2013 Competition Winners
We are delighted to be partnering with CYQ at this year’s Fitness Trainer of the Year Competition, which will be taking place at St. George’s Park on the 1 May 2014. The competition winners will be recognised and rewarded through receiving a REPs membership, insurance and a goody bag.
The CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition is a skills competition for students of the fitness industry. Delivered in collaboration with British Colleges Sport (BCS), the competition celebrates the excellence of fitness instructors and personal trainers educated within further education colleges across the UK.
All finalists involved will be competing to become the UK's top fitness trainers in the following categories:
- Level 2 Gym Instructor
- Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
Here’s what our Head of Membership Greg Small had to say about the competition:
“We are delighted to be supporting these young, up and coming professionals in their careers. By recognising these professionals, we are offering them the best start to their careers as they look to enhance the health and fitness of the nation. This competition is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring professionals to make their mark in the industry and we’d like to take this moment to wish everyone involved the very best of luck.”
Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym
|Liam Swan||College of West Anglia|
|Hannah Palk||Brockenhurst College|
|Amy Davis||Cornwall College (St. Austell)|
|Chris Wood||Darlington College|
|Gareth Jones||West Cheshire College|
|Kathyrn Ingles||Warwickshire College|
|Jake Rock||Grimsby College|
|Stephen Donnelly||South West College, NI|
Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music
|Jack Colbourne||Brockenhurst College|
|Deborah Terry||Truro and Penwith College|
|Ross Jarvis||Warwickshire College|
Level 3 Personal Trainer
|Philip Lant||College of West Anglia|
|Callum Green||South Downs College|
|Holly Walsh||Cornwall College (St. Austell)|
|Ross Pickersgill||Redcar and Cleveland College|
|Alex Bruce||North Warks & Hinckley College|
So what will the judges be looking for?
All finalists have already successfully completed an online test and personal statement. The personal statements’ score will be added to the marks achieved at the finals.
Each competition requires the competitors to gather information about their client/s, within an agreed time frame and instruct their session to published criteria. The Level 3 Personal Trainer also requires a progressive plan to be written within timed conditions.
The judges will be observing, amongst many things, the ability of the competitor to relate to their client/s, and the quality of the competitor’s instructional and motivational skills. Plus, they will be judged on their ability to work in a pressurised, time sensitive and professional environment whilst maintaining excellent levels of customer care.
From all at REPs, we’d like to wish everyone taking part the very best of luck.