Performance Coaching

Sitting alongside our range of Performance Nutrition Products, TORQ’s long-established Fitness Consultancy specialises in educating and advising athletes on training and nutrition, enhancing their physiological performance.

Introduction

TORQ’s coaching expertise lies within Cycle Sport, with our consultancy services showing profound benefits to individuals training for their first big goal, to athletes competing on the world stage. Over the years, we have coached people from all cycling disciplines such as Mountain Biking, Downhill, Road Cycling and Cyclo Cross to name a few.

TORQ Performance Consultancy was launched by our Managing Director, Matt Hart in 1999, when he applied his Sport and Exercise Science degree to his passion for racing elite level XC Mountain Biking, offering an unrivalled coaching service still experienced today. Despite TORQ now being better known for its Performance Nutrition Range, the TORQ Performance Consultancy still remains the core to enhancing athletic performance.

TORQ Performance Nutrition was launched as a result of the Performance Consultancy, as we identified the interaction between training and nutrition, leading to optimal training adaptation. We are continuously working with athletes and physically active people to deliver unprecedented coaching and nutritional support.  Within the sports nutrition market, TORQ is renowned for its meticulous attention to detail regarding its products and the same applies to its Performance Consultancy services.

Communication and education is a key philosophy for us at TORQ, as we endeavour to build relationships and educate you. As an athlete, you are encouraged to learn how one achieves excellence through training and nutrition, therefore making you a more rounded and capable athlete in the future. We are very scientific and research led in our approach to training and adaptation, however we recognise that the athlete must relish their time that they dedicate to training, remaining self-aware, understanding their own body.

TORQ Coaches

At TORQ, we devote our time to the development of endurance performance, through coaching, education and nutrition. We boast a wealth of understanding of both endurance sports and performance physiology alike. With each of our coaches maintaining a Bachelor of Science Degree or above, whilst also having experienced life as a competitive endurance athlete. We feel this provides TORQ with a unique ability to not only coach, but understand what is required of an athlete to perform at their optimal potential.

Matt Hart

Matt, founder and Managing Director of TORQ, boasts an impressive 25 years of coaching experience, working with a wide variety of athletes who’ve wished to compete across many different disciplines. The former Pro/Elite level cross county mountain biker, completed his BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Science, applying his degree to the development of TORQ’s performance fitness consultancy and nutrition range. Furthermore, Matt may also be recognised for his work as a journalist for many well-known fitness publications.

Marcus Willday

Marcus is a recent addition to the TORQ performance coaching team. After graduating with a Sport and Exercise Science degree from Liverpool John Moores University, ranked 6th in the world for Sport & Exercise Science Research (2017), he began to apply his knowledge and experience, to his love of working with athletes in the applied field. Marcus’s interests lie deeply within physiological adaptation to training, and performance nutrition, identifying how he can work with athletes and the physically active to meet performance targets. Marcus also has 7 years of road racing experience, racing amongst an elite field of riders.

Anthony Roland

Anthony, one of TORQ’s longest serving coaches (11 years), like Matt, has coached riders wishing to compete over vastly varying disciplines, from elite road cyclists to epic endurance riders wanting to compete in the Race Across America (RAAM). Whilst racing as an elite XC mountain biker, Anthony was completing his BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching degree. Anthony has also completed his OTC mountain biking leadership and CTC mountain bike skills coaching qualifications. Anthony’s vast knowledge and racing experience has enabled him to coach a diverse range of athletes, understanding the physiology, but also the empathy required to develop a wide range of athletic performers.

Sally Bigham

Sally, is a professional mountain bike rider from the UK, specialising in Marathon Stage Races held all over the world. Riding for the German based team, Topeak Ergon Racing Since 2009, Sally has developed an exceptionally well respected palmarès including; European Marathon Champion (2016), 2x Sliver World Marathon Championship medals, 4x European Championship medals, 16x UCI World Marathon Series Wins, 5x British Marathon Championship Medals, 5x Transalp Wins, 3x winner of the Leadville 100 and 2x Cape Epic Wins. After gaining an abundance of knowledge within nutrition, training, race preparation and race execution through her racing, Sally thrives to deliver her gained knowledge and expertise to those also wanting to succeed in their personal goals. Sally also boasts a PhD in Psychology and uses her knowledge gained as a scientific researcher to further enhance the performance of the athletes she works with.

