''you cannot train today with yesterday’s methods and still be competitive tomorrow''
Mick Clegg's Sports Performance Innovation brings fitLight™ to the UK
"Reactive Power, Concentration, Speed & Agility combined with Brain Cognition for the ultimate training scenario"
"After years of applying the leading coaching aids to the development of speed, reaction, agility and brain quickness, I am convinced that fitLight™ has emerged as superior to any other. World Class athletes exposed to this unique method agree, that fitLight Trainer™ is a major advancement in training methods, providing a unique training and measurement tool to gain a competitive edge.." Mick Clegg
with Mick for many years, using his various methods and techniques has helped me get
Mick Clegg, Specialist
Sports Trainer, Coach and
"The future of speed - reaction training has arrived with fitLight Trainer™"
What is the fitLight Trainer™?: The fitLight Trainer™ system is a wireless light system comprised of 8 RGB LED powered lights and a central PDA controller. The lights are used as targets for the athlete to activate or deactivate as per the training routine. Various measurements can be captured for immediate feedback in relation to the athlete’s performance or can later be downloaded to a central computer for future analysis.
With the fitLight Trainer™ you can design any training profile/routine you require, regardless if the focus is on speed, strength, the ability to concentrate and react, or vision training. Optimize your fitness training, strength and conditioning, and speed/agility drills with real time data captured by the fitLight Trainer™
worked with and trusted Mick for over a decade, I have no hesitation in
recommending him and fitLight Trainer™ to any athlete or aspiring athlete”.
Movement, Measurement and Motivation = Results
Flexible system that can be configured for any sport specific training.
Wireless system that allows for simple training set ups and communication.
Limited space requirements.
Operable in wet conditions and all seasons. Indoors and outdoors use without any degradation of light visibility.
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Mick Clegg's Sports Performance Innovation Lab in Manchester
Specialist Coaching by Mick Clegg
Mick has created his specialist S.P.I. Lab on the lower floor of the mill where the former Manchester United S&C coach now trains various elite athletes from all areas of the sporting world including Taekwondo, Golf, Speedway, Kickboxing as well as some of the top footballers in the UK today.
Mick has a reputation of getting the very best out of someone. With his grit and rugged personality, Mick has had a great deal of experience taking sporting athletes who were at the top of their game even higher. Mick specialises in training elite athletes for professional standard sport. With his seedofspeed philosophy Mick's unique and revolutionary training methods are already showing positive results in many of the athletes under his guidance.
Mick, utilising his extensive knowledge, background and experience has formulated his own unique training regime using the S.P.I. equipment based within his Ashton gym complex. Using these cutting edge technologies that are designed to improve hand-eye coordination, reaction, speed and agility Mick is developing a new way of training elite athletes. The fitLight Trainer™, Core-Tex and NeuroTracker are not items that can be found in many establishments round the country, in fact the exceptional technologies in this gym are extremely rare on the general circuit.
To get an idea of Mick's training methods, check out his Muscle & Fitness UK article about putting Taekwondo champion Aaron Cook through his paces >> HERE <<
Welcome to Sports Performance Innovation
What is S.P.I.?
FitLight, Core-Tex, Mule, SAQ, NeuroTracker.
What do all these have in common? INNOVATION! These are at the forefront of design and technology in the field of improving elite athletic performance. In the modern world of elite athletic sports efficiency, anything that can aid the ability of any given athlete to improve his game is worth the effort to find.
At Sports Performance Innovation we are taking the effort out of the finding of these unique sporting aids. Using our team of elite sport specialists we are constantly on the hunt for the new and innovative products from all round the world that will make a positive impact on any training methods currently used. Our purpose is to make sport-specific gains in speed, agility, visual awareness and cognitive processing.
The Sports Performance Innovation team combine more than 50 years of involvement in the enhancement of elite sport and athletic performance, working with or being part of various elite sporting activities including premiership football, weightlifting and injury rehabilitation.
We have specialist knowledge combined with
a true desire to push forward the boundaries of modern training
methodology both in the professional arenas as well as in the smaller
aim is to find the industries best products for all athletes from
recreational to the elite performer, to optimize their potential in all
aspects of athletic conditioning. This includes cognition, visual acuity,
balance, speed, power, functional movement, endurance and flexibility. If
it is a desirable physical or mental attribute for your sport then SPI can
aid in its development.
Right now these amazing pieces of cutting edge innovation are all available in one place which constantly seeks new cutting edge scientific knowledge to be applied to the industry of sport to produce some amazing athletic performances, showing improvement in all aspects of athletic training be that mental or physical.It is from the use of such pioneering technologies and the constant search for ways to improve athletic performance the "seed of speed" philosophy was created.
Technologies integrated into this philosophy of training are handpicked with strong research backgrounds and functionally effective practical applications.
SPI was formed as an evolving and symbiotic partner to the ‘seed of speed’ to ensure that a philosophy of training that is now cutting edge, remains cutting edge.
Meet The S.P.I. Team
Manchester United Strength and Conditioning Coach
for 111/2 years.
Mick now coaches Aaron Cook, Taekwondo European 80kg gold medallist and former World No 1. Also he is currently working closely with
Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks, Mike Eade , 2012 World Champion Kickboxer,
Kyle Howarth, Champion Speedwar Rider, Lewis Buxton, Defender for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club,
the Warrington Wolves Rugby
Club and the Manchester Titans American Football Club. Mick is right now gaining massive extra knowledge through his varied work with varied athletes and different clubs.
Mick Clegg was interviewed by Goalkeeper Magazine at his Olympic Sports Gym in Ashton. During the session he gave his thoughts and ideas on S.P.I., Matty Gilks, Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs as well as describing the function of the equipment and the philosophy behind SeedofSpeed and S.P.I.
Mick Clegg Interview courtesy of Alex Roberts Video Production.
1st class degree Sports Science at Chelsea College of Sports Science
Ex Manchester United Youth and Reserve player. Former strength and conditioning coach at Manchester United for four years. Qualified personal trainer working at the family run gym. Recently specializing in cognitive processing, focusing on the whole training experience using innovative training, thinking with innovative training tools.
"Based on our family’s philosophy of training and utilises the latest innovation and research in sports performance our methods involve not only innovative training and thinking but also innovative training tools has already attracted a wide variety of clients in a short space of time"