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Friday, 22 December 2017 17:43

About Us

About Us

Personal Training


The European Personal Trainer Institute was founded in 2013 by Toby Clay, who had been working as a professional personal trainer since 2000. EPTI was formed when he decided to address the lack of quality fitness training providers available, and how unprepared many newly-certified PTs were.

Since that time, EPTI have established three Mediterranean training campuses where we have trained, supported and certified many hundreds of fitness professionals of all backgrounds, experience levels, and from every continent around world.

Over the years, a hand-picked team of talented tutors and assessors have also joined the EPTI family, with a shared passion for supporting others in improving their lives.

EPTI offer a fresh approach to fitness education, certification and supporting people in fulfilling their fitness career dreams, by combining the EPTI teams’ vast and varied practical and coaching skills, fitness knowledge, and extensive experience of direct professional PT delivery, as well as of running successful real-world and online-based PT businesses.

The EPTI mission (and our passion!) is to produce the most prepared, knowledgeable, skilled, and confident new personal trainers in the world, with a focus on going beyond the industry standards and honing the PT delivery skills of students to a superior standard.

The European Personal Training Institute has a tradition of providing top quality and innovative personal training courses, within a supportive and encouraging environment, enabling our students to fulfil their full potential as personal trainers. Which is why EPTI graduates are highly sought after by quality gyms and health clubs around the world.

All EPTI certifications and diplomas are delivered via blended learning: beginning with the theoretical learning and coursework – completed online on the EPTI e-Learning platform, and concluding with up to two weeks at one of 3 Mediterranean campuses coaching of all practical skills, mentoring, theory examinations, and practical assessment.

All qualifications are accredited through Active IQ and are recognised in the UK by both CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs); and around the world by the International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPS).

We hope that the commitment and passion we put into our courses is clear to every course participant and we are very proud of our course graduates.


Meet The EPTI Team

Toby Clay: Education Director

Toby Clay EPTIToby always dreamed of working in the fitness industry, and completed his PT certification in the UK in January 2000, while also playing national league level rugby union.

In 2000, Toby established a successful freelance personal training business across London and Essex.

In his years as a certified PT, Toby has trained 1000s of different clients from all walks of life – including actors, athletes, sports men and women, and, of course, many members of the general public, managed both corporate and commercial gym facilities, gained extensive experience as a studio group training instructor, held the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach to a number of rugby teams and clubs, and has regularly consulted for and contributed to Men’s Fitness Magazine.

Toby now enjoys life living on the Costa Blanca, and divides his time working with EPTI, providing specialist conditioning to a locally based group of elite professional tour team cyclists. He also continues to offer personal training sessions locally.


Mike Wilson: Teacher/ Assessor/ Internal Verifier

Mike Wilson EPTI

After graduating with a degree in Sport & Exercise Science in 2001, Mike began his career in the fitness industry as a Fitness Instructor with a health club chain.

Over the first 6 years of his career, Mike quickly progressed into Personal Training and Group Fitness, and then taking on management roles where he was responsible for overseeing the success of a team of Personal Trainers and a Group Fitness Programme.

In the year 2007, Mike began to focus and specialise more on fitness education, and took the position of Training & Education Manager.

In 2010, Mike decided to explore the world and enjoy traveling, and now runs his own successful Personal Training business alongside enjoying his work supporting new PTs as a tutor, assessor, and internal verifier with the European Personal Training Institute.



Chris Rogers: Teacher/ Assessor/ Internal Verifier


Chris has been working within the health & fitness industry since 2003. He began his career as a fitness instructor and group exercise coach while simultaneously studying for a degree in Sport & Exercise Science.

After graduating in 2004, Chris worked in several studio & fitness management roles for a large UK health club chain.

In 2008, Chris set up his own successful Personal Training and Bootcamp business, which he continues to run today. Chris also manages a number of gyms on behalf of Wiltshire County Council, and considers himself very fortunate to be able to able to share his knowledge, experience, and passion through his work with EPTI.


Caroline Clay: Teacher/ Assessor, SMT co-ordinator

Caroline Clay

Caroline began her Fitness career in 2000 with an Exercise to Music qualification, and continued her education and expanded her teaching experience to include Circuits, Boxercise, Aqua Gym, Core Conditioning, and Zumba.

In 2002, Caroline moved to Spain and completed her Master Personal Trainer Diploma.

