personal trainer courses

Follow your passion for fitness and become a qualified personal trainer.

Develop your skills, expand your knowledge and discover how you can inspire clients, push them to achieve their goals, and change lives for good.

what the experts say

  • James Crossley (Hunter from Gladiators) "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal trainer courses are the best in the industry."
  • Antonia Johnston (Co-Founder of YogaFit Retreats) "I did my ETM and yoga teacher training with HFE and thoroughly enjoyed both... I highly recommend them."
  • Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw
    Holly Bradshaw (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter) "HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."
  • International instructor Kardy Laguda
    Kardy Laguda (International Fitness Presenter) "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."
  • Laura Massaro British squash player and HFE yoga student
    Laura Massaro (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016) "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

student reviews
out of 5 from 412 reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Gym Instructors Level 2 – Village Hotel, Ashton

    The course was run very prefessionally with 2 extremely helpful and knowledgable tutors. Everything was structured and nothing felt rushed. The attendees on the course had all different levels of experience in fitness industry, yet the course could accommodate all.

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Level 2 Gym Inst Course

    The training staff were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful during the training weekends. The support from the telephone support tutor was also top rate at all times and was definitely needed at times to clear up some of the smaller details of the training.

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unlimited support as standard

Our expert tutors are here to support you at every stage of your fitness journey, whether that's before, during or after your course. We tailor everything to your individual needs and support is unlimited. No caveats or compromises.

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We are HFE, the UK’s most popular provider of fitness courses and qualifications. Our continuing aim is to raise standards in the industry and empower our students and graduates to go out into the world and make a lasting difference. We firmly believe that a qualification is just the start and we equip our students and graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to do more, achieve more and become more.

Our range of courses and qualifications are the most diverse in the active leisure sector and range from personal training, exercise to music, yoga, Pilates, sports massage, special populations and exercise specialist. We utilise the blended learning model for our courses which combines a period of home study and practical attendance and assessment. As we always say, home study doesn’t equal lone study. Throughout your course, you’ll have a dedicated support tutor to guide you, advise you and answer any questions.

The support team have decades of experience between them so you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands. In a typical month, support tutors spend over 250 hours on the phone and deal with over 1,000 calls. Combined with unlimited student support are our bespoke learning resources that have seen us recognised by industry body ukactive with a Best Use of Technology Award. Typically, each course gives students access to bespoke, content-rich manuals; e-learning; lesson plans; audiobooks; in-depth video lectures; and our innovative iOS and Google Play app.

The resources we offer aren’t just limited to a particular course or qualification. Our award-winning blog is frequently updated with career advice, workout inspiration, studies of industry trends and monthly interviews with fitness influencers, celebrities and professional sports people.

In our efforts to continually offer more, we’ve also partnered with a range of companies and brands who we believe share our core philosophies. These include industry-leaders FitPro, fitness equipment providers MAD Group, leading personal trainer management company Your Personal Training and more.

We want to give as many people as possible the chance to follow their passion and become more qualified fitness professionals. As such, we have venues nationwide including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, York and Bath. We maintain a very close relationship with some of the UK’s most well-known gyms and health club chains include The Marriott, The Village, Bannatyne’s, David Lloyd, Nuffield Health and Places for People.

Enrolling on to a course couldn’t be simpler and no matter what stage of your fitness career you’re at, we offer students the chance to excel and fulfil their potential. Because our fitness courses go far and beyond the standard framework, our graduates are been employed by some of the largest gym, health club and leisure chains in the UK and around the world. Many graduates have even been inspired to open their gym facilities and studios or set up retreats in exotic locations.

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