Shakiba Moghadam is the co-owner and one of the coaches at Muscle Up Gym. Shakiba has trained and competed in amateur boxing for the last 3 years and qualified for the ABA national finals in October 2015, where she became one of the first female amateur boxers to compete at the famous venue of York Hall, London, placing herself top 2 in the country for her weight and developmental category.
Shakiba is also a keen long distance runner, who has competed in trail marathons, 10K and 5K races, usually placing in the top 10 athletes in her category.
Shakiba graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class degree in BSc Psychology in 2015, as well as a Masters of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology in 2016, where she has gained valuable experience working with professional, elite and amateur athletes. Shakiba is currently studying a doctorate at the University of Portsmouth, in the field of mental health in sports, and will be completing the last stage of her training to become a Sport and Exercise Psychologist (BPS accredited).
Shakiba works with a range of clients at Muscle Up Gym, she has experience with working with the younger gym members typically aged between 3-13 years old. She has recently started to work with the over 55 year-old population, helping and guiding clients to become active and agile and tackle health issues such as arthritis and obesity via physical activity.
Shakiba is also a part-time Sport and Exercise Psychology lecturer and former research assistant at the University of Portsmouth.
Sport & Exercise Psychological Workshops
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Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas