About Us

Lee Carder

CEO and Head Coach

In my role as Head Coach I manage and teach a stellar team of coaches and interns about the foundations of training, nutrition, stress management and therapy. I mentor them through their continuous coach education and development programs. I also foster crucial relationships with my own clients while maintaining a vital connection with the membership base.

I served for eight years in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers as PT instructor and deployed on operational tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Belize. I have a BSc degree in Sports Coaching.

James Wilkinson

Coach

I have a keen interest in human movement and am devoted to my continued development in knowledge and skills as a coach. Applying this I love seeing people improving week after week and empowering them with the skill set to make better life choices to leave them happier and with more energy.

Fitness for me represents my future health. I began my introduction to fitness at the age of 16, unlike many that are attracted to Strength and Conditioning I was not a particularly keen sportsman or team player, the idea of clear set of progressions within weight training and fitness seemed more interesting to me, from then I was hooked.

Will Strathdee

Coach

My clients at BASE Training are everyday athletes that work hard with me firstly to reach a broad and inclusive level of fitness, and then go beyond what they thought possible, for the long term.

Their success is achieved through a regular, long-term, one-to-one, individualised and structured program plan. Together we constantly monitor progress through regular testing and recording of results, so everything we do is based on data evidence.

We have great fun training within the gym but I work with my clients beyond the gym environment too, providing sound guidance on nutrition, sleep and stress levels, which are key to fulfilling an inclusive level of fitness.

I specialise in teaching correct technique in functional compound movements. I strongly believe that by ingraining correct movement patterns and by alleviating movement inefficiencies, injury can be avoided and health can be improved.

My own training comprises an Olympic Weightlifting program, bolstered with a Strength and Conditioning program. I’m educated to a Masters level in Sport and Exercise Science, and am constantly consuming and learning from my peers.

Dave Pearman

Coach

I have always loved sports and exercise. I grew up playing every sport I could and loved how it brought people together and how it made me feel. That passion for teamwork and exercise led me to completing a degree in Sports Science and a career training others, firstly in the gym and then in the classroom. I have spent the last nine years teaching fitness courses, from basic personal training courses to presenting at global fitness conventions, to writing manuals and course content on kettlebell training and training methods. I am constantly looking at new ways to help my clients and myself with training and nutrition. I believe it should be enjoyable. We have to move and eat for the rest of our lives so let’s have some fun doing it.

Stefan Winder

Coach

I’m part of the Strength and Conditioning coaching team based at BASE Training in the beautiful city of Cambridge, UK.

My clients mainly live in Cambridge and often work within the thriving nearby business community. Every client has individual needs and goals. Some are new to fitness and some are seasoned gym members but are bored of their ineffective gym and diet routines. By building relationships and understanding their goals I help them gain back control of their health and fitness.

I am specifically interested in the physiological adaptations that can occur when the human body is pushed outside of its comfort zone, and the subsequent performance improvements that can be made with effective exercise prescription, load allocation and periodisation principles.

I have played sport at both national and international level. I have a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science and an MSc in Strength and Performance Coaching. I’m constantly consuming new knowledge and learning from my peers.

Craig Hardingham

Sports Therapist Injury Active

Craig’s twin passions are CrossFit and football. He has worked with Watford FC and, as assistant sports therapist and touchline therapist, played a pivotal role in helping Histon FC reach the play-off semi-finals of the Blue Square Premier League. Relocating to Sydney, Australia, he dabbled in competitive CrossFit before returning to the UK to set up Injury Active, Cambridgeshire’s leading sports injury clinic.

Craig’s particular interest is in kinetic control and the injuries that can be caused by uncontrolled movement. He specialises in not just identifying injury but understanding the causes – often dysfunction, weakness or incorrect biomechanics – so that future problems can be prevented. Craig’s expertise have attracted a number of elite athletes to his clinic and we’re very proud of his official affiliation with BASE Training.

A member of the Society of Sports Therapy with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy, Craig is currently studying towards his UK Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation.

We’re always looking for great coaches.

If you’re looking for a full-time, long-term, professional coaching career and are educated to degree level,

Any questions?

I've never touched a weight before, Are you sure I can do this?

You will start slowly, one-on-one with your coach. We will keep the weights low and the movements simple. As you get stronger, your coach will help you progress in weight and skills.

I’m going to be the least fit person in the gym. Will I feel awkward?

Your fitness level does not determine your success at BASE Training. Our most successful members started with no skills at all, and worked every day to get better. Over time, they have achieved things they never dreamed possible…seriously.

How will I cope with injuries that prevent me from doing certain movements?

We have lots of members training around rehabbing injuries. We will help prescribe the best workarounds for you.

I've heard Functional Training is dangerous, is that true?

No. Any fitness activity can be dangerous with poor coaching and careless programming of workouts, but we start you with the basics and teach you proper techniques.

I've enjoyed Functional Training before, can I jump into classes?

Every Functional Training gym is very different, with a wide variety of coaching styles and movement standards.

We require each new member to go through a minimum of 5 Personal coaching sessions, to allow us to get to know you and ensure we take into account your needs and goals.

As our coaching standards are high, we may recommend fundamentals if we feel it will improve your overall movement quality and prepare you better for the classes.

Where are you located?

We are located behind the Cambridge leisure park. We are tucked away so why not check out our location page for more information.

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Location:

10 Clifton Rd, Cambridge CB1 7EA, UK

Parking:

We have free on-site parking. If you’re driving to the gym please collect a sticker from our reception to display on your windscreen.

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