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Tom Godwin BA (Hons) – Managing Director

For more details on Tom Godwin, have a look at his personal website.

I have had a wide and varied career in the fitness and wellbeing industry, it all started at the age of 16 when I started as a gym junior at my local gym.  This mainly involved cleaning up all the sweaty towels, cleaning down the kit, stocking up and all the real dogsbody work.  Strange thing was that I loved it!  Just being in the gym, talking to the members and Personal Trainers (who at the time were like gods to me) gave me a massive buzz.

After a about 12 months I took the step and did a very basic fitness instructors course, this gave me just enough knowledge to become a Fitness Instructor.  This was one of the best days of my life and also the most daunting, I had my first induction.  At the time this was a massive thing to me and I gave the client my very best, they ended up with a 90 minute induction (normally 30 mins).

Over the next 12 months I saved hard and put myself through the Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy.  This was an awesome course, it really gave me the depth of knowladge and skills I needed to become a Personal Trainer. I worked for a few months in a chain gym and then decided to go out on my own in 2002.

I formed Foresight Personal Training, with the aim of being the leading Personal Training, Strength and Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Therapy consultancies in the North West, UK.  The business has gown year on year, and very surprisingly even through the recent economic climate.  We aim to give all our clients a high quality service, motivation, and above all RESULTS.  To us if you get the results you desire we have done a good job.  We work to the Foresight Personal Training System which has been honed over the years to give clients a high level of support and encoragement in working towards their health, wellbeing and fitness goals.

In 2005 I and my team started to work in the corporate sector offering a wide range of health and well-being related services to clients across the North of England.  I have found this an amazing experiance and one that gives us as wellbeing professionals a real stage where we can make a difference to a group of people.  Some of the things we have been involved in include, wellbwing roadshows/fairs, one on one consultations, maual handling training, stress management training, consulatncy, and much more.  The corporate scene for helping people to imporve thier health is steadly growing and is one that I feel will help to improve the health of the nation over the next few years.

I have also been  involved in the education and assessment of new entrants and those looking for CPD within our own industry, I have delivered a number of courses for personal trainers, sports coaches and leisure staff that have been based on a wide range of topics.  I have found this to be an amazing experience as I love knowledge, this really does give me the opportunity to both share and grow my own knowledge base.

I have recently joined the Council of Members for the Register of Exercise Professionals, this is a great honour and as part of the council we represent the membership and help to influence the industry that we are part of.

If you would like to know any more about me please do drop me a line or vsit my personal website TomGodwin.co.uk! !

TOM

My Fitness Qualifications

  • BA (Hons)
  • Premier Masters Diploma in Personal Training
  • Premier Diploma in Personal Training
  • Premier Diploma in Sports Psychology
  • IIST: Diploma in Sports Therapy
  • CHEK: Program Design
  • CHEK: Scientific Core Conditioning
  • CHEK: Scientific Back Training
  • CHEK: Swiss Ball Training Course
  • CHEK: Advanced Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation
  • CHEK: Dynamic Medicine Ball Training
  • CHEK: Advanced Program Design
  • CYQ: GP Referral
  • NASM: Pre/Post Natal Specialist
  • Premier: Resisted Movement Training
  • Premier: Movement Based Flexibility
  • Premier: Sports Therapy Certificate
  • Premier: Fitness Trainer Award
  • Premier: Circuits Instructor Award
  • Premier: Nutrition Certificate
  • Premier: Body Massage Certificate
  • Premier: Career and Personal Development
  • Pad Box: Instructor Level One
  • PTontheNet  Functional Flexibility
  • PTontheNet  Strength Training
  • PTontheNet: Functional Program Design
  • PTontheNet: Special Populations
  • PTontheNet: Periodization
  • PTontheNet: Core
  • PTontheNet: Female Training
  • PTontheNet: Client and Business Management
  • BAWLA: Instructors Award
  • BAWLA: Leaders Award
  • NCF: Good Practice and Child Protection
  • NCF: Coaching Children and Young People
  • NCF: Coaching Methods and Communication
  • NCF: Fitness and Training
  • NCF: Injury Prevention and Management
  • NCF: Fuelling Performers

Other Qualifications

  • City & Guilds: 7303 Teaching in the LIfelong Learning Sector
  • CYQ: Assessing in the Active Leisure Sector
  • Fully Insured
  • BNMAA: Shotokan Karate Instructor
  • BNMAA + AMA: 2nd Dan Shotokan Karate
  • BNMAA: 2nd Dan Freestyle Karate
  • BNMAA: 1st Dan Kickboxing
  • Control and Restraint Instructor
  • Self Defence Instructor

Trade Association Memberships

  • Register of Exercise Professionals (Level 3 – Senior Level)
  • National Register of Personal Trainers
  • British National Martial Arts Association
  • Amateur Martial Arts Association
  • The Self Defence Federation
  • Sportscoach UK (new name for The National Coaching Foundation)

Upcoming Qualifications (Courses I am Book/Intend to complete in the next 2 years)

  • CYQ: Internal Verifying
  • Active IQ: Level 4 Low Back Pain
  • Active IQ: Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management
  • CYQ: Ante/Post Natal
  • CYQ: Older Adult
  • CYQ: Children (Gym)
  • Metabolic Typing Advisor
  • Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
  • Chek: Primal Patterns
  • Chek: Equal but not the Same
  • Poliquin: Biosignature Modulation
  • NASM: Older Adult Specialist
  • NASM: Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM: Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM: Tutoring School