Personal Training Tutors
‘I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years, during this time serving 12 years in the Army Physical Training Corps and gaining my BSc Hons in Sports & Exercise Science.
On Leaving the Army I furthered my education in DNA & Genetic testing for Body composition, Sports performance & Nutrition, Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, Olympic Weight Lifting and Strength & Conditioning Coaching.
I have been working with The Training Room since 2010 and I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge and industry experience to all my students, and giving them the best start in their careers.
During my service with the company I have been extremely honoured to have been voted Tutor of the Year on many occasions and became a finalist for the UK’s most Inspirational Fitness Professional.’
‘My main fitness hobby is Natural Bodybuilding and competing in Natural Bodybuilding shows. As an educational hobby I enjoy reading/researching and delivering seminars and talks on training, nutrition and hormone optimisation for body composition.’
Academy: Nottingham & Peterborough
‘I’ve always been passionate about Health & Fitness and knew early on it was the career I wanted to pursue. I specialised in Physical Education and Business for my A-Levels, before getting my degree in Sports Therapy from Coventry University. Whilst studying for my degree, I was given various placements in a clinic and semi-professional rugby clubs. I worked hard and enjoyed sport specific rehabilitation within the sports club, so was delighted to be offered a job when I gained my degree.
I pursued a Sports Physiotherapy route for a club and worked to improve my skills by taking up a qualification in Personal Training. I became self-employed before working for PureGym. I took my course through The Training Room – now I’m a tutor in the Academy I studied in!’
‘My hobbies are related to fitness so I spend a lot of time in the gym and on the football pitch! I help to run my local football club which is made up of around 150 children from 6 different teams – this keeps me quite busy! I also love to travel and learn from other cultures.’
‘I’ve been an active member in the Health & Fitness industry for over 8 years now. I’m qualified in various disciplines and have qualified as a L2 Group Exercise Instructor, L3 Personal Trainer, an Instructor in Physical Activity for Children (aged 14-16) and a PTTLS & A1 Assessor. I’ve worked in many leading gyms, including LA Fitness and David Lloyd, and have enjoyed my managerial experience.
I’ve taught classes since the start of my career and have progressed through various teaching scenarios, from teaching healthy eating and sports exercises in Primary schools, to teaching and assessing the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification in a local prison. I’ve had a variety of students, from various backgrounds, and find it satisfying to see people achieve their goals.’
‘I am studying for a Level 3 qualification in GP Referral so have been spending much of my spare time revising! When the Scottish weather is being kind, I love to get outside and hill/rock climb; in the winter, I head north to snowboard. I also enjoy playing the piano, and sometimes write my own music!’
Academy: Leeds and Sheffield
‘I’ve worked in the fitness industry for the past 14 years. I started work as a cleaner/lifeguard when I was 16 for a local health club and worked my way up through the years. My career path included such roles as Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager.
I have now been working for The Training Room for the past 2 years, and it’s honestly the best job I have ever done! I love every minute of going to work because I get the chance to meet and help so many people on their fitness journey, by passing on the knowledge and experience which I have picked up over the years.’
‘A bit dull, but training is my life. I eat, sleep and breathe training. If I’m not at work or eating I’m usually in the gym training!
Although I am not actively working as a PT anymore, I still coach and prep a couple of competitive bodybuilders in my spare time.’
Academy: Nationwide / E-Learning
‘I have been lucky enough to work in the Health & Fitness industry for over 20 years. During this time, I’ve worked in the UK and abroad. My background is as a professional dancer – I graduated from the Northern Ballet in Manchester and have always had a passion for fitness. During my years as a ballet dancer, I developed an interest in fitness and personal training – this made me decide to become a Personal Trainer.
I have worked with The Training Room since 2009 and I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge and industry experience to my students. Before working in e-learning, I spent 6 years teaching full-time courses in the Liverpool Academy. I’m qualified with a BSc Hons in Sports Science, Exercise Referral and Pilates.’
‘My free time is spent with friends and I love spending time in, and developing, my garden.’
‘I started with The Training Room in July 2014 and haven’t looked back since. My background has always been in Fitness and Education ranging from working in Primary & Secondary schools to a variety of football and rugby union teams. Over the last few years of working with The Training Room I have met some fantastic people and progressed in the industry more than I ever thought I would.
