PASSIONATE TO SHARE HIS ENTHUSIASM IN ALL SPORTS, THIERRY BESSEDE CREATED JURA SPORTS IN 2018 TO HELP ATHLETES REACH THEIR GOALS AND HELP CHILDREN TO DISCOVER AND PLAY MANY DIFFERENT SPORTS.

WE OFFER ENDURANCE SPORTS COACHING IN RUNNING, CYCLING AND TRIATHLON. WE ORGANISE CYCLING AND RUNNING EVENTS, AND ORGANISE THE POPULAR JURA KIDS CAMPS IN THE TERRE SAINTE AND LA COTE AREA IN SWITZERLAND

Thierry Bessède – Founder and Head Coach

Swiss national, husband and father of two, Thierry graduated from IFAS International as a fitness instructor, and is a keen marathoner and triathlete with numerous marathons and IRONMAN races under his belt. Thierry also played competitive golf, representing his country at youth level and participating in the University World Matchplay Championships, representing University of London.
With a business background, 10 years of commodities trading in three different countries, he knows what it takes to lead an ambitious career, train as a competitive athlete, eat healthily, and spending quality time with the family. Suffering from weight issues as a child, Thierry transformed his life through triathlon and nutrition. He passionately shares his love of health and fitness so you can reach your own goals.
Contact: thierry@jurasports.com

Jasper McDowell – Running Coach & Junior Camps Head Coach

Swiss and British national, Jasper graduated from Loughborough University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sports Science. He is also a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer. He has played many team and individual sports throughout his life representing Switzerland in both rugby and fencing. Jasper is now focused on long distance running where the competes in races ranging from 5k to 100 miles. He has a personal best of 2.40 in the marathon and is passionate about improving his own performances as well as helping others reach their fitness goals. Jasper will be head coach at the Jura Junior Camps.
Contact: info@jurasports.com

Matthias Hirzel – Tennis Coach

De nationalité suisse, passionné de sport depuis l’enfance plus particulièrement de tennis et de football, j’ai fait partie des 15 meilleurs suisse étant junior et ai joué en élite pour plusieurs clubs (Stade Nyonnais et LS). Diplômé d’une école supérieure (SAWI) en marketing et communication j’ai suivi une carrière dans l’immobilier durant une décennie avant de me recentrer il y’a quelques années sur mes passions en faisant une spécialisation en management et marketing du sport (SAWI) ainsi que plusieurs formations Jeunesse et Sports Suisse (tennis et football) pour l’enseignement sportif aux enfants, jeunes et adultes. Actuellement en préparation du diplôme C d’entraîneur de Swiss Tennis mon but est de transmettre aux enfants et jeunes cette passion, ce plaisir tout particulier, la découverte de soi et des autres que l’on peut vivre à travers la pratique du sport!
Contact: info@jurasports.com

ATHLETE REVIEWS

I was new to 1 to 1 coaching before signing up with Thierry; having been a gym goer for a number of years, I was looking for something extra to motivate me, push me to the next level and enable me to train more outdoors than in. I wanted a coach who had been there and done it and could speak from firsthand experience and not just about theory. I have limited time to train so wanted to ensure I am getting the most out of my sessions when I do. Thierry listened to my goals, guided me through my options and provided me with a comprehensive and tailored plan to achieve my fitness objectives and event goals. Thierry makes things clear, straight forward, motivating and his follow up had been first class. I look forward to seeing what I can achieve with his guidance!

Alec Murphy