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Equercise is owned by Nickie Maddaford, Personal Trainer/On-Line Coach who has two passions, Fitness and Dressage. After a fractured neck following a riding accident my comeback was tough (mentally and physically) so I understand the highs/lows of recovery, fitness and health maintenance. A recent diagnosis of Coeliac Disease has given me first-hand experience of how important diet is to our health, well-being and fitness levels.
As a qualified Personal Trainer and Nutritional Adviser my aim is to help you to improve your health and fitness, set achievable goals and help you to be the person you want to be. Whether you want to lose weight, improve strength and body shape or ride your horse better I will create a bespoke fitness program, keep you motivated and guide you to achieve your goals.
Training your body and getting into shape requires work, dedication and motivation regardless of your goals. I am here to motivate and guide you through the process to ensure that you are exercising safely and correctly. I am a great believer that anything can be achieved with the right support, positivity and determination.
Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable! So, if you are looking to start your health and fitness journey get in touch today.
“Nickie is far more than a personal trainer, the knowledge, support and fun she provides is outstanding and makes training an absolute pleasure.
The improvements I have made since training with Nickie have been massive, even recovering from set backs due to an injury the ability to adapt my training and keep me progressing have meant that my fitness levels have maintained and my confidence has continued to build.
I am so grateful to have found Nickie, she is a vital part of my support team.”
“I had my first session with Nickie during lockdown and have never looked back. I have tried countless people in the past who have ‘written me off’/told me I just had to accept the way my back was.
Our sessions are online and the amount of detail she can pick up on and the smallest of details to refine / give corrections is incredible. Nickie has a HUGE knowledge of different exercises and able to target specific areas with ease. I love that she understands what is needed from the body in order to ride, (even relating some exercises to exercises / movements on a horse) I have feeling slowly returning to areas, for the first time in years / ever.
Nickie is extremely patient, understanding and so encouraging I look forward to every session, finish feeling more inspired than I thought possible.
So excited to see what the future holds. I would highly recommend anyone thinking about booking a session to do it. You won’t look back!”
“We have a Zoom session with Nickie every weekday morning. We do something different every day and Nickie makes a big effort to ring the changes and find new ways of stretching us literally and mentally either with core, cardio or legs/arms. It is never dull!! Nickie is very attentive to our physical condition at any given time and is very aware of any niggles that either need resting or rehabilitating. She also develops a plan for any given long or short term target we may have whether its prior to skiing, horse riding or simply long term rehab from injury.
She has done an amazing job at improving my balance and shoulder strength having let it slip following an historic injury. We can balance, on for example the Bosu, in a way that we could not have dreamt possible even 6 months ago. We have also had to buy bigger and bigger sets of weights as we have got stronger. Nickie always greets us in the morning with a big smile and is great fun. It helps a lot when you are suffering with the effort.“
“I started training with Nickie in the gym in 2019 and she has been great! The most important thing for me was that someone understood the fundamentals of riding and in particular dressage, meaning it was easy to communicate any issues I felt I had in my riding. Nickie has a good way of pushing you without making it so hard that it’s demoralising and can pick up on little things that make a big difference. I have found doing more gym work has particularly helped my balance, core strength and body awareness whilst on a horse. The sessions are always different and have a good plan, making even the most reluctant gym goers feeling motivated to keep going and improve!!“