Delivered at our Johnson Building Fitness Centre, these workshops will help you focus on key elements of your fitness and provide you with expert technical guidance for the effective delivery of fitness.
The workshops are relevant for both experienced and new fitness instructors or for those wanting to improve their own personal exercise routines.
Our Fitness Centre is open from 7.30am-9.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am-1.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Please contact Steve Powell or Kirk Gibbons for more details on 01332 387452
You will need to have received an induction covering the use of the equipment. This is free if you become a gym member or you will be charged £5 as part of your first fitness class.
As part of the induction, you will need to complete a par-q health screening form.
Classes are open to any age, sex, ability or fitness level.
There are no formal assessments as part of the workshops.
Drinks, supplements and energy bars are available should you wish to purchase them. You will need to be wearing clothing suitable for activity. No hats, outdoor shoes or jewellery should be worn.
Gym memberships are available. See our promotions for new members on @EvolveFitnessDC
Have a look at our other Learning for Leisure courses at the College.
As someone who has always been sporty, working as a personal trainer at Matlock’s Arc Leisure Centre is the ideal job for 18-year-old Jess Guest.
Jess, who first worked at Arc on a casual basis, has been taken on full-time after completing a leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. While an apprentice, she gained her level two personal training qualifications with Derby College and she is currently working towards level three.
Jess, who is from Morton, took PE at GCSE and has been involved in competitive sport since a young age. She used to swim for City Of Derby Swimming Club and trained with Olympic Gold medallist Adam Peaty, who is also a former Derby College student. As part of her apprenticeship, Jess gained experience across a range of areas including lifeguarding, swimming teaching and Reception, as well as fitness instruction.
In her role as personal trainer, she now helps people to achieve their fitness goals, as well as showing them healthy new ways to shed excess pounds and build muscle tone. Since taking up her full-time role Jess has introduced Pound – a cardiovascular workout which involves exercising to the rhythm of drumsticks.
Arc is among only a handful of centres to offer Pound in Derbyshire and Jess’s classes are very popular. Working with people of all ages and abilities, she teaches a whole range of activities, including swimming and aerobics. Jess said Derby College had been very supportive throughout her apprenticeship and beyond it.
Steve, my college tutor, is really good. I’m assessed on site and he’s always very helpful and happy to give me advice whenever I need it. Working hours vary in this job and I work shifts and weekends.