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Become a Fully Qualified Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer With the MHEC Academy

Level 3 Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer Diploma –
Study with the MHEC Academy

Has exercise changed your life, and you now want to help others take up exercise and transform their lives too?

Are you frustrated in your current career working hard for someone else, and would rather be your own boss, with no ceiling on career progression, aspirations or income?

Have you been considering a career in the fitness industry for some time, but you don’t know where to start, specifically what Qualifications you need, or who to trust?

Does exercise make you feel powerful, fearless and unstoppable, and you now want to apply these traits to establishing a fulfilling fitness business that revitalises the health of your community?

If the above scenarios resonate with you, then we can’t suggest a more rewarding (and obvious!) route than becoming a L3 Gym Instructor & PT Qualified with the MHEC Academy.

What will you receive?


What makes MHEC different to other course providers?

Transitioning into a new profession, albeit exciting, can be quite daunting, especially if you think you have to come up with all of the answers on your own. Unlike other course providers, we don’t view your Gym Instructor & PT Diploma as a ‘tick box’ exercise, or a Qualification you simply need to pass to be able to work in a gym.

We view your L3 Diploma as the most important training you’ll ever undertake, because your understanding of the learning materials and your awareness of other peoples’ bodies, minds, needs, wants and desires will ultimately determine the success of your future business.

Rather than lonely, unstimulating distance learning, the MHEC Academy prides itself on providing an immersive learning experience that focusses on you, your future clients, and your business.

Most PT Course Providers

  • Flexible payment plans
  • Online learner portal
  • Course materials
  • Tuition and support on assessment days
  • Certification
  • Immersive learning experience
  • Additional learner portal with access to feed, expert staff, fellow candidates and in-app messenger​
  • A community of like-minded coaches working toward a similar goal​
  • Monthly virtual support webinars
  • Check-ins to monitor progress and troubleshoot issues​
  • Tuition and support across the whole learning term​
  • Access to in-person education and networking events with the MHEC team​

What the MHEC Academy provides

  • Flexible payment plans
  • Online learner portal
  • Course materials
  • Tuition and support on assessment days
  • Certification
  • Immersive learning experience
  • Additional learner portal with access to feed, expert staff, fellow candidates and in-app messenger
  • A community of like-minded coaches working toward a similar goal
  • Monthly virtual support webinars
  • Check-ins to monitor progress and troubleshoot issues
  • Tuition and support across the whole learning term
  • Access to in-person education and networking events with the MHEC team

What is the MHEC Academy?

Alongside the L3 Diploma, the MHEC Academy is the home of the Award in Mental Health & Exercise Coaching, the world’s first mental health certification for fitness professionals.

The Award in MHEC is redefining what it means to exercise and revitalising an industry that can often feel outdated and backwards.

Rather than exercising to ‘look good’, MHEC focusses on helping more people than ever before take up exercise, because it makes them ‘feel good’.

Be confident in the knowledge that your L3 Gym Instructor & PT Diploma is being taught by an innovative company that prides itself on:

Once you are L3 Gym Instructor & Personal Training Qualified, we can consider your application for the Award in MHEC, if becoming a PT who focusses on mental health is a path you wish to explore.

Who will you be taught by?

Our expert tutors have 50+ years combined experience within the fitness industry. They are fun, progressive and have dedicated their lives to your success.

Rather than stuffy classrooms and scary exams, our tutors bring a vibrant, empowering and inspiring learning experience.

We want you to model our tutors and live by their values – and who knows, maybe one day you’ll be supporting trainee coaches just like them!

Here’s why Phoebe says you should be taught by MHEC:

“From the second we signed in the nerves disappeared! The imposter syndrome that’s been here for a while is fading away and I feel a lot more confident around my purpose.”

And here's what our MHEC Academy Coaches have said about their in-person workshop days...

Mark did things he never thought he was capable of…

Erin was helped with her nerves from the moment she arrived…

Rhona’s head was left buzzing with new information…

Charli has never felt so sure about anything in her life…

And Sarah was left raving about how fantastic our course tutors are…

A message from the MHEC Academy Founder

10 years ago, I was sacked from my job working in a Bookmakers and was left unemployed, with no career prospects or hope for a better life.

To top things off, my relationship had ended, and before I knew it, I was squatting at a friend’s house and drinking most nights.

But then something magical happened – I joined a gym.

I’d always known that exercise was good for my health, especially having played football when I was younger.

After immediately feeling happier, more confident and more resilient, I quickly decided that I wanted others to feel the same way as me.

I became Gym Instructor & PT Qualified (my parents paid for my courses, thanks mum and dad!) and flung myself into the fascinating world of Personal Training.

Back then, my course didn’t teach me the business tools or human behavioural skills needed grow my service, and because I immediately went fully self-employed, I didn’t have time to hone my craft and financially, I had no safety net.

I was well and truly in the deep end, and I made mistakes that are still too distressing to share here; when you’re playing with other peoples’ finances, health and dreams, you simply can’t afford to ‘wing it’.

I was either going to sink, swim or float, and fortunately, purely down to my desire to help people avoid the mental struggles I’d faced, I was able to front crawl my way to success.

Thankfully, a decade’s worth of mistakes and priceless lessons now allow me to help aspiring fitness professionals like you jump years ahead of the rest of the market, and hit the ground running as fully Qualified Personal Trainers. You’ll no longer have to worry about keeping yourself afloat, because we have a boat full of expert staff, groundbreaking business support, and fellow candidates joining you on your new venture.

I’ve taught over 3000 PT’s at educational workshops, and personally trained up over 350 Coaches, and due to our tried and tested frameworks and support systems, many of them are making more progress within their first year than I made in my first five!

I know how to help you get people to want to work with you, and have fun whilst doing so, so that you can become the go-to coach in your area and attract the right attention!

The prospect of a career change is scary, but it’s far easier than staying where you are, or a life full of regrets, ‘could have’s’, and ‘should have’s’.

I can personally promise you that waking up each morning knowing that you are leaving people in a better place than you found them, being your own boss, and chasing and fulfilling your dreams, is the most rewarding life choice you could possibly make.

“You weren’t born to just pay bills and die…”, or stay in a job that makes you miserable.

I’m here to show you how to make your personal and professional life magical instead.

See you on the inside.

Dan Hancock

Founder of the MHEC Academy

We intake new candidates four times a year (in January, April, July & October)

Pay now to secure your space in our July intake.

Or if you’d rather just register your interest, you can be added to our waitlist.

Get on the waitlist for October