Students Raise the Bar at WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition Heats

Last month saw 40 students from 20 institutions across the UK compete across three live heat events to show off their skills and be judged by our team of industry experts, looking for the top eight aspiring personal trainers to join us at the 2017 finals.

The WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition, supported by Active IQ and managed by AoC Sport, tests aspiring fitness professionals’ knowledge and skills against industry-designed criteria, encouraging and enabling students to demonstrate excellence in vocational skills

Competitors were required to train a regular client in a 45-minute session, utilising a private training space and commercial gym whilst other users were also training, judged by a professional judging team, led by Karen Stanton.

The team of judges is built up from across the industry of private training providers, FE colleges, awarding organisations and private leisure facilities.

The top eight competitors from across the three heats will be invited to compete in November in the UK Finals which are being held as part of the Skills Show 2017 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. The Skills Show is the nation’s largest careers and skills event and is anticipated to draw 100,000 young people and their families to take part in have-a-go activities, learn about careers and vocational training and see the UK Finals of 50+ competitions.

Competition Manager, Christopher Pitts said: “This competition is an amazing platform for the competitors to take part, to showcase their skills and talent and really build their skillset ready to join the fitness industry. I was so impressed by the standard of competitors which improves year on year and I can’t wait to see how the finalists perform in the finals.”

AoC Sport will be able to announce the top eight competitors in mid-August after the full moderation and quality assurance process has been able to take place.