By Locker 27 Director, Matt Church, “Locker 27 was born over 30 years ago. It is a culmination of experience and lessons from the sporting world both positive and negative that have shaped the Locker’s philosophy. The name Locker 27 comes from my first ever locker at school. I have very fond memories of these early stages of my sporting development. I was lucky enough to be surrounded by people who ignited my passion for sport and exercise and with Locker 27 I want to be part of that ignition process for other people.”
Alex is an advanced level 3 Personal Trainer and Locker 27 Strength and Conditioning Coach. With 8 years of industry experience including PT, sports performance, group training and kickboxing instruction Alex has a variety of effective approaches to training and structuring your fitness goals.
Qualified in kickboxing/Muay Thai instruction, Olympic lifting, programme design, body profiling and body fat % measurements (ISAK accredited), Alex can ensure your training is tailor made for your specific needs.
With his own training background being in a number of different sports including rugby, Olympic lifting and a variety of martial arts, Alex has continued his progress on a scholarship at St Mary’s University studying a degree in Strength and Conditioning Science.
Alex is available for personal training one to ones, kickboxing and body profiling assessments.
Our in-house Boxing specialist, Dan is a boxing coach with over 7 years experience and ABA Judges Badge. With a dedicated and enthusiastic approach, Dan has seen his array of skills develop through training with ex-England boxing coaches to ex-Super middle weight world champions, to even Olympic gold medalists.
Once ranked no.2 in England and a National ABA Finalist, Dan has had over 30 amateur fights but sought to develop his coaching skills and forge a career outside of the ring. Garnering an array of experience and professionalism from skills learnt at Frank Bruno’s boxing academy, Dan is able to offer a specific, yet varied approach to your training.
With a variety of clients varying in all different abilities, boxing training at Locker 27 offers a new style of training whether it’s those who simply want to get fit using the vast array of boxing drills, techniques and exercises practiced or looking to step into the ring.
Dan is available for one-to-one training and group sessions.
Adam is a Strength and Conditioning coach currently employed by Harlequins RFC. After spells as a professional rugby player and Skeleton Bobsleigh athlete, Adam started competing in Strongman contests. After winning the 2011 UKs Strongest Man contest in the under 105kg class, Adam stepped up to compete in the Open weight class where he won the titles of UK’s Strongest Junior in 2012 and Southern England’s Strongest Man in 2013 as well as representing England at the 2013 UK’s Strongest Man competition.
Adam is committed to developing strength in every athlete he works with in order to maximise their performance in their chosen sport.
Mark is a level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor, British Weightlifting Coach and a BWL referee.
He regularly competes in the sport of ‘Olympic’ Weightlifting, which in turn, has competitively fuelled Mark’s desire to coach others.
The Snatch, Clean and Jerk and their derivatives are an excellent tool to have in the trainee’s exercise vocabulary. They are used in most Strength and Conditioning programmes throughout the world and are a staple part of Locker 27′s training ideology. It is well documented that the lifts can improve physical qualities such as strength, speed, power and flexibility. The lifts can also provide trainees with a sense of purpose in their training through testing the limits of the body in this extraordinary sport.
Mark aims to support members of all ages in learning and becoming proficient in the lifts to help achieve their goals. Mark wants to cultivate a training environment that encourages aspiring lifters to enjoy the challenge and reap the benefits of Olympic Weightlifting.
Ele King has been a massage therapist for 13 years, specifically focusing on sports massage for the last 8 years. With a background working with rugby teams (training and pitchside) and rowing clubs, she also has expertise working with runners, triathletes and golfers, cumulating a broad range of understanding from a variety of disciplines.
Alumni of St Maryʼs University College, Twickenham and qualified to Level 4 Sport Massage Therapist (SMA) enables her to work with every level of athlete from recreational gym goers to professional sports men and women. With a belief that recovery is as important as the training itself and the ideology that massage is a vital part of this process, Ele is a great addition to the team and is a true expert within her field.
Tierney is a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist with vast wealth of experience working with athletes and clients with from a variety of different sports. Since gaining her qualification from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Tierney has spent her time working at events all over Europe and has travelled with Pro Cycling teams.
A graduate of Sports and Exercise Science from Loughborough University, Tierney also has over 15 years experience in competitive swimming, where she gained many national medals.
A passionate believer in the overwhelming benefits Sports Massage produces physically, physiologically and psychologically, she comes on board to help you achieve your training goals and not let any pain stand in your way.
Locker 27 would not be here without certain people who have had that profound influence on my life and where it is going. Whether parent, teacher, mentor, advisor or friend, thank you. Some of you I have not met. This list is endless and will grow. Some people will not thank me for mentioning them so I won’t. Here goes: Family Church, O’Donoghue, Ryan, Graham Scott (and family), Andy P, Carly, Steve Nance, Vern Gambetta, Kelvin Giles, The Russian’s, Siff, Taggy, AJS, Shawsy, Chad, Ginger Barry, Andy Brimson, Walter Mould, Tweets, Muggers, Court, H, Tommo, Geordie, Jacko, JC, Jonny Hockey, Mickey B, Elko, Ligois from the Essentially Group, the The Altitude Centre, Nigel Stockill, Simon Shepard and Optima Life etc