First introducing himself to the fitness industry in late 2010, Lee Smith began his career training private individuals in the comfort of their own homes. Blending calisthenics (body weight) and TRX suspension training, Lee helped motivate and guide each individual client in reaching their fitness goals.
Lee eventually moved his business to a local commercial facility adding more clientele to his increasing schedule. Here his clientele ranged from 18-65 years of age with various types of fitness levels. After thousands of sweat busting sessions and heart pumping classes later, Lee began working with Addict Dance Company – helping improve their physical conditioning for the company’s frequent high intensity and explosive performances.
Helping many reach their goals and in search of an even bigger challenge, Lee relocated to London to study for a degree in strength and conditioning science. Under the tutelage of some of the most knowledgeable strength coaches in the country, Lee honed and improved his skills whilst working with various university athletes, later assisting with the strength and conditioning at Surrey County Cricket Academy.
Alongside Surrey, Lee (as a licensed F.A football coach) devised and instructed several football workshops for children aged 6-10 years, working alongside like-minded coaches to create a friendly and fun environment for children to learn new skills.
Increasing his strength and conditioning experiences, Lee trained and educated various ranked police officers at the Metropolitan Police Service on strength development. By improving the strength and fitness of police officers in their quest to progress through the ranks in the force, the intense conditioning sessions supported the physical challenges the officers often faced in the line of duty.
Lee was later employed as a strength and conditioning coach for the elite youth footballers at Queen’s Park Rangers F.C Academy. From movement mechanics, mobility, strength and flexibility – Lee lead 16+ youth players per session through various challenging stimuli. He also assisted the rest of the sports science, technical and physiotherapy departments in creating an enhanced athletic environment for the future stars of football to thrive in.
Throughout his last year of his degree and alongside working with QPR F.C, Lee was appointed as a strength and conditioning coach for England Ladies Youth and the F.A Talent Pathway. Here Lee helped improve the players athletic performance whilst also providing injury preventative training stimuli to further develop the future of England Ladies football.
From his experience at working with the national set-ups, Lee was then asked to head the strength and conditioning department at Chelsea Girls School of Excellence – further improving the athletic performance of Chelsea’s successful girl’s soccer academy.
Despite focusing on athletes, Lee still enjoys seeing his non-athlete clientele reaching their goals of looking, feeling and moving better. After receiving a contract as a trainer at Google UK, Lee trains staff members through the tried and tested methods used by EXOS – world leaders in strength and conditioning training. His ‘non-athlete’ clientele receive the same experience of what it takes to train (and look) like an athlete – without the pressures of competitive performance.
Lee also instructed small group classes at Fulham/Chelsea’s boutique gym Transition Zone near Parson’s Green, London. Here he trained many different types of clientele, including former lingerie model Sophie Anderton, Made in Chelsea cast members Josh Sheppard and Stephanie Pratt, Hollywood actor Jason Flemyng and Brit and Mobo award winning music producer Steve McCutcheon.
The knowledge already gained, observing it’s success in professional sporting environments, and the thirst for more knowledge in this ever changing environment – Lee has the skills and experience to help you improve and flourish in your role as an athlete and as a non-athletic client looking to improve strength and body image.
In february 2016, Lee became an accredited strength and conditioning coach for the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
BSc (hons) degree in Strength and Conditioning Science
Accredited strength and conditioning coach with the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA)
EXOS-certified Performance Specialist
Strength and conditioning coach for various private athletes
Strength and conditioning coach for England girls youth and the Football Association (F.A), Chelsea Girls, Q.P.R Academy, Surrey C.C.C youth and the Metropolitan Police Force.
Physical trainer for Google.
Personal trainer to hundreds of private ‘non-athlete’ clientele as well as instructing over 1500 classes.
If you wish to know more then please do not hesitate in emailing Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or getting in contact via our enquire page.