Gym Maintenance Training Courses

Expert tuition for beginners and professionals

In-Person Training Courses in Gym Equipment Repairs, Servicing and Maintenance


Learn how to do your own gym equipment maintenance with our training courses designed for beginners and professionals!


Location: Reading, UK

Level 1: October 7th

Level 2: October 8th-9th

Level 3: October 10th-11th

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Jon’s in-person training courses cover all aspects from the essentials of how to maintain a variety of gym equipment for beginners, through to complex diagnosis and fault finding for maintenance professionals.  Courses can also be tailored to suit specific requirements. The courses are run in-person, with Jon, at your own premises.

Courses are run on-demand at mutually agreed times and dates. Each course is made up a number of sessions, each one lasting 6 hours. Sessions can be spread over a number of weeks or they can be consumed intensively over a few days according to your own requirements.

Having your own  staff trained in gym maintenance provides you with a number of competitive advantages which can help differentiate your gym:-

  • No time lost waiting for an Engineer to visit
  • Doing your own regular maintenance helps avoid future breakdowns
  • Better utilisation of your staff when the gym is quiet
  • Avoid callout and hour labour charges for technicians

All courses are designed, accredited and facilitated by J.C. Isaacs, Chartered Engineer, BEng (Hons), MIET who is an internationally recognised, independent, technical authority on the repair and maintenance of gym equipment. Jon has over 35 years relevant experience as an Engineer, with many years spent working “hand-on” onsite, and has himself been periodically trained by many of the world leading equipment manufacturers.  As a result, the course content offered here is built on real life, practical experience and insider knowledge from the manufacturers themselves, to provide you with a unique and valuable training experience that will allow you to become a qualified gym technician!  

Check out Jon’s free-to-view youtube training videos to get a flavour of his expertise and style of delivery https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXHEoPxMPM95vWgAOpHEres1DfFahRqM_

Upon completion of each course, delegates receive a certificate of attendance  and can claim CPD hours as part of their individual development. 

“Thanks very much for the fantastic course and for your hospitality throughout the week. Much appreciated” LB, March 2015


The Courses

Level 1 Gym Maintenance for Beginners

Most equipment repairs can be attributed to inadequate or incorrect maintenance and the Level 1 course gives you everything you need to know about correctly setting up and looking after your equipment in order to prevent problems occurring in the first place.  The course including how to choose and use hand tools, how to work safely, perform basic servicing, how to make adjustments to keep equipment running smoothly such as adjusting and lubricating treadmill running belts, re-tensioning drive belts, fitting and adjusting gym cables, and daily cleaning and inspection routines to help you maximise equipment life and ensure that it is always safe to use. The course is suitable for commercial, private and residential gym operators/owners and is the place to start if you have little or no previous experience of maintaining gym equipment. An optional assessment of competency is included. 

This is a 6 hour course and there are no prerequisites or prior experience needed. 


Level 2 Practical Gym Repairs and Servicing

This is the most popular course and suitable for gym owner/operators who want to have their own in-house maintenance capability. The course is suitable for people who already have a basic understanding of fitness equipment maintenance but want to learn more about how the equipment works and how to complete routine maintenance, basic diagnosis and general repairs. The course includes how to safely strip down equipment, identify main components and their function, how to change parts such as motors, running belts, running decks, drive belt and how to make replacement gym cables and perform basic re-upholstery of cushions. It covers all of the most popular cardio and strength equipment and includes how to complete an annual safety inspection and how to perform PAT testing specifically for gym equipment so that any equipment that has been worked on can be safely and confidently put back into service. An optional assessment of competency is included. 

This is a 12 hour course and delegates should ideally have some prior experience of some basic gym equipment maintenance. 


Level 3 Professional Gym Technician

This course is aimed at for staff who are already working at Level 2 and wish to progress to be able to conduct more complex diagnosis and repairs so as to be able to safely handle the majority of gym maintenance and repairs themselves. This includes understanding how machine systems work, understanding design principles, testing and measuring techniques including fault finding of motors, circuit boards, drive systems, batteries and generators. Advanced servicing techniques are covered so that delegates are able to predict failures and complete preventative maintenance. Equipment safety is covered including UKCA (CE marking), equipment safety laws and guidelines, PAT testing of class 1 and class 2 gym equipment, risk assessments and method statements, equipment classification and duty cycle.  The course includes a wide range of real-life fault finding and repairs so as to prepare the delegate for immediate deployment upon completion. An optional assessment of competency is included. 

This is a 12 hour course and delegates are required to have either completed Level 2 (above) or be able demonstrate relevant experience.

I just would like to thank you again for the brilliant  course and your hospitality and the professional way it was delivered. Thanks and Kind regards”   JL, March 2023

Course Pricing

All courses are priced per delegate, per day, plus travel and accommodation expenses. Enquire for details.


Courses are run throughout the year, according to demand.  


Courses can be run at your premises (worldwide)

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