The winners of the CYQ/BCS Fitness Trainer Competition have been announced after an exciting national final at the prestigious home of the FA, St George’s Park on 1 May 2014.
REPs would like to give a huge congratulations to this year’s winners and we were delighted to be involved in this year’s competition by offering the winners free membership on to the Register.
There were 15 finalists in total who competed in three categories, Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym, Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music and Level 3 Personal Trainer, to lift the coveted 2014 trophies.
Kathryn Ingles from Warwickshire College was named winner of the Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym competition, Deborah Terry from Truro and Penwith College took the Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music prize and Callum Green from South Downs College was awarded first place in the Level 3 Personal Trainer category.
The winners were presented with their trophies by a line-up representing the organisations behind the competition including Lori Randall of CYQ, Head of Business Development; Carole Stott, Chair of World Skills; Justin Smith of Technogym, and Richard Burley, the outgoing Vice-Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire college. The winners were understandably delighted with their success.
REPs Head of Membership Greg Small said:
‘This competition is such fantastic opportunity for these young, aspiring trainers to apply their knowledge and skills in a controlled environment. The experience will enhance their CV and further prepare them for a career in the fitness industry.
We are delighted to have been able to support this CYQ event, and feel the trainers will greatly benefit from this partnership. Contests of this nature can only help to improve standards in the industry and be of benefit to participants.’
Greg continued to say:
‘I would like to congratulate Callum, Kathryn and Deborah on winning this competition. To see the competitors show the same values as REPs through their commitment to career development and professionalism is particularly pleasing, and it is a pleasure to be able to offer the winners complimentary membership to REPs.’
Callum Green, winner of the Level 3 Personal Trainer category, enthused, ‘Before enrolling on my personal trainer course at South Downs College, I did not have much of an idea as to where my career was heading. The knowledge and tools my tutor – James Clack – and all of my lecturers have provided me with have been instrumental in my success. I can’t thank them and CYQ enough for this amazing opportunity.’
Kathryn Ingles, winner of the Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Gym competition explains, ‘I am thrilled to have won. It was an honour to be involved in such an event and, although nerve wracking, the day exceeded all expectations.’
And Deborah Terry the Level 2 Fitness Instructor – Exercise to Music category winner neatly sums up the quality on display throughout the competition: ‘Being part of this professional CYQ competition has been inspirational. By meeting fantastic trainers and awesome competitors it has shown me what a skilled and diverse sector I am part of.’
To find out more information about the competition please visit http://www.cyq.org.uk/students/cyq-fitness-trainer-competition