Founder Tom Bliss is a former professional rugby player whose passion for health, fitness and performance led him to embark on a journey into personal training. His ferocious work ethic and stand out qualities quickly earned the respect of others in the industry, enabling him to build up a substantially large client base. Since starting out Tom has been published in Mens Health numerous times, launched an online coaching & programming platform - the Movement Blueprint, and more recently has started working at one of London's top Crossfit Boxes - Whatever It Takes.
Tom was born in New York to English parents but moved and grew up in the UK, where he attended Epsom College and became the captain of rugby in 2010. Upon finishing, Tom went to Loughborough University, the pre-eminent University in the UK known for its sporting prowess and achievements, and successfully achieved a 2:1 in Business Management whilst also playing for the University side in BUCS & National League One.
At the culmination of his degree at Loughborough University in 2014, Tom was contracted to English Premiership side Wasps debuting for the senior side off the bench in a premiership game against London Welsh in November 2014. He also represented the club in the European & LV Cup and was loaned out to Ealing Trailfinders RFC for the later part of his contract.
During his time at Loughborough, Tom was selected to play for USA U20s in the 2013 IRB Junior World Cup in France where he captained the side throughout the tournament. In 2016 he was selected to represent the USA Eagles during the inaugural Americas Rugby Cup achieving his first senior cap vs Chile in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In March 2016 Tom left Wasps to join inaugural Pro league side San Diego in the USA.
Tom's passion for health and fitness started long ago after his very first gym induction at senior school Epsom College. Having immersed himself in numerous high performance environments over the years Tom managed to amass a wealth of knowledge on training, nutrition and psychology applications and always relishes the opportunity to take his expertise & apply it to the field of personal training & sports performance. He delivers bespoke services to an ever growing client base at Gymbox Farringdon as well as coaching at a Crossfit Box in St Pauls - Whatever It Takes.
More recently he's co-founded an online coaching and programming platform - The Movement Blueprint where he delivers monthly programming to a growing online community. With his business partner, Harvey Lawton, plans are in place to move into more Corporate Health and Well-being to deliver a series of workshops and seminars aimed at improving employee welfare through re-shapping popular thoughts, beliefs and movement patterns.
To provide an exceptionally high coaching experience tailored to your every need & want, helping you achieve your highest performance to date. With a holistic approach to training, each session & program will be built from the bottom up, assessing your movement mechanics and performance capabilities, before delivering a completely bespoke service to you.
To re-engineer the populations movement mechanics and to broaden peoples understanding of movement and mobility. Unfortunately, with the demands of the modern world, we don't fulfil our ancestry instincts of running, jumping & lifting which leave many of us immobile and in pain. I wish to mitigate this risk by educating & broadening outlooks. Being at the forefront of this is the ultimate goal.
What Tom's Achieved
- Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) from Loughborough University in 2014
- Professional Rugby player at London Wasps (2014-2016) debuting in the Aviva Premiership against London Welsh
- Professional rugby player at Ealing Trailfinders (2015)
- Capped USA International v Chile (Americas Rugby Championship 2016
- Loughborough University 1st XV (playing in the national leagues)
- Epsom College 1st XV captain (2011)
- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
- L3 qualified Personal Trainer
- Crossfit L1 Coach
- Animal Flow Certified
- Current Coach at Whatever It Takes
- Contributor to Men's Health
- L2 qualified in coaching Strength & Conditioning for Sport (RFU)
- L2 qualified rugby coach. Previous head coach of the Cobham U13 & 14's