Performance Training Academy founder and personal training tutor Ashley Hough


Founder, Tutor and Assessor


Ash is the founder of Performance Training Academy, establishing this leading training provider of health and fitness qualifications in 2009.

Starting as a self-employed Personal Trainer in 2003 and based in Exeter, Devon, Ash quickly established himself as a recognised fitess professional with an extensive personal training client base.

For over 10 years Ash delivered a high level of personal training sessions to his extensive client base, an average week consisting of 30-40 sessions.

It was in 2009 when Ash decided that he wanted to take his passion and knowledge in supporting individuals in not just reaching their fitness & health goals, but in helping individuals achieve their career goals by setting up this CIMSPA recognised training academy.

Ash worked tirelessly to create an edcuactional platform that offers the highest standard in recognised fitness qualifications.

To create this lasting impression on our students, a blend of classroom-style online lessons are delivered on our Online Learning Platform – allowing learners to start their studies as soon as they enrol, but importantly to be able to have. apoint of reference when needed the most – throughout a learners career in working in the health & fitness industry.

To supplemet this extensiveonline platform, Ash has ensure that he works with the best tutors to support our learners as they attend practical workshops in working gym environments.

It is Ash that you will be working with throughout your learning journey, as he and his team support you through your qualification and importantly througout your career.

Ash still lives in Devon with his family of wife and two young girls.

He loves nothing more than being on the great outdoors – camping, surfing, trail running, as well as supporting his young kids through their sporting outlets of football, netball and following in his own footsteps as they take up surfing themselves.

Ash is a huge rugby fan and avid supporter of Exeter Chiefs, he loves films and music and has a gulity pleasure of professional wrestling.

Training has been a massive part of Ash’s life since he was 17. Weekly Ash will be enjoying weight training, running and swimming.


Favourite hobby – Surfing

Favourite film – Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring

Favourite TV series – Stranger Things

Favourite band – Glass Animals

Favourite book – Game of Thrones series

Favourite quote – “Do what you love, and you will never work another day in your life…”



Goals and ambitions:

“I am a very lucky individual who is very content in both my professional career and lifetsyle.

My main objective is to travel with my young family to be able to allow my girks to experience different countries, experiences and cultures.

I love what I do, and am always working on how I can bring more value to Performance Training Academy for our students and future learners”