Teleri Hamilton, originally from North Wales, began her coaching experience whilst studying at Northumbria University over ten years ago, and followed the educational path to increase her knowledge to support the practicalities of working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
She has been coaching since 2005 and has successfully transferred her detailed knowledge of training athletes into the public arena for rapid results.
Teleri has been working as an accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach for over 6 years. She started at Leeds Met University, working with the university scholarship athletes and teams. She has since worked in youth athletic development in the North East, and supported the following sporting bodies as a consultant S&C coach, Women’s Football Association, England Badminton, British Fencing, Women’s RFU and the Lawn Tennis Association.
As a keen sportswoman, Teleri continues to play hockey for a local club and enjoys skiing holidays during the winter!
Teleri has a great ability to make the complex, seem obvious and simple.
Nathan was a keen basketball player growing up, representing Wales and competing internationally through his Teens and early Twenties. Nathan took that passion for sport into university studying at the University of Wales Bangor, where he met and married his wife Laura. Nathan then went on to complete a strength and conditioning internship with Sheffield Eagles, where he also studied for a number of strength and conditioning related qualifications. Alongside this he gained experience coaching, helping to assist in the strength and conditioning delivery for the academy and 1st team squads. He then followed that up by taking on the role as Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Academy Squad at the Sheffield Eagles. Nathan was responsible for overseeing and delivering the teams Athletic Performance Pathway. During this time Nathan was part of the coaching team that led the Under 20 Sheffield Eagles to the Championship Grand Final. Alongside this he has also coached a number of ultra-marathon runners, some of whom successfully completed the coast to coast run and the Marathon Desables. In his spare time Nathan competes in Olympic Weightlifting, and is a British Masters Silver Medallist. He believes getting people to move well alongside helping them become faster, fitter and stronger is vital in improving their health and well-being.
Sometimes we like to mix things up! Our coaches might vary form time to time to help ensure that your sessions stay fresh.
Sam began his career in coaching Strength and Conditioning at Northumbria University. After initially working as a volunteer, Sam led the University rugby league Strength and Conditioning program. Alongside this, he worked with some of the University swimmers and volleyball players on their performance programs; a number of whom compete on both national and international levels. Sam also completed a master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning whilst working as a Strength and Conditioning intern at Northumbria. He is currently working towards UKSCA accreditation.
Sam is currently developing his role here at Smart Fitness. He is responsible for delivering coaching both at the gym at Regent Centre as well as developing a brand new Strength and Conditioning program on behalf of Smart Fitness at the newly formed Thorp Academy. He is leading on, and delivering the Long Term Athletic Development pathway at the academy alongside the sport specific coaches.
Outside of Strength and Conditioning Sam has played rugby for Blaydon and Tynedale as well as representing Northumberland at U16 to seniors going on to play for England Counties U20’s.
We work very closely as a team here at SMART FITNESS, so you’ll probably meet and work with each of our team at some point while you’re working out. Our coaches teach the same philosophy. Our philosophy is Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T). Our philosophy works, we all believe in it! A gym full of different coaches all believing, following and teaching the same philosophy is a new approach and it has endless benefits. It means when your coach is away you can still train and receive guidance from any one of our team of coaches! It means your coach can recommend you take sessions coached by other members of the team so that you can follow a full and varied program all under one roof! It means you get the combined knowledge of our whole staff all the time!
The programme you are given to train with remains exactly the same, and will change every 4-6 weeks - regardless of who the fitness coach you are working out with is.
Your schedule is the most important factor to us in determining who we assign to work with you.
Any problems or questions with regard to your training program or schedule; please do not hesitate to contact any member of our team.