The conclusion of the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition took place at the Skills Show Birmingham this November.
The competition was split into two categories and pitted the best newly-qualified Gym Instructors against each other and the Active IQ sponsored category saw Personal Trainers compete against each other in a series of live tasks over the course of two days.
The tasks were judged by industry professionals, looking for not only excellent technical knowledge but also exceptional communication skills and flexibility in their approach.
Loughborough College student Terri Musson won the Personal Trainer category – sponsored by Active IQ – while Coleg Gwent’s Miyazim Ibryamov won silver, and last year’s Gym Instructor winner Jack Burbank, who studied at Loughborough College, claimed the bronze.
Active IQ’s Personal Trainer winner, Terri Musson, said:“I had an amazing experience during this whole competition. It’s been tough and tiring and I was up against some amazing personal trainers from around the country and it has been a privilege to work alongside them.”
Marcus Kingwell, Managing Director of AoC Sport, said:“We are delighted we have been able to showcase the best emerging talent from the FE sector on the national stage at the Skills Show. With the help of our competition sponsors and our industry partners we have been able to deliver a truly quality event. The future is bright both for the competition and the competitors.”
More than 90,000 visitors passed through the NEC over the course of the three days, and also had the chance to watch students from the Royal National College for the Blind demonstrate inclusive fitness training sessions on Saturday, alongside sensational demonstrations from Beachbody Live UK.
The WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2017 launches on Wednesday 23 November, with more information on the AoC Sport website.