Printed Date: 12/08/2020

Leisure Operator GLL announces national partnership with Future Fit Training


Charitable social enterprise and leisure operator GLL has announced a partnership that will see Future Fit become its exclusive health & fitness staff training provider: offering courses on areas such as pre and post-natal exercise, nutrition for weight management and exercise for older adults.

The three-year deal will mean that consistent training is given to all GLL’s health and fitness staff at the 200 leisure facilities it operates across the UK. The training will initially focus on Fitness Instructors and Fitness Class Instructors but will also be rolled out to Supervisors, Service Managers and General Managers.

All the courses delivered by Future Fit will accredited by the Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), while nutrition courses will also be accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). The training will take place ‘in centre’ with some elements of e-learning.

Better leisure centre customers will also benefit from the new partnership. Gym members will be offered discounts of 10%* on a range of health and fitness-related courses including Personal Training and Gym Instructor qualifications.

Commenting on the new deal, Mac Cleves, GLL College Head said: “We are confident that this new and exciting partnership will improve the training provision we are able to give to our staff, while also expanding the opportunities available to our members, users and wider communities.

“Not only will it ensure consistency and increased quality across the organisation, but it will also enable us to diversify the training we are able to provide to our fitness instructors; equipping them with multiple skills that will allow them to deliver a more comprehensive offering to our customers.”

In 2016 Future Fit Training won the UK Active Training Awards for ‘Training Provider of the Year’ while GLL won the UK Active Training Awards ‘Employer of the Year’ category.