Education / Accreditation
- PhD Sport Science (Biomechanics/ Exercise Physiology
- BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences
- MSc Human Movement
- State Coach Australian Weightlifting Federation
- The International Society for the
Advancement of Kinathropometry (Skinfolds), Level 1
- Australian Sports Anti-Doping
Authority Level 1
Dr Laurence Houghton has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience working in strength and conditioning.
Laurence graduated from Loughborough University (the spiritual home of Sports Science in the UK) with first class Honours in Sport Science.
In 2006 he made the move to Australia and completed his Master of Science in Sport Physiology at The University of Western Australia (UWA) followed by his PhD which included physiology, biomechanics and strength and conditioning.
He has worked as strength and conditioning coach for ACE Cricket Academy, UWA (2009-2014) and interim strength and conditioning coach at Northants County Cricket Club, UK (2012).
Dr Loz continues to strive for excellence in the application of sport science through the delivery of strength and conditioning services. He has completed his ISAK skinfold assessment Level 1 and Australian Weightlifting Federation State Coach (Level 2) courses.
Laurence has a love of sport and fitness stemming from his early teenage years including cricket, hockey, running, indoor rowing championships and weightlifting. If you see Laurence around the gym have a chat and see how he can help you achieve your goals.
Having personal training with Laurence helped me with my confidence and helped me to get back into exercise, I learnt more about myself and the gym equipment. It helped me get motivated and instead of making excuses I could focus on my goals. It really takes you to the next level. Personal training is an investment in your health, having another person that works with you is very motivating and keeps you accountable.
– Bec Cordina
I recently signed up and completed a six week Boot Camp Challenge at Warwick Gym. I was initially apprehensive to attend a ‘Boot Camp’ class - but loved it from the very first session. I found the small group training but motivating and fun and it provided the kick-start I needed to get back into regular exercise. Laurence holds you to account and the individually designed strength and cardio workouts were varied, challenging and catered for all fitness levels. I could work at my own level and I could track my progress with the diary provided. I noticed physical results within two weeks and will definitely be signing up for Bootcamp again!
– Lisa Becker
Laurence is great at making every session challenging and fun. He also ensures that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries. His exercises are fantastic and I use a lot of them in my general gym workouts now. I’ve seen improvements in my ability to complete more sit ups and hold my Pilates poses like a professional.
– Kate Stocker
Laurence listens to my stated needs as an older woman with a history of many joint injuries, and he incorporates my preferences into an enjoyable and challenging programme which strengthens me, protects me against further injury and improves my confidence.
– Di Jacoby
I had 3 Personal Training sessions with Laurence. The sessions were well planned out in advance based on my requirements. I was very pleased with all sessions, each which had a slightly different focus. I will certainly have addition sessions with Laurence in the future.
– Andrew Astle
I found Laurence very quickly ascertained my level of fitness. He listened to what I wanted to achieve from my work outs, worked with me on each exercise to ensure I was doing the right thing, then set me challenging and individual session plans for cardio, core and strength conditioning.
– Steve Roberts
I've just finished my 6 week PT core and strength sessions with Laurence. It's been awesome and I totally recommend it. So much variety, guidance and great exercises that I enjoyed doing (even if some were hard!) I can now tone those muscles I didn't know even know I had! Thanks so much Laurence
– Nikki Doick