Martin McPhilimey is a renowned authority in Breath Science, bringing together an impressive blend of expertise as a Respiratory and Sleep Scientist, Exercise Physiologist, and Behavioural Science Practitioner. With over 15 years of experience in research, clinical work, and training, Martin is not only an accredited coach and mentor but also a passionate advocate for healthy, connected living.

Martin’s journey into Breath Science began in 2009 during an exercise physiology lab, where he made a startling discovery about his own breathing muscles – they were twice as strong as those of an average male. This revelation sparked a deep curiosity in respiratory physiology, leading him to graduate from Nottingham Trent University in 2009 with a Bachelors (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science.

His quest for knowledge didn’t stop there. Martin pursued a Research Masters, focusing on improving exercise recovery through inspiratory muscle training, contributing to research published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Physiology. In 2015, he completed an intensive three-year Scientist Training Programme in the NHS in England, culminating in a Master’s degree. This program offered Martin the opportunity to train under some of the UK’s finest physicians, lecturers, and physiologists, and he graduated from the National School for Healthcare Science as a certified Sleep and Respiratory Scientist.

After a brief yet impactful stint working as an Exercise Scientist at one of the world's largest cardiology departments at St Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts) in London, Martin pursued his childhood vision of becoming a scientist in Australia. He spent six years in Western Australia, establishing himself as a leading and credible scientist. In 2019, Martin realized a lifelong dream by launching Performance Through Health. This marked a turning point; in 2021, he fully committed to this vision, leaving his clinical career to dedicate himself full-time to Performance Through Health. Within just 12 months, he built a six-figure business, working with a vast range of high performers worldwide, while himself traveling the globe.

In 2023, in response to multiple professionals reaching out to learn more about the science behind the tools used at Performance Through Health, the Breath Science Certification was born. This six-month in-depth mentorship program is aimed at raising the standard of scientific understanding in the breath and wellbeing space, reflecting Martin's dedication to education and empowerment in his field.

Today, Martin's mission is more than an academic pursuit; it's a commitment to creating a world where people can achieve optimal health and happiness. His unique blend of academic rigor, clinical expertise, and personal passion positions him at the forefront of the Breath Science field, making him a trusted figure in helping others achieve their best health. Martin has developed a unique framework for living a successful, fulfilling, and happy life with a healthy body and a high-performance mindset. By realising his vision of helping clients prioritize health, success, and performance, Martin can help you take back control of your mind and body to fulfill your life mission.


Martin has spent nearly a decade working with people from various industries such as Athletes, CEO, SAS, all the way to your everyday individual. He is passionate about consulting with new people and forging ongoing solid client relationships to improve their health and lives.

This experience, combined with his deep interest in being at the forefront of scientific principles, means he uses both trusted methods and explores new and powerful techniques to motivate and coach clients to take the best path towards better health, performance and wellbeing.

  • 15 yrs + Clinical, Research, Coaching and Mentoring.
  • Worked with 1000's of Clients all over the World.
  • BSc (Hons) & MRes Sport Science.
  • MSc Respiratory & Sleep Science.
  • Nationally & International Accredited in Respiratory & Sleep Scientist.
  • Oxygen Advantage Instructor.
  • XPT Breathwork Coach.
  • Public Speaker.
  • Behavioural Scientist Practitioner.
  • Specialising in Sleep, Breathing, Stress & Fatigue Reduction & Athletic Recovery.









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