Current Occupation: Personal Trainer & Swimming Instructor
What did you do after college?
I started working at Castle Green Hotel in Kendal as a Fitness Instructor, where I successfully completed a variety of courses enabling me to work towards becoming a Personal Trainer. I also trained as a Swimming Instructor and taught a lot of different classes including Boxercise, Aqua Aerobics, Circuits and others.
I am now working as a Self-Employed Swimming Teacher & Personal Trainer.
How did you get into your career?
After spending time using different gyms and realising how much of a rewarding career can be had in the fitness industry, I decided to apply for jobs in Leisure Clubs so I could gain some experience and begin my fitness career.
What were the best bits about your course?
The course covers a vast variety of subjects, which in turn increased my understanding of many different aspects of sport & fitness. The best part of the course for me was the amount of practical work it incurred. This was so important as it helped me to gain appropriate knowledge and skills to confidently coach large groups of people. These skills helped me to progress in my career after college.
I was part of the Development Football team which was really enjoyable; being able to train every day and receive fantastic training sessions from experienced coaches really helped me to improve both my fitness and footballing skills.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
I chose LMC because I wanted to focus totally on a Sports course as I knew this is was the career I wanted to pursue. After looking around the college and seeing what the course had to offer, I knew it was going to be right for me.
How did LMC help you get where you are today?
The knowledge and experience I reaped from all the different subjects helped me gain important skills that I have been able to use to progress in my career.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the same course?
The course covers many subjects associated with sport and fitness, which helps to give more of an idea which part of the industry you may wish to work in. You will also get the chance to meet new people who share the same interest which helps make your time at the college more enjoyable.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
There was always a friendly atmosphere around the sports centre, everyone got on well including students and staff. The college organised some fantastic trips including a stay at Club La Santa in Lanzarote, I went twice and it was a brilliant experience both times. It allowed me to meet people from different courses.
Going to college was the best decision I made, the whole experience was great and it has helped me get to where I am today.
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