Jon Fearne

Jon boasts a wealth of experience having worked as an endurance performance coach for 12 years. Graduating with a BSc Sport Science degree and now completing his Athletic Development and Peak Performance Masters, Jon maintains an archive of academic knowledge. Furthermore, Jon has extended his quota of qualifications with UK athletics, British Cycling and British Triathlon. In addition to Jon’s qualifications, he has raced multiple Ironman 70.3’s, MTB XC, Craft Transalp, and ultra-marathons, pushing his physiological boundaries against extreme environmental conditions at Everest base camp, Mont Blanc and European open waters. Jon’s passion for all endurance sports allows him to cross over training methodologies allowing for the optimal training adaptation to athletes.

Performance Packages

Comprehensive Performance Package // Option 1

Before embarking upon a new journey of a structured training programme with TORQ, we advise you to complete our Comprehensive Performance Package (09:00 – 17:30), at TORQ’s Physiological Testing Suite at our Headquarters. We kick the day off by sitting down and gaining an understanding of your individual needs through completing a review of your training/racing history, self-evaluated strengths and weaknesses, future goals and the time you have available to dedicate to training.

You will then complete a Lactate Threshold Test, 6 Second Peak Power Test and an Anaerobic Threshold Test. This allows our coaches to identify your current fitness parameters.

The 6 Second Peak Power Test identifies the maximal power you can produce via the utilisation of the phosphocreatine energy system. The Anaerobic Power test identifies the average power you can sustain over a 20 minute period through the predominant utilisation of the lactic acid energy system.

Once your baseline fitness has been identified, we analyse and discuss your results in an educational format over a hand prepared lunch. After lunch you will be educated on 4 key fundamental topic areas which directly impact performance; Training Theory, Energy Systems, Performance Nutrition and Periodisation and Peaking.

Training Theory

Understanding training theory is fundamental to improving your fitness. Learn how the training process works, and how to manipulate elements of the training and recovery process to maximise adaptation.

Energy Systems

Gain an insight into muscle cells. Identify how muscle cells work allowing us to produce energy, when they are used, and the fuel sources required for different exercise intensities.

Performance Nutrition

Performance nutrition allows you to gather a clear understanding of different nutrients required for training and competition. We also identify how these nutrients can be manipulated to offer advantageous adaptations to training.

Periodisation and Peaking

Do you struggle with structuring your training? Here we supply guidance on how to arrive at races and events in your best possible condition, with key considerations to physiology and psychology.

Half Day Re-test // Option 2

If you have already completed our Comprehensive Performance Package and would like to reassess your training parameters, you can return to TORQ’s physiological testing suite to complete another fitness test, allowing you to identify your updated training zones. This is an informative half day, that can be used to monitor training progression on a personal, one to one basis with one of TORQ’s performance coaches.

Monitoring training progression is crucial to the development of an individual, training for a specific goal. Once an athlete adapts to a specific type of training and fitness increases, training sessions must progress to achieve further adaptations to training. Without re-testing, it is virtually impossible to monitor, periodise and structure effective training progression.

Performance Coaching Packages

If you would like to continue working with one of TORQ’s experienced performance coaches, we offer 4 coaching options. Our coaches will build an individualised training plan based around your current fitness and your personal performance goals. Using Today’s Plan, a user friendly, cloud based, performance and analytics system, we input and monitor your daily training sessions that you can access at any time via an internet connection.

Premium Coaching Support

  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Monthly Individualised Training Plan
  • Weekly Training File Analysis
  • Weekly Training File Feedback
  • Unlimited Email Contact
  • Programme Modification if Required
  • 30% TORQ Product Discount (For duration of support contract)

Monthly Coaching Support

  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Monthly Individualised Training Plan
  • Monthly Training Plan Review Phone Call
  • Email Contact Bi-Weekly
  • 20% TORQ Product Discount (For duration of support contract)

6 Month Plan

  • 1:1 Coaching
  • 6 Month Tailored Training Plan
  • Monthly Email Contact
  • 20% TORQ Product Discount (For duration of support contract)

Today’s Plan Coaching

  • Todays Plan Algorithmic Coaching
  • Choice of 6-16 Weeks Coaching Support

Today’s Plan has been developed by Mark Fenner, one of Australia’s leading endurance sports coaches and Performance Director of our sister company, TORQ Australia.

Today’s Plan offers detailed graphical and analytical feedback, but please don’t worry if this isn’t your thing. TORQ’s Performance Coaches love working with athletes to coach and monitor training progression, so we will be happy to educate and advise using the detailed analytical feedback platforms produced by Today’s Plan.

If you don’t wish to work with a TORQ coach, you may consider using the TORQ Todays’s Plan Generator. This is not a plan built by a coach, so doesn’t utilise a coach’s expertise or experience and does not include any follow up, but does use Today’s Plan’s algorithms, which are based on solid scientific principles, to create a plan for you based on your time available and goals for the season. This option also gives you access to all of Today’s Plan’s analytics tools/services and is our lowest cost option. You can start building your own plan now by clicking the link below.

