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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
  • Gareth Newcombe

    “Piece by piece… things start to come together. Anytime I felt there was slow progress it was easy to refer back to the Human Flag eBook to find some progressions and new exercises to help and now I’ve redefined my impossible!”

     

  • Kevin Goyverts

    Thanks for all the tips and tricks in your ebook and video instructions. It helped me find the correct exercises to gain the strength and technique I needed for the frog to handstand. It’s great to have the right tools to achieve such goals and redefine my impossible!

  • Mike McCarrick

    Mike redefines his impossible of the frog to handstand after following the video coaching tutorials in our handstand eBook. Here’s what he had to say..

    “I bought the handstand eBook from School of Calisthenics in January to give myself a new goal but you get far more than just an electronic manual (with videos!) – every time I thought I’d hit a dead end Jacko was there to give me technical tips and encouragement. My shoulders have got around 10% stronger (going on bench press and shoulder press measurement) and my core and balance has improved loads. On to the back lever next! “

  • Stephen Tee Again

    Finally! Achieving something you’ve been working towards is a great feeling – it feels even better when it’s something that doesn’t come naturally to me. All thanks to School of Calisthenics and to hard work. Hard work pays.

  • Ed Palmer Again!

    So easy he ‘boshed’ out two in a row… you’ll not believe these were his first ever Muscle Ups at our London Workshop in May 2017!

  • Ed Palmer

    Incredible to see Mail his first Human Flag at our London Workshop in May 2017! Longest hold we’ve seen for the first time… so long you won’t believe this was his first Human Flag!

  • Joe Wood-Lowe Back Again!

    Joe adds the ring muscle to his bar muscle at the London workshop in May 2017

  • Joe Wood-Lowe Once Again!

    First ever Bar Muscle Up for Joe adding it to his Back Lever and Handstand graduations!

  • Lewis Smith

    Lewis Smith redefined his impossible at our weekly Class at H3 Performance nailing his first ring muscle up!

  • Andy Bailey

    At his second visit to the school of calisthenics weekly class Andy added the Ring Muscle Up to his list of achievements!