Our team

We offer the most comprehensive and effective training in the City, our talented and trained coaches, almost daily interaction and a multi disciplined team can help you hit you seasons goals. We are the one stop shop for Cycling and Triathlon training.

Stefanie Mills

Stefanie Mills

Manager & Head Biomechanics Coach and Bike Fitter

Stefanie has a Masters in Sports Biomechanics from Liverpool John Moores’ University having previously graduated with a B.Sc (HONS) in Sport and Exercise Science from Strathclyde University.

Stefanie is passionate about movement analysis and is a professional bike fitter. Stefanie trained with international Master Bike Fitter Tony Corke, at his World Class Professional Bike Fitting training school. She is a member of the International Bike Fitting Institute and an accredited level 2 fitter.

Stefanie has previously worked with England Hockey, Chelsea Ladies FC, the Northern Ireland Football Association and England Basketball in sports science support. She has also worked with top sports brands Reebok and Puma in biomechanical research of footwear development.

Greatest sporting achievement

Selected for Ulster rugby U19 development squad.

Attaining Level 2 RYA National powerboat certificate

Marc Dendy Sadler

Marc Dendy Sadler

Assistant Manager and Operations Lead

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Rob Foster

Rob Foster

Assistant Manager and Marketing Lead

Rob is a cycling and endurance coach, who also rides and runs competitively.

With a BSc (h) in Applied Sports Science, specialising in endurance economy, he has over 5 years experience in personalised coaching and 15 years experience competing in various disciplines. Rob’s wealth of knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm allows him to support everyone, from new starters to seasoned pros, enabling them to achieve and smash their personal targets.

Rob’s work as an independent Endurance Coach, Athletics Coach and Level 3 Personal Trainer has given him the tools and experience to prepare athlete for a single sportive or a season’s worth of racing.

Rob will provide an individual personalised and achievable training plan that will help you prepare for and then go beyond your goals.

Team/club

Barnesbury Cycling Club
Tynedale athletics

Coaching qualifications

BSc (h) Sports Science
Level 3 Personal Trainer
UK Athletics Coaching Assistant
Working towards British cycling coach level 2

Greatest sporting achievement

1st pair in Endurun 24
Representing North East in national Cross country finals

Tom Shanney

Tom Shanney

Head Cycling Coach

Tom has an extensive background in endurance performance and sport starting with long and middle distance track and cross country running competing at a regional standard. To now in recent years being a regular competitive time trial, road and crit racer.

Toms qualifications include a BSc hons in Sport and exercise Science, specialising in exercise physiology and a MSc in Sport science and exercise physiology. During and post his academic work Tom has gained significant experience in coaching and working in the sport performance industry, from sport science roles in professional football clubs to working in various studies and trials in published scientific journals heavily focused around cycling performance. The last year Tom has spent as a cycling coach here at Athlete Lab. .

Whether it is endurance events, racing or simply to increase your fitness levels , Toms aim is to support you and help push you past your limits. With structured, targeted training guidance whilst still making it enjoyable to help you reach your personal goals.

Alper Musaoglu

Alper Musaoglu

Marketing Assistant

Alper grew up in a family of Olympic athletes. He followed his fathers footsteps and stepped onto wrestling mat when he was 12. He was the 60kg Turkish National Champion which he continued competing in Bulgaria and in New York with a scholarship. During ten years in sports, he won national titles, international tournaments and represented Turkish National Team.

After his graduation from Ege university with a bachelor degree in Physical Education and Sports, he helped some of the best athletes in wrestling to push their limit in World Championships and Olympics. Currently he is studying his Sport Management and Marketing MSc in Birkbeck, Universtiy of London and working as a Marketing assistant in the Athlete Lab.

Zack Cooper

Zack Cooper

Triathlon Coach

Whether you’re stepping up to triathlon or a seasoned age-grouper, our triathlon coach, Zack is capable of steering you towards your goals however far out they might seem.