The main bulk of my personal training business is movement and injury rehabilitation. Getting individuals to move better to improve performance is a huge passion of mine. This can range from looking at an individual’s joint restrictions, muscle dynamics, core stability and completion of everyday tasks such as standing, walking, running squatting etc.’
‘My main interests are rugby union both coaching and participating. I am currently Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Halifax Vandals Rugby Union Football Club. This is the second season I have taken on the S&C role as at the end of my first season in 2015/2016 the club gained promotion.’
‘I started my career in the fitness industry back in 2009. My background has involved sport from a young age, my main sports being football and swimming. My career has seen me work as a Personal Trainer, in rehabilitation and as a Fitness Coach.
I’m still very active with my personal training and rehabilitation work, and have recently worked with some professional football players, golfers and swimmers. My passion is corrective exercise and rehabilitation/biomechanics to help improve and develop sports performance.
With the correct training everyone can reach new fitness levels. I am always keen and looking to develop and learn new skills at every opportunity.’
‘Spending time with family and friends or when I have the opportunity, out on the golf course or in the kitchen learning new recipes and cooking from scratch.’
‘This section always makes me feel old! I have been personal training since I left college in 2000. I went on to manage fitness facilities in exclusive country clubs. During this time, I would also personal train clients from their home and local parks.
I have been teaching Personal Training courses since 2008 and now my focus is Online Personal Training and outdoor boot camps. I enjoy training clients for sports specific performance and specialise in rugby, martial arts, tennis and golf.’
‘I have always been in to sports, mostly martial arts which I have studied since 1989!! And rugby. I have previously owned 2 martial arts clubs and have coached a few seasons of under 11’s rugby. My current training inspiration is the NFL as some of the training drills they focus on is awesome!
Other hobbies include teaching my little girl some martial arts moves, which back fire when she starts hitting me. I also enjoy growing my own fruit and vegetables in the garden, my strawberries are delicious!’
‘Before working with The Training Room, I worked as a self-employed Personal Trainer. Including clients in a gym, outdoor group sessions and running spin classes.
I love working with people who share the same passion for fitness as myself which is why I enjoy working in the fitness industry so much. I also love seeing learners complete the course and go on to be successful in their new careers which makes working at The Training Room as a Tutor so rewarding.’
‘Outside of work mostly enjoy spending quality time with my family.’
Academy: Bristol, Cardiff and E-Learning
‘Health, fitness and performance was to be my career route from a young age. I’d been surrounded by all sports as a child, but most competitive in swimming. I became Level 2 and 3 qualified by the age of 19, trained a variety of clients for a few years and then felt it was right for me to obtain a degree. I graduated with first-class honours in Strength and Conditioning, worked in professional rugby and eventually made my way to tutoring.
Within my role as a Tutor I like to talk from the experience of myself and others. The most satisfying part of my role as a health and fitness Tutor is when an old student re-connects telling me about their current success in the industry. I love to learn, I love to develop and I love to discuss.’
‘I like to move, whether that’s taking the dog out for a walk or surfing. I’m a huge Exeter Chiefs fan and I’m guilty of reading far too many personal development books.’
Academy: Stockton and Newcastle
‘I started out working as a Fitness Instructor in 2007 for 2 years until I achieved my Personal Training qualification. From this date I worked in a gym on an employed basis. I have worked alongside some sports teams over the years helping to design pre-season training.
My teaching started in 2014 where I worked in a further education college for 2 years teaching a range of sports qualifications before getting the job with The Training Room around 18 months ago.’
‘I spend my free time doing a lot of different physical activity. I spend most weekends when not working playing for two local football teams which I have done since I was around 8 years old.
When I’m not focussing on football I spend a lot of time in a local CrossFit gym. I take part in CrossFit mostly for my own fitness and health but also want to take part in local competitions.’
‘I used to work at my local YMCA as a Personal Trainer, working solely with special population clients, helping them improved their health and fitness. During this time, I worked with a wide variety of special populations including stroke survivors, cardiac rehab patients, amputees, MS sufferers, young children and many more.
The most enjoyable part of my job at The Training Room is helping students to fulfil their potential and help them work towards their dream career.’
‘Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, and play with my 3 delightful children. I am also an avid football fan and love to still play as much as I can, as well as watching live whenever possible and watching any game I can possibly find on the tele!’