Personal Trainer Courses Bristol

Laura Jane Dickie - Profile PicThere are a number of different jobs within the fitness industry however, perhaps the most iconic and arguably the most important is the job of the personal trainer.

Gym managers, sales staff, maintenance employees and receptionists are all important in the fitness industry however, it’s the personal trainer who is responsible for someone’s enjoyment and end results.

Before you can become a personal trainer in Bristol, you will need to gain a recognised qualification.

Here at BodyCore Training we offer a range of personal trainer courses that will help you to become a qualified personal trainer – whether you would like to set up your own business in Bristol, work in a gym or simply develop your own skills.

Our mentors will teach you all of the information that you need to enter into the health and fitness industry with both confidence and sound knowledge, with you being able to stay at the top of your game.

There are a number of benefits of using our personal trainer courses, some of these include:

  • You can access our PT mentor led courses anywhere in the world
  • We run the UK’s only PT course that comes with a job guarantee or your money back
  • We are currently the only training provider that will give you a PT website that has built in SEO
  • You’ll be able to benefit from an unprecedented 12 months of PT business support
  • We’ll give you 25{00c9fc3b0c04b1c5d0a150e1e4af74c5798b192c7044c1cd852c32d3af5e6a7d} off all additional CPD courses for life
  • BodyCore Training has international opportunities, meaning that you could work with us overseas
  • You’ll have your own 10 week personal training package included


We charge competitive prices for our personal trainer courses and even have finance options available where you can spread the cost of the course rather than having to pay one lump sum.

For more information or to ask us a question about the personal trainer courses that we run in Bristol, feel free to give us a call on our freephone number: 0800 246 5712.



Written by Tobias Moir. 

To this day, people still ask me how the ‘fitness training’ is going.

They say things like, “I haven’t seen you training folk in the gym for a while”, or “things must be tough with the economy”.

“no ones got money for PTs. That’s why your always sitting in the coffee shop”.

I reassure and try to convince them that I’m ok, that I am the managing director of a company called BODYCORE, and a Mentor to aspiring personal trainers.

The ‘fitness instructor’ label, I only really carried for about 1 year, more then 20 years ago!

In Canada as well- far away from those who think they know me.

I’ve NEVER in fact uttered the words “I am a fitness instructor”…I knew even then, it was a very temporary transition to PT.

The constant ‘convincing’ that I need to do, to let people know that it wasn’t a failure that led me to my current situation, ( but was more like a personal evolution), is hilarious to behold.

My wife especially finds it humorous as she’s witnessed it first hand on several occasions. I’ve given up correcting people.

After all, my happiness is not dependant on their acceptance of me or my ‘label’.

Personal training was a label I (happily) carried for 18 years, and in many ways of course, it still very much applies to me.

After all, I run a company that certifies personal trainers!


Labels however, are dangerous things.

They don’t always serve us well, and can often restrict us. Box us in. Dictate to us.

It makes people feel more comfortable if they know what all their friends and loved ones do, what their jobs are, who they are with, what their bodies look like, what faith they follow, or what foods they like to eat.

Real CHANGE challenges everything.

Not just you and your mindset, emotions, eating habits and habitual behaviours, but also the minds and hearts of those in your life.


There is often a strong RESISTANCE from those around us when we wish to change.

It may not be verbal, in fact they will often congratulate you on your new choices and say that they wish you all the best, but this is often not how they truly feel.

The people who are MOST threatened by our change tend to be our family, and our closest friends.

These tend to be the very people who RESIST the CHANGE the most.

The issue at hand is that you challenge their world view.

If you were once a fitness instructor, and are now a managing director, doctor, business owner or personal trainer, this can effect them on a deep level.

This ‘challenge’ to their world view  brings up all manner of feelings, and depends of course on what they’ve been doing with their life, whether they’ve grown and moved on, whether they have plans of change.

The feelings may be doubt, suspicion, anger, frustration, resentment, jealousy and many other negative emotions.


