IN THE BEGINNING WE LEARN, WE PRACTICE AND THEN WE PASS IT ON
A Brief Overview:
Hello, first and foremost I would like to welcome you my name is Simon Merrett and I am the head strength and conditioning coach here at Primal Conquest. Born in the UK I have over ten years of experience and have been fortunate to have studied and received qualifications from some of the worlds most respected coaches. My previous clients include British athletes at beginner and national level, military, emergency services personnel, children, young adults and individuals looking for a unique and personalised training experience.
As a trainer, I am always looking to further develop my knowledge and understanding of how to better serve and train my clients more effectively. In my training career, I have always looked to attain my information from its source.
My development and study in the fitness field have included a wide range of training disciplines. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to train and coach in a number of subjects over the years of which have included; Combative training which I have over 20+ years of experience, bodyweight training, kettlebells, performance specific training, Speed-agility training, Olympic weightlifting, swimming, injury prevention, recovery and nutrition.
I currently hold a BSc Honour in Sports Science which I received at the University of Greenwich, and received my level 3 personal training diploma from Premier Training International. I am a qualified weightlifting instructor under Giles Greenwood an ex-commonwealth record holder, and to further deepen my knowledge I have attended numerous seminars and courses including strength and conditioning by DNA Sporting Performance at the University of Manchester, and Advanced Nutrition and business with Phil Learney one of the UK's leading trainers.
Spending time both in the UK and in the US I have been lucky to study under world-renowned strength and conditioning coaches. In 2009 I spent time in the states studying under Steve Maxwell where I received certification in his training system which included bodyweight training, kettlebells, mobility, program design and corrective breathing technique and breath control to enhance performance and recovery. In 2015 I travelled to Salt Lake City in Utah with the notorious Gym Jones where I received their Level 1 Fundamentals in training certification.
Being fortunate as a child to have very good swimming teachers of which included both my parents. I grew a love for the water growing up around scuba diving, having swimming lessons and visiting my local swimming pool on the weekends. Carrying this passion for the water, I become a qualified lifeguard at the age of 15 of which I am still qualified today. In 2017 I qualified under the Amiture swimming Association ASA and received my level 1 and 2 swimming teachers award.
My passion for health and fitness is strongly rooted within me. Over the years I have competed and taken part in various sports and activities. Some of which include Martial Arts, Rugby, Scuba Diving, Triathlon and multiple cross country and endurance events including The Three Peak Challenge, The Spartan Race, Nuts Challenge, Tough Guy.
My Aim As A Trainer:
As a trainer, I do not merely aim to provide my clients with the path to their goal, but look to teach them how to lay the bricks themselves so that they can continue on their conquest to a life of happiness and supreme health. So if you feel you are ready and that you are the right fit for us I look forward to hearing from you!
In strength and health.
Simon Merrett BSc
Owner and Head Coach at Primal Conquest
QUALIFICATIONS AND COURSES
BSc Honours Degree In Sports Science Degree
Level 3 Personal Training Deploma
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 1 Training Fundamentals
Greenwood Weightlifting Instructors
Fundamentals of Human Movement instructor
1st Dan Black Belt
Phil Learney A.C.A. Advanced Nutrition
Grow Stronger Experience
Strength and conditioning
ACA Advance Choaching Academy
Emergency First Aid at Work
Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
ASA Swimming Teacher Level 1
ASA Swimming Teacher Level 2
Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
University Of Greenwhich
Premier Training International
Advanced Coaching Academy Phil Learney
DNA Sports Performance At The University Of Machester
Health and Fitness Education (HFE)
Institute Of Swimming
Institute Of Swimming
Sports Coach Uk
UK Coaching/ Mind