James Jowsey is a sports coach/therapist who specializes in human movement for the treatment of injuries and increasing performance. Before beginning his fitness industry career, James was a professional goalkeeper playing in the Manchester United reserve team.
Shortly afterward, James started as a personal trainer in 2005, and became fascinated with how all of his clients moved differently and got different responses from the same exercises. These practical day to day observations sent James on a path to understand human function alongside a Level 5 Advanced Sports Therapy Diploma.
James found his love of CrossFit in 2006, and began to use his learnings helping CrossFitters to regain lost movement patterns. He has spent the last four years being invited to travel around Europe to work with CrossFit Games champions, Games competitors, European Regional athletes, and CrossFit gym members. The majority of his work comes from the CrossFit world, but James has also worked with professional MMA fighters and professional footballers, as well as amateur enthusiasts from cycling, triathlon, running, and golf.
James’ most recent project is the SQUATFit service founded with friend and mentor Phil Mansfield. The service provides a full biomechanical squat analysis with associated training programme. You can read more on the service on their SQUATFit Facebook page.
James and Phil also run a seminar series that allows coaches to better understand the function of their clients relative to their sport.