To recruit, train, develop and manage elite health and fitness professionals in accordance with the needs of the industry and our corporate partners.
As of the end of 2011 The Training Room had 107 staff members in total, including both office based staff and our tutors, and had trained almost 6000 Personal Trainers. We are proud to say that we are the biggest provider of Personal Trainer qualifications in the UK, a role we take very seriously. The Training Room is more than just a Personal Trainer academy; it’s a full service careers provider.
Playing rugby since the age of 7, it is fair to say that Jonathan has always been passionate about health and fitness. This, coupled with his strong work ethic and family values, has allowed him to build, not only a very successful business, but one with a culture that gels perfectly with the fitness industry.
Jonathan studied Aeronautical Engineering at Loughborough University where he gained a highly respected degree but also benefited from the active lifestyle unique to the UK’s top sporting University. After completing his degree he quickly built a very successful career for himself working as a Project Manager for Lockheed Martin and EasyJet and progressing to the role of Operations Business Manager. During his time at EasyJet Jonathan was instrumental to the recruitment process and developing their low cost business model.
Jonathan had always dreamed of having his own business and, as he was approaching 30, decided to apply his business knowledge within the industry he loves and open his own gym in Bournemouth. Before opening the gym Jonathan also completed his Personal Trainer qualifications in order to be able to cover the gym floor and teach classes when needed. Not long after opening the gym Jonathan saw a greater opportunity and a gap in the market to provide highly qualified Personal Trainers to the industry and so The Training Room was born.
Building strong working relationships with the leading gyms and health clubs has been fundamental to the success of The Training Room and its corporate partner network is something that Jonathan is extremely proud of. To this day Jonathan continues to be passionate about the fitness industry. He has completed a number of triathlons including the Bournemouth Olympic Triathlon, and last year ran the London Marathon. His next challenge is to complete the Pedal Paris2Swansea bike ride later this year.
The Training Room was born from the realisation that gyms struggled to recruit industry ready Personal Trainers. There were a lot of training providers offering the qualifications but they weren’t providing the wider skill set and a lot of Personal Trainers, although qualified, weren’t ready to do the role.
We consulted the industry leaders, found the needs of employers and worked backwards from there in order to build a training model that guarantees success to its Personal Trainers.this explains why we deliver Level 2 and 3 as part of a package along with workshops. With this package of qualifications, delivered to The Training Room’s high standards, we know that our graduates are in a position to walk straight into work. The training allows them to gain the qualifications they need but also to learn a code of conduct for the working environment. The Training Room prides itself on being able to mentor its students and help them build people skills and a deeper understanding of the industry.
The Training Room is strongly focused on recruiting the very best. Our team, throughout the company, is young and dynamic reflecting the fitness industry and aligning with The Training Room’s goals and philosophies. The Training Room staff are innovative and forward thinking enabling us to provide great customer service and continuous improvement. All of the Training Room academies are staffed by a minimum of two full time tutors and this has been the case from day one. We care about our tutors and have high standards with regards to recruitment. In return we provide them with ongoing development and progression opportunities to allow them to grow personally and professionally in this ever-expanding industry.