Programme Manager and Personal Trainer
- Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
- Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
- Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing
- Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Adaptation for Adolescents
- EMS Electro Muscle Stimulation License
- Level 1 Precision Nutrition
- Advanced Nutrition for Physical Performance
- Advanced Nutrition for Weight Management
- Emergency First Aid at Work
The fascination with human movement started way back when I was a teenager in the full swing of my dancing career. After a few years of involvement in various dance competitions and working backstage with some of the most talented performers in West End, I realised, that my true passion lays not so much with being on the stage, but in improving the performance of others and seeing their skillset grow.
It was then, when I decided to step away from competitive dancing and dedicate my time to studying human anatomy and biomechanics of movement-I dropped the glamourous heels and dresses and started a full-time career as a Personal Trainer.
Nearly a decade later and after having had a chance to work with some of the most challenging cases, as well as everyday people with the most challenging lives-I have gained a new-found appreciation for human body and mind. I have learned how to overcome tight schedules and those days when you just rather stay in bed, as well as how to help people, who wanted to push their physical performance beyond the expected.
I believe in an unbreakable connection between health and fitness and use that holistic approach to help my Clients achieve their goals faster, tailoring their programmes to their very personal needs. A strong, balanced, mobile body, is the healthy body I want for all of them.
Apparently, my personality is quite bearable too!
Watt bike, X-Cube, Total gym (Gravity training), Trixter Reaction trainer, Power Plate, Pad work, Studio Cycling, Circuit Training
‘I cannot recommend Monika enough - I was a size 12, 33 year old gym virgin surviving on a diet of pasta pesto, red wine and walkers crisps. I met Monika as a promotion for the gym i joined, her first port of call was my diet, by following her advice I gave up sugar, pasta and alcohol, within two weeks I felt amazing and had lost 4% body fat! within 6 months on her tailored 2 hour weekly ex. programme. I was lean, fit and gorgeous! the biggest gain for me my energy levels, endurance and strength, I was up for anything my 6 year old son threw at me, I even learnt to do a headstand (which I can still do now!) Monika changed the way I looked at food and exercise, If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it and give it everything you have as it will actually change your life. ’
'I am a very reluctant gym go-er but I as I get older, my body has changed over the last few years in my thirties and eating everything I want, no longer works. I have worked with Monika over the last few years on and off. The results I previously achieved were impressive to say the least. I need someone like Monika behind me, motivating me – Monika regularly checks in on me, whether I am stretching, moving and eating well and also reminding me of my targets. Monika is very much in tune with what I need – she works with my body shape and areas of concerns and is very well informed on the body’s biology so can tailor her training approach. I would highly recommend training with Monika.'
'Monika has more than just helped me through the preparation for my wedding day. In the space of 3 months, through her guidance and assistance (and a lot of motivation) I have shed 2.5 stone in weight and looked and felt on top of the world. It is more than just ‘training’. Perfect Balance Wellbeing works on all the aspects of healthy lifestyle, making sure you truly get the results. Cannot recommend enough.'
Athlete Services Manager
- Masters Degree in Sports & Exercise Nutrition (MSc)
- ISSN Diploma. 1 year-Post Graduate Sports Nutrition Course
- Degree in Strength & Conditioning (BSc)
- Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN)
- Sport & Exercise Nutrition Graduate (SENr) / British Dietetic Association
- ISAK Anthropometrist
Experienced in delivering results-orientated exercise sessions and providing evidence-based nutritional interventions, Sergio is a Senior Trainer and Performance Nutritionist. He has an extensive knowledge of both training and nutrition and merges his experience in both areas to achieve great results with clients.
With an insatiable desire for continued self-development and upskilling of his service, Sergio has a great deal to offer any level of athlete.
“Taking great pride in my service, an athletes goal is my own goal, supporting you in every way possible, both inside and outside of training and competition – this is my commitment”
Along my professional career, I continually upskilled my service by completing numerous courses and highly respected industry-leading certifications.
Upon completion of my undergraduate degree in 2011, I created my own Personal Training Business. Over the next 4 years, I specialized in strength and conditioning programs aimed at increasing well-being and performance in clients.
In 2015, I relocated to a highly respected personal training studio in London. I gained invaluable experience working alongside a great team. Here my clients ranged hugely from high-end private clients to amateur athletes across multiple sports.
Once I completed my MSc I then relocated again this time with the title of “Master Trainer”. I assisted other coaches in the development of their business and service to ensure the highest of standards were provided. This role challenged my educational skills and I developed my own knowledge and communicational skills through educating other Trainers.
I now manage the Athletes Services (AS) Program at Perfect Balance which includes a range of specialist services linked together to supplement athletes coaching and training program. AS ensures you are given a full support network that provides an all-in-one package tailored to improve performance. The system also includes regular monitoring and performance testing to ensure results are achieved.
'I have been training with Sergio for the past year, he has set out a excellent training programme for me which has meant that my athletics season has gone very smoothly and with no injuries. I would highly recommend Sergio, he has a bubbly personality and always pushes you to your limits.'
Hannah Lucy Williams
'Perfect Balance Clinic consists of a dedicated team of people that are passionate about optimising your health & performance. It helps me tremendously and I enjoy very much working with them. Sergio has aided me in optimising my physical training, as well as integrating smart scheduling and optimising my routines so that I can perform better and reduce injury risks'
‘Sergio is a very positive person, which makes difficult tasks, like changing your diet and habits easier. He is also practical and accepts that there will be compromise or stages where changes will be harder to meet. He works well with the person to find sustainable solutions that progress the person towards their goals. He is supportive and knows when to meet up with the person and when to give them time to adjust to the changes. I found him to be very enthusiastic about nutrition and we spoke a lot about various trends and facts around nutrition.’
'I’m very glad I took Stephen Makinde’s advice to see trainer and performance nutritionist, Sergio Pereira. He built me a training programme that is precisely geared towards my goals and makes allowances for my knee condition. I’m a former runner who focussed almost exclusively on legwork and he helped me to realise that conditioning and strengthening the upper body is just as important. In addition to a leg programme, we worked together to create an upper body conditioning programme and I now feel more balanced and overall much stronger and fitter.
I see Sergio at regular intervals so he can check my technique and my weights and conditioning training programmes can be refreshed and adjusted as needed.
Sergio is exceptionally knowledgable and skilled and I highly recommend him.'