I recently completed my Level 2 gym instructor qualification with Diverse Trainers to become a gym instructor. I was initially very nervous because I have been working in the security industry for the past 19 years and this was a very big step for me to try a completely different career. I have 7 years’ experience within the gym environment and was also training to be a Tae-kwon-do instructor about 10 years ago. I did complete my 1st Blackbelt Degree and began my 2nd Degree but I decided to lose weight and in doing so lost a lot of my strength and subsequently had to stop my rigorous training schedule and family commitments forced me to put this career on hold and pursue something else. I never lost the fitness bug and I was persuaded by my husband to start looking into whether I could be a gym instructor. I am now 38 and thought that I would be too old and not necessarily in the best shape, but nevertheless in February 2013 I decided to begin losing weight again and developing myself properly, and quite by chance I found Diverse Trainers on the internet. Their gym instructor courses were reasonable in price and my husband said that if I was serious about completing my level 2 it was just as easy to put me through both level 2 and 3, thus making more sense. Obviously for me the thought of studying was daunting as it has been quite a few years since I was in a classroom or taken any type of exams but after explaining my worries to the tutors I soon realized my fears were unnecessary and immediately dispelled. The coursework for the gym instructor course was sent to me via email and it was downloaded very easily and sorted out quickly and once sorted into folders it was quite easy to work out what was expected of you. The main thing I found was that if I had any problems there was someone at the end of the phone who could soon sort it out and point you in the right direction. I had to go to Preston to do exams which I was very nervous about but I had no need to worry as everyone at the Myerscough College were very helpful and supportive – it felt like I’d been doing this all my life. I passed and am now looking at starting employment with Xercise 4 Less on the 19th of August. I am also going to be pursuing my Level 3 personal trainer training with Diverse Trainers at the end of September and once completed I will hopefully be able to look for more work and have better opportunities opening up to me. I couldn’t have achieved this without all the support from Diverse Trainers and everyone who works with them. They are a great company and I would recommend them to anyone who wants a career in the fitness industry. I would recommend taking the Gym Instructor course to start a career in the fitness industry!