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Flexible learning is the key to being successful in your studies with us. We have a range of options to enable you to continue to work in your day job whilst you study.


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Blended Learning

Almost all of of courses are in the blended learning format. This means that you will do a mixture of online leaning, practical, theory and face to face lessons. We wont leave you to this alone! We have fully qualified teachers to deliver the course content, assess and track your learning.


The Studentzone is your online learning environment. Studentzone is an online learning environment that contains the resources you will need for your course. Studentzone has all of the interactive lessons, mock exams and lesson resources for each unit.


The Student Zone is the portal to your continued career progression and development with our unique Alumni Zone. An Academy career mentor will support you in your new job following your graduation and making sure you have everything you need to be successful.

Flexi -Study

We know that you lead busy lives! We have a range of study options that adapts to your needs. Whether your a student or in work, you will be able to study with us in your own time. Our mentors will create a learning plan that suits your needs.

National Qualifications

Whether you are looking to become a fitness instructor, develop your client base with our SportsAble endorsed disability sport training courses or whether you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, we have courses to suit your needs. Our nationally recognised YMCA Awards qualifications will supercharge your new career.

The UK Health & Fitness Industry

The UK Health & Fitness Industry

The uk health & Fitness industry

The UK Health and Fitness Industry.

The UK Health and Fitness industry has more choices than ever before from HIIT to Calisthenics to Recovery Yoga. There is a rich choice of options to meet the needs of individuals who wish to facilitate or partake in.


The 2017 ‘State of the UK Fitness Industry Report’ reveals that the UK health and fitness industry continues to grow. Driven from the private sector, which has more clubs, more members and a greater market value than ever before. 1 in every 7 people in the UK is a member of a gym. There are now over 9.7 million fitness members in the UK which has encouraged a very healthy all-time high of 14.9% growth from the previous year.


“It may be premature to call the period to 2020 “the golden age of fitness” according to David Minton, Director of Leisure DB 2016, and he suggests “further growth will only be limited to the imagination of those pushing the boundaries. The number of gyms is on course to go over 7,000 for the first time, total membership to exceed 10 million. The market value is expected to reach £5 billion and the penetration rate should easily surpass 15%.”

UK Fitness industry 2019 - SFE Academy

A healthier Future

As cardiovascular disease and obesity continue to grow the industry has an important role in the health of current and future generations. The industry adapts to meet these challenges long term. Changing factors in the industry included an aging population and a strong growth of Millennials seeking wellness and active pursuits. Populations are increasingly concerned about exercising more and eating smarter than previous generations, in return willing to invest and spend on intrinsic rewards.

Fitness certification programs continue to grow, says the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2016, and while standards vary among organisations, getting certified simply means you are a legit trainer that has studied and passed a test on gym safety, proper exercise form, and training guidelines. ACSM reports states, personal training has always been part of the top 10 trends. “Personal trainers will continue to be an important part of the professional staff of health and fitness centres.”

Health benefits of physical activity - SFE Academy

The rise of Obesity

There are many reasons why there is an increase in overweight and obese children and adults throughout the UK. Socio -economic, cultural and education factors all play and important part in this story. However, what is really important to note is that as the levels of people being classified as overweight or obese continue to rise in the UK as does the risk of developing the cluster of diseases that are associated with it. 


Hospital admissions are also increasing year on year and the is a real risk that the NHS becomes inundated with people who are presenting wholly preventable diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us all that we must be try and keep in shape and we are more at risk from serious complications from the disease if we have co-morbidity factors associated with our overweight and obese status. 


Key health and exercise industry facts

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