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In 2005 I began my degree in Sport Psychology at Bournemouth University. I have always been one of those people who are hugely ambitious and want to be the best they can be. Fortunately on degree course we had a full year's placement which allowed us to go into industry to get a feel for work life and gain some work experience. I was not entirely sure of which career route I wanted to pursue but personal training had always been an area interest, mainly for the altruistic nature of working with and helping people achieve their goal. I was lucky to come across "the training room" which at the time had a centre in Bournemouth. The opportunity to come onto the course was intriguing since it gave us the opportunity to gain applied qualifications and PT experience whilst facilitating you to find a job after the course had finished.
My experience with TTR PT was a great experience. Whilst it gave you the obvious social benefits of meeting new people (friends we still meet up with) it gave you an opportunity to jump into a career very quickly without feeling exposed. The course covered a variety of exercise disciplines which equips you well for life as a personal trainer. The daunting aspect of the course for me was the "I am going to get a job after the course". However, as I gradually made my way through the course my confidence grew and this gave me the belief I was able to be employed because of my experience, knowledge and qualifications. Within 14 days of leaving the course I was offered a job in Exeter (my home city) working as a gym supervisor and PT. It was a really great opportunity as the role required a lot of responsibility and self-drive.
Once the year in industry had finished I had to immerse myself back into my final year of study which was a challenge after a year of earning and work life.
During my final year of study I was very fortunate to meet the psychiatrist from British Cycling - Dr Steve Peters. It had also been my dream to work in Sport Psychology and if lucky enough with a Great Britain Team. After my degree had finished I was offered a job working with Great Britain Taekwondo building a talent transfer initiative called fighting chance whilst providing psychological support to these athletes. I was then employed by Great Britain Canoe Slalom as a mental skills coach working with the World Class Development Squad. I was also able to combine this with private one to ones working across several Olympic disciplines and continue to do so. My full time role now (whilst working with athletes in my spare time) is a National Development Manager for GB Taekwondo. My job as part of a team is to ensure we have the best systems in place to ensure we are continually producing the next generation of talent. The job is massively rewarding. There are many factors to why I got myself into this position. Hard work, commitment and luck have definitely played a part. But I think the experience and confidence I gained in the year in industry and development through the training room course set me up in the right direction. Thanks you the training room team!
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I really enjoyed talking to my advisor, she was very helpful in helping understand to whole process. I will definitely recommend them !
My personal experience with the training room so far has been great as the staff members i have worked with have answered all my questions and have never left me unsure about anything.
Always happy and friendly, very well informed, answered all my questions and queries perfectly! Very excited to be starting this course! 😊
corresponded well and was very friendly, welcoming and patient
Courtney Louise Lawrence
Excellent service since the first enquiry about the course untill the booking, Chris was absolutely STAR with following my case and given me all information I needed!
Very friendly, supportive. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.
De er der virkelig for at hjælpe en, uanset hvor mange spørgsmål man har, og uanset hvor mange gange man skal have det forklaret. Perfekt service. Man bliver holdt i hånden hele vejen uden nogen tvivl.
Very friendly customer service nothing was too much trouble, BUT ..... That Alison *Potentially litgeous comment removed by Feefo* was fantastic, with her confidence in me (a stranger) i signewd up and cant wait to Start.
The members of staff who I have spoken too, are lovely and very helpful. So far my experience with The Training Room has been great. I am very excited in starting the course in August and hope to fulfil my dream job with The Training Rooms help in the near distant future.
Rebecca Louise Wealthall
The Training room have been very helpful, always polite and cheerful. especially Megan
excellent people to talk with and quick response to calls.
The training room was very friendly and helpful they let me think about the course in January that am going to and ring me back the next day to see what I wanted to do. This is why I am rating them an excellent service.
Alicia Christina Witter
I had a very pleasant, informative conversation with Abigail Cooper when enquiringly about the Beauty Course.
Then when it came to registering on the course, again she was wonderful.
Good customer service
Alina Florentina Geoglovan
I would only change the fact that they don't get in contact with you like they say I'd change the star to 3 if I could.
Very helpful, thorough and welcoming.
Very kind and polite service and I am happy to recommend to everyone this courses!
Great team! Very helpful, supportive.
Special Thank you to Denica! She was very kind and helpful!
I'm looking forward to start my Beauty Therapy course on Thursday!
The person I spoke to, Megan, was absolutely lovely! She explained everything so well and just made the decision to go ahead and book so much easier! The conversation didn't feel rushed and I've always felt like her and the training room actually care about the people they are helping!