fitness.

How It Works

As soon as you book onto one of our online courses you will be contacted by a member from our team within 24 hours, either via phone call or email – whatever your choice. You will then have an opportunity to discuss with your tutor how the online training will work and you will have the option to make a plan of action.

You will be given instant access to our amazing online content, including video, power-points and unit tests.

Your personal support tutor will be on hand to offer support and help when necessary. You will also then be able to book onto lectures and practical workshops around the country at regular dates across the year to enable you to complete the practical side to your qualification.

As soon as you enrol, your support tutor will give you a full assessment record of what needs to be completed to allow you to achieve full qualified status.

Need help in choosing the right course for you?
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Call: 0800 9788 442


Personal Trainer E-Book - Performance Training Academy


This book is mainly targeted at a Personal Trainers business set up, but many aspects will be relevant for those who work as a Sports Therapist, Pilates Instructor or other.

The information within this book is designed to give you a head start in building a business by having a good understanding of the following:

  • What is the Persona of a Great Fitness Professional
  • Marketing Set Up and Platforms
  • Business Growth Mindset
  • Potential Earnings and Business Planning
  • Creating a Retainable Business

Towards the end of this book you will also be able to learn more about our course structure and how we have created a learning journey to not just qualify you as a Fitness Professional, but to give you the knowledge, confidence and on going support to allow you to build the business that you want.

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