Train Smart - Race Easy
Based in the Cotswolds The Endurance Department offers personalised coaching and support for all levels of fitness and sporting experience.
Drawing on an elite military, multi-sport and endurance background, Chris "Kit", The Endurance Department’s performance coach provides clients with a range of tailored coaching solutions both in person or online.
Personal Fitness Coaching – whether your goal is to run your first 5km without walking, complete an obstacle race, completely change your life through diet and exercise or complete an ultra-marathon.
Endurance Specific Training – whether you are looking to dip your toe into multi-sport with a novice event, take on an ultramarathon or are looking for coaching for an IRONMAN triathlon. As an accredited IRONMAN Certified Coach, we can provide tailored support to help you reach your goal.
WarriorFIT Functional Fitness group classes - combining strength & conditioning with aerobic endurance training, these sessions guarantee to get you fitter.
Trail running and cycling workshops from our base on the Cotswold escarpment including parts of the Cotswolds Way national trail and the Tour of Britain routes.
T.E.A.M Endurance Department allows all Endurance Department athletes and clients to benefit from exclusive offers and discounts from our select partners – from health screening to supplements, health foods, race & event entry and kit & equipment – T.E.A.M Endurance Department have their own Facebook & Strava group encouraging a sense of community, team spirit and support.
"From a size 20 to size 12, from couch surfing through Tough Mudder, half marathon, full marathon and next stop a mountain race, Chris and The Endurance Department have been a huge support all the way. Working with Chris remotely he has provided both training and nutrition plans specific to each goal and regular contact and support along the way has been invaluable.
Earlier this year I was on one of Chris's trail running workshops; what an amazing location, scenery and trails – it’s fair to say we were all pushed despite the ranging abilities among the group and all came away with invaluable information on technique, fuelling strategy and such. Amazing!"
Carly, changing her life one race at a time.
"Chris has helped me reach one of my personal goals this year and been so supportive and encouraging.
Chris provided me with a realistic achievable training plan taking into account my busy work/life.
Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and inspirational. Will continue to use the endurance department...now for the next challenge."
Hannah, club runner looking to reduce her 10k PB,
"The Endurance Department has provided me with relentless support and guidance lately and Chris has given me a 12 week plan of training and dietary help along with a fitness test using WattBikes at a local facility close to his base in the Cotswolds. The service I have been given has been outstanding and I couldn't recommend Chris enough if you're looking for the most awesome Personal Training in the local area.
Chloe, on a mission to beat a long-term eating disorder.
"Chris at the Endurance Department has provided me with great training and support. I am happy to recommend their services to anyone"
Andrew, getting fit for an MTB challenge.
“As an experienced ultra-runner, I thought I was fit and knew my stuff. Chris’ background, his experience of pushing himself physically and mentally in ways most of us could only image, combined with his refreshing approach to training and ability to coach and mentor has taught me invaluable lessons. No doubt working with and listening to Chris has made me a better runner and a fitter and stronger athlete.”
Alan, barrister training for the MDS.
"Since I started training with The Endurance Department my health, strength and overall fitness have come on leaps and bounds with an expert coach who has knowledge in all aspects of training. During my first training cycle I lost a healthy 11lb whilst upping my strength and fitness knocking 90 seconds off my 1km run this has had a massive impact on my performance as a rugby player. Top coach and very helpful."
John, ex Pro rugby player wanting to get back in the game.