Director of Speedworks Training and Founder of Speedworks Charity
Jonas looks after a group of Elite Track and Field Sprinters who have attained success on the Olympic and World stage. He also oversees the Speedworks Charity Program for a fast-evolving Development Group which runs out of the Lee Valley Athletic Centre and is now the Head Coach for a new academy based in the East Midlands.
In addition to this, Jonas has consulted with many many Professional Sports Teams and individual players, including Derby County FC, West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal, Bath RFU, Northampton Saints, Wasps Academy, Rugby 7’s and Rugby 7’s speedster Dan Norton.
His love of coaching started early and he studied Coaching and Conditioning at Hartbury College and went on to do an MSC in Coaching Science. His MSc Thesis was based on Elite Training Systems used within High Performance Sports, namely athletics. More specifically, he looked at the decision making process of an Elite Coach (Dan Pfaff), searching for the “why” behind his program design.
This led to Jonas’ involvement in Athletics and he became an Apprentice Coach for UK Athletics in 2009 under the tutelage of Dan Pfaff. He was also selected to be part of the Elite Coach Apprentice Program run by UK Sport.
Jonas is now a world renowned sprints coach and known for his technical expertise in sprinting.
Head Coach of Speedworks Academy – London
Marvin joined Speedworks Training in 2014 as an Assistant Coach and S&C Support Coach to the Development and Elite Squads. He is now the Head Coach for the Speedworks Academy based at Lee Valley. He coaches some of the best up and coming sprinters in the UK, including 10th fastest junior on UK all time and World Junior finalist Dom Ashwell.
Marvin has also worked at the prestigious Oaklands Academy in St Albans and he also works as a consultant to developing and professional football and rugby players, many of whom have transitioned into their respective first teams during the time they have been working with him.
Marvin studied Sport Science and played football up to semi pro level and initially started off working with young talented 9-11 year old footballers. It was from here that his love of S&C and movement really started and he then qualified in BWL level 1 & 2, Level 2 Athletics Coach, Football Level 1 and Netball Hi 5 Level 1.
Assistant Coach for Sprints
Liam started working with Speedworks in 2016 as an intern, with the ambition to gain invaluable experience with track and field and multi sports and people that he finds fascinating and challenging. His experiences as a coach have led to him working with youth, university and elite sporting institutions. Each of which have taught him fantastic skills that he can take forward to new projects.
Liam is now the Assistant Coach to the short sprinters at Speedworks Charity and works alongside the Head Coach. He thoroughly enjoys the process of coaching at Speedworks with athletes that replicate the hard work and dedication that we all commit to. This allows us as a team to share the common goal to produce the next generation of world class international athletes.
Liam has an MSc in Strength and Conditioning and a BSc in Sports and Exercise Sciences and he recently gained his UKA Athletics Coaching level. 1. He is also an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a qualification and strong interest in Corrective Exercise Specialist, accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). To add to his multi disciplinary background he is also a qualified Level 3 (ITEC) Sports Masseur.
Mark Joined Speedworks Training in 2015, initially as an intern and is now one of our Lead Osteopaths working closely with both the development and elite groups.
Mark has over 16 years of experience in both the sports and clinical field as an Osteopath, Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer. With degrees in Osteopathy from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as Sports Therapy from the London Metropolitan University, Mark now divides his time working between the clinic in Covent Garden and also at Speedworks.
Mark’s experience as a multi-disciplined therapist is invaluable along with his background in sports rehabilitation and working with sporting teams. Clients benefit from the cross of skills and knowledge which Mark utilises during his treatments and in his training. Outside of Speedworks, Mark runs his own Osteo, Massage and Personal Training company called Purus Active Health purusactivehealth.co.uk. He is also an avid runner and has participated very successfully in 14 Marathons!
Logistics Manager of Speedworks Training
Julie qualified as a Level 3 Combined Events Coach in 2008 after she retired from International athletics. Julie competed Internationally in the heptathlon for 16 years and competed in all major champs including the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Julie went straight into the coaching arena and became an Apprentice Coach for UK Athletics under Dan Pfaff in 2010 and then became an Institute Coach for UKA at the Loughborough High Performance Centre, where she coached numerous International heptathletes and decathletes.
Since having her first child, she then took on the role of Coach Mentor for England Athletics, whilst coaching part time.
Julie helps organise and facilitate Speedworks behind the scenes as well as being involved in the programming and technical jumps side of coaching.
As a Strength and Conditioning Coach specialising in Speed and Power development, Marc has been working as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the elite level for the past decade.
Having attained a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science and then a PGCE, Marc spent several years Lecturing across Further and Higher Education and then four years as a Training Director working in the private sector implementing and educating coaches, elite athletes, teachers and fitness instructors in Speed and Agility training.
Following his appointment to Head of Strength and Conditioning at Northampton Saints RFC, Marc has been an integral part of a staff helping the team win the Aviva Premiership and Amlin European Cup in 2014. Marc is currently Managing Director of Altius PT Ltd which specialises in providing Personal training, Strength and Conditioning and Rehabilitation services. He also holds an Associate lecturing position at University of Northampton lecturing across the MSc Strength and Conditioning programme.
Aidan Twomey is a qualified Osteopath graduated in 2018 where he graduated from the University College of Osteopathy formerly known as the prestigious British School of Osteopathy, he has also been working as massage therapist for almost 10 years. Aidan started working with Speedworks as an intern in September 2017 along side his final year of his degree with Speedworks Charity Headcoach Marvin Rowe at Lee Valley, London.
Aidan is a former athlete himself competing over the 100m and 200m, he still trains and competes for his club Coventry Godiva. This background knowledge of the sport has allowed him to combine his understanding of anatomy and sprinting mechanics to aid his assessment, preventative therapy of injury and recovery of the athletes. This combination has developed Akdan into an efficient and effective track side therapist.
Away from Speedworks Aidans clinic Fortius specialises in sports performance therapy working with premiership rugby and football players and he does charity work by treating people who suffer with HIV who experience lifelong musculoskeletal pain due to the medication they take.
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