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Hello, I’m Sophia. I’m a personal trainer, run coach and distance runner. My story started when I was young. I always played team sports (netball, hockey, football), so running has always subconsciously been included in my life.

Like Holly, when I started university, I was a regular gym-goer following a typical bodybuilding style split. I loved it. However, I always felt that my cardiovascular fitness wasn’t where I wanted it to be.

Hello, I’m Sophia. I’m a personal trainer, run coach and distance runner. My story started when I was young. I always played team sports (netball, hockey, football), so running has always subconsciously been included in my life.

Like Holly, when I started university, I was a regular gym-goer following a typical bodybuilding style split. I loved it. However, I always felt that my cardiovascular fitness wasn’t where I wanted it to be.

About me

 

In a lockdown, I began taking running more seriously and using my ‘one walk a day’ to run and explore the new city I had moved to – Edinburgh. The runs gradually became more extended, and I loved the sport. From here, I became qualified to coach running alongside strength, and since then, I have completed ultra-marathons, marathons, and half marathons around the UK.

Training Tips

 

As a PT, I knew how vital strength was to include as a runner; however, the typical 4 – 5 day split I followed no longer made sense while working and running. When it comes to strength and running, it’s about niching down what you need to work on that will benefit you the MOST as a runner (single leg strength, core, calf, hamstrings, glute movements) while keeping in your more significant compound movements and making your sessions more ‘full body.’

Training Tips

 

As a PT, I knew how vital strength was to include as a runner; however, the typical 4 – 5 day split I followed no longer made sense while working and running. When it comes to strength and running, it’s about niching down what you need to work on that will benefit you the MOST as a runner (single leg strength, core, calf, hamstrings, glute movements) while keeping in your more significant compound movements and making your sessions more ‘full body.’

How running helps me & others

 

Back to it, to me, running is a way to challenge yourself, explore, and share with others. There are not many moments in life where you are alone, without distractions, fully able to focus on yourself.

My mission now, as a coach, which aligns with Holly, is to empower others to run and encourage others to strive for more and reach goals they didn’t think they were capable of.

Sophia x

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