Fitness mad Josie, joined the college on the Level 2 Personal Training qualification.
After showing a passion and dedication to the course she progressed onto the Level 3 programme but wanted to start to help others realise their fitness goals. Thanks to Lifestyle Fitness being located on the College’s Balliol Road Campus, she didn’t have far to look.
After approaching Club Manager, Jake McKie, Josie was offered a trial period as a Fitness Advisor and soon showed that she had was it took to be offered the role full time at the hugely popular state-of-the-art fitness centre.
“I have always been in to keeping fit and looking after my own body, but I really wanted to help others realise their goals and feel better about themselves.”
“The course at Hugh Baird College was great for me. It was taught by people who are personal trainers themselves and who understand the ever-changing fitness market. I also benefitted from actually being taught in Lifestyle Fitness right here at the College. The gym is open to the public and gets really busy, so not only have I developed a knowledge of how to train customers, but I have also developed my customer services and communications skills.”
“I built up a good relationship with the team at the gym so I decided to enquire about working at the centre while pursuing my Level 3 qualification. I was delighted when they agreed, and I am really enjoying my first role with the company.”
The Personal Training courses at Hugh Baird College give students the opportunity to learn and improve their knowledge in the health and fitness industry, preparing them for a career as a Personal Trainer. The physical components and practical assessments involve both gym and outdoor based sessions and provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities that they will need for successful performance in the workplace.
Rachael Blunsum, Lifestyle Fitness Club Manager, said:
“Josie has been a credit to herself and has integrated really well into our team since starting with us. It’s clear to see that Josie has been taught to a very high standard with hands on practical experience being a large part of what she’s learned. It’s crucial to us that we have a strong relationship with Hugh Baird College students as they’re the future of our industry.”
Graham Peters, Hugh Baird College Curriculum Coordinator in Sport & Public Services, said:
“It is great to see Josie move on and take her first steps in the fitness industry and I would like to thank Lifestyle Fitness for recognising her potential and for working so well with the College’s curriculum teams. Clean living and wellness are areas of real growth in society so she can be sure she will be kept busy. Moving students on to the world of work is something that all courses at the College work tirelessly to do and this is just another fine example of this. We all wish Josie luck and we are delighted that she is continuing her studies with us on the Level 3 programme.”
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