Fitness First

Fitness First

April 20, 2010 03:00 ET

Fitness First Hosts Annual PT Conference and Crowns Personal Trainer of the Year 2010

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) - Fitness First's annual UK PT conference in partnership with Premier Global Ltd, has become a prime spot in its calendar bringing together over 1,000 personal trainers from across the UK for inspirational speakers to further motivate them.

Guest speakers included Dr Micheal Clark, educating on predicting and preventing injury before it happens and also strength training guru Charles Poliquin, who has consulted numerous world class athletes and professional sports teams.

Derek Crawford, Fitness First UK National Fitness Manager said: "It's important to keep all our personal trainers inspired and motivated within our business so this in turn motivates our members. Our annual PT conference is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate the team with both education and rewards."

Facing tough competition from Fitness First personal trainers throughout the UK, 33-year-old Kevin Hubble from the Bournemouth club was awarded the coveted PT of the Year title after the judges considered a number of factors including client testimonials, representation of Fitness First through the company's mission and values, personal and client development and growth of business.

UK Managing Director John Gamble said: "Kevin is a deserving winner of the PT of the year award. Aside from his dedication to Fitness First, his commitment to innovation at the Bournemouth club is fantastic. Not only as an Indo Board master trainer has he introduced this as a class format but also created a 'To the core' class for members. Fitness First strives to offer the highest quality in personal training and Kevin's enthusiasm to excite clients with new techniques such as the Indo Board personifies this."

Kevin commented: "I am so pleased and excited to have won PT of the Year. Despite hundreds of fantastic personal trainers with Fitness First I'm thrilled to be recognised for my effort and commitment. If I won the lottery I'd still be a personal trainer, it's my life and I love doing it with Fitness First."

Kevin's dedication stretches further than his gym clients by making a difference with all ages. Delivering Indo Board classes to over 100 children a year in five local schools as part of a government initiative to get youngsters active demonstrates how Kevin encompasses Fitness First's mission to make the world a fitter place.

Premier Global group sales and marketing director Mark Botha said: "We understand that the health and fitness market is changing and our graduates need to be ready to not only respond to this but have the experience and expertise to work in communities with changing demographics and needs. Our graduates, like those at Fitness First's PT conference, are supported with the knowledge base and expertise needed to deliver this."

About Fitness First

Fitness First is the largest privately owned health club group in the world with over 540 Fitness First clubs worldwide reaching over 1.4 million members in 21 countries. In the UK alone there are 160 Fitness First clubs with over 405,000 members. 

Fitness First is a member of the Fitness Industry Association (F.I.A), the industry trade body which represents both private and public organisations that are involved in the fitness industry, visit

Fitness First was awarded Club Operator of the Year in the Fitness Industry Association's 2009 FLAME Awards.

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