Monday, 7 April 2014
Student Ross in national personal trainer competition
Sports student Ross Pickersgill has won his way through to the national final of a personal trainer competition.
It was a close competition with Ross narrowly beating Luke to a place in the final, but the pair remain firm friends.
Ross will be representing the North East as he competes against students from eight different regions in the competition, organised by CYQ and British Colleges Sport.
“My ambition is to work as a personal trainer in one of the local gyms and to hopefully one day own my own gym,” said Ross.
“Obviously, I’m delighted to have won but would have been happy if it had been my mate Luke, as long as the college was represented. I’m glad I will have him there on the day with me.”
“We’re all delighted that Ross has made it through to the national finals,” said Graham.
The 18-year-old took part in the North East regional heat of the prestigious Level 3 CYQ Fitness Trainer Competition, in which his friend and fellow Redcar & Cleveland College student Luke Danks also took part.
To win his place in the final, Ross was judged on the proficiency of his consultation skills by being given a scenario, which saw him working with a client to deliver a tailor-made session and evaluate the results.
Both teenagers are completing the full-time Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training at the college, where the competition was held.
Despite not making it through to the final, Luke will accompany Ross as his client to the national event on May 1 at the FA’s St.George’s Park in Burton-Upon-Trent.
Ross, a former pupil of Laurence Jackson School, from Guisborough, said he was excited to be competing on a national scale.
“I’m made up to be through to the national final of the competition. To be able to say that I’ve competed at this level is an amazing thing.
Graham Timms, Sports and Fitness Lecturer at Redcar & Cleveland College, said everyone was very proud of both students.
“Of course we were disappointed for Luke but we understand it was a close call. They both did very well. Competing on a national stage will be a great experience for Ross and we wish him every success.”
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