Instructor Training Courses

In conjunction with the Park Sports Centre, Bristol we offer CYQ (Central YMCA qualifications). If you are just starting your journey as a fitness professional or you are looking to move onwards to become a personal trainer, we have nationally and internationally recognised courses that will help you get to where you need to be.

Les has been tutoring and assessing these qualifications since 2001 and has a team of super Associates, all with heaps of experience and knowledge to help deliver the highest quality learning.

Our courses are spread over a term or two terms so you have enough time to thoroughly assimilate all of the learning, we will not just get you through your exams but ensure you are armed with all the skills and knowledge that you need to be successful in a very competitive industry.

During the courses at the Park Centre you will have free usage of the fitness suite, and can book additional support from the trainers who work at the gym, some of whom have done their training with us.

We do not believe in getting you qualified quickly, we believe in getting you qualified, experienced and "knowledged-up" to face the world!

"Les has a friendly and enthusiastic teaching style that is clearly motivational. Students were keen to join in discussion and share their experiences... this session showed that learning can be a fun experience!"
- June Jenkins, External Verifier, Central YMCA Training

"My L2 learning experience was amazing. I learnt a lot and loved every minute of it ...... it's unbelievable how much you need to know to become a fitness instructor but well worth it ...... having a fantastic teacher helped loads!"
- Amanda Coombs, Level 2 Gym learner.

"The L2 was a fantastic course not only for content and the mix between theory and practical but also how both Les and Holly brought the best out of us as a group and individually. It was a good mix of people and experience and the group moved at a pace that suited all. Both tutors were encouraging and always on hand to answer any questions and to help and support. I would recommend anyone interested in following a career in fitness to do this course first, brilliant and thank you!!"
- Julie Williams, Level 2 Gym learner