Jonathan Shannon

Jonathan Shannon

Former editor

Jonathan Shannon was the editor of the Coach website from 2016 to 2024, developing a deep understanding of health and fitness through interviews with leading experts in a range of topics. 

Jonathan edited almost all articles published on Coach, ensuring they are accurate, useful and easy to read. He also selected what Coach covers and the wider editorial strategy, aiming to help as many people as possible enrich their lives with the activity of their choosing.  

Jonathan took up running while editing Coach and used the training plans on the site to run a sub-40min 10K, 1hr 28min half marathon and 3hr 6min marathon. He’s an advocate of cycling to work and is Coach’s e-bike reviewer, and not just because he lives up a bit of a hill. He also reviews fitness trackers and other workout gear. Jonathan takes any opportunity to practise yoga and swim in open water, and completed the half-mile course at Swim Serpentine 2021. He also plays five-a-side football for a south London team.

Jonathan has been a professional journalist and editor since 2008, beginning his career at Time Out New York and finishing at the title as acting editor-in-chief before moving to London to provide maternity cover for the editor of Time Out London. Jonathan is committed to producing high-quality service journalism, helping readers make the most of their leisure time with inspiring and, most importantly, accurate information, something he’s continued doing with Coach.

Jonathan has a BA (Hons) in Modern History from Magdalen College, Oxford University. 

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