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Coach, Educator, Author, Assessor
Tom gained his first fitness qualification at the age 19 when he completed the gym instructors award. He then went on to study a degree in Sport and exercise science at Leeds Metropolitan University. After University, Tom gained his L3 personal trainer award, and sports massage diploma and established his own personal training and massage business under his “eatmovelift” brand, which he has been running for over 12 years.
He then went on to gain his teaching qualification in 2011 and has successfully taught and assessed hundreds of students through the Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Sports Massage courses. Tom is an expert in Kettlebells and has achieved Rank 1 in Kettlebell Sport and is currently training to achieve Master of Sport in the long cycle (2 x 32kg KB clean and jerk).
As a keen Grip sport athlete, Tom has achieved numerous world recognised grip strength feats, including lifting the unliftable "inch dumbbell", closing a number 3 captains of crush gripper, bending short steel, and tearing decks of playing cards.
As a keen Physical Culture historian, he has become an expert on the old style dumbbell and barbell lifts.
Tom is also regarded as the foremost expert on Indian club swinging in the UK and has written and produced an instructors course on the subject.
Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clear career pathways. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and strive to provide high quality resources for our qualifications enabling Training Providers to give a positive learning experience.
Makers of fine Indian clubs
All our clubs have been turned in our Yorkshire workshop using solid kiln dried French Beech, by our highly skilled craftsmen. Our clubs are hand sanded for a fine quality finish, we also apply a coat of oil to give a natural smooth feel which also enriches and protect the timber. The clubs are perfectly balanced for smooth, easy-flowing club swinging.
Tom is certainly a master of his craft with a great energy for coaching. His wealth of experience shines through in his teaching, relaying principles and techniques clearly, but without dogma. He makes training fun and the progression is always logical and obviously well thought out. As a coach myself, having interacted with many coaches over the years I can say he sets the bar high. Whether you’re seeking to move better or teach others how to move better, I can’t recommend Tom enough.