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.
Peter underwent several months of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, followed by an extensive operation, but was later informed that he had no choice but to leave the forces.
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.”
To date, The Training Room has provided free courses to over 50 veterans through Help for Heroes.