Personal Training Tutors
‘I have been in the industry for 11 years now. Upon leaving school I began my first job as a Leisure Club Attendant in a 4* Hotel in the Lake District. From there I studied various qualifications to become a Fitness Instructor and then Personal Trainer.
I began my management career aged 19, working for a major leisure operator. After spending 5 years in management I decided to branch out into teaching and have worked with The Training Room for the last 3 years. I still have my own Personal Training clients and work in Sports Massage Therapy and teach Group Exercise classes. 11 years later and I still love the industry just as much as when I first started!’
‘Outside of work I love to be active – I train in and out of the gym, and take part in group exercise; it’s very much my daily routine! When I make it back home to the Lake District I enjoy walking the mountains. In my down time, I love cooking and baking - especially cupcake decorating!’
Academy: Nationwide/ E-Learning
‘I joined the Royal Navy when I was 16 and this ignited my passion for health and fitness – it was a brilliant outlet and I loved being in demanding environments. After 6 years in the Military, I was keen to pass my enthusiasm for fitness on and enrolled in a PT & Sports Massage course. 15 years later and I’ve been lucky enough to work with so many amazing people from being a cruise ship PT and tutoring.
My areas of expertise lie within corrective exercise, mainly working with older adults using sports massage therapy, education and posture analysis through a long-term management process within a programme design. I really enjoy teaching freestyle classes and relish seeing students learn new skills.’
‘I like to stay healthy and so undertake many different exercise-based activities. I love to cook (and eat!) so practise new recipes in my free time.’
‘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!’
‘I’ve worked in further education as a Tutor and Course Leader for over 10 years. During this time I’ve taught BTEC and IQA and Health & Social Care. My career in the fitness industry began whilst I was a Manager of a small private gym – I worked with the WRU on the strength and conditioning of Elite under 18s squad (some of whom have gone to achieve full international honours in the Rugby Union and League!)
I have been a fully qualified Personal Trainer since 2000, and started working with clients in their own homes. More recently I have become involved with a Dance Academy, where I have been helping with their strength and conditioning and vaulting which has seen them success at local and national competitions!’
‘My hobbies are very much fitness centred – I take part in endurance events like Tough Mudder, and enjoy training in suspension training, Olympic lifting and kettlebells. I also enjoy reading and going to the theatre.’
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 have been involved in the Health & Fitness industry since 2006. I realised my passion for sports and fitness whilst undertaking a degree in political science – this led to me focussing my energy on this instead of politics!
Whilst studying for my Personal Trainer qualification, I worked as a gym instructor and got a real feel for how exciting this environment can be. I enjoyed taking the classes and loved how I could have fun at work!
When I qualified, I ran PT sessions and classes for local community groups and soon began helping students progress through their own PT course. I’ve also always run my own PT business, specialising in health based and corrective exercise.’
‘I love to train outdoors and so spend lots of time hiking and climbing. When I’m in the gym I like to weightlift. I’m also a total bookworm, even if a lot of my reading is now fitness manuals!’
Academy: Nationwide / E-Learning
‘I began my career in the Health & Fitness industry in 1999 and have held various roles throughout this time, including Management and Supervisory roles within the Active Leisure & Learning sector. I’ve worked with people from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, from professional sports people from West Bromwich Albion, to composing strength and conditioning programmes for MMA athletes, and mentoring young offenders.
I’m a fully qualified Level 4 Fitness Professional and have a strong background in education. I’m passionate about bringing the best out in people and believe in empowering my peers through my knowledge and experience.’
‘I am an active Personal Trainer, so when I’m not teaching and supporting students, I can be found working where it all started! I’m also a keen Thai boxing and Mixed Martial Arts enthusiast.’
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.’