These feelings harboured seemingly against you, often have very little to do with YOU.

They almost always have to do with the said individuals own life.

The lack of change, the routine, the REGRET in their own lives and situations.

They are upset that you’ve gone and BETTERED yourself, and they haven’t, and feel worse about their own situations.

You’re showing them up as the failures that they feel they are already.

Your change is a THREAT!

“How dare you change and leave me here!” Is the subconscious plea that is screamed at you.


Whilst chasing your dreams and goals, and you are being ridiculed, bullied, frowned upon, if others are threatening friendships and relationships with you, if they’re asking you to choose them over your dreams, if you feel you can’t tell people whom love you all the great things that are happening in your life, KEEP GOING!!

You are definitely on the right track.

Groups tend to resonate, act, think in the same manner.

When you step out of this herd mentality, you’ll be met with varying degrees of resistance.

This will feel very uncomfortable.

It will vary from mild distrust to outright aggression and everything in between.

So many people think “This is uncomfortable, people I love are doubting me, so this can’t be right. This can’t be good for me”.

They then give up on their dreams and goals and shrink back into their ‘comfort’ – that horribly little place where everyone has you pegged, and you are desperately unhappy.

Comfort is a coffin.

Sure, we need comfort on a daily basis, that sweet spot on the sofa with our chosen poison.

Human nature ( the society of trillions of cells that dictate so much to you), calls/screams out for such comfort…but this is NOT where growth takes place.

We rest here. We pause here. We re-boot here.

Discomfort though, this is where real growth takes place.

Here we are burned, beaten, sculpted, chastised, ridiculed, doubted, refined and ultimately perfected.

Discomfort moves you from subconscious conditioning (or comfort), to a conscious, results driven, action oriented warrior!

If you want to redefine yourself and your life.

If you want success over mediocrity.

If you want to step into authenticity -Chase discomfort!

It was said that:

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”


The formula is simple.

  1. What is your VISION. How would you envision your life as having been a success? Use mind mapping to get everything out of your head, to determine what you truly desire.
  2. Put the vision into SMART GOALS. Monthly and weekly ones work best!
  3. Break down the weekly SMART GOALS into daily ACTIONS, that bring about the results which lead to accomplishment of the WEEKLY and MONTHLY goals.
  4. Have a Mentor to be accountable to! Share your goals and action plan on a weekly basis with someone whom you are accountable to. This is crucial.
  5. Celebrate the successes of stepping into discomfort, with more discomfort! Your subconscious, ( the society of trillions of cells) becomes dependant, addicted, hard wired and focused on, that which you FEED it most.
  6. Success is a habit. A condition. Becoming hardwired to succeed is a daily ritual, of doing ‘that which one feels stretched to do’. DO IT!


Becoming A Personal Trainer Bradford

Laura Jane Dickie - Profile PicBecoming a personal trainer requires a range of characteristics, for example:

  • Being outgoing and having a friendly personality
  • Having good communication skills
  • Being willing to learn new skills
  • Having good organisational skills

Although they aren’t essential they will certainly help you to be a successful personal trainer.

The first step in becoming a personal trainer in Bradford is getting the qualifications that you need. This starts with getting a thorough understanding of how the body moves and functions. This is important as a personal trainer will generally blend education and motivation into a planned exercise program that they will also supervise the implementation of. – This is put together to help clients reach their fitness goals.

At BodyCore Training we can help you to get the qualifications that you need to become a personal trainer. We provide a wide range of personal trainer courses, with there being something here for every learner.

Many learners in Bradford who have used our personal trainer courses have told us that they’ve found their experience to be incredible, with our mentors providing amazing support from day one.

As it stands, BodyCore Training runs the UK’s only personal trainer course that comes with a job guarantee – or your money back! We are currently the only training provider that give you a PT website that has built in SEO.

There are international opportunities, with you being able to work overseas with BodyCore. Your own 10 week personal training package will be included and you’ll further benefit from 25{00c9fc3b0c04b1c5d0a150e1e4af74c5798b192c7044c1cd852c32d3af5e6a7d} off all additional CPD courses for life.

