Sports Performance Coach
Andrew Phelan MSc
I started Phelan Fit because I saw a need to get quality information out there for the vast amount of athletes that are playing sport week in week out and are trying constantly to improve without the luxury of playing for a professional team. With the huge amount of information out there on the internet, social media and other sources it can be very confusing and often overwhelming to process everything and try to apply it to a team or yourself. I know, I was once that soldier.
Throughout my 17 years in the fitness and education field, I’ve worked with juveniles (through my role as a PE teacher) and adults, across all abilities from beginners to athletes and from individuals’ right up to full teams / clubs.
I decided early on to pursue a career in fitness and coaching. I aimed all my schooling in this direction from doing gym instructor/personal training courses early on, engaging with various nutrition courses and in 2001 I completed an honours degree in Physical Education. Education never stops and in 2017 I completed a masters degree (MSc) in Strength and Conditioning in which I attained a 1st Class Honours. I have a keen interest in sports strength and conditioning and stay up to date with current research.
Besides my professional experience and qualifications I have a wealth of personal experience to pass on, I’ve played rugby my entire life so I am well aware of the demands that it and similar team games make on the body. I’ve swam and cycled competitively so I have also experienced the needs of endurance sports and believe me going from training my body for rugby to dragging that heavy body up a hill trying to hang on to the back of a bunch in a cycling race is an experience. It is from my boxing days that I really grew to love training and gained invaluable experience of the demands combat sports and the minefield of making fight weight. I’m currently retired from competitive sport but that spirit never dies and and I now focus all my energy into becoming a better coach to help others achieve their sporting goals.