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Our founder, Stuart, is the brains and driving force behind Caveman Conditioning®. He established the business in 2010 while at the same time completing a degree in sports science and masters in sports performance – specialising in strength and conditioning.
Not someone who likes to make life easy for himself – clearly – but the combination of academic knowledge and hands-on coaching experience proved to be invaluable. Stuart gained both the practical and theoretical tools to work with people from all walks of life, from professional sports teams and Olympic athletes to famous rock bands and weekend warriors.
Stuart’s absolutely passionate about spreading the positive culture that Caveman Conditioning® is built on. He’s focused on continual evolution, making sure the highest levels of service are met, while leading the way for physical group training, and helping as many people as possible.
A bit of a superstar in the community, Bethan’s inspired and motivated hundreds of people to share her love of running – enjoying all the good vibes and camaraderie that come with it.
She’s a genuine, caring coach who passionately believes the true value of running isn’t in how fast or far you can run. For Bethan, “the mental health benefits, improvement in people’s self esteem, and friendships that develop through running are priceless.”
Bethan’s coordinated the development and delivery of five incredibly successful Couch-2-5K programmes (over 500 people), which have taken mostly novice runners from their couches – literally – to a 5K challenge, and beyond. Most importantly, she’s helped to shift their mindset about running.
In addition to her many years of running experience, Bethan’s also an England Athletics’ qualified Coach in Running Fitness and she continues to work with England Athletics to enhance her running knowledge. Those who know Bethan will be thrilled to hear she’s a key part of The Olney Way to Run – excited to start the next chapter of her running journey!
Charlotte’s our main instructor for Sculpt, with an impressive background of professional dance and dance teaching. She knows how to tailor movement for different abilities, and is highly experienced in helping people improve their general fitness and health.
Since joining the Cave crew in 2017, Charlotte’s spearheaded the development and successful launch of our 'FiiT' group training programme. Using the most up-to-date training methods – combined with her infectious energy and passion – she’s made it one of the most comprehensive training programmes out there.
Nothing makes Charlotte happier than helping people reach their full potential. Just moving better and feeling fitter is an accomplishment, but Charlotte’s also a firm believer in pushing people to meet their goals and get results, with plenty of fun along the way.
Charlotte’s also studying sports massage and will be qualified in a year. She works closely with physiotherapists currently to help rehabilitate injuries – and she’ll do more of this when she’s qualified, specialising in movement quality.
Our Rugby League player-turned-coach, Matt, has a special interest in strength and conditioning. After earning his coaching education in Rugby League, working with top coaches such as Phil Pask (Northants Sport) and David Sutton (Northants County Cricket), he coached U14s through to adult – including players going on to semi-pro ranks – and participated in multiple regional and national Grand Finals.
Today, Matt’s in his third year of competitive powerlifting and he’s recently started competing in triathlons. He met our Caveman Founder, Stuart, at a Phil Pask coach education session in 2014 and joined the Cave crew soon after. Initially just following the Saturday sessions for further education, he soon became an active part of the community and has been working alongside Stuart on Lift and Caveman for three years.
Matt loves applying top-level amateur coaching education to everyday people – “it’s less pressure to win each week” he jokes. But in all seriousness, he finds nothing more rewarding than working with people and making a real difference in their lives. When Matt’s not busy training or coaching, he’s juggling a busy career in high-end automotive engineering.
Olivia’s an England Athletics’ Qualified Leader in Running Fitness with a BSc Psychology undergraduate from Loughborough University. She’s working towards a coaching qualification through the CPD programme and is currently a Wellbeing and Development Assistant at Northampton Saints Rugby.
A competitive triathlete (she was part of the Loughborough University Triathlon squad while at university), Olivia does most of her training outdoors. In the water, on the road, through the fields – “mostly trying to keep up with my Weimaraner,” she says.
The youngest of the Cave pros, she joined the community because it’s her perfect training environment: a supportive and inclusive group, plenty of outdoor action, and a great playlist – very important!
Celia’s a qualified psychotherapist who’s worked with adults, young people and children alike, uniquely combining drama and arts with psychotherapy.
After completing her Drama and Arts Education BA (Hons), Celia gained a wealth of experience through various placements teaching drama, and taking part in education projects and community arts. She went on to complete an MA in Dramatherapy (a specialist form of psychotherapy), expanding her knowledge and tools to be able to assist people on their journeys.
Working as part of an Improving Access to Psychological Team, Celia uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to treat adults with anxiety disorders and/or depression, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
She’s completed CBT supervisor training for High Intensity Therapist and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, is registered with the HCPC as an Arts Therapist, and fully accredited with the BABCP as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Anne-Marie’s an England Athletics’ Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) with over a decade of running experience. She’s been instrumental in the success of many couch-2-5k programmes over the years, coaching hundreds of people – all with different levels of experience.
Many of these individuals have gone on to run marathons, triathlons and other extreme events – but for a lot of people, their goal is just running consistently. (A great goal to aim for.) Whatever’s spurring you into action, Anne-Marie can help you make it happen.
“As a run coach I focus on your targets, whatever they may be. I love supporting individuals giving you specific tips and tools to help you achieve your goals.”
Anne-Marie says she joined the Cave community because “I have never worked with a more inclusive, athlete centric, passionate group of people. It’s not all about hard work, I strongly believe in delivering sessions that are varied and of course they have to be fun!”
Phil’s one of the UK’s leading physiotherapists in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He’s a bit of a legend in the world of rugby – and beyond.
Nationally, Phil's recognised as a leading light within injury treatment and rehabilitation, and is experienced in a wide variety of sports and exercise medicine. He’s competed internationally in Judo, Triathlon [Ironman World Championship Hawaii] and England Rugby 7s.
Phil’s also been the England Team’s physiotherapist since 1997 and is currently preparing for Japan 2019. He’s covered the last five World Cup campaigns, including the 2003 World Cup win, and toured New Zealand , South Africa , Australia  and recently New Zealand in 2018 as Senior Physiotherapist for the British and Irish Lions.
Regionally, Phil’s been part of the Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club for 32 years – first as a rugby player (with over 150 first team appearances) then as Head of Performance from 1996 to 2002.
On top of all of that, Phil remains active in education. He’s a visiting lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire where he helps teach the MSc in Sports Performance with a specific focus on transferring “theory into practice”.
Sean has the winning combination of training knowledge and personal skills to deliver results for every individual – no matter what the client’s background.
He’s worked with everyone from experienced athletes (including Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallists), to youngsters still in pre-school.
An athlete himself, Sean competes at a national level within the sport of powerlifting, and with competitive experience in Olympic Weightlifting, strongman and sprinting.
Sean also holds a PhD in Biomechanics. He lectures in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Bedfordshire and is an active researcher, interested in all things strength/power.
Dr. Iain Fletcher is a Principle Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire in the field of Biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning (S & C), where he leads the BSc & MSc in Strength & Conditioning.
Iain has a substantial research profile within S & C, with over 30 journal publications and book chapters. He is an accredited S & C coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and the British Olympic Association and is a tutor and assessor for the UKSCA.
He has over 25 years of experience as an S&C coach and sport science consultant working within a wide range of sports and organisations, including, the English Institute of Sport, Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, Bedford Blues, Northampton Saints, Saracens, Peterborough United, Northampton CCC and the England Rugby team.