I am a certified Mobility & Rehabilitation Coach, Level 3 PT & have a 1:1 (BSc). I specialise in mobility & rehabilitation, getting others back to the sports they love doing and out of pain. Over my career I have been studying, going on courses & practicing mobility & rehabilitation with my own injuries of which I have had a few! 6 years ago I was in my second car accident when a car hit mine which resulted in 3 herniated discs, nerve damage & muscle degradation and loss of feeling. At this point I struggled to walk and my back specialists and physios told me it wouldn’t get any better. This experience fueled my passion to help other people heal pain, and learn new movement, and now I also love teaching other coaches about our methods that we have compiled over a combined 12 + years of research.
I am certified in Personal Training and Functional Range Conditioning. I began my career in the fitness industry working 1 on 1 with clients in a gym setting, helping them achieve their health and fitness goals. After studying bodybuilding, nutrition and other methods of training I came to realise that the vast majority of the health & fitness industry was focused on body image and counting macros and not so much on optimal health and function of the human body. This along with healing several of my own injuries and working alongside Hali, made me shift my focus more into calisthenics & movement training. We have been coaching 100s of people since to get out of pain & learn to move with newfound freedom & skill.
I have competed as an elite Gymnast from a young age and my best achievement was winning Gold with Team England at the Cheerleading World Championships in 2017. Strength and flexibility are key for my sport and I teach these training techniques to all my clients because nothing is more empowering than training for what your body can do rather than what it looks like! I also understand the frustrations around recovering from an injury or severe pain. Following a gymnastics accident when I was 15, Doctors told me to rest whilst my coaches wanted me to continue training. For years I pushed through severe muscular pain and spasms and had accepted that I would always have ‘a bad back. But now I live and train pain free after taking the time to get to know what my limitations were and working on these consistently through strength, stability and mobility training that was specific to my needs. This is the same approach I have used with hundreds of clients face to face in the gym and online to rehabilitate their injuries and pain. Each client’s experience is so individual and it’s really important to me to take the time to get to know you and your body’s requirements to set you on the path to recovery as soon as possible.
Hi I'm James :) I design all the products you use here at FMF. I met and got involved working with Hali and Calum by meeting them in Tarifa a few years ago while I was training to be a professional windsurfer (which I am now). They gave some really new insight into training and we started talking about design and my short but intense education in it. One thing lead to another and now they help me prepare for world cup windsurfing and I create the products for them to reach people in new ways! I hope you like this website, its been a labour of love for us for quite some time now! 👋