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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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Everyone I have spoken to has been very helpful and have managed to answer all my questions and I find the learning platform really easy to use
Chris, was fantastic from start to finish. No hard sell just informative, helpful and very knowledgeable. The process was quick and easy. Cannot wait to start the course
I have just gone through the process of enrolling on a level 3 PT, with a level 4 nutrition course to follow. Having previous fitness qualifications and training experiences, I have been bowled over by the knowledge, support and professionalism that the training room have provided through my enquiry. Carl has been fantastic and Charlotte just as much in getting me setup. I can’t wait to get started!! You have made this such an easy decision in choosing the Training Room to be my PT training provider. Thank you
They are very thorough and helpful, positive and very nice people over the phone also, helped with any questions i had and lastly never rushed through calls letting me feel like i don’t need to rush into something i don’t know about as they never moved forward with the conversation without making sure i was happy first
I would recommend them. They are very supportive and very professional. Very excited to start my course, as I know I'm in good hands..
Course is easy to follow and interesting so far
Everything from the customer service and the amount of information you get told about the course was excellent. Highly recommend, very good resources available and easy to follow.
Helpful, break down everything very easily to help you understand more. Service is always great, and always in good spirits.
Charlie Thomas Bennett
Staff took time to explain the process and readily answered all questions
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Offered me a great package of courses to suit my needs
You have constant contact with loads of extremely helpful and happy staff. The learning is set out so you can work at your own pace and if you get stuck then help is just a phonecall or email away. I wish i found this sooner!
Laura Eileen Hewitt
Excellent service would definitely recommend
The booking experience has been superb. Frequent, timely call backs and friendly emails from my career advisor, tutor and James who originally set up the course for me. Now on with the course. Thanks so far.
James Alexander Fellows
Easy to contact. Very good at retuning calls and fitting calls in to suit me. Polite and friendly service.
The best that done was make the learning easy
Leon David William Wilson
so far the information has been very informative and the help has been very good
Everybody was really helpful and informative, giving me a good step-by-step guide as to the processes I would be going through as I progress along the course.
Professional, friendly and very personalized experience. These guys are not just about taking your money off you. Early introduction to personal course tutor already tested with excellent response time. The course itself is really good -modular and very industry specific with constant reference to real life application. You literally need to know nothing to successfully complete this course yet its not overly simplistic so it doesn't bore the more knowledgeable student -highly recommendable.
It's not cheap neither is it overly expensive. I have 3 months holiday before i start payment. Combined with early certification on modules means i could be earning by the time i start paying and its in installment spread over the better part of 3 years -lovely! Ultimately in life you get what you pay for -this has already being money very well invested so again excellent value for money. Very impressed -well done guys.
Very helpful and profesional staff
I’m very happy with the Support offered.