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TRA Performance Education was created for one simple reason…

…to bring you access to the best education, coaching and speakers in the world of fitness, performance and sports science. What started out as a conversation between two academic-practitioners, soon became a wish-list of people who we’d want to see present at conferences, or would love to be able to share a stage with… then it hit us – Why travel when we could bring them to us?

The decision was made to begin organizing some bookings, and a few emails later we had our first influential speaker on-board. Picking up momentum rapidly, just a few days later we set up TRA Performance Education.

We want to bring you the biggest and best names in the world of health, fitness and performance. Our aim is to deliver high quality education across a broad range of topics, and to help coaches like you reach your full potential.

That’s what we’re all about.

Our Aim

Our aim is simple… to create a platform for the best educators, researchers and coaches from around the world to share their knowledge and experience with you, and others like you who share a passion for performance education.

Our Ethos

TRA Performance Education isn’t just about the fitness environment; it’s about giving you the tools and confidence to get the most out of yourself and your clients physically and mentally… whatever their goal.

Dr Paul Rimmer BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Throughout the course of his academic studies Paul has covered many areas related to sport science, including nutritional biochemistry, physiology, psychology, elements of physiotherapy and nutrition and exercise programming. His area of academic expertise is in biomechanics – in particular functional and clinical measures of strength and performance, which is what his PhD was involved in. Paul has also developed and delivered courses and seminars covering many aspects of health and fitness. He has developed a deep understanding of nutrition and human metabolism, which is the research area he is now considered to be most knowledgeable in. In his current professional capacity Paul provide science based health and fitness content and education for various businesses and individuals within the fitness industry. He is passionate about the need to educate people on evidence based nutritional practices, working as a consultant to many trainers and coaches around the world to help them develop their knowledge and provide better service to their clients.

Lee Bell BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc: Director

Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University 

Lee is a physiology and strength and conditioning lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. He is also a speaker and content writer, published in some of the most respected online platforms in the world. He’s currently pursuing a PhD looking at the link between overreaching/overtraining and strength-predominant sports. Lee is a published academic and professional writer and has delivered talks at a number of conferences including the COPA Growth medical conference in London and BodyPower UK. Lee is also involved in primary sport science research with other sport scientists across a number of institutions. He has lectured to hundreds of sport science students, personal trainers and coaches in his career so far, and has previously been master trainer at two global equipment suppliers. he is also  involved on a number of steering groups aimed at improving the way that fitness education is delivered in the UK.