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From pure aesthetics to pure powerlifting, Athletic Ambition is a fitness community focused on exceeding expectations and pushing performance, whatever your goal.


Lead trainers Harry Grove and Katie Girdler bring over 20 years experience to this ultimate training platform, which provides premium training information, guidance and resources.


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Harry Grove


I first qualified in the fitness industry in October 2000. I have since then gone on to attain a degree in Sport Studies with honours, gained my certification in Strength and Conditioning with the globally recognised National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and qualified as Certified Level 1 Nutrition Coach with Precision Nutrition. Outside of doing a degree in dietetics or nutrition, this is one of the best and well known nutrition certifications globally.


Over the last 2 decades, I have dedicated my life to helping improve the health and fitness of thousands of people. I have spoken at seminars and conferences and I have worked in person with people from all walks of life, including:


  • General population
  • Elderley population
  • Other fitness professionals and PTs
  • Junior to professional level athletes and sports teams


I have a referral network with many health professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths within the local area. I will work alongside these practitioners to help in the rehabilitation of injuries.


I have had a great desire in health and fitness from the age of 12 and I have dedicated my life to improving my own health and fitness. I have competed in bodybuilding, powerlifting and strongman. The wealth of knowledge I have gained through formal education, adding that to the my own experiences and continued reading and learning in training and nutrition over the last 20+ years, means I am in a strong position to help guide you to achieve your health and fitness goals and maintain them.



  • BSc (Hons) Sports Studies
  • Nationals Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Precision Nutrition – PN Level 1 Certified Nutrition Coach

Specialist Areas:

  • Strength Training / Conditioning
  • Under 16 Fitness
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Fitness Testing
  • Speed, Agility, Quickness
  • Fitness 50+ / Seniors


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Katie Girdler


I qualified in the fitness industry in November 2010. I completed my BSc Sport and Exercise Science in 2017 to enable me to gain further knowledge within the industry, while also running my own personal training business. I have travelled and attended three internships in America and Canada working alongside some of the top Strength and Conditioning coaches and their professional athletes, enabling me to work and train with people from all walks of life, including the following :

  • Elderly population
  • General population
  • Junior athletic individuals and teams ageing from 9 upwards
  • Professional and amateur athletes.

I take great pride in my own training to make sure I am in the best physical condition not only to perform my job but to inspire my clients to achieve their goals. Having played women’s ice hockey for one of the top women’s clubs in the country, winning the league 5 times and also part of women’s Great Britain ice hockey organisation.



  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Advanced Kettlebell instructor

Specialist Areas:

  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Powerlifting
  • Postural correction, injury prevention and rehabilitation especially lower back pain
  • Development of strength and movement in any individual


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