Andrew Taylor BSc (hons) | Strength & Conditioning
Andy has achieved a 1st class honours degree in Strength and Conditioning from University of Plymouth St Mark and St John. He has also completed a foundation degree in Sports Performance at University of Bath. Andy is an accredited coach through the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA). He is also qualified as a British Weightlifting Instructor for Sport and has a KBT Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Certification. Andy has a wealth of experience in Planning and periodization of training programmes, Nutritional advice, and Performance Analysis of Specific Sports. He has a keen interest in youth athletic development working with several young athletes in a variety of sports.
Andy was a professional footballer for nearly 10 years he began his playing career in 1996 at Manchester United Football Club where he gained a professional contract in 2000. This was unfortunately cut short due to a career threatening injury forcing his departure from the club in 2002. After 12 months of intensive rehab Andy progressed in his ability to play full time football again free of injury. This culminated in a move to his hometown club Exeter City in 2003. He had many memorable experiences while at Exeter City playing a pivotal role in the 3rd round FA Cup Games against his former club Manchester United and in their promotion back into the football league.
Through his experiences Andy has developed a thorough understanding of the requirements of being a top athlete. He has also experienced the lows of injuries and therefore can empathize with anyone who suffers one. He feels a great sense of responsibility in the work he does to provide effective Strength and Conditioning which can aid the prevention of injuries and the potential to maximize performance.
Andy has completed Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition and treatment as well as Nutrition Network advisor training. This enables him to consider a holistic approach to lifestyle and wellbeing. His knowledge and skills can offer support and guidance for a variety of goals such as, for clients wishing to improve their general fitness, those looking to reduce lifestyle health risks, including Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and Autoimmune disease, to those who want to enhance elite performance.