Please list your coaching qualifications:

Swindon Barbell Coach Charlie Shotton-Gale
Swindon Barbell Coach Charlie Marillier
  • Post Grad Diploma Strength and Conditioning coach
  • Level 3 personal trainer
  • British Powerlifting Coach level 2
  • International Powerlifting Coach
  • GB Juniors Equipped Coach 2016-2018
  • GB Equipped Bench Team assistant manager 2022
  • British Powerlifting Coaching Course Lead
  • Help for Heroes assistant Powerlifting Coach 2018-2022
  • European Masters Equipped Bench press Gold medalist 2023
  • 10 times British Powerlifting Champion both Classic and Equipped between 2008 and 2018
  • Multiple British and former Commonwealth record holder both Classic and Equipped
  • Safeguarding Children in Sport club officer

How long have you been strength training?

I have been strength training since 2005 after I started trying to get stronger to play rugby.

Do you compete in Powerlifting?

Have been competing since 2007 years, internationally since 2010. I have also competed in 20 international competitions:

  • British Equipped Champion 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • British Classic Champion 2013, 2016
  • Western European silver medalist 2012
  • European medalist 2016
  • Highest world ranking of 6th
  • Multiple British and Commonwealth record holder for both classic and equipped – all at the 82.5-84k weight class (fromer weight category to current)

What is your favourite lift?

All the squats in all the world.

What is your coaching philosophy?

Consistency.  Consistency.  Consistency.

I want to keep you training consistently for as long as possible to support you achieving your goals.

What is your hometown?


What is your favourite food?

All of it.