British Triathlon Federation Level 2 Diploma Coach.
Level 4 Diploma: Physical activity and Lifestyle
Strategies for managing lower back pain
Level 3 Diploma: Exercise Referral
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Award in Designing Pre and Postnatal Exercise Programmes
Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Instructor
Sports Conditioning Instructor
Master Kettlebell instructor certificate
Suspension trainer instructor certificate
Emergency first aid at work
Certified Fitness Trainer
Jon is a Level 4 qualified Personal Trainer having worked in the fitness industry since 2012. From then he has further expanded his experience and qualifications to be able to provide a better, more rounded, service to his clients.
A very active member of the Creation team, in addition to his Personal Training clients, Jon also runs two group running sessions on Monday and Tuesday. He is also one of the co-founders and lead coaches within our triathlon club, Total Transition Triathlon Club, and regularly coaches both swimming, cycling and running sessions.
A very supportive & encouraging trainer, Jon looks passed the physical side of training and helps instil a sense of belief in clients about their abilities and actively encourages them to explore new challenges and test their limits.
Jon puts a big emphasis on getting the foundations right ensuring all clients are strong and stable before progressing their strength development work. He has a keen eye for technique and correct form to ensure his clients get the most from the prescribed exercises and progress their fitness safely.
Working closely with local professional therapists (chiropractors, physiotherapists and sports masseurs) Jon is heavily involved with rehabilitation clients helping them to overcome injury or doing pre-habilitation work, resolving muscle imbalances or weaknesses relevant to their chosen sport or activity to avoid injury. His Level 4 qualification in managing lower back pain supports this well and adds another dimension to what can be offered to his clients.
A large proportion of his clients are active and are involved in sport in some capacity from casual participant to experienced athletes representing Great Britain at age group level. Given this, his sessions tend to have a bias towards sporting activity covering mobility, power and endurance.
Jon has been a runner from a young age competing at National level at school age before progressing to mountain biking, Adventure Racing and road cycling before transitioning to triathlon. Jon is now an active triathlete/duathlete competing regularly, typically at 70.3 Middle Distance (half ironman) and full Ironman distance triathlon events. He has represented Great Britain as part of the Great Britain Age Group Team on multiple occasions at both World and European level and has competed across all distances from Sprint triathlons up to full Ironman.
This personal experience of racing, paired with Jon’s strength training and triathlon coaching knowledge provides a wealth of experience that he can use to best help his clients reach their personal health and fitness goals.
“After suffering from a severe eating disorder I had lost almost a third of my body weight. During my road to recovery I came to Jon for guidance as to how to commence training in a safe way. He has seen me improve from barely being able to lift 2kg dumbbells or cope with a twenty minute session to doing multiple press ups, pull ups and powering through one of his Crossfit style circuit sessions still coming out with a smile on my face and energy to push through his secret surprise final sets!! Jon will be more than just your PT. He will be one of your best mates, supporter and number one fan. He has made me believe in myself and achieve more than I ever thought would be possible. In all aspects of my life. 110% recommend him to anyone in any part of their fitness journey.”