What we are
We are precise, authentic and educational. We have a tangible connection with each and every member, give clear and precise guidance, and offer a world-class learning experience.
What we do
We explore, adapt and take action. We’re not afraid of pushing the boundaries. We see things our own way, understand that ideas without action are useless.
Our students are proud, strong and successful. As a PTC student, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge, adaptability and self-confidence to never give up. You’ll define your own success, and be proud of it.
What is the PTC?
The Personal Trainer Collective really began when Luke Johnson transitioned from being a full-time personal trainer to teaching Personal Training courses at a London college. New Personal Trainers were starting their careers with certifications that were outdated, very little formal career guidance and no support network.
We used to be known as Shredded By Science (watch the video below if you want to know how we came up with that name…) and in 2015 we decided to step into the education sector. One industry-recognised course and a thousand students later, we’ve learned a lot about what really makes a great fitness course, as well as how to make every student feel cared for and supported. But we knew we could do more.
There’s an old saying – to progress, you first need to get out of your own way. For us, that meant being honest with ourselves, and realising that the name “Shredded By Science” no longer fitted with what we wanted to do.
Enter the Personal Trainer Collective.
What is the Personal Trainer Collective? It’s simple. It’s expert education, designed especially for Personal Trainers. We know what makes a great trainer, and we want to help you become one of them.
Meet The Collective
What started as a team of three online coaches has quickly grown into an international collective. Come and say hello!
Luke started educating Personal Trainers out of a desire to improve the quality of the fitness industry. 5 years, two children and 1000 students later, he’s not lost that relentless determination to empower fitness professionals.
Dr Eric Helms
Eric is a coach of drug-free strength and physique competitors as part of Team 3DMJ, he has competed internationally in powerlifting with the IPF and is a pro qualified natural bodybuilder through the PNBA. He is a co-founder and reviewed of MASS, an author of the Muscle and Strength Pyramids, and multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals. He’s taught undergraduate and graduate-level nutrition and exercise science and speaks internationally at academic and commercial conferences for fitness, nutrition and strength and conditioning.
Eric has a BSc in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, a second masters in sports nutrition, a PhD in strength and conditioning, and is a research fellow for AUT at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.
Dr Michael Zourdos
Mike is an Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University and is the Director of the Muscle Physiology Laboratory there. Outside of his academic duties Mike is a Powerlifting coach and competitor.
Published scientist, author, and founder of Weightology James Krieger has over 20 years’ combined experience of teaching, working with clients and disseminating evidence-based fitness on a global scale. James teaches Coaching Clients with Obesity for the PTC.
M.S. Nutrition, M.S. Exercise Science, B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Published over 500 articles and more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific studies.
Nick Tuminello has a wealth of experience as a trainer of clients and athletes of all levels – from amateur to professional. As an educator, Nick specialises in providing practical solutions to real-world issues that coaches face by delivering information, methods, and techniques that have been challenged in the trenches.
2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, author of multiple best-selling health and fitness books and published in over 30 major health and fitness magazines.
Richard has been a strongman coach and competitor for over a decade, as well as graduating with honours from the University of Plymouth with a BSc in Human Biosciences. Richard’s wide range of knowledge and experience covers not only the discipline of strongman, but also allows him to add units covering applied nutrition to the course curriculum. Richard has many of the coaching qualities we value highly at the PTC – not only is he a compassionate, empathetic human, he also is able to understand, disseminate, and apply research to his teachings.Visit website
Andy is Managing Director of The Financial Fitness Group LTD, a group dedicated to protecting the financial and legal interests of Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals. Andy’s upcoming courses will help demystify insurance and accounting for Personal Trainers.
MBA, member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Director of the Financial Fitness Group LTD since 2009
Student Experience Manager
Laura is responsible for making sure that PTC students have the best experience possible while studying with us. Her efficiency and attention to detail are key to ensuring our students receive the best service possible.
Tom’s creativity behind the camera and in the editing suite are vital to producing our exceptional-quality video lectures, social media content and other promotional media.
Craig is one half of FIT, a London-based branding agency, that delivers brand impact through considered and thoughtful design and we’re proud to call them our very own brand guardians. Craig’s meticulous approach ensures that the look and feel of PTC matches the quality of service.
Digital Designer and Illustrator
Marina is one half of FIT and is responsible for visualising complex information into easily understandable graphics and illustrations for our website, social media platforms and within our courses. Marina is driven by ideas and strives to find the deeper meaning in her design solutions.
Mandy Wong Outram
Mandy is a Personal Trainer, but also a very experienced Graphic Designer. Mandy helps design our slides and social media imagery, ensuring that they’re aesthetically pleasing and deliver a top-class education.Visit website
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