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Tom Godwin in PT Magazine

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

As some of you are aware I am now writing a regular column in the industry leading magazine for personal trainers, PT Magazine. I thought even though these articles are aimed at personal trainers that a number of you out there may find them interesting!

Please share and ask any questions you may have!




A site about me!

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Hi All,

Recently I decided to create a website that detailed who I am and what I do.  So I put together, this site is well… all about me!

It would be great to hear what you all think about the site and anything else you would like to see on here!  Lookout for the client/members area, that will be hitting you guys soon!


Personal Training Course Manchester

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hi All,

Recently i have had a fair few clients and other people ask about how they become a personal trainer, so i thought i would post a link to the personal training course in Manchester.

If you interested in becoming a personal trainer Fitness Industry Education are well worth a look, a great company with some great training options.  I am not on a commission but I do tutor and assess for this company so if you come along to one of the Manchester based training courses you might meet me.

For honest advice about becoming a personal trainer do please feel free to contact me.


Tom Godwin becomes part of the REPs Council

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

HI All,

Just wanted to let you all know about an exciting new development, in June I attended my firs meeting of the Register of Exercise Professionals Council of members.  This body was put together to represent the interests of the some 40,000 members of the register, and is made up of representatives of the membership and the registrar of REPs.

I feel that this is an important role and one that will allow me to focus my passion for the industry into somthing that will help to shape the future of the industry.  I am looking forward to representing the REPs membership and look forward to being part of the REPs council team.

I will be part of the council for the next 3 years before having to be re-elected, so if you are a REPs member and would like me to discuss anything on your behalf or if you have an interest in REPs and how it works and would liek more information please do feel free to contact me.


Tom Godwin Teaches the Personal Trainers of Tomorrow

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Hi All,

Over the past few weeks I have been delivering a course to new personal trainers in Manchester.  It has really been a great experiance, the guys and girls on the curse have learnt a wide range of skills that will help them to work within the fitness industry.  We have been looking at a range of subjects that lead to them reciving a qualification via Active IQ and recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals.

These courses qualify them to work as a personal trainer (Level 3), the guys and girls are raring to go and can’t wait to get out there and start working with clients to help them achieve their wellbeing goals.

Over the past few years I have started sharing some of my knowledge base and practical experiance with those looking to enter the active leisure industry.  This amongst my main job as a <A HREF=””>Personal Trainer in Didsbury</A>.

I am still available for personal training in Manchester, so if you are looking to hit your new year running and get the RESULTS you want give us a call!


Educating the Personal Trainers of Tomorrow

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Hi All,

Just thought I would drop you a quick bit of news, over the next few weeks I will be working with some of the Personal Trainers of tomorrow. I will be working with a small group of guys and girls to help them in thier studies towards their Level 3 DIploma in Personal Training.

I have been doing bits of teaching on and off for the last couple of years, but this is something I really do find rewarding.

So if you want to be a personal trainer, why not get in contact and we can get you hooked up on the course!


Who is Tom Godwin (Part Two)?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Hi All,

After qualifying I did the usual and worked part time for a number of gyms in Manchester and Cheshire in a range of positions from Personal Trainer, to Gym Manager. At this time I also decided that it was probably a good move to go to uni too, as I loved Personal Training so much I was sure it could not last as a career, who ever has a job they love?  How wrong could I have been?

I decided as a back up to do a BA (Hons) Business Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, the course was aimed at those who wished to start and run their own businesses. This course seemed an idea complement to my Personal Training. The course was great fun, and once again I landed on my feet and had some great tutors who never minded me molding questions to make them more relevant to the fitness industry. The course helped me to realise exactly how much business knowledge and skill you need to run a successful company. This course has been a constant help to me over the years, and has more than paid for itself.

While studying I continued working at a gym and also started seeing a few private clients, this helped me to keep my hand in with all the fitness stuff. I found that my degree actually helped me a great deal in how I dealt with and managed the relationships with my Personal Training clients. With me covering areas such as marketing, accountancy, operations, etc… I was able to build up a great business plan for how to take my business to the next level, and then more to the point make it work!

