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Meet The Training Room’s Tutors

We’ve invested in expert tutors; this means we’re able to offer the very best in training to our students.

We’re proud of developing our tutors to ensure you benefit from their experience and vast knowledge. Get to know our tutors from their bio’s below and see how you can rely on their expertise!

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Personal Training Tutors

Daniel


Experience:
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.

Hobbies:
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.

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Hasit


Experience:
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!

Hobbies:
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.

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Jenna


Experience:
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.

Hobbies:
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!

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Luke


Experience:
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.

Hobbies:
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.

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Lyndsey


Experience:
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.

Hobbies:
My free time is spent with friends and I love spending time in, and developing, my garden.

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Martin


Experience:
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.

Hobbies:
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.

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Nick


Experience:
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.


Hobbies:
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!

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IT Tutors

David


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
I have 4 years' experience working as an independent game designer and a further 2 years in IT infrastructure and technical support. My specialty is IT office support and network maintenance which is why I oversee looking after and supporting our students enrolled on our Infrastructure Technician and Network Specialist programmes.

It can be hard for many people to know what their direction is and even harder to find help to get them on their way. I was lucky enough to find that with The Training Room and earn this opportunity. I intend to use this position to be there to support our students into the careers they want and deserve, and I strongly believe that the CompTIA certifications we offer here are a fantastic starting place for any budding It professional.

Hobbies:
I am an avid gamer and in my spare time, I still create various games in a multitude of mediums from computer games to board games and nearly every type in between. I have a keen interest in creative writing and a passion for learning and helping others to improve themselves.

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Michele 

 

Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
I was a Lecturer in IT for many years and then moved into assessing apprentices studying IT, software, web and telecoms Level 3 and 4.

I moved into tutoring at The Training Room because I love mentoring and supporting students and helping them achieve their qualifications and watching them grow in confidence.

Hobbies:
My hobbies include volunteering, walking, cooking, travelling and reading.

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Paul


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
'I taught myself to program, beginning in the very early days of home computing, when floppy disks were considered cutting edge technology. Instead of taking the usual educational route, I did an art degree, and managed to wow the examiners with my computer animations; they were extremely primitive, but nobody had seen anything like it at the time.

I worked in the IT industry from 1989 to 2005, and embarked on a second degree, this time focussing on Java programming and website development. I mainly worked for companies that specialise in defence systems and video processing, but had a hankering for teaching, so I left to deliver Computer Science in colleges, and also to teach English as a foreign language. 

I joined The Training Room in February 2017, and am delighted to be part of such a highly skilled and supportive team. I am at my happiest when I am finding new ways to explain things to students who are stuck on a difficult topic, and happier still when they tell me they've finally got it.'

Hobbies:
'I write science fiction and fantasy. In 1991 I sold my first short story, which appeared in a collection alongside the works of authors such as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In 2002, while Doctor Who was off the TV, I sold a spin-off novel to BBC Worldwide, and had the pleasure of seeing my book on the shelves in Waterstones.'

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Leila


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
'Being passionate about new technologies lead me to computing. I started learning programming from a young age in 2000 working with Pascal, C, C++ and assembly language. I didn’t have a PC of my own at the time, but I was allowed to use a library PC for one hour a week! However, my goal was to become a programmer, so that’s why I kept at it.
 
I also studied databases, and studied electrical circuits, electronics and maths. I graduated in Computer Engineering at 2008.
 
I have worked in databases and networking. Most recently I have worked in Web Developing.
 
I embarked on a master’s degree in computer engineering in September 2018, so my knowledge and skills are all up to date.
I have started working with my amazing colleagues in The Training Room from March 2018. I support Web Dev students and I am so happy to be working with my students to encourage them in their ambition to be web developers. The most delightful part of my job is the moment I hear a student has passed an exam.'

Hobbies:
'My favourite activity is painting and sketching when I have the time, because I like to be creative. I also enjoy reading, travelling, cooking, and visiting friends at the weekend'

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Education Tutors

Kerry


Experience:
'I worked in the Education and Childcare Sector for 15 years starting in nursery education and then school’s as a Teaching Assistant.  I worked my way up into management and took a role as a Nursery Manager and Special Educational Needs Coordinator.  To further my knowledge and understanding of SEN, I worked with families and in SEN school’s using my wealth of knowledge to support children and their parents with additional needs with a variety of Specific Learning Difficulties.  After spending so many years developing my knowledge and skills, I decided to complete training in Assessing Vocational Qualifications and Education and Training (PLTTS) having completed an apprenticeship during my time in nursery.  This way, I could support Nursery Assistants and Teaching Assistants to develop great practices and become outstanding practitioners.  My aim since completing these qualifications has been to provide training to the staff within Education Facilities to ensure children and young people are receiving the best possible support in their education.'

Hobbies:
'As an Essex girl living on the South Coast, I spend a lot of time with friends and family visiting me or heading back home to visit them.  I love films and TV and will happily spend evenings and weekends binge watching something on Netflix!  As I wasn’t born and raised in Dorset, I spend time visiting tourist locations in and around the county, taking in the sights and perhaps having a cheeky glass of wine and a nice meal out while I do it.'

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