Meet Impact

The Team at Impact has over 40 years experience of working with some of the best athletes in the world. Meet the people who can help you make the most out of your ability.

Ben Cooper

Ben has worked in professional sport for over 18yrs, both as a professional athlete and as a professional sports coach. Currently the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Castleford Tigers RLFC, Ben began his career back in 1996 as a professional rugby league player with Sheffield Eagles. He went on to play Super League for Huddersfield Giants and Leigh Centurions before taking the opportunity to learn his craft in Strength and Conditioning in 2005 at Huddersfield Giants. Ben worked his way up through the ranks with the Giants to Head of Strength and Conditioning, while studying for his degree in Sports Science at Leeds Met University. Ben spent two years in the same role with Hull FC before making the move to Castleford Tigers in 2012. Ben’s been fortune to work alongside some of the best players and coaches in Rugby League throughout his career, picking up fantastic skills and experiences along the way. Currently studying for his masters degree in Strength and Conditioning at Twickenham university Ben continues to perfect his craft and ensure his teaching practise is current and well researched.

Helen Burdin

Sessions with Helen are infectious, she’ll work you hard and get results, in a strict, driven environment, but somehow she brings the fun! Helen specialises in women’s body composition change, be prepared to work hard and you’ll love training with Helen. Helen is available for personal training sessions and runs various classes throughout the week.

Richard Stead

Rich works alongside Ben and Helen to complete our Impact coaching trio. Rich speciailises in group sessions and you'll find him running our Impact Fit and Impact Strength classes every week. Classes with Rich are full and intense but he encourages team work in a fun environment, just don't question his choice in music!

Our Facilities

Impact Strength and Fitness was born in May 2014. Now three years down the line the business has gone from strength to stength, so much so that we've had to move to new larger premises,

You'll now find us behind the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. We moved in to our new 3000sqft home in April 2017 and this extra space has really enabled us to enhance and perfect the service that we offer our clients.

We also have brand new shower facilities on site making our gym ideal if you like to train before work.

We've recently launched a brand new membership package too that offers the best value for money for our clients.