A video testimonial from Claire – A personal trainer

Words from Tom Johnson – Exeter Chiefs & England Rugby Player

I have recently completed Performance Training Academy’s level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma and I cannot rate the whole process highly enough!

Oliver qualified as a Personal Trainer in February 2014. As soon as he was qualified he set up his company ‘Element6’. After only a few short months in the industry he has already established himself and has many great ventures on the horizon.

Performance Training Academy came very highly recommended to me. Ashley the course tutor was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and made it very clear and easy to understand. He also made the course fun which worked well for me.

I loved every minute of the course I found the majority of the content easy to learn and any areas that I was unsure of Ash was always available to help. I can highly recommend Ash as a teacher and PTA as an excellent environment to learn in and will continue to enrol in courses there throughout my fitness career

Ash is always available for guidance and to answer questions. When you have a gap there are practicals at the gym to compliment the online course. You have to attend the practical dates before the practical assessment and it is totally worth it as Ash is there personally and imparts years worth of experience and tips to improve your overall knowledge.

I really enjoyed the course, it was perfect for me and the part time aspect worked really well, juggling a full time job it enabled me to learn in my own time with less pressure. My tutor was very thorough and was there to help with anything that I was unsure about. The theory side was really interesting and the practical was great fun.

The course was such an amazing learning curve. It was fantastic to be surrounded by like-minded people in an engaging, relaxed and fun environment. Support is given every step of the way and nothing is too much trouble for the tutors. They are extremely knowledgeable, encouraging, enthusiastic and are happy to help in every way possible.

The course was interesting and I learnt a lot.  My tutor has the style of teaching that I could relate to and nothing was too much trouble.  I never felt stupid when I went to him with a question and he always made sure he made time to discuss things on a 1-2-1 basis if you needed a little extra help.

I learnt so much from the course by increasing my knowledge on nutrition and opened my mind to so many different training approaches which i even use on myself for my own personal sessions. Since the course i’ve started my own business called ‘Complete Fitness’ and things have picked up a lot faster than expected.

The course itself was intense and engaging, every day throughout the course we partook in a mix of box theory and practical work usually consisting of the morning (9:00 – 12:00) an hour lunch break and  then a quick refresh of what we had learnt that morning followed the afternoon of practical (13:00 – 16:00)

Performance Training Academy was recommended to me by my old tutor and they have not disappointed. Great location! Amazing part of the country! Great environment! Great tutors! Great mentoring! And all at a great price. I would keep recommending PTA to anyone looking to further their knowledge. 

The course was great fun, I learnt a lot and throughly enjoyed it. 

The tutors were helpful and answered any question that came their way. The mix of theory and practical made the course interesting and clarified why we do certain things in massage.

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.

Extremely detailed course delivered in a great environment, with thanks to Ash and Performance Training Academy I am now working in my dream career.

My initial perception of the professionalism of Performance Training Academy was further enforced throughout the duration of the course. Any questions or uncertainties I had were quickly resolved. In addition, the support once I had qualified has been incredibly valuable. 

The course itself was challenging but the way it was spread over consecutive weekends allowed plenty of time to cover, re-cover and practice before moving on to the next steps! My tutors were incredibly supportive throughout, responding to all my late night questions and random thoughts without laughing at me too much. 

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.

The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.

I can honestly say that this course gave me the confidence and knowledge to pursue my passion for fitness. Ash is an amazing tutor, who passes on years of knowledge and experience, always keeping the course fun. I’m now personal training full time at the Cranford Sports Club gaining experience and I’m in the process of starting my own business with my own facility for training clients.

The course was a fantastic experience and delivered in a very professional and easily digestible fashion. I am not great in exam conditions, however, both practical and theory exams were undertaken in a very stress-free environment. The tutors are amazing and give you around the clock advice and help whilst on the course.

The course offered by Performance Training Academy was perfect. Short and intense, but never rushed. My tutor is an awesome teacher; knowledgeable, fun and incredibly flexible in offering his time and expertise as and when you need them. Plus, I got to meet a great bunch like-minded people on the course who I’m still in regular contact with.

Performance Training Academy had been recommended to me and after meeting with Ash it was an easy decision – he was able to offer everything I needed (due to a demanding full-time job I needed some flexibility in the delivery of the course) at a very competitive price. This is not a course that is designed to simply churn out Personal Trainers – it is designed to put more informed Coaches into the industry.

The course was run extremely well, the content and its delivery I cannot fault. Everyone in the room was of different abilities yet the lessons and practicals were always really well balanced and fun! I really enjoyed the anatomy and physiology lessons, and the strength and conditioning type practicals. My tutor Ash and the whole group were fantastic and made me feel really confident as I progressed through the course.