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Welcome to The Southend Personal Trainer Academy.

At Southend Personal Trainer Academy we are dedicated to giving you an unparalleled learning experience that will give you the best possible start in the fitness industry. We have quickly become recognised for producing extremely skilled and highly employable personal trainers.

Our courses have been developed above and beyond the national standard which means when you qualify with The Southend Personal Trainer Academy you leave our course knowledgeable, confident about your abilities and ready to start your career in the best way possible.

Study Options


The six-week diploma is ideal for potential students that want the most comprehensive start in the fitness industry.

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Blended Training

This is ideal for those people who would still like regular classroom time and can be completed in six weekends split over three months.

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Blended Training

Distance Learning

Distance learning is best suited for students that wish to self pace their learning and complete the majority of their work from home.

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Distance Learning

Who are we?

Southend Personal Trainer Academy was launched in October 2015 By Josh Mullin and Steve Forsdick, when Josh and Steve saw an opportunity for high quality fitness education in the Essex area they jumped at the chance.

Josh and Steve have worked together in the fitness industry for over 9 years and have a high level of experience and numerous qualifications between them. Launching Southend PT Academy gave Josh and Steve the opportunity to teach the skills they had learnt over the years to people that wanted to start a career as a personal trainer.

Quickly the Southend Personal Trainer Academy established itself as the leading fitness education provider in Essex and in the first year alone we had over 120 brand new personal trainers graduating from Southend PT Academy.

Our Personal Trainer Courses

We offer two types of Personal Training Diplomas; firstly we offer a full time, six week intensive diploma which gives you a great start in the industry whilst developing some great relationships with your fellow students.

Secondly we offer a part time, home study diploma which allows you to complete your studies around your current commitments.

Some of the reasons our students have chosen us include;

  • Experienced tutors who are still active as personal trainers
  • Industry leading student resources
  • Unparalleled student support
  • Links to local and national gyms to help you secure future employment
  • Flexible course types and schedules to match your needs
  • Payment plans and government funding available to learners that match the criteria
  • As a graduate of our course you will have access to all of the course resources for life

Whichever course you choose you will be given;

  • High quality resources including mock exams, revision notes, hard copy manuals, lecture powerpoints, e-learning, video tutorials and email support
  • Unparalleled support both during and after the course, we can help with any questions you have and can even help you find a job once you graduate
  • Access to additional workshops such as kettlebell training, studio cycling, circuit training and many more

3 simple steps – Why us?

Choosing your first step

When you choose to take your first step to become a personal trainer we will help you choose the best option to fit your needs. Depending on your schedule, lifestyle and other commitments we can always find a way for you to become an amazing personal trainer

Developing your skills

You will be taught by expert tutors that will help you learn your new trade, develop your skills and mold you into a highly skilled, confident fitness professional. Our tutors have a huge knowledge base and are all currently active fitness professionals that are highly experienced.


On completion you will receive unrivalled support that includes a recruitment day with some of the UKs largest gym chains, one month of free access to and much more…

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