Congratulations to the winners of The National Finals of the brand new Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) Fitness Trainer Competition, which were held last Thursday at St George’s Park, Burton-Upon-Trent.
Jordan Hopes, from City College Norwich was named winner of the Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym category. Phil Lant of the College of West Anglia and Danielle Lines of Hartlepool College were awarded second and third places.
Toby Williamson, from Petroc was named the best in the Level 3 Personal Trainer category. Eloise Head of Brockenhurst and Stuart MacDonald of Birmingham Met came second and third.
The twelve finalists competed in the two categories to be crowned top trainers and to lift the coveted 2013 CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition trophy, which was set up by CYQ in collaboration with British Colleges Sport (BCS). It was hailed as a huge success by organisers, competitors and judges.
REPs was delighted to support the CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition by awarding the winners and runners-up one year’s free REPs membership.
The competition was judged by a team of expert industry professionals. Winners have also won the opportunity to undertake a weeks’ work experience at Perform St George’s Park.
It was a great opportunity for competitors to apply their learning, knowledge and skills in a controlled environment. The experience will enhance their CV and further prepare them for employment. Contests of this nature can only help to improve standards in the industry and be of benefit to participants.