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Ross spent two and half years in rehabilitation at Headley Court where he tried a number of Paralympic sports including wheelchair basketball, swimming, cycling and running. Ross took to triathlon well and had different blades created for his running and cycling disciplines.
He found running the hardest to adapt to with his injuries – but that didn’t stop him from completing a marathon and raising £1m for military charities. He has since been called up to train for the GB Paralympic Triathlon team at Loughborough University and is currently assessing his options to train with them. This is a new Paralympic sport and Rio 2016 will be the first opportunity to compete.
Before joining the army Ross had done a health and fitness course and he decided to draw upon this experience and combine it with his renewed love of sport to carve out a new career as a personal trainer.
Ross applied to The Training Room personal trainer academy which is renowned for its work with Help for Heroes and ex-servicemen and women. Ross completed the six week intensive course in Southampton and stayed at Tedworth House resettlement complex while he studied nearby.
“The discipline of my Army training helped me manage the intensive course and my interpersonal skills and team building experience gave me confidence to establish a good client base and run boot camps straight away,” says Ross.
Ross intends to build on his personal trainer qualification by undertaking Level 4 courses in GP Referral, Advanced Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning. “The Training Room personal trainer qualification is very much the foundation and a start point: from there I can do so much more to achieve a fulfilling second career.”
Meanwhile, Ross is enjoying working flexible hours to fit around his young family. “Having been away for so long serving and in rehabilitation, it’s a joy to have a career that allows me time with my family. The Training Room has set me up for a new career and a new life.”
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