WHO AM I?
Hi! My name is Margot and I offer personal training and coaching services. At age 20 I discovered the young and emerging sport of roller derby. I was smitten and eventually went on to compete at its top level in Finland. Through playing the sport I started paying close attention to my lifestyle and physical preparation, all the while noticing the psychological impact sports were having on me. Exercising and competing deeply changed my life for the better and gave me the passion to help others improve and reinvent themselves through physical activity and preparation. I have been living in Finland since 2014 and coach in person primarily in Helsinki or online.
I practice an athlete centered and autonomy supportive coaching. This means I put you at the center of every of my choices. Based on your needs, desires and circumstances I build a program and coaching style to help you develop and reach your goals. You are likely to spend more time on your own than with me, and so I aim to help you build the confidence and base knowledge to work independently.
I commit to regularly update my education and stay on top of scientific research relating to sport performance and physical health and activity. My coaching and programming methods are based on evidence, as well as the experience I continue to accrue every day I spent with athletes and clients.
I work in English or French and can support my coaching with basic Finnish.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Learning never stops
MASTER OF BIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Majoring in Sports Coaching and Fitness Testing, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
BACHELOR OF SPORTS LIIKUNNANOHJAAJA
AMK Haaga-Helia, Vierumäki, Finland
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WOMEN'S LIIGA
I have had the chance to work as a physical coach in the Finnish ice hockey women's Liiga since 2018. I currently work with HIFK women and girls teams from U15 to Liiga.
HEAD-COACH TEAM FINLAND MEN ROLLER DERBY
I volunteered for 5 years as head-coach for the roller derby men national team. Together we developed the team environment from recreational to competitive and attended 2 World Cups placing 8th/20 in 2016 and 10th/24 in 2018.
« Margot est quelqu’un de très professionnelle dans sa démarche, son accompagnement est bénéfique et précieux.
Toujours à l’écoute, elle vous proposera un plan d’entrainement individualisé qui vous permettra d’atteindre vos objectifs. »
« I've had the pleasure of having been coached by Margot for several years. As a coach she is the perfect combination of dedication, passion and professionalism. But most importantly Margot cares. About the results and me. »