About us > FAQs

Why do I need to complete a telephone interview?

We are the only Personal Training company in the UK that selects before training. This means that from day 1 you can be sure that you have what it takes to be successful and also possess the skills and attributes the major corporate employers are looking for.

What qualifications do you offer?

We insist that all students complete the following qualifications which place them as a Personal Trainer on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at Level 3:

Level 2 Component

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Fitness

Level 3 Component: The Training Room Advanced Personal Training Diploma

  • Active IQ Level 3 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • Active IQ Health & Fitness Appraisal
  • Active IQ Plan, Marketing and Selling PT Services
  • Active IQ Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Active IQ Principles and Practices of Personal Training

Specialist Component

  • The Training Room Certificate in Studio Cycling (Spinning)
  • The Training Room Certificate in Circuit Training
  • The Training Room Certificate in Sports Nutrition
  • The Training Room Certificate in Gym Based Boxing

This mix of qualifications means that you can apply for virtually any role within the industry within the UK and abroad. This mix also ensures maximum earning potential while you are building your client base.

What if I already have some qualifications?

If you already have some qualifications you won’t need to re-sit the exams and we can remove the exam fees from the course price. However, we ask that all students go though out entire programme as this will ensure you are of the level that our corporate partners are looking for when you graduate.

Having additional qualifications will always help too as it will give you an extra edge when you are looking for work.

Will you provide me with career support?

We are committed to helping all Training Room graduates find their first role in the industry. We will also provide ongoing assistance throughout your career.

We can help to arrange interviews with our big name partners, including:

  • Virgin Active
  • David Lloyd
  • Esporta
  • LA Fitness
  • PureGym
  • Fitness First
  • Mark Warner Holidays (overseas placement)

We won’t stop supporting you until you are settled and successful.

Where does the training take place?

We have dedicated state-of-the-art Academies across the UK; please see our Academy Life section for further details.

What is the cost of the training?

Our prices vary according to your requirements and will be discussed with you on successful completion of an interview.

How long are your personal training courses?

Our full programme involves 6 weeks intensive training. We operate 0900 to 1630 five days a week with personal fitness training and assignments scheduled around these core hours.

Our intensive personal training course offers you the most efficient way to gain all the qualifications and experience you need to become a successful personal trainer.

In addition to our full time programme we also offer a part time course which runs on 7 weekends over 6 months and an e-learning course which allows you to study from home.

When do the personal training courses start?

Our personal training courses run regularly throughout the year across the UK.

What happens if I struggle with a particular module?

That’s no problem. We understand that each and every one of our students is different and that the amount of training needed will vary from person to person. That’s why, provided you show a level of commitment, you can attend as much training on as many courses as you need until you qualify. And all at no extra charge.

How many times can I re-sit an exam?

The simple answer is that you can re-sit your exams as many times as you need to in order to pass within 3 years.

How much does it cost to re-sit an exam?

It is completely free of charge. In fact, we are the UK’s only personal training company to offer unlimited practical and theory re-sits¬†within 3 years, free of charge.