Bio I’m Michelle and I’ve been in the fitness industry for 27 years.
After falling in love with group exercises classes I decided to do my training to become a group exercise instructor and have taught all over Aberdeen, teaching many disciplines of fitness, including many Les Mills programmes, such as BodyPump, BodyAttack, RPM and more. I am also one of the personal trainers at Kippie, and absolutely love my job, my clients and my class participants.
From a very young age, I have been passionate about sports & fitness, and it was through this passion that I decided to pursue a career in Personal Training.
I have been personal training now for 11 years, and I am very fortunate to have many long-term clients. I mainly focus on helping those whose primary goal is fat loss, building muscle, and increasing general fitness.
With over 12,000 hours of personal training sessions under my belt to date, seeing clients going above and beyond what they were capable of and achieving their goals still remains my driving force.
Personally, outwith working in the gym, I love nothing more than spending time with my two boys, training in the gym myself, getting out in the fresh air cycling, and last but not least, following the Dons! I strongly believe that being happy and healthy means doing the things you enjoy, regardless of whether they are fitness-based or not.
Not everyone gets to do a job that they love, but I do, and it’s something I certainly don’t take for granted. I can promise that if you work with me you will get the dedication and support required to take you to your desired goal, as well as a few laughs along the way.
I became a personal trainer to help as many people as I can feel healthier, stronger and fitter within themselves as well as look better and feel more confident in their own skin.
I have always been very tall and naturally skinny so I started going to the gym mainly to get stronger and put on some muscle. I then got addicted to the feeling of getting stronger, fitter and seeing a difference in my physique so decided to attend college and study Fitness, Health & Exercise. While studying, I worked part time as a gym instructor at Kippie where I gave gym inductions and instructed the youth gym class.
Since achieving my diploma in Fitness/Health & exercise and my level 3 in personal training, I have continued to study through books on programming, travelling to courses and expanding my knowledge so I can help my clients get the best results possible. I can help you lose body fat, tone up, get stronger and fitter by providing a custom built program to best suit your goals.
From a young age, I have always had a passion for sport. I still currently play football competitively and have a keen interest in road cycling. This is something I’ve also found a passion for in the gym using a variety of training methods for a broad scale of abilities. Whether it be for sport-specific performance, injury rehabilitation, or general improvement in body composition.