Emile Maxwell Connaughton (Chesty)

Instructor Coach

In 2007, Emile fell three stories off a ladder working as a commercial painter. His award  was a crushed vertebrae in his lumbar spine. The following six months were a slow and unknowing experience.

“I always knew the powerful influence movement has on the body, and sometimes passion is sparked through the removal of such a thing from your life.”

After recovering and learning about movement and the many ways the body can adapt and  function, Emile began pursuing coaching as a career. 

“I’ve dedicated every day since my injury to the acquisition of mobility. I now love sharing that skill set with anyone willing to learn, or learning from anyone willing to share.”

Emile believes that we are not slaves to our genetics, he knows that we all can be strong and flexible. There are non negotiable biological limits to our adaptation, but through progressive techniques and a well trained mindset, he knows we can all become emotionally stable, physically strong, and spiritually sound.

“I specialize in training for mobility. It starts with training the bodily equipment, training the use of this equipment, and then grooving the neurological demands of whatever you want to do from there.”

“Life is movement. Let’s move better.”

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Your 1 on 1 intro to fitness for life

We want to know more about you, your life, why you want to get fit and where we fit into the picture, we want to know what we can do to hold you accountable and how we can develop a plan of action to ensure you get fit for good this time.

PT First = Safety First

Starting for the last time

We all know that consistency is key, and to be consistent you need to stay free from injury. Coaches at Madlab teach you the why, what and how of exercise, instead of just showing you once and moving on. That’s why you start with a Personal Trainer, and work at your own pace.

Hybrid Membership

Group + PT = fitness for fun & purpose

Now you’re ready to start group training alongside some great people. Your coach for life will keep you on track with regular 1 on 1s, but the social environment, the community and the friends you make will give you a different sort of push, and will help you reach new heights of fitness.