Exercise apprentice puts the theory into practice in a new Skills Active video

November 25, 2020

Being a hands-on, practical learner, Lewis Young loved getting stuck into his Skills Active exercise apprenticeship, as he explains in a brand new video.

Lewis, who works as a manager at the Levin Aquatic Centre and gym, already had a strong swim teaching background, but wanted to get qualified in fitness and exercise as well.

He completed the Multi-Skilled Exercise Instructor apprenticeship to help lift his group fitness game, as well as getting a solid grounding in anatomy and exercise physiology.

“There was a lot of learning on the job – how to structure a class, a lot of the content of the classes.

“Now I’m able to deliver better classes, more thorough classes, and more varied classes – which is what the clients want.

“If you're a very hands-on kind of person, [an apprenticeship] means that you can really get involved… and put a lot of that theory that you know into the actual practical work that you're doing.”

As well as starring in a Skills Active video, Lewis is also a finalist in the upcoming Skills Active Apprentice of the Year competition. Every year this title goes to an exceptional apprenticeship graduate who has demonstrated talent, hard work and a commitment to increasing the health and wellbeing of New Zealand communities, through sport, exercise, recreation or performing arts.

For more on his story, check out the video.

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About Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa is the industry training organisation for recreation, exercise, sport and performing arts. We are a non-profit organisation, 50% owned by Māori shareholders, and funded by government to promote careers and workforce development in our industries, work with those industries to create world-class qualifications, and support workplaces to train staff.