Rich has been instrumental in providing my sons with the athletics foundations they need to support their movement on the tennis court. Explosive acceleration, use of brakes and the ability to control the body under those conditions of acceleration and deceleration with balance are areas I have seen strong improvement in both sons since working with Rich, leading to both making strong gains in their tennis movement. I also know the impact of tennis on knees, shoulders and ankles and believe that Rich is giving both kids the best chances of reducing injuries whilst simultaneously making them stronger. Whilst junior tennis journeys are long and they have much still to improve on, i’m confident Rich has the passion, knowledge and execution to develop the athleticism that is a prerequisite for their tennis and overall well being.

~ Parent of Performance Warwickshire county tennis brothers aged 10 and 8

I can’t thank Rich enough for the help and guidance over the past 4 years. From snapping my Achilles, a torn hamstring and a broken shoulder, he has always got me back to my best. I used to always shrug off going to see a physiotherapist, and paid the price having constant pain and niggles. Since Rich started doing corrective work and rehabilitation with me I have learnt the process properly and importantly why I need to do each phase. The results have been incredible. Not only the fact all my injuries are resolved and completely pain free, but the positive and caring approach in which he delivers programmes and sessions. This is what you need most when you feel like you will forever be injured or in pain. Rich has treated and coached athletes of the highest level and it is obvious why, his extensive knowledge and passion for getting the absolute best outcome for his clients. I wouldn’t ever recommend going to see anyone else.

~ Ollie Taylor, Injury rehabilitation Client

Rich has been an absolute godsend. With my training I had lost passion and hope that it was possible for me to make the elite levels. However, with the new plan and structure Rich has given me it has enabled me to level up and have already after just 4 weeks hit new PB’s in both my running and weights. I’m excited again and believe I can and will become the fittest man in the UK (Hyrox).

~ Jake Williamson – 5th Place Hyrox World championships and Hyrox official Ambassador

Working with Rich on strength and conditioning has been game-changing for my dance training and comeback from a succession of injuries.

Rich has gone above and beyond to learn everything about my genre of dance and has even supported me with additional aspects of my training.

From taking time to break down complex movements and jump sequences, to helping me prepare for World Championship qualifying heats and National championships.

All the S&C sessions are well-structured and completely tailored to the demands of my sport, my body, and past injuries. I love that the training environment is supportive and encouraging and that no two sessions are the same. I really could not ask to train with a better or more knowledgeable coach.

I cannot recommend RK Elite Performance enough to athletes of any level of sport or for those simply looking to improve their own fitness and sense of wellbeing.

~ Claire Frays – World championships qualifier Irish dancer

Since training with Rich for Hyrox he’s got me from a 1 hr 14min open athlete down to a 1hr 8min PRO athlete and were not done yet! Our sessions are always varied, specific to my goals and extremely challenging. Rich has helped hugely with my strength and my overall conditioning is better than ever. He’s very knowledgeable, can work around niggles and injuries without having to miss sessions by helping with rehab. Best of all he has really bought into my goals and shows a genuine interest and passion in every session I do – even those not in person with him. He always provides feedback on my training data I send over to him and encourages me to work harder when appropriate. He’s a great trainer and if you have a specific event/goal in mind – He’s your man!

~ Ed – Hyrox World championships 9th place

I’ve been having sessions with Rich through RKEP for about 4 years. My sessions are always tailored to my needs and Rich always pushes me to be better. I’ve been in hospital for the majority of the last year and Rich has adapted sessions now I’m back out to account for my needs. His wealth of knowledge is outstanding and never fails to amaze me. Not only is he a great S&C coach, he is also an incredible rehab/sports therapist. He has rehabbed me through several injuries and surgeries, and I have always smashed my recovery because he knows how to tailor sessions for return to playing so much so that I value his input more than my physiotherapists! I’ve had S&C coaching for the past 14 years and he truly is my favourite coach I’ve ever had and is just incredible at what he does. I really can’t thank him enough for all he has done for me.

~ Charlotte – National tennis player

Can’t recommend Rich highly enough. He really takes his time to understand you as an individual and exactly what you want to achieve. I was incredibly impressed with his knowledge and work ethic, plus his private gym setup is great! If you’re looking to use a true professional, he’s your man!

~ Jane Bryan – Private PT Client

I was 3 months post partum when I started training with Rich, so was a little anxious about how my body would react. I needn’t have worried; Rich was gentle in his approach, carefully rebuilding my core strength, overall fitness and most importantly my confidence. He’s worked around a shoulder injury and programmed rehab into my training. I also told him that I get bored easily so he needed to keep each session interesting! 17 weeks later, I’m feeling fitter, stronger, loving the variety and excited for where our training is going next. If you want a PT with expert knowledge who is going to push you, whilst increasing your confidence, I can’t recommend rich enough.

~ Cat Emmett – Private PT Client

“A True expert in his field”

Attempting to return to tennis after shoulder surgery and 18months of extensive physio with multiple different ‘professionals’ through lockdown and I was still in great pain… that was until a five minute conversation with Rich. In those five minutes he had identified my issue – even highlighting a symptom I hadn’t even realised was related – explaining the physiology behind it for me. After 2 rehabilitation sessions at Rich’s superb facility; problem solved – I’ve had ZERO PAIN since. In fact I actually feel more confident in my tennis and my shoulder than I have done at all in the last 4 years before the initial injury. Rich really knows his stuff.

~ Mike Whittington – Private Rehab Client

Sam has been on the RKEP programme now for around 18 months. He has a combination of regular 1-1’s and group performance sessions. Rich’s work with Sam is 100% bespoke and develops Sam individually. Rich works hand in hand alongside Sam’s tennis coach to ensure a united approach to targeted areas of improvement. Sam’s leap forward during his time with RKEP is undeniable. His court coverage and reaction times have dramatically improved and his footwork and agility is quickly becoming a huge advantage over opponents. There is no doubt that Rich’s work has been a major factor in Sam being ranked number 1 in the county and 10th nationally. Rich offers value being a large part of Sam’s off court performance too, with nutritional and injury prevention support. Sam loves his time with Rich and we truly believe we have found an enduring relationship for Sam’s long term development. Thankyou Rich.

~ Parent, Sam, 10, National tennis player

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