A B O U T
DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Our philosophy at Off That Couch Fitness is to inspire and motivate you to achieve your true potential and be the best version of you.
Off That Couch Fitness was created to help others by sharing our knowledge and experience in both fitness and triathlon.
You can be 100% confident that we are fully qualified and insured to train and deliver the coaching we do.
Let us help you to #Chase2RaceYourDream
S T E V E
HEAD COACH - STEVE CLARK
Steve Clark is the founder and head coach of OTCF and he has a lot of accolades to his name. Here are just a few...
Steve has coached over 50 athletes to realise their Ironman dreams, with 5 of them qualifying for Kona. He has guided over 30 athletes to qualify for Age Group GB teams, with 3 of his athletes reaching National and European AG titles!
He is a British Triathlon level 2 Diploma coach and holds a level 3 Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science. He is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, Qualified in GP referral and is a Training Peaks Certified Coach.
If that isn’t enough, he has a Level 3 qualification in teaching and delivering and is an ITCA Triathlon coach.
As an athlete, Steve has won many races covering all distances from pool sprints, open water sprints, plus standard, middle and full distance triathlons. He was the European Champion at Half iron distance in 2015, He won Triathlon X (voted hardest Ironman distance race in the world by tri 220) in 2017 and can pull a sub 9 hour Ironman out of the bag!
Not surprisingly he has raced the dream in Kona in 2013 and has earned a black t shirt at The Norseman.
S A R A H
SWIM COACH - SARAH LAKELAND
A lifelong swimmer having swam competitively as a child , Sarah started endurance and open water swimming over 10 years ago. She has completed marathon distance open water swimming events and loves the fact that she can’t talk and swim at the same time!
Sarah is a Level 2 Swim England swimming teacher and has also attended a Swim Smooth Coach Education Course. Her background is healthcare and healthcare education, she has 2 degrees, a Master’s degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education. She has worked as a University Lecturer but swimming has always been in her life. She is passionate about front crawl and loves coaching swimming which shows poolside.
D A N
CIRCUITS INSTRUCTOR - DAN ELLIS
Off That Couch Fitness main circuits instructor Dan, is a level 2 gym instructor and been involved in the fitness industry for many years. He is an experienced athlete who has completed the Outlaw Full and 70.3, Ironman UK and Triathlon X Half.
C R A I G
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY - CRAIG SCOTT
Hi my name is Craig and after years of marathon running and a life long love riding my mountain bike I decided to venture into at the time the scary world of triathlon.
I was very quickly drawn into the long course side of triathlon but had no idea how to get there.
I contacted OTCF for guidance and before I knew it I was into my training plan scheduled around a busy work life and well on my way to achieving goals I thought never possible. These days I’m involved with the team helping look after the membership side of the club.
If you dare to dream big and give it your best then the whole OTCF family will help you along the way.
Go on do something that scares you and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.
G E M M A
Hi, I'm Gemma. I am a runner that has ventured into triathlon and never looked back.
Running has always been a way for me to escape and help manage my weight. I love the feeling of completing a good workout or race as it gives me so much more confidence.
I reached out to OTCF because I was struggling with being ill at the end of races. Since joining OTCF I have improved so much and have managed to supersede lifelong goals I never thought I could achieve.
Never be afraid to dream big you never know how far you can go if you just believe in yourself.