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Bio


Roland Kemp

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Bio


Roland Kemp

 

I have over 17 years experience within the fitness & events industry.

With some of my most significant qualifications being:

-       Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (UKSCA)

-        NLP Sports Practitioner

-       British Cycling –  road and time trial level 3 coach

-       British Cycling – track cycling level 3 coach

-       British Cycling –  bmx cycling level 2 coach

-       British Cycling –  power meter coach

-       British Triathlon –  level 2 coach

-       Training Peaks –  level 2 certified coach

-       Pilates Instructor

I regularly coach individuals and corporate groups in running, track cycling, road & time trial, swimming and triathlon.

Event consultancy I have worked on many high profile events include: Elite Championship Cycling Revolution Series, Pearl Izumi Cycling Tour Series, Sir Bradley Wiggins Hour Record, IShares Cup Extreme 40 sailing series. 

My specialist area is strength and conditioning training for all sports. I believe in a holistic approach to training to ensure strong foundations are in place to allow each individual to achieve their goal. This in turn is a key factor in injury prevention and recovery.

My personal achievements include being a member of the GBR Age group triathlon team (for which I was appointed captain) competing in both middle and long course of the European and Word Championships.  I apply the experience of being an athlete to my role as a coach, allowing me to develop bespoke training sessions that are targeted to your needs, correct imbalances and enable you to achieve your ambitions.

I have also worked on a number of films working with both cast & stunt team.To name just a few.

Jupiter Ascending, The Scorpion King, Van Helsing, Midhunters.

 

 

I run a number of corporate events and training camps in the French Alps, South Africa and the Middle East.

 

My Coaching Philosophy

I coach because I have an innate passion for sports and find fulfillment in assisting others succeed, to reach their full potential and to achieve their own person goals using the tools I put in place for their training journey. A personalized approach is paramount to the success of the athlete. A full understanding of a clients needs, desires and ambitions is fully explored by weighing up personal strengths and areas of development, abilities and potential. This information is then integrated into a bespoke periodised training plan with continual assessment. The training plan will also ensure that the work-life balance is addressed and monitored. As a coach I try to keep it fun, empowering the athlete with progressive and realistic attainable goals.

I coach for the individual, so there are times where I will be tailoring the methods I use to enable me to coach each client more effectively, there is no “one size fits all” training plan. Experience has shown me that by establishing a personal relationship with the client and ensuring communication lines are fluid at all times results in the most effective training and in turn greater success for the client. Establishing a relationship and gaining a full appreciation for how the athlete “ticks” is a key tool in my coaching strategy.

I believe my coaching style will be received by the greater percentage of people, however I appreciate that not every coaching relationship will work. There may be an occasion where there is no symmetry between the client and my coaching philosophy and either the client or Imay deem the relationship incompatible and therefore the training of the client will have no real success - I would deal with this situation in an honest manner with a face to face consultation addressing any imbalances in a potential working relationship.

My coaching style is continually fuelled by my own personal growth. Personal development is very important to me. I have a strong desire to constantly seek out new people, ideas, courses and research, building on my knowledge base, which in turn broadens the way in which I can successfully coach a client. Using newly acquired skills I am able to offer a more extensive range of coaching to my clients and in turn builds on my existing client base.

 
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Past Accolades


ACCOLADES
 

Past Accolades


ACCOLADES
 

Long Course Events

#Londonmontblanc  6 days Cycling 1073km August 2015

GBR Team World ITU Long Distance Triathlon Championships Motala Sweden June 2015

Alpe D'huez Long Distance Triathlon 2014

GBR Team (Captain) European Triathlon Championships Long Distance Vichy France September 2013

Malibu Canyon Run 25km Los Angeles  2011

Ironman Wales September 2011

Dubai Marathon 2007

Dubai Marathon 2006

New York Marathon 2004

 

Middle Distance Events

Costsworld Middle Distance UK August 2015

GBR Team European Triathlon Championships Middle Distance Rimini Italy May 2015  

GBR Team European Triathlon Championships Middle Distance Paguera Mallorca October 2014  

Costsworld Middle Distance UK August 2014

Costsworld Middle Distance UK June 2014

GBR Team European Triathlon Championships Middle Distance Spain May 2013  

Costsworld Middle Distance  UK June 2012

TriGrandPrix Middle Distance UK 2011

Cotsworld Classic Middle Distance August UK 2011

Lakes Middle Distance UK 2011 70.3 Antwerp Ironman  2010

70.3 Switzerland Ironman  2009

70.3 Exmoor Devon 2008

70.3 Monaco 2007

 

Sort Course Events

Hawridge Duathlon UK June 2017 (2nd overall 1.02.45:65) 00:15:11 - 00:00:26.75  - 00:29:51:75 - 00:00:21:40 - 00:15:40:25

