About Us

HFE's history, values, and legal information

HFE Tutor with student
Tutor with student


Our People

Our people are some of the most talented and experienced exercise and medical professionals in their field. As a business, we recognise that without these talented individuals and their ability to work collaborately together, we would be nothing.

While all of our people are unique and special in their own way, they also share a set of common characteristics, traits and values when it comes to their work. They are absolutely committed to delivering excellence to our customers and they each exude professionalism in the true sense of the word.

We understand that in order to be the best, we must employ the best – our customers deserve nothing less!

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Our courses

Our courses are truly world class! This is a bold statement which is not made on speculation, it’s what our customers say. You only need to read the vast number of customer reviews populated throughout this website (or on the various independent review sites) to conclude that we really are different.

Our number one goal has always been to deliver more value and service than is expected, this is what drives us each and every day.

Our courses are not just about getting a qualification, it’s much more than this! Our courses facilitate growth, they enable our students to develop more knowledge, more skills, more expertise. Our courses are a vehicle that empowers our customers to become more!

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Our mission

We seek to raise standards in the fitness profession by enriching our graduates with sufficient levels of knowledge, skills and confidence to excel in whatever discipline they are working.

By making our education programmes more rigorous, inclusive, relevant and accessible, we’re able to increase the reach and impact of our programmes.

HFE certificate
HFE tutor

Our values

We are a value driven business that is motivated by a central and shared vision of making a difference. Our vision is our focus and we are guided by a number of shared professional values, which include:

  • Integrity

    Our mission is guided by strong moral principles

  • Transparency

    We're open and honest about our practices

  • Simplicity

    We always strive to simplify the complex

  • Reliability

    We can be trusted to deliver each and every time

  • Passion

    We care deeply about what we do

The legal stuff

Health and Fitness Education Limited is a Company Incorporated in England and Wales – Company Registration Number: 0619 3462

Registered Address: Health and Fitness Education, 7 & 8 Roundhouse Court, Barnes Wallis Way, Buckshaw Business Centre, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7JN.

VAT Registration Number: 988 302486

HFE is a Registered Trademark of Health and Fitness Education Limited and is protected internationally by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) – Registration Number 2607561.

Office hours

Monday-Friday: 09:00-18:00

Weekends: Closed

Bank Holidays: Closed

HFE's history

We are Health and Fitness Education (HFE), one of the UK's leading training providers to the active leisure sector. We specialise in health and fitness qualifications, and all of our qualifications certificated by specialist fitness industry awarding organisations like YMCA Awards and Active IQ. These programmes are also fully endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

We have a reputation for excellence - employers trust the HFE brand because they know that they can trust that our graduates will be equipped with a level of knowledge, skill and competence that exceeds the industry standard.

View the timeline below to see the history of HFE.

History timeline

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History timeline

2007 (March)

We were born as Innervate Training Limited and launched with our Gym Instructor and Personal Training qualifications.


We were the first active leisure training provider to develop a dedicated online learning platform to support our learners and deliver key learning content.


We started delivering our qualifications to offenders in the Prison Service.


We launched our 10th training centre at London Blackfriars.


Yoga and Pilates Instructor programmes were launched nationwide.


We changed our name to Health and Fitness Education (HFE Limited) to better reflect our broader product offering.


Our purpose-built office facilities opened in Chorley, Lancashire.


We launched our mobile app, allowing learners to access digital versions of their training manuals on their own devices.


We opened our 25th training centre in Durham.


We were awarded an outstanding achievement award by UK Active.


We launched our apprenticeship training programme in the NorthWest, Yorkshire and the Midlands.


Backed by Disability Rights and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) we launched our exercise for disabled clients qualification.


LES was born - we launched our Learner Engagement System.


After 13 years in business, we delivered our 25,000th qualifications and we launched our revolutionary reformer pilates qualification.


During the global COVID-19 pandemic, we launched online exams, online Pilates, online Yoga and online personal training qualifications, allowing thousands of students to achieve their qualification during lockdown.

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