Wendy MacLeod Expert

Wendy is a qualified pre and post natal fitness trainer currently running the Buggyfit franchise for Glasgow South. She has helped hundreds of women get back in shape after childbirth. As a mum of two young children and a fully trained fitness instructor, Wendy’s passion is delivering fitness to post natal mums.

With over 16 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Wendy has a HND in Leisure, Health & Beauty Services, a Level 3 Pre/Post Natal Fitness Certificate, Level 3 Weight Management Certificate and is a qualified Spin Instructor.

Wendy is also a member of the Professional Fitness Body REPS and the Guild of Post Natal Fitness Instructors.

Biography [ click me ]

It doesn’t feel as though I have been involved with the fitness industry for 16 years, which is testament to how much I love being a part of it. I started out with the intent of being a wellbeing therapist but crossed over to fitness almost without realising it, when asked to step in to help out my first employer. From there my love for the industry grew, it’s diversity and at times controversy intrigued me.

Fast forward 15 years and I am now a Mum of two wonderful children under three – and a new passion, – delivering fitness to post natal mums. Knowing how challenging motherhood can be at times, I have a real empathy for my clients. As well as seeing the physical benefits my Mums receive weekly, I have no greater satisfaction in hearing and seeing my Mums benefit mentally both from the outdoor exercise and social aspect to my classes.

Qualifications [ click me ]

  • 2011 Ante/post Natal with Lifetime Fitness – Level 3
  • 2008 Exercise in Pregnancy Workshop – Fitness Scotland
  • 2008 Wallace Cameron First Aid
  • Buggyfit Post Natal Training Course
  • 2004 Spin Instructor Certificate Level 1 (In-Style)
  • Sports First Aid Certificate (Approved by the Royal Association of Surgeons)
  • Weight Management Centre Nutrition Course (REPS Approved)
  • Nuffield ‘Fit Life Training’ – Extensive health assessment including: Cholesterol & Glucose Blood analysis, BP, VO2 MAX, Body Stat Analysis, BMI, Waist/Hip Ratio & Postural Analysis
  • Dru Yoga Leisure course – Metropolitan College, Glasgow
  • 1993-1995, HND Leisure and Beauty Services – James Watt College, Greenock

Experience [ click me ]

Buggyfit Franchisee and Owner of WAM Fitness & Wellbeing
2009 – Present

  • Responsible for the sole promotion and management of Buggyfit in Glasgow South. I deliver ante/post natal, outdoor fitness classes to new Mums. I currently run 4 busy classes each week.
  • Management of my freelance fitness business, WAM Fitness & Wellbeing, which includes; a weekly running club with 18 participants, seasonal outdoor boot camp courses and nutrition management.

Senior Programme Manager & Personal Trainer
Nuffield Health Ltd.
2001- 2008

Management of two large corporate fitness facilities within the Glasgow area, on behalf of Nuffield Health. Responsible for:

  • Liaising with Occupational Health Professionals and promotion of national HEBBS campaigns throughout the workforce. Involvement with on-site wellness committee supported achievement of Bronze and Silver Scotland’s Health At Work Award.
  • Successful management including; increase in the annual KPI targets and membership, development of annual business plan, forecasting, promotions, health & safety procedures, risk assessments, audits, staff appraisals, training and marketing plan.
  • Personal trainer to 15 clients on a weekly basis.
  • Managed a team of seven staff ranging from Personal Trainers and External Class/yoga Instructors to Alternative Therapists.
  • Taught 5 studio based classes per week including Spin, LBT, Stability Ball, Circuit, relaxation and Abs/core classes.

Wendy's Recent Articles

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Join the baby buggy race!

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Exercise of the week – The Clam

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Is Britain competing for the laziest country title?

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SPD in Pregnancy

Ease SPD in pregnancy

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Bikini body workout

An express bikini body workout

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Exercise during pregnancy – 3rd trimester

This third video in Wendy MacLeod's fitness series shows you which exercises you should do while in your third trimester. Continue reading

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Second trimester exercise workout

Exercise during pregnancy – 2nd trimester

The second video in Wendy MacLeod's fitness series shows you which exercises you should do while in your second trimester. Continue reading

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