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.