Nick Grantham’s first job was as head of sport science for British Gymnastics at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre, the first private, non-university-based provider of sport science support for teams and athletes. An accredited Sport Scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Nick then gained the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification and became one of the first people in the UK to hold both qualifications.
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 and even the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.
Leaving the English Institute of Sport in 2007, Nick established himself as an independent 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. Globally, Nick has worked with athletes who have competed at four Olympics and is a Performance Consultant for Nike.
A sought-after expert on strength and conditioning, Nick Grantham has featured in leading publications such as: Mens Health, Mens Fitness. Nick is a published author and his latest book, The Strength and Conditioning Bible: How to Train Like an Athlete introduces the reader to performance based conditioning. As an international speaker on the physical preparation of elite athletes, Nick has delivered workshops for the Football Association, British Olympic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association.