What is RIAK Fitness?

We started out in 2017 as a simple triathlon coaching business and whilst coaching is still at the heart of what we do, RIAK has become so much more. Nonetheless, our principles of Balance, Simplicity and Accessibility still pervade and inform everything we do.

RIAK is also now synonymous with innovation and being at the forefront of technology.  We saw the potential of the platform that is now Wahoo RGT and began working with them early in their journey.  In fact, up until the acquisition by Wahoo. you would have seen our workouts and training plans in their training library as we sought to help the fledgling platform reach its potential.  We have more recently partnered up with Pillar, an intelligent training management system, which includes real-time adaptations reflecting changes in athlete fitness and fatigue.

This is a big part of why RIAK continues to flourish and expand.  Our athletes and partners know they are working with a business that will always evolve with the times, so they can be sure they are always benefitting from the most up-to-date methodologies and technology.

Our Philosophy

We believe the key to achieving your fitness goals is consistency. At RIAK Fitness we feel the best way we can assist you in attaining that aspiration is by helping you to achieve balance in your life; help keep things straightforward for you and be as inclusive as possible. BALANCE, SIMPLICITY and ACCESSIBILITY are the corner-stones of the business and everything we do.

What this means in practice is that while we take performance and fitness gains seriously, we also take balancing your training with the rest of life’s demands equally as seriously. That is why we have a big emphasis on athlete education, so they can steadily become their own coaches, make smarter decisions and avoid common mistakes that might lead to illness, injury or chronic fatigue.

Meet Our Coaches


Founder & Head Coach

Rich is a BTF L2 diploma qualified coach, Ironman Certified Coach and Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Rich was once a city lawyer, living the stressful city life where every minute seems to be accounted for. That is why he is so passionate about the sessions and services RIAK Fitness provides. Everything RIAK does is specifically designed to either educate or make life simpler for the athlete.

Triathlon Coach

Matt is a BTF L2 diploma qualified coach and Ironman Certified Coach.

Matt has a wealth of experience in coaching athletes of all levels. His coaching philosophy is founded on the idea that a coach’s role is to accelerate the rate of improvement for each athlete, whilst enriching their experience in the sport. An engineer by training, his approach is rooted in scientific research, whilst recognising that if we aren’t having fun, we are missing the point!

Triathlon & Run Coach

Tanya is a Ironman certified coach, qualified England Athletics running coach, Level 3 Personal trainer and Sports Massage Therapist.

Coming from a background in rehab and performance means she has experience helping a wide range of abilities, from elite athletes to beginners. Her specialisms are in posture, hypermobility and strength and conditioning for endurance sports.