Gareth is a Mindset and Performance Coach.
He played professional Rugby League prior to joining the Royal Marines. During the past 6 years he has undergone the study of psychology earning a Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology and more recently a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology.
Gareth intends to venture into (MSc) research on behavioural and human change and performance – exploring how the UK and international militaries can equip soldiers with necessary skills to cope with traumatic events in conflict. Also, how elite soldiers, athletes and business executives can perform better with new approaches and perspectives on cognitive performance strategies.
Ollie is also a former Royal Marines Commando who has amassed over a decade of professional experience in elite military and sporting organisations.
He masterminded the Royal Navy Indoor Rowing Performance Programme coaching athletes to achieve and surpass their own personal records, which included British titles, British records and World Championship Medals. Prior to that, Ollie raced at 3 World Championships – achieving a 5th place and subsequently won 2 national titles.
Having served 12 years in the Armed Forces as a Physical Training Instructor, Ollie left the military and became the Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for the First Team at Plymouth Argyle FC in the English Football League One. He specialises in tailored and bespoke programming, strength & conditioning and scientific exercise methodologies.
Holly is a clinical specialist physiotherapist in musculoskeletal and military injuries.
She has spent the last 6 years working closely with the military; specifically, with Royal Marines Commandos, Special Forces, Special Forces Support Group and the Royal Navy. Whilst at one of the Royal Marines Commando Units, she implemented an injury prevention programme which saw a reduction in injury rates by 44% within a whole unit.
Notably, she has also worked closely with Royal Marines recruits at CTCRM and has had first-hand experience with the most common injuries sustained. Holly has noticed that a lot of these training injuries could have been prevented, which has led her to programme injury prevention screenings. Holly now runs her own practice whilst providing an expert injury rehabilitation and prevention capability to those attending the course.
“This course was the best decision I ever made in preparation to start basic training. The help, advice and tuition is second to none. The overall package is excellent value for money and I couldn’t recommend it enough. Definitely put myself and others who I was on the course with on a path to success!”