Fitness coach Turner feels Positive about new project
He has created Positive Performance to help elite-level athletes.
The 47-year-old, from Orrell, has been working with many rugby league players – including several from the Warriors – while the season has been on hold.
But it is not certainly limited to rugby league; MMA fighters, wrestlers, track and field athletes and footballers are among the other sportsmen and women also benefiting from his drills, tips and expertise.
Turner, who works at Runshaw College, said: “It’s been in the making for four years and when lockdown began, it gave me the incentive to go for it.
“A lot of the training I’ve focussed on has been athletes’ mobility, speed and power, and the feedback so far has been good.”
Wigan players Sean O’Loughlin, Sam Powell, Willie Isa, Jake Bibby, Joe Greenwood and Harry Smith have already trained with Turner during lockdown – when they have been responsible for their own fitness – as well as ex-Warriors including Greg Burke, Josh Charnley, Joe Bretherton and Kyle Shelford.
A former Royal Marine Commando, Turner joined Wigan in 2008 and was on the staff when they marched to Super League glory in 2010.
He remained with the club for a further four years – which included a Challenge Cup and two more Grand Final wins – before moving to Warrington. He has also been involved with the Scotland and Wales national sides, while his work outside of rugby league include Great Britain wrestlers and athletes.
Turner added: “My hope is that in the near future I can have my own facility for athletes, either individuals or those in team-sports, who can come and
improve their performances.
“We’ve a lot of talent in Wigan and the surrounding area and I’d love to have a training hub for top local athletes.”