Siobhan Middleton, Owner of Beattitude Club
From the ballet barre to barbells, meet the ex-dancer turned Olympic weight lifting lover who is on a mission to transform the way women train.
Ex-professional dancer Siobhan Middleton is remodelling fitness for women, providing bespoke classes with flexible and progressive workout levels alongside dedicated workshops and tailored programmes. Early in her career as a personal trainer, Siobhan realised that many gym classes and memberships didn’t cater for the specific training and support that women require to reach their goals. There was almost no support for postnatal women, and with PT costs prohibitive; many were becoming frustrated with their lack of results, building a negative mind-set and an unbalanced approach to food and exercise.
Having experienced her own battle to develop and maintain a healthy approach to food and exercise, Siobhan became determined to help other women.
Siobhan’s own body struggles surfaced during her dance training. Not having a natural dancer physique, coupled with the physical demands of professional training, led to an unhealthy attitude towards food and exercise. Driven by a fascination with how the body works and a desire to take control, Siobhan decided to educate herself about food and its relationship to our bodies and fitness. It was during this time that Siobhan realised the important of fuelling your body correctly and not over-training. Her mind-set shifted and as she moved away from the professional dance scene, she took up weight lifting and began to work full time as a personal trainer.
Her passion to support and educate other women led Siobhan to spend months developing and testing her own workouts and nutritional plans. Perseverance paid off and in 2014, Siobhan secured investment to found Beattitude Club in South West London with the aim of giving women dedicated workouts to get the most from their bodies and their time. The interest was unprecedented and within three months, she needed to take on additional trainer. Within a year her classes were booked up on a regular basis.
The club, fitness and nutritional offerings are all tailored specifically for women – determined professionals, motivated mums, bubbly socialites and more recently, fabulous teens. All the workouts are specifically designed for women’s bodies and there are regular workshops that focus on knowledge and technique, enabling growth and confidence for members in their health, body, fitness and weight management.
Siobhan is a fully qualified personal trainer, movement specialist and nutritionist with specialist training in pre and post natal and applied functional science. Her mission is to bring women effective, safe, inspiring, interesting, innovative, fitness and nutrition within one club and community.
There is a great deal of conflicting information within health, fitness, fat loss and nutrition. Our workouts, technique classes and educational nutritional plans are built for many purposes with the first and foremost, to empower women with a heightened level of knowledge about their bodies, nutrition, health and fitness. Knowledge is power, and we want to help women reach another level of body confidence and health. We do this by combining our many strengths, team, location, knowledge, expectations, and offerings all in one reliable powerhouse.
Siobhan is extremely passionate about this topic. She does not feel that women should have to pay more to get the service and professionalism that they need and want. Many people (including her investors) have told her that her prices are too low. Offering women an affordable yet high quality service is one of the main mission statements of Beattitude.
Many classes come in ‘one-size-fits-all’. Different life stages (pregnancy, post natal, menopause) make a ‘one-size-fits-all’ to work for many women. Our needs and learnt beliefs around fitness and working out are different to men. Which is why we have created a very unique class programming system that has levels, different techniques, exercise codes for easy understanding in class and a team who are about to alter all exercises for injury, pre and post natal, diastasis, pelvic floor and diastasis.