Tim combines his eagerness to learn, fascination with how the body works and moves and a passion for being outdoors. His love for PE at school, and a drive for understanding how the body worked quite naturally progressed to university to study Sport & Exercise Science and develop this knowledge into instruction and coaching
“Climbing, is the one thing that seems to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together for me. It gets me outside in the most amazing places, allows opportunities to travel and see amazing things, it gives me that escape that most crave but struggle to find, to be able to turn phones off and escape technology and the buzz of a city for a while.”
After completing a diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy, the theory of how the body howkred and practical hands on knowledged were linked together for Tim, and he developed the perfect toolkit to help others.
"I’ve been really lucky over the past 7 years, in the fact that by moving to Sheffield and following my dreams I’ve helped 100’s of clients including some of the biggest names in the climbing industry and currently have the great opportunity to work and travel with the GB Climbing Teams.
"I want to change the climbing communities perception of strength & conditioning and training for climbing, to show other’s smarter ways to train, to create better movers, who are more able to deal with the stresses of climbing, recover from injury quicker or maybe even stop them occurring in the first place and ultimately take their climbing to new heights and great achievements."
From grass roots to elite competitors, youngsters to seasoned veterans; no matter what the goal Ross aims to find fun and exciting ways for you to train and improve. By understanding how you learn and train, Ross will adapt a plan to help you improve your own style of climbing as well as adding more tools and techniques to your repertoire. Alongside that, an emphasis on creativity and exploration will reveal how to tackle problems in your own style.
“For me climbing is all about the puzzles; understanding your body, its limitations and its potential, analysing the route and setting out on a mission to complete it. Working out the final sequence that cracks open a project is hugely satisfying. This is the essence of climbing to me. I want to help you understand how your body moves and what it is really capable of. I want to share that spark of inspiration when a new piece of information suddenly clicks and fits in with how everything else works. The whole reason that I got into coaching was to share knowledge and watch people learn.
Learning a new skill evokes a certain kind of happiness that I struggle to find anywhere else. Everybody learns differently too, so I strive to find the best way to teach each individual. Backed up by 17 years of climbing experience I can help you find what you need to improve and progress with confidence. By understanding how you learn and train, I will adapt a plan to help you improve your own style of climbing as well as adding more tools and techniques to your repertoire.”
I believe that being strong and moving well is key to a long and healthy life. To have a body that you enjoy being active in can be attainable for anybody, regardless of where you’re starting from. I first saw Tim as a client many years ago and he introduced me to the concept that training can be about play, learning new skills and listening to your body. Learning how to train mindfully and fix niggles before they become injuries has been a game changer for me and I want to spread this knowledge.
I originally trained as a scientist and spent over a decade working at the boundary of technology and medicine. I got to solve loads of interesting problems, but the experience only confirmed my belief that if exercise were a pill, it would be the single most cost effective drug ever invented. Not least because I found myself suffering from chronic pain as a result of the stresses of the busy modern world of work. I knew that being active and being able to spend time outdoors were key to my own long term health so I said goodbye to the desk job and retrained as a personal trainer.
Knowing where to start with your training, or dealing with persistent pain can be daunting. I feel like I’ve learned a lot so far that I want to share; from human mechanics, to gaining strength as a woman, to juggling the many commitments of our busy lives. I’ve been a climber for over 15 years and it’s taken me on so many adventures. I love working with climbers and fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Most importantly for me, it enables me to help like minded people negotiate a path towards their goals and to stay healthy.