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Apprentice Journey: Lucy's Story


Places for People Leisure Felixstowe is based within a large complex offering swimming pool, gymnasium and group classes and Lucy was suddenly surrounded by very motivated people in all areas of health and fitness. Although she was happy in this role, when she was ready to increase her working hours a number of doors opened for her...



“My heart was set on becoming an Aqua Instructor but little did I know that I would need a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. Places for People Leisure gave me the opportunity to train, and with the help of Lifetime and my RT, Aaron, I passed my Level 2 and proceeded with my Level 3.

“Before my children were born this training and personal development was never on my radar yet the opportunities given to me have catapulted my career from children’s Swim Teacher to Aqua Aerobic Instructor to Indoor Cycling Instructor to Circuit Instructor, Dementia Friendly Instructor and most recently Cancer Survivor Instructor. I truly believe my career has morphed entirely on its own. Never has anyone been lucky enough to truly enjoy their job and want to learn more and more.

“Currently I still teach a parent and toddler swimming group an aqua class and land based circuits class. However, I feel my path will continue to lean towards specific community demographics. I have a connection to less able people who may not be quite so confident in a busy gym environment. I am hoping to gain funding to complete my GP Referral qualification before moving on to my Level 4.”



FUN FACT: We asked Lucy to describe herself in three words:

  • Motivated
  • Dedicated
  • Caring


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