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Founded in 2008 by Catherine Wass and Stuart Hamilton, Hamiltons Training Academy pecialises in delivering the world renown YMCA Awards fitness instructor courses in a professional, but approachable way . At Hamiltons Training Academy our own values focus on excellence, professionalism and commitment. These values permeate our whole approach and help achieve desired standards and results for all companies and individuals with which we work.

Hamiltons Training Academy's head office is in Colchester, which includes our on site training facilities.

Catherine Wass B.Sc. (hons.). Catherine started her career in fitness in 1982, by teaching exercise to music classes and after gaining her degree in Fitness and Health from UEL in 1997 became a personal trainer. Catherine has coached national and international champion weightlifters, powerlifters and bodybuilders for over 20 years as well as being a World Champion powerlifter herself in 2002. Catherine has completed her post-graduate teaching degree and tutors and assesses YMCA Awards courses, she is also group activities manager at Hamiltons Fitness Centre.
Stuart Hamilton. Stuart has been Managing Director of Hamiltons Health and Fitness Ltd since 1990 and formed Hamiltons Training Academy with his partner Catherine Wass in 2008. Stuart has been a British Champion bodybuilder and powerlifter as well as coaching national and international champion bodybuilders, powerlifters and weightlifters since 1990. Stuart has an HND in Business Studies and is the course administrator for Hamiltons Training and tutors Business and Marketing Skills.
Tiffany Croker. Tiffany completed the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in August 2011 and the YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training in December 2011. She has also completed the Level 3 Award in Ante and Post Natal, the Level 3 Training in Outdoor Environments and the Level 3 Assessors Award. Tiffany runs her own successful personal training business (Practical PT) and assists on Level 2 and 3 courses as well as being one of the assessment team.

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Whether you have just started thinking about a career in the fitness industry, or want to bring your qualifications up date then please feel free to email or telephone (07957844512) our course advisor, Stuart Hamilton, with any of your questions or concerns.
Stuart has been a personal trainer, fitness centre manager and course tutor for many years and can advise you from a number of different viewpoints.

Hamiltons Training Academy is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) Registration number: UKPRN: 10026462.
Hamiltons Training Academy is part of of Hamiltons Health and Fitness Ltd, Hamiltons Health & Fitness Limited is a company registered in England with company number 02833581 and VAT registration number GB 584 0265 38