Qualified Personal Trainer & Nutritionist
Rehabilitation & Clinical Exercise Specialist
Personal Trainer & Rehabilitation Specialist Serving Stevenage, Hitchin, Baldock & Ardeley
Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, I am a fully trained clinical exercise, rehabilitation and nutrition specialist. I offer, among others, online personal training sessions and expert nutrition advice. I have worked in the fitness industry as a qualified personal trainer since 1998. The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden was where I started my career as a personal trainer while studying for a BSc in psychology and sports studies at Roehampton University.
Since then, I have been a qualified personal trainer, offering services in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, as well as the surrounding areas such as Hitchin and Baldock. I also offer online personal training, nutrition services or small group exercise sessions. As a personal trainer and rehabilitation specialist, I’m a firm believer in the benefits of exercise in a clinical setting and very passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and healthy eating.
Throughout my career, I have always worked towards learning new skills and gain qualifications that will help me become a better personal trainer and clinical instructor. As a result, I am a fully qualified Pilates instructor offering either one-to-one or group and online courses to customers in Ardeley, Baldock, Stevenage, Buntingford, Hitchin, Hertford and the local areas.
Besides my personal training sessions, Pilates can be used clinically and as part of a rehabilitation programme to help strengthen muscles and build up the postural ‘core’ muscles. All classes are mat-based, meaning no specialist equipment is needed and are therefore accessible to everyone who would like to attend.
Private Personal Training & Nutrition in Stevenage, Baldock,
Ardeley & Hitchin
In addition to Pilates, I also offer a full range of personal training, clinical exercise programmes and nutrition advice to help with a range of clinical conditions, including heart conditions, high blood pressure, diabetes, mental health, back pain, weight loss, osteoporosis, pulmonary disease, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and cancer. Clinical exercise as part of a tailored, qualified personal training service has been proven to have a huge range of rehabilitation benefits and it has been described as a ‘wonder drug’, as described once by the Chief Medical Officer for England in 2010.
With the highest level of fitness training qualification (Level 4) I am qualified to deliver a comprehensive personal training programme that is tailored to your goals. From weight training and running to circuit training and low-impact exercises, I can work with you to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Besides my qualification as a personal trainer, thanks to my MSc in Nutrition, Exercise, and Public Health, I can provide you with some general guidelines on nutrition and healthy eating as part of your weight management programme.
MSc Nutrition, Exercise and Public Health
BSc Psychology and Sports Studies
Cancer Exercise Specialist - Cancer Exercise Training Institute
Postural Stability Instructor - Later Life Training
Exercise on Referral - Loughborough Collage
Exercise and Ageing - YMCA Fit
Exercise to Music
Mat Based Pilates -Future Fit
Gym Instructor - ITEC
Body Conditioning Workshop
First Aid at work - YMCA Fit
Enhanced DBS check
In 2001 I combined these passions to work as an exercise therapist at a mental health NHS Trust, where I delivered tailored exercise programmes to people both in the community and in-patient settings.
In 2004 I set up a pioneering exercise referral scheme for mental health as part of Camden’s Active Health Team. As a qualified personal trainer and nutrition specialist I also designed and delivered rehabilitation exercise programmes for people with cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity and diabetes.
In 2006 I gained a master’s degree in Nutrition, Exercise and Public Health from the University of Bristol, the UK's number one centre for research and excellence within the field of physical activity, nutrition and health.
From 2008 I worked for NHS Kensington and Chelsea in Public Health as a Physical Activity Coordinator and delivered weight management courses in partnership with dieticians.
In 2010 I worked with two national cancer charities (Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK) to promote physical activity to cancer survivors and created bespoke exercise programmes as part of my experience in rehabilitation and personal training.
Since then I have worked for the charity Mind and have delivered personal training and rehabilitation exercise to people with disabilities. I have also work with Brentford Football Club Community Trust to deliver weight management courses, wellbeing courses, Pilates and keep fit.
I am passionate about helping my clients live a healthy lifestyle and becoming the best version of themselves. Whether I am providing clinical exercises to help rehabilitation and recovery from illness, qualified personal training services for fitness gains or Pilates as a form of relaxation, all exercises are tailored to the individual needs of each client.
If you live near Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas, or you are interested in booking an online session, book one of the training packages by clicking here or get in touch for more details by giving me a call today on 07929 008 923.
Academic Publications (nee O’Beney)
Jones, M. and O'Beney, C. (2004), “Promoting mental health through physical activity: examples from practice” Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 3(1), 39-47.
O’Beney, C (2005), “Physical Activity and Mental Health” NIMHE Mental Health Promotion Update, 4682, 17
Register of Exercise Professions / CIMPSA R0022836
The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute
In my spare time I enjoy keeping active through running, cycling, swimming
and kayaking. I have completed 12 marathons, with the best time of 3 hours 38 minutes
Juelei, April 2021
Carol helped me SOOOO much - I am disabled & recovering from a broken arm & leg when she first started working with me - she's done so much to improve my confidence & make me stronger with my balance, co-ordination & balance - for which i am very very grateful - I, no doubt would still be stuck in the same position if she hadn't of come along, for that i'm truly thankful, patience of a saint!!!
Claire, October 2022
Carol is a very well qualified, enthusiastic and empathetic trainer. She builds bespoke training based on your needs and ability, as well as making it fun. She has taken real interest in improving my strength - specifically for my sports; such enthusiasm is infectious! Carol always bases her exercises on positive improvement. I am already stronger as a result - thank you Carol. Long may we continue!
David, August 2018
After a serious illness, I found myself not only physically unfit but also lacking in confidence. Carol has helped me, via a personalized training plan, achieve my personal fitness goals and improve my mental well-being. I feel considerably more confident and healthier with visible results such as lower blood pressure, greater stamina ( I can walk over 20 miles in a single day now) and more energy. Carol's gift is empathy; recognizing her clients potential, and knowing when to push and when to hold back. David, August 2018