Health Sciences Athlete Program

The Health Sciences Academy is proud to launch this initiative for elite athletes, and introduce the first Health Sciences Academy team of athlete students and brand ambassadors.

Each Athlete of The Health Sciences Academy program has an incredible story.
Find out more, and follow their journeys as they take on new,

and exciting projects with #THSAthlete Academy program.

Health Sciences Athlete: Chris Gregory

Great Britain Beach Volleyball Athlete & Brand Ambassador

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  • Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner

‘Studying with the Academy has been the perfect fit with furthering research and credentials around a busy training and competition schedule. More importantly, applying a growing knowledge has been incredible for training and nutritional practice.’

If you are exploring the possibility of enrolling in the program, or would like to take certifications in nutrition, feel free to contact me here for more information:

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Hannah Beharry - Boxing

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Hannah

Competing: Retired
Occupation: Athlete Mentor, Boxing Coach, Personal Trainer & Inspirational Speaker
Date of Birth: 5/9/1986
Honors: Great Britain International Boxing, Double European Medalist & 9 Years UK's No.1

With an incredible career as UK No.1 for 9 years Hannah has hung up the gloves and turned her hand to coaching and mentoring young people.

Hannah is looking to use her new found knowledge in nutrition within her own fitness training, as well as to help others she coaches in boxing!

Public Health Liaison:
David Andrew Smith MBE

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: August 2015

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Competing: Great Britain
Date of Birth: 21/4/1978
Honors: 2012 London Gold medalist & Double Rowing World Champion. Current British Cycling Team

British Karate Team, 1993-1999
British Bobsleigh Team, 2002-2006
British Ski Team-Coach, 2008 – 2009
British Rowing Team, 2009-2012
British Cycling Team, 2013 – Present
Performance Advisor to British Karate

 

Courses completed:
Nutritional Therapist
Detox specialist
Degree in sports performance Bath University

Currently studying: Advanced dietary supplements advisor
Future study: Applied sports psychology

Studying with the health sciences athlete program has allowed me to focus on training along side furthering my studies. It has also provided me with the knowledge to rebuild both physically and mentally after 4 life saving surgeries and paralysis from the neck down.

I am inspired to make a difference in public health and wellbeing to create a healthier nation.

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Lizzie Simmonds - Swimming

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Lizzie

Competing: Great Britain
Date of Birth: 22/1/1991
Honors: 2008 & 2012 Olympic Games, European Championships, Commonwealth Games

Double Olympian Team GB swimmer Lizzie competed in her first Olympic Games aged 17! Currenty based in Bath, she is training ahead of major competition for her upcoming season. Follow her journey and her progress through international competition this year!

Tony Lormor - Football

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Tony

Competing: Retired
Date of Birth: 29/10/1970
Honors: Ex-pro Football: National Football League

Tony is a mental heath 1st aider and has battled personally against depression and cancer. He uses his unique personal fighting story to help and inspire others to see ‘life from the Briteside’

Tony’s story through sport and beyond is a truly inspirational one. Tony has already implemented some small changes in his nutrition with some great results in the early stages of his studies with The Health Sciences Athlete program. Follow the next chapters of Tonys story as he takes on more new found knowledge during his time with academy!

Lewis Prosser - Hockey

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Lewis

Competing: Wales International Captain & Surbiton Club Captain
Date of Birth: 13/6/1990
Honors: 2008 Youth Olympics & 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Lewis’ father also played hockey for Wales, and Lewis has played to a high level throughout his youth to present, receiving Wales ‘player of the year’ award in 2016.

Lewis has a rigorous full time training regime with his club and international captaining duties, with competitive fixtures on weekends, and his international campaign for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Follow Lewis’ progress, and how he’s implementing new nutritional regimes into his athletic training and performance.

Heather Sellars - Triathlon

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Heather

Competing: Great Britain
Date of Birth: 1990
Honors: 2013 European Champion, 5 x World Triathlon Podium Finishes

Heather is a a Team GB triathlete having top 10 and podium finishes at European Championships. She also swam the English Channel aged 18!

The grueling demands of triathlon have always required an optimum fueling strategy from food and nutrition and Heather is excited to explore what optimum nutrition could be for her as she studies with The Health Sciences Academy Athlete program!

Kelvin Batey - BMX

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Kelvin

Competing: Great Britain (-2008), Ireland
Date of Birth: 9/5/1981
Honors: 2013 World Champion

Kelvin competed internationally for Great Britain until 2008 before he switched to compete for Ireland. He then went on to become World Champion in New Zealand in 2013.

 Kelvin has always had a keen interest in nutrition and its link to athletic performance. Follow his progress through the next stages of his BMX career as he takes on new knowledge with The Health Sciences Academy!

Theo Spalding - Judo

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Theo

Competing: Retired
Date of Birth: 21/7/1989
Honors: Commonwealth Games Gold Medal, European Bronze Medal, British Champion

Theo retired from Great Britain Judo in 2015 after a top career winning Gold medals at Commonwealth and World Cup level. He has also been British Champion 6 times!

Kate Haywood - Swimming

Joined The Health Sciences Athlete Team: January 2017

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About Kate

Competing:  Retired (2002 – 2012)
Website:www.straightlinefitness.co.uk
Date of Birth: 1/4/1987
Honors:  2006 Commonwealth Games Silver Medal, 2010 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal, 2008 Olympic Games Beijing.

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2003

Kate had an incredible international career with Olympic & Commonwealth Games success. Since then Kate established her own personal training enterprise and will look her use her new found knowledge in nutrition to help her clients reach their goals!

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As either a current or retired competitor of your sport, you know the importance of optimum nutrition for YOU! Lifestyle choice and knowledge are key to being your best, and fueling mind and body with the right nutrition for training, competition and LIFE! Applications will re-open here for the opportunity to apply and become part of #THSAthlete Team later in 2017.