Category Archives: Elite Athletes

Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe Guest Blog: The massive benefits of sleep

benefits of sleep

Elite Body and Fitness coaches Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe understand what it takes to get in shape. We asked them to share their advice on getting shredded this summer and their answer was: Start with sleep.   Carly It’s a busy time for personal trainers in April. Everyone is looking to make those gains […]

Michelle Brannan Guest Post: The success or failure of a gym regime could rely on the quality of your sleep

better sleep

The clocks going forward can often energise people to start their summer fitness plan. With the beach beckoning and the weather starting to improve, you’ll see the gyms start to fill up again and the pavements being pounded by runners taking advantage of the lighter nights. I see this happen every year, both at elite […]

Case Study: Olly Foster, Fitness Model and Personal Trainer

Olly Foster

Fitness model and personal trainer Olly Foster has made a living from the pursuit of better health and wellbeing. As a high performance athlete and popular cover model for the likes of Men’s Health and Muscle &Fitness magazines, Olly’s success is built on dedication and attention to detail. With a degree in Nutrition, Health and […]

Case Study: Greg Rutherford, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion

Greg Rutherford

Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European Gold medallist, Greg Rutherford, isn’t afraid of a hard day’s work. In training for major athletics competitions, the British record holder and proud owner of an MBE tells us that recovery is just as important as the training itself in achieving maximum performance. As you can imagine, there is a […]

Case Study: Anne Dickins, World Champion Para Canoeist and Chartered Physiotherapist

Anne Dickins

We speak to Great Britain’s champion para canoeist, busy physiotherapist and Mammoth mattress user, Anne Dickins.   How did you get into para canoeing? I used to be an endurance mountain biker until I experienced a back injury in 2011, which left me with a permanently weak leg, making it impossible for me to race […]

Case Study: Danny Nobbs, Paralympian

Danny Nobbs

Having represented Great Britain in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and with high hopes for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, Danny Nobbs, 33, talks about the importance of quality sleep. When I represented Paralympics GB in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, in the F54 Javelin event, it was such an amazing experience […]

Case Study: Pamela Relph, Paralympic Rowing Champion

Pamela Relph

Pam Relph was one of the stars of the 2012 Paralympics. Her rowing gold medal earned her an MBE after the London Games, but not content with that she’s now got her sights firmly on Rio in 2016. We caught up with Pam to chat to her about her preparations and why she chose to […]

Case Study: Tom Court

Tom Court

Rugby union player, Tom Court, who plays prop for London Irish and Ireland, recognises the impact sleep can have on mood, concentration, energy, training ability and recovery. I first started playing rugby while studying at university, almost ten years ago. Leading up to that, I’d been a fairly successful shot-putter but had found myself increasingly […]

The Weight Lifter’s Secret Guide to Avoiding Neck and Back Pain

Carly Luke

Exercise is good for us. It makes us feel great, helps us stay healthy, combats any number of problems such as cardiovascular diseases and even prolongs our lives. But working hard in the gym isn’t all fun and games. Thousands of people suffer injuries every year through poor form, over-exercising, failing to meet their bodies’ […]

Expert Insight: Carly Thornton’s Guide to Rest and Recovery in a successful training programme

Carly Thornton

UKBFF Bodybuilder and Personal Trainer, Carly Thornton, knows more than most about training hard. Placing 3rd in this year’s British Bodybuilding championship and with her own successful training business – which she runs with her partner Luke Sandoe – Carly is perfectly placed to offer advice on when to push hard in the gym and […]