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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. PT 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 PT 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 PT, 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 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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Was easy to understand explained fully and Laura was fantastic! 😊 im excited to start my new career!
Laura Leigh Potter
Vincent was very helpful and professional at explaining the course and the various details surrounding its different aspects, he also worked smoothly alongside the finance team.
Quick easy service
Great personal service, the advisors listened to my needs and my understood my career aspirations.
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Anthony Craig Harrison
I found my experience with the training room to be great so far everyone I have spoken to have been really friendly and helpful. I am currently studying the IT security technician and I am studying my way through the first of 3 courses comptia a+. Though I have had some issues with the training app but I have reported it to the developers. Other than that I look forward to passing my certifications and heading on to a new career path. I would say that if your passionate about what you want to do then give the training room a try. They have given me back my drive and determination to better my options in life so for that I say a massive thank you.
Stuart Andrew Walker
Fantastic service from the moment you enquire. You will get the answers and support you needed. Alison is very helpful and encouraging.
I am enjoying the course.
Communication was great!! I dealt with two lovely ladies. Amy & Ella they both dealt with any concerns I had very professionally.
They were always on time when phoning me. Very helpful and friendly and happy when speaking to them. Overall I was very pleased with all that we spoke about and I registered with the training room that day.
Very informative. Straight to the point.
Will recommend always
the adviser i spoke to (Chris Bryer-Ash) was very helpful and a nice bloke. and signing up online was very easy and strait forward
Very helpful with everything and got me a job as a personal trainier by giving out my CV to local gyms
Extremely helpful and very well informative, would 100 percent recommend to anyone looking to begin a carrier in personal training or the fields of work that the training room offer.
The service was excellent. The information I received was first class and Sarah was very easy to talk to and very helpful.
Very well explained and friendly behaviour. Nice customer service
service was so simple and easy I think they even deserve more than 5 star. I will recommend theThem to anybody who want to be a PE without going through any phone calls stress and follow ups.
Easy, straight forward and quick