Performance Training Academy

Learn how to do
a career that you will love

We deliver industry recognised qualifications in person and online 

to those who are passionate about Health, Fitness and Nutrition.

Created by leading fitness professionals



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How Do I Become A Personal Trainer?

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Internationally recognised qualifications

Learn from home - Fully supported online study

Online and practical assessments

An extensive online exercise and coaching library

In-person practical workshops

Delivered by experienced fitness professionals

Personal support tutor and mentor

Support as you launch and build your business

"Our one to one mentorship throughout your course and when you are building your business will ensure you have the resources and education to become the best fitness professional that you can be"

Take a quick look at our Prospectus


Download the Performance Training Academy Prospectus to give you a full overview of our courses, how they are structured, assessed, and importantly what you can do once you are fully qualified.


This prospectus will give you the following information and more...

  • A complete course structure

    Breaking down what you will learn online and on our in-person practical workshops

  • A full timeline to completion

    Giving you a good idea of how long the course will take you to complete and when you can be fully qualified

  • See how the course is assessed

    A breakdown of the online assessments and practical assessment

  • How much you can realistically earn

    Our prospectus will show you how much you can expect to earn as a Personal Trainer, and what you need to do to achieve this income



We are delighted to say that we have been nominated for this years Fit Pro Awards in the 'Training Provider of the Year' category.

This is down to our extensive online learning platform and experienced fitness professionals who are at hand to guide you through your personal trainer qualifications and to help support you when setting up your business after you have qualified.

Training Provider Of The Year

Who are we?

Meet Ash and the team at the Performance Training Academy.

Ashley Hough PT Trainer
Ashley Hough - Founder of Performance Training Academy

Hi I'm Ash

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

Myself, Will, Pete, James, 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 will give you over and above the standard education and importantly the tools and resources necessary to get your business set up correctly.

This will ensure you get a return on your initial investment and enjoy a successful career in the health & fitness industry.


How can we help you on the first steps of your new career?


Whichever course you choose to do, it is imperative that you get the ongoing support throughout your studies, and importantly - after you are qualified.


At Performance Training Academy we take pride in offering a mentorship service to all of our students. Including accountability calls as you work through your studies, and help and advice when you are growing your business as a fully qualified fitness professional.


We also believe it is important that you know HOW to build your business as a fitness professional

To help get you started with this and to give you an idea of what your future income can be, we have written a short eBook that you can download for FREE.

This short eBook contains the following:

  • Cashflow projections

    Fact based figures that show how you can earn £20,000 per year, £40,000 per year and even £60,000 per year plus

  • The foundations of your business

    What important elements you may need to have set up for your business - website, social media platforms, branding and more...

  • Business plan ideas and considerations

    Factors and goal setting that you can actually implement today

This short eBook has been written to help you answer some important questions about your future career, and to also help you get a step ahead with your fitness business as you work through your qualification.

Ensuring you can get an immediate return on your investment.

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You'll get support through our online content,  workshops plus tutor group and 1:1s

qualify as a personal trainer


We will give you support to enter our fantastic industry

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What Our Students Have to Say

"If you are thinking of becoming a Personal Trainer - I can not praise Performance Training Academy enough..."

Claire - Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

"The course content is up to date and relevant in today's ever changing world of fitness and health. I managed to do study whilst still undertaking my full time job as a professional rugby player due to the flexibility of the course..."

EXETER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09:  Tom Johnson of Exeter Chiefs poses for a portrait during the Exeter Chiefs Squad photo call for the 2016-2017 Aviva Premiership Rugby season on August 9, 2016 in Exeter, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Tom Johnson

England Rugby Player

"Your not just treated as a number; you are looked after from the moment you sign up, through to when you qualify and even afterwards..."

Steve Rowland - Personal Trainer
Steven Rowland

Personal Trainer

"Absolutely loved every minute of the Sports Massage Therapy course! It was so much more in depth than I had imagined, and we covered everything from initially assessing a client through to devising an aftercare plan. The delivery of the content was exceptional."

Lucie Tullett
Lucie Tullett

Sports Massage Therapist 

A Word From Ash

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