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About Carol Clark

Carol Clark (MSc, BSc)

Clinical Exercise Specialist

I have worked in the Health and Fitness industry since 1998. I'm passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and healthy eating.


I started my career as a personal trainer at The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, an exclusive all-female gym and spa in 1998. At the same time I studied for a BSc in psychology and sports studies at Roehampton University.

  • MSc Nutrition, Exercise and Public Health

  • BSc Psychology and Sports Studies

  • REPS level 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • REPS level 4 Postural Stability Instructor

  • REPS level 3 Exercise Referral

  • REPS level 3 Exercise and Ageing

  • REPs level 3 Exercise to music

  • OCR level 2 Mat Based Pilates

  • ITEC Gym Instructor

  • Body Conditioning Workshop

  • Step Workshop

  • First Aid at work

  • 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.  I also designed and delivered exercise programmes for people with cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, back pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity and diabetes.


In 2006 I gained a Masters 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.


Since then I have worked for the charity Mind and have delivered personal training to people with disabilities. I currently work with a variety personal training client and work with Brentford Football Club Community Trust to deliver weight management courses, wellbeing courses, Pilates and keep fit.


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

Professional  Affiliations

Register of Exercise Professions Number: R0022836

British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Number: 4952


In my spare time I enjoy keeping active through running, cycling, swimming

and kayaking. I have completed 12 marathons, with a best time of 3 hours 38 minutes

in 2015.


Female stretching and exercising outside
Carol is a registered exercise professional
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