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Dan Harris has been passionate about fitness since he was a teenager so studying to become a personal trainer was the next logical step. He had just returned from travelling and was ready to get stuck into a career. Dan said “It’s not often you get a chance to turn something you are passionate about into a career. I always feel if you have the opportunity to do something you enjoy, you should do it!”
After speaking to his family and friends about his decision to become a PT, a close friend (one of our previous students) recommended The Training Room to him. On choosing The Training Room, Dan said: “One of my friends, who is now a really successful personal trainer at David Lloyd, received their qualification through The Training Room. They spoke very highly about the academy, tutor and course and I was inspired by their success. The 3-year career support also really appealed to me.”
He continues, “Another key element in choosing The Training Room was the 5-week fast-track course option as it meant I could start working as a PT quickly! The price of the course also suited my budget, it just seemed like the right place for me.”
Upon speaking to our academy assessors, Dan decided he wanted to take our fast-track course, so he could begin his career and start earning a salary quicker. We asked Dan to tell us a little about what he enjoyed most about his course and what was most useful to him. Here’s what he told us: “I really enjoyed the learning style and the hands-on approach. We would learn something in the classroom in the morning and then apply it practically in the gym afterwards, this really helps you to understand and remember the content. I always find it easier learning something if you can apply it in a real-world situation rather than just reading about it. My tutor was brilliant, he provided great support throughout the course, and because there is so much to learn in a very short space of time I really feel his guidance was integral to my success.”
Our fast-track course is an extremely popular option for many people looking to start their career as a PT in a shorter timeframe, but it isn’t for the faint-hearted. As Dan mentioned, there is a lot to learn in a short space of time so the course is aimed at the most committed students who display dedication to their future career in the fitness industry. Because the learning is intense, we asked Dan how he found fitting the course and study time around his commitments and personal life.
Dan said: “It was fine for me. I was working on my dad’s farm throughout my time on the course and I still found enough time to study, this was mostly down to the flexibility of the course. Other than the 2 days in the gym, we were allowed quite a lot of free rein. Yes, there were deadlines, but these were not very restricting - if I wanted to work on the farm in the morning and study in the afternoon I had the freedom to; it worked just fine for me.”
We pride ourselves on offering a full service to our students, from a first-class course to excellent career support to help you enter the fitness industry and start your career! We asked Dan to tell us about his career since successfully graduating from The Training Room as a Level 3 Personal Trainer, here’s what he told us: “My career support officer Saraya was fantastic, she did all the work to secure my role at Fitness First. All I had to do was send my CV to Saraya and she put my application forward to Fitness First as soon as I passed my PT course! One week later I was starting my new role as a Personal Trainer with them! I’m really enjoying my new career! It’s hard work, but very rewarding and I now have quite a few clients and it’s really going well!”
Dan goes on to say: “I’m really committed to my future in health and fitness, so I have 3 CPDs booked in with The Training Room, these are Gym Based Boxing, Studio Cycling and Metabolic Circuits. I thought it would be a good idea to complete these so I can offer a complete package to my clients and increase my earning potential. I think it’s always important to further your knowledge, especially in an industry like health and fitness as it’s always developing. If you’re not providing a specialised service to your clients, someone else will.”
We think it’s really important to seek the feedback from our graduated students to ensure that the course offers everything they need, and also to see what advice they would offer to anyone looking to take a fast-track Personal Training course with us. Dan’s advice is: “If fitness is something you are passionate about I would say do it, it is a competitive industry and it isn’t easy, but it isn’t often you get the chance to make a career out of something you really love”.
Thanks Dan! We wish you all the best for your CPD courses and for your continued success as a PT! You can keep up to date with Dan’s career by following him on Instagram: @dan_eqfit
If, like Dan, you are ready to commit to your future and take the steps towards a future in health and fitness, learn more about our PT courses below:
So far I have had a wonderful service thanks to ‘Lewis March’. He has explained everything so well and offered his best. Can’t wait to complete my course.
Sukhpreet Kaur Gill
My tutor is very helpful. I would really recommend anyone doing a course with the training room
Amazing service, very helpful, would recommend to anyone
Robert Donald Joyce
I have just begun the Teaching Assistant online course at The Traning Room and I really appreciate how helpful they have been in providing me with all the necessary information and have been very kind and polite in clearing all my doubts and queries. Thank you !
PAMELA Kenneth Rocha FERNANDES
Explained everything really clearly and made the whole experience very appealing and worthwhile. I shall certainly recommend The Training Room to my friends or anyone looking a career change.
Up to now everything seems to be going well. The learning platform is easy to navigate, whenever I have been contacted they have always been really helpful and friendly. I'm not long into but all seems well. So glad I decided to go ahead and do it.
Stacey Marie Mitchell
I spoke to a gentleman called Tim who was incredibly helpful. Tim answered all my questions and queries and guided me through the process exceptionally well. Everyone has been incredibly kind and informative.
If you are looking for a change in career then I would definitely recommend them.
What a great way to get into studying. Had all my questions answered before I even asked them and the warmth of Rea explaining everything step by step was just exactly what I needed. I’m a mum of two and homeschooling takes a lot of time but the course is pretty straight forward and easy to learn. You get help from your tutor, mine is Egwolo, pretty much in an instant and you are confident this is what you need to shape your future. What are you waiting for?! Get studying and start your career today!!!!
I’ll recommend training room to who ever wants to start a PT career.
I want to thank James Flint for help me and for the patient he had with me.
Meta Jatta Santos
The staff at the training room are so helpful and quick at replying if I needed anything. They helped me every step of the way to getting on my course. I can't wait to get started.
They have been brilliant from the start. Explained everything that I was getting and what they would help me with.
Sophie Elizabeth Hart
All the possible support you could want academically and in terms of reaching your dream career! Cannot fault them 😊
Just started out with The Training Room and already the support is outstanding. They keep you up to date at all times and are very helpful with answering any queries you have.
Really great and helpful customer service to help get you started! And I love the way the display the course helps me a lot with learning. Can’t wait to finish and get the job I’ve wanted!
Absolutely brilliant would highly recommend this course.
Lewis was amazing and made everything really easy to understand made sure I was happy with everything we discussed before we moved onto payment terms and told me all about what I need to do next
They were informative and patient to answer any questions I had at any time.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff who can't do enough for you. Excellent easy to study course, would definitely recommend.
Really happy that I found the Training Room and now that I have signed up through the help and support from Laura, on the back of the first time we spoke about the course and the company. I knew that it was the right choice for me through instinct. Really looking forward to studying the course and working with my tutor Liz who also made my introduction onto the course so smooth so far. Results, results, results. Lets chase them step by step.
Great to be onboard, lets see how the journey goes.