15 Jan Nick Grantham
Nick Grantham is a specialist in athletic preparation and has a wealth of knowledge in the physical preparation and injury rehabilitation of high performance athletes.
Nick’s first job was as head of sport science for British Gymnastics at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre. In 2001, Nick moved from gymnastics to England Netball, to work in one of the first full-time strength and conditioning roles in high-performance UK sport. Two years later, he became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport, leading its West Midlands team across three sites.
Travelling extensively in support of teams at major championships and on international tours, Nick has gained unrivalled access to leading high-performance facilities around the world, including: New Zealand Rugby, England Rugby, Wales Rugby, Manchester City, the US Olympic Training Centre, UFC High Performance Centre and even the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.
Leaving the English Institute of Sport in 2007, Nick established himself as a Performance Enhancement Specialist working with the Chinese National Football team, the RFU, Great Britain’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Championship and Premiership football teams. Nick has worked with athletes who have competed at four Olympics and has a Performance Consultant for Nike.
A sought-after expert on strength and conditioning, Nick has featured in leading publications such as: Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness. Nick is a best selling author and his first book, You’re Hired: an insiders guide to becoming a strength and conditioning coach, tackles the biggest problem faced by aspiring strength and conditioning coaches, breaking into the profession and forging a successful career.
As an international speaker on the physical preparation of elite athletes, Nick has also delivered workshops for the Football Association, British Olympic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association and Australian Strength and Conditioning Association.