Athletes

Jessica PlailJessica Plail

Jessica Plail – Endurance Rower around GB

“I started coastal rowing nearly 10 years ago and next year I’m embarking on a rowing challenge with a difference. As part of a team of 6 ladies, we will be rowing non-stop over 2000 miles around Great Britain in the GB Row Challenge 2022. This is going to be a huge physical and mental challenge!
I approached Dave for a strength training programme knowing he has a huge wealth of knowledge and a proven track record with coaching a range of athletes. He has put together a great programme and his support and enthusiasm is a huge motivator. I can’t wait to work with him over the next year!”


Lucas MataLucas Mata

Lucas Mata – Australian Bobsleigh Pilot

2018 – Winter Olympic Games, 4 man (pilot) – 25th

Winter Olympic Games, 2 man (pilot) – 22nd

2014 – Winter Olympic Games, 4 man (Breakman) – 20th


Nikki Mc Sweeny Boblseigh Nikki McSweeny Bobsleigh

Nikki McSweeny – GB Bobsleigh Pilot and Breakwoman

 2015 – Bobsleigh World Championships – 15th

Bobsleigh World Cup Innsburk- 11th

Bobsleigh World Cup La Plagne- 16th

2012 – Bobsleigh World Junior Bronze


Dave Colemand & Zak Skinner

Zak Skinner – GB Para Athlete Long Jump and Sprints

Major Championships

2021 – European Para Championships Double Gold T13 100m and LJ

2019 – World Para Championships – T13 100m sf, T13 LJ 5th.

2018 – European Para Championships – T13 100m 4th, T13 LJ SILVER.

2017 – World Para Championships – T13 100m heats, T13 LJ 4th.

Domestic Championships Record 2016 – ESAA Combined Events – 6th.

I know Dave from my local athletics track where we both train. He is a great bloke and makes every session enjoyable and fun, not only this but his determination and hard work really motivated me and made me want to work harder.Myself, as a keen athlete, have recently been getting into gym work to improve my running, so I asked Dave for some advice. Not only was he easy to work with and efficient but the programme was specific for my goals and really worked. He tailored it to exactly what I needed and wanted.It fitted in really well with my current training programme and I am already noticing gains in the gym.


Adam Hames – GB Bobsleigh & England Martial Arts

Youngest ever male IBSF World Cup brakeman for Great Britain IBSF North America’s Cup silver and bronze medalist Numerous medals on the Omega Youth Monobob World Cup 2x British University Champion (BUCS) Karate Numerous British and English Karate titles 2015 Wado-Kai Karate European Champion


Harry Kendall – GB Athletics, Decathlon

2021 – National decathlon medalist

3rd Place for England at Home countries international

English schools decathlon team record holder

3x Southern Decathlon Champion

4x silver medalist at UK national senior championships


Val and Lynn in full flow learning Olympic weightlifting techniques

Val Simpson – The Health Boost

I have been Strength Training for nearly 5 years now and very much enjoy it still. But when Dave advertised for his 8weeks Power Development course, I was intrigued. I believe in pushing ourselves further and out of our comfort zone. So I signed up! The program was well designed and we learnt something new every week. A lot of technical lifts, a vast array of exercises challenging both body and mind. Dave used his extensive knowledge and Athlete’s experience to always push us to try that ONE more time,that one more 2kg plate, that ONE more rep….

I came out of the course much stronger, feeling more able to tackle tricky technical lifts without injury and generally incredibly positive about my general strength and fitness. It has even led to me signing up to my local Athletics Vets League for the new season….There’s no stopping me! Oh and of course I will continue to train with Dave and take on-board his valuable ongoing advice.


Testimonials

“If you are looking for something different then Dave is your man! Being an elite athlete himself he has a wealth of knowledge and takes a great interest in you and your goals. His training programmes have great variety and will definitely challenge you. I personally improved my strength in all areas but more importantly my technique and understanding has developed further than I thought it could. Cheers Dave”

Performance Coaching

“Top guy, always pushing me for more, couldn’t recommend enough!”