Tom Cowan is a leading Exercise Physiologist. He has been based on Harley Street, the world-famous centre of medical excellence, for over 6 years, specialising in exercise prescription for cancer and cardiac patients.
His work has seen him become recognised as an expert by Public Health England and the Faculty for Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, who selected him to become a member of their Cancer and Exercise expert panel.
Tom has also presented research into preventing cardiovascular disease at international conferences and frequently presents on the science of Exercise and Cancer, with recent talks given at the Lululemon & The Urban Kitchen Breast Cancer Retreat on behalf of CHHP and to The British Dietetic Association (BDA). Tom also frequently contributes for several well-known health and fitness magazines and makes television appearances.
Tom holds regular clinics at the world-leading Harley Street clinic, The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP), as well as working with patients privately at their homes, offices and gyms and remotely via phone/video call and through his online programmes. Tom has been selected as one of the Cancer and Exercise specialists to work at the first CanRehab Retreats with cancer patients in Lanzarote this September.
Tom's expertise span from working with the most complex clinical cases to elite performers, having previously been First Team Sports Scientist for Chelsea Football Club.
Tom is accredited by both the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and the Register of Exercise Professionals and has a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University. Tom is also proud to be a Lululemon ambassador.
IN THE MEDIA
Tom’s reputation as an expert Exercise Physiologist and his success with his clients has led to television appearances and contributing for several well-known publications on behalf of The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) including Men's Health, BBC Focus Magazine and The Sunday Times.
As an expert in the field, Tom's exercise programmes are underpinned by an evidence-based approach, following Sport and Exercise Science principles, the latest research and, for clinical patients, guidance from clinical bodies such as the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). Tom's methods have led to exceptional outcomes for his clients and have featured in publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.
Programmes are bespoke; tailored to your individual needs and goals. All programmes are available in the 3 different formats listed below to allow you to structure your programme in a way that best suits you.
Programmes are available in Remote and Online formats, making them accessible to individuals all over the world and providing the flexibility required by those based in the UK but who travel frequently to be able to keep to their programme wherever they are.
1) In-Person (Exercise sessions delivered face-to-face)
2) Remote (Exercise sessions delivered via phone or video call)
3) Online (A written exercise and lifestyle programme to follow, which is updated accordingly as you progress, with remote monitoring. Remote support provided via text/email/phone call)
Whichever programme format you choose, you will receive meticulously monitoring of your training sessions and exercise workload and your programme will be adapted as necessary to ensure the optimal physiological outcomes are achieved to progress you towards your physiological goals. Tom's work extends beyond the training sessions to provide a holistic approach, with Tom on-hand to provide advice and support remotely as well as helping to create a training and recovery schedule, providing advice and analysis on nutritional choices and monitoring physical activity levels and recovery.
HEALTH AND FITNESS OPTIMISATION
Tom is recognised as an expert in Cancer and Exercise and has vast experience in working with patients at all stages of treatment; pre-, during and post-treatment, to help to manage their side-effects and optimise their physiology, fitness levels, energy levels and immune function.
Tom is qualified to the highest level in Cardiac Rehabilitation with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). Tom is able to devise and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for patients who have suffered a major cardiovascular event e.g. heart attack or stroke, had treatment including stents, a pacemaker or bypass surgery or are living with cardiovascular disease, heart failure or arrhythmias.
Health and Fitness Optimisation
Tom is able to expertly advise individuals wishing to improve their health and fitness. This may be individuals with goals such as weight loss and body composition improvements, cardiovascular fitness and strength improvements, reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as reducing blood pressure or for amateur athletes training towards a physical challenge or event.
WALK THIS WAY... WALKING IN LOCKDOWN
28th January 2021
Tom explains how walking can benefit our health and why it is an important activity during lockdown. He suggests ways to make walking more challenging as a physical activity and ideas to motivate you towards achieving greater step counts.
Click on the link in the title above to read the article (link to external website).
HOW EXERCISE CAN COMBAT FATIGUE, BOOST IMMUNITY AND TREAT LYMPHOEDEMA
13th January 2021
Tom speaks with My Breast My Health podcast host Dr Tasha Gandamihardja about exercise for breast cancer patients and discusses some of the benefits for patients including combatting fatigue, boosting immune function and treating lymphoedema.
Click on the link in the title above to listen to the episode (redirects to Spotify).
ADVENTURE CHALLENGE SERIES
Tom has a regular column in online magazine Essential Journeys, on behalf of The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP). Tom's Adventure Challenge series introduces readers to a new physical adventure challenge in each article, advising how to train for, and complete, it and features Tom's story of performing the challenge himself.