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  • Personal Trainer Award and subsequent training modules administered by YMCA®FIT   (for full details, see below).
  • Reebok® Core Board Instructor c ertification (March 2003)
  • Nordic Walking Instructor certification (February 2006)
  • Power Plate® Basic Fitness Academy Trainer certification (January 2007)
  • Health & Safety leading Groups Outdoors (November 2007)

Nigel BENTLEY :  personal training and nutrition advice in Surrey and East Sussex.  Windover Fitness in East sussex, and LIFEafterFORTY.com CONSULTING in East of Surrey

Member of : 

  • Register of Exercise Professionals (no. R0001816) (Level 3 ~ Advanced Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer) ~ provides Professional Indemnity Insurance  
  • National Register of Personal Trainers (no. 1008)
  • International Nordic Walking Association ~ Nordic Walking UK    : International Nordic Walking Instructor (no. UK-0240)

Nordic Walking UK was the UK affiliate of the International Nordic Walking Association with whom Nigel trained. 

The UK affiliate of I.N.W.A. is now BRITISH NORDIC WALKING, with whom Nigel is also registered.

 (only undertaken in conjunction with Fitness Consultancy) :

Member of : 

NUTRITIONAL THERAPY : The training undertaken with the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in Putney comprised a Foundation course covering basic sciences for nutrition ~ followed by three years training as a Nutritional Therapist.  

Personal Trainer Award from YMCA®FIT  and qualification certificates issued by Central YMCA Qualifications. 
Nigel was a member of occasional Tutor teams with YMCA®FIT (2003~4) and undertook further training as an Assessor for Gym Instructors.

A qualified REEBOK® Core Board Instructor ~ with specific applications for improving posture, your core stability and applications for rehabilitation and sports conditioning using the unique 3D-movement design of the Reebok Core Board.  We look to exercise not just the superficial muscles ~ but also the deep girdle of muscles that supports and strengthens your spine, and the interplay from there with many muscles above and below the waist.

... comprising the following modules :

  • Gym Instructor (Level 2)
  • Advanced Gym Instructor (Level 3) ... this incorporates Advanced Cardiovascular Training and Advanced Resistance Training, goal setting and programming
  • Client Appraisal (Level 3) ... this incorporates Fitness Assessment and Stress Management 
  • Exercise for Older Adults (Level 3) ... Added December 2002 
  • Sports Conditioning (Level 3)
  • Walking (Level 2)
  • Circuit Training (Level 2)
  • Group Indoor Cycling (level 2) ... Added August 2002 
  • Nutrition and Weight Management (Level 3)
  • Personal Trainer Award (Level 3) Overall
  • First Aid at Work 

Certified as a Nordic Walking Technique Instructor (2006) ~ for teaching 1-to-1 or groups ~ for health, fitness or sports purposes and including Group activities ranging from taster/induction sessions; group classes and Nordic Walking Circuits. 

Established the Oakleafe Nordic Walking Group as a distinct part of the Oakleafe Rambling Club in East Surrey ~ originally in the Tandridge District.  Now, in 2012, we have a similar sized group in East Sussex, and regularly offer Taster sessions from our own Training Park, or on The Tye in Alfriston
We offer one main monthly NW Group walk ... in each area > but there are already opportunities for those members that wish to meet up separately to walk together at other times.  
Since 2010 we have also offered a Wednesday evening NORDIC FITNESS outdoor class in East Sussex, from early April through into September weekly.

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