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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!

Our expert Personal Training team of tutors

Amanda


Experience:
I’ve worked in Fitness since I left school at 16, starting out in a Hotel Leisure club qualifying as a Fitness Instructor and then Personal Trainer. At 19, I left to open my first club for JJB Sports as part of the Management team,  I subsequently went on to have a 5 year career with DW Sports Fitness working as an Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager. During that time I was lucky enough to open several new clubs and develop the PT product and Fitness Apprentice role within my club.

I’ve been teaching the Personal Training diploma since 2013 and have loved every minute of working for The Training Room. My job never feels like work as I get to talk fitness all day long! The best bit is being able to help and support people and see them achieve their L3 Qualification!

Hobbies:
Self-confessed group exercise addict! If I’m not in the gym, I’m teaching classes and if I’m not doing that, then I’m studying something- most recently a Level 5 diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. I also enjoy being outdoors, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

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Charlotte


Experience:
My passion for health and fitness first began when I was accepted to study dance at a performing arts school called Birmingham Ormiston Academy. I became interested in the way you can use fitness to assist you in achieving performance optimisation for specifics sports, such as dance. I then went to university and gained a First Class Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance and Fitness, which allowed me to expand my knowledge. While I was studying I was lucky enough to be chosen to compete in dance competitions and shows all around the UK. I was then employed as a fitness instructor/ personal trainer at a hotel and spa where I spent my time working with clients, gaining more fitness qualifications and teaching classes such as Zumba, Spin, Pilates and LBT.

I am very excited to continue my journey as a tutor at The Training Room and I feel very lucky to be involved in creating the next generation of Personal Trainers!

Hobbies:
I dedicate most of my free time to the gym completing my own workouts as well as teaching classes- my favourite is Zumba! If I am not in the gym, you can usually find me in the theatre. I love watching musicals and ballets, whether this is West End or supporting my local theatre / amateur dramatics group. Other than that, I love meeting with my friends for brunch… bottomless is a bonus!

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Claire


Experience:
I came to the health & fitness industry as a second career but now I feel that I’ve found my true passion in life. After graduating with The Training Room, I spent time working in gyms, with clients, GP Referral and taking further qualifications. It’s always been my dream from day one to become a tutor with The Training Room and now I’m working at the academy where I first started my course. I’m excited for my future working with The Training Room. I strongly believe that if I can do it, you can too and I’m thrilled to be supporting learners on their health & fitness journeys, especially at the beginning of their careers. I can pass on my knowledge of ‘real life’ gym floor work as well as my experience of working with my own PT clients.

I’ve worked with a huge variety of members and clients, from people with serious medical conditions in a council-run gym to the experienced exercisers in a corporate gym. As well as teaching, I enjoy celebrating what my own body can do through exercise and my personal journey has made me much fitter and stronger than when I was in my 20s.

Hobbies:
Gym of course! Walking my dog. Film and books. Music is a massive part of my life. Bickering with my two teenagers and running around after my youngest.

Claire

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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Liz


Experience:
I’ve been interested in movement, health & fitness for as long as I can remember! My background is in dance, and I gained my initial dance training & further qualifications at the Royal Academy of Dance & the University of Durham. For many years I taught dance from beginner through to professional level, and also specialised in teacher training, teaching & assessing dance teachers for many years. I also taught Pilates to my dance students, & this became my “stepping stone” into re-training as a Personal Trainer. Nowadays in my own PT business I like to coach quite holistically, looking at both physical and mental health, & coaching my clients in exercise, nutrition & stress management. Tutoring with the Training Room has brought me full circle, as I’ve been able to bring together my twin passions of ‘teacher training’ and health & fitness, and help shape the PTs of the future…& I absolutely love it!


Hobbies:
Between working with The Training Room and running around after my 2 boys I don’t have a lot of energy for much else! However when I can fit something in around that & my training I love theatre & travel, and I love spending time with friends.
 

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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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Mark


Experience:
I started in the fitness industry over 20 years ago (wow that makes me feel old). In that time I spent I’ve many positions, from gym instructor, teaching classes, self-employed personal training, management, area manager etc. 
 
I started teaching courses around 12 years ago and have been lucky to take my career to the UAE and India helping raise the qualification standards in those countries. I’ve also been privileged to write CPD workshops in my time there. If you ever get the chance to work over in the UAE, do it you’ll love it.
 
As well as teaching I’ve recently I’ve been concentrating on my own online coaching business, building my client base bit by bit. It’s amazing how you can still achieve amazing results without ever seeing a client in person.

Hobbies:
Other than my love of fitness I’m so lazy when it comes to hobbies. I tend to spend my down time playing video games, watching movies and Netflix. Yep, I’m a full on nerd at heart. I’ve also recently started a course on drawing which I’ve always wanted to do.

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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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Neil


Experience:
Having been lucky enough to be around a high Level of Sport in my youth (Football, Rugby and Athletics), I was not so lucky to receive a bad injury when I broke my knee but this started my gym journey at the age of 14. Since then I’ve used my experience to enter a rewarding and fulfilling career that has had me running businesses in various gyms as a Personal Trainer, working with clients around the world and getting to live in Dubai, taking the step into Managing and Running commercial gyms, being celebrated as the PT of the year for Scotland and Ireland plus recognised as The Global PT Specialist by the Scottish Enterprise Awards and other associated organisations for the past 5 years to lastly being a Tutor that’s passionate about helping the next generation of trainers coming through.

My passion is in helping others and I cannot wait to continue this by helping you!

Hobbies:
I love a cinema trip when I can manage it along with traveling and seeing different places/cultures around the world. When I get the chance I love doing charity work be it a marathon, bungie jumping or boxing ill get in the thick of it to raise money for good causes.

At home a good movie again or video game is what you’ll catch me doing. Any other occasion you will see me in the gym lifting heavy stuff and putting it back down. I do still love playing football but I don’t think my body does anymore, haven’t found a team that will have me yet which might just be for the best.

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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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