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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?
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.
Ria helped answer all my questions, and offered to put them in writing as there was a lot of info. Not pushy with the sale and allowed me to talk with my partner and didn't push for an answer there and then, so organised a call back the next day. Everything has run smoothly and I can't wait to begin to the course!
The experience was really easy, and everyone has been very helpful.
Deborah Jane Moreman
I just truth them and nothing else, thank you
Amazing support at hand when ever you need it only just started on the course but I’m feeling very happy and confident about achieving my goals
It's a very organised service. The support from all departments is excellent. People not working for you but with you. Highly recommended.
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Liam David Bakin
Adam was very informative of the whole course and answered by queries very comprehensively. Above all he was not pushy about the course.
Training room service is efficient and the people at the other end of the phone helpful and friendly. All the information is thoroughly explained with clarity giving complete confidence. They are easily contactable through email and will return calls when asked too.
From the serviced I've received so far I am inclined to continue my own development with them and sign onto my level 4 after I I pass my level 2 and 3
Exceptional customer service. After being behind both Amanda and Luke took time out of their days to make sure that I was on top of things and and knew what I was doing. I was super grateful of and they really went above and beyond to make sure everything was sorted.
The service so far as been super amazing. Luis and Shawn provided me with all the information I needed to start my course. I am really excited about it. My tutor Claire has already reached out to me and said she is there for me. The service is just wonderful.
Dwayne Leon Merritt
Couldn’t ask for more. Carl was so helpful despite my constant emails.
Very informative, provide support and valuable information from the very start of the course.
Really well explained, and very friendly ..helpful people
Brilliant,helpful and professional.
Sonia Jayne Felton