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"Raising the Bar" - what we've learned from a year's consultation with employers and fitness professionals

Elaine Briggs, Director of Training, Education and Innovation, Future Fit Training

Following on from last year's successful workshop, Future Fit – supported by CIMSPA and Sport England – have been undertaking the 2019 Raising the Bar project. Working with leading employers and fitness stakeholders, this year the focus has been on the implementation of professional standards, standards for deployment, creating high quality CPD and increasing the professional status of fitness professionals. This update session explains key findings and unpacks how these will impact on your career.

Whether you’re just starting in fitness or already within the industry, this session will tell you both what employers are looking for and what customers are asking for. Learn from the insight we have generated from leading employers as to what the ideal “model fitness professional” looks like.

Understanding employment status in the gig economy landscape

Les Potton, leading HR consultant, Target HR

Les will give an overview of how the Taylor review of modern working practices and recent case law is driving new employment realities on the gym floor. This breakout session will explain their impact on both employers, and self-employed personal trainers.

Choose this option to fully understand how to determine the correct employment status and the types of contracts for each assignment, appreciating the consequences of getting it wrong and ensuring that the new employment landscape is a positive one for you.

My PT Hub: a deep dive into tech designed to help CIMSPA practitioners

Phil Carr, CEO, My PT Hub

CIMSPA partners My PT Hub are enhancing their app experience with exclusive features for CIMSPA members that will raise your profile, enhance your reputation and drive exposure to new clients. Stop by for a full introduction to the software platform and how it can help leverage your CIMSPA membership and status into business success.

PTs – earning your royal chartered status

Nick Sellwood, Lead Chartered Assessor, CIMSPA
Danielle Peel, Head of Organisation, Design and Development, CIMSPA

Chartered membership pathways are being extended to excellent practitioners in fitness and coaching. We’re doing this to validate great frontline professionals, give them the exclusive status they deserve and explore how our sector’s best can stand at the top of our profession.

In this workshop, Nick and Danni will take you step by step through the process of becoming one of the sector’s first chartered fitness professionals – showing you best practice and maximising your chance of a successful application. Now is the time to join the growing ranks of our sector’s chartered experts and gain parity of esteem with other recognised professions.

Incorporated by Royal Charter Charity registration number 1144545

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