SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINER
The fascination with human movement started way back when I was a teenager in the full swing of my dancing career. After a few years of involvement in various dance competitions and working backstage with some of the most talented performers in West End, I realised, that my true passion lays not so much with being on the stage, but in improving the performance of others and seeing their skillset grow.
It was then, when I decided to step away from competitive dancing and dedicate my time to studying human anatomy and biomechanics of movement; I dropped the glamourous heels and dresses and started a full-time career as a Personal Trainer.
Nearly a decade later and after having had a chance to work with some of the most challenging cases, as well as everyday people with the most challenging lives, I have gained a new found appreciation for human body and mind. I have learned how to overcome tight schedules and those days when you just rather stay in bed, as well as how to help people, who wanted to push their physical performance beyond the expected.
I believe in an unbreakable connection between health and fitness and use that holistic approach to help my Clients achieve their goals faster, tailoring their programmes to their very personal needs. A strong, balanced, mobile body, is the healthy body I want for all of them. I work with clients dealing with Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hypermobility and coming back from physical injuries. I have worked with some of the most complicated cases and helped people that others turned down. I believe everyone can make life-changing improvements; they just need someone knowledgeable to guide them through that journey.
Apparently, my personality is quite bearable too!
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Adaptation for Adolescents
EMS Electro Muscle Stimulation License
Level 1 Precision Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition for Physical Performance
Advanced Nutrition for Weight Management
Emergency First Aid at Work
Biomechanics – assessment and optimisation
Osteoporosis and hypermobility training
I started working with Monika just before the start of the lockdown period. We’ve been meeting on zoom which has been very successful. I was looking for someone to help me with a training programme after a diagnosis of osteoporosis and I feel very lucky to have found Monika. She made me feel reassured that this diagnosis is not the end of the world and in fact in feel very optimistic about my health and fitness. Monika is a great teacher. She is kind, patient and knowledgeable. She has been supportive and understanding of my health issues but makes me work hard and doesn’t wrap me in cotton wool which I love. I have no hesitation recommending her.