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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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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!
Absolutely brilliant would highly recommend this course.
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