Ben Thomas wins gold award for fitness skills

A Coleg Sir Gâr student from Llanelli has won a gold award for his fitness instructing skills at a Welsh competition final.

Ben Thomas, 21, competed in a WorldSkills UK, Skills Competition Wales event, which tested his skills against participants from seven other colleges.

With strict judging standards, Ben, who is studying a level two fitness instructor course at Coleg Sir Gâr, carried out the competition brief professionally, planning a strength based resistance session as well as planning and delivering a group circuit session for mixed abilities including cardiovascular and muscle endurance activities.

Thrilled to win gold, Ben Thomas said: “I’ve been inspired by my personal trainer Zac Hearne, who helped me lose three stone.

“I’ve got a background of anxiety and working with my personal trainer and seeing such results really improved my mental health and I hope that in future, I’ll be able to inspire clients in the same way.

“To be able to represent the college in a discipline I have so much passion for is a privilege.”

Skills Competitions Wales is supported by Welsh Government.

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