Manchester City's Official Health and Wellness Partner, Vitality, are taking fans behind the scenes at the City Football Academy to meet the staff responsible for ensuring that our young players and both the Men’s and Women’s First teams are in peak physical condition.

In the latest instalment of this series, we meet Emma Lipman, Athletic Development Academy Coach.

Based in the sports science department, Emma is responsible for the physical development of the Blues' young players.

Watch the video below for an exclusive insight into a Manchester City Academy training session and to find out what goes into developing the next generation of City stars.

Numbers don’t always tell you everything. They can give you a picture but we have to ensure we don’t get lost in the numbers and the involvement of GPS and other systems. We can’t forget we’re dealing with a human being.

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