MEET THE ZONE SIX TEAM
Bringing you high performance coaching for high performance living through our team and the consultants we work with
TOM KOPELMAN MSc, BA Hons, BSc, MCSP, MAACP
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH & PERFORMANCE & CO-FOUNDER
Tom works closely with the ZONE SIX Team to oversee the creation and implementation of the health & performance programmes at ZONE SIX. In his current role, Tom works day to day rehabilitating Premier League and international footballers back to performance, but has also worked with celebrities, professional cricketers, young athletes and olympic and commonwealth boxing champions.
Tom is a chartered Physiotherapist who is currently First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist at a Premier League Football Club in London. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Tom played cricket for Essex and the MCC as a bowler, where he had the opportunity to play around the world, including Mozambique, Botswana, Ireland, at Lord's Cricket Ground and bowl at some of the worlds best players including Sachin Tendulkar. Injuries whilst playing began his interest in Physiotherapy.
Tom graduated from The University of East London and began his career in the NHS. Tom has extensive experience in a variety of sports such as rugby, cricket and boxing before moving to work in football full time. He currently works to rehabilitate and prepare some of the worlds best international players for the Premier League, international tournaments and the Champions League final also working for the worlds most renowned football managers. Tom has rehabilitated the current England FC captain back from his biggest injury to date. Tom has also travelled working internationally and visited some of the world's most advanced sports rehabilitation centres and has incorporated these practices into ZONE SIX.
Tom's extensive experience means he has worked with a variety of different patients, in settings from in hospital, at home and in leading facilities, from amateur sportsman to elite athletes at the height of their game. Tom has also completed a Masters in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at University College London with a special interest in tendinopathy.
Tom is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Football Medical and Performance Association.
BUSINESS DIRECTOR, PERSONAL TRAINER & CO-FOUNDER
Cristina has worked successfully for an international retailer in various roles such as senior management and most recently in digital project management, rolling out new innovative technology to the retailer's 800+ stores across the UK. Her broad business experience led her to work with Tom to be the creative force and the day-to-day operator behind ZONE SIX.
Cristina has enjoyed a variety of sports including tennis, netball and cricket. Her main love has been tennis, having grown up playing and coaching locally until going to university where she took up cricket, winning the Midlands League. Cristina continues to play tennis at The Avenue Tennis Club in Loughton and is a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer.
Cristina has always valued good training and coaching which tailors to the client, their goals, abilities and ambitions. She has also always valued community spirit that a personal, clinic and studio can build. Coupled with first hand knowledge and understanding of good customer care and experience, Cristina has put this at the forefront of ZONE SIX's ethos.
LEAD PHYSICAL & MINDSET PERFORMANCE COACH
Paul Webb is one of the most experienced coaches working today, with over 35 years experience. A former professional athlete, Paul’s life took an unexpected turn when injury caused him to retire prematurely. Paul leads the implementation and creation of programmes of our membership, THE Z6 CLUB, and works with our high level athletes and private clients. He also works closely with our Clinical Director, Tom, to continuously evolve our performance coaching and its integration with physiotherapy when returning patients back from injury.
A deep internal drive that he had unfinished business in the sporting world led Paul to travel across the world to qualify as one of the first Strength Coaches in the UK. After setting up his own facility, Paul spent almost twenty years coaching athletes, of all levels (weekend warrior to Olympic and world champions) from all over the world in multiple sports.
He also authored two best selling books on strength and performance that have continually sold well over the years.
During this time Paul trained a wide variety of people out of his award winning gym in East London and began to change the focus of his coaching philosophy by incorporating mindset and peak performance coaching alongside his strength and performance programmes. This led Paul to be recruited by some of the most well known mindset coaches in the world to help them set up their own mindset and lifestyle coaching programmes.
Paul came to a decision a few years ago that running the gym that had been successful for almost two decades no longer served the direction he was going in, so after selling it Paul drew on years of experience both in his own life and through working with thousands of clients, and travelled across the world, from the UK to the US and even to Saudi Arabia, working with hollywood actors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Olympians, celebrities, atheltes & Royalty, helping all to achieve levels of fitness, performance and success in their lives that far exceeded what they expected.
JODIE FISHER BSc Hons
LEAD SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Jodie is our Lead Physiotherapist at ZONE SIX, working closely with our Director, Tom, to ensure the team performs at the forefront of clinical practice. Jodie has a wealth of clinical experience in the NHS and private practice allowing her to see a range of patients, injuries and issues and worked with celebrities, international footballers and British and Commonwealth boxing champions.
Jodie moved to London 13 years ago to pursue her career in Physiotherapy having grown up in a seaside town in Essex. She graduated from the University of East London (UEL) in 2014 with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree. Jodie went on to work in the NHS, where she has been for over 10 years, and now specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is trained in acupuncture (AACP).
Jodie has always been very active, and the steppingstones to where she is today started as a power boat driver teaching wakeboarding and water skiing in 2000. This led her into qualifying as a personal trainer. When Jodie moved to London in 2010 she trained as a sports masseuse at the London School of Sports Massage and worked closely with body builders and boxers in preparation for their competitions. This led to her Jodie beginning her Physiotherapy degree.