When it comes to our courses we take a unique immersion approach to certification that combines:

  • PT mentoring
  • Gym based immersion training
  • Hardcopy manuals
  • National hub training days
  • A year of PT business mentoring

PT Mentoring – This gives you valuable interaction with a successful and inspirational personal trainer. We are currently known for providing the only mentor led, PT course in not just Bradford but in the whole of the UK!

Gym Based Immersion Training – These are fast paced and hands on. They’ll have all of the anatomical and physiological terminology that you are expected to learn for your theory exams.

National Hub Training Days – These are run monthly and are where you will do your exams, carry out your observed assessments and hand in your portfolio. At this point you’ll be under the guidance of level 3 education and training and assessor qualified staff.

We would be more than happy to talk to you about our personal trainer courses if you are interested in one of our courses and would like more information. Either give us a call on 0800 246 5712 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

Fitness Training Courses Edinburgh

free-weights-833x389At BodyCore Training we offer a whole range of fitness training courses, equipping learners in Edinburgh with all of the information and skills that they need to be successful in the fitness industry.

We pride ourselves in helping our students achieve their ultimate goal – becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor. Student satisfaction is our aim and we are proud to say that a lot of our students go on to do additional courses with us.

The fitness training courses that we provide here at BodyCore Training are as follows:

  • Level 2 gym instructor
  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • Gym & PT combined
  • Level 2 emergency
  • Level 2 indoor studio cycling
  • Kettlebell teacher training course
  • NASM
  • Advanced courses


Every student who takes one of our fitness training courses will be assigned a BodyCore mentor. This is beneficial as it will create real confidence and competence in a real working environment. When you start with your mentor you’ll be participating in a real world environment.

You’ll be immersed in the practical and at the same time will be teaching back what’s been taught to you. It’s because of this that you’ll then have a deeper understanding of the thoughts, fuels and actions that are needed to become a successful personal trainer or fitness instructor.

One of the best things about our fitness training courses is the fact that they are internationally recognised, so you aren’t just restricted to being a personal trainer/fitness instructor in Edinburgh – you can go all over the world!

We charge competitive prices for our fitness training courses and customers in Edinburgh are often surprised at just how affordable our courses are.

For more information or to get started on one of our courses, feel free to get in touch with us today. You can do so by giving us a call on 0800 246 5712 or by filling out our contact form.


Level 3 Personal Trainer Course Edinburgh

andrea tinaAt BodyCore Training we are the fastest growing personal trainer provider in Edinburgh and throughout the whole of the UK. We offer a level 3 personal trainer course and a first class learning experience so if you are looking to start a successful fitness career then you’ve come to the right place.

We have years of experience in providing our level 3 personal trainer course. You’ll be able to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence that will help you to stand out from the rest with our latest training techniques.

During the level 3 personal trainer course you’ll learn:

  • How to support clients in Edinburgh who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • About health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • The principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • The anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • To deliver personal training sessions
  • To apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme


We offer immersion training which involves weekly training days with one of our BodyCore mentors. These training days focus on preparing you for your observed assessment and will involve there being an hour of review on sections that you have studied during the week. There will also be a focus on setting SMART goals for the next week as well as assessing your portfolio.

The mentors here at BodyCore Training are all current, inspirational and knowledgeable business owners, giving you the benefit of being taught by a professional who is already in this profession.

What sets us apart from other training providers in Edinburgh who are providing the course is the fact that we are the only training providers who are offering a full year of PT mentoring that will help you to grow your business.

We charge competitive prices for the level 3 personal trainer course, with you being able to either pay your deposit today or pay the total price upfront.

Don’t ever give yourself the chance to ask “what if?”, if you want it bad enough then our level 3 personal trainer course can help you to make it happen. Just give us a call on 0800 246 5712 and we can tell you more about the course.