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Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer.

Michael Dickinson MSc,

Specialisms

Sports Specific conditioning, Rehabilitation (especially shoulder/rotator cuff injury’s), Hypertrophy, Strength and Conditioning

My Background

Having always been interested in sport, playing plenty myself this naturally led to an interest in health and fitness. 

Through studying sport science at UCLan I gained a knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, physiology that I wanted to be able to apply to fitness.  During this time I worked with strength and conditioning coaches at Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club.

Since then I have worked as a personal trainer and gym instructor in Preston.  I then went on to study for my Masters degree at Loughborough University, where I specialised further into the biomechanics of injuries.  Whilst studying at Loughborough I worked with some of their S&C coaches and the swim teams, some of which went on to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Time With Fitness Experience

Since starting at FX I have worked with over a range of clients from injury rehabilitation and general fitness,

Some of my biggest achievements with clients come in the form of rehabilitation. One of which being told surgery was the only option to getting her back running in just 4 months.

Being able to work between a diverse group of clients has been extremely rewarding and I look forward to more challenges coming my way.

Qualifications

  • MSc (with distinction) in Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health (Loughborough, 2018)
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer (2016)
  • BSc Sport and Exercise Science (UCLan, 2014)

Josh is an amazing trainer, his unique style truly pushes you to achieve your goals! I have lifted weights I would never have thought possible and am fitter than I have ever been! He has the patience of saint and has worked hard to educate and encourage me with my diet plan #fussyeater !

Fi Comberbatch

Josh is an absolute legend when it comes to training. As someone who has never had much discipline, he's stuck me on the straight and narrow and put up with me being a soft sod at times. Workouts with Josh are enjoyable - even leg day! - and he's fantastic at getting the best out of people and I cannot recommend him enough!

Andrew Greaves

Josh has been my personal trainer for over 2 years. He always pushes me to my limits and together with a personalised nutrition plan we have reached my set goals

Lindsay Wilkins

Overall I cannot praise Josh and all the team at Fitness Experience enough all the staff are very friendly and helpful and create an environment where you can ask the silly questions without being judged or be made to feel inadequate. Josh’s knowledge and PT skills have been invaluable in helping me to achieve my goals and I will continue to train there to make sure I’m always pushing myself to achieving the best results I can.

Joe Crawford
North West 4x Regional Boxing Champion

I came to Fitness Experience to enhance my performance before moving away to university in America. I wanted to achieve an optimal level of performance as I would be competing regularly in the states. I was very eager to start as member of my family already attended Fitness Experience. I saw Josh for my consultation and found the information given very useful. I decided to work with Josh because I believed this was the best approach to achieving my goals.

Kerry Holding
NCAA D2 Swimming, Carson Newman

My background is fell running and I have done this for many years I have always maintained a pretty good standard but never doing anything with my diet or cross training my results had plateaued and I was unhappy with how I looked and felt. On hearing about the Team at Fitness Experience I went down and explained my goals thoroughly with Josh my PT who helped me understand what I wanted to get out of the training and how best to go about it in a way I could understand to help me achieve my goals in the long run.

Ben Frechette
Regional Level Competitive Fell Runner

The stages of training were set out perfectly for me to aim at with clear guidance on nutrition when and what to train and what and when to do it, it started with 3 sessions a week with Josh in the gym and a further 2-3 sessions to do by myself but every time I was learning more about how my body works and week on week I was seeing results. I won’t lie sometimes it was a struggle but knowing you have someone with you to guide you and show you how to do things properly keeps you focused on your goals.

Ben Frechette
Regional Level Competitive Fell Runner

Josh helped me to get back in shape after a serious knee injury, allowing me to finish my season strong in preparation to start my Soccer Scholarship

Grace Bullock
NCAA D1 Soccer Player, Georgia Gwinnett

My initial reason for joining Fitness Experience was well being. I was struggling with training and general well being and I very quickly felt at home. The expertise, time and care shown by all the staff but particularly Josh has been outstanding. The personal in personal training is the key. They get to know and support you the person not just your goals. They take an holistic approach to training which is refreshing. The exercise and nutrition plans are specific to you and not a one size fits all. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather go to train - FX care and that really is personal training in my book.

Fiona Clark
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