Megan qualified as a personal trainer as part of an honours degree in Fitness and Personal Training which she completed between 2008 and 2011 at Southampton Solent University. She was employed by a variety of fitness establishments including small independent companies such as the Winchester Tennis and Squash Club and larger chains such as David Lloyd Leisure over the next 4 years, before deciding it was time to make the leap into work as a self-employed personal trainer.
MGB Fitness was formed in January 2013, and for the next 2 years, Megan worked closely with a variety of clients in their homes and local parks getting know them and their families. During this time, Megan also took up competitive power lifting. As a sport with a majority male membership, and plenty of misconceptions of what is involved and how it affects the female physique, Megan used her expertise in training and fitness to see past misunderstandings to the potential benefits of top end strength training and how the body adapts to it. Over the following 3 years, Megan competed and took titles at local, national, and international levels and was able to use her experiences and training to better help her clients of all shapes and sizes.
April 2015 saw the grand opening of the MGB Fitness Studio. Megan devised the MGB Fitness Studio as a place for personal trainers such as herself to be able to access facilities to work with their clients to deliver the very best training in a private space without need of gym memberships and fees.
With the Studio well established, in December 2016 Megan launched a search for two new members of staff to create a team who could further grow the MGB Fitness service. The new team would enable MGB Fitness to provide an even better package, to even more clients, and at a price that more people could afford. With the addition of Kate and Luke, the MGB Fitness team launched the brand-new group training model in January 2017, and look forward to making a difference to many lives in the local Southampton community and beyond.
A note from Megan:
“I have learnt so much from my time as a personal trainer and love the variety that comes with my job. Being a personal trainer to me is not just about using my technical knowledge to write effective programmes and provide nutritional guidance, but really getting to know my clients and their needs. If I can familiarise myself with what inspires and matters most to them, I am able to provide them with the best possible support and motivation and take care of them in a holistic way. At the end of the day, I take satisfaction from seeing how their time working with me has enabled my clients to make changes to their health and wellbeing, resulting in a better quality of life for them and those close to them.”