About Me

Hello, I’m Maddie. I’m a Personal Trainer and Psychologist based in South-West London. I help women who struggle with their physical and mental health to improve their relationships with exercise and themselves.

 

I offer personal training tailored to you at The Gym London Southfields, at your home, in the park or online. I also offer Psychological Coaching, where you can work on specific psychological factors related to health and fitness that may be holding you back, including motivation, habit-formation, goal-setting, confidence, self-efficacy, self-talk, visualisation, attitudes, values and anxiety/ stress management.

Prior to working in Fitness I studied and worked in Psychology for ten years, so I’ve always been fascinated by the mind, and specifically the ways in which the mind affects the body and the body affects the mind. Exercise is one of the best ways we can look after not only our physical health but also our mental health, and I believe we should focus far more on the way exercise makes us feel than the way it makes us look. After all, a smile is the best look on everyone anyway!

 

I believe in intuitive movement, which is exercising in a way that is in tune with our body's wants and needs, with the goal to feel good, rather than the fitness industry's fixation with weight loss. Some days that may mean lifting heavy weights, and other days that may mean a walk in the park. It all counts.

I am enthusiastic about making exercise accessible to everybody, regardless of their health status, age or stage of life. Movement can benefit everyone in so many ways, from those living with chronic illnesses to those with disabilities, and from pregnant women to the elderly.

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Qualifications:

Exercise for Pre and Post Natal Clients (2019)

Emergency First Aid at Work (2018)

Level 3 Personal Trainer (2018)

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (2017)

MSc Health Psychology (Merit) - University of Bath (2015)

BSc Psychology (First) - University of Bath (2014)

​I help clients use exercise to manage and improve symptoms related to a range of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Cervical Fracture (Neck)

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Down's Syndrome

  • Eating Disorders

  • Epilepsy

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • Heart Conditions

  • Hemiplegia

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Hypermobility

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Hysterectomy

  • Insomnia

  • ​Learning Difficulties

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Lower-Limb Fractures

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Migraines

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Pelvic Floor Issues

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Pre and Post Natal 

  • Sciatica

  • Stress

  • Stroke

  • Tennis Elbow

  • ​Traumatic Brain Injuries