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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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Carl was very helpful, answering all my questions and allowing me explore all my options.
Explained everything very clearly and in depth. Very attentive and communicative
friendly, encouraging , knowledgeable
Very helpful, efficient and fast! What more could you ask for in what is normally a stressful time. The help I received was A* and if I choose to study another course in the future The Training Room is who I will use.
Jennifer Amanda Upshall
Brilliant service, helpful and very professional
Haaris Ahmed Sheikh
Lots of help and advise when needed. Shaun was a star.
What info was given to me was correct in all aspects. I woulduse the Training Room again.
Scott was extremely efficient and always responded to emails straight away, which was very helpful.
Very helpfull and respectfull
Great and efficient service.
Amanda Navarro Lopez
I found the knowledge of the individual I spoke to be quite high and was very kind to answer the questions I had with no problem. Also the efficiency in which I was able to make the booking very good as well as call back calls to be very timely
The service that I have received so far has been great I signed up and within a few days My tutor has sent me material for me to learn.
Really clear explanation. Calls and emails to check all is well, great service from enthusiastic staff.
Looked into doing the course I am currently on for weeks before contacting was phoned at the exact time I requested and was given a through description of what it entails and what I would need to do and how the training room would provide support. I spoke to zafer who even rang me back at a time when he was supposed to go home so I could sign up at home as I was out at the original time of calling he was supportive friendly and helpful. Spoke to my career support after that she explained to me all the chances that would be available to me and how she was going to help me again absolutely amazing knowledge and support. Lastly I spoke to my tutor Dave who gave me his email and phone number aswell as a list of extra materials to help me with my course. In summary I would say that the training room is a fantastic way to online learn ecspecially as a busy adult and that they explained everything to me with great detail and never pressured or forced me to do anything truly amazing company would consider doing other courses in the future.
Very friendly service and person I spoke to answered all my questions.
Very friendly, helpful, understanding and patient.
Services from The Training Room are next to perfect.
Communication from staff was amazing.
Guidance for future and information given also incredible.
Definitely suggest this to others.
The training room team are very helpful, they answered any questions I had and I was at ease with all conversations. I would definitely recommend them.
The training room have been brilliant to me. Ive started something ive always wanted to do but never got round to doing and im so happy ive finally done it thanks to the team.
Attentive informative friendly and professional experience of the booking process with Laura at The Training Room.