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MARTIN SMITH

Certified Coach

A lifetime of involvement in the health & fitness industry, playing competitive sport for most of my life.

In my youth I was a regional champion martial artist, with 3 titles between ages of 10 & 16. I also played football & basketball for local teams. I currently continue to play basketball competitively and use my experience in various sporting fields to relate to the differing demands of each – and empathise with the clients and athletes with whom I work to apply training based on not only assessment and theory but practical understanding.

My background in fitness has seen me work with all manner of individuals from able-bodied high performing clients to those recovering from cardiac surgery and all in-between. My passion at every level is to help people realise goals and become the best version of themselves possible.

I know what it feels like to take myself to my physical limit to achieve goals for whatever reason that may be, so am speaking from experience coupled with an education and understanding that allows me to apply the most effective training approach for everyone I work with.

I also have lifelong asthma, so I know the physical reality of living with, managing effectively & overcoming a physically restrictive chronic disease.

Experience

Over 15 years’ experience working in fitness industry
7 years freelance PT / industry lecturer
5 years’ experience delivering a variety of industry courses

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Level 4 Strength & Conditioning including Sports nutrition

  • Level 4 BACPR cardiac rehab instructor

  • Level 4 PTLLS (vocational teaching qualification)

  • Level 4 Exercise for lower back pain management

  • Level 3 PT including Nutrition & weight management

  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist

  • Level 3 Pre & Post natal coach

  • Level 3 GP referral instructor

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor

  • Certified Kettlebell instructor

  • Studio Cycling instructor

  • BA (hons) Sonic Arts Qualification