A determined former Royal Marine who was injured during service has vowed to live his life to the full by becoming a fully-qualified personal trainer.
Peter Greene, 33 and from Liverpool, was serving his tenth year in the Marines and had experienced two tours of Afghanistan when he suffered a serious knee injury, prematurely ending his career.
Left devastated by the prospect of giving up his career, the father-of-one took advantage of personal training courses offered by The Training Room through Help for Heroes. The course is offered free to injured Veterans and equips individuals with industry ready qualifications.
Having successfully gained his qualifications, Peter now works as a personal trainer at Liverpool Personal Training Studios and is looking to the future:
“I served almost 10 years in the Marines and was determined to complete the full 22 years, so I was devastated when I found out I was going to be medically discharged.
“I never anticipated that my time in the forces would be brought to an end so soon and didn’t think I would be able to find another job that I loved so much. I came close to sinking into depression.
“Luckily, it was then that I was referred to The Training Room course. Personal training is something that I have always been interested in and having the opportunity to complete the course for free really gave me the push I needed. I’m now working under the guidance of an excellent mentor and am looking to open my own personal training business in the future.”
Lucy Birch, Head of Training at The Training Room, said: “The Training Room is incredibly proud to be able to work with Help for Heroes and support the work that it does.
“Joining the fitness industry is a logical step for many people leaving the forces and, since we launched our partnership with Help for Heroes, we have helped over 50 ex-servicemen and women pursue a career in personal training.
“Peter’s story is truly inspiring and it’s wonderful to see him successfully launch a career in personal training following the completion of his course. We look forward to continuing our work with Help for Heroes and supporting more injured servicemen and women as they look to regain control of their lives.”
We are hugely grateful to The Training Room for their generous support of our wounded heroes. For individuals like Peter, the transition into civilian life is an incredibly daunting prospect and by working together we can ensure individuals have the best possible chance at a fulfilling second career.
To date, The Training Room has provided free courses to over 50 veterans through Help for Heroes.