Siobhan Houldridge

(Powerbelle lead coach and weightlifting coach)

Siobhan is a Hallam Barbell coach, a competitive weightlifter and leads the Powerbelle programme. She is a Senior Fitness Instructor and Exercise Referral Specialist at Sheffield Hallam Active, and an Associate Sport Science Consultant and coach within CSES at the University. Since completing and gaining her first class degree in Sport and Exercise science Shiv has always been enthusiastic about encouraging women to get into sport, strength training and improving their general health and wellbeing.

Shiv is driven to help women to be confident and empowered in the gym and strength training environment. She has competed  in strength sport and nationally in Olympic Weightlifting, so is a real advocate of practicing what she preaches when it comes to diet and training. Shiv’s tried many different training programmes and competed in different sports from rugby union, rowing to olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and strongwoman. Powerbelle, under Shiv’s watchful eye, focusses on teaching new, fun and effective training methods with like-minded women in a friendly and supportive environment. Improving strength and power, reducing risk of injury and improving body composition is all part of what Powerbelle can help you achieve. Shiv loves leading Powerbelle in helping women to reach their potential and achieve things they never thought possible.