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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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Really helpful and professional
After looking at reviews online about the training room and seeing that it was a legitimate service I gave them a call, the people I have been speaking to at HQ have been so lovely and helpful, as well as professional and I know are always willing to help me and have made signing up to the course an enjoyable experience and i am very much looking forward to starting the course and a career as a beauty therapist 😃.... Thanks everyone at the training room x
Benjamin Clifford Grother
Staff was very friendly and quick to respond, and their guidance was clearly delivered.
Jamie Bruce McGrath
Staff are very friendly and I was passed to the person that I spoke to the first time I had to speak to the Training room which is quite rare. I was happy about this as I felt very comfortable talking on the phone and I felt like I was speaking to someone I knew. Everything was explained to me literally, no stone was left unturned. Lastly, everything has been super fast!
I'm terrible with names and can't remember the name of the man who was helping me through whole process. But he was very enthusiastic and helpful.
Very helpful, descriptive and direct. Would highly recommend thus far
Sammy was very helpful. She answered all
My questions and checked in several times
Great help from Molly from the training room !
Ever so helpful and a pleasure to speak too.
I have only just signed up but everyone i have spoken too has been amazing and really welcoming, they were fast to reply to emails and always made sure there was a way to keep me updated as it is hard to get me on the phone due to work.
Melanie Erica Davidson
Very friendly staff, very clear about what involved, very informative. Training modules arrived quickly. Tutor info very prompt. Course content very comprehensive. I would recommend to people and if I was interested in another course I would use again.
Very helpful and friendly stuff!
Their service is simply excellent and the people, the tutors are very friendly and helpful. They made sure I got everything I needed in a short space of time, they worked with speed and excellence. God bless them !!
Steve was the 1st point of contact I had, and he was very professional told me everything i needed to know and I didn't feel pressuered into signing up. He gave me the time to go away and think about whether the course was right for me and to compare with over companies, which I did and soon realised after a couple of phone calls that the training room were the right company to go with! Steve was then brilliant with helping me sign up. So far very impressed with the customer service and looking forward to learning with the training room.
they explained everything very well on the phone
Erin is fabulous... knowledgeable, cheerful , and thanks to her I’m very excited about my new beauty career .
Very helpful , informative, patient and happy to always communicate with me .
The training room services is definitely five stars make they make you feel comfortable and very informed
They assisted me in getting me started for my future career
Very thorough, clear and concise.
Andrew Peter Jaye