Athlete Academy

The Strength & Conditioning Specialists

We specialise in helping our learners become excellent practitioners:

You will complete carefully selected, specialist qualifications.
You will undergo practically-focussed learning opportunities, guided and supported by our very experienced tutors.
You will learn to stand out from the crowd by being masters of the fundamentals of human movement and performance.
You will be challenged and supported throughout your course to achieve our high standards of practice.

Learning the fundamentals of how to move properly is vital in a young athlete’s development. Unfortunately, this is all too often overlooked. Skill-specific training is, of course, important in a young athlete’s development, but learning how to train shouldn’t be overlooked.

For anyone who wants to learn more about physical development, our experts have a huge amount of experience in working with young athlete’s and teaching them the fundamentals of good movement and training patterns, which can also help avoid injury.

It’s not just youth athletes who need help with their strength and conditioning education. We help adults master the basic movements in order to restore the mobility, strength and co-ordination that underpins great physical condition. And the best part? This is for everyone; you don’t have to be a professional athlete to learn how moving properly can help you. The principles we teach are a fundamental part of avoiding injury and enjoying longevity in physical activity. Get in touch today to find out more about our adult strength and conditioning education options.

Darren Dawidiuk - Professional Rugby Player

“I wanted to work with a training provider that would deliver more than just the basics of a Personal Training qualification”

Ed Archer - Programme Director

Ed Archer - Athlete Academy Programme Director

“We aim to help our learners become outstanding practitioners: developing confidence and the knowledge and skills to be excellent coaches in a variety of training environments.


We want to share our enthusiasm for health and fitness, and help you to get the most from the life-changing benefits of great training.”


Quality, integrity, enjoyment

YMCA Awards
Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)

The Athlete Academy is one of the first Training Providers in the country to run this exciting new fitness qualification.

This brand-new entry-level fitness qualification is regarded by many as the most significant development in fitness education for over 20 years. In February 2019 the course was endorsed by CIMSPA, and is the result of a collaboration between the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)– the professional body for Strength and Conditioning Coaches – and YMCA Awards, a leading fitness industry awarding organisation.

The YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer) (L2CFCS) recognises and promotes the value of functional training for participants of all ages.

  • S&C Trainers will learn to personally master and coach foundation movement skills, including running-based activitiesin a variety of environments and not limited to only gym-based activities.
  • S&C Trainers will learn how to help participants make improvements with and without the use of equipmentand be able to adapt sessions for youth participants as well as adults.
  • Successful L2CFCS trainers will be confident using a wide range of strength and fitness training tools, including free weights, medicine balls, rigs/bars, suspension trainers and CV equipment.
  • L2CFCS trainers will be qualified to work with youth participants (11+) and adults of all ages.

About us

We're Strength & Conditioning experts and we're passionate about what we do.

We really know what we're talking about. We're headed up by Ed Archer, who is also the Director of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, so all our coaches really know their stuff.
We love what we do and we're passionate about our work. Learning the fundamental aspects of strength and conditioning is vital to improving performance, whether you're a young athlete or an adult.
Proven Success
We've worked with countless athletes to help them to move better. Learning these skills can help avoid injury and enhance performance so we're keen to help countless more.



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+44 (0)7718 637317