Our principles are born from over 300 years of weightlifting knowledge. Our founder and CEO, Davy Snowdon MBE, was a conditioning expert for the Olympic Federation covering all sports for two Olympic Games, a former Weightlifting Guinness Book World Record holder, a National and staff coach for the British Weightlifting Team and lecturer for many governing bodies.
Davy has spent most of his life training and studying the human body and the art of weightlifting. After returning from the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 he set up Pristine Condition. In 2014, Davy was awarded an MBE by HRH Queen Elizabeth II for the significant reduction in accidents throughout industry and improving the health and wellbeing of our nation.
Our core philosophies of training still remain as the heartbeat of our company. We pride ourselves in family values, preferring not to think of working for clients but instead support them as colleagues - as part of Team Pristine!
Our business has now grown into an exceptional team of experts in their own rights. We are a global organisation, working with top FTSE companies across all industries, but still delivering the same personal service to SMEs.
John Lear, former Olympic Coach who, for over 40 years, was the UK’s foremost authority on weightlifting and coaching, first met Pristine's Founder and CEO David Snowdon MBE since the early 1980s. Here, he offers his insight into Davy’s background and capabilities:
Mr Snowdon MBE was a Physical Educationalist having qualified at the Home Office College of Physical Education, following which, he developed a deep understanding of the application of strength and fitness training to performance at all levels, and within its many forms.
He rapidly advanced through the Coaching Awards of the British Weightlifting Association (BWLA) to become a Staff Coach - the highest grade of competency in coaching within the sport of weightlifting, strength and power training.
At the Olympic games in Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996, he was selected as the Expert Strength, Conditioning and Power Coach, advising all 32 of Team GB’s Olympic sports teams.
Himself, a former World Record holder entered into the Guinness Book of Records, Davy also proved to be an inspirational coach in the sport of Weightlifting and, in 1992, he was appointed National Coach to Great Britain's Women's Weightlifting team.
He fulfilled this duty with great success, coaching the team to win the title of 'Champions of Europe', together with several members of the squad winning individual titles.
As a BWLA Staff Coach, he was responsible for the training of many of their coaches and was also an expert lecturer and teacher in all of the core subjects essential in successful training programmes, advising numerous sports’ Governing Bodies in the process.
His wide knowledge of applied anatomy, kinetics and exercise physiology has enabled him, in conjunction with his own ability as a Weightlifter, to apply these principles to all branches of activity in sport, general fitness and in the essential areas of Health and Safety in Industry.
This knowledge and its application has been the foundation for the development of a hugely successful worldwide business and I would have no hesitation in personally recommending him and his company’s services.
John Lear, B.A. BSC Physical Education
Former National Director of Coaching BWLA and Olympic Coach from 1960-2000