A hard-working triathlete himself, Zack is currently training towards obtaining his professional license. After discovering triathlon whilst on a year abroad in Australia, Zack was surrounded by some of Australia‘s best triathletes and coaches including his mentor, Peter Clifford, an International Triathlete Union Development Coach. With Zack’s passion for triathlon and his pursuit towards high performance, he has the experience and knowledge necessary to help every athlete at the lab towards their goals. A great believer in communication as a fundamental part of every athlete-coach relationship, Zack’s basic philosophy is enabling each individual to reach their full potential.

Aerobic fitness, Strength, Technique, Resilience, Consistency, Communication... These are just some of the raw materials that Zack endeavours to develop with each of his athletes, helping you to become an all round better athlete.

Glen Harris

Glen Harris

Head Bike Mechanic and Cycling Coach

Glen is a mechanic with 14 years experience throughout several different major bicycle retailers and is a level 2 Cytech qualification.,He is also certified in Brompton and Bosch E-bikes mechanic. He has worked on many trips both in the UK and abroad as a mechanic, part of a support crew for large charity events and organised rides.

Glen is a passionate cyclist who rides a wide variety of different disciplines. Starting out in 4X racing on a mountain bike at the age of 14 and progressing onto both Freestyle BMX riding and longer distance road cycling. He has travelled around the world riding both his BMX and Road bike.

Glen is a qualified and well experienced mechanic who has been working within the bike industry since the age of 15 and has a Level 2 Cytech qualification. He is experienced with all areas of bicycle mechanics, ranging from Hydraulic brakes to wheel building, and everything in between. He has experience working with Shimano, Sram and Campagnolo electronic gear systems. His previous work placements include Evans Cycles and Cycle Republic as the Head Mechanic and Workshop manager.
He has travelled around much of the UK and abroad working as part of a support crew and as a support mechanic on several major charity rides, including the Dallaglio Cycle Slam and the Virgin Strive Challenge.

Glen is a passionate cyclist who started riding at the age of 14, racing 4X mountain bike, which then evolved into Dirt Jumping and BMX freestyle. He has since moved into road and fixed gear riding whilst continuing BMX freestyle as much as possible in his spare time.

Glen will work on maintaining the bikes within the Lab to ensure they run at a consistently high standard and advise on any mechanical issues you may have on your own, so if you have any questions feel free to fire away.

Qualifications

 

Cytech Level 1 & 2
Bosch Electronic Certification
Brompton mechanical training

 

 

Mechanical Support Events

Dallaglio Cycle Slam
Virgin Strive Challenge
Cavendish Rise Above Sportive
London RideTheNight
The BMC London to Lille
The BMC Kew Primary School London to Bruges
The BMC Henley to Paris 24hour
The BMC London To Luxembourg
Simon Carty

Simon Carty

Head Exercise Physiologist

Simon has worked as a health focused strength and conditioning coach in the City of London since 2010. He is currently engaged in Olympic Weightlifting training as part of his rehabilitation following a bicep rupture injury and looks to take this sport further. In 2011 Simon was selected for the Great Britain Junior Bobsleigh team through the Pitch2Podium talent transfer scheme. He competed in several competitions around the globe.

Before graduating from Loughborough University with a bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Simon played Rugby Union to a high level, including England Counties representation and trials for Under 16s England selection alongside Leicester Tigers.

Simon is aspirational for his clients and sensitive to their needs regarding the health challenges they face. His passion for health and fitness combined with his knowledge of the key principles has enabled him to develop his unique training programme.

Simon’s approach integrates physiology, nutrition, biochemistry and psychology, while his own experience of the challenges of injury and setback have given him insight and empathy for all who train with him.

Simon’s passion for life makes training with him an energising and uplifting experience.

Qualifications

BSc Sport and Exercise Science Loughborough University

Greatest Sporting Achievement

England Counties Rugby
Leicester Tigers Rugby Academy
Great British Bobsleigh
Dr Debbie Coughiln

Dr Debbie Coughiln

Sports Nutritionist

Debbie has a MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition (with Distinction) from St Mary’s University (London) and a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. She is a member of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and an ISAK Level 2 Anthropometrist.

Having built a successful career in Investment Banking, Debbie followed her passion for helping athletes achieve their goals by focusing on Sports Nutrition. Debbie specialises in nutrition for endurance athletes – cyclists, triathletes and runners, but has worked with many different sports including England Hockey.

Come and meet the team!