STK SPORT is the trading name of my business as a self-employed, which has been registered with HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) in the United Kingdom since 2013.
I am Dr Stefan Kolimechkov and my research focuses on assessing physical fitness, physical activity and nutritional diet. I obtained my PhD degree in Physical Education from the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the National Sports Academy, Bulgaria in 2018. I am also a Registered Scientist (RSci) in the United Kingdom, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science (ISSN 2501 - 1235).
I provide a range of services in Physical Education and Sports, and I am involved in different scientific projects in Sport and Exercise Sciences. I have also been working as a gymnastics coach at the Elite Gymnastics Academy CIC in London since 2013. In the following video I speak about my long-term goals and objectives.
In 2011 I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Sports Science and Physical Education from the National Sports Academy, 'Vassil Levski' - Sofia, Bulgaria, and in 2012 I completed my Master's degree in Physical Education from the same University. In 2013 I moved to live and work in the United Kingdom. My teaching qualification is considered comparable to British Master's degree standard by the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC). Moreover, I hold a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the purpose of teaching in schools in England, and this award was made by the National College for Teaching & Leadership in 2014, which is now replaced by Department for Education and Teaching Regulation Agency.
In 2015, I was enrolled for a three-year higher education distance learning course at the National Sports Academy in Bulgaria, which led to a PhD degree in Physical Education. I conducted my PhD research here in the United Kingdom with the help of my supervisors from the University in Bulgaria. My dissertation was concerned with the nutrition and physical fitness of primary school children engaged in artistic gymnastics, and built upon all the studies which I had carried out. From 2015 to 2018 I was also assisting Physical Education lessons at St Edmund's Primary School. The last few years were extremely successful for me in terms of academic achievements, and I am delighted to mention that I presented some of our studies at international scientific conferences in physical education, and sport and exercise sciences, including: the top one in the United Kingdom (the BASES Conference in Nottingham 2017, and in Harrogate 2018); the biggest and oldest one in Physical Education (the FIEP Congress in Luxembourg 2017, and in Istanbul 2018); and the biggest in Bulgaria (International Congress of Applied Sports Sciences in Sofia 2017). In 2018, at the age of 30, I was officially admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. I am currently a member of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS-ID: 26528), professional member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES, #107218) and I have been awarded the status of Registered Scientist (RSci) #BAS/131/000001 by the Science Council and its professional body BASES.
I have been a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Physical Education and Sport Science since April 2017, and the Editor-in-Chief of this journal since July 2018. I am also a Gold Member of British Gymnastics (the UK Governing Body for the sport of Gymnastics), and a Level 2 British Gymnastics Coach.
In addition to that, I am a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and a registered Exercise Professional. I have also met the criteria and standards of the EuropeActive, and have been admitted to the European Register (EREPS) with the status of Level 6 Personal Trainer, Advanced Health and Exercise Specialist. I have also been given the status of Level 3 Personal Trainer by the Register of Exercise Professionals in the United Kingdom (REPs UK) after meeting the industry standards. I am currently a full member of both EREPS and REPs UK.