Smarter Training, Superior Results
I’m a health & fitness coach dedicated to helping you rebuild your body so that you can achieve complete physical freedom!
I’ve been a coach for over 15 years and care deeply about how exercise can positively impact your life. Through my 1-1 coaching service and online programs, I’ve helped thousands of people to resolve chronic aches and pains and build stronger, fitter, healthier bodies.
Perhaps you’re here to see if I can help you do the same. If so, I’d like to share my story with you. It’s what shaped me as a coach and I hope that it inspires you to take back control of your health.
How I rebuilt my body
When I was 16, I tore the cartilage in my left knee and had 3 unsuccessful knee operations. My surgeon said these exact words to me: “you’ll just have to stop playing sports”. The only thing that got me through this difficult time, emotionally, was that I could still lift weights. So, I channeled all my energy into that. I trained 5-6 days per week and my goal was to get Jacked (no pun intended).
…and I did!
But it came at a significant cost. I had aches and pains, stiff joints and I was constantly drained of energy.
“It felt like I was sacrificing my health”
So I re-evaluated my fitness goals
I knew I wanted to look in shape, but I also wanted to be healthy and pain-free, fit and functional in my everyday life. So I set out to rebuild myself.
I learned from experts all over the world (I still do, to this day). This included sports massage and advanced soft tissue therapy, strength & conditioning courses and mentorships from leaders in the field of strength training, mobility, stability, lower back pain and more. You name it, I’ve probably done it.
As I gained knowledge, it helped me to understand why common approaches to fitness were flawed and why so many people (like me!) wind up injured and burned out.
I developed a fitness philosophy
A philosophy that put ‘health’ first and this meant restructuring my training in 3 key ways.
I ditched the gym bro split and started lifting in a more functional way to get stronger (and build muscle) across movements like squatting, lunging, hinging, pushing and pulling.
I added cardio to my routine to get fitter, improve my recovery and build up my VO2 Max.
I added mobility training to my routine to expand my range of motion and improve my joint health.
As a result of this far more ‘well-rounded’ and balanced approach to exercise, I cleared up all the aches and pains, I got a lot fitter and I got a lot stronger.
My motto became…
Smarter Training, Superior Results
Very recently, my rebuild story came full circle when I took on the toughest physical and mental challenge of my life: The S.A.S Fan Dance. A 24km ruck in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It is considered one of the toughest strength and endurance fitness tests in the U.K.
I won’t spoil the ending if you want to check it out, but It was a very emotional day because of what it meant to me. I was no longer defined by my injury. I had successfully rebuilt my body to a much higher standard than before.
“I felt a sense of complete physical freedom”
That brings me to YOU
It turns out, I’m not the only one who has struggled with joint injuries and feeling as though my health was on the decline. Through my coaching career, I have worked with clients all over the world who are struggling with similar issues and results have been life changing for many.
“I took up weight training under Jack age 49, and was struck immediately by his depth of knowledge and articulate attention to detail, which really set him apart from the mind boggling choice of trainers and fitness apps out there. His meticulous focus on form and balanced, progressive training programme has helped transform me physically (and mentally) quite quickly which is very satisfying at my age. I never feel sore after one of his sessions, just invigorated and stronger.”
“At 54, I’ve been told that I have the spine of a 74 year old, so my confidence in the gym was pretty low. I started working with Jack as I was impressed with his education level, his method and his attention to not only aesthetics, but most importantly, overall body mechanics. Almost a year into working with him, my confidence is back and I am training at a level I did not think was possible.”
“Jack possesses a combination of rare qualities that make him unique. Working with Jack has very quickly made me stronger, more resilient, and more confident (I mean those words in their truest, most holistic senses); for the first time, I can identify goals that align with my lifestyle and are grounded in my values. Jack sets the bar for what a coach can be. I am all the richer for the gifts he so freely shares and I am profoundly grateful.”
“At 55, I began to feel the punishing effects of years of running, especially on my knees. Luckily I found Jack which was the beginning of the end of aches and pains. Mobility truly helped me. Jack’s breathing and stretching techniques allowed me to achieve a steady state of cardio again and my legs became so much stronger with the combined weight training. Jack is a strong motivator and his intelligent approach to body mechanics helped me get to new fitness levels. I genuinely feel like I’m in my 30’s again!“
“At 49, I have become more interested in building my body in a healthy and sustainable way. I discovered Jack as he has a unique approach to fitness that combines mobility, cardio, weight training and diet. Almost one year into working together, Jack has had a huge impact on my health and fitness and I’m feeling stronger, fitter and healthier than ever.”
So, if this story resonates with you, I want you to know two things:
- You are not alone.
- You can do something about it.
Your body has an incredible capacity to recover and rebuild
You can get in the best shape of your life, right now, irrespective of your age. You can live the life you want and deserve, if you’re ready and willing to change. The key is to start training smarter, to give your body the exercise it needs to be healthy.
If you can balance a well-rounded approach to exercise with quality nutrition and purposeful recovery, you can have it all. You can look good, feel great and thrive in all aspects of your life.
Thank you so much for being here. I’m excited to connect with you and even more excited about your journey ahead.
Jack Hanrahan BSc
Educator. Strength Coach. Mobility Specialist
Qualification & Certifications
Strength & Conditioning
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education (Brunel University)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
- Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist (PPSC)
- EXOS™ Performance Specialist (EXOS)
- StrongFirst Barbell Instructor (Strongfirst)
- Poliquin International Certification Program – Level 1 & 2 (Poliquin Group)
- Functional Training Expert (FASTER Global)
- Onnit Academy Certification: Foundations (ONNIT)
- Certified Personal Trainer (Active IQ)
- Precision Nutrition certified coach
- Certified Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialist (Functional Anatomy Seminars)
- Certified Functional Range Assessment (FRA) Specialist (Functional Anatomy Seminars)
- Certified Kinstretch Practitioner (Functional Anatomy Seminars)
- Animal Flow Level 1 (Animal Flow)
Soft Tissue Therapy
- Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy – BTEC Level 5 (LSSM)
- Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist – Diploma (National Holistic Institute)
- Certified Functional Release (FR) Upper Limb Provider (Functional Anatomy Seminars)