Steven, along with his other brothers and sister, benefited from his father's training from an early age. "From as far back as I can remember my dad has owned the gym." says Steven. " He bought it 27 years ago now and my first memories are of me being here at the age of five or six. Dad used to make us run to it with him from our house, which is about two miles away. At first we couldn’t make it all the way; we used to run part of the way and then walk the rest. I was about eight years old when I could finally run the full two miles. He used to get us to train and I started Olympic lifting at the age of nine. He taught me how to lift weights properly." As a teenager he was selected to join Manchester United Youth Team. He spent several years in the youth system and later went on to work part time with his father as a strength & condition coach as well as a personal trainer. Since leaving United, besides helping to run the family gym; Steven has worked in schools and for the council providing strength and fitness services from children to all ages. Steven is a member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning association (UKSCA) and is qualified through the British Amateur Weightlifting Association (BAWLA). He also specialises in training young professional sports people and works with Rugby, football teams, colleges, schools as well as being a personal trainer.
Olympic Fitness: Steven is a qualified personal trainer at O.S.G. and runs regular classes in fitness as well as one to one training with many elite athletes including Blackpool goalkeeper Matty Gilks (right) and Aaron Cook. Specialising in "Olympic Fitness" he runs many training sessions within the gym as well as regularly helping out his father Mick with training sessions throughout the gym. Steven's latest adventure is being a partner in a new company called “Sports Performance Innovation”. This is a company that specialises in cutting edge equipment and technologies from around world. This company provides services and products which fit in to the "seedofspeed" training philosophy from cognitive functioning right through the spectrum to Recovery. Working alongside his dad Mick on the Sports Performance Innovation project using the cutting edge technologies within the gym, Steven gives those who work with him a unique and varied training programme. "Our philosophy and training methods are founded in cognitive processing, for example the Neuro-Tracker. We focus on the whole training experience all the way to recovery, including things like using Mammoth Sport for mattresses. Our methods involve not only innovative training and thinking but also innovative training tools and our ‘laboratory’ at Olympic Sports Gym has already attracted a wide variety of clients in a short space of time, including professional football players, Super League rugby players, martial artists and senior school children specialising in sports."
Muscle & Fitness - October 2011 - MIND & BODY TRAINING
Steven was featured in Muscle & Fitness magazine as part as a full family expose on the amazing story of this unique fitness family. "To complete our series of articles on this remarkable family we met Steven Clegg, a former Manchester United youth and reserve team player who is now developing a scientific approach to training that develops both mind and body" see
Stevens interview and article
name will forever be ingrained in Manchester United as I opened
Carrington’s Training Centre along with Ryan Giggs on the 26th
I am a former professional footballer. I joined Manchester United in
July 1999 as a defender. I played with Manchester United for 5
years playing in both the academy and reserves. Steven
says - "I
have had the amazing chance to work with some of the biggest names in football such as Christiano
Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjær as well as other members of the
Manchester United first team as well as the new stars coming up through
the ranks of the youth team and reserves."
I have also worked as strength and
conditioning coach for Manchester united training Paul McGuiness’s
youth team for 4 seasons.
Stevens Youth Team Training Schedule
Mick Clegg and Steven
Clegg with Manchester United