The Team

Jodie Bird

General Manager

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  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

I started my career four years ago at Meon Vale Leisure Centre as a part -time receptionist. The gym always intimidated me but after a year of working here, I took the plunge and started training with other members of my team and instantly fell in love. It wasn’t long before I had qualified as a gym instructor and my job role changed from part time Receptionist to full time Personal Trainer and I had found a real passion for fitness.

Having a young family and initially struggling with confidence, I understand the commitment and time it takes to make sustainable changes in order to become fitter and make the changes you so desperately want to make. This is why our care package has been so specifically designed, to ensure anyone wanting to make those steps towards a fitter and healthier future can do so with as much support, advice and care as we can possibly give them. I may be a qualified trainer, but I am also human and have tried every fad diet and obscure exercise imaginable so I know from experience how difficult, intimidating and daunting joining a gym can be, let alone painstaking waiting for results that sometimes take months to surface. We pride ourselves on ensuring all of our members feel comfortable enough with us to come and ask for help and advice at any time and every single training session is tailored to each individual client be it high intensity training outside, flipping tyres and using battle ropes or taking a brisk walk down the greenway with the dog, we are with you every step of the way!

Oz Morgan

Fitness Instructor

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  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Working towards completing Level 3 Personal Training

I am passionate about my own training and transferring that passion over to helping clients achieve their own goals. Over the last 3 years I have focused specifically on powerlifting training (Squat, Bench, Deadlift) and am weeks away from competing in my first competition in 2019.

As a PT for Meon Vale Leisure Centre it is my responsibility to make sure our members are performing exercises safely with the right technique and form, to make sure they are getting the best out of their workout and they are pushing themselves and reaching their full potential.

“If you’re not learning, then you’re not pushing yourself” - No matter where you are in your training you will always discover something you need to improve on. Is there an exercise which you feel you’re not doing right? Is there an area in which you’re not confident in? My job is to help reach your goals, so let’s get you started!

Steph Taylor

Personal Trainer

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  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

I started off my fitness career here at Meon Vale Leisure centre. I have been an instructor for 2-3 years and have enjoyed every moment of it. In my short time of fitness instructing, doing high intensity training is what I like the most. Both teaching it and doing it myself. I have also taken adolescence through a series of exercises to aid in their muscle development.

Knowing first-hand how daunting a gym can be, making sure that the customers have the best experience when they come into our centre from greeting at the reception desk to training them in the gym, I want to make sure that each client has a unique experience with us. I work with my team to ensure that all operations in the centre run smoothly.

“run until you hit a wall then push through it for a new you”