The Kinetic Collective Podcast is built on connection. We provide serious (and some not so serious) topics with international strength coaches who Refuse Second Best in their careers and personal lives. Join host Mick Stierli on a journey through the lives and aspirations of some of your favorite coaches.
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Episode 15 // Chris Tombs
Chris Tombs has spent over 25 years working in performance sport and the corporate fitness industry, most notably in professional rugby in England, Wales and the United States, as well as working in professional cricket for two county cricket teams.
Chris is currently a performance specialist for PLAE in Europe, deploying the lessons learned in elite sport for those who Refuse Second Best.
Connect with Chris:
LinkedIn: Chris Tombs
Episode 14 // Jace Ferguson
Jace Ferguson is originally from Alberta, Canada, but now makes his home in Macao teaching and coaching at the International School of Macao.
Over the past 16 years, his driving focus has been to develop excellence in students, athletes, teachers and schools by challenging traditional practices with innovative approaches and methods.
He has earned his Master's of Science in Recreation and Sport Science with a concentration in the development of elite-level athletes through program development and planning. In every school and sports program that Jace has been involved in, this framework has been applied successfully to see incremental growth and improvement in student and athlete development and progress.
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Episode 13 // Ashley Jones
Ashley Jones has been involved in fitness and sports performance for more than 40 years. Jones has just completed his 30th preseason in professional sport and has worked across three professional sports (specifically in rugby) in four different continents throughout his career. He has held his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) since 1988 and was awarded the NSCA's Professional Coach of the Year in 2016.
Check out this week's episode to learn more about Ashley Jones.
Episode 12 // Zenia Wood
Zenia Wood is an exercise physiologist based in Brisbane, Australia. She is the founder of Swift Movement Academy, which prides itself on empowering individuals to self-manage their own injuries through movement education. Zenia specializes in exercise rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions to not only get people out of pain but get them back doing what they love better than before.
She also runs both educational and business mentorship programs to help foster the development of health professionals who are looking to better themselves as clinicians, coaches and business owners.
Connect with Zenia:
LinkedIn: Zenia Wood
Episode 11 // Kostas Chatzichristos
Kostas Chatzichristos is currently the Director of Performance at the Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow Basketball where he is responsible for player performance and rehabilitation. During his time with the team, he has led CKSA to two European Championships.
Previously, Kostas acted as a strength and conditioning specialist for elite basketball teams in Australia and the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Performance22Lab, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and performance center, located in his hometown Athens, Greece, specializing in training and treating athletes of all levels.
A frequent speaker at international and national educational events, Kostas has also authored numerous articles in fitness publications, produced educational products for coaches, consulted sports federations and select teams on player athletic development and is the acting Director of the newly founded Euroleague Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (ESCCA).
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Athens and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin.
Connect with Kostas:
LinkedIn: Kostas Chatzichristos
Episode 10 // Jacinta Mattingly
This week's guest is Jacinta Mattingly, the Head of Performance at Randwick Rugby Club. She started her career in the rugby space with the Australian Women’s 7s team, completed several internships and is now concurrently working as the National 7s Pathways Athletic Performance Coordinator. Outside of her rugby roles, Jacinta is a strength and conditioning coach at 4D Health and Performance, where she works with many talented athletes in various different sports, including track and field, judo, tennis and basketball. When she's not working, you can find her down on the beach - rain, hail or shine - swimming or surfing. Listen to learn more about Jacinta!
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