Qualifications and Experience

My name is Mark Wrench and I have been working full-time in the fitness industry since October 2007.  I completed a level 3 Health and Fitness Diploma at Kidderminster College in June 2007.

I began my career as a fitness instructor, working in the gym at the Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre in Kidderminster.  Whilst working for D.C Leisure I had the opportunity to learn from some fantastic people working in the fitness industry and fantastic members attending the leisure centre.

I am committed to a lifetime of learning; I read up on health and fitness, anatomy and physiology most days of the week, and attend courses on a regular basis;  I even listen to a lot of health and fitness-related audiobook, which helps keep me up-to-date.  I enjoy innovating new fresh routines every month.

I am on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 4, which is the highest level, and REPs is also where I obtain my public liability insurance for exercise instruction.

Whilst working for D.C Leisure I progressed to become a personal trainer and group exercise instructor, gaining many more qualifications.  I started teaching more and more classes; to date, I teach or have taught: Circuits, Aerobics, Body Pump, Boxercise, Kettlebells, ViPR, Activity Referral, Yoga, Fall Prevention for Frailer Older Adults, Tai Chi, Core Strength, Core Fit, Core Ball and Active Seniors.

In 2009 I started teach a couple of classes on a self-employed basis, hiring local halls.  As my classes outside of the Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre became more and more successful, I added to them, and have been fully self-employed since 2011.

I now teach the following 6 class types: Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga and Pilates, Yang style Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Beginners, Modern Pilates and Active Seniors.

Enjoy your training. 

Mark Wrench 07973 970 093

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Health and Fitness Qualifications and Certificates of Attendance

June 07       Level 3 Personal Trainer, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Nutritional Advice, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Sports Therapy, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Health, Safety, Security and Employment Standards, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Sports Massage, V.T.C.T

June 07       Level 3 Body Massage, V.T.C.T

Feb 08        Level 2 Supervising Exercise with Disabled People, IFI

July 08        Level 3 Understanding the Fitness & Leisure Industry, Lifetime

Aug 08        Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management, Lifetime

Aug 08        Level 3 Exercise and Fitness knowledge, Lifetime

Aug 08        Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor, Lifetime

Jan 09         Level 3 Exercise Referral Consultant, The Wright Foundation

Aug 09        Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor, Later Life Training

Jan 10        Body Pump International Instructor, Les Mills International

April 10       Boxercise Instructor Award, Boxercise

April 10       Kettlebell Instructor, Premier Training

May 10        Level 2 Exercise to Music, Focus Training

May 10        Level 4 REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)

Oct 10         Boxercise Personal Trainer Award, Boxercise

April 11        Level 3 Skills of a Personal Trainer, Lifetime

May 11        ViPR Instructor Award, Fitpro

May 11        Indoor Rowing Technique Instructor

Nov 11         Level 3 200hrs CYQ Yoga Teacher

Sept 13       CPD 1, Laterlife Training

Sept 14       Personal Training Bridging Course, PTA Global         

April 16       PureStretch Instructor Training, PureStretch

July 16        Tai Chi for Beginners, Tai Chi for Health Institute

Sept 16       Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Health Institute

Sept 16       Tai Chi for Falls Prevention, Tai Chi for Health Institute

Nov 16        Tai Chi Yang 24 Forms weekend workshop, Linda Arksey

Dec 16        Automated External Defibrillation, St John Ambulance

Dec 16        First Aid at Work (expires Dec 19)

May 18        Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates, Health and Fitness Education

May 19       Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2, Tai Chi for Health Institute