TORQ Todays Plan Generator

Educational Seminars

Established in 1999, the TORQ Performance Consultancy offered a meticulous approach to coaching and education. Today, TORQ has maintained these core values offering an unrivalled approach to the education of physically active people. This philosophy can be recognised throughout all aspects of TORQ, from its Coaching Consultancy, to its research and development of the Performance Nutrition range.

We understand that no two people are the same, however the underlying mechanisms underpinning a methodical approach to training, competition and performance do remain similar between individuals. Understanding this, we have compiled four fundamental topics underpinning performance into a compact Half Day Education Seminar (4 Hours).

TORQ’s performance coaches often hear many misconceptions regarding training, nutrition and human physiology. To try and combat the common myths of the endurance sports world, the Half Day Education seminar is designed to educate you on the key topics affecting performances, offering clear take home messages, and an abundance of information that you can apply to your own training. Continuing our philosophy that education and understanding is paramount to athletic development, our coaches maintain a Bachelor of Science Degree or above, working tirelessly to offer clear and trustworthy sources of information.

For Half Day Education Seminar pricing, please click here

Package Pricing

Fitness Testing & Education

Comprehensive Performance Package (With Coaching)
  • Performance Fitness Testing
  • Blood Lactate Analysis
  • Performance Nutrition Education Content
  • Premium+ Discount (35% Off) TORQ Products (When purchased on day)
£250 x 1 Athlete
£350 x 2 Athletes
£450 x 3 Athletes (Max)

(Please Note: There will be an additional £100 coaching set up fee per athlete if you wish to be coached by TORQ)

For further details on this coaching package – or to make a booking, please get in touch via the following channels

0344 332 0852

Comprehensive Performance Package (Without Coaching)
  • Performance Fitness Testing
  • Blood Lactate Analysis
  • Performance Education Content
  • Premium+ Discount (35% Off) TORQ Products (When purchased on day)
£300 x 1 Athlete
£400 x 2 Athletes
£500 x 3 Athletes (Max)Click here to purchase
Half Day Re-test
  • Performance Fitness Testing
  • Premium+ (35% Off) TORQ Products (When purchased on day)
£160 x 1 Athlete
£60 Per extra Athlete (Max 6)Click here to purchase
Half Day Education
  • Performance Education Content
  • Premium+ Discount (35% Off) TORQ Products (When purchased on day)
No People Total Cost Cost Per Person
1 £140 £140
2 £160 £80
3 £180 £60
4 £200 £50
5 £220 £44
6 £240 £40
7 £260 £37.10
8 £280 £35

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We have a performance coaching package to suit all types of athlete. From those wanting to simply improve general fitness wanting a bespoke weekly structure, to those requiring detailed performance analytics and comprehensive one to one support and planning in order to compete at the highest standard.

Performance Coaching

Premium Coaching Support
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Monthly Individualised Training Plan
  • Weekly Training File Analysis
  • Weekly Training File Feedback
  • Monthly Training Review Phone Call
  • Unlimited Email Contact
  • Programme Modification When Required
  • Ongoing TORQ Premium Product Discount (30%)
£135.00pcm

For further details on this coaching package – or to make a booking, please get in touch via the following channels

0344 332 0852

Monthly Coaching Support
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Monthly Individualised Training Plan
  • Monthly Training Plan Review Phone Call
  • Bi-weekly Email Contact
  • Ongoing TORQ Product Discount (20%)
£95.00pcm

For further details on this coaching package – or to make a booking, please get in touch via the following channels

0344 332 0852

6 Month Plan
  • 6 Month Individualised Plan
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Individualised Training Plan
  • TORQ Product Discount (20%)
£200.00 (6 Months)

For further details on this coaching package – or to make a booking, please get in touch via the following channels

0344 332 0852

Today’s Plan Coaching Generator
  • Today’s Plan’s Algorithmic Coaching
  • Choice of 6-16 Weeks of Coaching Support
From £10.00pcm

For further details on this coaching package – or to make a booking, please get in touch via the following channels

0344 332 0852

Directions

TORQ Fitness Consultancy is based just across the Shropshire/Powys boarder on the outskirts of the village of Bryn Mawr in Powys.

Please Note: If you book an appointment with us, we will communicate through your Welcome Pack full details of your consultation and where to meet us:

TORQ LTD (Bryn Mawr)
TORQ House
Bryn Mawr
Llansantffraid
SY22 6SY

 

Phone: 0344 332 0852
International: +44 (0)1691 829 037