ATHLETE PERFORMANCE

Success story

KELLY'S STORY

As an overly hyperactive kid, my mum threw me into any sport growing up in an effort to tire me out and keep me out of trouble. I ended up finding ice skating at the age of 6 and went on to compete for Team GB for the best part of 14 years.

After leaving the sport I found new energy in the hospitality industry, although I had a lot of fun I quickly stopped training and got into really unhealthy habits and focusing on my own health ground to a halt.

Covid 19 gave me time away from the industry to refocus my priorities. So after a move to Liverpool post-lockdown, I joined Unit 7 on a recommendation from a friend.

At this point I was super unhappy with how I looked and felt, my confidence was low and I didn’t know where to start as I only really knew how to train as a figure skater.

“Kane quickly provided structure, positive coaching and the accountability I needed to prioritise myself and start training consistently again, finding enjoyment in Olympic lifting and fun new challenges with gymnastics movements. ”

In the last 2 years, Unit 7 has reignited my competitiveness and drive for training and Kane’s experience as a coach has enabled me to set fresh goals, constantly develop new skills and smash lifting PBs.

Following a surprising finish at a spur-of-the-moment half marathon race last summer, I caught the running buzz and I’m now training and completing mountain ultras with a goal of completing the world’s toughest mountain race this autumn, I can firmly say I’d not be hitting the miles without Kane’s planning and guidance.

One of the biggest benefits of training with Kane is he doesn’t just encourage the technical training and write you a program. He patiently answers questions and explains movement patterns and reasoning,

I feel like some sessions have been a welcome education session as well as a workout. He’s constantly observing the whole athlete. Physically and mentally, adapting training to prevent overtraining or burnout and his mobility and rehab knowledge allows for quick recovery, safe training and injury prevention.

When life outside the gym has been hard work he’s always offering a listening ear, supportive and at times an above-average advice giver.

“Unit 7 and the team provide one of the best and most encouraging training environments I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of and I couldn’t be happier with the impact that joining the unit has made physically and mentally in such a short time””

“In the last 2 years, Unit 7 has reignited my competitiveness and drive for training and Kane’s experience as a coach has enabled me to set fresh goals, constantly develop new skills and smash lifting PBs.”