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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?
Very welcoming staff, and rally helpful.
Very excellent !!
Great helping staff
Your service throughout the start up has been amazing, I’ve asked questions and I’ve got the answers I needed to hear as well as them working around my work and the different course options.
Robert Sean Bennett
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They have been exceptionally supportive of putting me on the path of my dream career and I am extremely grateful for that. 10/10 service thankyou! :)
Zachary Adam Fallaize
The entire conversation was on point and i would gladly recommend the training room to other people. they seem professional and good.
They're very good and good communication skills and I'm really happy with the service, and They're helpful.
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Super quick and the best price around. I have already made a start on my PT course. I found Kris to be particularly helpful.
Polite and helpful , thank you for this opportunity to attend your course . When you buy at separate payments you do not pay interest
Very helpful And understanding people And quick response At getting things started thankyou for all your help much appreciated.
A very easy signing up process and the staff were very helpful with everything relating to the course, funding and next steps.
Andrew Russell Bond
I thought the whole experience and information provided was very in-depth and delivered in a friendly and professional way.
The Training Room has excellent service, I have only been using it for a couple of weeks and already have met (on the phone) a bunch of lovely people who have provided me with support even before I signed up. My Career Support Advisor, Grace White, is amazing. It's easy to get in contact with her via email or phone call. She has offered to review my CV and see if any changes need to be made or added. She has already given my details to gyms to consider hiring me which is beyond exciting.
Anyone looking to go into the fitness industry, I would highly recommend The Training Room as the help and guidance is always available. Which doesn't stop for 3 years (even if you pass the course within a few month or year).
I have received amazing guidance from Holly, she has been amazing help and I can't wait to get started on my course.
Ashlie Jayne Bishop
Excellent customer service skills that always give valuable information about the course when needed. Also helps that they are incredibly friendly and professional.
Recommend 10/10 service
Was explained to me very well and me feel more motivated . The process was quick and where very friendly over the phone .I got exactly what I been looking for .
Alison was really helpful and gave me all the time I needed to make my decision and enrol on the course.
Carl explained everything very clearly, professionally and with politely.