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Mr Stevenson

Head of Exercise Science & Handstands
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Tim has been a professional strength and conditioning coach working with elite athletes since 2008. He has supported athletes to win major medals at European, Commonwealth, World and Paralympic championships many of whom also hold European and World Records. He is a UK Strength and Conditioning Association Accredited coach and has a Masters of Research in Exercise Physiology. In addition to training athletes on a daily basis he also lectures in Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University and is a lead strength and conditioning coach for the British Paralympic team for the Rio 2016 games.

An ex-rugby player and the recipient of 2 shoulder reconstruction surgeries, Tim’s journey into calisthenics came from a desire to improve himself as an athlete.

‘There were movements and things that I wanted to be able to do that I couldn’t, things like handstands and muscle ups. Part of the reason was to really build some physical robustness, especially around my shoulders but mainly I was bored of standard training and I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to be a more awesome human being’.

With no prior experience or training in gymnastics Tim used his strength and conditioning knowledge to work through the complexity of calisthenics training, and with his friend and training partner Jacko, formed and refined the foundations for the School of Calisthenics unique framework. Today he is hugely passionate about calisthenics and helping others to train in ways which makes them strong in the world, not just the gym.

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Graduates
  • Michael Brokensha

    Hanging the washing out will never be the same again! Michael redefines his impossible with us after following our Human Flag eBook and getting the technique nailed down, describing his graduation he said,

    “It always seems impossible until it is done”

  • Paul Walker
    “Having seen the coaching tutorial online for the back levers I thought that it seemed achievable. To graduate feels awesome! I believe my strength from the Handstand ebook has definitely helped me redefine my impossible of the back lever.
    Anyone can achieve this you just have to believe in yourself!!!!” – Paul Walker
  • Zack Rowcroft

    “I read through the eBook and got the technique nailed in my head and decided to have a got training for it! I never thought I’d do it” – Zack Rowcroft after redefining his impossible.

  • John Reynolds

    John Reynolds redefined his impossible of the Ring Muscle Up at our Liverpool Progression Workshop on 8th April 2017. He could hardly contain his excitement when he said ‘very good!’

  • Andy Soutar

    Andy redefined his impossible of the Back Lever at our Progressions Workshop in Liverpool on 8th April 2017 and went away with a big smile!

  • Ben Lee

    Ben redefined his impossible of the Back Lever right in front of our eyes in the Beginners Calisthenics workshop in Liverpool on 8th April 2017. Safe to say he’s no longer a beginner…!

  • Rob Ringrose

    His name even starts with ‘ring’ so no surprise Mr Ringrose graduated with his first ring muscle up after practising at home everything he was taught at the Nottingham workshop in January 2017.

  • Steve Tee

    Stephen has been following the video coaching tutorials in our Human Flag Training eBook and has now graduated with an impressive Human Flag hold!

    “Thanks to the School of Calisthenics for all their tips and advice. I must say that their eBook is a brilliant investment for any calisthenics geek looking to get a particular move like the Human Flag.” – Steve Tee

  • Ravi Ruparel

    After taking part in one of our Calisthenics Progressions workshops Ravi Graduated a week later and we are as impressed and excited as the camera girl at the end!

  • Iain Highfield

    “Thank you for all your help guys, I am addicted to graduating – next up muscle up” – Iain Highfield