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Win: Championship Traits For Life – Sgt. Stu Edwards, Performance Coach

We’re not gonna hold back, our first episode of WIN is EPIC. 

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Talent is an important part of any athlete’s life, but the cultivation of that talent along with a willingness to be part of a team is essential for true winning to take place. Our guest today, Sargent Stu Edwards brings 17 years of experience in fitness coaching, performance coaching, and speaking.

 

Stu started his journey at 19 years of age, as a gym instructor working in a local leisure center. It was there he discovered his love for helping others achieve their fitness goals. He soon qualified as a GP Referral Specialist working to physically rehabilitate clients with a range of physical and psychological challenges. 

 

Stuart’s hunger for personal challenges only grew from there, leading him to enroll in the Royal Air Force to become a Physical Training Instructor. Stu held many positions in the RAF, including training new recruits and pilots and delivering personal development in arduous environments and different countries to the future leaders of the RAF. 

 

Alongside his career in the Royal Air Force, Stu also works with sports teams ranging from recreational, semi-professional, professional, and international levels. In addition to serving his country, he also serves as the Performance Coach for the Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey team and has also served as the Performance Coach for Great Britain’s under 20s Ice Hockey Team for two World Championships. In addition to his international resume, Stu also holds roles as a Strength and Conditioning coach with the English Ice Hockey Association and Kings Elite Goaltending which allows him to support and develop the future athletes of his country. 

 

Stu recently established Edwards Elite Performance, a coaching company with the mission of educating individuals and teams to improve their mental and physical performance to achieve their full potential. 

 

Enjoy this episode of WIN: Championship Traits for Life, with Sargent Stu Edwards. 

 

 

Video:

Stu shares his point of view from helping to bond the 2015 Peterborough Phantoms Team: 2:27

Stu talks about the similarities of a platoon and a locker room: 13:01

Stu shares a story of adversity, what he learned from it, and how he overcame it: 21:10

Stu discusses his definition of what it means to be a captain in an accountable environment: 30:02

Stu talks about the challenges and benefits of being part of an emerging hockey nation: 47:00

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