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COLLEGE HELPS STUDENTS TO LAUNCH OWN BUSINESS

8th October 2019

Students who have completed personal training qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College are being helped to set up their own businesses by the organisation. 

The qualified trainers can pay just £5 per session to work with their own clients in the college gym, compared to around £16.50 per session to rent space in a commercial gym. 

A group of 10 students who gained their personal training qualifications in the summer have taken up the opportunity and started putting clients through their paces in the gym at the college’s community sports centre, on the Wellington Road campus, in Bilston.    

Chris Bhella, sports tutor at the college, said: “When I ran my own personal training business the costs of renting gym space was so high that it took over half of the money I was making per session and, consequently, I had to charge my clients a higher rate to cover my costs.  

“By enabling qualified students to use our facilities at a much-reduced rate demonstrates our commitment to supporting them in their future careers and gives them the opportunity to run their own businesses and offer personal training sessions to local people without the added pressure of high rental costs.”  

Charlotte Henn, who completed the Level 3 diploma in personal training and has launched her own business, said: “This is a fantastic way of running my own business and means that I can concentrate on developing my client list and offering high quality training sessions without having to inflate the price to cover the cost of hiring gym space.”  

Find out more about personal training qualifications offered by the college here or call Tel: 01902 836000  

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