Athlete Academy

The Strength & Conditioning Specialists

Learning the fundamentals of how to move properly is vital in a young athlete’s development. Unfortunately, this is all too often overlooked. Skill-specific training is, of course, important in a young athlete’s development, but learning how to train shouldn’t be overlooked.

For anyone who wants to learn more about physical development, our experts have a huge amount of experience in working with young athlete’s and teaching them the fundamentals of good movement and training patterns, which can also help avoid injury.

It’s not just youth athletes that need help with their strength and conditioning education. Fundamentally, we help adults understand how to carry out basic movements correctly. And the best part? This is for everyone; you don’t have to be a professional

athlete to learn how moving properly can help you. Training and moving properly is a fundamental part of avoiding injury, so get in touch today to find out more about our adult strength and conditioning education options.

We offer programmes to qualify you as a Personal Trainer. Becoming a PT provides people with the opportunity to be their own boss and be in charge of their own earning potential. We help set you on the right path, with detailed training to ensure that you can train others effectively and safely.

And the best thing? Our training programme was developed by the man who wrote the course. Ed is a director, tutor and assessor for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, so there really is nobody better positioned to train you and set you up for a career as a Personal Trainer.

Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)

The Athlete Academy is the first Training Provider in the country to run this exciting new fitness qualification.

This brand-new entry-level fitness qualification is regarded by many as the most significant development in fitness education for over 20 years. In February 2019 the course was endorsed by CIMSPA, and is the result of a collaboration between the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)– the professional body for Strength and Conditioning Coaches – and fitness industry awarding organisations.

The Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (L2CFCS) recognises and promotes the value of functional training for participants of all ages.

  • S&C Trainers will learn to personally master and coach foundation movement skills, including running-based activitiesin a variety of environments and not limited to only gym-based activities.
  • S&C Trainers will learn how to help participants make improvements with and without the use of equipmentand be able to adapt sessions for youth participants as well as adults.
  • Successful L2CFCS trainers will be confident using a wide range of strength and fitness training tools, including free weights, medicine balls, rigs/bars, suspension trainers and CV equipment.
  • L2CFCS trainers will be qualified to work with youth participants (11+) and adults of all ages.

Our Video Resources

Learn How To Move

A picture tells a thousand words. Utilise our video resources to learn how you should be training for maximum impact and how to minimise the risk of injury.

About us

We're Strength & Conditioning experts and we're passionate about what we do.

We really know what we're talking about. We're headed up by Ed Archer, who is also the Director of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, so all our coaches really know their stuff.
We love what we do and we're passionate about our work. Learning the fundamental aspects of strength and conditioning is vital to improving performance, whether you're a young athlete or an adult.
Proven Success
We've worked with countless athletes to help them to move better. Learning these skills can help avoid injury and enhance performance so we're keen to help countless more.



As a professional rugby player, I wanted to work with a training provider that would deliver more than just the basics of a Personal Training qualification. Ed Archer from the Athlete Academy was more than just a tutor, and supported my learning with understanding of the demands of my schedule and insight into high performance culture. My PT course was about more than just a piece of paper and I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Darren Dawidiuk
Darren Dawidiuk
I completed my Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training with the Athlete Academy and have combined my qualification with my experience as a competitive triathlete and equine athlete, to grow a successful personal training business. The Athlete Academy provides a unique blend of excellent tutoring, course material and facilities, with extensive high-performance strength and condition experience. I continue to train with their team every week to develop my own practical skills and enhance my own coaching.
Charlie Iles
Charlie Iles

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