Our holistic approach to athletic development leaves no stone unturned. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you, how well you use your body, your movement, range of movement, balance, coordination, stability, strength, power and capacity.
Once we have a detailed picture of you as an athlete, we start to put together a comprehensive training or rehab programme covering every aspect of your physical preparation. You will be able to access your programme via the training app, view videos and descriptions of every exercise and monitor your progress and training goals.
This is where the hard work starts! We will work closely with you, drawing on my extensive experience and knowledge of strength, conditioning and movement to push, teach and challenge you every step of the way. Your training will focus on a lot more than just lifting weights: you will become a better, smarter and more adaptable athlete, moving with greater freedom and efficiency and developing strength, mobility, balance, coordination, elasticity, power and speed.
Whether you are an Olympic hopeful, a keen amateur or looking to get back to your best after injury, we will support you to become a better, smarter and more adaptable athlete. We believe that it is not just about much you ‘lift’ or how ‘hard’ you train but how much of this strength and power you can you truly use. We focus on developing athletic, effortless and efficient movement along with strength, coordination, balance, control, timing, speed and power that transfers to function, health and performance.
Every rehab journey starts with an assessment of your movement and how you transfer forces through your body. This helps us to understand why certain structures may be overloaded and look at ways to improve movement efficiency and restore normal, pain-free athletic movement. Next, we assess your ‘capacity’ or how well your muscles, joints and connective tissue can tolerate loads, to guide us in which areas we will need to develop strength, power or range of motion so that your body can cope and thrive in your given sport or activity.
We pride ourselves on keeping the rehab process fun, varied and challenging, helping you to return to your sport a more resilient, athletic and confident athlete.
100m European Silver Medalist 2018
100m British Champion, 2017, 2018
“For me Leah is an all round excellent strength and conditioning coach from beginners to elite level. Leah is honestly an excellent person, she is caring and has a true understanding of you as a person and what you want to achieve and will help you to get there.
I feel she kept me grounded, but also empowered me to have faith in my training and believe I was going to get better and stronger to show my true potential as an athlete. Due to her training I am definitely a stronger, coordinated, well-balanced athlete, and have made huge progressions in all areas.
I worked with her during the most important part of my career – during the transition phase from junior to professional – and owe a large amount of my success to her. Big thanks Leah.”
British Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion, 2020
“I have been working with Leah since 2013 and she is the best strength and conditioning coach I have ever had. She has always been able to help me to build on my strength and power consistently in order to perform at my best. I remember when I first started working with her and one of my weaknesses was always chin-ups. I could only do two. After four months of solid winter training with Leah I was then able to do eleven continuously!
She has helped me with my hip mobility, my coordination and even small things like my nutrition! Overall Leah is able to help me physically with my performances, my training regimes and even rehabilitation whenever I have suffered any niggles.
Her training regimes are always specific to my needs and what I need to improve on as an athlete, and this is a huge bonus for me as I now know what my body needs in order to perform at my best.”
Claire Rafferty, GB, England & Chelsea FCW World Cup Bronze Medalist, 2015
“After suffering my 3rd ACL in 2013 I began working with Leah. It’s tough mentally to come back from 3 serious injuries but with Leah’s positive and refreshing attitude she helped me take the steps in the right direction. Along with her experience of working with top athletes comes the understanding of what it takes to be successful at the highest level. Leah has helped me make a full recovery with tailored strength and conditioning programmes, progressing me through stages of my rehab and adapting to ups and downs along the way.
I am now back to my best representing both club and country again. I 100% trust Leah’s expertise and look forward to continuing my work with her leading up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada and beyond.”