James Mitchell-Dinapoli

Strength and Conditioning

Meet James

What can I offer?

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Personal Training
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sport Massage

“I have been training since my late teens due to injury from playing sport, and I’ve not looked back”.


  • Olympic Lifting
  • Periodised Programming with Excel
  • Statistical Analysis with SPSS
  • Sport Injury Taping
  • Athlete Screening and Monitoring
  • Maximal Fitness Testing
  • Sports Rehabilitation Special Tests (Upper and Lower Limb Inc. Neural Testing)

My Qualifications

  • Masters – Strength and Conditioning
  • Bachelors – Strength and Conditioning, Rehabilitation, Sport Massage
  • Sport Massage Therapist – Level 4
  • Personal Trainer – Level 3
  • Fitness Instructor – Level 2
  • Circuit training
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Gym-based boxing
  • Spin

“I take every opportunity I get to improve my knowledge and understanding of the underpinning science behind performance”

Training Certifications

  • Sport Massage Level 4
  • Personal Training Level 3
  • Fitness Instructing Level 2
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1
  • Circuit Training
  • Spin
  • Gym-based boxing
  • Sports Nutrition
  • First Aid at Work (Valid to 2019)
  • Competency in Capillary Blood Sampling (Lab Physiology)
  • Electrotherapy CPD

Professional Experience

Welsh Rugby Union – Spent 3rd year at uni working with WRU as a strength and conditioning intern, working with age-grade rugby players from Newport Gwent Dragons region preparing them for the type of exercises and conditioning they can expect when in the academy set-up.

Golf Union of Wales (National Governing Body) – Throughout studying the Masters in S&C worked with National golfers and aided in the delivery of strength and conditioning specifically for their sport. Conducted a study at Masters level with the golfers for dissertation purposes and helped GUW with data collection across various squads.

Newport County Football Club – Since pre-season of the 17/18 season I have been programming and delivering S&C to the cub’s U18 squad and preparing them for key fixtures and competition. Over the course of the season we have seen great physical improvements in strength, power and speed.

Hockey Wales (National Governing Body) – Spent the weekend with the senior men’s and women’s squad in preparation for the Commonwealth Games 2018. Over the course of the camp I helped conduct maximal speed, power and aerobic tests, and individual sessions for players with muscular weaknesses or imbalances.

In-Depth Sports Massage – Been running a mobile sport massage business since October 2016, delivering massage to people from a variety of backgrounds and sports. Some special populations worked with: Elite athletes, disabled community, elderly people, U16’s accompanied by adult.

Cardiff Half Marathon and Indoor Athletics at Cardiff Met’s NIAC – Delivered sport massage at these events to a number of athletes competing, for preparation and recovery.

“I educate my clients as much as possible, helping them to understand why we do things and what positive impact it can have on their body and mind.”

Contact me on 07891 391775 and we can meet up and get you working towards your goals faster, stronger and fitter.


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