meet the team
made HQ Team of Experts
We work with some of the best people in Staffordshire. It’s true. From a warm welcome at reception and friendly service at the café to a bespoke and personalised hands-on fitness programme delivery, we have a strong team whose main priority is you.
Aiming to not only educate but truly inspire, the team is passionate about motivation and will help you to become your best self. From food to workouts, MADE is all about living well and our team are the best people to guide you to optimum health and happiness.
Don’t just take our word for it though, come in, say hello and meet our team.
DIRECTOR & FOUNDER
Penny Weston is an entrepreneur from Staffordshire who became duty manager of Moddershall Oaks at the age of 19 and soon after, Director at the age of 24. Helping to take the business from small health club to leading destination spa with over 100 employees, Penny has been involved in all aspects of its success including marketing, sales and operations.
Behind the scenes in Penny’s personal life, health problems with anxiety and asthma led her to become invested in learning about nutrition and fitness. After years of research and planning, 9 months of construction and a £1.5m investment, MADE opened in August 2018.
Relentless. Self-motivated. Driven.
Local to the area, Kirsty is here to ensure that MADE redefines the way in which people view wellness. Underneath her deceptively small demeanour lies a big personality and a passion for delivering to the highest standard. With an extensive history in customer service and hospitality, Kirsty is always on-hand to help – feel welcome to say hello!
Kirsty is a keen fitness enthusiast herself, with a background in gruelling endurance events, strength conditioning and circuit training. When she’s not busy making things tick at MADE, you’ll likely find her in our boutique gym putting herself through her paces!
Energetic. Charismatic. Dedicated.
PERSONAL TRAINER & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Helena is all about the feel-good factor. She works her magic on not only changing your body but most importantly…your mind.
Any adversities you face in or out of the gym, she’s got your back! Don’t be fooled by her all smiles approach, her classes bring out her wicked side and will have you working to another level of exertion.
Sugar. Spice. All things nice.
Strengths: Wellbeing, HIIT, Strength, Group Exercise.
PERSONAL TRAINER & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Ollie has been building his fitness for 4 years and has now reached a level where he wants to help other people to achieve their desired level of fitness. Ollie enjoys motivating people to reach and exceed their goals with a positive approach delivering sessions that are varied and fun.
Running is one of Ollie’s passions and he can help you to train for competitions and fitness events. He enjoys helping people to become more confident in themselves. Ollie has always been sporty and has played cricket and tennis as well as taking part in athletics, swimming and cycling.
I have a job as a MADE Coach to motivate you to hit your goals and getting you fit, whilst keeping a smile on your face throughout every session. I will make sessions fun and always mix them up so no two sessions will be the same.
Dedicated, Fast and Fun
Strengths: Boxing, Training for Events, Toning up and Losing weight
PT, FITNESS INSTRUCTOR & SPORTS THERAPIST
Born in Staffordshire, Andy has loved fitness from an early age, playing county, football, golf and tennis. Over the years, Andy has developed an array of skills in the fitness industry from trainee to managerial and even a lecturer in sports and nutrition degrees.
Andy’s classes are no easy feat but they centre around fun. Expect a lot of burpees and a good old fashioned beasting!
Andy is extremely passionate about the industry and helping clients meet their goals. It’s all about a lifestyle, not quick fixes.
Fun. Outgoing. Driven. Strengths: Strength & Conditioning, HIIT and Nutrition.
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Hailing from Staffordshire, Robbie is a Development Engineer by profession but after a life changing illness decided to become a part-time Fitness Instructor.
Described as a motivator with a passion for music which he utilises to create a high energy buzz during Group Cycle. Robbie compliments this with the yin energy of Yoga & Pilates (Fitness Yogalates) for a complete mind/body workout but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Increased flexibility requires powerful muscles for stability and a strong core to support the back helping to prevent or alleviate musculoskeletal issues – Robbie takes a multi-factorial approach to health & firmly believe in mind, body & soul.
