Dr. Steve Ingham

Sporting Challenger

Achieve Peak Performance: Tailored Support for Serious Athletes and Top Professionals

Who is it for?

The Sporting Challenger Programme is a comprehensive, cutting-edge support system designed to elevate serious athletes and top professionals to their peak performance. Whether you’re a business professional by day and an athlete in your spare time, or a top-tier professional athlete, this programme provides the tailored support you need to excel in your sport and manage your overall well-being.

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Serious Amateur Athletes

Serious Amateurs Athletes: For highly motivated business professionals who are passionate about their athletic pursuits. Whether you’re training for marathons, triathlons, Ironman competitions, or other endurance events, this programme provides the full support you need to achieve your goals. 

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Professional Athletes

Top Professional Athletes: For elite athletes who require a dedicated support team to optimize their performance. This programme focuses on non-sporting aspects such as recovery, nutrition, advanced sleep support, and mental skills to help you maintain peak performance.

How Does it Work?

The Sporting Challenger Programme is meticulously designed to provide you with a bespoke pathway to peak performance. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: In-Depth Needs Analysis

Our journey together begins with a comprehensive, in-depth needs analysis. This critical first step involves understanding every facet of your world—your current performance level, lifestyle, specific goals, and unique challenges. We delve deep into your ambitions, mapping out what success looks like for you.

Step 2: Extensive Diagnostics

We utilize advanced diagnostic tools to gather detailed data on your physical and mental health. This includes biometric screenings, body composition analyses (DEXA scans), VO2Max testing, and comprehensive health assessments. These diagnostics provide a clear picture of your current state and highlight areas for improvement.

Step 3: Tailored Programme Design

Based on the insights gained from the needs analysis and diagnostics, we design a personalized programme that addresses your specific needs. This plan is crafted by our multidisciplinary team of experts, ensuring that each component—from nutrition and recovery to mental resilience and physical conditioning—is optimized for your success.

Step 4: Prioritized Route to Success

With your goals and diagnostics in hand, we plot a prioritized route to success. This strategic plan outlines the steps you need to take, focusing on high-impact areas first to ensure you achieve tangible results quickly. We continuously monitor your progress, adjusting the plan as necessary to keep you on track and moving towards your ultimate objectives.

Step 5: Continuous Support and Adaptation

Throughout the programme, you'll receive ongoing support from our team. Regular check-ins, assessments, and access to cutting-edge research and techniques ensure that your plan evolves with you. As your needs and circumstances change, we adapt our strategies to ensure you continue to achieve optimal performance.

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Do you want to perform at your peak?

  • Do you have a major sporting goal in sight, such as completing an Ironman, qualifying for the Boston Marathon, or competing in a triathlon, but feel like you need a tailored plan to get there?
  • Are you an ambitious athlete striving to achieve outstanding physical and mental health but struggling to balance intense training with your professional and personal life?
  • Do you dream of not just finishing, but excelling in endurance events like ultramarathons or cycling tours, feeling strong and in control throughout the journey?
  • Are you seeking a holistic, science-backed approach to optimize your nutrition, recovery, and mental resilience to push your performance to new heights?
  • Do you face persistent injuries or physical limitations that hinder your training, and need expert support to overcome these barriers and reach your full potential?
  • Are you a top professional athlete who wants to invest in the best specialist support available, ensuring every aspect of your performance—from biomechanics to mental fortitude—is finely tuned?

If you answered YES to some or all of these questions, the Sporting Challenger Programme is designed precisely for you.

What does it involve?

The needs analysis is the start point. Your route to sporting success starts with what excellence looks like, setting your performance goals. I will then design a bespoke package of support to help you get there. What we draw upon to support your success will depend entirely on your need.

