Mary Hardwick, Coach & Founding Director

Qualifications & Experience

Fitness Industry Education: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Diploma awards in: Business Skills for the Personal Trainer, Circuit Instruction, Group Indoor Cycling and Personal Training Outdoors, Certificate in Kettlebell training.(Currently completing Exercise Referral for Specific Conditions)

Kettlercise®, Kettlercise® HCore®, Kettlercise® Specialist Level 1, Certified Instructor

Triathlon: Level 3 British Triathlon Coach, UKAD Accredited Advisor, Paratriathlon Coaching CPD Course, Selected for, and attended Swim Smooth Three day Coach Education Course, Wattbike Advanced Technical Workshop, Kinetic Revolution Functional Running Assessment & Gait Re-Education, "Running 2017" CPD.

Certified Practitioner in the art and science of Neuro Linguistic Programming for Sport.

Pre-School Swimming: Baby & pre-school Swimming Teacher, STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers (QCF)

UKAD: Anti-Doping Accredited Advisor, promoting clean sport.

Concept 2: Approved Indoor Rowing Instructor.

Training Peaks University & British Triathlon Mentor CPD Courses in 2015

First Aid: CPR/Basic Life Support Training.

DRB  Approved for British Triathlon Junior Coaching & Uppingham School. Safeguarding Basic Awareness.

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Member of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)

Member of Fitness Professionals (FITPRO)

Member of Triathlon England

BSc, PhD, MBA, MBCS, CITP, FIOD.

 

"Compete as an Individual but Train as a Team"

A Lifelong sports enthusiast, having represented Bedfordshire Schools at National Swimming Championships, captained England U21 Ladies Cricket Team and played Hockey for British Universities. Currently a Non-Executive Director of the British Triathlon Federation & external member of the Olympic Open Water Swimming Performance Management Group. Best sporting achievement: 50-54 World Age Group gold medallist in Sprint Triathlon & Aquathlon in  2011.

Loving my “retirement hobby” (!) after a broad business career, working more recently in the IT industry (Vice President of Operations) for HERE, Nokia’s Mapping Division.

I still remember and understand the challenges of balancing a busy work career with  sporting aspirations and a personal appreciation of the special challenges of the older female athlete, including overcoming significant injuries.

Tel: 0780 3088203,