"Train Hard, Fight Easy" Alexander Zuvorov
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever" Lance Armstrong
"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat" Hershel Walker
I have helped thousands of people, between the ages of 6 and 93, achieve everything from basic fitness to the very highest levels of sporting specific fitness. These include International Performers from well over 20 DIFFERENT sports.
I am extremely serious about fitness. I've dedicated my entire adult life to researching fitness, teaching fitness and testing myself in the most challenging fitness scenarios, where nausea, physical collapse, mental exhaustion and pulse rates in excess of 220 are normal.
Consequently I have extensive knowledge of fitness and training methods, over 50 years of continuous high-level training and an unusually successful sporting record. With that background I have advised International performers from well over 20 different sports including those who have won English, British, European and World Titles. I have instructed those who train the sportsmen and women. I worked closely with Surrey County Cricket Club for over a decade. I was retained by both the Test and County Cricket Board (TCCB - England) and the Pakistan Cricket Board, for whom I returned fast bowlers Aqib Javed and Waqar Younis to Test Cricket following stress fractures of the spine.
Applicable strength is the key factor in my exceptionally productive training routines. Strength is, and has always provided, the base upon which my fitness programmes are built. As an added bonus, strength not only reduces the likelihood of injury during protracted endurance work or speed training, but any injury is generally less serious and recovery is invariably more rapid.
My individualistic approach lays emphasis on mobility and flexibility; encompasses endurance and speed, of course; includes, less obvious, peripheral considerations such as agility, balance, coordination. I set great store by the quality, efficiency, grace and harmony of movement encapsulated in the word “athleticism”. I have also long been an advocate of more frequent, shorter, more intense workouts (2-6 a day where appropriate) rather than the traditional, protracted 2-6 sessions per week.
I’ve worked with thousands of people from all walks of life between the ages of 8 and 92. My programmes have helped, among other, housewives, business people, sporting superstars, the overweight, the underweight, the injured, the insecure and even those recovering from M.E.
Above all, however, I am a teacher and trainer. I seek to excite, enthuse, stimulate, challenge, encourage and am concerned to inspire my charges rather than merely to motivate them.
"It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys"