SIMON HAYES MSc BSc (Hons) Director Performance Physixx – NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION CSCS
After over 20 years working with some of the worlds highest profile professional motor racing drivers. Performance Physixx have developed a platform of training and conditioning at the forefront of the Human Performance World.
Our Clients include many in the British Touring Car Series, British Formula 3, F 3000, Le Mans 24 Hour teams, Formula 1, NASCAR, Grand Am, ALMS, and CART/Verizon Indy Car Series. These drivers and teams include 2012 and 2014 Indy Car Champion and Indy 500 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and 2016 WeatherTech Sports Car Champion Christina Nielsen amongst other Championship winning Drivers.
Simon moved to the United States in 2003 to develop Performance Physixx existing unique human performance provision based out of Los Angeles, and now also available World Wide, with a training base in Lancing in the UK. Simon works alongside one of motorsports greatest innovators and specialists, Canadian Dr Jacques Dallaire.
Simon continues developing drivers in 2017 and beyond for the many race Series around the World. Performance Physixx now has exclusive, detailed and unique training available World Wide via our very own online Training Program Platform. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honors from the University of Surrey England in Exercise and Health Science and a Masters Degree from Bristol University in Exercise and Health Behaviour. Simon is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Distinction level through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (the Highest Certification for personal training in the United States and Internationally).
Audra Krake is a native of Pasadena, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California Davis in 2013. She is currently a Master of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science student at California State University Long Beach. She has a background in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. While at UC Davis, she spent two years as a Student Athletic Trainer working with a variety of the NCAA teams and with athletes now competing at the professional level. She spent many years working at Competitive Athlete Training Zone (CATZ) in Pasadena, CA as a Physical Therapy Aide, where many professional athletes have come back from injury and returned to peak performance levels.
She developed a love for racing from her father at a young age and wants to combine her passion for sports, helping others, and sports science in the world of motorsports. Her career goal is to work with racecar drivers and their teams in the areas of human performance, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and research. She is hoping to contribute to racing becoming safer, more competitive, and more comprehensive for the driver, the team, and the sport.
She is currently implementing ongoing fitness training for Scuderia Corsa driver Christina Nielsen, who is currently in first place in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. She assists in monitoring her nutritional program under the direction of Dr. Philip Goglia, along with providing regular updates on fitness progress and recommends training protocol revisions to Performance Physixx director Simon Hayes.
Dylan pursued his career in fitness at California State University Long Beach, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, in the spring of 2015. His passions for motor racing and fitness go hand in hand, and he strives to help improve the abilities of athletes in order to get them to perform at their top level. Dylan now has over two years of training experience and is certified through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Richard Smedleys reputation is second to none for his fitness and body shaping work, transforming actors for their roles in theatre, TV and Hollywood blockbusters. Having worked in the industry for over 15 years he has gained a wealth of knowledge. Included in his many movie credits is the training of Daniel Day Lewis for the Last of the Mohicans, Milla Jovovich as the Fifth Element.
What they say about us…
“Last year I did not race. Staying in shape becomes a key element in order to be ready to come back in the car at any moment. More than that I made it a mission to put extra emphasis so I would come back fitter than ever before. Thanks to Performance Physixx and Simon Hayes I can say “Mission Accomplished”. This season I am the most ready I have ever been in all levels and Simon has played a big part on getting me there.”
Oriol Servià , Indycar Newman Haas Racing 2011 Season
“The programs provided by Performance Physixx allow me to have training designed around my busy routine and dependent on where I am and the equipment I have access to. It is also incredibly specific based around what I want to focus on from a training standpoint and specific to both my ALMS and Indy Car Race programs.”
Ryan Hunter-Reay IndyCar and IMSA, 2012 IndyCar Series Champion, 2014 Indy 500 Champion
“Simon has been working with me to develop my race fitness since early 2013. I have to say the programs that he creates are both specific to my personal level and Series and type of racing for Sports Cars. Simon has also undertaken the role to provide my Team Mate with specific individualized race fitness”
Jerry Kaufman Team Principle Kaufman Racing