Meet our founder!
We wanted to let you know a little more about the founder of Beattitde, Siobhan Middleton! From the ballet barre to barbells. Meet the ex-dancer turned Olympic weight lifting lover who’s on a mission to transform the way women train.
Siobhan set out to remodel fitness for women by providing bespoke classes with flexible and progressive workout levels. Siobhan is a fully qualified personal trainer, movement specialist and nutritionist with specialist training in pre and postnatal fitness and applied functional science. Her mission is to provide women with effective, inspiring and innovative fitness classes and nutritional plans within one club and community.
After experiencing her own battle to develop and maintain a healthy approach to food and exercise, during her years of training as a professional dancer, Siobhan became determined to help other women. Driven by a fascination to learn how the body functions and a desire to take control, she decided to educate herself about food and the relationship it has to fitness. It was during this time that she realised the importance of fuelling your body correctly and not over-training. Her mindset shifted and she moved away from the professional dance scene, took up weight lifting and began to work full time as a personal trainer.
Early on in her career as a personal trainer, Siobhan realised that many gyms and studios didn’t offer any specific training or support to enable women to reach their fitness goals, including options for pre/postnatal clients. Many were becoming frustrated with their lack of results, leading to a negative mindset and an unbalanced approach to food and exercise. She was passionate about sharing her knowledge and technical expertise with other women to enable them to see a positive change in their overall health and fitness levels as well as body confidence and weight management.
Siobhan then spent months developing and testing her own workouts and nutritional plans. Perseverance paid off and in 2014, she secured investment and founded the Beattitude Club, located in Earlsfield, South West London. The aim of the club was to create a dedicated female fitness studio, offering unique classes tailored for women of all ages and fitness abilities and provide highly efficient and effective workouts. The interest in the club was unprecedented and within three months, she needed to take on an additional trainer and within a year, classes were fully booked on a regular basis.
The rest, as they say, its history and 6 years later the Beattitude timetable has expanded with 7 dedicated trainers now working at the club and a thriving community of members!
We asked her 10 questions…
- Favourite Beattitude workout? B’Endurance
- Top tip for living a healthy life? Meditate
- Your motivational song? I have some WEIRD motivational songs… when I run I listen to classical music (yeah I know) but these are my three ‘go tos’… Injection (from mission impossible) by London Music Works, Beethoven’s 5 Secrets by The Piano Guys and Lone Survivor by Steve Jablonsky. OBVs when I’m doing strength or heavy HIIT I don’t use these, but these are my most motivational songs!
- Favourite book/ podcast or film? Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill or anything by Earl Nightingale.
- Your go-to indulgent treat? Green Thai curry – although less of a treat in lockdown and more of a “I can’t be arsed to cook so I’ll get a take away” (bad I know!)
- Early bird or night owl? Early bird weekdays – night owl weekends
- Night in or night out? Oooooh hmm. Pass – I like both…
- Best place to visit in London? I mean I’d be stupid not to say Beattitude right
- One thing you can’t live without? Bose Headphones
- Quote to live your life by? Never give up
You can read more about the full Beattitude team by clicking here.