The Gym Group launches Personal Training Academy

Low-cost health club operator, The Gym Group, has announced the launch of its own training academy, in partnership with Lifetime Training – one of the UK’s top fitness training providers.

The Gym Personal Training Academy, powered by Lifetime Training, will strive to set the standard for training and career pathways for people seeking a career as a Personal Trainer in the UK.

The partnership expects to attract 350 quality candidates per year for vacancies, and applications are now open. The Academy will prepare candidates for a career operating a Personal Training business in The Gym Group by integrating its own bespoke content within the course.

Participants will receive a Level 3 Diploma upon completion, and will be encouraged to apply to operate their Personal Training business with The Gym Group to make the most of The Gym’s 12 month CPD offering. They will also receive a guaranteed interview with The Gym, end-to-end support from training to self-employment, and a year’s free gym membership.

Jacqueline Regan, People Director at The Gym Group, said: “With our new training Academy, we are very proud of what we can offer both potential and existing personal trainers within the industry. Our aim is that it will not only support Personal Trainers to operate their own business, but also provide the consistency of personal training that our members tell us they are looking for.

“We also offer participants in the Academy some fantastic personal development through our 12 month CPD offering, which is underpinned by four key themes: building a better business, nutrition, strength and conditioning, training for the general population. So we hope all of this will have a positive effect for both Personal Trainer’s and members.”

The Gym Personal Training Academy curriculum has been designed in partnership with Lifetime Training to prepare learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become a successful Personal Trainer with The Gym. Focusing on the culture of The Gym, it has a strong orientation to member engagement and service and includes practical learning on the gym floor and mandatory work experience.

Sean Cosgrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Lifetime Training commented: “Educating ‘career ready’ learners is a passion for Lifetime, and partnerships such as this are the perfect way to combine the expertise of a training provider with the real life experience of an operator. We’ve been working on this project for close to 12 months, so it’s fantastic to see it come to life to support learners become qualified and start their careers with The Gym. This type of partnership can only benefit the industry as a whole by creating better educated fitness professionals.”

The Gym Personal Training Academy, powered by Lifetime Training, is now open and will be located in London, Manchester and Birmingham, with more locations being added later in 2018. For more information and to apply visit

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