Terry Hughes

Terry Hughes
Sports Therapist, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Massage Therapist, Rehabilitative Exercise and Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Certified SomaTrainer (FFCP)
    • European Diploma of Animator in Sport, Health and Fitness Training
    • European Diploma of Monitor in Sport, Health and Fitness Training
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
    • Poliquin International Certification Program
    • Levels 1,2,3 & 4
  • CHEK Exercise Coach
    • Levels 1,2 and Golf Biomechanics
  • Certified Posturologist
    • Level 1,2,3 & 4 with Posturepro International Performance Program
  • Certified Muscle Activation Technique
    • Upper Limb, Lower Limb, Trunk and Spine
  • Certified in Advanced Kinanthopometry
  • Certified Trigenics Trainer
  • Premier Diploma in Fitness Training and Sports Massage Therapy
  • London School of Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy BTEC Level 5
  • Certified in GP Exercise Referral
  • OCR Level 2 Matt Based Pilates
  • Rugby Performance and Conditioning
    • Injury Prevention, Speed and Rehabilitation
  • Gynastic Athletes
  • Jiu-Jitsu Athletes
  • Fascia and its dsyfunctions
  • Sporting Injury From Repetitive Strain

Clinical Biography

Terry is a native Bathonian. He comes to us boasting a very long and distinguished career as a Health and Performance coach.

The early dream, like many growing up in Bath, was to pursue a career in rugby, this was true upon leaving school and training with Bath as a development player (nowadays called an Academy player).

With a passion for training and spending many long hours in the gym, Terry decided to qualify as a trainer completing a course in Personal Training, Sports Massage and Therapy.

A move with rugby took Terry to Manchester where he played rugby semi-professionally and managed a gym. It was here Terry says he encountered probably one of the biggest influences on his career. Asked to open up the gym early one morning and supervise a group who were using the dance studio, he was happy to see the All Blacks arrive, New Zealand’s international rugby team. They went on in to use the studio for a Pilates session, Terry joined them, sandwiched on a mat between All Black great Jonah Lomu and Zinzan Brooke – he hasn’t looked back since. Terry formed a mentoring relationship with members of the training team and in a quest for further knowledge, Terry then travelled far and wide to learn more.

Returning to Bath, setting up classes and private sessions at numerous venues, continuing his professional development, he specialised at Performance and Strength coaching learning from the likes of Charles Poliquin and Paul Chek. At that time this necessitated bouncing backwards and forwards across the Atlantic to push the boundaries of his profession and learn from the best.

It wasn’t long before the importance of clinically applying exercises started achieving great results for his clients. Terry then studied Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy again and went on to add further tools to his treatment skill set with further educational courses and seminars into Posturology, Muscle Activation Technique, Trigenics. Fascinated by the body’s systems of stability and performance he then completed the Soma-Training program, learning directly from the renowned Osteopath Dr Guy Voyer, a 4-5 year extensive diploma in Segmental Strengthening, Myofascial Stretching and Osteo-Articular decoaptation stretches (specialist exercises at creating space between each vertebrae and the joints of the body). Most recently Terry has become a Fascial Stretch Therapist to further increase his scope of care.

Terry has been involved with Rugby players, both professional and amateur, dancers, gymnasts, Jujitsu fighters, endurance and strength athletes and most importantly everyday health seeking athletes.

Here in Bath, London and Bicester, Terry has been involved in the setup and implementation of corporate health and wellness programs.

Terry is a proud father and family man, joking that work is his hobby and negotiating his 4 children’s very busy hectic schedules feels like his full-time job. You can find him at the gymnastics area, the dance studio, jujitsu mats, rugby fields and swimming pools and of course the treatment rooms of Fitness First hosted by Active Health.

He will be the first to say “it’s the small things done well and consistently that yield you the best results” asking “what can you do today that will support you to work, train and play better tomorrow?”

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