UWIC Graduate Realizes Dream Business 

A former graduate of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) has taken his first steps towards entrepreneurial success this week, by launching his own business in personal coaching and training.

Richard Harris, 45, originally from Northampton, graduated from UWIC in 2005 with an honours degree in Sports Coaching. Since then Richard has developed his tutoring skills by obtaining his PGCE from UWIC and has since nurtured his 20 years of experience as a studio professional, personal trainer and coach, who continues to teach around Cardiff.

The company, Synergy3Training, which is conceived and run by Richard, aims is to help students and members of the public to be in a superior position to secure an advanced job once graduating, by encouraging further learning and experience during and after their degree.

The concept behind it is to train graduates to become teachers of the teachers and the opportunity to give those wishing to succeed in the industry as personal trainers, a substantial advantage.

Synergy3Training will offer undergraduate and postgraduates an opportunity to develop a professional career within the ever expanding Health and Fitness industry, by offering key courses in Personal Training; Gym Instructing; Exercise 2 Music and Circuit Training.

Richard kicked off the launch ofSynergy3Training at part of UWIC’s Welcome and Fresher’s Week, inviting students to get involved from day one.  

Speaking on the standard Richard hopes to achieve, he said: “I want each student to be ambassadors of my company. Therefore it is my duty to make sure that every student coming out of a Synergy3training course know their stuff inside out and are confident that they are gold standard when it comes to fitness.”

I wish for them to be held in the same high regard that is synonymous with individuals having trained at prestigious institutions such as Rolls Royce or the American College of Sports Medicine”.

Synergy3Training is committed to the development and implementation of innovative teaching methods and high quality resources through the centre at UWIC and aims to keep the costs of awarding qualifications as low as possible, whilst providing professional training for individuals embarking on and developing a successful career within the health and fitness industry.

For convenience of students all courses will be held over weekends and are spread out over six months of the year. Courses will be held at UWIC’s Cyncoed campus in the Sports Science Labs, UWIC’s sports hall/gym and NIAC (National Indoor Athletic Centre).

Note to editors:
• Synergy3training is the first Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) Approved Centre to be granted this status at UWIC.

For further information contact Laura Anderson, Communications Assistant:
Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: landerson@uwic.ac.uk Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/