Meet the team of top strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers at Peak Performance.
Personality: Meticulous | Driven | Knowledgeable
Favourite lift: Ring muscle-up
This is a broad subject that covers how we move as humans efficiently and effectively.
It is used most around injury. Building a progressive program to recover as quickly and efficiently from injury is key for anyone wanting to return to normal life without pain.
The other side is preventative. By moving correctly with proper form, perfect posture and control, we can reduce the risk of many injuries and even reduce pain and niggles from general wear and tear on the body.
“Become resilient and your body will thank you! Discover how much you can really do with no limits.”
The 3 Olympic lifts, Clean Jerk and Snatch, are the most powerful movements the human body can perform. This factor makes them perfect for developing strength, speed, power, burning calories and more! But unfortunately, they’re hard movements and can take years to perfect.
“If you wish to become proficient in these movements, take some guidance from an experienced coach.”
These are the two sports Angus has worked in more than any others. Developing top level athletes to reach new heights in their performance is not easy especially when working around competition. It’s an everchanging process which needs constant monitoring to ensure progression is evident.
“No matter what your level, additional training out of the water or off the pitch, will see improvements in your sporting performance.”
Angus has been immersed in sport all his life, playing rugby to a semi-professional standard, and even representing England at the under 20’s age group. From here he turned his passion into his career studying Sport Strength and Conditioning at degree level at the university of Gloucestershire.
During his time there he spent 2 years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University’s basketball team.
Post grad Angus started developing his personal strength and conditioning coaching in surfing working closely with many national surfers of mixed ages in a 1 to 1 setting or small groups progressing their top end performance. This expanded to working closely with a lot of local surf schools and coaches to prep their teams for their heavy seasonal work to make sure they were ready for long days in the water. The Surf Fit program is still developing and incorporating every line of surfer to help progress the sport and its athletes.
After establishing himself locally as a coach Angus took on the mantel of head coach at Bude RFC where he developed further as a technical coach as well as their strength and conditioning coach. This next step as a coach built a lot of core fundamentals as a coach to cover all basis of performance in the sport. Since being more involved in the club, he has worked on many younger junior age groups in the gym and out on the pitch as well as pushing the men’s squad’s performance further.
Posture Analysis and Corrective Exercise was one of Angus’ passions during his study at University. It has been present in all of his coaching since graduating working privately with individuals with issues injuries and prehab. More recently it has been developed further with the “Move Well” stretching program, alongside the resilient strength and movement training carried out at Peak Performance and the clinic held once a month. With the vast range of clients and cases Angus has worked with, it’s becoming easier and quicker to stay injury free and moving pain free, with less stiffness and more efficiency.
Personality: Supportive | Patient | Encouraging
Favourite lift: Weighted dip
Body transformation is a lot more than a simple before and after picture. Rory believes that the way you look and feel massively impacts on your quality of life and therefore you should make it a priority to live within a body that fills you with energy, confidence and pride. This allows you to live a more fulfilled life with the ability to create more amazing memories. Body transformation is a journey of self-prioritising and self-improvement where you don’t only change the way you look and see yourself, often radically and in a short space of time, but how you control your mindset and habits every day to ensure your progress is sustainable.
When it comes to training, Rory’s background has been in the pursuit of aesthetics. Training to develop the body that you feel proud and confident in. Within this you will find various techniques taken from some of the best physiques in the world to burn body fat and gain muscle necessary to develop the body desired.
If you cannot control the lifestyle choices outside of the gym, then you will struggle to achieve your body goals. Alongside body sculpt training, under the body transformation umbrella is the importance of nutrition and mindset. Ensuring that habits and control around all these areas are occurring will guarantee longevity of your progress, as it will feel natural and easy.
Rory has always been active and healthy, taking part in multiple sports growing up, however his journey in the fitness space started as a teenage when he used it to improve his confidence and self-esteem. Rory focused on developing his own body to create a more fulfilled life for himself, as he felt stressed, unconfident, and unmotivated which was getting him down.
Through a combination self-learning and following various influencers online over the first couple of years, Rory radically changed the way he looked, and this had a dramatic effect on his energy and confidence levels, which led him to greater fulfilment and the ability to create more amazing memories. Noticing this, Rory dropped his previous career ambitions in the pursuit of helping others gain similar achievements to him.
Rory underwent his basic fitness qualifications, gaining his level 2, 3 and then 4th level advanced personal trainer. Following this he also gained a certificate in body transformation, NLP and became a fully qualified nutritionist.
Combining these qualifications with the hundreds of people, men, and women, that Rory has worked with in his years in the health and fitness industry, he has become a well-respected and reputable coach.
Rory is now working with men and women who generally have a base level of fitness already but are stuck making progress in their body shape. Rory shows them how to make mindset and habitual tweaks to their lifestyle, nutrition, and training to achieve the body they want long term.
To work with Rory you can join his thriving community within the ‘elite programs’, where he has created a product to provide participants with a simple and easy process to follow, a support network of expert coaches to guide them and a community of people to hold them accountable and ensure enjoyment. Or you can join Rory on one of his highly sought-after body transformation programs, where you will work with him closely to ensure the fasted and most effective results are gained in the pursuit of looking and feeling the way you want.
Personality: Compassionate | Relaxed | Devoted
Favourite lift: Barbell Step-Ups
I specialise in supporting fat loss, muscle gain, increasing endurance and improving one’s performance in their chosen sports. However, exercise is also much more than the former, I also place particular focus on helping individuals to gain confidence within their own ability and in a gym environment. These are just some of all things that I can help you with throughout your sessions.
