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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
The information given over the phone is very straight forward and easy to follow and the advisors are happy to break it down if needed. super easy to sign onto the course and you have support all the way
Paige Charlotte Miliffe
Holly was fantastic. Very polite girl and very informative. She made me feel very enthusiastic about my learning after speaking with her on the phone. Fantastic service in general. Keep up the good work!!!
Vincent, the person whom I spoke to regards my course was excellent in explaining the course content , pricing structures and payment options.
I would highly recommend them.
The trainer Oliver Smallwood is the best tutor I’ve had the pleasure of working with
Sammy was absolutely brilliant
Very good service..Katie Mcgovern was very professional
Brilliant so helpful and polite..
Initially, I had a very friendly and respectful conversation with one of the sales team, a gentleman called Steve Devine, who in subsequent phone calls explained everything in thorough and simple terms. Not only is Steve friendly and have brilliant interpersonal skills, but he is also very supportive and irrefutably goes the extra mile so as to ensure your full understanding of every detail of the course, and that you are well informed about the decisions you want to make.
Yes definitely very helpful and understanding towards my requirements. 😊
You answered any questions that I had.
They was really helpful and friendly , I had a very good experience with the training room service.
Pamela Denise Prosser
They're extremely patient and are never get frustrated with repeating themselves, I was really nervous just for the booking but their service is just great it seems like a breeze!
If I could type all the experiences just in the booking stage this review would be too long.
So long story short... you got nothing to worry about they got you.👊
Really helped me in finding the right product for me, which was the most convenient in terms of learning options and assessment dates and locations
Emma Jane Chandler
Sammy has been looking after me throughout my process.
She’s kept me really informed, made my options clear, offered great and has got me really excited to start the course!
They really care about the customer and make everything easy even through phone I was able to do everything due to their understanding and kindness
Very helpful and informative, have full explanation of details of courses available to me and rang back when they said they would
I've had a really great start in my journey, i have chosen the E-Learning fitmess level 2, PT level 3 and Strength amd Conditioning level 4. Everyone involved has been supportive and have outlined all the details very well. I had doubts about commiting to such a long course with all payments but was made to feel more at ease prior to booking. I have only recently started the course but what the work i have completed is very interesting and all the tools are available to gain a great degree of knowledge, whether that be course manuals and tutors that are available through email. I'd highly recommend the course to others. I have been very impressed so far! :)
They stop at nothing to assist student.
It is Early days but so far every member of staff I have spoken to in the booking process have been so lovely and helpful. I am really excited to start my learning.
From the first phone call I received to actually booking was a* all the way. I spoke with a girl called Molly she told me everything about the course and all I needed so very helpful even when emailed questions that I couldn't think off o the phone after an email sent the response and answers where quick and told me all I needed. Even down to after I applied and was successful Molly phoned to congratulate me and make sure I was still ok and said of I needed her she was a phone call away. Honestly so easy to do and made me feel excited for my new career change.