Performance Team

Phil Elder
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Lead Sport Scientist
Phil Elder
BPhEd, PGDip (SportMed), ACE

Phil has an extensive background academically and physically, initially completing a degree in Physical Education at the University of Otago and then a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, more recently becoming an American Council Certified Trainer. He played football in New Zealand's premier division for a number of years before moving to Dubai. Phil is constantly learning, bringing together multiple facets of health and performance, as he believes his clients deserve the best, to assist their development of a lifetime of healthy success.

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Dr Ramzy Ross
PhD Specialist Consultant in Applied Physiology and Sports Science
Dr Ramzy Ross

Dr Ramzy Ross is a dynamic and innovative individual with experiences ranging from supporting Olympic Gold Winning and World Champion athletes to working with the UAE Armed Forces. He joins the UPANDRUNNING Performance Team offering a range of Cardio – metabolic Exercise Testing Services such a V02 max, sweat tests, lactate threshold, data-based training zones and plans.

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Louisa Grosvenor
Sports Massage Therapist
Louisa Grosvenor
BSc (Hons) (ExPhys&Health), Dip (Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy)

After qualifying as a Soft Tissue Massage Therapist, Louisa worked in London’s private health sector, supplying deep tissue and sports massage to help clients achieve full recovery and fitness. Louisa has worked with top professional athletes to provide pre and post-match recovery treatment, including the Australian Rugby team, Olympic lightweight boxers and World Champion Jiu-jitsu fighters. She also enjoys working at charity events such as the London Marathon and charity rugby tournaments.

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Justin Walsh UPANRUNNING dubai
Justin Walsh
Sports Massage Therapist & Strength & Conditioning Coach
Justin Walsh
BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Science

Born and raised in Dubai, Justin and has always been actively involved in both competitive and recreational sports. As an athlete participating in a range of sports, and with a few injuries as proof, Justin realized his passion for helping others get back to their previous level of activity, and feel good about it! While completing his degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Exeter in the UK he worked alongside the Exeter Chiefs RFC as a Strength and conditioning coach as well as a sport scientist, implementing exercise intensity domains for their field based training. Justin holds further qualifications in various soft tissue techniques (Massage, Trigger-point therapy, IASTM), which he uses in cohesion with his strength and conditioning work. He is experienced in working with a clientele of all ages, including post-surgical, chronic/overuse injury patients to professional athletes in both a performance and clinical setting.

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