Welcome to Heart Zones UK
Heart Zones UK Ltd was set up in 2002 by Rick Kiddle. To contact the Heartzones team click here
Rick Kiddle won the British Triathlon Championships in 1989. After competing in the World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games he became one of the first National Triathlon coaches in Great Britain.
Rick launched Spinning into the UK in 1996 after attending the first European Schwinn Indoor Cycling Course in Germany. He has his own business that has taught over three thousand fitness professionals how to teach Indoor Cycling and work with Heart Rate Training. Rick is an innovator writing countless articles showcasing his training ideas in national magazines.
Having an extensive background in Martial Arts he was also one of the first aerobic instructors in the early eighties. Rick’s spare time is taken up with finding new ways to coach his clients.
As author and writer Rick works as a fitness editor for several magazines and continues to develop innovative training programmes to measure, monitor and motivate individuals and teams. In 2004 he launched his first book – “The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling” published by A&C Black. In 2006 he launched his first indoor turbo training DVD “RKC Cycling Series 1”, In 2007 he has now released three DVD’s, “RKC Open Water Swimming 1” and “RKC Cycling Series 2” In 2008 the fourth title will be available “RKC Cycling Series 3”. The cycling series all use the Heart Zones sub maximal tests.
Rick is dedicated to increasing the awareness of Heart Zones Training®, Power and Threshold based training and introducing Triathlon to new entry level Triathletes. Rick Kiddle Coaching trains triathletes from entry to Olympic level as well as running an open water swimming facility at Heron lake, that sees over 400 triathletes swim every week during the summer under his coaching guidance.Andy Browns Biography - (Heart Zones Director )
Andy studied Sports Science to HND level in 1996. Immediately after graduating he started working within the Health and Fitness industry firstly as a fitness instructor before moving into management in 2001. This is a role he continued to do until December 2006.
Andy’s sporting passion is cycling and he has been a keen cyclist from the age of 14, competing in both Mountain Bike and Road Racing events all over the UK. During this time he has built up a broad knowledge and experience of how to use cycling as a fun and motivating way to achieve fitness goals.
Throughout his time working in Health Clubs Andy has combined his Sports Science and cycling background to help other people achieve their goals by running Studio Cycling Classes. He gained his first NSCR Studio Cycling Qualification in 2002 and has continued to teach group cycling classes since then.
In December 2006 Andy joined the NSCR as UK Master Trainer and now uses his knowledge and experience to help other Fitness Professionals become fully qualified Studio Cycling instructors.
In addition to this Andy first heard about the Heart Zones Training concept whilst completing his Studio Cycling course and was interested to see how it could benefit his own performance and that of his personal training clients so enrolled on the Blue Jersey foundation course. Having used and studied the concept Andy teamed up with Rick in 2007 as Co-Director of Heart Zones UK with the goal of further developing the Heart Zones courses and introducing the concept to a wider audience all over the UK.
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