Gavin Denning - Head Coach

I have been a coach for the last 8 years but have always been passionate about sport and fitness my whole life. I have played senior rugby for the last 12 years for various local teams in Bedfordshire, and have always trained to a high level.

I have gained vital experience in my years as a coach and know exactly what is needed to make my clients strong, lean and healthy. Seeing my clients transform their bodies, mindset and lifestyle really inspires and motivates to do better. Watching the transformation of my clients first hand really is the best part of my job, and is what keeps me motivated to get out of bed before 6am! I love watching new clients confidence blossom!

I have a first class BSC hons degree in Sport and Exercise Science, and i am just about to start a Masters by research at the University of Bedfordshire. My study is on acute responses to hypoxic (altitude) conditions and appetite regulation… Watch this space!

  • FIRST CLASS HONS SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE DEGREE
  • POLIQUIN PICP LEVEL 1 AND 2 STRENGTH COACH
  • POLIQUIN BIOSIGNATURE MODULATION LEVEL 1 AND 2
  • UKSCA PLANNING EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMES WORKSHOP
  • PREMIER LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINING
  • PREMIER MASTERS IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE
  • PREMIER KETTLEBELL TRAINING
  • PREMIER ADVANCED NUTRITION FOR PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
  • PREMIER MOVEMENT BASED FLEXIBILITY
  • PREMIER RESISTED BASED MOVEMENT

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Joe Murphy - Coach

Sport and fitness has been a significant part of my life since the age of 6. I have been a qualified personal trainer for the past 5 years and I have played rugby at a semi-professional level, as well as competing in a variety of other sports. I am also head coach of an elite level rugby 7’s team. They are doing great things for charity, raising money for Oxfam and travelling the country and abroad, competing in some huge tournaments.

The last 2 years have led me down a more corporate path, where I have been working for Technogym, the largest fitness equipment provider in Europe, looking after healthcare and education sector customers in London and the South-East. This experience has given me a much greater understanding of the limitations and problems that exist for business men and women trying to stay fit and healthy whilst on the road or in the office all day.

I have a degree in Sport & Exercise Science, and I am also a published research author, after working on a nutrition research study on Ironman triathletes. We took an exploratory look into the effect of probiotics on gut health and race performance in recreational athletes. I can honestly this was one of the few times I was glad to be on the sidelines rather than competing!

All of my previous experience, combined with my determination to see clients reach their health and fitness goals and become healthier, happier and more confident people, means I am delighted to be linking up with GWD Performance as they are similar in their principles.