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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Senior Manager | Strength & Conditioning

Simon joins Fortius Sport & Health following four years working with the Chinese Olympic Committee in Beijing. During that time, he supported both summer and winter sports teams in their preparation for the Olympics. Simon was the Head Performance Coach with Table Tennis prior to the Rio Olympics and was Head of Performance for Figure Skating at the PyeongChang Games in 2018. He was also in charge of managing the performance support staff to 35 of China’s national teams as well as developing and improving the overall performance systems with many teams. Simon has experience working across three continents starting his career in Tennis in the UK. Simon has worked with a wide range of sports, and with athletes and clients from 5 to 75 years old. Simon is a keen traveler and likes to explore new cultures and cuisines. In his free time he is a keen skier and enjoys snowshoeing and hiking.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Performance Science, Setanta College, Ireland
  • BSc Science of Sport and Exercise, University of Surrey, UK

ROOTS

  • Rugby
  • Tennis

Client CV

  • Figure Skating – Sui Wenjing & Han Cong – Olympic Silver Medal in 2018
  • Table Tennis – Ding Ning – Olympic Gold in 2016
  • Weightlifting – Shi Zhi Yong – Olympic Gold in 2016
  • Alpine Skiing – National Team athletes
  • Aerial Skiing – National Team Athletes
  • Rowing – National Team athletes
  • Canoe/Kayak – National Team athletes
  • Fencing – National Team and PanAm Medalist
  • Rugby – BC Premiership, Provincial and National Team athletes
  • Tennis – High Performance Academy athletes

Professional Highlights

  • Supporting Team China Figure Skating at the PyeongChang Olympics
  • Coaching Chinese National Figure Skating Team
  • Coaching Chinese National Table Tennis Team

Professional Affiliations

  • USA Weightlifting
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association