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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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  • Davidalexis Juarez Rodriguez

    I watched the video of @schoolofcalisthenics and my dream was I want to be part of graduation of handstand so I practiced all the days and asking for tips on how to improve Tim and Jacko answered all my questions hand helped me each step of the way and I never do that without you. Thanks for helping me redefine my impossible!

  • Zara Stokes

    My first ever ring muscle up! Was so excited through in a skin the cat as part of the dismount!!!! Ha ha! Thank you for your help and tutorials to show my how to redefine my impossible, never thought I’d do this!

  • Ryan Aldridge

    I want to thank you guys for helping me and keeping me going and share your knowledge and experience every day should be a play day even at work

  • Mitchell Scott

    Your tutorial videos are a success!! To say I couldn’t do a frog stand last week I’ve redefined my impossible today! Is that a record…?

  • Nehal Kapoor

    I just went through all your Instagram page videos and was able to redefine my impossible. Thanks a lot and you guys have no idea how you guys are helping a lot of people gain a lot of things which we are so grateful for!

  • Talita Botha

    I achieved the handstand from frog for the first time with the help of your training guide! Thank you for much for all the awesome tutorials and I’ve had a blast doing it!

    It’s about time we all started having more fun!

    Since I found you guys, going to the gym is no longer a chore, but rather a chance to play and learn cool new moves. Every progression is like a little personal victory. Thanks for helping me achieve my first impossible, only the first of many!

  • Llion William

    Thanks again for the great tutorials gives an ex rugby player something to work on after retirement.

  • James Clowes

    Last day of the holiday when he had a go on the off chance… and what do you know… bang like magic my first bar muscle up! Thanks for the help, coaching and support in redefining my impossible!

  • Gasser Farid (again!)

    I’ll never forget the feeling of my first bar muscle up! Thank you for helping me redefine my impossible guys!

  • Byron Truscott

    Redefining my impossibles one at at a time thanks to School of Calisthenics