We love to hear from past students to see where their fitness qualifications have taken them. Even more so when they go on to take the gym scene by storm as successful personal trainers.
So, we jumped at the chance to sit down for coffee with Sheena Corbett, who began her fitness career with Focus.
Sheena began her training with us back in 2002 after overcoming a battle with her weight. Having slimmed down from a size 22, Sheena developed a passion for health and fitness which led her to complete her Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training certificates.
Throughout her weight loss, Sheena had trained with a Personal Trainer at her local health club.
"As I trained with a PT, I realised I could actually give something back to the industry, helping people to achieve their fitness goals. As I got results, I didn't see why others like me couldn't achieve theirs."
After completing her Personal Trainer course, Sheena left behind the office-based job to kickstart a career in the fitness sector, quickly progressing from a fitness instructor to a fully-fledged personal trainer.
"The courses were great. The tutors were very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly. It was great to be with like-minded people, even though I was a little bit (well ok a lot) older!"
Sheena has since retaken her Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology course as a pre-cursor to the Level 3 Exercise Referral,
Level 4 Lower Back Pain & Level 4 Diabetes & Obesity Specialist
"I chose Focus because I had trained with them previously & they also have a great reputation."
Having just recently been offered a job as a self-employed Health & Wellbeing Coach, Sheena will now pay a crucial role in delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.
For those that plan to follow in her footsteps, we asked Sheena what she thinks are the makings of a great Personal Trainer.
"Knowledge, empathy and continually up-skilling. Experience counts for a lot, so the more diverse your client base the better, giving you the positioning you need to empower people from all walks of life, to achieve their goals."
We completely agree. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us Sheena!
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