Musical. Passionate. Spiritual. Strengths: Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Pilates and Reiki
YOGA, PILATES & MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
Jayne wants to get her hands on your Chakras and the calm serene one! If life is stressful and you feel like ommmming, Jayne’s yoga, pilates and meditation classes are the places to be!
She lives and breathes Yoga philosophy, is hugely passionate about the benefits of Yoga for reducing stress and increasing your overall wellbeing and can talk for hours about your Nadis!
Previously dancer trained, enjoying 10 years travelling worldwide with her dancing career, she ended up in a ski town in Canada before choosing to leave with just her bike and a suitcase to follow her dream of becoming a Yoga Instructor. She is a Yoga Alliance Professional and when she isn’t teaching Yoga you will find her with her rucksack packed, on her way to an Indian Ashram or an Asian adventure. Talk about a busman’s holiday. . . Oh, and she makes a mean vegan curry!
Calm. Healing. Bendy. Strengths: Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation
YOGA & PILATES INSTRUCTOR
Michelle is friendly and approachable & has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. Michelle’s main role is a level for instructor who specialised in Cardiac Rehab. Over the last 5 years she has been working in Pilates, working with clients who have different abilities, age related illness, pregnancy and just general postural alignmemt. She keeps all sessions fresh, mixing mobility and strength exercises each time and modifying the sessions with mini bands, resistance and small balls.
Over the last two years Michelle has been teaching Hatha Yoga and still gaining experience in learning in this area.
Grace is a Staffordshire based Yoga and Meditation teacher with a passion for helping everyone she encounters – both in her classes and off the mat – manifest their dreams, heal past hurt and step into their true power.
Inspired by her earlier elite gymnastics career Grace’s love for movement translates to a physical practice and teaching style that is both strong and graceful, challenging and grounding. Over the past few years her yoga practice has become more than a physical practice on the mat. It has evolved organically on mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions, and now, alongside meditation, plays a momentous role in nourishing her physical and mental well-being.
In 2019 Grace ventured to Sri Lanka, where she completed her RYS 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Through teaching yoga, meditation and running an online platform she helps others learn to listen to come home to themselves and reclaim their true power.
Soul- Work, Energy, Surrender
Strengths: Meditation, Hot Power Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Athletes
Charlie is a yoga teacher, movement enthusiast and health and wellness advocate. As an active person Charlie promotes wellbeing through movement, encouraging those around her to take time for themselves and indulge in moving meditation as she see’s movement as an opportunity to check out and tune into the present. Her Vinyasa practice grew from a love of playing transitions, linking movements and discovering new ways to enter in and out of postures almost like a dance with the mat. Charlie aspires to teach sequences that spark the imagination and leave students going away feeling excited to make discoveries of their own. Believing that everybody has hidden treasures within themselves waiting to be discovered Charlie encourages those around her to take stock each day by spending time loosing themselves in self care and nurturing their relationship with themselves. Her classes promote a balance between strength and flexibility with an onus on challenging possibilities and redefining what students think is possible. Charlie strives to create a safe space for students to honour their body, breathe deeply and make their practice their own.
Patience, determination, dedicated. Strengths: Flexible, strong, balanced
Karen has always had a passion for health and wellbeing, after studying Nutrition and Dietetics at Chester University she embarked on a journey into the fitness industry, becoming a certified personal trainer, GP referral coach, Yoga and meditation teacher. Karen was able to put into practice what she had dreamed of – helping people!
Working with 100’s of people over the years Karen has helped them to create positive lifestyle choices through food, exercise, yoga and meditation.
Karen aims to restore mental and physical balance in her classes. She brings a light-hearted, friendly and sincere atmosphere to her classes, leaving you feeling uplifted and calm.
Karen believes that its important to explore your body and to not take yourself too seriously. Try, fall and rise. It’s all part of the process.