Meet The Team 2018-02-27T17:59:11+00:00

Meet Your Team

We’re your personal training team – here to support your goals and long-term success. 

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With a combined experienced of over 35 years, the MGB Fitness team work together to provide you with a professional and personable service.

Click on the profiles below to learn more about us and our work in the fitness industry.

Megan Batchelor

MGB Director & Head Coach

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.”

Kate Ross

MGB Coach

Kate’s background in fitness began at a young age.  Attending ‘Teen Fit’ sessions at the local gym from age 13, she experienced many benefits which included losing weight, and gaining confidence. Her enjoyment of regular exercise, whether going to the gym or swimming, built up over the years.  Thanks to her own positive experiences, Kate decided that she wanted to help other people enjoy fitness, and the positive influence it had on her life.

In 2012 Kate qualified as a swimming instructor, working with children aged between 3 and 8 years old. This further realised her passion for helping and teaching people.

Qualifying as a Personal Trainer in 2013, Kate continued working in the industry as a self-employed trainer from multiple gyms; running classes, 1-2-1, and group sessions alongside swim coaching.  During this time, she worked with a range of people with different goals from re-building strength after an injury, through to training for a specific event.

Kate joined the MGB Fitness team in January 2017.

A note from Kate:

For me, the most inspiring part of my job as a Personal Trainer is seeing the difference that a few hours of training per week can have on every aspect of someone’s life.  I have been fortunate enough to work with and get to know some amazing people who have achieved their goals, began to enjoy their training sessions, and appreciate and love their own bodies. Having watched the way they transition to a more confident and happy version of themselves is what gives me the most motivation and satisfaction my work.

Mitch Fry

MGB Coach

Mitch has always been involved in sports from a young age playing rugby, football and badminton throughout his school years.

At the age of 16 he started weight training and boxing and loved the physical aspects and fitness. This developed into competing in amateur boxing shows.

From there the ball kept rolling and he went on to train and actively compete in kickboxing, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA).  To date he has participated in combat sports for more than 15 years.

In 2010 Mitch qualified as a personal trainer and has taught group classes and 1 to 1 sessions ever since.

From powerlifting, to crossfit, to designing strength and conditioning programmes for professional fighters while living in Thailand; over the years, Mitch has gained knowledge and experience from working in a variety of different gyms.

Using his knowledge and experience in training both individuals and classes, Mitch works from beginners right up to a competitive level.

A note from Mitch:

“I’m lucky enough to do a job I love.  Helping people achieve their peak physical condition isn’t just a job, but a passion. Seeing the confidence grow in someone as their training progresses, they reach their goals, and their overall fitness improves really motivates me.

I get to work with great people and create bonds and friendship through helping them to achieve what they want.  I believe that exercise doesn’t need to be a chore, and I try to emphasise this in all of my sessions.

I’m always trying to evaluate and improve as a trainer so that I can continue to deliver the best sessions possible.”

Tom Nanartonis

MGB Coach

Tom’s first introduction to fitness was via his Father who was a bodybuilder.  Ever since, he has had a great interest in anatomy and the biomechanics of the body.  Following college, he decided to further pursue his passion by enrolling in a Fitness and Personal Training degree at Southampton Solent University in 2014.

Over the course of 3 years, he gained knowledge and experience working for a number of companies and gyms.  He has had the opportunity to work with a variety of patients, from those with clinical conditions, to competitive athletes and football teams.

After graduating from university Tom carried on learning and achieved a professional diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy and Corrective Exercise.  To date, he is continually developing his skills and furthering his knowledge on how he can make clients stronger, healthier and happier.

A note from Tom:

“Physical activity is often seen as a method to quickly lose weight or get toned for summer.  However, I believe that no matter what your shape, size, or goal, everyone should be engaged in a sport or physical activity of some sort.  My goal is to make people strong and help them realise their potential.  I believe that by committing to a weight training or an alternative fitness routine, all of this can be achieved – while having fun!”

Amy Sharman

MGB Coach

Amy has been working as a Personal Coach for the last 12 years both in an employed environment and self-employed . Her passion is to get people to be able to move more freely and have better range throughout the movements that they currently may struggle with. She uses tried and tested techniques with a mixture of movements, stretches and hands on trigger point release to help clients get back on their feet and reduce the amount of discomfort felt during everyday life.

Amy has studied Human Movements and mechanics for the last 7 years, and continues in her studies to make sure that she is staying educated to the best of her capabilities and can then treat and help people from every walk of life.

From her experience as a Fitness Manger, Amy loves to work as part of the team of trainers available to widen the team’s capability of creating excellence and over achieving goals with all of our clients.

A note from Amy:

I found my passion for training with people when I was working on cruise ships, it helped me truly understand the value of consistent regular training and that I can learn the skills to help all people if I assert myself. This ignited a fire inside of me to learn as much as can so I can help everyone.”

Why Train With MGB Fitness?

Our MGB Fitness personal trainers will make sure you’re on track both in the studio and in the kitchen with tailored exercise plans and nutritional advice.

Our specialist personal trainers will help you to stay fit leading up to your pregnancy, as well as get you back in shape during those all-important 6 months after.

Our personal training team will help you to achieve your goals. We frequently help people to:

  • Increase stamina
  • Increase energy
  • Increase metabolic rate
  • Increase weight-loss
  • Improve body image and self-confidence
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Improve posture and reduce back pain
  • Improve muscular endurance
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