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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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Very helpful, friendly and supportive. Answering all the questions I had and giving me all the information i needed before i began the course and as I started the course.
saskia Esme Harris
Very helpful team that supported me to complete my subscription quickly!
I’m really glad I selected to do my training with you and feel reassured I will get a great training in my new exciting adventure which will work perfectly with all my existing skills.
Explained everything very well and personal touch made it easier!
All my questions were answered along with explaining everything perfectly
Very helpful and always give you the chance to ask questions/concerns you may have.
Not forceful at all in getting you to do the courses they offer.
Very quick at replying to emails and questions which is handy.
Give you straight to the point and very clear information and instructions.
Very formal and sensitive with payment method over the phone.
Hopeful the course they provided for PT is great.
Great customer service and great people who you can talk with.
Booking with The Training Room was really easy and got me set up quick, they were very kind and helpful with any questions I had. Can’t wait to get further into my PT course!
I had a very pleasant experience on the phone with joining TTR, the breakdown of the course was highlighted very easily and in a friendly manner. I can’t wait to start my journey as a personal trainer.
Liam Ashley Tomkins
Hi I am Julie from Denmark (Fitness education)
In the first place, I was looking for taking the Fitness education in Denmark, but with my assessor, Liams, help I realised that the education, The Training Room, offered me, Was much better for me. Liam was very helpful and responded quickly. When I paid for the course I got my fantastic Tutor, Claire. She is very helpful and is very good at explaining the subjects if I don't understand the meaning of it. When I have a question she responds very quickly. She is a great tutor and I would 100% recommend her for you guys, if you are looking for taking the course. I would totally recommend The Training Room. Wonderful service and employees.
Thanks for all your help and support. It has been a fantastic journey so far and I will look forward to much more!
Julie from Denmark
Julie Ostergaard Faber
Tutor contact me very fast on 2 ways - by email and through the phone. Explained from where to start, and how moving on to reach a goal. Lyndsey listened patiently and answered every question very understandably.
Reece Eddy was the advisor I spoke with and set up my course. He was very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions.
Such a quick and easy service. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing and helpful
would definitely recommend
Chloe Louise Evans
Very good .
Very good and easy
Overall the system is fairly good. The live lab is great but (understandably) a little restrictive. The hands on aspect of it made me feel i was learning how to solve real world problems. The only thing that would be better is a bit more tutor feedback on what you have done so far periodically and just check in to see what they are struggling with or curious about.
They are very helpful and cooperative .