BSc. MSc Professional Member BASES
Ben holds both BSc and MSc Degrees in Sports and Health Science, specialising in endurance physiology and injury rehabilitation. He has conducted physiological testing on a wide range of athletes at all levels, including England vested athletes and those that have represented GB to Olympic level. Ben is also certified in extracorporeal shockwave therapy, medical acupuncture, dry needling, deep tissue massage, kinesiology taping, and is a recognised Gait and Motion Practitioner.
In addition to his background in sports and health physiology, Ben’s coaching experience spans over 25 years and he currently coaches a range of endurance athletes. Outside of his work at the Woodland Clinic Ben also delivers workshops and seminars for organisations like England Athletics and regularly lectures at Universities to Master’s Degree level.
“I was introduced to Ben through a mutual friend to undergo a lactate threshold test, as I wanted to assess my level of fitness and learn about training clever through heart rate, pace, and intelligent programming. Ben was the person a number of people suggested. I completed the VO2 and lactate profile with Ben and we used the data gathered and specific sessions to bring my levels of fitness and running pace up. Following this I started weekly track sessions with Ben.
In just a few months these sessions along with Ben’s guidance, constant performance analysis and general encouragement have knocked minutes off my 5km, 10km and half marathon times. This has resulted in bringing my overall triathlon race times down to be able to compete at a standard I wouldn’t have thought possible 2 years ago.
I have taken Ben’s positive philosophy into the other areas of my training and the results speak for themselves. Although the sessions are hard work I have constantly finished all of them with a smile along with everyone else….
I believe Ben’s ability to keep that feeling of enjoyment and inclusion brings the best out in myself and all his other athletes.”
Ryan Snell – 2:32:13 London Marathon, 2017