Caroline enjoys training individuals 1-2-1 outdoors in the beautiful Spanish climate. She has great enthusiasm for sharing health and fitness knowledge, and qualified as a Teacher and Assessor to help students to fulfil their own career aspirations working through EPTI. She’s look forward to meeting you soon!

Phillip Quilter Teacher/ Assessor

Phillip Quilter EPTI

After achieving his degree as a PE teacher, Phil worked in England and Spain as a PE teacher for 7 years, before taking the EPTI Master PT Diploma.

Since gaining this qualification, Phil has established himself in a new chain of gyms just outside of Oslo, Norway. He currently runs group training classes for local companies and consults for local sports teams alongside his work as a PT.

Phil is combines his extensive experience as a teacher with has professional passion as a PT to help the next generation of PT's achieve their ambitions.






Wayne Fleet: CPR & First Aid Instructor (DENIA)

Wayne Fleet

Wayne moved to Spain in 2013 and is the owner of Dive Academy in Santa Pola. As part of the scuba diver instructors course, Wayne took further training to become a first aid Primary care and Secondary care instructor.

Although he takes his courses very seriously and ensures each student gains more than the required level of understanding and practical skills, he also likes to teach with a fun approach. He is always happy and excited to meet and support the next group of EPTI PT's.




Charles & Bianca Bezuidenhout - CPR & FIRST AID INSTRUCTORS (ESTEPONA)

Into The Blue Profile

Charles and his daughter Bianca respectively own and manage ‘Into The Blue Diving’ dive centre, located in Benalmadena Costa, having moved to Spain from South Africa in 2014.

In addition to their scuba diving qualifications, both are experienced EFR CPR & First Aid Instructors who love to teach the first aid course.

Their philosophy is: the more fun you have with the course, the more you relax and focus, remember, the more beneficial it is! They enjoy meeting new students on the Estepona campus practical courses.


Rachel Watts: CPR & First Aid Instructor (MALTA)

Rachel has been delivering EFR CPR & First Aid courses since 2005, the same year that she became a qualified Diving Instructor. Before moving to Malta permanently in 2013, Rachel worked with the Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, where she was the appointed team first aider.

Rachel is now the Director of Diving for the University of Malta resource centre, having qualified as a PADI Course Director in 2017. She enjoys utilising her many years of experience teaching primary and secondary care, and looks forward to building your confidence in being prepared in your role as a PT.



Contact us on (UK) 0044 2037 691 106 or (Spain) 0034 633 094 619 for more information.

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Friday, 22 December 2017 11:29

Estepona Campus – Costa Del Sol, Spain

Estepona Campus – Costa Del Sol, Spain

Estepona Campus

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The Estepona campus offers PT Diploma courses for both our 'course + accommodation' and 'course only' package options.
Estepona is ideally positioned for students situated locally in Andalucía or Gibraltar and is also closely accessible by both Málaga and Gibraltar Airports for students wishing to travel to Spain's sunny Costa del Sol from further afield. 
Transfers from Málaga Airport to the student apartments is included within the 'course + accommodation package' (terms and conditions apply).

(nb: residential courses are also available at our Denia campus on the Costa Blanca, Spain)

We are proud to be located at the outstanding Centro Deportivo Las Mesas training facility (see more below). As a result, EPTI are able to offer students an exceptional learning and training environment to prepare themselves with becoming a personal trainer.



Estepona Campus, Spain 

April 13th - April 25th 2020

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The 800m2 gym provides over 40 cardio machines, ample resistance machines and a dedicated free weight area for our students to practise their PT skills.

Many lessons are also taught in one of the five high quality indoor studios, or on the outdoor training terrace overlooking Estepona Port .

The course theory lessons are delivered away from the noise of the gym, downstairs in the purpose-built classroom.

Estepona Campus

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Our apartments are located midway between Estepona and Marbella (subject to availability with the letting agent). A daily minibus transfer to and from the gym is included within this package.

The apartments are fully equipped for a self-catering stay and have central heating, AC, Wi-Fi internet connection, parking and are handily located for the close by supermarkets, restaurants and El Saladillo beach.

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The Complex:

The apartments are in a fantastic luxury complex in Cancelada.


The open plan living room and dining area are tastefully furnished and also have a large TV, Sky Satellite and AC.


The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and spin dryer, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, plus all kitchen utensils. An iron is also provided.


Relax after a full day of study in your very own room. Each apartment has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and ensuite bathroom, plus AC, central heating and Satellite TV.

