Why NOW is the perfect time to qualify as a Personal Trainer

To really get the most out of our Personal Trainer qualification, it works really well when you can work through the theory side of the course before participating in the practical workshops.

How to pass the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training practical assessment

This blog is to help give you an idea of what we are looking for in your performance so that you don’t feel lost at any point. The structure for the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualifications will differ, but the key performance elements will be the […]

What’s the benefits of having a Personal Trainer who can also provide Sports Massage? 

Just as stretching and foam rolling is a great antidote to regular and demanding exercise sessions, sports massage could be seen as the Rolls Royce version.

How to Build Your Fitness Business – Step Two

Do you need a website? Should you just use Social Media to drive and advertise your business? Some would say you don’t need a website… this is said because Social Media can give you such a good advertising platform. BUT, is this RIGHT??

Is there a more realistic approach to Post Pregnancy Fitness?

Being fit in the true sense of the word requires fairly consistent commitment and effort which seems to conflict with a baby that needs around the clock care!

Advertising & Marketing Ideas for Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals

A whole host of advertising and marketing ideas for personal trainers and fitness professionals

Seize the Opportunity… Or have you missed this chance to really find success??

I talk about one thing a lot, and that is if you are a qualified Fitness Professional in the Health & Fitness industry, you have so many opportunities to create an amazing business.

How To Build a Personal Training Business – Step One

Our first video, of a series of 5, teaches you about the step by step actions you should be taking if you are looking to build a successful business within the Health & Fitness Industry.

Working for a Gym Vs Being a Self-Employed Personal Trainer

To pros and cons of working for a gym versus being a self employed personal trainer

How much can you earn as a Personal Trainer?

Before embarking on any new career, it is always of high importance that you have a good understanding of potential income.

Why NOW is the perfect time to qualify as a Personal Trainer

To really get the most out of our Personal Trainer qualification, it works really well when you can work through the theory side of the course before participating in the practical workshops.

How much Protein should you consume daily to meet your goal?

Nutrition can be a very complex subject but I have always strongly believed that food should be enjoyable, it should fuel our bodies in the most optimal of ways, and most of all it should be simple.

Fitter, Stronger, Leaner Workout: Targeting Shoulders and Abdominals

Fitter, Stronger, Leaner Workout! This session targets shoulders and abdominals. By limiting the rest between exercises and rounds, this session is great for muscle endurance, working the cardiovascular system, and for spiking the metabolic rate (fat burning at rest)! Give it a go…..

Personal Training – It’s not just about 1:1 in a gym…

This blog is about exploring the other options that are there for you to focus on which could really help you take your fitness business to the next level.

Do You Love CrossFit? Name this WOD

Here is Dan White, our marketing guru, performing the following: Deadlifts – Bench Press – Full Clean. For reps of 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1…. Name that WOD…

The Benefits of Stretching, Foam Rolling and Mobility

Do you stretch enough? Do you foam roll and use self-myofacial release techniques? Do you feel that you have optimal range of movement or pain free movement?

Nutrition: What is the 80/20 rule?

This blog is not about marketing, this post is about something that was mentioned in our conversation. The 80/20 rule.

Marketing – Are you spending enough?

My advice to help build any fitness business is to create a business and a marketing plan. Decide first of all what your business objectives are and how are you going to build on this from your first month to the next, and then from the first year to the next and so on.

Training Method Example: Post-Exhaust Sets

This is an example of a Post Exhaust set method, targeting the Latissimus Dorsi predominantly. This method works by doing a compound exercise first, then super-setting straight into an isolated exercise on the same target muscle group. The Lat Pulldown works the Latissimus Dorsi and the Biceps, the Straight Arm Pulldown then isolates the Latissimus […]

PHA Training: Fitter, Stronger, Leaner

This type of workout is designed to increase fitness levels, muscle growth and to give a real big spike to your metabolic rate which means it is a great fat burning workout. 6 x Clean and Press 10 x Incline Dumbbell Press 10 x Squats 10 x Bent Over Rows 10 x Split Squats 300m […]

Whole Body Approach Workout – Feb 2017

Using compound, functional lifts and a mix of upper and lower muscle groups, this is a great workout that targets the whole body. 3 sets of: Hang Clean and Press x 6-8 Back Squats x 10 3 sets of: Front Squat x 6-8 Thruster x 6-8 Chin Ups x 6-8 Very limited rest in between […]

Students Performing Functional Lifts

On every Personal Trainer course we ensure that students start to learn the importance of compound and functional lifts such as Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans and more. Some students come onto our courses having done these lifts before, others have not. Either way, by the end of every course we ensure that all students have a […]

Have you helped clients achieve their New Years Resolutions?

We all read about, see and experience the gym rush that occurs every January. This is not a bad thing, as it can sometimes be portrayed. It is great that so many individuals sit down and reflect over the Christmas break and come up with the conclusion that they want to do something about their fitness, health and well-being.

What makes a successful Personal Trainer – Part One

We start our Personal Trainer course by teaching students Anatomy and Physiology. Understanding the fundamentals of each system of the human body is a must when it comes to delivering exercise to others. Unfortunately this knowledge is sometimes learnt and quickly forgotten.

Marketing strategies – How many of these are you using?

This blog is written by an owner of a company that has been established since 2003. I do not have the best knowledge of marketing, but I have learnt a lot along the way.

