Pac training LLP was incorporated on 24/11/2005 and is directed by Steve Backley OBE.
The mission statement of PAC training is:
To make a positive difference to all persons wanting to improve their sporting abilities or general health and fitness, and to give those who coach people in sport or fitness the means to make the difference.
PAC provides it services through an on-line community. We offer:
Fully interactive forums for coaches to exchange, share and discuss information on all aspects of training and sports preparation
A searchable video directory that houses hundreds of high-quality clips of training exercises performed with expert technique. Includes resistance training, agility training, medicine ball training, sprint training, rehabilitation training and much more.
Technical articles on all aspects off preparation for sport written by experts in sport
Physical training programmes written by Steve Backley
Physical training programmes written by renowned experts in the sports and fitness industries
Nutritional programmes that include healthy eating plans, recipes, guidelines on correct supplementation, and training and eating modules for specific goals like weight-loss and muscle mass gain.
Effective prehabilitation training plans to prevent injury and rehabilitation plans following injury
Training products that reflect the PAC philosophy on physical preparation for sport, health and general fitness.
PACtraining has the benefit of a staff base that involves individuals who have competed at and/or worked in the highest levels of sport. Our collective experience and knowledge means that we can offer an effective training service. It also means that we have the training wisdom to realise that no one person or company has all the answers. This is why we have created the PAC community to enable sharing of training methods and ideas. Whether you are a coach, athlete, or someone starting out to improved health or fitness, at PAC you can ask the questions that you want to ask, and find the solutions that make the difference to you.
Steve turned to the javelin after initially starting out in athletics as a cross-country and middle distance runner. 25 years later he's the four times European javelin champion and has won the Commonwealth Games three times. Steve is the first British athlete to have medalled at three consecutive Olympic Games. He has made the world top 10 every year since 1989 and on three occasions has been world number one.
After having retired from competitive sport, Steve now plays an integral role in coaching and mentoring athletes for UK-Athletics. As owner and director of PAC training LLP. Steve felt that it was time that he shared his unique perspective on physical preparation for sports with the general public. Having been coached by leading Eastern and Western European Coaches, his tried and tested routines offer an excellent amalgamation of a variety of coaching philosophies. Steve is responsible for the writing of all training programmes produced by PAC training.
Calvin worked for UK-Athletics (formerly the British Athletic Federation) from 1990-2002. During this time he progressed from being a part-time Sports Biomechanist to the position of Sport Science Manager, and finally held the position of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. During this period Calvin oversaw the fitness programmes of many Olympic athletes, including Steve Backley. From 2002 to the present, Calvin has worked solely with international rugby players with a major emphasis on speed, strength and power development. Calvin also has a Ph.D. in Sports Biomechanics, and was educated at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Of Calvin, Steve has said, "Calvin gained the respect of the sporting community over the past 15 years with his thorough understanding of all training principles. I found Calvin an invaluable source of knowledge and training advice during my career as an athlete. I am delighted that Calvin is able to deliver his ideas through the PAC training and fitness."
Calvin is responsible for articles and supporting written material that appear on the site, and also assists Steve with his ideas for the design of physical preparation schedules.
After finishing a degree in political philosophy at Bristol Matt re-trained as a personal trainer with the YMCA. He worked for 5 years in the city for his company Excel Personal Training and is a grade 1 Master Personal Trainer. This led to an interest and passion in nutrition which resulted in 3 years study at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.
Further grounding and experience was gained whilst practicing clinical nutrition alongside Doctors and dieticians on Harley Street, leading to specialist areas in performance based nutrition and diet applications for elite athletes, female hormonal health and body composition management.
Currently Matt’s day to day work includes elite rugby players, footballers and professional boxing. He holds monthly clinics for the general public to maintain a broader spectrum of applied clinical nutrition.
Anthony Borsumato recently retired from international athletics after competing in the 400 metres hurdles at the Sydney Olympic Games and three World Championships. He is currently 7th in the UK all time lists for the event.
Concentrating on web development and design, Anthony has over 8 years of design experience for the web, and is qualified to MSc level in Multimmedia Applications
Kevin Allinson represents the programmimg and database design of PAC training. Also a 400 metre hurdler and qualified in Multimedia Applications, Kevin has spent the last year overseeing the entire system and constantly aims to improve it alongside maintaining it.
Additional credits for the creation of this system go to Action Images, one of the world's largest sports image libraries, who were extremely generous in providing photos of Steve from his athletic career.
Steve Backley OBE
Dr Calvin Morriss