WHO WE ARE
Matt Connolly - Founder & Head Coach
Matt discovered his passion for strength and conditioning during his time working as a Police Officer, finishing his career working under the Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime & Operations Wing. The physical and mental demands of the job inspired him to learn more about training and the science behind optimising human performance, this led him on a journey of self-discovery as both a coach and athlete.
Matt firmly believes in the Japanese concept of Kaizen – ‘seeking perpetual improvement’ for both himself and his clients and striving toward mastery in all aspects of his coaching practice.
As part of this he places a very high value in continuing his education and has travelled across the UK, USA and Europe attending courses from FMS (Functional Movement Systems), FRC (Functional Range Conditioning), Westside Barbell, Precision Nutrition, BWLA (British Weightlifting Association), CHP (Complete Human Performance), EXOS, Gray Institute, ALTIS, FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutrition), EvalTrack Sport, Functional Medicine University, Training Think Tank, UKSCA (UK Strength and Conditioning Association), PRI (Postural Restoration Institute), PICP (Poliquin Group), OPEX Fitness and Catalyst Athletics to name a few.
He has been lucky enough to be able to coach clients across a very broad spectrum, working with everyone from competitive fitness athletes, stuntmen, martial artists, police and military operators, to recreational, and professional athletes across the world, both remotely and in person.
Away from coaching and studying, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife & daughter as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and expedition kayaking.