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Our elite level 1-1 training programme with your personal coach, Chris Tombs.
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Our elite level 1-1 training membership

Welcome to our elite level 1-1 online training service! All members of the VIP programme will have personal contact with head coach Chris Tombs through various platforms such as WhatsApp, email, and calls. This service was created for those who want an extra level of support and accountability to help them reach their goals. We have had a huge range of clients,  those looking to improve their game through strength and power outputs, those looking to make their local first team, and even prospective international players. Alongside the performance programmes we also offer both fat loss and muscle gain programmes. Again these are perfect if your serious about making big changes in your life. We can guide you every step of the way!

Sam Warburton, former professional rugby player at Cardiff Rugby, had this to say about Chris: "He was one of the most influential coaches I’ve ever had. His professionalism, support, mentorship as well as his obvious first-class training methods make him stand out from the rest." Sam and Chris worked together for 8 years, during which time Sam achieved numerous personal bests, earned his first cap for Wales, and graduated from an academy player to the first team at the Cardiff Blues.

Elite level programming and support is only usually available to professional sportsmen, professional and international teams are usually the only ones that can afford in house S and C coaching. Through our VIP programme, we are offering a rare opportunity for you to work with a professional level S and C coach (Chris Tombs). We know what it takes for you to get to that top level and can give you all the guidance and support you need.

In addition to our elite level performance programmes we also offer a range of programs to suit every goal. Whether you're looking to become a professional athlete, lose weight, or gain muscle, we have something for you. Our team of experienced coaches will work with you to develop a customised plan that fits your specific needs and helps you achieve your goals. Don't let anything hold you back from reaching your full potential - join us and see what you can achieve.

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Chris is a coach you can trust to push you to your limits and help you break through barriers you never thought possible. His philosophy for physical preparation has been refined over the years to help athletes of all levels reach their full potential.

Spaces in our VIP programme with Chris are limited due to the bespoke nature of the plans and the ongoing support. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work with one of the most respected coaches in professional sports.

I’ve learnt more in the past 6 months with Chris and SW7 Academy than I have in the past 10 years training on my own.

Chris is very knowledgeable and passionate about strength and conditioning, the plan he designed took into account my training goals whilst also being understanding of my lifestyle, work commitments and social life.

Within 2 months of starting the programme I was hitting PR’s in my compound lifts whilst also seeing improvements in my balance, power and rate of force.

Chris is on hand to answer any questions I may have and I have complete confidence in the programme.

SW7 Academy is a great service and if you want to take your training to the next level and actually achieve results, I cannot recommend them highly enough” - Peter Anwell

You can join the VIP programme by clicking here.

If you want more information please contact

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a look at what some of our members say

We pride ourselves on giving not only world class programming but a support system that is second to none and and unbelievable community to help support everyone on their journey.

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Cannot recommend SW7 enough! The plans themselves speak for themselves with the results they share on social media alongside my own! I came back from a knee injury in rugby that put a serious mental block in the gym and of course playing. Since starting the programme my strength etc has increased significantly and I feel much more confident in terms of playing now. Not only that but the community itself is amazing! The guys on FB always help each other and Sam and Josh treat everyone as a friend rather than just a number on a business sheet!

Ryan Clark

Sydney, AUS

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Hands down the best program I’ve ever followed. The plan feels very personal and fits around rugby brilliantly. There’s a real sense of community and Josh and Sam engage brilliantly on the Facebook group. There’s always somebody there to answer any questions you have, whether it be another person doing the program or Josh or Sam themselves. Also great value for money!


Coventry, UK

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The programme is easy to follow, well explained, and I’ve seen tangible results in the first 6 weeks.You don’t have to spend hours planning sessions or wondering whether you’re doing the right thing. This has allowed me to train with consistency, confident that I just needed to stick to the plan.The support from Sam and Josh via the Facebook group has been great. Whenever I’ve had any questions on something training or diet related, I’ve found the answer in the group. Every question is met with enthusiasm and a fast response. I’d highly recommend signing up if you want a structured plan to follow that will deliver results. I initially thought it was expensive on top of a gym membership, but it’s been well worth the price!


Exeter, UK

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Sign up, sign up now! Quite simple. If you are a club rugby player or just someone looking to be a better version of yourself. Why are you reading this and not signed up yet?! The content, knowledge and SW7 community are top class. The value for money is quite simply ridiculous! Huge thanks to Josh, Sam and the whole SW7 team/community!

Richard Smith

Reading, UK

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You won’t be disappointed with SW7. Great programmes, really well thought out and written with everything laid out in an easy to follow app, great service and interaction with all the Josh, Sam and all the SW7 team who are always on hand to answer questions and offer advice. Brilliant FB community as well with the added bonus of numerous member discounts!

Laurence Garrett

Cardiff, UK

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Can’t recommend SW7 enough. You don’t have to be playing rugby or sport to join as the programming is good for all. From people who want to get that ultimate beach bod to aspiring Lions!! Josh, Sam and recently Chris have a wealth of knowledge and are always on hand to help with any issues from programming through to nutrition. The Facebook group is a bonus, always willing to help and no question is stupid!!

Carl Edwards

Bridgend, UK

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Easily the best fitness/training programme I've used. Always lacked consistency in the past but I've now trained 4 times a week for 7 months. App works seamlessly and provides full history so achievements are trackable and can see progression. Full pro level support provided for all aspects whether that is anything relating to programme, form, nutrition or adaptations due to injury etc. Wouldn't use any other.

Aled Roberts

Cardiff, Wales

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your plan

Take a look at our online membership.

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Workout & Meal Plan

  • 3-5 Weekly weight sessions depending on your training phase
  • Record and track your progress
  • Members-Only Facebook Group (Ask Sam and Josh anything you like)
  • Mobility and Yoga video sessions
  • Additional pitch conditioning sessions
  • Supplement discounts
  • Exclusive community group
  • Monthly Nutrition Plan: Based on your food preferences and number of meals/snacks you need to hit your personal calorie goals
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here are some of most asked questions

We hope these help with any questions that you may have. If these don't answer yours in particular then feel free to reach out on Instagram or via email, we are here to help.

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Take a look at our various programme offerings

At the Academy we have something to suit everyone. From Online Training Programmes, our in person Lifting Club, VIP coaching and even Combine Testing Days!

Train Online

Our online programmes are designed to give everyone access to elite level Strength and Conditioning programming wherever they are in the world. We created these programmes because we had a huge lack of Strength and Conditioning guidance growing up and wasted years with trial and error in our own training. We don’t want that to happen to anyone else.
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We work with clubs around the UK and internationally to really help drive rugby development. We aim to provide programming for those who could lend on the extensive experience of Sam, Chris and Josh on how to get fitter, stronger, faster and more powerful. 
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Nutrition is a HUGE element of changing your body composition, either losing body fat and becoming leaner or gaining muscle mass. This is why all training programmes come with our personalised nutrition programme as standard. 
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Lifting Club

The Lifting Club is our in person, face to face group coaching programme which is held at the University Of South Wales at their elite training facility. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to experience what it’s like training as part of a professional sports team.
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Combine Days

Our Combine Days are where players and teams can come and get tested for everything Strength and Conditioning based. Strength, Speed and Power.
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We build athletes.

If you want to be a more powerful, stronger and more explosive version of yourself then join the team.

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