The second bedroom has two single beds, central heating and a shower room.

All linen is provided.


The bathrooms are fully equipped. The ensuite bathroom has a bath, WC, basin and bidet; the guest shower room has shower, WC and basin.

All towels are provided.

Location of Estepona


Note to Gibraltar residents:

All Gibraltar residents are eligible for the Government Free Education Grant for Learning.
Applications open for grants between March – Sept. 2017
For more information, contact the Department of Education:
Minister for Education
Tel: 20077486

Director of Education: 20078638
Scholarships Line 1: 20045978
Scholarships Line 2: 20045977

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:20

Basic Personal Trainer Diploma


EPTI Basic Personal Trainer Diploma

Just the essentials! This package is our most basic, however the content is anything but! 

The Basic Personal Trainer Diploma includes the key qualifications you need to become an internationally certified and start your career as a professional personal trainer.

No previous fitness qualifications are required to enrol onto this course because the Basic PT Diploma includes the mandatory Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification (EQF Level 3), which serves as the foundation and entry level to the personal training course. However, some personal gym experience is recommended.

The Diploma delivery is via a blended learning approach. It consists of online home study from the Active IQ e-learning platform, with support and guidance from EPTI tutors every step of the way. It concludes with an 8-day practical course at your preferred training campus.

You have the choice of training at any one of our Mediterranean training campus locations in Dénia, Estepona or Malta. Combination course and accommodation packages are available at our Dénia and Estepona campus locations (see below for more details).

This course provides added value in terms of support, tools and resources - so that you will not only be qualified, but also completely confident in intelligent programming and professional delivery of effective sessions for your clients.

You will receive practical coaching that exceeds industry requirements for this certificate. You will learn and practise everything you need to know to provide the highest quality gym-based training, effective group outdoor bootcamps, and fun, effective PT pad work for your clients.

During the course, we provide our PT Diploma students the opportunity to deliver personal training sessions to real people in a supervised PT clinic setting. Our students find this an invaluable experience that helps boost their confidence and gives them the chance to practise their newly acquired skills with members of the public.

Included in the Basic Diploma is free lifetime access to a wide range of valuable and practical tools and resources to use in your work as a certified Personal Trainer.

The qualifications are recognised in the UK by both CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs); and around the world by the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS), and provides eligibility for entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals at level 3 (level 4 EREPS in Europe).

Our mission is for you to feel prepared, competent, and confident in your PT knowledge and skills. You’ll be excited and ready to hit the ground running as soon as you graduate.


We offer an accommodation package that can be purchased by students wishing to study at either the Dénia or the Estepona campuses. Accommodation is a shared student apartment with your own private bedroom in a well appointed complex.

(Apartments are shared on a same-gender basis, unless otherwise requested.)

This option provides a focused learning atmosphere where you will bond and grow together with your classmates. After the timetabled hours, you will have time to socialise with your fellow PTs-in-training, enjoying the wonderful Spanish culture and climate!

The accommodation package also includes a complementary minibus transfer from Alicante Airport to the campus in Dénia, or from Málaga Airport to the apartments in Estepona for flights arriving before 13:00hrs on the scheduled arrival day of the practical course.

NB - The accommodation package is not available for courses in Malta.



  Basic PT Diploma
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   Basic PT Diploma
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   Basic PT Diploma
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REPSActive IQ Level 3 (EQF Level 4) Certificate in Personal Training
Active IQ Level 2 (EQF Level 3) Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
Award in Bootcamp Instructor and PT Padwork

CPD Points: 10 CIMPSA Endorsement points, 20 REPS CPD points

REPSPre-requisites: None
Theory/Coursework: Online 
Practical: 8 Days (9am-5pm)
Assessment: Coursework, practical assessment, theory exam


EPTI Fitness Professional Basic PT Upgrade Course

If you are already a REPS level 2 Fitness Instructor, EPTI recognise your prior learning and you can upgrade onto the Basic Personal Trainer Diploma course and gain the Level 3 Personal Training Certificate without having to do the Fitness Instructor qualification again. Click on the Upgrade course title above to find out more.

Please contact one of the EPTI team to provide proof of your level 2 certification prior to purchase to confirm that you are legible for the Fitness Professional Basic PT Upgrade 4 day practical course training at our fantastic training campus in Southern Spain or Malta.


For more information regarding our EPTI personal training courses email us at
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(UK) 0044 2037 691 106 (Spain) 0034 633 094 619.

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