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Speed and Agility Training in Blackpool
Weightlifting coach based in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast

Qualifications

I have a range of sports, fitness and health related qualifications. I believe that regular study, training and research is vital for any sports scientist, coach or fitness professional for continuing development. This ensures that the guidance, coaching and techniques I use are as safe and effective as they can be. 

Sports Performance & Coaching Qualifications​

  • Ongoing - PhD (via MPhil) in Strength and Conditioning for Climbing (sport climbing and bouldering)

  • MSc Sport and Exercise Science;

  • BSc (hons) Strength and Conditioning;

  • Level 3 - Certificate in Sports Performance Analysis;

  • Level 3 - Diploma in Coaching Weightlifting Pending

  • Level 2 - Olympic Weightlifting Coaching;

  • Level 1 - Olympic Weightlifting Coaching;

  • Level 2 - Technical Official in Olympic Weightlifting;

  • Level 3 - Technical Official in Olympic Weightlifting;

  • Level 2 - Powerlifting Coaching;

  • Level 1 - Powerlifting Coaching;

  • Level 3 - Talented Athlete Support in Transitions and Education;

  • Level 3 - Athlete Personal Development and Lifestyle Pending

  • Level 2 - Award in Understanding Athlete Lifestyles;

  • Essentials of Weightlifting Programming;

  • Essentials of Weightlifing teachnique;

  • Essentials of Teaching Olympic Weightlifting;

  • Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport;

  • Accredited Anti Doping Advisor;

  • Concussion: Detection, Management and Prevention;

  • Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing in Sport;

  • Coaching for Visual Impairments;

Fitness Professional Qualifications

  • Level 3 - Certificate in Personal Training;

  • Level 3 - Diploma in GP Exercise Referral;

  • Level 3 - Certificate in Pre and Post Natal Exercise;

  • Level 2 - Certificate in Gym Instructing;

  • Level 2 - Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness Instructor;

  • Level 1 - Stand Up Paddle Board Fitness Instructor; 

  • Level 3 - Advanced Nutrition for Sport and Exercise;

  • Level 2 - Nutrition and Weight Management;

  • Complete Kettlebell Trainer Certificate

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (TTC-300 Vinyasa);

  • Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (TTC-200 Multi-Style);

  • Yin Yoga Teaching Certificate ;

  • Advanced Resistance Training; Techniques, Testing and Prescription

  • Mat Pilates Fundamentals 

  • Circuit Training Certificate

  • Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention 

  • Summer Mountain Leader Award;

Education 

  • PGCE Post Graduate Certificate In Education (M14+)

  • Advance HE - External Examiner Training Certificate

  • Level 3 - Assessors Qualification (Pending)

Pending Qualifications 

(Currently Studying or Awaiting Certification)​​

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (TTC-300)

  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 

  • Level 3 - Diploma in Coaching Weightlifting 

  • Summer Mountain Leader Award (ML) 

About Me

I am an experienced strength and conditioning coach, performance analyst, and sports lecturer (specialising in adventure sports, rugby union, and weightlifting). I am passionate about optimising movement and performance for all sports but have a particular interest in:​

  • Adventure sports 

  • Strength Sports

  • Return to play

 

I have developed the skills needed to effectively coach athletes to reach their optimal performance. I offer a range of services for athletes, teams and coaches including strength and conditioning,, performance testing, sports event support, lifestyle performance support, coaching development and education. 

Current Roles

University of Central Lancashire

  • Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Sciences

  • Dual Career Athlete Coordinator - Scholarship Students Athletes

  • Lead Athlete Lifestyle - Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and Student Athletes  

  • Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach - Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and Student Athletes  

  • Research Lead for Mountaineering and Climbing Interest Group

Athlete Now

  • Director and Co-Founder - Athlete Now is sports directory that connects athletes to verified sports coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, and more.

University College Birmingham and Warwick University 

  • External Examiner for BSc (hons) Strength, conditioning and nutrition. MSc Strength, Conditioning and Performance

Travels and Wandering 

  • Owner

  • Writer 

  • Adventure Sports Tester 

  • Fitness staff support, cover and trainer - Neilson

Previous Experience

British Weightlifting

  • Educator for Weightlifting Coaching

  • Educator  for Strength and Conditioning Courses

  • Licensed - Level 2 Weightlifting Coach

  • Licensed - Level 3 Weightlifting Technical Official

  • Licensed - Level 3 World Parapowerlifting Technical official

 

British Mountaineering Council (BMC)

  • Secretary (North West Area)

Solent University 

  • External Panel Member for sports and exercise sciences

University of Central Lancashire 

  • Research Assistant 

Fylde Coast Weightlifting 

  • Co-Founder & Lead Coach 

 

Burnley College 

  • Hybrid Lecturer​
    • Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching

    • Extended Diploma in Personal Training and Fitness

  • Climbing Wall Coach

  • Weightlifting Coach

  • Yoga Teacher​

 

Blackpool and The Fylde College University Campus

  • Sports and Exercise Science Lecturer

  • British Weightlifting Satellite Delivery Centre Lead ​

 

Womenclimb

  • Editor and Content Creator

  • Support Team Member

 

Fleetwood Rugby Club

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

 

Neilson Active Holidays ​

  • Resort Head of Fitness and Swim

  • Fitness Instructor 

 

Blackpool And The Fylde College

  • Guest Lecturer / Specialist Practitioner in Strength and Conditioning.

 

Fortitude Fitness

  • Personal Trainer

  • Weightlifting Coach 

 

Fylde Coast YMCA

  • Exercise Referral Officer

  • Fitness Class Instructor

  • Gym Instructor

  • Personal Trainer

 

DW Sports Blackpool

  • Personal Trainer 

 

YMCA National Centre 

  • Outdoor Instructor - Kayaking, climbing, walking and orienteering

 

Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

  • Athlete Services Volunteer

 

Rugby World Cup 2011

  • Athlete Hosting Volunteer

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