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About Us

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PT Academy started with humble beginnings in 2008 with the aim of making an impact to the industry. For far too long people wanting to become personal trainers were put on 6 week conveyor belt courses, charged an arm and a leg, handed a T shirt when they passed and with a pat on the back sent to personal train in big clubs. Most failed - little wonder why. Their training providers did little to support them or indeed change their ways. Then...

Our core team had a vision of what would benefit the industry and the next generation of trainers. We set off by head hunting successful personal trainers we knew of or had worked with. We trained these trainers to teach and assess and these were the ideal team to mentor new trainers to success. Excellent trainers that not only knew how to train, but that could also build businesses. 

Specialising exclusively in fitness and personal training courses, PT Academy is now the fastest growing fitness education company in the UK. Following phenomenal growth, PT Academy has the largest coverage in the UK with the highest number of assessment centres.

All of the qualifications we offer are regulated by OFQUAL - the UKs regulatory body for qualifications. In turn, all the qualifictions we offer are recognised by the Register of Fitness Professionals, REPS, CIMSPA and every health club operator. The qualifications are also recognised internationally.

All of our delivery team, either internal head office support or external mentors are the best in the industry. All are experienced and successful personal trainers. All will either have been head hunted by our core team or will have had to demonstrate a very successful track record as a personal trainer.

Partnerships As of September 2016, PT Academy has an exclusive partnership with Pure Gym. Pure Gym currently operates 190 sites and has more than 900,000 members. The company strengthened its lead as the largest UK gym operator by sites and members last year. The corporate partnership will see Pure Gym open up its 170 sites across the UK in order to train new personal trainers and fitness instructors.

PT Academy also has partnerships with British Weight Lifting and USN - a leading international supplement brand.

Academies are nationwide including Aberdeen, Albourne, Barnsley, Belfast, Birmingham, Buxton, Bournemouth, Bristol, Bridgwater, Brentwood, Cardiff, Cambridge, Chester, Colchester, Croydon, Dudley, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Guildford, Hertfordshire, Hope Valley, Ipswich, Kent, Kilmarnock, Kingston Upon Thames, Leeds, Lincoln, Liverpool, London Central, London North, London East, London South, London West, Luton, Macclesfield, Manchester, Matlock, Middlesbrough, Minehead, Nottingham, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Norwich, Oxford, Paisley, Pontcanna, Preston, Putney, Romford, Sheffield, Southampton, Southend on Sea, Slough, Stoke on Trent, Suffolk, Telford, Twickenham, Woking, Wrexham and many more. Fantastic venues to undertake your training programme where you’ll gain essential experience at one of the UK’s leading health clubs. We can also arrange assessments for our distant learning students in centres nationwide.

PT Academy is the first company in the UK to offer one 2 one learning with our unique flexi learning study method.

PT Academy are the only company in the UK to offer a price beat guarantee, 0% interest on any payment plans and NO credit check. Our learners receive unlimited free re-sits if needed and we can also guarantee  an interview with leading health clubs once you’ve qualified.

Courses can be delivered through face to face and distant learning styles. We also offer e-learning platforms allowing students to access the webinars and video lectures. All courses have been developed to enhance your future career, whether as a Personal Trainer, gym instructor, or for your continuing professional development (CPD).

Upon successful completion of our personal training courses we can guarantee you an interview at selected high earning health clubs. We will also assist you in the CV and interview process preparation.

Price match guarantee. We are the only UK training provider that offers not only a price match but also a guarantee that we will beat any genuine price quoted by 10%. We also offer you affordable and flexible payment options. With the personal trainer academy, there are no hidden extras, no admin fees and no interest charges on our payment plans.

Course Cost. The Personal Trainer Academy is the most competitive priced course provider in the UK. We often get asked why the same courses we offer are more affordable than every other training provider, and our answer is simple - we priced our courses to ensure you get an affordable course delivered by high quality tutors whilst stripping out costs such as admin fees, resit fees, interest and small print charges and in the process receive exactly the same course and certificate as you would from other training providers but for a much more affordable price!

Examination Re-sits. We are the UK's first training provider that offers you unlimited re-sits free of charge for life.


If you would like to find out how we could help you launch your career in health and fitness, call one of our career advisor's today, free on 0121 366 0292 or 0844 544 2484 (local rate). You can also send an email to info@ptacademy.com.