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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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Been a massive help! Cannot wait to start my course.
Alexander Alfred Carr
I had the most amazing experience with the training room. Very informative, extremely helpful and I would really love to thank Steve and Charlotte in particular.
Sheridan Anne Loyer
Man who I spoke to on phone , very friendly, knowledgeable, kind and encouraging
Very informative, went through every detail and made sure I knew everything
No problems throughout and happy with the service
The training room staff made it easy to sign on and outlined everything clearly. Whenever I required additional clarification, emails and calls were responded to quickly and efficiently. Since signing onto my level 3 PT course I have recieved amazing support from help with assignments to career support. I would highly reccomended using this group if you are looking to develop your career.
Andrew John Manser
So far I have had a wonderful service thanks to ‘Lewis March’. He has explained everything so well and offered his best. Can’t wait to complete my course.
Sukhpreet Kaur Gill
My tutor is very helpful. I would really recommend anyone doing a course with the training room
Amazing service, very helpful, would recommend to anyone
Robert Donald Joyce
I have just begun the Teaching Assistant online course at The Traning Room and I really appreciate how helpful they have been in providing me with all the necessary information and have been very kind and polite in clearing all my doubts and queries. Thank you !
PAMELA Kenneth Rocha FERNANDES
Explained everything really clearly and made the whole experience very appealing and worthwhile. I shall certainly recommend The Training Room to my friends or anyone looking a career change.
Up to now everything seems to be going well. The learning platform is easy to navigate, whenever I have been contacted they have always been really helpful and friendly. I'm not long into but all seems well. So glad I decided to go ahead and do it.
Stacey Marie Mitchell
I spoke to a gentleman called Tim who was incredibly helpful. Tim answered all my questions and queries and guided me through the process exceptionally well. Everyone has been incredibly kind and informative.
If you are looking for a change in career then I would definitely recommend them.
What a great way to get into studying. Had all my questions answered before I even asked them and the warmth of Rea explaining everything step by step was just exactly what I needed. I’m a mum of two and homeschooling takes a lot of time but the course is pretty straight forward and easy to learn. You get help from your tutor, mine is Egwolo, pretty much in an instant and you are confident this is what you need to shape your future. What are you waiting for?! Get studying and start your career today!!!!
I’ll recommend training room to who ever wants to start a PT career.
I want to thank James Flint for help me and for the patient he had with me.
Meta Jatta Santos
The staff at the training room are so helpful and quick at replying if I needed anything. They helped me every step of the way to getting on my course. I can't wait to get started.
They have been brilliant from the start. Explained everything that I was getting and what they would help me with.
Sophie Elizabeth Hart
All the possible support you could want academically and in terms of reaching your dream career! Cannot fault them 😊
Just started out with The Training Room and already the support is outstanding. They keep you up to date at all times and are very helpful with answering any queries you have.
Really great and helpful customer service to help get you started! And I love the way the display the course helps me a lot with learning. Can’t wait to finish and get the job I’ve wanted!