CPS In-Motion

CPS In-Motion

CPS In-Motion locationEarslfield, Greater London, Greater London

(7 Reviews)

CPS In-Motion provides ALL types of endurance athlete with a revelationary performance coaching solution. We conduct robust and reproducible physiological assessments (through lactate threshold testing and critical power profiling) for cyclists and runners. Our strength is translating physical and event based demands to ensuring results and 100% achievement of objectives.
Based on heart rate and power monitoring, our dynamic programmes are fully comprenhensive as we work with a low volumes of clients over a period of preparartion and competition. This means each individual is treated like they have full attention from the performance coach, who has an intricate background in muscle biochemistry, applied physiology and elite level competition in both cycling and running.
Each programme is unique, and designed on a responsive/ adaptive format which follows advanced principles of periodisation. These are tailored to the athlete and the needs to be competitive, not only to hit peak or prime performance at the right time, but also understand how to get the most from themselves. This is the ultimate journey into becoming the best they can be on two wheels, on the pavement or on the trail!

CPS In-Motion Reviews

CPS In-Motion Reviews


Review of CPS In-Motion by adrian
5 12/02/2018 adrian

Simon coached me in 2016, 2017 and took on someone with huge drive and a lot of questions and a healthy list of 'must do's'. I don't know who is more shocked at the improvements that came out as a result of his work. 30% effective gain in lactate ftp over 3 years. His training and coaching methodology is easy to understand and implement even with a chaotic life. He reduced my training load from 18 hours+ to 9 hours total a week and I got stronger and faster. Quality, not quantity was the absolute message. Generous with his time - it's no surprise that he is busy :)

Review of CPS In-Motion by Michael
5 19/12/2017 Michael

Simon has coached me in 2016 and 2017 towards improving my cycling and running performance.

His scientific and holistic approach to training has not only led me to a PB in road racing but has kept me fit and healthy throughout the year. Blood lactate tests on the treadmill and the turbo as well as remote testing ensured the training sessions were frequently adapted to my fitness improvements and specific weaknesses.

The adaptive program evolved nicely and the variations in training have kept me engaged and curious throughout the season. The winter work in the gym was especially beneficial for me to build more robust foundations and train injury free.

I should also add that Simon has been most generous with his time and invested considerable energy to review my post session feedbacks, provide insightful comments and review planed training sessions as often as needed. He is very precessional and a pleasure to work with.

While my recent career changes has forced me to take a step back from competitive racing, I have every intention to resume working with Simon as soon as I get the chance to and recommend his coaching and testing services wholeheartedly!

Review of CPS In-Motion by Michael Urban
5 19/12/2017 Michael Urban

Simon has coached me in 2016 and 2017 towards improving my cycling and running performance.

His scientific and holistic approach to training has not only led me to a PB in road racing but has kept me fit and healthy throughout the year. Blood lactate tests on the treadmill and the turbo as well as remote testing ensured the training sessions were frequently adapted to my fitness improvements and specific weaknesses.

The adaptive program evolved nicely and the variations in training have kept me engaged and curious throughout the season. The winter work in the gym was especially beneficial for me to build more robust foundations and train injury free.

I should also add that Simon has been most generous with his time and invested considerable energy to review my post session feedbacks, provide insightful comments and review planed training sessions as often as needed. He is very precessional and a pleasure to work with.

While my recent career changes has forced me to take a step back from competitive racing, I have every intention to resume working with Simon as soon as I get the chance to and recommend his coaching and testing services wholeheartedly!

Review of CPS In-Motion by Evan D.
5 26/11/2017 Evan D.

I picked the Amstel Gold sportive (150km) in Limburg, Holland, in 2016 as a training goal to aim for through the winter. Simon gave me a comprehensive periodised programme based on test results with customised bike and strength sessions mapped out for six months. After finishing the Amstel Gold, my hardest event to date, I can say with certainty that Simon’s expertise and encouragement were crucial in getting me to the Cauberg and completing the event to my satisfaction.

Review of CPS In-Motion by Harry
5 15/11/2017 Harry

Simon is very thorough and focussed on your goals, from the first session to the last. It would be fair to say he leaves nothing to chance, the rest is up to you!

Review of CPS In-Motion by Patrick Hawkins
5 30/10/2017 Patrick Hawkins

Simon is an excellent coach and really nice guy. He’s an absolute expert in his field and can therefore coach beginners and elites alike.

