Rachel Merrigan

Coach

"Gym Mum and
advice giver"

I’m a self confessed fitness addict and found my passion for exercise when I was around 14.

Anything endurance based has my attention.

You’ll usually find me outside running, or testing out gruesome workouts in the gym.

Describe your personality in three words:

Bubbly, approachable, and direct.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Competing in athletics against pupils from local schools, I left with a few awards and discovered my competitive side.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Running two marathons, an ultra-marathon and a speedy half-marathon within 8 months.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Being able to improve people’s confidence, body image and relationship with nutrition and exercise.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

Seeing members become more confident and carry themselves differently as they notice positive physical changes.

 

What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?

Not everybody will like you, but continue to be consistent and true to yourself.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Gym Mum and advice giver.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Personable, enthusiastic, and assuring.

 

What do you do that you’re certain annoys the other coaches?

My signature mid-session dance moves.

 

What do you think the members love most about your sessions?

The sessions are suitably challenging, with a lot of laughing throughout.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

They’re trustworthy, reliable and not afraid to speak their mind.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Running.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Any upper body isolation exercise.

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

Passion, driven, and community.

Describe your personality in three words:

Bubbly, approachable and direct.

 

What’s your earliest memory of fitness?

Competing in athletics against pupils from local schools, I left with a few awards and discovered my competitive side.

 

What’s been your biggest achievement in fitness?

Running 2 Marathons, an ultra marathon and speedy half marathon within 8 months.

 

What inspired you to become a Personal Trainer?

Being able to improve people’s confidence, body image and relationship with nutrition and exercise.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a Personal Trainer?

Seeing clients become more confident, carry themselves differently as they notice physical.

 

What’s been the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in your career?

Not everybody will like you, but continue to be consistent and true to yourself.

 

How would you describe your role at Improve Glasgow?

Gym Mum and advice giver.

 

Describe your coaching style in three words:

Personable, enthusiastic and assuring.

 

What do you do that you’re certain annoys the other coaches?

My signature mid session dance moves.

 

What do you think the members love most about your sessions?

The sessions are suitably challenging, with a lot of laughing throughout.

 

What do you like about the other coaches at Improve?

They’re trustworthy, reliable and not afraid to speak their mind.

 

What is your favourite exercise?

Running.

 

What is your least favourite exercise?

Any upper body isolation exercise.

 

Describe Improve Glasgow in 3 words:

Passion driven community.

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