About Altius Sports Performance

Altius Sports Performance is the private practice of Chris Kirk, providing strength and conditioning and sport science support for adult and youth athletes and teams (amatuer, semi-pro and pro) across the Lancashire area.

Chris has been a lecturer and researcher in the sport sciences for over a decade, and an active S&C coach for 5 years. He holds an MSc (by Research) from the University of Central Lancashire, a BSc (Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University. He has published his research in several peer reviewed journals as well as being a active peer reviewer and is currently undertaking study for a PhD at Liverpool John Moores University.

He played basketball regionally and in the England Basketball League before discovering MMA and Brazilian jiu jitsu by way of taekwondo.


MSc (by Research) Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences

BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

YSCA Youth Strength and Conditioning Coach

BWL Olympic Weight Lifting Coach

ISPAS Accredited Sports Performance Analyst

UKAD Anti Doping Advisor

Functional Movement Screen certified