In addition to ‘business as usual’, providing live learning through digital technology delivery methodology to thousands of students, during lockdown imposed by Coronavirus, Premier Global NASM has released a suite of digital education support materials to help fitness professionals develop new skills and broaden their knowledge.
The UK’s leading training provider has announced a weekly schedule of education sessions that will be posted on their Instagram story or streamed live. In addition to sessions delivered by Premier Global NASM’s team of highly skilled tutors, covering a range of technical topics from various training techniques to building a successful online business and recovery practices, there will also be opportunities to gain insight from working personal trainers, better understanding ‘a day in the life’ and the challenges and rewards they encounter. There are also planned ‘take-overs’ from third party partners, extending the education into areas which complement physical training such as nutrition, developing a successful online business and how to market a business.
Live sessions will be promoted via a schedule posted to Instagram and Facebook at the start of each week. For those who are unable to get involved live, a selection of recorded content will be posted on their Instagram TV (IGTV).
“During these tough times, when the government is asking everyone to stay home in order to slow the spread of this virus, many personal trainers will be finding themselves with time of their hands,” explains Dan Rees, Commercial Director at Premier Global NASM. “We are encouraging all fitness professionals to use this time to upskill and extend their knowledge base so that when facility doors re-open our workforce is more equipped than ever before to deal with the huge influx of consumers keen and eager to work out.”
Premier Global NASM is also offering free enrolment onto selected digital courses. The first ‘Mental Toughness’ explores how to keep the mind engaged, responsive, resilient and strong under pressure.
The course is divided into four modules which cover: Concentration and Attentional Focus, Confidence, Motivation plus Coping with Pressure and Adversity. Each module is supported by a video and a PDF e-book. There is also an exam to complete at the end.
Rees, adds: “Many fitness professionals and their clients will struggle with the mental pressures associated with isolation, whether this be because of physical distancing, stress caused by financial pressures or concerns about the welfare of loved ones. This course will help individuals to better understand mental ‘triggers’ and provide practical solutions to develop mental resilience.”
This course is available via a link on Instagram right now and more digital education tools will be added over the coming weeks.
Rees concludes: “During these unprecedented times, the welfare and education of our students is our primary concern. We are doing everything we can to provide valuable education resources so that when the sector re-opens for business our workforce is well prepared.”
“Two years ago, Premier Global NASM invested in digital transformation and, as a result, we are able to support the entire learner journey, unaffected by imposed physical distancing. Over the last few weeks, since Coronavirus gripped the country, we have been working closely with our Awarding Organisation, ActiveIQ, to build an alternative assessment strategy which can be implemented throughout this COVID-19 period. We have successfully rolled this out, meaning learners can fully complete all assessments and gain their qualifications without interruption.”