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Here you can find lots of help and advice about becoming a personal trainer

Do you need a first aid qualification to be a Personal Trainer?

It’s popular amongst fitness professionals to enquire whether they need a first aid qualification to work in a gym. So, we’ve decided we’d make it easier for you by writing a blog on the pros and cons of this qualification!

So, essentially you don’t need a first aid qualification to work within a gym environment. However, by law, every fitness facility has to have a minimum of one first aid trained individuals on site at all times. So, with this is mind becoming first aid trainer could significantly improve your employment prospects. Read More

How to complete a Group Induction

Group inductions are a time-efficient way of inducting a group of newcomers into a gym facility and introducing them to the gym equipment.

Group inductions can be an extremely challenging for the Personal Trainer / Gym Instructor to complete and manage. The main disadvantage being that there is less personal client attention than working with clients on a 1-1 basis. Read More

What is the Advanced Learner Loan and are you eligible?

The advanced learner loan gives individuals access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that which is available for University students administered by Student Finance England.

The advanced learner loan is in place to help adults continue their learning with approved education and skills agencies throughout the UK. The loan essentially covers the cost of the selected course allowing you to learn, and not pay a single penny back until you’re earning over £25,000 a year! Read More

BodyPower Experience 2019!

It’s almost that time again for the world’s largest fitness expo in Birmingham, BodyPower 2019!

This year BodyPower has undergone significant innovation and creative design as the whole layout has been altered. Nick Orton the CEO of Bodypower is now referring to the event as an ‘experience’ rather than expo as he believes these changes, will create memories to last a lifetime.  For the first time in Bodypower’s history they have also set up an area focusing on health, where you can talk to professionals and ask them an unlimited amount of health questions. This area has been set up to focus on diabetes, physio tests, sexual health and importantly mental health. Read More

Business Skills – Your Own Brand

Have a look around your environment right now, what can you see? Nike Training Shoes? An Adidas shirt? Apple Iphone? Lucozade Sports drink? Branding is an identifiable sign of any tangible object, generally made up of the name, design, style, pattern, colours and symbols which distinguish it from its competitors.

Branding is an essential part of any product or business as it gives a recognisable feature, branding can benefit the business in multiple ways;

-Signposts your product/service – The fitness industry is packed with brands, you need to signpost your product and briefly show how its better than your competitors Read More

Our Gym Partners

We are proud to be working with some of the biggest gyms in the UK. We have been able to build up a great list of gyms to help our newly qualified personal trainers get the best start possible in the fitness industry!

We now have 6 different gyms that we work with closely to give our learners plenty of choice when deciding what to do when starting their journey as a fitness professional. Each gym has state of the art equipment, offers flexible packages for its personal trainers & allows for you to grow your own business in a big commercial gym. Read More

Courses Coming in 2019!

We are proud to announce some new courses coming in 2019! We aim to provide the best quality and the most relevant courses available!

– Level 4 sports massage

– Level 4 physical activity and weight management for obese & diabetic clients

– Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work

– Level 3 award in business skills Read More

CPD Courses

At Velocity PT Academy we a firm believers that advancing your knowledge & always learning is a key part of being a successful health professional. Because of this ethos we are regularly learning ourselves & continue to offer additional courses in the way of CPDs.

What is a CPD? CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It’s a record of what you experience, learn and then apply. From this it allows you to learn in more specific areas, some of which may be more relevant to your career & goals. Read More

New Manchester Training Location For PT courses

Velocity PT Academy are proud to announce a brand new training location in the heart of Manchester!

Over the past 4 years Velocity has grown from strength to strength & we aim to be the number 1 fitness training provider in the UK. In working towards this goal, we will be opening a second training location. Our head office and main training centre is based in Leeds which is where we have built Velocity. Now in 2019 we are ready to open our second training site! Read More

Why Choose Us?

Velocity PT Academy is an exclusive private training provider that has been set up by industry-experienced professionals to educate and inspire people to unlock their potential.

Velocity PT Academy has a vision to change the perception of personal training courses in the industry. We believe that in order to become a fully qualified fitness professional you need your learning experience to suit you as an individual, that’s why we have our 2 main study options of our part-time and online courses. But why choose us? Read More