CLIENTS & TESTIMONIALS

The last five years have been spent working with Red Bull Formula 1 as Performance Coach to Max Verstappen. Currently working with GP Elite competing with teams in the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Benelux. Planning and implementation in the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Benelux. Previously at Jersey Reds Rugby Club, working on the physical preparation of 36 full time professional players. Involved assessing capabilities through strength & power, speed and conditioning sessions working alongside club doctors and physios. Prior to that Harlequins Rugby Club, as lead coach in combat sessions for preseason. Proactive approach to making an impact with an elite squad by producing training and match reports to present with regards to strength & conditioning. Having started by career at Combat Company as Lead Strength and Conditioning coach with athletes including former W.P.K.A Kickboxing World and British champion; Helena Smith.

MAX VERSTAPPEN

Red Bull Racing, Formula 1 Driver

“From starting F1 in 2015 Jake has been supporting my professional development. With Jakes guidance, I have a framework and understanding from which to make decisions about my physical conditioning, nutrition, sleep and recovery. Throughout the season he ensures I keep my standards high as a professional. Asking questions and pushing me when needed. Arriving in the car feeling physically sharp and confident is extremely important to me. A large part of that is thanks to Jake. “

GUY THOMPSON

Jersey Reds, Wasps, Leicester Tigers Rugby Union

“I worked with Jake in a professional environment at Jersey Rugby Club. While working alongside him, his knowledge of nutrition and conditioning allowed me to perform to the best of my ability week in week out. Moving up to the Premiership with London Wasps I knew I was confident in my physicality and durability. Jake has helped make my transition to the higher level, achievable. “

JOHN DAMS

Former Head of Performance, Harlequins Rugby, New South Wales Waratahs.

“I took Jake on as in intern back in 2010 to help with combat athletes fight prep. From watching him coach and lead sessions, early on I knew he would be a great candidate to spend a year with Harlequins Rugby. His ability to develop raport with a wide variety of individuals gave the basis from which he was able to enhance his learning within our high-performance programme. That intangible quality that means people enjoy working and being around certain people, Jake has in abundance. Experience from combat sports, Rugby and now Formula 1 means he has gained an excellent understanding of high performance environments, their unique needs analysis within sports science, strength and conditioning science, coupled with top class coaching practice. I continue to work with Jake in developmental coaching and performance analytics projects.”

HELENA SMITH

Former GB Kickboxing Champion

“Jake’s dedication and commitment to be the best coach he can be led to a lot of participation in our martial arts classes. His first hand understanding of MMA techniques and the physical demands of a competitor helped consolidate his skill set as a strength and conditioning coach not only for my fight prep, but also for maintenance programmes for myself and other fighters in our club. He was a highly valued part of my coaching team; his programming helped develop my power and explosiveness in my striking and takedown work as well as building overall strength and resilience in the cage. Having a full-time career as well as competing as a professional athlete came with its time and energy restraints. Jake’s empathy and understanding to me as a person as well as an athlete set him apart from other coaches I have worked with. His ethos for balancing stress and managing both physical and mental demands meant he knew when to push harder and when to back off. This, combined with his first-class knowledge of performance needs made him an essential asset when it came to competition.”

MARK FOSTER

England 7’s, Gloucester Rugby, Exeter Chiefs and Jersey Reds

“Jake’s extensive knowledge and clear passion for the industry is infectious and he created a culture in training that transferred directly onto the pitch; players maximising involvements and game time as a direct coloration of the work and programming he had instigated. Not only did my on-pitch performance improve but his time/game/on feet management throughout the season ensured that I will still firing on all cylinders until the last game of the campaign. Jake is a top-class practitioner and an inspirational character who I can count as both a colleague and a friend, even now I still reach out when my training needs enhancing and he constantly produces technical research driven information, ideas and ideas for top class implementation.”

ARCHIE WILKINSON

CEO, Lifesaver Power LTD

“Jake has helped me to develop as an dad, husband & ceo.  He’s driven a better understanding of what makes me tick, what works and what to be aware of. He uses a number of methods both data led with body analysis trackers to dissecting an issue to help analyse it from different perspectives. I look forward to him pushing me beyond my limits.”

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OF ONE’S SELF

Necessary effort, necessary Force are essential. As we move along the learning continuum, struggle gives way to harmony, suffering to serenity, effort to effortlessness and Force to Grace.

Adapt. Evolve. Grow.

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