John Hardy MSc

Founder of FASTER Health and Fitness in 2006, John had a mission to change the industry by using education as a platform to improve people’s lives.  With an emphasis on building education that is scientifically accurate, up to date, he also made it a focus to build programming that was accessible to all trainers.

FASTER has been built on community and this has lead to some fantastic success with trainers from FASTER now being successful in a range of jobs as wide as working in professional sports all the way through to running their own local studios. The trainers associated with FASTER spread globally, yet they stay together through private facebook groups and meet-ups.

John’s background is in coaching, and developing skill.  It is this bias that has helped him to develop programming not only for FASTER, but also for –

Escape Fitness – Core Momentum Trainer, Dumbbells and GRIPR

Premier Training International – Online Sales Training

TruFit – The TruFit Kit course

Fitness First – Advanced Functional Trainer

As well as this, John has presented for PTontheNet, Gray Institute, Fit Pro, ViPR, TRX and Virgin Active.

The following is a list of the work and education from John so far –

Education and Experience Education


BA Sports and Fitness Studies

MSc Sports Science – Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement

Vocational – Highlights

GAIN – Vern Gambetta’s Internship for Functional Sports Performance

GIFT – Gary Gray’s Internship for Functional Training (Fellow of Applied Functional Science)

Orthotic Reaction – Functional Orthotic Building Course

FAKTR-PM – Tool Assisted Myofascial Release and Taping

Fascial Manipulation Level 1 with Antonio Stecco

NASM – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer), PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist), SFS (Sports Fitness Specialist), IFS (Integrated Flexibility Specialist)

2002 NSCA – CSCS (Certified Strength Conditioning Coach)

2003 Reebok – 32 Screens; 5 Screens; Core Training

Annette Lang – Flexibility Training

FA coach Prelim FA coach UEFA B part 1

Courses Authored

Esporta Internal Personal Training Success Manual

Horizons Health Clubs Personal Training Success Manual

Premier Training International – Sales Training for Personal Trainers

FASTER Health and Fitness – All course

Fitness First – Advanced Functional Trainer

Escape Fitness – Dumbbell Training, GRIPR Training, Core Momentum Trainer Master Trainer, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Training

MFT – Introduction guide for new Licensee’s and trainers

TruFit – Instructor Training online

Active4Less – Intern Training System

Publication History

2006 – 2007 – Reps Magazine for Premier Training

2008 – Fit Pro Magazine

2012 – Multiple Articles for UltraFit Presenter History

2000 – 2001 – David Lloyd Monthly Management Fitness Manager Presentations

2001 – 2002 – Esporta Health and Fitness – Personal Training Management Course Presenter 2003 – 2004 – Star Trac Install Presenter/ Tutor

2004 – 2007 – Premier Training International – Local and National Presenter to Health Club Chains presenting for the Register of Exercise Professionals UK, Leisure Industry Week, Virgin Active and PTontheNet

2009 – Fit Pro (UK Convention 3 Talks)

2009 – Chain Reaction (Guest Speaker) Chicago

2010 – Fit Pro (UK Convention 1 Talk)

2011 – Guest Speaker for the Fitness First National Convention (1200 attendees)

2011 – Fit Pro (UK Convention 3 Talks)

2011 – Escape Fitness Product Workshops (UK Fit Pro, UK Leisure Industry Week)

2011 – Gray Institute Presenter for the GIFT Program Michigan 2011 – Gray Institute Presenter for the Functional Training Convention Chicago

2012 – FASTER Convention Launch

2012 – Fitness First national Course Launch (AFT my course)

2013 – International fitness business convention online (from Australia)

2013 – FASTER Convention 2

2014 – GRIPR / CMT Launch with Escape (my courses)

2015 – Crunch course roll out (my course CMT)

Career History

Multi Sports Coach Football Coach – including kids, teams, in the UK and in the US

Fitness Trainer Personal Trainer – Including two belt holding boxers and two international Netball Athletes

Fitness Manager

General Manager – Training two England water polo players

Lecturer in Personal Training – Training a Cage Fighter Business and Course Development – Premier Training International Founder and MD of FASTER – Training 4 professional footballers, a professional football team, consultant to a top England youth golfer and trainer, a professional rugby player and presenting with Gary Gray, for Fit Pro, for PTN and as one of the invited guest presenters on the Fitness First conference. Also training Royalty, A’list celebrities, Premiership and Professional Footballers and running three studios.

Consultant and Contributor to PTontheNet

Consultant to Escape Fitness on Product development and course content

TruFit Content Provider

Military Fitness Training – Consultant on license development, content and management