Mary Hardwick, Coach & Founding Director

Qualifications & Experience

Exercise Referral Level 3, Exercise for Neurological Conditions Level 4.

Certified Practitioner in the art and science of Neuro Linguistic Programming for Sport.

Fitness Industry Education: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Diploma awards in: Business Skills for the Personal Trainer, Circuit Instruction, Group Indoor Cycling and Personal Training Outdoors, Certificate in Kettlebell training.

Kettlercise®, Kettlercise® HCore®, Kettlercise® Specialist Level 1, Certified Instructor

Triathlon: Level 3 British Triathlon Coach, Coach Mentor, Paratriathlon Coaching CPD Course, Selected for, and attended Swim Smooth Three day Coach Education Course, Wattbike Advanced Technical Workshop, Kinetic Revolution Functional Running Assessment & Gait Re-Education, "Running 2017" CPD, Training Peaks University.

UKAD: As a UKAD Accredited Advisor I am committed to Clean Sport.

Concept 2: Approved Indoor Rowing Instructor.

First Aid: CPR/Basic Life Support Training.

DRB  Approved for all activities at Inspire2tri.


Member of CIMSPA (formally REPS).

Member of Fitness Professionals (FITPRO)

Coach Member of Triathlon England

BSc hons (Biological sciences), PhD (Eco-toxicology in fresh water), MBA dist. (Change Management & Coroprate Finance) , Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Business Women of the Year finalist, WOY 2022

"Compete as an Individual but Train as a Team"

A Lifelong sports enthusiast, having represented Bedfordshire Schools at National Swimming Championships, captained England U21 Ladies Cricket Team and played Hockey for British Universities. Currently a Non-Executive Director of Active Together (formally Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport). Best sporting achievement: 50-54 World Age Group gold medallist in Sprint Triathlon & Aquathlon in  2011.

Loving my “retirement hobby” (!) after a broad business career, working until 2011 in the IT industry (Vice President of Operations) for HERE, Nokia’s Mapping Division.

Now integrating rehabilitation and exercise for older and vulnerable populations with Exercise Referral qualifications and a special interest in exercise for Parkinson's syndrome and recovery from stoke and other ABI.