Advanced Training and Performance Support
In-depth Assessments
Specialist Physical Support
Specialist Psychological Support
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Why Elite Athletes and Executives Are Turning to Specialized Support Teams

Elite Athletes: Personalized Support for Peak Performance

Elite athletes are increasingly opting for their own specialized support teams over the traditional resources provided by their professional clubs. This trend is driven by the need for tailored, high-quality care that addresses their unique goals and challenges. As noted by Collins and Rosenblatt in their article on Training Ground Guru, athletes benefit significantly from external support that adheres to four core principles: individualized coaching, evidence-based practices, integrated support, and continuous development. This approach allows athletes to access a cohesive and collaborative team of specialists who work together to optimize performance through personalized training, advanced diagnostics, and ongoing monitoring.

Executives and Serious Amateur Athletes: Investing in Specialized Practitioners

High-performing executives and serious amateur athletes are also increasingly turning to specialist practitioners to enhance their performance and well-being. The American Psychological Association highlights the growing demand for sport psychologists among both professional and amateur athletes, underscoring the importance of mental skills training and psychological support in achieving peak performance. This multidisciplinary approach includes nutritionists, physiotherapists, and mental skills coaches, providing comprehensive care that addresses both physical and mental health needs.

Why Personalized Support Matters

As an executive or serious amateur athlete, you face unique challenges that require more than a one-size-fits-all solution. Personalized support from a dedicated team of specialists ensures that every aspect of your performance is optimized, from mental resilience and focus to physical health and nutrition. By investing in specialized support, you can achieve and maintain peak performance, overcome obstacles, and stay ahead of the competition.

Take your performance to the next level

Are you ready to take your performance to the next level? Join the Sporting Challenger Programme and gain access to a dedicated team of experts committed to your success. Invest in the best and see how personalized support can transform your athletic journey. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and start your path to peak performance.

Range of Services Offered

I understand that the path to peak performance is unique for each individual. Whether you’re a high-flying executive, a world-class entertainer, or an elite athlete, the demands on your time and body can feel insurmountable. That’s why I’ve dedicated my expertise to not just meeting, but exceeding the diverse needs of my clients through personalized, science-based support.


I have supported a host of world-renowned athletes and executives. Here’s what they had to say…

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Q1: What sports do you cover? A: We cover a wide range of sports, ensuring that every athlete receives tailored support to meet their specific needs. Whether you’re a marathon runner, triathlete, cyclist, swimmer, footballer, or basketball player, our multidisciplinary team of experts is equipped to help you achieve your peak performance. We also support athletes in less common sports like fencing, rowing, and even esports. Our comprehensive approach ensures that athletes from all disciplines receive the highest level of personalized care.

Q2: How soon will I see results from the Sporting Challenger Programme? A: Initial improvements, such as increased energy and better sleep, can often be noticed within the first few weeks. Significant performance enhancements typically become evident within a few months as the tailored strategies take effect. Continuous monitoring and adjustments ensure sustained progress towards your goals.

Q3: Is the programme flexible to fit my schedule? A: Absolutely. The programme is designed to be flexible and accommodate your demanding schedule. We offer both in-person and remote sessions, and we tailor the timing and intensity of the programme to fit seamlessly into your life, whether you’re balancing a high-pressure career or a rigorous training regimen.

Q4: What kind of support will I receive throughout the programme? A: You will receive continuous support from a multidisciplinary team, including sports scientists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and mental skills coaches. Regular check-ins, assessments, and access to cutting-edge research and techniques ensure you stay on track and achieve your goals. Our holistic approach ensures every aspect of your performance is optimized.

Q5: How are the assessments conducted? A: Assessments include advanced diagnostic tools such as biometric screenings, body composition analyses (DEXA scans), VO2Max testing, and comprehensive health evaluations. These are conducted periodically to monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments to your personalized plan, ensuring you consistently move towards your peak performance.

Q6: How do I get started with the Sporting Challenger Programme? A: To get started, simply contact us to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your goals, assess your needs, and outline the next steps to begin your journey towards exceptional performance and well-being. Join us today and take the first step towards transforming your athletic journey.