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Have you ever felt you couldn’t achieve something? Ever felt held back from pursuing a dream? You’re not the only one – we’ve all felt that way at some point in our lives. personal trainer graduate Lee certainly did back in 2016 when a serious motorbike accident left him fighting for his life in a 3-week coma.
Despite all the adversity he faced, Lee made an incredible recovery and has forged a successful career from his personal trainer course with The Training Room. We caught up with Lee to share his inspirational journey from serious injury through to rehabilitation.
“Lee, it’s great to hear from you! Tell us about how you came to start your course with us.
Sure, well like most aspiring personal trainers I’m really passionate about health and fitness so was keen to train in the industry. For me it’s more than just pushing your body – I’ve been going through rehab after a pretty serious biking accident and the personal trainer course has been part of that development.
My accident left me with broken bones and I lost about 25% of my brain function so I’ve struggled with memory loss and had to relearn and remap my brain. I saw the course as a great way to do that and after an initial conversation with my tutor Luke I was encouraged me to sign up - he’d cater for any student’s medical needs so I felt completely reassured even after everything I’ve been through.
What was your experience of the course?
To be honest, it was really difficult. My cognitive functions are skewed from the accident so it takes me a bit longer to process and retain information. Even with this struggle my tutor Luke was so patient with me – he asked encouraging questions and made sure I understood everything along the way. He’d come in an hour early every day to help with my studies – it’s helped rehabilitate my brain in a way I never thought would be possible. I’m so grateful.
Having completed the course, what advice would you give to other students?
Attitude is everything. If you let your injuries, or anything else for that matter, affect your attitude or self-worth you’ll struggle on the course. The learning is intense, but if you need help the tutors are there to support you – you’ve just got to communicate and have the right attitude. It really paid off for me.
Now you’re a qualified personal trainer, what are you planning next?
The Prince’s Trust is a charity I’m really passionate about so I’ll continue my work with them to help young women into jobs with career support.
I’ll utilise my new personal trainer (PT) skills to continue working with Ozbox. It’s a scheme aimed at young people using boxing as a way of keeping them on the straight and narrow and out of trouble. It’s so rewarding to know you’re making a difference to young people’s lives.
Lee at an Ozbox community boxing class
I’m also focussing on my career as a Personal Trainer – I understand better than anyone the physical obstacles you face in a fitness journey. Whether a client is looking for that extra bit of motivation or to smash a specific goal I’m able to encourage and help; it’s a great feeling.
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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.
Jordão Camacho Barros
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
Excellent customer service experience
Professional, clear and easy to navigate
Wonderful service and very helpful. The person was very supportive throughout and also understanding. Thank you for al the support and encouragement.
There is follow up from the tutor . The materials is very useful