Review of CPS In-Motion by Tony Smith
5 30/10/2017 Tony Smith

Simon from CPS In-Motion is a very professional yet approachable coach/trainer. His methods are very scientific and specific with promising result very quickly noticeable. He listens to your requirements and constructs the sessions brilliantly to match time/commitments/ability. He adapts sessions readily to account for injury/holidays, etc... and provides indepth answers to any questions asked. The best coach I have ever had.

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How do you help your clients achieve their fitness goals?

CPS In-Motion dynamic programmes are designed to fit with an individuals training history, fitness profile (baseline assessments) and work/life routine to maximise the probability of prime performance on time for their event, or series of races. This is achieved through extensive analysis and responsive/ adaptive approach to training session completion, compliance, recovery, nutrition and stress management. Training intensity and duration fits with precious expendable time available rather than an obligation to complete unrealistic work-outs which accumulate fatigue and stress, which is the quickest route to client non-compliance. Each programme is unique to an individual, and is an enjoyable and revelationary journey for myself and my clients as each relationship becomes a learning process to build upon further, without wasting time nor energy.

What’s the secret to getting the body of your dreams?

Typically, endurance sport doesn't really concur with a stunning physique. However, it is ALL about body composition. When you achieve an optimal power-to-weight ratio, then your percentage fat will be relatively low, and your lean mass and muscle quality very prominent. Overall strong cyclists and runners are perceived not to have a great amount of upper body strength, but this may be considerable at the start of a season and decline over time, as muscles become more economical and efficient.

What do you love most about your job?

There are multiple reasons for why I feel that I excel at performance coaching and providing the objectivity my clients require to smash their events and the competition. I live vicarously through each client and put myself in their shoes, so I feel like I am winning when they do! Poor results are as much as a disappointment to myself as they are to those who have put in the hard work, so I generally work hard to avoid those, and understand how each clients longer term athlete development is progressive.
The main challenge for myself, is to profile the athlete throroughly and assess the event demands and design a programme to address those and the physiological attributes, i.e. their strength and and weaknesses. This typically takes place during the initial rapport building period of a programme which I enjoy and so do my clients, as this is a chance to convey what is expected over the coming months. Clients tend to realise quickly that I build a plan around them, and so training and coachng really isn't about being the monsterous dictator that traditional coach profiles were perceived as...modern physiology has come a long way, it's all about frequency, intensity and duration at the right time....in essence minimum dosing for maximum training effect!
Then of course there are the client events, after all the hard work has passed...to be honest, this can be a sensitive period for both as the important events approach, and so specific training may need to be fine-tuned to increase the probability of reaching form and peak performance at the right time...but in general this is planned from the start of the programme.
Finally, the rewards come when I get the messages from clients on Sunday afternoon, and see their names or photos with big smiles....sharing that is tremendous, as I can say I have succeeded in many types of races, although perhaps not me personally! The main thing is that performances are appraised so that clients can get even more out of themselves for next time....but with lasting, not temporary results.

What inspired you to start your own business?

Having spent a good few years in the lab, I was aspiring for more front-line interaction. In my spare-time I was formulating the principles of physiology and lactate kinetics (hence lactate threshold training) from the etensive new paradigm work conducted by Gladden, Brooks and Faude etc. I realised that I excelled at translating performance training to my peers, and taking this forward to share with anyone who wanted similar substantial results and a greater return on time investment seemed a pretty natural progression. I first implemented performance services for Cadence Performance, UK, although I soon realised that I would only be free to apply the relevant principles under my own direction, to get the most from my clients and provide the quality of service I would expect from a sports scientist with a high calibre background.
I now enjoy working closely with my core clients, and feel I offer not only a unique performance training solution, but also an investment into preventative medicine for their long term health and well-being, which ultimately is priceless. This gives me a strong sense of satisfaction, especially when clients learn how their physiologies respond and adapt to critical training stimuli.

Why should our clients choose you?

Many typical reports from coached clients often complain they aren't achieving the results they should be, or feel their current client-coach interaction isn't sufficient, which is usually too late in their programme to correct. I am one of the few exercise physiologists who are able to apply the fundamentals of sports science, with practical effect to diverse athletes and challenging cases. I work intimately and proactively to maximise success at every step.
All of my previous clients merit my performance services based on achieving a 100% success rate with a low number of clients over any one season, for a very personal service, as endurance training should be. My unique background is in muscle biochemistry, applied physiology and elite level cycling, all the elements required for understanding how any individual can reach prime cycling, rapidly and on time for their event(s).

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