Slowly over the years the business grew and I gained more and more clients, within a year of leaving university freelance personal training was my full time job. I was able to then use the business skill gained at university, coupled with my practical skills to launch the business, and gain a number of clients very quickly.

I established Foresight Fitness Services formally and looked at ways that I could make my services open to a wider segment of the community. I set out with the goal that Foresight Personal Training should look to offer a leading range and quality of personal wellbeing services at an affordable price. But will leave it there before this turns into a sales pitch! IF you would like to see more about what we offer and info about how we work, have a look at the website.  All you would liek to know is on there and if you have any questions do please just drop us a line!

Since qualifying from the Premier Diploma I have ensured that I continue with improving my knowledge base and I have added qualifications to my list from NCF, Premier, and YMCA. I feel that this is vital to being a successful personal trainer, in this industry ideas, theories and methods of best practice are constantly changing, and it is vital that you stay ahead of the game. Also it would be impossible to know it all so by constantly adding to your knowledge base you can become the best possible trainer you can be!

I am also always looking for new ways to take my wellbeing message to new audenaces, all in all I love the industry I am in and feel that I am here to help as may people as possible to live a happier, healthier and longer life.

If you would like to book a free Personal Training Taster Session and Consultation in the Manchester area, Call 0161 614 0133 NOW, or E-mail

Who is Tom Godwin?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Hi All,

I thought I would start off by telling you a little about myself and my background in the world of health, fitness, nutrition and personal training.

I started off in the fitness industry working at the Galleon Leisure Club in Didsbury, at the young age of 17. I had only had a very low level gym qualification, but it gave me the basics. I started off as a gym junior, basically doing all the cleaning jobs/keeping the place ticking over and helping out with members questions. This involved alot of cleaning and sweaty towels. This experience made me really appreciate what a great place a gym is, I really enjoyed the atmosphere and had the opportunity to work with some great people.

After a month I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life, I decided to attend the BAWLA Instructors course, and once I had passed this I was made a Fitness Instructor. I loved it, I got to do so much more than wiping down the machines and filling the water cooler!! I was finally let loose on the members, designing very basic programs, doing inductions and still my share of the cleaning! Again working more closely with the members allowed me to meet some great people and help them in my small way to achieve their personal wellbeing goals. These small improvements that I helped clients to make is where I got my first exposure to what great personal rewards being a personal trainer can give you.

Even though looking back I now see how little I actually knew, but it gave me that grounding in knowing how gyms worked and how to work as part of the fitness team. After a six months or so, and a shock to myself in that I had found a job that actually enjoyed, I got into a conversation with one of the personal trainers about what it took to become a PT. He recommended that I look at the Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Therapy as a good course to aim towards, and after a bit of research I did just that.This would allow me to start working as a personal trainer and give me a very strong foundation in the theory and practice of sports science.

These course was not cheap and cost in the region of £3,000 for the full time course, so I had my goal, I just had to raise the money. So I just worked and worked, I took all the shifts I could and saved up for the course and a bit extra to see me though.This involve living on a very tight budget, but looking back now it was well worth it.

As soon as I had the money I booked on the course, and I was on my way to my dream of becoming a personal trainer!

The diploma was again another of my great experiences in this industry, I was with a great group of people and I could not have asked for a better tutor. Who if anyone is interested in becoming a persona trainer, still teaches the course based in Manchester.  The course was grueling, early starts and late finishes (two busses and a hour walk each way!) and most nights I got home and felt like my head was going to explode from all the information Doug had crammed into my brain. But again after a lot of hard work I managed to graduate, I had finally achieved what I wanted so badly. To be a qualified Personal Trainer! In a later blog I am planning to cover how to become a personal trainer, as I am often asked. So I will look at what is covered on a PT course in more detail then!

I however realised that compleating the course is just the start the real hard work was just about to start as I strugged to start my business, and the emense amount of work that goes into helping clients to really get the most out of thier time with me.  Not to mention the continual learning an self improvement.

Well going to leave it there for today, will move on to part two of my ramble about me on Thursday!