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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.
I really enjoyed talking to my advisor, she was very helpful in helping understand to whole process. I will definitely recommend them !
My personal experience with the training room so far has been great as the staff members i have worked with have answered all my questions and have never left me unsure about anything.
Always happy and friendly, very well informed, answered all my questions and queries perfectly! Very excited to be starting this course! 😊
corresponded well and was very friendly, welcoming and patient
Courtney Louise Lawrence
Excellent service since the first enquiry about the course untill the booking, Chris was absolutely STAR with following my case and given me all information I needed!
Very friendly, supportive. Excellent service. Definitely recommend.
De er der virkelig for at hjælpe en, uanset hvor mange spørgsmål man har, og uanset hvor mange gange man skal have det forklaret. Perfekt service. Man bliver holdt i hånden hele vejen uden nogen tvivl.
Very friendly customer service nothing was too much trouble, BUT ..... That Alison *Potentially litgeous comment removed by Feefo* was fantastic, with her confidence in me (a stranger) i signewd up and cant wait to Start.
The members of staff who I have spoken too, are lovely and very helpful. So far my experience with The Training Room has been great. I am very excited in starting the course in August and hope to fulfil my dream job with The Training Rooms help in the near distant future.
Rebecca Louise Wealthall
The Training room have been very helpful, always polite and cheerful. especially Megan
excellent people to talk with and quick response to calls.
The training room was very friendly and helpful they let me think about the course in January that am going to and ring me back the next day to see what I wanted to do. This is why I am rating them an excellent service.
Alicia Christina Witter
I had a very pleasant, informative conversation with Abigail Cooper when enquiringly about the Beauty Course.
Then when it came to registering on the course, again she was wonderful.
Good customer service
Alina Florentina Geoglovan
I would only change the fact that they don't get in contact with you like they say I'd change the star to 3 if I could.
Very helpful, thorough and welcoming.
Very kind and polite service and I am happy to recommend to everyone this courses!
Great team! Very helpful, supportive.
Special Thank you to Denica! She was very kind and helpful!
I'm looking forward to start my Beauty Therapy course on Thursday!
The person I spoke to, Megan, was absolutely lovely! She explained everything so well and just made the decision to go ahead and book so much easier! The conversation didn't feel rushed and I've always felt like her and the training room actually care about the people they are helping!