He specialises in therapeutic exercise for clients living with heart conditions such as following a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, heart failure or after cardiac procedures such as coronary intervention (angioplasty with/without stenting), coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), ICD or pacemaker implant. This enables his clients to exercise safely and effectively with confidence that the exercise regime is tailored specifically for them.
In his private work Steve is the lead Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Health at Heart Consultancy where he delivers health assessments, and individually tailored supervised exercise training his clients, and health education and training to other health professionals, companies and the community on a variety of health and well-being topics.
Steve also provides clinical supervision, academic placements and training to fellow health professionals, medical students, university students and those undertaking their British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) Phase 4 exercise instructor training.
Fundamental to Steve’s approach, is ensuring that he translates often complex medical/health information to his clients in the most appropriate way, so they can practically apply this to their everyday lives.
Current Additional Posts
Steve also works for the NHS as service Lead for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service at Good Hope Hospital (University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust). He is part-time lecturer at Coventry University where he teaches at both Undergraduate and Post Graduate level on topics such as Exercise for Special Populations, Clinical Exercise testing and Prescription and Public Health. He has also delivered a number of visiting and guest lectures for the University of Wolverhampton, University of Westminster and the University of Worcester.
Qualifications & Memberships
- MSc Cardiovascular Rehabilitation (with Distinction)
- BSc (Hons) Sports Studies & Exercise Science
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education – Teaching and Learning in Health &
- BACPR qualified Exercise Instructor (REPS Level 4)
- Fully qualified Personal Trainer (REPS Level 3)
- Immediate Life Support Certificate (Resuscitation Council UK)
- Member of Fitness Professionals (since 2001)
- Member of the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)
I enjoy keeping active thorough running, participating in fitness bootcamp sessions and going to the gym. My greatest achievement was completing the Berlin Marathon in 2014 with the amazing atmosphere and support of the crowd it was a day I’ll never forget! Although, sometimes just getting outdoors and going for a walk with my wife can be the best way to blow off the cobwebs, clear the head and relax.
I understand that not everyone has been active recently or regularly, that people may have had a bad experience or don’t enjoy exercise. I aim to work together with clients at their pace, whilst making physical activity fun and build confidence and a sense that lifestyle changes are achievable. Whether you are a serious exerciser struggling to return to your peak, or someone who needs to focus on introducing small changes and exercise for the first time, I feel I can effectively and safely help you achieve your health, fitness and well-being goals.