Chris Arthur Success Story- Gym Instructor
What is your background with exercise?
I have exercised all my life in one capacity or another. At the moment I enjoy jogging, bike riding, I go to the gym, I run and I attend exercise classes. I have quite a lot of experience in martial arts also, particularly taekwondo where I’m a 2nd and black belt instructor.
I have always had an interest in health and fitness and so it seemed logical that I consider a career as an exercise professional.
What Course(s) have you completed with HFE?
I’ve recently completed the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate with HFE in Doncaster. I did around 6-weeks home-study and then completed 4 practical days.
Why did you choose HFE to deliver your training?
HFE was recommended to me by a friend who has also done a fitness instructor and personal trainer course with them. HFE made my learning easy to fit around my job and so I guess you could say it was convenient.
I can’t praise them enough. I’ve been trying for years to get on a course and HFE were the only company who made it realistic whilst enabling me to keep my current job.
What did you enjoy most about your HFE course?
Everything, I can’t praise them enough. I’ve been trying for years to get on a course and HFE were the only company who made it realistic whilst enabling me to keep my current job. The support the tutors I had really gave me the impression that they truly wanted me to do well. They were really friendly and offered all types of support. The practical weekend sessions are fun also and so when it came round to doing the exams, I was quite relaxed about the process.
What is your current role?
I’m currently working as a furniture manufacturer.
What are your future plans?
I now plan to do my Level 3 Personal Trainer Course, with HFE I might add and then find a job as a fitness instructor. The company as a whole and the people who I have worked with thus far have really given me the confidence to do it all and carry on learning.