Hello, my name is Megan and I am the founder of Mind Over Matter Fitness and Nutrition. My main role is currently as a personal trainer; however, my original training is as a nutritionist. I graduated in 2006, from Oxford Brookes University with a 1st class honours in Food Science and Nutrition. I have always had a passion for nutrition, but initial more as a chef, working in a small restaurant for 4 years. I graduated and worked for 6 years in the research field, specialising in Glycaemic Index, Insulinemic Index and Weight Loss. My experiences in research enable me to provide my clients with up-to-date and reliable scientific advice which is proven to work.
Although I have always been an active person I have never been someone that has ever been 'sporty'. I hated PE at school and would do anything to get out of it!! My interest in physical activity and exercise started approximately 17 years ago when my mum was diagnosed with osteoporosis, as such she was told to undertake weight bearing activity. So, in support mum I took up running. I can honestly say that for the first 3 weeks I hated it, I moaned constantly and dreaded every session. Suddenly week 4 seemed easier and I could start to see changes in my body shape, I think this was the moment I was addicted to exercise!
From these humble beginnings I have gone from running 10 mins three times a week to regularly competing in multi-day ultra-marathon events and strength training. I have always been an average runner, however, through sensible training and eating I am proud to say that in May 2017 I came 3rd Female in a 97 mile, 3-day ultra-marathon. This passion for my own training has helped me to become a personal trainer and share my passion for exercise and nutrition with my clients.
I love nothing more than to see people achieve their goals, have fun training and most importantly find a greater confidence in themselves and go on to achieve what they never believed possible.
Level 2 Gym Instructor (Fitness Industry Education)
Level 3 Personal Trainer (Fitness Industry Education)
1st Hons Nutrition and Food Science (Oxford Brookes University)
Jog Leader (England Athletics)
Assistant Athletics Coach (England Athletics)
First Aid Trained
Mental Health First Aider
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (RQF)
Indoor cycling instructor (Fitness Industry Education)
Bootcamp instructor (Fitness Industry Education)
Circuits instructor (Fitness Industry Education)
I welcome clients of all fitness levels and backgrounds and enjoy designing fun but challenging sessions for them.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.