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Name: Danny Bartlett

Location: Dubai

Summary of background: I come from an athletic/sporting background as a runner, boxer, football and rugby player. I started in the industry almost 20 years ago and have worked in almost all areas from lifeguard and gym instructor, to fitness manager and group exercise instructor.

Areas of specialty: Having finally settled in an education/presenter role for the last seven years, I now specialize in the training and development of instructors/trainers in both the group exercise and personal training areas of the industry.

What are you looking forward to most about your position: To taking ViPR to instructors and trainers around the world and showing them not only how effective Loaded Movement Training is, but how easy it is to use ViPR. Also to show how much freedom and fun trainers can have when using ViPR with their clients, and encouraging them to make the ‘complicated things simple’ for their clients and athletes.

See Danny in action with his favorite ViPR move:

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Name: Stephen Tongue

Location: UK

Summary of background: As a boy growing up, I was lucky because I always knew what I wanted to do. I have always wanted to be a fitness coach. My interest in fitness began at the age of 10 when I joined an amateur boxing club. I learnt a lot about how to discipline myself, how to push myself, how to maintain focus and, importantly, how to coach. I've now been coaching fitness since age 17 and it's been an amazing journey. I am passionate about functional movement and biomechanics, which is why I find ViPR such a useful and authentic tool. I've taken a lot of inspiration from the likes of Gary Gray and Michol Dalcourt, among others. One day, my hope is that, if I keep learning, I might be able to understand human movement and coach human movement as well as they both do. I've been training and coaching ViPR since Michol brought it to the UK and the learning has never stopped. Long may it continue.

Areas of specialty: I spend most of my time trying to learn about and practice functional biomechanics. I have a particular interest in bad backs as it's such a common problem here in the UK and I think healthy movement is a great solution.

What are you looking forward to most about your position: I'm really looking forward to continuing my ViPR education. There are so many great movement coaches out there, every time I teach a ViPR certification I'm inspired by people's ability to innovate and apply ViPR in ways that I've not experienced before. Imagination is the only limit, and when you get a group of like-minded individuals together, the ideas just flow, I love it.

See Stephen in action with his favorite ViPR moves: