Sports Massage & Tri Coaching
Andy Gardner is the Coach, Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer at Corinium Fitness.
Andy has been actively involved in triathlon for more than a decade and is an accredited British Triathlon Federation Level 3 Coach, Natural Running Coach and has successfully completed the Swim Smooth Coach Education course. He provides coaching in all triathlon disciplines – swim (including Open Water), bike and run. He has experience of coaching triathletes of all abilities and backgrounds. He has coached juniors to success at national level, has worked with British Triathlon, preparing the GB paratriathlon team for world championship events and has helped many new and experienced triathletes to success in events ranging from local pool based sprint triathlons to ironman events across the globe.
As well as coaching individual triathletes at Corinium Fitness, Andy is an experienced club coach and has provided coaching for Joe Friel’s TrainingBible UK organisation.
In 2003 Andy helped set up and establish Tri Team Glos Young Triathletes (TTGYT) and at the same time became a coach. During his time at TTGYT he coached junior triathletes to a high level, resulting in the club having a strong representation in the South West Regional Team at the Inter Regional Championships (IRC) over many years. Andy helped establish the South West Academy for junior triathletes and was Head Coach for the South West IRC team. Andy’s coaching also enabled triathletes to qualify for the national cross-country running championships.
Andy has coached at senior triathlon clubs and has coached several triathletes who have represented GB at world championships. He has coached triathletes on an individual basis, helping newbies to find their feet and providing personal training plans for experienced triathletes to help them improve their performance. He was one of the first coaches to work for Joe Friel’s TrainingBible UK organisation, using state of the art technology to help local and remote athletes reach their potential.
Andy worked with British Triathlon, coaching and developing a national paratriathlon squad. This involved working with athletes with a wide variety of disabilities, understanding their specific needs, and preparing them for participation at the world championships.
In order to better understand alternate approaches to running Andy is a certified Natural Running coach. He was selected to attend the Swim Smooth Coach Education course, which he successfully completed providing him with a wealth of skills and knowledge to further advance his understanding of swim coaching.
Andy currently coaches a number of private clients in triathlon and single discipline sports, he coaches at the local triathlon club and runs the Corinium Fitness Swim squad. He provides individual swim tuition and can provide a comprehensive swim video analysis service to help athletes understand opportunities to improve their swimming.
Andy has experience of using sports massage therapy to help athletes remain fit and healthy, to prepare for and recover from events and as part of a rehabilitation programme following injury.
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Andy is an Ironman triathlete, British Triathlon Federation Accredited coach, Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer. He has over 10 years experience working with athletes of all abilities.
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