Injured Army veteran bounces back after Personal Training Course with H4H

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Help for Heroes will be putting on a Personal Training course at Tedworth House Recovery Centre for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans. Run in partnership with Aspire and YMCA Fit, this InstructAbility Diploma in Personal Training Programme is designed for WIS veterans and serving personnel with a keen interest in fitness training and sports coaching.

The course will consist of the following modules: Level 2 Gym Instruction, Level 3 Personal Training, Exercise and Disability, Strength & Conditioning, Work Placement and Exercise Referrals. The course will take approx. 7 weeks to complete (excluding the work placement).

Former CPL David Hames took part in the Personal Training course held last year at Tedworth House Recovery Centre and now runs Trampoline Fitness Classes.

David served in the Royal Engineers in the Army for 15 years, until he had a motorbike accident and fractured his femur and was left with brain injuries. Whilst he was staying at Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre he was told about Help for Heroes and the Recovery Centres and was invited to take part in the Rolling Recovery Program (RRP).

“I saw the Personal Trainer course at Tedworth House being advertised and wanted to get involved. I was a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) in the Army, so was always interested in fitness. I’m so glad I went on the course, it was brilliant. Whilst on the course I was offered a job as a Trampoline Manager and now run Trampoline Fitness Classes and have PT clients too.”

“I got so much out of the course, it was great. If I hadn’t taken part in the course I would have settled for something I didn’t love. I would feel really lost.”  

If you are wounded, injured and sick and are interested in applying for the course - the dates are as follows:      

  • Phase 1 | 7 August – 1 September 2017
  • Phase 2 | 20 November – 14 December 2017

If you would like further information or would like to apply, please email:


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