My ethos is to make your training enjoyable, achievable and successful. I endeavour to keep all of my session's fun, yet challenging and engaging. To do this, I employ an array of training methods to keep my clients both physically and mentally stimulated throughout sessions. For example, my sessions vary to and from: circuit style sessions, weight training or fitness challenges, within these individual personal goals are accounted for and each session is tailored to meet your fitness needs. So, what does this mean? I deliver challenging and exhilarating programmes completed with a smile on your face!
Since my childhood here in Bude, I have been obsessed with sport and keeping active. I have previously represented the Cornwall County at rugby and cricket, and now I frequently enjoy playing golf, squash, football and surfing to name a few.
Once at secondary school, the opportunity arose that I would be able to achieve an array of coaching awards as part of my Physical Education qualification. This is when my love for coaching began. Since then, I have gone on to complete various coaching awards, such as my RFU level 2 rugby union coaching award. I have progressed further now and coach primary school aged children their P.E. lessons from all over the county.
Constantly running alongside my own coaching career and sporting commitments has been my passion for fitness and the gym. When beginning training I found this to be extremely enjoyable, and wanted to share with this enjoyment with others. From this, I then decided to complete my Level 2 Fitness Instructing course and my Level 3 Diploma in personal training. After several years working in the local area, and I am now seeking to further my knowledge for my clients by completing an optimum athlete performance course, and a balance and stabilization course.
Personality: Enthusiastic | Versatile | Motivated
Favourite lift: Barbell Back Squat
I specialise in helping clients to improve their strength, fitness, and overall health; whether in relation to specific sports, gym-based goals, or just trying to improve overall functionality, there are always improvements to be made and knowledge to be gained!
Starting out your fitness journey can be an intimidating process, which is why it can be so beneficial to have someone help guide you through that process and build your confidence in a gym environment. For this reason, my aim over time is to equip individuals with the skills to become ‘self-sufficient’ so that they eventually feel comfortable walking into a fitness facility and achieving their goals independently.
Being successful in training is as much about the mental aspect as it is physical, which is why I greatly emphasise the enjoyment factor of training – whatever your goals are, if the enjoyment factor is there, it will feel a lot easier, and the mental and physical benefits will be greater. For this reason, I strive to keep my training sessions versatile and engaging to get the best from people, which could include weight training, bodyweight and functional activities, circuits, injury prevention exercises and fitness games / challenges.
I started out in swimming from a very early age, but always partook in a range of sports throughout school, such as rugby and football. At 16 I progressed into training in the gym and through a wide range of instruction and trial and error developed a comprehensive knowledge of exercise and really discovered my enjoyment for weight training.
My goal after university was to join the Royal Marines as an officer, so I put in my application and started working at a gym as a fitness instructor. I learned a lot in this time: meeting and working with a variety of people, writing programmes for members, instructing them on various exercises and giving advice where necessary. I did all this alongside working on my own fitness to progress to my highest standard thus far.
I achieved my goal and started Royal Marine Young Officer Training in 2020. However, due to injury I was removed from training and subsequently decided to move back into the fitness world. Since then, I have been doing a mixture of working on the gym floor, taking classes and training individual clients of varying ages. I am currently a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor and am in the process of completing a Level 3 Qualification in Personal Training.
I feel that is worth adding that during the COVID-19 lockdown, fitness was a huge escape for me mentally, and I feel especially passionate in teaching others about how much of a positive impact fitness can have upon the mind, as well as the body. We all struggle at times and having a positive method of escape really is invaluable.
Personality: Approachable | Positive |Ambitious
Favourite lift: Deadlift
I decided to study a sport and exercise science course as it was a subject I felt passionate about with no real idea of what direction I wanted to take it. Having studied biomechanics; covering the mechanical aspect of movement, learning how to lower the risk of injury and enhance performance in individuals. Physiology; which focuses on the body's response to exercise from a health perspective and how exercise can eliminate many chronic health conditions. And psychology, the mental side of sport, whether that's for optimal performance in athletes or understanding an individual's personality traits to build their confidence in a gym environment. Along with studying strength and conditioning and nutrition my knowledge in all these areas gave me the perfect opportunity to be a personal trainer.
I specialise in encouraging clients to exercise in a way that feels good for them. Whether you have a sport specific goal, want to improve your fitness, or need guidance finding a starting point to leading a more active lifestyle I am here to help! Sometimes the fitness industry can be a very daunting and confusing place so my approach to training is very simplistic, positive and rewarding which makes it sustainable and suited to you.
My research through university was based on the mental health benefits of physical activity specifically for women in the pre and post natal population, this is something I am going to specialise in and offer to clients who need guidance and advice.
Physical activity is something that has always been important to me both for physical and mental benefits. From a young age I have been involved in swimming, netball and cross country running where I ran in the Cornwall team. Strength and conditioning was introduced to me during university as a specific part of our netball training. After finding a love for it I joined a CrossFit gym and noticed how it improved my self confidence and physical strength massively achieving lifts and movements I didn't even know I could!
After completing my Level 2 gym instructor and Level 3 Personal training courses I was really looking forward to implementing my knowledge and helping clients achieve their own personal goals, from recognising my own personal growth in fitness I am eager to help others do the same.