Ben Richens
Strength & Conditioning Coach / Personal Trainer

I have been training people for the last 17 years from professional athletes, people looking to reduce body fat or to rehab from an injury which has been holding them back. I believe results come from consistency, effort and enjoying/believing in the process and the journey you are on. Whatever your background/level of fitness I believe I can help you towards your goals, for an informal chat feel free to contact me 

img-20160922-wa0000QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc (Hons) in Strength & Conditioning Science
  • Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (UKSCA)
  • British Weightlifting Coach Level 1
  • British Weightlifting Divisional Referee
  • British Powerlifting Level 1 Coach
  • British Drug Free Powerlifting Association Divisional Referee
  • UK Athletics Coach (Sprints & Endurance) Level 1 & 2
  • IFI Disability Fitness Coach
  • International Rugby Board Strength & Conditioning Level 1

SPECIALIST AREAS

  • Strength & Conditioning (in particular disability sport, endurance sports (Triathlon, distance running, Cycling,  Hockey)
  • Weightlifting
  • Powerlifting
  • Injury prevention

COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Coached athletes who have represented Great Britain / England at a European, World, Commonwealth and Paralympic Games level.
  • Great Britain Head Coach for Powerlifting at the Invictus Games  in London (2014), Orlando (2016) & Toronto (2017) winning 17 Medals
  • Head Coach (Weightlifting & Powerlifting) at St Marys University, numerous British Champions and athletes who represented GB internationally
  • Strength & Conditioning coach to 2 athletes who won Gold at Commonwealth Games
  • Strength & Conditioning coach to athlete winning Bronze at World Ganes (2017)

PERSONAL SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2nd Place GBPF All England Powerlifting Championships (66kg)
  • 2nd Place GBPF London Regional Powerlifting Championships (74kg)
  • 3rd Place BDFPA British Bench Press Powerlifting Championships (75kg)
  • 7th Place BDFPA British Deadlift Powerlifting Championships (75kg)
  • 8th Place BDFPA British Powerlifting Championships (66kg)

CURRENT & PREVIOUS ATHLETES/TEAMS I HAVE WORKED WITH:

ENDURANCE SPORTS:

St Marys Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre, Ironman Pro Jonathon Hotchkiss, Triathlete Pro Sarah Lewis, Paralympic Triathlete Clare Cunningham (Barcelona & Rio Paralympics), Zack Cooper Triathlon, Anthony Bryan (T37) 800m & 1500m

TEAM SPORTS:

Chelsea FC Academy, England Rugby 7s, England U21’s Rugby, England U16 & U18’s Hockey (testing & screening), Arsenal & England Striker Danielle Carter, GB U23s Ultimate Frisbee Team, Guildford Ultimate Frisbee Team, GB Wheelchair Basketball Tyler Saunders & Helen Smith, Richmond Acrobatic Gymnastics Squad

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS:

Fencing Gareth Thomas & Nikki Barlow (Commonwealth Gold Medalists),  MMA Dan Crawford (9-1), Louise Hiller (3-1), Brad Pickett UFC  (25-14), GB Paralympic Powerlifting, St Marys Strength (Head Coach)

Ben has also taught at Undergraduate level programs in Strength & Conditioning and on Level 4 Strength & Conditioning courses.