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Kirsty Skinner – Personal Training Tutor in Bristol

I started in the fitness industry almost 8 years ago after finishing a National Diploma in Sport. Being a keen football player and experiencing a serious injury I decided that I wanted to help others, so I completed my personal training and sports massage diploma.

My first position in the industry was working for Fitness First. I started off as a fitness consultant before moving on to personal training and gym management at other clubs.

I decided that I wanted to become a tutor as I wanted a new challenge and the opportunity to share my experiences in personal training by helping others achieve their dreams in becoming professionals in the fitness industry. I have now worked as a tutor for The Training Room for just over a year and thoroughly enjoy working with my students and helping them begin their careers.

During my time at The Training Room I have also continued to work as a personal trainer myself at Pure Health and Fitness, a local personal training studio where I personal train and also deliver sports massage. I currently do around 10 sessions a week at the studio. The flexibility of personal training has enabled me to work full time and fit in my social and family life, the possibilities are endless. I have also continued playing sport even though I had to retire from football after playing for 15 years due to suffering a serious knee injury. I have now joined a hockey team, luckily hockey is something that I’m able to do despite the injury. I didn’t realise how much I had missed the team aspects and competition that a team event offers.