David Winfield B.Sp.Sc (Ex.Sc.)., CEP., AEP., ESSAM., FMS2., Dip Rem Massage., Dip OHS.
David has a degree in Sports Science (M Exercise Science) with majors in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology from UNSW. David is also a fully qualified Massage Therapist with additional qualifications in Sports Massage. David graduated from University in 1999 and has spent the last 20 years working in a wide variety of disciplines including Professional Sports, Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, and Occupational Health. He has worked with National Rugby League Teams and players, and also runs a movement coaching business where elite athletes such as cyclists, rugby players, golfers etc are trained and rehabilitated. David is an experienced cycling coach and currently has several athletes at the top of their game on both the road and MTB.
David is an avid cyclist having competed at the highest level. He began his cycling in Cross Country MTB where he raced at a national and international level. David has won multiple National Championships in various MTB disciplines. David has also raced in Australia, USA and Canada on the road.
During his time riding David always suffered pain on the bike and just assumed this was 'normal'. Despite help from physiotherapists and doctors, David continually suffered back pain while riding. This pain and discomfort led David to stop competitive racing altogether. It wasn't until he met Paul Swift and his team at Bikefit Systems in the USA that he discovered what it felt like to sit comfortably on the bike. David returned to racing where he rides A grade in Australia (Cat 1/2 North America) as well as National Masters events.
David spent all of 2013 living in Canada where he worked at the Richmond Olympic Oval (home of the 2010 Winter Olympics) at the Lifemark Sports Medicine Clinic. He also worked (as a bikefitter) and trained with Professional Cycling teams, Ironman Triathletes, and Track Pursuit riders. David missed the majority of the 2013 North American racing season himself after being hit from behind by a car while on the way to a race (sustaining some significant injuries) but is now back on the bike and racing again with a new Bikefit setup. David himself is proof that anyone can benefit from a Bikefit and ride comfortably regardless of injuries and/or movement dysfunction.
Having worked as a bike mechanic at his local bike shop for over 10 years, you can trust that David knows about your bike and how to work on it. You do not need to worry about your expensive carbon frame being handled by an inexperienced bike mechanic!
David is passionate about cycling and movement analysis. David prides himself on being able to help people ride their bikes comfortably, train effectively, and move functionally.
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