Fitness First – Birmingham, Solihull
Fitness First is a global leader within the world’s fitness industry, with clubs in over 16 different countries this gym chain prides itself on offering “the best equipment, classes, knowledgeable staff and welcoming advice that helps keep their users motivated”. We chose to deliver our courses in their state of the art Birmingham venue as the equipment and size of the venue provides the perfect setting for our tutors to deliver our courses to the high standard that we expect.
Getting to the Venue
Free parking is available. Students, will now require to register their number plate on entering the fitness first gym on the IPad at the main reception to receive 5 hours free car parking, after this they will be charged a £1.00 for the remaining 3 hours, to ensure the remaining three hours, the students will required to re-register their number plate into the machine car park.
The nearest train station is Olton which is 20 minutes away, alternatively learners can travel to Solihull train station which is a ten minute bus or cab journey; with the bus stop a 30 second walk from the gym.
- The gym is based within an industrial park where there are plenty of options to purchase food.
- There is a Subway and Morrison’s within a 5 minute drive.
- The gym provides a Lounge area and WIFI is available within the club
Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor Courses Available at Birmingham Academy
|Qualification||Format||Start Date||End Date|
|Gym Instructor Courses||Full Time||May 14, 2018||May 23, 2018|
|Gym Instructor Courses||Full Time||April 02, 2018||April 11, 2018|
|Level 3 Master Personal Trainer||Full Time||April 12, 2018||May 02, 2018|
|Level 3 Master Personal Trainer||Full Time||May 24, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate||Full Time||April 12, 2018||May 02, 2018|
|Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate||Full Time||May 24, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|Level 4 Master Personal Trainer Course||Full Time||April 12, 2018||May 02, 2018|
|Level 4 Master Personal Trainer Course||Full Time||May 24, 2018||June 13, 2018|
Tutor: Rob McLaughlin
Locations: Birmingham and Warwickshire
What you do at Discovery?
I am full time tutor at the Birmingham venue and may soon be taking over at the Warwickshire venue. I deliver Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level3 Personal Trainer courses. I also teach all the CPDs single day courses – Spin, Kettlebells, Circuits, Sports Nutrition and Suspension training.
What are your Qualifications?
- Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Level 3 Personal Trainer
- Level 4 PTTLs
- Health Assessment Provider
- Sport Specific & Functional Training
- Indoor Cycling
- Sports Nutrition Instructor
- Active IQ Assessors Qualification
What are your specialist areas?
I specialise in making the courses, interesting, hands on, friendly and enjoyable.
What's your previous experience?
I have working in a variety of fitness centres including, Everyone Active and Nuffield Health as well as smaller independent family run gyms. I have travelled all over the country providing health assessments and health seminars to hundreds of people working for a variety of companies.
What do you like to do for fun?
I am a big film fan and love watching a great action film, over and over again! I love tennis and play when I can and enjoy watching it, just as much. I enjoy cycling when the weather is nice and obviously my real passion is training in the gym.