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Sports lecturer becomes a judge at a fitness trainer competition

Published: July 14, 2016

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A Sports lecturer from Cornwall College St Austell was chosen to be a judge in the Semi -Finals for the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition, which was held at Loughborough University.

The WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition, which is managed by AoC Sport, is the only active leisure skills competition in the UK for students working towards careers in the sport and leisure industry.

Sport, Exercise and Fitness lecturer, Sam Kenny said: “Judging at the semi-finals of the National Fitness trainer Competition was fantastic. To have the opportunity to observe and judge fitness instructors from across the UK, showcasing their skills was a privilege. The facilities that the competitors had access to were inspiring and gave them the opportunity to use state of the art equipment. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and motivating day.”

The competition consists of two categories; Gym Instructor (Sponsored by YMCA Awards) and Personal Trainer (Sponsored by Active IQ) which test aspiring fitness professionals’ knowledge and skills, while participants also have the opportunity to compete at an institution, regional and two national levels.

Competition Manager Christopher Pitts said: “Sam is a new judge to our 22-strong team for 2016; he was trained by our head judge at a CPD event in London in January, before judging with us in the Gym Instructor competition at both the Exeter and Basingstoke heats. In just 2 days of judging Sam has gone from being the newest and youngest member of our judging team to being an experienced, confident and valued judge. His knowledge of industry practises and the passion and integrity shown through the competition so far have been admirable.

“We really look forward to having Sam join us again at the National Semi Finals and hope he is able to offer his time again for the National Finals at the Skills Show in Birmingham. We want to thank him and Cornwall College for their continued commitment to the competition.”

Sam is currently waiting to hear if he is to judge at the finals which will be held in August.

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