WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition finalists named after national semi-finals
21 students from across the UK competed at Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre yesterday, in a bid to become one of the 14 WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition finalists for 2016.
12 Gym Instructors and nine Personal Trainers competed and all demonstrated their skills, knowledge and professionalism throughout the day, before they were whittled down to the final eight Gym Instructors and six Personal Trainers.
The finalists in both the Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer categories will be showing off their skills in front of 100,000 people, when they compete in the final at the Skills Show being held at the NEC, Birmingham in November.
They will now all be formally invited to compete, following external quality assurance. The competitors who have been provisionally invited are:
|Ai Lin Leow||Loughborough College||Gym Instructor|
|Ben Flower||Exeter College||Gym Instructor|
|Callum Harker||Thomas Rotherham College||Gym Instructor|
|Grant Morris||Hartpury College||Personal Trainer|
|Jack Burbank||Loughborough College||Personal Trainer|
|Jordan Patchett||Belfast Metropolitan College||Personal Trainer|
|Kaja Choma||Belfast Metropolitan College||Gym Instructor|
|Mark Nyika||Exter College||Gym Instructor|
|Megan Goodlad||South Tyneside College||Gym Instructor|
|Miyazim Ibryamov||Coleg Gwent||Personal Trainer|
|Rosie Rotherham||Truro and Penwith College||Gym Instructor|
|Samantha Laird||City of Glasgow College||Gym Instructor|
|Terri Musson||Loughborough College||Personal Trainer|
|Thomas Gallivan||Coleg Gwent||Personal Trainer|
Kaja Choma took the highest score in the Gym Instructor competition, sponsored by YMCA Awards, and Miyazim Ibryamov took the highest score in the Personal Trainer competition, sponsored by Active IQ.
The judges also awarded a special mention award which they are able to do if any competitor(s) demonstrated particular talent/innovation which couldn’t be recognised in the regular competition marking. This was awarded in the Personal Trainer competition to Thomas Gallivan from Coleg Gwent for his technical skills and anatomical knowledge demonstrated.
AoC Sport and the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition team would like to congratulate all competitors for their performance, and thank their clients, staff and parents who came along with them, alongside our incredible team of judges who gave up their time to travel across the country and support the competition.
Top: Kaja Choma received the highest score in the Gym Instructor competition, receiving her award here from Martin Petch, YMCA Awards.
Second: Miyazim Ibryamov took the highest score in the Personal Trainer competition, awarded here by Laura Sheasby Active IQ.