Toby Rowland

Commander of the UK Defence Medical Academy

It has been a privilege to serve alongside Ed Hargreaves in our respective roles supporting those who attend courses at the Defence Medical Academy.  Ed, with his responsibility for the physical training and development of students and members of staff alike, was exceptional in both his contribution to the Academy and the results he achieved.  Energised, engaged and engaging, he actively sought out opportunities to innovate and then put in the hard yards needed to turn ideas into new initiatives.  He had the vision to think widely about fitness, health and wellbeing, coupled with an innate enthusiasm that drew people along with him, achieving effects more wide-reaching than anyone alone could accomplish.  Most important of all though, in my view, was his genuine attention and care for each and every person for whom he was responsible.  He treated everyone as an individual, listening to their views and working with them to provide training and development plans tailored to their needs.  By going the extra mile for others, he made a huge difference and held the respect and admiration of all within the Academy.  Ed Hargreaves is a first-class leader, instructor and motivational trainer.  I wholeheartedly commend him to you. 

Lt. Col. 
Susie Hinds 

Defence Primary Health Care SO1 Mental Health

I have known Ed for three years, during which time he has delivered a huge number of physical training sessions to my colleagues and I.

In addition he has delivered many inspiring health training sessions.

Of all the physical training instructors I have met in over twenty years of being in the Army Ed is certainly the most motivational, the most encouraging and the most fun.

He has a unique style of being able to make even the toughest session bearable with his unswerving support and commitment to accessing our true potential.

He will be a great loss to the Army but I have no doubt that he will be hugely successful in his new venture.

Work with him - you won’t be disappointed…

Kate Hansbury

Leadership and Volunteer Manager
Northumbria University Sport

Over the last 5 years Ed has been involved in delivering our academic teambuilding day to over 250 students.

Ed’s sessions are always inspiring, motivating and very well received by the students. Through his wide range of physical activity challenges he helps instil confidence, motivation and resilience as well as bringing a lot of fun!

The team-building days that Ed delivered were always a highlight of the calendar year and we look forward to working with him again in the future!

Surg Captain (D)
Tim Elmer

DHd Defence Public Health Unit

I’ve been lucky enough to know Ed for the last 3 years and to be on the receiving end of his coaching.  Without doubt his approach gets the absolute most out of every individual at a level they recognise.  A “step out” with Ed, whether a cross country yomp, down river in a canoe or out on a mountain bike is a journey of exploration into one’s own physical strength, limits of endurance and mental resilience but with the emphasis on safety, learning new skills, adjusting your mindset but most of all having fun. Even having Ed fish me out of fast moving rapids into his canoe whilst dodging boulders after I’d capsized was fun.  He is an outstanding mentor and I’ve learned more about myself while out on exped in his company than I have in other management and leadership training.  If you’d like to start to safely explore where your limits might be, and have the chance to extend them further, there’s no one finer to help you on that journey. 

Sam Byrne

Lancastershire County Cricket Club

Ed helped run an absolutely brilliant team building camp for us at DMS Lichfield. Our professional players were in awe of the dedication, mental strength and resilience Ed and his team were able to demonstrate in the way they carried out their roles. We were incredibly fortunate to experience first hand Ed’s team building and leadership exercises and inspiring stories of his journey in the Army. We all came away from the camp stronger in both mind and body and would highly recommend working with Ed to help achieve your goals.

Website and logo design by Anita Caws

We need your consent to load the translations

We use a third-party service to translate the website content that may collect data about your activity. Please review the details and accept the service to view the translations.