An experienced personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, performance nutritionist and PhD Nutrition sponsored athlete.
Dan is focused about getting results for his clients and combines a down to earth approach with an unprecedented and asserting passion for fitness, health, nutrition and performance. Empowerment are key methods of Dan’s approach to coaching, giving his clients the tools they need to achieve real, tangible, life changing results. Because of this Dan ‘lives the life’ and is as serious about his own training as he is with his clients, continually improving his methods of coaching and training through self-education.
Dan has a first class BSc in Sports Studies from the University of Hertfordshire as well as being a UKSCA (ASCC) accredited Strength and Conditioning coach and Certified International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN) Performance Nutritionist. He has built on this foundation by working with a range of professional athletes and clients, from his postgraduate appointment at Saracens Premiership Rugby Club in preparing the senior squad for their 2008-2009 season, followed by his post within the University of Hertfordshire’s Performance Team working with talented, amateur and elite level athletes, included within sports initiatives such as the national Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), Elite Athlete Support Programme (EASP), Norwich City Football Development Centre., England Women’s FA, Batchwood Tennis High Performance Centre, Gosling Tennis High Performance Centre, Badminton England and Mavericks Netball Club.
Dan now continues to work within the East region of the country, predominantly within Essex.
He now works with a wide range of clientele from those who wish to transform bodies and improve their health, fitness levels, lifestyle, to physique, TASS, MMA and powerlifting athletes. Furthermore, Dan is a consultant for the ASA’s diving talent program and an England Netball
London & South-East Academy Coach and Coach Educator.
Dan recognises that every client is an individual, and knows because of this every client requires a bespoke nutritional and training program to achieve their goals. Working with Dan not only guarantees you results through vigorous and often uncompromising workouts, but the tools to ensure a healthy, happy body is sustainable for the future.
Dan’s training philosophy “Assisting individuals in reaching their goals through specific and effective training practices. Education and empowerment are key outcomes of my training interventions, giving you the tools needed to take control of your own physique and performance goals”
Sport has always been an important part of my life. I began with rugby following the footsteps of my famous father, whilst at the same time making the British gymnastics squad, before my love of weight training changed my physique to be somewhat non-condusive with acrobatics ! I hold a black belt in judo and enjoyed competing before a shoulder injury ended my chances of pursuing such career. At the age of 18 I embarked on reading medicine at university, and half way through my course studied for a degree in human musculoskeletal anatomy. I now work full time as a doctor, and balance this along side competitive powerlifting, where I have competed to a national and international level, holding several British records. Bodybuilding is somewhat a new venture for me, but I'm training hard, and learning fast. I have a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery, sports injuries, power training and pharmacology in sport.'
From a young age i played sport first rugby then cricket and badminton. I wasnt the fittest during my teen years and to say i was a little chunky would be an understatement but i always had very good hand eye co ordination and this covered for my lack of fitness in cricket and badminton were i could use this strength to do well. On leaving school i started going to the gym as all lads do but it wasnt until i was 20 that i started getting more involved and really interested in bodybuilding. However at this time i was still enjoying my social life far to much which hampered any real dramatic gains.
As time progressed i got more and more interested and decided i wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to be involved in sport and do something i enjoyed so i went to University and did a sports therapy degree with an additional nutrition module. I graduated with a 1st class honours and during this time i learnt an aweful lot as i had also started helping all types of athletes with their nutrition as a side job to help fund Uni. In my first year i did my first bodybuilding show (the NABBA north) and although lacked alot of size i got in fairly good nick as you can see below and this seemed to stand out. It was then that people started approaching me to aid them with their diets and i realised how much i enjoyed it.
From then on ive spent countless hours researching, experimenting and doing additional courses to expand and improve my knowledge on nutrition, supplementation and training and feel i have a very good balance between scientific knowledge coupled with anecdotal experience. Something i feel thats very important in this game that not many cover is they can either spout the science (some understand it some dont) or they have years and years of experience but not many have spent the time to test the scient and learn how to use it as a base to improve all apsects of training, nutrition and supplementation. This is one of the reasons myself and Jordan have always got on because well spend hours batting different ideas and things were testing back and forward learning and improving our information together.
Helping people improve their physiques was a hobby and is now a passion and this shows in my work and how i interact with all those i help.
‘Adam is a Strength and Conditioning coach currently working in Rugby. After spells as a professional rugby player and Skeleton Bobsleigh athlete, Adam started competing in Strongman contests. After winning the 2011 UKs Strongest Man contest in the under 105kg class, Adam stepped up to compete in the Open weight class where he won the titles of UK’s Strongest Junior in 2012 and Southern England’s Strongest Man in 2013 as well as representing England at the 2013 UK’s Strongest Man competition.’
Charlotte MacGill sport Rehabilitator BSc HONS working in a private physiotherapy clinic and competitive figure athlete. First comp NABBA North West 2012 first place toned figure. Competed 8 times with NABBA since completing year 2013 with 5th place in the NABBA universe.