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Sarah Jordan has always been interested in fitness, training and living a healthy lifestyle, even before starting her career in nursing and care. Sarah worked in the healthcare sector for 7 years: “to begin with, I Ioved working in the care sector, but after a while the appeal wore off and my career went a bit stale – I knew I was ready for a career switch.”
Sarah continues: “after 7 years working in the care industry, I sadly I fell out of love with it. I worked hard and learnt a lot but needed a change, life’s too short to not do something you are passionate about!
“After doing some research, I came across The Training Room online and booked a call in with one of their Assessors. I was called by Steve and he was fantastic! He went through everything I would cover on the course and I knew then that personal training was the right path for me!
I chose the full-time course as I was working nights in care at the same time; it really suited me. It meant I could get qualified quickly and continue to earn throughout my course.”
We asked Sarah how she found working and studying a full-time course, she said: “Although it sounds like a lot to do, I was used to long days working, so it really didn’t feel too bad at all. Knowing I could become a qualified Personal Trainer quickly really spurred me on.”
Sarah worked hard and gained her Level 3 Personal Training Diploma successfully, but rather than stop there, she chose to go on to study for her Level 4 Strength and Conditioning qualification.
“Strength and Conditioning has always been my ‘thing’, it is the method I use to train myself, so I really wanted to specialise in Strength and Conditioning to offer my clients cutting edge training that provides great results!”
We caught up again with Sarah a little while after she graduated from her course to find out how her career has been progressing:
"I went straight to Pure Gym only 1-week after graduating and secured a role as a self-employed Personal Trainer! I couldn’t believe I was able to switch careers so easily and so quickly!"
"At first I was running 15 hours of classes a week for Pure Gym and used the rest of my time to build up a strong and consistent client base. After a year at Pure Gym, my client base was so successful that I decided to drop the classes and commit all my working day to training people on a 1-2-1 basis."
“I really enjoyed my time with Pure Gym but was ready for a change, so became a Personal Trainer with Performax Fitness; they’re a small independent gym and I was really happy there…but I was ready for more! Inspired by the gym I was working in, I decided to open my own gym and I haven’t looked back!”
Setting up your own gym is no mean feat, and to say we’re impressed would be an understatement! Sarah told us more about what inspired her to open her own gym: “Since I started working towards my Personal Training Diploma, I knew I wanted to run my own gym. But it always seemed more like a dream than reality, it just never seemed possible. I was just as passionate about launching my own gym as I was about becoming a Personal Trainer – I didn’t regret changing my career then and I knew I wouldn’t regret this. Although it was a big step, I decided to bite the bullet and start looking for a space to renovate and open my own gym. I was looking for the right gym for ages and I finally found a space I fell in love with within a retail park. It was the perfect space for me! There are no other gyms nearby and plenty of businesses so this meant there were lots of potential clients to join my gym!”
Images of Sarah's gym Red Strength.
She continues: “My brand is called Red Strength and I will be taking my existing clients with me as well as attracting clients working in the surrounding retail park and offices. At Red Strength we pride ourselves on giving you the best experience in a state-of-the-art environment. It is vital that our client’s training and nutrition is tailored to individual goals, and that the focus is bespoke for each of our clients. At Red Strength we want to help our clients become the best versions of themselves.”
To learn more about Red Strength and Sarah’s continued success, you can check out her Red Strength’s social pages here: https://www.facebook.com/redstrengthgym/
Has Sarah’s story inspired you to start your own journey to becoming a Personal Trainer?
I’m really glad I selected to do my training with you and feel reassured I will get a great training in my new exciting adventure which will work perfectly with all my existing skills.
Explained everything very well and personal touch made it easier!
All my questions were answered along with explaining everything perfectly
Very helpful and always give you the chance to ask questions/concerns you may have.
Not forceful at all in getting you to do the courses they offer.
Very quick at replying to emails and questions which is handy.
Give you straight to the point and very clear information and instructions.
Very formal and sensitive with payment method over the phone.
Hopeful the course they provided for PT is great.
Great customer service and great people who you can talk with.
Booking with The Training Room was really easy and got me set up quick, they were very kind and helpful with any questions I had. Can’t wait to get further into my PT course!
I had a very pleasant experience on the phone with joining TTR, the breakdown of the course was highlighted very easily and in a friendly manner. I can’t wait to start my journey as a personal trainer.
Liam Ashley Tomkins
Hi I am Julie from Denmark (Fitness education)
In the first place, I was looking for taking the Fitness education in Denmark, but with my assessor, Liams, help I realised that the education, The Training Room, offered me, Was much better for me. Liam was very helpful and responded quickly. When I paid for the course I got my fantastic Tutor, Claire. She is very helpful and is very good at explaining the subjects if I don't understand the meaning of it. When I have a question she responds very quickly. She is a great tutor and I would 100% recommend her for you guys, if you are looking for taking the course. I would totally recommend The Training Room. Wonderful service and employees.
Thanks for all your help and support. It has been a fantastic journey so far and I will look forward to much more!
Julie from Denmark
Julie Ostergaard Faber
Tutor contact me very fast on 2 ways - by email and through the phone. Explained from where to start, and how moving on to reach a goal. Lyndsey listened patiently and answered every question very understandably.
Reece Eddy was the advisor I spoke with and set up my course. He was very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions.
Such a quick and easy service. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing and helpful
would definitely recommend
Chloe Louise Evans
Very good .
Very good and easy
Overall the system is fairly good. The live lab is great but (understandably) a little restrictive. The hands on aspect of it made me feel i was learning how to solve real world problems. The only thing that would be better is a bit more tutor feedback on what you have done so far periodically and just check in to see what they are struggling with or curious about.
They are very helpful and cooperative .
Amazing service. Thank you. Quick and smooth
Conrad Fredrick Richens
The layout is very easy to get use to, plus the lab and videos help show and give live examples of what needs to be done which is helpful. There is also an audio narration system on there which is handy for my dyslexia.
Nathaniel Devon Smart