About Me

Justin Watkins


EMAIL justin@jw-coaching.co.uk

Personal Profile

I am a sports coach who specialises in helping people start their fitness /sporting journey and making it happen.


Personal Training

Building Fitness Plans

Beginners to Open Water Swimming

Running – Couch to 5K

Running – Increasing, Speed, Endurance and Distance

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety in Open Water Swimming and Sport

Confidence Building

Mental Strength and Motivation

Listening to Client’s Needs

Making it Happen


Good Communication Skills

Skilled at Working with Clients of All Levels

Diverse Coaching Experience Skillset

Proven Record of Leadership Experience

Swimming Technical Knowledge


Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

BTF Level Two Triathlon Coach

STA Level Two Open Water Swimming Coaching

England Athletics Leadership in Running Fitness

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym)

TRX Suspension Training Instructor

Level One Angling Coach


Having left the corporate world behind when I was Leading a 30 strong Global Team, I have followed my passion and become a sporting coach of multiple disciplines.

My story began 18 years ago when I started running in the gym and I could only run a mile before I had to stop. Through listening to other athletes and working with coaches I have been on an incredible journey that has seen me complete:-

7 Ironman Triathlons, 22 Half Ironman Triathlons

26 Marathons, 44 Half Marathons and 153 5K Runs

What I really enjoy and am passionate about, is helping people on their sporting and fitness journeys. I’m not your typical athlete, I was the big fat kid at school everyone took the mickey out of, but through determination, diet, training, coaching and mental strength I have overcome all barriers in my way, to cross many finishing lines and realise hundreds of goals.

I will be able to relate to your situation and I will be able to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s your first Open Water Swim or trying to gain a competitive edge in your next running race or triathlon.

I don’t just work with athletes and people racing, I love to work with and engage with people that just want to experience the joys of fitness and sport.

I look forward to helping you achieve all your goals and sporting passions.