Having launched the 'Reach' fitness brand in 2005, Richard now lives in London & opened his unique qym concept 'Reach Fitness London' in November 2011. Richard has a national and international client base. Including professional athletes & sports teams as well as a private personal training client list that includes musicians, actors, managing directors of global companies and models.
Richard cut his teeth working for Reebok UK on the Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC and UK Athletics team contracts. He also played an integral role in managing Reebok's individually endorsed athletes.
He is now the 'Strength & Conditioning Coach' for UFC Fighter Jimi 'Posterboy' Manuwa and is also well known for his past work as a 'Conditioning Consultant' for England rugby player James Haskell. In the build up to London 2012 Richard worked with the GB Beach Volleyball Team Jody Gooding & Gregg Weaver on their journey towards the Olympics. More recently, Richard worked with England Rugby international Paul Doran Jones to bring him back from injury and into the 2014 Premiership season.
With his vast experience in the industry, degree from Loughborough University and elite sports background, Richard and thus Reach have fast become the 'go to' name for those who want results, with his gym expanding in size twice within it's year of opening and now stading at over 4,000 sq feet with over 350 clients training with Rich and his team.
Richard is a brand for Maximuscle & Maxiraw, appearing as one of the 3 trainers on the Maximuscle 'Protein Project' in 2013. You may have also spotted Richard on Sky TV appearing on various fitness shows on 'The Active Channel' and MTV's 'Made' Show.
Richard is also a brand ambassador for Under Armour & Vita Coco.
As well as being the driving force behind Reach, Richard also writes for many of the leading health & fitness publications, appearing in titles such as 'Men's Fitness Magazine', 'Women's Fitness Magazine', 'Ultra Fit', 'Fitness for Women' & a 7 month string of articles in 2013 in the worldwide 'Muscle & Fitness.' Richard has also featured as a health and fitness expert on a number of national radio shows over recent years. You can see Richard's media coverage here.
"I have a searing passion for what I do. My aim is to pass this passion and my knowledge on to all my clients. Above all I try to understand each client, but the real trick is to make hard work seem fun!"
You can contact Richard via his email: Richard@r4reach.com & follow him on Twitter @RichTidmarshTweets by @RichTidmarsh