Michael - Personal Training
Why did you take a Personal Training course with The Training Room?
Fitness has always been a passion of mine and I’ve wanted to work in the industry for years - I’ve always thought it would be great to turn my passion for fitness into a career. I initially signed up a few years back and had to defer due to a serious illness - when the opportunity came round again, I couldn’t wait to get started.
What did you enjoy most about the course?
I really enjoyed the CPDs, they were great! The Studio Cycling Workshop and Metabolic Circuit Training Workshop really stood out for me - I love running spin classes and circuits at my current role with Xercise4Less.
What were you doing before the course?
To be honest I feel like I’ve done a bit of everything workwise but just nothing matched my ambition or satisfied me. I would have started working as a personal trainer sooner but was set back by illness – I’m glad to be doing something I love now.
What are you doing now you've finished your course with The Training Room?
I work as a personal trainer at Xercise4Less – I run different classes there including an 8-week transformation camp, legs, bums and tums, core classes and abs classes.
What do you enjoy about your new role?
I honestly enjoy everything about it! When you work in an industry you are truly passionate about it is really rewarding. The best thing about it is seeing the results with my clients, for example we haven’t even finished any of the 8-week transformation classes yet and I am already seeing some fantastic results. It is great seeing my clients getting closer to their goals and building up their confidence week by week.
How did you find the career support?
At first, I tried applying for some gyms in my area and didn’t have much luck, so I sent my CV to my career support officer and she helped tidy it up ready to send to employers. Within a week of my CV being sent out I had lots of interest and received 4 offers straight away!
What advice would you give anyone thinking of becoming a Personal Trainer?
If fitness is something you are passionate about, do it! Don’t let the opportunity slip away…not many people enjoy their jobs or get to work in an industry they are truly passionate about.