Active8 personal fitness training Dunmow

Active8 Personal Training


Let me help you feel mentally and physically better


Let me help you feel more content and fulfilled


Let me help you get fitter, stronger and more energised

Sarah McLagan 1 to 1 training in Dunmow
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Sarah McLagan 1 to 1 personal health and fitness training in dunmow
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Sarah McLagan personal health and fitness trainer
Active 8 Personal Training

Gym or Home based Personal Fitness Training

Since I qualified in April 2007, I have been a freelance Personal Trainer at Great Dunmow Leisure Centre gym.

If you are a member there, I can provide you with a bespoke training plan to guide you through your gym workouts, designed to achieve your own personal fitness goals.  Or I can meet with you on a regular, weekly basis to motivate and challenge you with a bespoke training session.

If you have fitness equipment and space at home and prefer to workout in your own, familiar environment then I can come to you with ideas and suggestions to help you make the most of your workout time.

And during COVID, I became adept at giving clients a total body workout on Zoom and FaceTime, and continue to do so with some clients – maybe this would suit you?


Sports Massage

When I trained in early 2007, the course included a Sports Massage module.  Little did I appreciate at the time how relevant and useful this skill would become to my business. 

It provides me with an extra service to my existing personal training clients – helping them when they get injured; are preparing for an event & need muscle release & relaxation or following surgery. In addition, I offer this service to local sportsmen & women who may find themselves needing help to return to their activity; and I use it to help relieve those suffering from day-to-day aches and pains.

I have also found that as my knowledge and experience has grown, I have been able to help  by combining massage with rehabilitation exercises, Ultra-Sound treatments and return-to-sport exercise plans. 

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Active 8 Health & wellbeing

Health & Well-being

With experience, I have realised that Personal Training is more than just exercise.

If a client allows me to understand them, their motivations, lifestyle pressures and personal circumstances, I will work with them to help them improve their health & well-being. This is best achieved if the relationship with them is trustworthy, friendly and confidential.

Being honest with someone about how they live their life, their diet & eating habits and their daily challenges isn’t always straightforward as some home truths are not easy to hear; but, I have learnt how to be empathetic and help see that my intentions are worthy, professional and supportive; and that by trusting me I can help them achieve a healthier life.

Sarah McLagan

About me

I am CIMSPA registered & have the following qualifications:

  • Advance Personal Training Instructor (L3) since 2007
  • Exercise Referral – MS, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Asthma, Arthritis, Diabetes
  • Lower Back Pain Management
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach (L4)
  • Rehab Training
  • Post & Ante Natal Exercise Prescription
  • Sports Massage Therapy & Ultrasound Therapy
  • 3rd Age Woman Menopause Transition Certification
  • First Aid trained.

I keep myself fit by running, cycling and working out in the gym.

I love watching all sports, but especially supporting my husband and sons in pursuit of their sporting interests.

Sarah McLagan Personal Training in Dunmow

I work in co-operation with local therapists, including...

…to discuss tailored rehab & training programmes for our shared clients.

Personal Running/marathon training in Dunmow
Home fitness training sessions on Zoom near me
Personal fitness training based at Great Dunmow gym
Personal fitness training in your own home near me
Since qualifying I have developed a portfolio of successes, including...
Active8 sport strength training

Motivating clients to reach their goals – such as losing weight; competing in a Park Run; being fitter for a sport/daily living/children/grand-children.

Exercise for life changing conditions near me

Improving the quality of life for clients with life changing conditions – such as Low Back Pain, Depression, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Arthritis and disability after operations and accidents.

Active8 running fitness training

Completing, competing in and/or improving times – for Marathons, ½ Marathons, 10km & 5km races, Triathlons, cycle races & rides, Moonwalks, charity events, competitive events etc.

Active8 Injury rehabilitation training

Rehabilitating after serious injury, accident or surgery – including, hip ankle/knee reconstruction, muscle and tendon strains/sprains.

Active8 Sports injury massage

Combining sports massage with exercise programming – helping clients return to exercise or improve daily activities.

Active8 Health and wellbeing

Helping clients to consider how they can improve their lifestyle & diet to have more energy, lose weight, feel better about themselves.

Get in touch

I will do my best to accommodate you, subject to my availability.

  • Personal Training sessions –
    Monday to Friday between 07:30 – 17:00
  • Massage appointments arranged at a mutually agreed time between Monday and Friday

To help me understand your needs, please complete and send me the Contact Form in the first instance.

I will then contact you to discuss options and, if appropriate, arrange an informal, no obligation personal training consultation or massage appointment. 

Contact form

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Active8 personal fitness training Dunmow

You can still train

COVID-19 need not stop you training with me!

I can offer a range of training options:-

Bespoke Training Plans for you to do at home/outside
Live Video Call Workouts in your home/garden
1-2-1 Outdoor (Social Distanced) Workouts

Don’t neglect your physical and mental health – I can help you whatever your current level of activity/fitness.