Manchester Strength & Conditioning (incorporating CrossFit Manchester) – a superb strength & conditioning facility run by Mark Beck in Stockport.

The gym was the country’s first CrossFit affiliate and is now also a very successful BWL Olympic Weightlifting club. In summer of 2013, it became the very first Catalyst Athletics Olympic Weightlifting affiliate outside the USA.


I studied for my qualifications as a PT with Patrick Dale and James Conaghan at Solar Fitness in Paphos, Cyprus. Pat & Jim are incredibly well-qualified, highly experienced trainers and are, I think, the best in the business to learn from.


Since 1998, I have worked part-time as a tour leader in Japan, guiding historical and cultural tours, as well as hiking trips through the beautiful Kiso valley.

These tours are run by Japan Travelogue