Birmingham UK, GMAC & HPC Training Centre


“Nature has provided man with the possibility to enhance his abilities in extreme situations, and we need to utilise it in the training of the high class athlete.” — Prof. Yuri Verkhoshansky. More on this man´s training philosophy and systems soon….

Back in England for xmas I took the time to go back the Perry Bar training site and the Birmingham High Performance Centre to talk all day with my old friend Darren Joseph, coach to high jumpers Jordan Roach and Phillis. Also Andy Paul, a very nice old friend who´s a coach. I missed my other friends and old training partner Tom Parsons and coach Fuzz Armed, GB national high jump coach, as I got enchanted by the new Gymnastics & Martial Arts Centre (GMAC) next door.

GMAC – An excellent training centre that has been built, next to where I used to train indoors, at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The fact that it is only 10 meters from the athletics high performance centre is exciting for me, because sooner or later the athletes will begin to understand the value of postural gymnastic training to their performance, and when they do there are some of the best training facilities and coaches in the world ready to be used. 10 Meters is not a lot, but it can be a mile in terms of communication and understanding. It would be nice to see the physical gap between the building covered, with open access either side to a cafe that sells training recovery drinks and protein supplements. Then both world class gymnasts and athletes will have a place to discuss ideas and shared problems.

Phil Barrow is the head coach at the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club. If you have any interest in gymnastics he IS your man, a charming individual and a world class instructor. I we had a good chat about some old friends and discussed Vincenzo Canali´s work.
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About Simon Hunt

As a professional for over 15 years with a strong academic background, Simon has developed dynamic style of personal training. Effective, functional training routines, tailored towards your personal health and fitness goals are what he loves to work towards. This style of training is based around a wealth of experience that includes, working with numerous World and Olympic athletes, developing Norwegian sport champions, preventing heart problems and other diseases through exercise as a medicine, as well as countless private clients. www.sihunt.wordpress,com www.youtube.com/user/SiHunt As professional athlete and personal trainer, i have over 24 years experience in athletics where my expertise lie in the jump events and sprints. I also have knowledge of basketball and gymnastics. I have 15 years experience working as personal trainer 6 of which as an exercise physiologist training heart patients, ranging from angina to transplant, as well as many other specialised conditions i.e. diabetics etc.
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5 Responses to Birmingham UK, GMAC & HPC Training Centre

  1. At U.K Martial Arts we are proud of our school heritage and the connection we have to the origin of the martial arts. Our training centers are

    honored to be part of a martial arts family network linking Korea, Japan, the United States and Canada

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  2. jump program says:

    Wow. Looks like a place house. very colorful. hehehe..Anyways, congratulatiosn you have good place to train.

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  3. klaudia says:

    I just went there for gymnastic for schoolympics awesome i cant wait till next week

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    • sihunt.co.uk@googlemail.com says:

      Cool I’m glad you like the pace its an excellent play ground. What do you do in the schoolympics?

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