Jodie has always been very much into her gym and dabbles in CrossFit from time to time. She has enjoyed extreme sports growing up such as wakeboarding, kitesurfing and jet skiing. She currently does flyboarding in the summer months and is a keen snowboarder in the winter months.
PERFORMANCE COACH & MASSAGE THERAPIST
Sarah has over 25 years as a global master trainer for athletes, VIPs and royalty. Sarah begun her established career first as an athlete across multiple sporting disciplines: including women's rugby for Wasps and England, touring South Africa, playing on the 7s circuit and finishing her sporting career beating All Blacks at Twickenham. She is also a British Kickboxing title belt champion.
After retiring as an athlete, due to a severe back break, Sarah spent over 12 years working abroad in Dubai, Oman, Kuwait and Riyadh as a Strength & Conditioning coach, personal trainer and close protection for Middle Eastern royalty. Sarah prides herself in specialising in strength & conditioning, function and movement pre and post injury, speed and agility but is also highly experienced in creating tailored programmes for all levels, ages and abilities.
Sarah doesn't believe in 'I can't' and believes you can be stronger then your excuse. Humans are creatures of habit , you just need to find the motivation to start.
Sarah's injury after competing gave her an opportunity to invest some time into disability sports. She was able to travel across the world with GB Paralympian and highest ranked Women's wheelchair tennis player, Lucy Shuker to ATP tennis competitions including, The US Open, Australian Open , Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Korea, and London 2012 Olympics where Lucy won bronze.
Sarah still loves to train her clients as well as herself as she believes it supports with mental health and the reduction of stress in peoples' lives. And that training should be hard work but also enjoyable.
SONNY DRIVER MSc, BSc Hons
SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Sonny is a chartered physiotherapist with over 10 years experience. After completing a degree in Sports & Exercise Science, Sonny decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy with a masters. Since graduating, Sonny has worked in both the NHS and privately in the UK and Australia. He specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and has vast experience assessing and treating a variety of different conditions in the NHS, private and sport setting. Sonny specialises in rehabilitation and manual treatments to treat a variety of conditions.
Sonny has a keen interest in sport and fitness having competed in amateur boxing and football. He has also completed different long distance running and obstacle course events which has included a marathon in Uganda. This has provided Sonny the experience and insight of training for different sports and goals and managing potential injuries that may occur.
CONSULTANT NUTRITIONIST - OWNER OF PH NUTRITION
Liam is a performance nutritionist and owner of pH Nutrition. He specialises in sports nutrition, CrossFit nutrition and optimising health. Having originally trained in Sports Therapy, he completed an MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science. He has worked in elite sport for over 12 years and has seen the impact nutrition can have on health, performance and recovery.
Previous experience includes -
3 years at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
3 years at Republic of Ireland national team
8 years at Fulham Football Club
His philosophy is that of simplifying nutrition. Liam keeps himself up to date with the latest evidence but take this and apply it in a practical and achievable manner. The majority of his work includes consulting for gym members, CrossFit athletes and those just looking to be healthier.
ANNETTE BENBOW MSc, BSc Hons
SPECIALIST MUSCULOSKELETAL & NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Annette is a chartered physiotherapist with experience working across both NHS and private sectors. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first-class honours degree in Sports Therapy, then completed a Physiotherapy masters at the University of Essex. She has over 6 years experience working across a range of settings including acute hospital wards, inpatient rehabilitation units, outpatient MSK clinics and football teams including Coventry United W.F.C.
Annette currently serves as the lead on-site physiotherapist at the Bank of New York in London, where she provides specialised treatment to employees, helping them rehabilitate injuries, manage pain, improve their overall health and return to sport.
In her previous role Annette led a specialist neurological rehabilitation team in an NHS hospital in East London, as a senior Band 7. She worked with individuals following acute neurological events; such as strokes, brain injuries and spinal surgeries, helping to rehabilitate, restore independence, and quality of life. She has experience working in acute and community settings with people with long term neurological conditions including; Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and motor neurone disease. In addition to offering both musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, Annette is also trained in sports massage, acupuncture, kinesiology taping and post-surgical injury management.
Annette has a keen interest in health, fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is a proficient tennis player, representing university teams and local tennis clubs in league matches. With over 6 years experience of tennis coaching locally, she has taken this overseas to Maine USA and coached talented children at the prestigious summer camp - Tripp Lake. She is a keen cyclist, yoga and gym enthusiast, and has a passion for travelling
CONSULTANT NUTRITIONIST & PERSONAL TRAINER
Louise is an MNU certified nutritionist and personal trainer and has spent time working within corporate health as well as with the general population. She has provided talks for local triathlon clubs about the importance of nutrition and endurance sports and provides nutritional coaching on a 1-to-1 basis for weight loss, muscle gain, PCOS and the elderly population.
Whilst working in corporate health Louise performed health MOTs on employee’s and following the results from the assessments would then provide nutritional support and coaching as well as personal training, in order for optimal health markers to be achieved.
Louise’s ethos when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle is that the principles are the same for everyone but the methods and strategies in which they are obtained changes from person to person.
Her aim is to educate her clients on how to lead a healthy lifestyle so they have life long
knowledge and tools to make the right choices.