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As the Premier Training Provider in Brighton and Sussex we offer Nationally Accredited, REPS-approved Fitness Qualifications to ensure that you meet the UK’s required standard to work in the fitness industry.

If you are unsure which course is best for you then get in touch or take a look at our FAQs below. We offer free consultations to anyone considering a career in the fitness industry and will give you free advice on exactly what the best pathway is for you, whether you are just starting out or whether you are an experienced trainer hoping to develop your career further.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which qualifications will I get?

With each of the Personal Training courses we offer, the minimum qualifications you will receive are a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction and a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. The Level 2 Certificate enables you to work as a fitness instructor, while the Level 3 Diploma is the qualification required for you to become a personal trainer.

Are the qualifications recognised internationally?

Yes, they are. Each of the qualifications are approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and they are also recognised by the overarching international institution ICREPS (The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals). So, the qualifications you gain from our courses mean you will be able to use them in any country that has an exercise registration body with an ICREPS affiliation. These countries currently include: The UK, The Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Canada and all countries in Europe.

Will I need to have previous experience to go on a course?

Not necessarily, but having previous experience does definitely help in terms of which course you will need. In order to become a personal trainer, you typically need to have a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction, which you will obtain on each of our courses. If you’ve already gained this qualification and have previous experience working as a fitness instructor, you will only need to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training to become a personal trainer. You can learn more about this qualification by clicking here.

How long does it take to get qualified?

Whichever course bundle you choose to enrol on, we qualify you at every stage. So even if you are enrolled in our elite course, you can start applying for jobs as soon as you pass your Level 2 gym instruction course. The following will give you a better guide as to how long each course typically takes our academy students:

Qualification Time frame
Level 2 Gym Instruction 5-6 weeks
Level 3 Personal Training 5-6 weeks
Level 4 Strength and Conditioning 12 weeks

How much can I earn as a personal trainer?

How much you earn as a Personal Trainer really depends on you. Once you are Level 3 qualified, the average salary can be anywhere between £25,000 and £60,000, depending on where you are based in the UK. This is significantly higher than you can expect to earn as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, where the average starting salary is just over £19,000.

What’s more, with the demand for online personal training, many online trainers are earning salaries between £100,000 to £250,000 per year.

Are the courses accredited?

Yes – each of the courses and qualifications we offer are nationally accredited by Active iQ, approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA).

Customer Reviews

  • 5 star review  Storm were recommended to me, and rightly so - great course and friendly professional instructors in Jon and Mel.

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  • 5 star review  Amazing Academy- 10 stars l have got my Level 2 and Level 3 Fitness instructor and Personal traning certificate from Storm fitness academy. It's been an amazing experience and they have delivered everything they have promised and much more. Jon and Ross had supported me in every step of the way and helped me find a job and pursue my dream to become a P.T.

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  • 5 star review  The people at Storm were amazing! Every question that I had was answered and they showed a great amount of patience with helping me build my confidence. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to start a fitness career!

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  • 5 star review  Great experience doing my Level 2 and 3 with Storm Fitness. The support from the tutors was excellent throughout the course. The additional reading material which helped to support me through the exams and coursework was also excellent. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in completing these courses to look no further than Storm Fitness. Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve my qualification.

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  • 5 star review  Superb training at Storm. The flexibility was the number one thing for me, different days & times to suit my work schedule and the school hours. Professional and very supportive throughout.

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  • 5 star review  Enrolled onto the level 2&3 personal training course with Storm Fitness as was recommended by a friend. From the start of the course till my last exam the company and my personal mentor were 100% supportive and committed to me in making sure I passed my modules. Will recommend Storm Fitness Academy to any other people I know wanting to get into the fitness industry.

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  • 5 star review  Got my Fitness instructor and lvl 3 Personal Trainer Diploma from The guys at storm, would definitely recommend. I came to them and said I had only a very short amount of time to get my course done and they were very accommodating. The paperwork was efficient and sent to my door and the lessons were convenient and taught me what I needed to know. The guys at Storm were great, a small team with a very personal approach. They always had time to help you out with things you were struggling with. Big shout out to Mel my fitness guru, she is a fantastic teacher and was always available outside of our scheduled hours to answer any questions I had about the content. The course was simple and easy to follow. Jon was super helpful and gave me lots of great advice for what to do next beyond my course which has helped me massively! I would absolutely recommend this course and this team!

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