Our training does not end at course completion, far from it, but finishes when you are confident to build your business successfully developing your own unique personal brand which attracts more and more clients.
— Haydn Parry, Director Service Leadership

Welcome to our Flagship Programme

The High Performance Trainer Programme brings you a perfectly crafted combination of Personal Training, Functional Biomechanics, Injury Management and Sports Massage Therapy. You will have few peers when you possess the best hands on skills the industry has to offer, combined with a sharp business sense to create the career you dream of.

If you want to be able to offer your clients the complete end-to-end exercise and injury management service, you need look no further than the High Performance Trainer Programme. Learn how to offer clients the most fun, engaging and effective exercise experience, whilst managing the inevitable musculoskeletal wear and tear that comes from exercising hard.

You will have few peers when you possess the best
hands on skills the industry has to offer

The High Performance Trainer Programme has as its foundation our brand new, rewritten L2 Gym Instructor and L3 Personal Trainer courses as well as our industry-changing Service Leadership programme, that is already transforming the way Personal Trainers run their businesses in major health club chains and parks across the UK. It will bring you an informed perspective on how to market and build a sustainable business with happy, fulfilled clients.

You will be able to address new customer markets which other trainers have to pass by because they don’t have the requisite skills and qualifications. Your unique combination of disciplines will give you the opportunity to earn the respect of other healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors so that you can generate strong referral networks. As you grow your influence, you will be able to plan pathways into sport and other athletic events.

 Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer

 HPT5 Specialist Programme

HPT5 Specialist Programme

 Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

You do not need any previous qualifications, though experience in the gym will help you considerably. 

How will I be taught?

The emphasis will be on practical learning and and hands on experience with real clients to ensure that you become the best possible Personal Trainer, Biomechanics Specialist and Sports Massage Therapist. This will entail a mixture of workshops in the classroom to develop your underpinning knowledge, with plenty of sessions allocated to the gym and massage couches for practical skills development. All this delivered by someone who has seen experience in the industry so that they genuinely know the challenges that you will face and how to overcome them.

The core text and apps for the course come included in the price. You will have pre-course reading to prepare you for the course and will be expected to study outside the classroom to complete assignments and additional reading.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the course and will receive ongoing feedback to update you on your progress. The assessments will comprise worksheets, theory papers and practicals in the gym. We will also film you working with clients and play video back to you for learning purposes.

What qualifications will I get?

If successful, you will achieve the following recognised qualifications:

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction

Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage

HPT5 Specialist Programme (incl. Body Mapping, Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management)

What can the course lead to?

Successful completion of the High Performance Trainer Programme can open the door to a wide diversity of health, fitness and rehabilitation careers. Opportunities exist at major health club chains or as an independent Personal Trainer working outdoors in parks. You might progress as a Sports Massage Therapist working in multidisciplinary clinics or with HPT5 partners such as Urban Massage. Combining all your skills, you might want to work with other healthcare providers such as Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. The choice is yours.

Further information

The High Performance Trainer Programme sets itself apart by ensuring that you learn how to build your Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy business from the moment you begin to study with us. This means understanding exactly what your unique service offering will look like when you enter the fitness and healthcare industries. You will be practicing and presenting back to the group the ways in which you will connect with and win new clients and build a solid client base.

We create a learning experience where you grow your skills by doing. Theoretical knowledge will be important, but being able to deliver superior levels of service to your clients will be paramount. That means learning how to interact confidently with people, understand what they need from you and provide them with great programming, motivation and support to achieve their life goals.

*Superior knowledge of musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory anatomy and physiology

*Advanced sports massage techniques to provide rehabilitation for your clients

*Pre and post event massage skills to work with runners, triathletes, rowers and other sports people

*Hands on neuromuscular techniques to provide release for clients with muscular tension

*Finely honed hands on skills to be able to pinpoint 200 musculoskeletal landmarks on a real client

*Complex functional biomechanics and orthopaedic client assessment and screening techniques

*The complete range of exercise programming skills – for any client, in any environment

*Top level injury management strategies and rehabilitation skills

*Coaching and leading the industry as a specialist to your clients and colleagues

*Understanding the psychology and behavior of clients to allow you to engage at a deeper level

*Winning trust and belief to make yourself indispensable to your clients

*Marketing and growing a sustainable business which allows you to develop a thriving career

Coaching your client with the kind of skill that catches peoples attention is what we aim for. We teach you to become indispensable. You will learn how to construct creative programmes, using body weight or equipment so that your client is both captivated by your innovation and also achieves more than they ever imagined possible.

You will see that the combination of Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy means that you will be able to look after your clients performance and manage their injuries if they do happen. It is the ultimate end to end service package which will find you being the trainer of choice for the discerning client. When you are HPT5 trained, why would clients go anywhere else?