Bluestone College Highlights ‘Switch to Fit’ Opportunities in UK’s £5bn Fitness Industry

Ahead of National Fitness Day on the 26th September, education and learning providers at Bluestone College are encouraging desk-bound professionals to consider careers in the fitness industry.

With the UK fitness market estimated to be worth £5bn in 2018, Bluestone College is highlighting the many career opportunities available in the sports and fitness industry. Celebrating the arrival of National Fitness Day on September 26th, they are encouraging professionals who are interested in fitness to consider switching careers and getting others fit.

Taking place annually, National Fitness Day raises awareness of the importance of physical activity across the country. The hugely successful campaign has in recent years seen more people than ever before looking to lead healthier and more active lifestyles. Promoting the growth of the fitness industry, the number of gyms in the UK has now surpassed the 7000 mark. Together this represents a huge opportunity for dispassionate professionals to make a change, ‘Switch to Fit’ and train to become a fitness professional. Alleviating financial concerns, government funding is also available for over 19s. On some fitness related courses, learners aged 19-23 by the time of completion and without a current Level 3 Qualification will also get the course completely free of charge.

Joe Turner, Managing Director and Founder of Bluestone College, said:

“National Fitness Day provides a great opportunity for us to raise awareness for the huge number of worthwhile roles in the UK’s growing fitness industry. We want more people to realise that you don’t have to have to be male, 25 or have a six pack to work in the fitness industry.”

“People tired of the 9 to 5 office environment, should consider turning their hobby into a flexible career in which they can gain real satisfaction from helping people to get fit. Alternatively, if a major career shift isn’t on the cards, a personal trainer or gym instructor course can lead to a part-time job that is enjoyable and tops up your household income.”

Based in Dorset, Bluestone College provides a range of vocational Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor and Sports & Fitness Massage courses. These are delivered in first-class facilities across the UK from Bournemouth to Dudley, Henley in Arden, Manchester, Coventry and Newcastle – with a number of new locations being launched later in 2018. Their learners include people of all ages and from all walks of life, from school leavers to people in their 50s and 60s.

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