Having shredded the tracks and trails of the British motocross scene since he was seven years old, rider Sam Sunderland has become a true international star, garnering a reputation as a fast and accomplished desert rider. H is first major victories came in 2011, when he won two stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and three others in the Australasian Safari. Sam's inaugural Dakar outing was on New Year's Day, 2012 - at just 22 years old, he took an impressive seventh place finish on stage one of the event, but his dreams of a Dakar title were shattered when an electrical fault forced him to retire during day two. Instead of dwelling on the disappointment, Sam focused on the positives - he had not only finished in the top ten during his first Dakar outing, but was just three minutes off the pace of the leaders when he retired. Having finished 13th overall in the 2012 Sardinia Rally (second in class), Sam went on to take a podium position at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, after leading the field for five days. He also played a lead role in TEAM HRC's stellar 2013 season, when he took the win at the Merzouga Rally in Morocco, virtually unchallenged. Now, with a Dakar win in his sights, it seems that Sam is all set to take the desert race by storm. After a promising start in the 2014 Dakar, with a notable win in Stage 2, Sam Sunderland was forced to withdraw during Stage 4 of the rally due to mechanical problems. The last time a British rider had won a stage in the Dakar it had been 15 years ago! This kind of talent did not go unnoticed and soon he became part of the KTM family, ge tting great results in the World Rallies Championship. In 2015 he won the first stage in Argentina but on stage 4 a heavy fall meant he was unable to continue. All is good though and he'll no doubt be back for more!
" Highly dedicated. Great integrity. Extremely demanding and 100 percent focussed. Fabien has helped me achieve my goals that we set when we first started. Sometimes I tease him and say I am on the search for a lazy coach. "Amal
" Five years ago I met Fabien right in time when I needed therapy for both of my knees after sustaining injury. Since then, Fabien has been working with me and with other members of my family, helping us to firstly learn about how to improve our posture, secondly helped us in bringing awareness to the importance of maintaining certain levels of healthy practices and finally guiding us and teaching us about best practices for future improvements. Fabien has always shown a great work ethos. Indeed, he is always punctual, driven, motivating, and always shows concern even when off site. Many times, I had to ask him to send me guidelines when I had pain and he would always email me websites and best exercises that soon improved my situation. Fabien’s manipulation and therapeutic practices are simply amazing, and he is always on top of research as he brings in the latest discoveries and applied technology while manipulating bones and muscles. Fabien always sets high standards not only for his patients but also for himself, as he always tells about his experience in participating in marathons, decathlons and triathlons. He is a living example of how he inspires his clients to be and to the best practices he tries to apply. Thank you Fabien for everything. "Dr. Grace Chami-Sather
" I have trained with Fabien individually and in a group for ver 3 years. Using his expert combination of plyometrics, metabolic, cardio & endurance exercises, he has helped me to reach levels of fitness, agility and strength I had not dreamed were possible. Training with him is challenging and fun. He is definitely a cut above other trainers in his field. "Loma
" Fabien is the most professional and dedicated coach I have ever met. Three years ago, I visited Fabien for a series of physiotherapy sessions and the goal was to be able to travel, drive and walk without aches and mainly be able to get rid of heavy medication and pain killers. I ended up signed up for the 10kms run after less than a year, exercising regularly and never get bored. I have so much fun even if the session sometimes are tough but Fabien has the talent to have you make it. I would have never thought that I would be exercising again regularly and furthermore, never with such a pleasure. Thank you Fabien for your dedication and endless encouragements! "Naouel