I am a member of the Great Britain Bobskeleton Team aiming to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. I have been sliding for 6 years now and am one of the fastest push starters in the world.
I was formerly a 100m and 60m sprinter and University of Bath Sports Science Graduate; I represented Great Britain briefly in the 100 metres and in 2006 decided to turn my abilities to a new and demanding challenge. Driving a sled down an ice track, head first, centimetres off the ice, with forces up to 5G’s and speeds in excess of 80mph, the sport of Bobskeleton! Since then I have become a World Juniors Silver medallist, a British Championships Gold medallist and finished the 2011/2012 season ranked 23rd in the World. The 2012/13 season will see me make my World Cup debut.
This change of sport meant that I now train full time (6 days a week) at Bath and had the problem of trying to find suitable work and education courses to set myself up for life after being a full time athlete. This is why I became a Personal Trainer through The Training Room. Personal Training has always been something I have felt pulled towards and with exercise and training being such an integral part of my life it seemed like the ideal step forwards. The distance learning course offered by The Training Room was perfect; it provided me with the flexibility I needed to finish the course around my training as well as teaching me to apply my own skills to training others. The standard of the teaching was brilliant and provided useful knowledge and skills onto the degree I already have, most of all I had a great time doing it with a lovely group of people.
The course has really whetted my appetite to get stuck into the Personal Training world although for now pursuing my dream of Olympic Glory takes priority. It has however opened my eyes to perfecting my own training techniques and has aided me massively going forwards. Long term I would love to take my skills back into my sport post retirement and potentially train the next generation of athletes. Alternatively opening my own gym and inspiring high quality personal training to the public and elite sports people alike would be a personal dream, a dream that The Training Room has set me up perfectly to go and achieve
Excellent customer service and very good service from the people on the phone.
Kirsty is a lovely lady and really happy with how helpful everyone else was. Can't wait to start my course in April.
Chelsea Leigh Pagett
Friendly helpful staff
Keep going guys you are doing great job. To be honest the lady I was talking to was so positive and friendly that I was really close to ask her for a drink!
Excellent student support, helpful staff and a brilliant oppertunity to study and learn something new.
Kat was really helpful and kind! Nothing was ever too much for her and she really went out of her way to help me.
It was really easy to blok and the whole team of the Training Room is helpful
very good service, very pleased
Great service, very friendly and helpful
Steve was a great help in talking me through the pricess
Very friendly and professionally.
Simona Evelina Tamas
Very friendly and helpful staff who explained everything and answered all my questions which were slightly outside the usual criteria as I live and work in France. I'm looking forward to starting the training and hope that it will be as well organised as the process up until now.
All staff was really helpful,
They delivered excellent customer service, I really couldn't of been happier with this service
Great conmunication lovely people and couldnt do enough to help me work round my child care.
Holly Jade Caldicott
I found my experience friendly and helpful and easy to understand
Everyone who contacted me or I was in contact with was very friendly, helpful and informative. Very professional yet easy going.
Excellent service and help provided throughout, thanks a lot! Andy McGlashan (tutor) replied 99% of the time within a couple of hours to any questions and when providing feedback to me, top guy couldn't ask for more
The course was really helpful and it gave me the skills I need to become a Personal Trainer, I have now started work at Pure Gym in Warrington.
All of the admin staff were incredibly helpful and instrumental in my attendance and attainment of the course, and my tutor Tracey Lilburn at the Newcastle school was overwhelming supportive and absolutely the reason for my success.