Professional Fitness & Sports Performance Coaching:



With over 20 years experience training elite sports performers, polar adventurers, tactical athletes, Actors, Stunt performers, first time gym goers, young people and adventure sports participants,James offers exciting, goal orientated and professional Fitness Coaching & Training in the Tavistock, Plymouth and Dartmoor areas of Devon, as well as Online Programming & Coaching options through his Venture Beyond Brand.


James is a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer and has undertaken specialist training in Programming, Sports Psychology, Sports Injury Prevention and Strength & Conditioning for Sport and Adventure. James is a respected coach of leaders in sport and is a Member of the Foundation for Leadership in Sport.


His background as a sports performer and coach has included, Climbing, Judo, Boxing, MMA, Rugby, American Football, Triathalon, Mountain Biking, Paddlesports and Mountaineering.

 Check out Venture Beyond Fitness YouTube Channel for Daily workouts and other related content


121 Coaching


James offers 121 Personal Training that meets the needs and goals of his clients, whether that is aiming for a challenge, losing weight, optimising sports performance, building muscle, or just living a healthier lifestyle.


His sessions involve proven, scientific & evidence based methodologies and techniques, designed to maximise fitness across the domains of strength, endurance, speed, power, flexibility and stamina, ensuring clients make the gains they require, and ensuring that they are functionally fit for their goals, focused and having fun.


Training outdoors, or at our private facility in Yelverton, (Between Plymouth & Tavistock).


For Options & Prices Contact Us.

Small Group Coaching


Bootcamp style, small group coaching sessions for people who want to train with friends and family. Get a group together, have fun and spread the cost 


Sports Team and Professional Academy Development camps- Team building and Strength & Conditioning residentials, Outdoor fitness and Military style training camps.


Venture Beyond specialises in preparing Actors, Motion Capture & Stunt performers for the physical rigours of their jobs. From body transformation programmes to boot camps and pre- shoot preparation, we host professional intensive and imersive training camps in the heart of Dartmoor, Devon.


To discuss your requirements Contact Us. 

Online Coaching


Train anywhere, at home, on the road or globally.


James' Online Coaching options include Monthly or Weekly programming, Train Together Video Call Sessions, Catch up and mental performance calls.


Train for your goals in your own time, with specialist coaching imput.


To find out how Online Coaching can help you Contact Us.

Specialist Training


Due to James specialist knowledege of sports training and fitness methodologies he can offer specific and tailored training options- 


Sports Performance Training- for individual athletes looking to optimise their performance


Adventure Sports Conditioning- Prepare to improve your hill fitness, paddle for longer, climb harder routes.


Triathalon & Obstacle Race Training- Specific coaching and training for amature or professional athletes working to improve times and specific strength.


Adaptive Training- James has a history of training and working with people with a range of abilities, working to enhance and optimise their performance for a more functional life or to achieve their sporting goals


To discuss your specific Training needs Contact Us.



"I sought out James as I was looking to work on overall strength, improve my physique and lose a bit of weight.  It was a whole new approach for me as I am someone who traditionally attends HIIT type classes.

Learning how to lift weights, all the different types of lifts and pushing myself physically was a real education.  James clearly knows his stuff and was constantly, not only pushing me but educating me along the way. Overall, I would have no hesitation about recommending James and his approach.  This guy knows what he is doing. " Jez, 2021


" I trained with James for my first Spartan OCR race, his training was tough and challenging, but really prepared me for the rigours of the long course, I managed to complete all the obstacles and finish with a good time, beating my own expectations along the way!" Ed, OCR racer,2019.


"Trekking to the South Pole was hard enough, but James put me through my paces as part of the intensive training, his experience and knowledge, particularly his understanding of sports psychology and motivation, paid dividends on the ice!" Polar Athlete, 2008.


"James uses exercises and techniques that really challenged my older body, having trained for many years I thought that I had experienced plenty of fitness training but he managed to get me into the best condition of my life!" Mark (52) 2019


"I used James to help me train for a 24hr 3 Peaks Challenge event in 2017, in a short time he helped me get fitter, lose weight and feel stronger, I loved the outdoor elements. After this I used his online coaching to keep me on track and fit for life! Renee, 2017- Present


"Following a serious climbing accident in 2018 I was encouraged to find a Personal Trainer to help regain my specific fitness.James was recomended to me by a friend who knew his background. I worked with James to increase my strength and muscle endurance, he also helped prepare me mentally to climb again.He has a great coaching style and knowledge, his training enabled me to perform better, even winning a local competition after returning to the wall!" Eleanor, Climber 2018

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