Shona Watt

Shona Watt is an Advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer and a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals.  She is also co-owner of JB Personal Training.

Sport and fitness have been central to Shona's life since an early age. Having represented Scottish Schools at athletics and North of Scotland at U-18 hockey, she became an international rugby player in her late twenties. Shona competed in the 2006 IRB Womens Rugby World Cup in Canada and several Six Nations competitions, playing at many famous stadia such as Murrayfield and Twickenham. During this time, she developed an understanding of the principles and techniques of strength and conditioning training followed by the national squad. This inspired her to gain her qualification as a fitness instructor and subsequently as a personal trainer following retirement from international rugby in 2006.

Shona specialises in weight loss, having qualified with Premier Training in Nutritional Advice for Weight Management. Shona encourages weight loss clients who would like to run to integrate running training into their exercise routines. A UK Athletics Running Group Leader, she established Run JB in 2013. Run JB is designed to introduce beginners to running via its Couch to 5K running course which runs every three months. Shona is an advocate of the barefoot running approach, having recently transitioned to minimalist Vivobarefoot running shoes with great success. She has personally completed both the Loch Ness Marathon in 2009 and the Paris Marathon in 2011, raising thousands for Cancer Research UK. Her latest challenge was her first ironman triathlon, the Cotswold 226 event, which she completed in August 2014. With years of personal experience in the enormous benefits of high intensity interval training, she recently became a certified Metafit™ Coach and instructs JB Personal Training's weekly Metafit™ classes in Lydiard Millicent.

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