David served in the Royal Engineers in the Army for 15 years, until he had a motorbike accident, 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 their Recovery Centres and discovered a variety of programmes and courses that could aid his recovery.
“I saw the Personal Trainer course at Tedworth House Recovery Centre being advertised and wanted to get involved. I was a Physical Training Instructor in the Army, so was always interested in fitness.”
The intensive seven-week programme helps wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and Veterans expand on their interest in coaching at fitness training, whilst also enabling them to earn a qualification: “I’m so glad I went on the course, it was brilliant. Whilst there 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.”
Thursday 12 July 2018There are an estimated 66,090 UK Armed Forces personnel who served between 1991-2014 who are currently, or may in the future, suffer from health probl...
Friday 6 July 2018Armed forces veterans from across south Wales have taken part in a Help for Heroes Sports Recovery residential course at Margam Country Park.