What is our Online Personal Trainer course all about?

For years we have delivered our Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course in a class environment. This is generally delivered for three days a week over a period of 6 weeks.

Performance Training Trailer

A little insight to our teaching and courses. Apply today for our upcoming courses in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy.

Sports Massage with Performance Training

Interested in getting qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist? Watch our short film to give you an insight to our Level 3 course.

Performance Training – Fitness Cross Training Challenge

Who is up for a fitness challenge? Complete the following workout (2 sets in total), timing yourself from the first rep to the finish of the second 400m sprint. Start: 6 x 50kg snatch 12 x 40kg clean and squat 18 x 24kg db swings 24 x wide grip pullups 30 x press ups 400m […]

Beach Workout – Training in the Outdoors Environment

This video gives a good demonstration of how to add variety to an outdoors fitness session. This one obviously designed for a group exercise session, but this can also be done with your Personal Training clients. Great for strength, fitness and conditioning.

Atlas Stones – Tyre Flips – Sledgehammers

Training outdoors with Strongman lifts are always good fun.

Baseline Measures – The Bleep Test

On our Level 3 Personal Trainer course, you will learn how to test your clients baseline measures, including fitness & strength tests, body composition, posture analysis and more.

Battle Ropes

Mat Williams of Edufit and Adam Leaver of APL Core Training utilising the BattleRopes on our PT course last year. Using BattleRopes around resistance training is great for conditioning. It increases muscular endurance, raises metabolic rate, targets your core and works on the functional ability of the body.

Crab Walk Fail

The ‘machine’ that is Stuart Maynard struggling in the outdoor training session, while Katie Cochran of KC Fitness makes it look easy.

How to make a tasty Green Smoothy

PTA tutor Ashley Hough shows how you can make s smoothy that is full of greens and not packed with fruit (sugars) can taste amazing.

What we should all eat

PTA tutor Ashley Hough explains why we should only be eating that what Mother Nature provides: Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds.

Food Prep

PTA tutor Ashley Hough shows an example of prepping food ahead of a busy week.


PTA tutor Ashley Hough explains the importance of the Squat as a functional exercise, includes the Anatomy of the Squat.

Strongman Circuit – 7/5/16

Day 12 of our last course showing our PTA students performing this great practical workshop.

CrossFit – Linda

A film showing PTA tutor Stuart Maynard performing this great CrossFit session.

Resistance Training Methods

A short film showing the range of resistance training methods for Personal Trainers to use and how they can be applied.

Cardiorespiratory System

A short film teaching a great way to revise and understand the structure of our cardiorespiratory system.

Energy Systems

A short film teaching the theory behind the bodies energy systems and how they apply to coaching exercise.

Foam Rolling – Myo-fascial Release

On our Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course, we have put a lot of effort into delivering  practical workshops that introduces a learner to not only different training methods but also other techniques that fitness professionals should have in their repertoire.

Reversibility – A Personal Account

All fitness professionals should have a good understanding of the Principles of Training: Overload, Adaption, Specificity, Progression and Regression, Rest and Recovery, Reversibility.
Each of these principles should be considered and used appropriately in individual training programmes.

Micronutrients: The Role of Vitamins and Minerals

The micronutrients of vitamins and minerals play a major role in our bodies. They are essential to all our bodily functions and are found in tiny amounts in the foods that we eat.

HIIT : “High Intensity Interval Training”

A method of training that I utilise for myself and for my clients on a weekly basis. Dependant on goal and capability, this method will suit most individuals with different goals, ranging from weight loss to increased fitness to improved athletic performance .

Globo-Gyms Vs Independent Gyms

Many individuals who qualify as a Fitness Professional are not always certain about where to go next or where to even base themselves as a Personal Trainer.

Training for a Marathon

With the London Marathon upon us this weekend, it has inspired me to write a quick article to highlight the hard work, training, and dedication that these competitors would have put in over the course of the last few months.

Training for Weight Loss… Do you follow these simple rules?

How many of these rules do you apply? In my experience, I have met too many individuals who try to lose weight but to no success. This is not because they do not try hard enough, it is simply because they apply the wrong principles.

How to Succeed as a Personal Trainer

A couple of questions that I am asked every time I have a meeting with a new candidate are “What are my options once I am qualified?” and “Can I be successful as a Personal Trainer?”.

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

The fitness industry has definitely become more diverse over the last decade. It is no longer just about joining a gym and being given a generic programme. These days you are offered Personal Trainers, Kettlebell Classes, Outdoor Boot Camps, CrossFit Centres, Strength and Conditioning Gyms and so much more. The common trend that all these offer, and rightly so, is functional training. Individuals are being offered so much more variety and given more of a chance to train like an athlete.

Why Choose Us To Qualify As A Personal Trainer

At Performance Training, our goal is to qualify you as a fitness professional with as much knowledge, confidence and motivation as possible to ensure that you make a success of your self within the fitness industry. We also have the perfect venue for you to build your business as soon as you are qualified.

Starting Up As A Personal Trainer

Performance Training has certified many competent and enthusiastic individuals who are excited about starting a career as a fitness professional. Not only do we teach the relevant tools and skills required to become an elite fitness professional, we also ensure that once your certificate has been awarded you will know ‘what to do next…’. We will also offer as much post course support as you require.