Get faster, stronger & leaner!
Strength, Fitness & Nutrition Coach for endurance athletes, runners, cyclists, charity challenges & sports events.
Online with optional in-person sessions.

Your Coach

Endurance athlete or completing a fitness challenge? You can get faster, fitter, stronger or leaner...

I have successfully helped (or I am currently working with) people training for 5k runs,10k runs, half marathons, triathlons, ultra runs, charity bike rides and bikepacking races.

I am an endurance athlete myself. I love cycling both on and off-road. I understand what it takes to run or bike long distances, how to lose weight and how to train for a season or a single challenge

Most personal trainers have no experience in delivering sports event, endurance, running or cycling specific nutrition, strength and fitness training. Most coaches are not qualified to deliver strength training programmes. I have both the qualifications and experience required to do all of this for you.

So, whatever your type of sport, challenge or event, as both an experienced endurance athlete and a certified trainer, I can teach you how to exceed your own expectations!

How it works

New clients complete some simple tests, an interview and questionnaires to ensure I get an accurate picture of who you are, your goals and what will work best for you.

These can be completed in-person or virtually. I offer one-off plans or ongoing coaching.

For online coaching, I use tools including Zoom and WhatsApp. I am based in Farnborough, Hampshire. 

 

Strength training – why bother with this as well?

As well as the more “obvious” fitness training, strength training should also be included in all training plans. This can be done at home or in a gym.

 Some of the biggest gains I have made have come from my off-the-bike training – lifting weights in a gym, stretching properly and doing body weight exercises.

Using cycling as just one example, strength training and mobility work helps cyclists in many ways:

  • It doesn’t matter whether you are a sprinter or a long-distance rider, bike on or off-road, it will make you faster – 20% faster for me
  • It can help fix muscle imbalances that are causing you discomfort on the bike – your ‘bike fit’ is not always the issue!
  • It will make you a better climber on long and short sharp climbs through increased stability, endurance and power
  • For off-road cyclists, you will be able to muscle over rocks and roots much more easily
  • Being stronger means you become less likely to get hurt when you crash
  • Your cadence efficiency improves
  • Being stronger physically makes you feel mentally stronger as well, which significantly increases your resilience for long days on the bike
  • You will feel stronger and experience fewer niggles in your everyday life as well and improve your posture
Similar benefits can be found for all types of sports!
 

What my clients say

“Simon coached me for my first ever long-distance cycling event. I lost over three stone and beat my target time for the event by over two hours! Simon made me feel more confident about myself and what I can achieve. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

Marc M

“I took part in a fitness test with Simon. He was very organised, excellent communicator and also made the session fun. Following the fitness test, he provided a detailed report with the results and various actions to help my fitness and lose weight.”

Keith C

“Simon has helped me work on my nutrition strategy for a couple of forthcoming ultra marathon events. He is very approachable and knowledgeable about nutrition and all the data and science that comes with it. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve their nutrition goals.”

Sara Crosland

Pricing & Free Consultations

Cycling, running, race, charity event or other endurance sport training & nutrition programmes

whether you are training for a one-off challenge or part of a season, I can put together a conditioning, nutrition and strength training plan Personalised specifically to you, your other commitments, your sport or challenge. It will include some or all of the below.