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:

Name Institution Competition
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.