About me

An ex-national level runner with minor international credentials, Nick Janvier brings a lifetime of experience of both sport and fitness.  He's been coaching and advising beginners and seasoned athletes alike for the last 20 years.

After a long career as a distance runner, he cross-trained in a number of other activities from boxing and martial arts to outdoor pursuits and gymnastics.
He runs regular circuit training classes and is actively involved in coaching and instructing a number of sports whilst still pursuing his own fitness goals at the ripe young age of 44.

Nick can be contacted at: nick.janvier@yahoo.com

Nick Janvier, cover of Running Fitness magazine
Fitness and coaching credentials:

- CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer and Advanced Gym Instructor
- CYQ Level 3 Advanced Training Approaches
- CYQ Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
- CYQ Level 3 Nutrition
- CYQ Level 3 Client Lifestyle and Fitness Assessment
- CYQ Level 3 Training in Different Environments

- CYQ Level 2 Circuit Training Instructor
- CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 

- Mixed Martial Arts Fitness Instructor 
- UK Athletics level 1 coach
- WBA level 1 boxing instructor
- SGB level 1 surf coach
- ASI level 3  stand-up paddleboard instructor
- BCU level 2 kayak instructor
- Coasteering instructor
- SLSA Beach lifeguarding coach and trainer/assessor
- Nars pool lifeguard
- PADI and St John's Ambulance first aid trainer/assessor

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  1. Hey Nick, I'm from Brazil and have found very little material about bodyweight and calisthenics in Portuguese. Your website have a wonderful systematic approach to bodyweight exercises and I'm very grateful for it. You make it look easy. Thanks!

  2. This website so far is the best I've seen. Been looking for this all my life.

  3. Nick, it would be nice if you'd put dates on your images on top of this page. The pictures behind the "StartBodyweight.com".

    1. They were taken at one week interval over the course of 12 weeks last year. I might actually make a post about them.

  4. Good job man, finally someone who knows whats what:)

    After you master these excercise, is it possible to introduce more volume, i want to have endurance too. Or you just have to pick lower rep ( for strenght ) or high rep ( for endurance).

    Ty, and greetings from Bosnia.

    1. Sure, you can add more volume if you want to work on your strength-ensudrance.

  5. Fantastic stuff Nick. Been a bodyweight enthusiast for a few years now, after a back injury forced me to abandon weights. Just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into your website as well as youtube channel. It's always great to see positive people sharing their passions with the rest of us!

  6. Wow... This is probably the most info-rich site on BW training that I've found yet. I was seriously about to start blowing cash on Dragondoor books hoping to find progression details, but I've found everything I was looking for right here for FREE!! Thank you so much for this amazing resource!

  7. Hey Nick, Joe from Jersey here. I've been following bw training for a while and recently decided to work on my progressions. Any ideas or suggestions for additional conditioning. I was going to use kb swings and snatches.

  8. Nick, I have been looking at several online bodyweight sites but yours is the first one I found that lays it all out in a detailed progressive manner. Your site is like the gold bar of bodyweight training, thank you so much for doing this.

  9. this is the BEST site to explain what I read in Convict Conditioning. THANK YOU! I am a rank beginner so I am doing your ultra beginner workout 3 times per week. I like the social aspect of my Ballet Barre class. What is your take on adding in other classes while still in the first few months of starting bodyweight conditioning? THANK YOU!

  10. Clear, concise, methodical. I salute you. Blessings.

  11. Great webpage. Really appreciate all the effort!

  12. Hi Nick,
    Just want to say thank you for all of this. Im grateful for you and your guide. Been doing it for about a year now, and I feel and look great. Thank you,


  13. Thank you. great work on your website