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Mr Stevenson

Head of Exercise Science & Handstands
ROOM 607

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
  • Adrain Benjamin

    “I bought this training program 2 weeks ago. Hoping that it would give me the last keys on my journey of the muscle up. And man it did! 3 weeks ago the bar muscle up was far down in the impossible box. I had watched hundreds of videos on YouTube and was trying all sort of things. But it seemed impossible. Then all of a sudden today 2 weeks after I manage to do my first muscle up without any help!

    The feeling of achieving my first muscle up was extremely good! If you want that amazing feeling of achieving the impossible you simply have to listen to Tim and David. Buy the program, set up a training plan, learn from the videos and all the good stuff that’s in the program. And soon you will be able to get above the bar! Thanks” – Adrian

  • Ross Butler Again

    Don’t usually post anything fitness related, but so pleased I got my first ring muscle up thanks to the School of Calisthenics Muscle Up Guide! I’ve only had it a week…!!!

  • Ollie Marchon

    Former English Rugby 7’s International Ollie Marchon from Marchon Athletic mixing up his traditional weightlifting and seeing the benefits straight away to his training!

  • Ross Butler

    Having followed your videos for quite a while now using the tutorials for when I have ‘play days’ in my training, I’ve finally managed to redefine my impossible of the Back Lever… now its time to attack the Handstand!

  • Peter Smith

    ‘Thank you guys for your continued motivation at the school. Your videos and success stories are what has kept my drive going from free weights to bodyweight and the start of my journey to redefine my impossible of the Back Lever. Handstand and Muscle Up, Here I come!’

  • Graham Parrington

    At 69 years old Graham showing that he can still redefine his impossible of the Back Lever!

    Back Lever Guide here – schoolofcalisthenics.com/product/back-lever-framework/

  • Paul Osman

    Paul came to Calisthenics later on in life than many of us and found it difficult to even false grip the rings at his first workshop but today he’s redefined his impossible!

  • Phil Spalding

    With the help of the Handstand ebook and support of the tutors Phil has redefined his impossible of the frogstand to handstand!

  • Ulf Pettersson

    Thank you to the School of Calisthenics for helping me finally redefine my impossible thanks to their Handstand eBook and ongoing support! – Ulf

  • Tom Miller

    “Having redefined my impossible of the frogstand to handstand I see this as just the start though, like passing your driving test, now time to try & advance further!” – Tom Miller