Our coaches

Meet the people that will be training you…

Ed Archer

Ed Archer

Strength and Conditioning Coach & Director
Ed has over 20 years of experience in Strength and Conditioning and the fitness industry. He has worked extensively in elite sport including Gloucester Rugby and Formula 1, and with professional athletes from a wide variety of other sports and the performing arts.
He is committed to ensuring high standards of coaching and training are accessible to all, regardless of age or sporting background and enjoys coaching a range of participants from 8 – 80!

Ed is renowned for his work in promoting youth strength and conditioning, and has tutored and mentored some of the UK’s leading Youth S&C Coaches. He is a tutor, assessor and former Director for the UK Strength and Conditioning Association.

 Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC)
 Advanced Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist
 BSc (Hons) Advanced Sport Studies
 Lever 3 Award in Education and Training
 Level 3 Award in Assessing

Rich Clarke

Rich Clarke

Strength and Conditioning Coach & PHD Researcher
Rich is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach through the UKSCA and has worked with the Athlete Academy since 2011. He has both a BSc and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and has worked with athletes from multiple sports and of all ages and abilities.

After a previous role with Gloucester Rugby Club he joined the University of Gloucestershire is now a Senior Lecturer in Strength, Conditioning and Coaching. Alongside his teaching at the University he also acts as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the talented athlete scholarship scheme (TASS). He has authored book chapters, published research studies and is currently studying for a PhD.

Rich has a passion for developing movement and training skills in individuals of all ages and strives to enhance the understanding of movement and athletic development throughout the UK.
 Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC)
 Performance Exercise Specialist - EXOS
 MSc Strength and Conditioning
 PGC in Academic Practice