Sports students trained in new HIITSTEP fitness concept


Sports students from New College Lanarkshire have been trained in an innovative new high intensity training programme.

HIITSTEP is a 30-minute, high energy exercise class that uses only bodyweight and a step, and is designed to improve power, speed, co-ordination, agility and endurance.

Eighteen students from the Motherwell Campus recently completed the five-hour training course in HIITSTEP, which is the brainchild of former Team GB cyclist Dave Readle.

The students who participated are enrolled on HNC and HND levels of Fitness, Health and Exercise, or Coaching and Developing Sport programmes.

Lecturer Mark Gunning said: “The students were given the opportunity to undertake this one-day training course which allows them to teach HIITSTEP within fitness facilities across North and South Lanarkshire.

“The students found the course exciting, fun and enjoyable and look forward to putting their new qualification to the test.”

The class was organised by lecturer Gillian Wilson to ensure students are up-to-date with exercise trends in the fitness industry, and to improve their career prospects as fitness instructors, personal trainers or coaches in the future.

Gillian added: “The course will benefit the students as they wish to pursue a career in the industry, and this course will be one of many which will make them more attractive to an employer.

“HIITStep is unusual as it is the most current version of High Intensity Internal Training available at the moment.”

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