The SPortsTest Team

SportsTest is a dedicated human performance centre for athletes of all levels and abilities. We believe in a team approach, with a range of professionals and experience on hand to deliver the ultimate in
personalised fitness and training.

Sports Physiologist

Dr Garry Palmer

Founder of SportsTest, Garry has been studying sports science for over 30 years. During his career, he has worked with many elite athletes who have gone on to perform on the world stage.
With a PhD in Sports Science from Cape Town studying under Tim Noakes, Garry went on to be a professor at Kingston University, researching the effects of cycle training and running. where he taught students such as Olympians Gail Emms and Matthew Kidd.
Garry has also worked with the South African Triathlete Squad, training and advising them prior to the Sydney Olympics, the Jordan Formula 1 team and travelled as exercise physiologist for the English karate team at the European and World Championships.
Since 2003 Garry has been working alongside runners, cyclists, and triathletes. He founded SportsTest along his own philosophy towards training. “At the end of the day, it’s not about pushing someone harder.
It’s about understanding what makes them tick, why they’re training, why they aren’t training, and keeping them performing all the way through. Because you don’t just coach the engine, you coach the whole person.”

Author

Running: From Middle Distance to Marathon (Elite Performance)
Cycling: Successful Sportives (Elite Performance)

Qualifications

PhD in Sports Science
Accreditation from the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences
Fellowship by the American College of Sports Medicine

Garry Palmer racing Triathlon for GBR
Dr Garry Palmer

Swim Coach

Bret Bassett

An experienced swimmer, Bret has a background in competitive swimming and triathlons at national and
international levels.

Bret has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching from Leeds Metropolitan University and 8 years of coaching, including time spent at the prestigious swim programme at Mount Kelly College, Devon.

He currently races middle distance triathlon, having previously trained and raced internationally as an elite athlete under Brett Sutton’s triathlon team Trisutto.
As a swimmer since childhood, Brett is a big believer that the correct technique is invaluable to optimising performance.

Dr James Gill

Sports health and wellbeing

Dr James Gill

Dr James Gill is a full-time GP and lecturer at Warwick Medical School. His specialist interest is in sports, preventative medicine and wellbeing, and he is passionate about the importance of clinical skills, including the subtle detail found with proper examination of the human body.

Working in collaboration with Travel Klinix, James aims to maximise the wellbeing of amateur athletes and support individuals who want to achieve higher levels of performance.
He is a keen cyclist, runner and adventurer.

His work has taken him to Africa, South American and the Everest Base Camp in the pursuit of furthering his knowledge and improving the health and fitness of both himself and his patients.

Swim Coach

Amaro Viloria

Amaro is a specialist swim coach with 40years experience in competing and coaching in his home nation Venezuela, and the UK. Competing at national level in Venezuela in 1500m freestyle and open water 5k, 10k and 25k, he has a vast range of knowledge in different environments. Working with people from first time Triathletes to seasoned swimmers, Amaro uses in-depth technical analysis to improve every swimmer and take them to the next level. 

Amaro Viloria Sportstest Swim Coach
Jack Hinks Sportstest Sports Therapist

Sports Therapist

Jack Hinks

A qualified sports therapist, Jack trained at University College Birmingham, gaining experience at Rushall Olympic Football Club. Since 2017 he has specialised in injury assessment and prevention, soft tissue massage and rehabilitation, and has worked in a multi-disciplinary team working on the care of chronic conditions.
An active footballer and sportsman, Jack has also provided post event injury treatment as a volunteer at the London Marathon, UK National Jiu-Jitsu Championships and Deloitte Ride Across Britain.