Welcome to the SIX3NINE Academy for Personal Trainers.

We believe that post-qualification professional development is paramount for trainers driven by providing the highest possible level of service to their clients. Because of the unique role trainers play in their client’s lives, this development should be bespoke to you and the demands of your client base. 

This is a 12-Week Academy, in which you will be working alongside a small group of likeminded individuals, supported throughout by the Six3nine team. You will gain access to the in-house expertise and experience at SIX3NINE via groups seminars, practical hands on sessions, online content, guest speakers and 1-1 professional development meetings. 

We are proud to present this immersive learning experience for the elite level trainers of the future in order to share our collective knowledge and support you on your journey.




Provide genuine value to your customers by mastering a client-centred approach to personal training.

We will elevate your standard of training by giving you a better understanding of the nuance and complexity of working with the human body and mind.

Become a leader in your field by gaining the kind of confidence that allows you to stop having to compete against others and focus on your own practice.

Expand your training arsenal to improve your client's sessions, programming and results.

We'll work with you to improve all areas of your professional development to help you retain more clients and broaden your customer base. 



Russ Harris MSc
Head of Education

As the Head of Education at SIX3NINE, Russ has had several years of experience developing both clients and our team of personal trainers.

With a masters in Strength and Conditioning and a degree in Sports Science, his years in education have given him a vast bank of knowledge on the underpinning science of exercise and nutrition.

This extensive period studying at various institutes has also allowed him to witness the common strengths and weaknesses of the education system and allowed us to design our academy to ensure everyone gets the best possible learning experience.

Russ has been featured in both Mens Health, The Independent and published in the British Journal of Nutrition.


Ed Loveday
Senior Trainer

Ed is one of our Senior Trainers who has been a part of the SIX3NINE team for the past 4 years.

With a Law Degree and background working in the education system as a teacher, Ed has been heavily involved in designing and delivering education at SIX3NINE.

His experience and exceptional ability to adapt his approach to the audience makes Ed an integral member of the Academy education team.

Ed has been featured in both The Independent and The Telegraph.

Mark Milsted
Senior Trainer

Since joining the company, Mark has been heavily involved in our in-house education system through-out.

Mark is currently studying for his ISSN Diploma and has a remarkable ability to analyse and disseminate in-depth information from nutritional studies.

Mark will be working closely with the Academy, sharing the knowledge that he has acquired through practical experience and academic study.



Week 1: An Introduction

- Meet the SIX3NINE team and fellow Academy members
- Introduction to course, content, format and assessments
- Organising 1-1 professional development meetings


Week 2: Defining Your Approach

- The 3 pillars of successful personal training 

  • An interdisciplinary approach 
  • A client centred approach 
  • A values based approach

- Understanding a subjective perspective on personal training
- Developing your ‘why’


Week 3: Case study - The impact of changing perspective

- How changing perspective influences your work with clients
- Developing your client's 'why'

Literature: Crucial Conversations (Kelly Patternson) and MIT (Sobell and Sobell 2008)


Week 4: Assessing your clients and conducting successful consultations

- Why are we assessing at all?
- Building rapport, identifying barriers and challenging beliefs
- Analysing different movement screening methods
- Assessing nutrition - reporting accuracy and habits


Week 5: Case study - Assessment and consultations

- (Re)assessment and integration of session 1 and session 2
- 'Change talk' with clients


Week 6: Advanced Nutrition philosophy, proven strategies and the underpinning science

- Approach - behavioural change and forming new habits
- Analysing different nutritional strategies
- Nutritional supporting scientific literature 


Week 7: Case study - Advanced Nutrition strategy implementation

- Selecting the appropriate strategy for the client
- Successful implemention


Week 8: Training philosophy, proven strategies and the underpinning science

- Pros and cons of training tools and training styles
- Fostering a good relationship with exercise
- Verbal feedback, cueing, exercise selection and intensity
-  Effective progressions and regressions 


Week 9: Case study - Training interventions

- Identifying the approach
- Making successful training interventions


Week 10: Programming

- Window of opportunity for adaption
- Assessing the approach: bodybuilding, S&C, reactive adaptable, patterns over exercises
- Logistical considerations for client success


Week 11: Case study - Programming

- Reprogramming clients under the new paradigm


Week 12: The spaces in-between

- Food for thought: How food affects our behaviour, how behaviour affects our food
- Moving movement: How what we think moves us physically
- Language to movement: How what we say affects our performance


Relevant literature 

- MIT (Sobell and Sobell, 2008)
- PEAK Coaching Model) (O’Moore, 2012)
- 5 Why Principle (Toyota)
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (Maslow, 1943)
- The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg, 2012)
- Crucial Conversations (Kerry Patterson, 2002)
- Ignite the Fire (Jonathan Goodman, 2012)
- Bad Science (Ben Goldacre, 2008)
- Start with Why (Simon Sinek, 2009)



Course duration:

12 weeks - DATES TBC

Contact HOURS:

Across the 12 weeks, you'll be required to be at SIX3NINE for:

- 7 x practical 5 hour sessions
- 3 x professional development meetings

*Please note if you can't make a session, let us know and will try to accommodate you where possible.

Total cost: £800

This includes:

- 35 hours of practical coaching
- 3 hours of individual mentorship
- Weekly email support
- Presentation slides and online support


One Instalment: £800 in total
Three Monthly Instalments: £266 per month



SIX3NINE Personal Training
41-44 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden

(Entrance via Drury Lane)

0207 2420 060




What qualifications do I need to apply?

In order to benefit from the academy, all we ask is that you are a fully qualified level 3 personal trainer.

If you haven't yet qualified, our workshops are a fantastic stepping stone to give you a taste of how we work. You can browse them here.


Do I need to live in London?

Although it's not essential for you to live in London, the practical coaching and seminars will be based in Covent Garden so you'll need to be available to visit us once every two weeks.


What if I can't make a physical session? 

If you are no longer able to make a seminar or training session please let us know as soon as possible. You'll be sent across any presentation slides and content and where possible, we will also schedule in time to update you individually.


How much study time will I need to do outside of the contact hours?

Approximately 6-12 hours per fortnight will be sufficient to get through the reading materials however work with clients or case studies will be the main focus. The more time spent practically applying sections of the academy through-out the better.


Will there be any online support?

You'll receive once weekly email support from your assigned mentor alongside lecture content slides.


What will I gain at end of the 12 weeks?

The Academy is not about having a qualification in a particular subject, of which is only ever one small part of a job that entails much more than one specific area of research or interest. It is about how you're able to take the process by which we get results from our clients and apply that same successful method to your own practices.

We want to develop your understanding of not only how to do your job but what your job actually is, to provide direction and purpose. You will be evolving as a coach to respond to growing and broadening demand placed upon personal trainers to ‘know it all’.


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What happens next?

Due to high demand, we have had to introduce an application process. Trainers who demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm to join the Academy are likely to be more successful.

Once our next intake dates are confirmed, we'll contact you via email to discuss your application.