Sarah Grocutt: Founder of Fitness Excel Training & Education, with over 30 years of teaching in the fields of health education, passionate about physical education and the great outdoors. Having completed two charity marathons, Berlin & New York, fundraising for Girl Guiding UK on a 7 day trekking expedition in the Alps, Chamonix, Mont Blanc Region. Cycled Vesuvius, Italy and undertaken two Camino de Santiago walks in Spain. Recently having just gained a place at London Marathon 2019, I’m very excited to be taking part in this spring challenge and will be supporting two charities WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and MIND (Mental Health Charity).
EXCEL SERVICES INCLUDE:
Vocational Educator & Teacher Training Instructor Qualifications – health and well-being.
Group exercise Pilates, Yoga, Mindfulness Classes.
Company health and wellness – assessment to identify any health areas which may need addressing within the organisation.
Academic study support – English, Maths & Science, coaching and mindfulness
International Students – Tailored on-line tuition
My approach is helping clients to achieve a balanced lifestyle.
After studying for my Bachelor’s degree in science at the Open University, Birmingham, I studied for my Certificate and Diploma in Education at the University of Worcester, whilst teaching at the prestigious Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham, affiliated to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, this school attracts gifted and talented dancers from all over the world.
Teaching for the academic dance department, I Later gained QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills Status Award) through the Society of Training & Education, to which I am a member).
Fitness Excel is a UK based business, a registered training provider for fitness courses, accredited through YMCA and OCR Governing Bodies in the UK.
The business undergoes quality assurance inspections annually to ensure quality and standards are maintained with all our fitness qualifications which are delivered.
Fitness Excel works with a freelance team of tutors/assessors who bring a wealth of experience, their own specialisms of expertise. Our team are qualified to degree level, some with Masters Degrees in their relevant fields.
Some of our projects delivered included: teacher training courses in Pilates Level 3 which enabled dance students to study for an additional qualification to enhance their career prospects whilst complimenting their professional dance lessons whilst the Teacher Training Exercise for Children Course, enabled the dance students to design lessons based around the PE curriculum, including dance.
Having worked with professional dancers, sports people as well as those with medical conditions, 17 years working in NHS Nuffield Hospital Trust has given me a wide range of experience and skills and helped students gain recognised qualifications.
Furthermore, I have extensive international experience to include; lifestyle consultant for P & O Cruises, European projects, lecturer for University of Stafford teaching Biology on Osteopathy Degree. Work experience placements in Tenerife, funded through Leonardo da Vinci Funding and Ecorys.
The funding enabled 12 students and 2 PE teachers to take part in a 3 week international work experience in the fields of sport, exercise and physical education lessons for children. Students went onto gain a Europass, which enhanced their career and study prospects. Subsequently, Fitness Excel Training won an educational highly recommended award for this project which linked Spanish language to physical education.
My qualifications include:
BSc (Hons) Science Degree
Certificate in Education
Diploma in Education
QTLS (Qualified teacher Status)
Masters Degree Modules in Education
Certificate in Coaching & NLP Practitioner
Certificate level 4 Quality Assurance Assessor
Duke of Edinburgh Supervisory Leaders Award
I hold a current DBS, professional and public liability insurance. add another page