Time has flown so quickly since our last newsletter to you back in July.
A look back at 2016
With most of our students and graduates now in the middle of winter (but some are enjoying the middle of summer in far-off destinations!), lets take a look back at the best bits of 2016….
A big positive for us has been the continued growth of the EPTI brand of Personal Training. All four practical courses that were originally planned at the beginning of the year sold out months ahead of time. To cater for the extra demand for courses, we scheduled an additional practical course in October to run back-to- back with the September course.
All in all, we successfully certified 53 new EPTI fitness professionals during the year, all of which have been trained up to the EPTI gold standard of quality.
Students have travelled far and wide to attend the courses, this year coming from Europe,
North America, South America, Oceania, Asia and Africa!
We want to go one better next year… so we now have a vacancy for a sales person in Antartica to collect the full set!
We’re now eagerly looking forward to 2017 where we plan to make our courses even bigger and better.
We will run x4 practical courses at our Dénia campus and x2 practical courses at our NEW Estepona campus.
We are also awaiting the opening of our campus in Malta and hope to bring x1 practical course there in the summer of 2017.
Online PT Business Supremacy video series
Co-founder Dan Clay, who works behind the scenes ensuring EPTI dominates a strong online business position, has recently spent an extended stay in Bali following another successful 6 week body transformation bootcamp in November.
During this time he has set up a new online PT training website and platform and has documented the whole process from start to finish in a new completely overhauled Online PT Business Supremacy video series.
This will be offered for sale to PTs worldwide. This essential online PT business start-up course and as a legacy to our current members, will remain free to all EPTI students both present and past.
Look out for the emails in the new year directing you to the new content when it goes live!
Upcoming Changes to UK Fitness Qualifications
2017 sees the introduction of CIMPSA in place of REPS as the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector.
All Active IQ qualifications that have previously been delivered by EPTI will be recognised by CIMPSA. What the changes mean to the future of the fitness qualifications is that exam boards will now have more freedom about choosing what to include in their fitness qualification curriculum. We are currently in discussion with both Active IQ and CYQ exam boards and by spring 2017, will decide upon which exam board to proceed with depending upon which curriculum aligns more closely to our own fitness industry ethos.
Until such time CIMPSA develops international agreements, we will continue our membership with REPS in order to access the ICREPS global skills matrix for our international students.
Graduate PT Directory
Our Graduate Directory is almost complete now. So if you’re an EPTI PT graduate, we’re looking to feature you and your PT business on our website with a photo, bio and links to your web &/or social media pages.
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t think you need to promote yourself? Then think again…..
We receive emails daily from all over the world, ranging from TV programme producers to opportunities with fitness agencies, gyms, bootcamps , etc., asking for EPTI Graduate PT details.
We have plans to make this the go-to page for these guys in the future and as EPTI Graduates you will be guaranteed a place in this “European” Fitness Professional Directory.
Finally, as ever, we would like to take the opportunity to thank those that have referred people looking to become a PT onto us.
We rely on word of mouth and reputation and appreciate you helping us spread the word.
Remember, if you refer a friend to EPTI and they sign up to an Advanced or Master PT Diploma course… you’ll receive £100 cash from us in gratitude!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the EPTI teaching team!
Till next time – stay strong!
European Personal Training Institute