WHO WE ARE...
Take two individuals from very different sporting backgrounds. Add a shared dream of one day becoming an Ironman, and a chance conversation. Sprinkle liberally with dedication, an unbreakable bond, a whole load of laughter and the odd tears... the resultant mixture formed who we are! Yes, we are Ironmen - we evolved in a very short space of time and proved what could be achieved with the right mindset - but we are much more than that! Between us we have decades of experience in sport and a love and passion for all things outdoors that we would love to share with you. Join us and turn your fitness journey into the rewarding adventure it deserves to be!
We aim to offer a complete holistic athlete package for all of our clients, covering all their training and dietary advice as well as sports, remedial and Swedish massage. S0 if you are after Personal Training, Running and Multi-Sport Coaching, Weight Loss, Toning or Dietary advice, or if your body is screaming out for a Massage, give us a call! We offer online advice as well as appointments around the Wyre Forest District, including Stourport, Kidderminster and Bewdley.
As an aside... the eagle-eyed and savvy will have noticed that our business name abbreviates to TIT - we know! When we first started training for Ironman, we felt that we needed a team name and opted for Team Tits!!! The TiT back then stood for Triathletes in Training but we loved the boost we got from wearing the TiTs T-shirts at events and so we have stuck with the team name ever since. We thought it would be great to have that little bit of our history reflected in the business name too cos we don't take ourselves that seriously!!!
Whilst involved in team sports throughout school, Luan always leant towards running. In her early thirties, she stepped up to marathon distance, and spent a decade running all distances from 10km to marathon. Following an illness in 2012, she found that the speed training she was used to no longer suited her body and made the step up to running longer (and slower!!). An ultra-runner was born and Luan has revelled in all things long and challenging ever since!! She can now describe herself as an ultrarunner, adventure racer and marathon swimmer as well as an Ironman triathlete! She has run in diverse conditions from crossing the sinking sands of Morecombe Bay to the baking sands of the Sahara Desert and brings that wealth of experience to her coaching.
Luan quit the legal profession at the end of 2007 to concentrate on her coaching and personal training career and has never looked back!
Luan is a Level 3 Qualified Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist, with GP Referral Qualifications, and Diplomas in Swedish Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, and a Level 1 Triathlon Coach. She is also a qualified Spin Instructor, Studio Boxing Instructor and Circuit Training Instructor.
Lucy started her sporting career playing football, mainly to help out her Dad's girl’s football team who were always in need of a goalkeeper! In secondary school she transferred her goalkeeping skills to hockey and was very successful representing England at U18 and U21 level.
In 2013, a major car accident led to her being flown to Coventry Walsgrave Hospital with head injuries including a fractured skull. She thankfully made a full recovery within 6 months and as part of her mental and physical rehabilitation, she decided to take up running. Starting with very short distances, Lucy became hooked, and was determined to achieve greater distances and goals. Gradually the miles built through 5K, 10K, Half marathon, Marathon to her first 50km ultra distance run with Luan in August 2017. Then, along with Luan, she completed Ironman Wales in 2018.
Lucy has extensive knowledge and expertise in the education sector, as a secondary school physical education teacher. She is also a Level 3 Qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Level 1 Triathlon Coach.