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Owen was in the Army Cadet Force from the age of 12 and always knew that he wanted to join the forces, which he did straight after finishing school. In 2009 he was deployed to Afghanistan, serving for the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, and just 3 months later was injured when he stepped on an explosive device.
Although Owen had a shattered heel and broken tibia and fibula they managed to save his leg and he spent 18 months in rehabilitation. However, Owen was still in a huge amount of pain and made the decision to have his leg amputated below the knee. “It was an easy decision for me as I just wanted to start doing things again and getting on with life, my family were really worried for me but they can see now that it was the right thing for me to do,” Owen told us.
Since losing his leg Owen has seen a new lease of life and is taking every experience and opportunity given to him. He has been climbing, bobsleighing, skiing, waterskiing, scuba diving and kayaking in countries such as Spain, Utah and Bavaria. All this has been funded by Battle Back, a new military initiative that provides adventurous training and sport rehabilitation to help wounded service personnel to gain confidence and return to an active life.
The Training Room personal training qualification will help him further with his rehabilitation especially as he is now training to go to the South Pole. Owen is still young and doesn’t have a definite plan for what his future may hold. That said, he plans to do a waterskiing instructors course and due to his sporty nature he will make sure he’s outdoors, staying active and isn’t going to let his disability stand in his way one little bit.
Was easy to understand explained fully and Laura was fantastic! 😊 im excited to start my new career!
Laura Leigh Potter
Vincent was very helpful and professional at explaining the course and the various details surrounding its different aspects, he also worked smoothly alongside the finance team.
Quick easy service
Great personal service, the advisors listened to my needs and my understood my career aspirations.
excellent service great communication
Anthony Craig Harrison
I found my experience with the training room to be great so far everyone I have spoken to have been really friendly and helpful. I am currently studying the IT security technician and I am studying my way through the first of 3 courses comptia a+. Though I have had some issues with the training app but I have reported it to the developers. Other than that I look forward to passing my certifications and heading on to a new career path. I would say that if your passionate about what you want to do then give the training room a try. They have given me back my drive and determination to better my options in life so for that I say a massive thank you.
Stuart Andrew Walker
Fantastic service from the moment you enquire. You will get the answers and support you needed. Alison is very helpful and encouraging.
I am enjoying the course.
Communication was great!! I dealt with two lovely ladies. Amy & Ella they both dealt with any concerns I had very professionally.
They were always on time when phoning me. Very helpful and friendly and happy when speaking to them. Overall I was very pleased with all that we spoke about and I registered with the training room that day.
Very informative. Straight to the point.
Will recommend always
the adviser i spoke to (Chris Bryer-Ash) was very helpful and a nice bloke. and signing up online was very easy and strait forward
Very helpful with everything and got me a job as a personal trainier by giving out my CV to local gyms
Extremely helpful and very well informative, would 100 percent recommend to anyone looking to begin a carrier in personal training or the fields of work that the training room offer.
The service was excellent. The information I received was first class and Sarah was very easy to talk to and very helpful.
Very well explained and friendly behaviour. Nice customer service
service was so simple and easy I think they even deserve more than 5 star. I will recommend theThem to anybody who want to be a PE without going through any phone calls stress and follow ups.
Easy, straight forward and quick