Garth Fox - Scientific Performance Coaching
Scientific Performance Coaching

"Some people when they reach 80 start playing cards, not me. I can?t keep still. My advice to anyone, young or old, is keep moving. I do physical exercise everyday" - Robert Marchand - First ever 100 year old cyclist to set the hour record (24.251 km/h)
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Tailored coaching focussing on progressive cardiovascular conditioning, nutrition, weight management and successful ageing strategies.

Health & Fitness

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Is this for me?

There are no quick fixes to vibrant health. Like most things worth having, it takes some effort, a few lifestyle alterations, a small sacrifice here and there, but most importantly it needs to stay that way. Consistency is key to improved physical conditioning. Ask yourself if you are ready to commit to that. Getting energy levels, up, excess weight off, and being on the best of terms with the bit that carries your head around is a long term commitment. Are you up for it?

What is Health?

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

World Health Organization

What is Fitness?

Fitness can be considered as the ability to meet the demands of a given task. That might climbing a flight of stairs without doubling over gasping for air or completing an Ironman triathlon in under ten hours. The components underpinning success in either of those goals require specific attention and conditioning. Superior fitness is always built on the foundations of good health.

What we can do for you

Nutritional assessment / weight management
We define a personal nutrition strategy for you to suit your tastes and lifestyle. The emphasis is on seasonal and balanced nutrition, not on fad diets or exclusion of specific food groups. Regular communication with Garth will be the key to understanding the what, when and why of your optimal nutritional intake.

Endurance Training Plans
Regardless of your endurance sport or race distance, a planned approach to the training sessions you are able to do, where the objective is progressively increasing the training loads you can realistically absorb, is the way forward. Plans are never set in stone, but are plastic and responsive to individual needs and requirements.

Strength & Conditioning Training Plans
The science is clear. Specific strength training improves endurance performance. It also helps prevent injury and for those over 35 years old, the maintenance of lean body mass is a must if you plan on getting up close and personal with your real potential.

Technique Analysis
Endurance sports are about economical movement patterns and covering distance as quickly as possible for the least metabolic cost. The manner with which you move body segments while you run, swim or turn the pedals can be filmed, broken down, analysed and improved. Every athlete from beginner to elite can improve their technique.

Lifestyle and Fitness Integration
The main impediments to getting into good basic condition or even building competitive fitness for many,  are related to lifestyle constraints. Long hours at the office, constant business travel and family commitments conspire to slow or halt progress. The solution is precise management of training loads, both acute and chronic, in line with what is realistic and achievable, while still encouraging consistent progress. There is always a way to make progress.

Successful Ageing Strategies
The progress made in the field of exercise physiology in the area of exercise performance and ageing has all but removed the excuses for reducing intensity during exercise as we age. Ageing successfully is about maintaining, or even increasing, aerobic capacity, muscle strength and flexibility. The same physiological principles apply to a septuagenarian as to an elite athlete. The key is in the training prescription and the inclusion of additional recovery time.

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  • When I met Garth in 2013, in my late 40s, I was already in reasonable shape. Or so I thought! The programmes Garth has set for me have coaxed me along to a much higher fitness level.

    Brian Shea, Investment Banker, Surrey

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  • Hi Garth
    Many thanks for a truly memorable weekend. The training, teaching and experience was fantastic: I was still reliving some of those climbs on the plane home! It was also great to meet your lovely family.
    Thank you again and I can’t wait to get back down for another weekend of precision training.

    David Persaud, London May 2015

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  • I was fairly new to cycling. I loved it, but felt like I had reached a plateau - I was suffering from frequent illness and injury, I didn't see much reward out for the extra effort in, and consequently my motivation was starting to falter. By good fortune, the gurus at Cyclefit recommended Garth Fox - and I haven't looked back since.

    Max Kirby

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  • {Garth is} a man of integrity, who seems to be driven by nothing more than a desire to help others to achieve their dreams - be these to finish a sprint triathlon, or to qualify for Kona - Garth will be at your side (sometimes literally!) every step of your journey. You're in safe hands.

    Professor Alison McConnell, BSc, MSc, PhD, FBASES, FACSM.
    Professor of Applied Physiology, Brunel University, UK. Author of "Breathe Strong, Perform Better"

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  • My goal after having two children was to get back to at least the level of 10k running performance I was at before having children, which was 50 mins. Under Garth's highly professional guidance I recently managed a time of 45 mins and came 6th in my age group! I am ecstatic and have already set my sights on a triathlon next year. As Garth always tells me, the limits are only where you set them. Thankyou!

    Karine Seguin - Head of European Business Development – Financial services sector, London


  • Garth's success in the field of sports physiology begins with his passion and respect for endurance events and the human body. He has a deep understanding of the connection between training, racing, recovery, and nutrition and how proper balance in life can optimize one's performance.

    Michi Weiss - Pro Ironman Triathlete.
    2011 Xterra World Champion, Olympian and 4X Ironman Champion.

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  • Garth's enthusiasm for endurance sports physiology seemingly knows no bounds. He has a great understanding of the human body and how it responds to rest and training. He's also one of those rare people who have both communication and analytical skills, when most people only have one or the other.

    Phil Mosley - Elite Triathlete & Coaching Editor of Triathlon Plus magazine

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  • Garth really knows how to connect the dots between training and performance. His enormous expertise in physiology and sports science makes his training interventions very perceptive and his ability to tease out the precise adaptations required for the desired improvement in performance with different training stimuli is uncanny.

    Peter Leo - U23 Triathlete - Student of Sports Science

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