HOW DID THIS JOURNEY BEGIN?
Although TNE was founded in 2017, the journey really started in 2009 when John and Simon met whilst serving as Royal Marine Commandos and operating alongside UK Special Forces. Working in a job that placed huge demands on the body and mind, and where second place could result in serious injury or death, sparked a deep interest in human performance.
Along the way they realised how many people are struggling in modern society with their physical and mental health. Sick and tired of the misinformation and half truths that confuse people and confuse an already complex topic, they decided to do something about it.
The Natural Edge was created as an antidote to a world full of ‘quick fixes’, ‘fad diets’ and superficial promises of happiness. Instead we champion the fundamental activities that naturally allow us to thrive as individuals.
We champion good health through basic actions: Quality sleep, balanced wholefood nutrition, physical training which builds a fit, injury-proof body, and developing a strong resilient mindset. And we promote a greater connection with the great outdoors through adventures big and small.
And to help do this we brought together an awesome team of people…
SIMON & JOHN
After parting ways in the military, with John continuing as a RM tactical signaller, and Simon to serve with the SBS, they joined forces in 2017 to create TNE. Starting out by running adventure trips and coaching small groups on health and mindset, they realised there was a need for a more balanced and holistic approach to counter the confusion and bad information that fills the fitness industry. Moving forward they have been joined by a fantastic team who share their passion for positive change.
RACHEL ANN HOBBS
Clinically trained Dietitian specialising in lifestyle nutrition, with a post-grad from the International Olympic Committee, Ironman triathlete & currently holding a powerlifting record for Great Britain. Rachel is also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and commencing (another) post grad in Advanced Psychotherapy. Rachel’s nutrition course has been designed to educate and empower you to create long term positive eating habits that are sustainable.
Royal Marines PTI, who has worked with everyone from royalty to Hollywood actors & Olympic athletes, and coached North Face athletes who are pioneering the most extreme outdoor pursuits on the planet. As well as participating in some of the toughest multi-day running events on the planet. Ed’s programmes will provide the structure to challenge you, build resilience, integrate quality movement patterns, and create a fulfilling training experience.
Ex-Royal Marines Commando who then spent 6 years in the Fire and Rescue service, whilst becoming a fully qualified PT, Kettlebell Instructor and 500 hour Yoga teacher. David specialises in and teaches movement through a wide range of modalities including calisthenics, hand-balancing, mobility sequencing, yoga and martial arts. His knowledge will provide you with a comprehensive understanding and solid foundation for you to reach your goals whatever they are.
Yoga teacher who lives and breathes dynamic movement through a passion for yoga, longboarding, cycling and all sorts of adventures in the mountains! Christine specialises in sequencing training to complement other sports...CrossFit, running, surfing, climbing...make you more flexible, prevent injuries and improve recovery. Accompanying the team on TNE retreats she helps people develop mind & body toolkits to deal with whatever life decides to throw at you.
Top Mindset coach who has worked with the likes of Brent Fikowski, CrossFit Games silver medalist. Through accumulating 10,000 hours of coaching athletes, becoming a Royal Marines Reservist and mentoring under sports psychologists, Tom has developed a system of mental mastery based in both cutting edge neuroscience and millennia-old philosophies. His course will "rewire" the subconscious mind, grow positivity and create mental-emotional stability.