Watford half marathon February 2017 01:28:4

Icknield Road Club 29km TT April 2015

Berkhamsted Sprint Triathlon 26th Apri 2015

Hemel Hempstead CC Open Hilly Time Trial  2015

Perranporth Extreme Surf Challenge Triathlon September 2014

Hawridge Duathlon UK June 2014

RAF Halton Sprint Tri UK April 2014

Icknield Road Club 29km TT April 2014

Hemel Hempstead CC Open Hilly Time Trial  March 2014

Dorny Lake Olympic triathlon Septmber 2013

Festival of sport  Cornwall Olympic Triathlon UK 2012

Hawridge Duathlon UK June 2013

RAF Halton Sprint Tri UK April 2012

Perranporth Extreme Surf Challenge Triathlon September 2009

River Dart Swim UK  7km  2009

Fahal Island Swim Oman 5 km 2008

Dubai Sprint Triathlon 2008

Abu Dhabi Olympic 2007

Dubai Olympic Triathlon 2007

Dubai Olympic Triathlon 2006

Dubai Sprint Triathlon 2006

Perranporth Surf Challenge Triathlon September 2005

London Richmond Park Duathlon 2005

London Triathlon Olympic  2005

London Triathlon Sprint 2004


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Fitness Testing


Do you gage your training on other peoples performance?

STOP!

KempFitness - Your stats, your data, your goals your performance, your successes

Fitness Testing


Do you gage your training on other peoples performance?

STOP!

KempFitness - Your stats, your data, your goals your performance, your successes

Fitness Testing & monitoring

At KempFitness we have ability to assess and monitor the following:

  • FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Carried out on your own bike in your own home or a location in Tring. The test is an effective method of predicting your Functional Threshold Power (FTP)- another common piece of terminology within the cycling world! Your FTP is defined as the wattage you can sustain over a one-hour effort.  
  • Body Fat Percentage
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Movement using video feedback

My knowledge includes how to rehabilitate people with:

  • Orthopedic diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis;
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and coronary heart disease (CHD);
  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes;
  • Pulmonary diseases such as asthma;
  • Exercise routines for raised cholesterol and obesity, and many other common conditions.

I am a strong believer in adapting the way we live to include daily exercise

 

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Ride Retreats


Train hard race easy

Ride Retreats


Train hard race easy

Kemp Fitness Ride / Triathlon Retreats 2016

We are exited about the upcoming Retreats in June - July we will be based in Les Gets, France.

Why not join us and we can arrange for a bespoke retreat, to suit your requirements, Swim-Bike & Run to your hearts content.

Below is an example itinerary: 

Chalet Les Chouettes

Route des Chavannes

Les Gets

France

The Chalet has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an open plan living area

and large outdoor terrace. The bedroom layout is one double ensuite, one

double, one twin, and bunk bed room.

Provisional itinerary

Option to arrive as early as Sunday 17th July for more opportunity to cycle

different routes.

Wednesday 20th : Arrival Day Welcome drinks & dinner

Thursday 21st : TDF Individual Time Trial Sallanches to Megève Option to ride

to start

Friday 22nd: TDF Albertville to Saint-Gervais-Mont Blanc Option to ride to

finish

Saturday 23rd : Megève to Morzine Option to ride to start and finish line only

8km from Chalet!

Sunday 24th : Morning ride, afternoon watching TDF Paris Champs-Élysées

BBQ & Drinks

Monday 25th Departure day

What's included; accommodation, breakfast and some pack lunches

• Support Vehicle on all days.

• Cycling tour leader

• wifi

• Post Tour daily highlights

Services at additional cost;

• Use of washing machine and dryer

• Massage

Bike hire

Cost £700 per person £750 with Transfers from Geneva

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Get on Track


Get on Track

KempFitness regularly coach Track riders from beginner though to GB performance pathway athletes. 

Get on Track


Get on Track

KempFitness regularly coach Track riders from beginner though to GB performance pathway athletes. 

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Events


EVENTS

Events


EVENTS

KempFitness has teamed up with 001sports.co.uk to offer you guaranteed entry to a number of great bespoke events this summer. 

Numbers are strictly limited on these events to ensure a personal experience KempFitness can get your a ride.

 

London - Roubaix   19th June 2016                                 265 km Distance                  2,349 m Elevation 

London - Mont Blanc 8th - 13th August 2016            1,065.8 km Distance                  11,644 m Elevation

Tour Du Mont Blanc 20th - 21st August 2016                329 km Distance                  8,222 m Elevation

For more information please visit 001sport.co.uk

KempFitness: Roland taking on the last day of London - Mont Blanc last year.

Ben  Ireland: letting out a breath after a long day...