running & online training coach

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I am currently accepting new clients, so please get in touch as I would love to hear your story and help you achieve your goals. So call me now! 


I run distances that you drive. It resets me. 


I remember going for my first run when I was  11 to get fit for my school netball and hockey teams in the UK.  I didn’t really like it that much and only ran to get fit. Fast forward 15 years and I was on the start line of my second marathon, the London Marathon. I was a bit cocky and started off too fast; by 21k I was struggling, by 30k I was walking.  It was hot and my lack of training showed. I eventually struggled across the finish line, beaten by a runner dressed as a daffodil and someone four times my age. I swore I would never run a marathon again; EVER! 

Then the lure of an adventure and the tragic loss of a very good friend of mine Simon, changed my mind. I trained hard for 2 years for the Marathon des Sables, a self sufficient 250km staged race across the Sahara desert. I ran countless loops of Richmond Park in London, wearing extra layers and a heavy pack on my back. I laughed and cried in my training. Some days were great and other days, every single part of me hurt. 


The race was amazing. Every morning, to the sound of “Highway to Hell” by ACDC I would line up and say today is for Simon.

So I really understand the commitment and juggling it takes to achieve goals and finish tough races with a busy lifestyle and family. (I have two sons who play competitive rugby and James, my husband and our dog, Louis.) 


I want to hear from you. I want to hear your story. Together we can accomplish your goals. So contact me now!  

Happy Running!

Georgie has been named one of the Top 10 trainers in Calgary by "Best in Calgary". Click the picture to find out more. 

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Getting to know you, hearing your story and helping you reach your fitness goals would be an honour.  So whatever your reason, let’s get together and train.

I am accepting new clients!






Obtaining a life balance fuels your wellness and happiness.

Everyone is unique and has different training requirements, amount of time to train and fitness goals. So all programs are individually designed to meet each athlete's requirements. 


I trained with Georgie for four years and enjoyed every single session. She helped train me for 10k races, 30k off-road and triathlons and was able to put together training plans that pushed me but worked with the limits of my lifestyle. I looked forward to my Tuesday mornings with her as not only were they part of my training but also became therapy! One warning though - when doing hills with Georgie and there are other runners around - she will never be beaten!”    Mags

I trained with Georgie for two years until she left for Canada. Running with her was always fun, varied and I felt fit and energized after every session. Through the sessions I reaped many benefits; weight loss,improved muscle tone, increased stamina and I felt more confident. Initially I was only running two or three miles, but due to her training program and advice on nutrition I completed the London Marathon without injury. I couldn’t have done it without her. Georgie was always so positive and fun to be with and I miss our sessions very much."    Yolanda 

I found my coach Georgie online at . Georgie is an accomplished ultra marathoner who also provides running and fitness coaching. What sold me was a picture of her finishing the Marathon des Sables. (The Marathon of Sands, is known as the toughest footrace on earth, it's 251km, and is essentially 6 marathons back to back run in the heat of the desert. I also learned that Madonna had done this race at one point.). I thought for sure someone with this type of background would be able to impart some knowledge on to me. And luckily for me, Georgie was the perfect fit. Georgie is warm, upbeat, knowledgeable, and extremely motivating! 


I felt like hiring Georgie Islip made me feel like a child again; it's been a while since I've gotten so much positive feedback and encouragement as an adult. I joked to my friends that it was like Georgie was my nanny, because she's from England, and I her loved hearing her tell me, 'well done, good job, you can do it," with a doting British accent. Every run with her was energizing, she made me love hills. Her running plans are adaptable and varied. She really stresses the importance of strength and core training to make you a well rounded athlete."    Linh 

I’ve been around the fitness world for a while now….Georgie is one of the best. I highly recommend her to help put discipline in your routine that demands results. Plus her “can-do” attitude is highly contagious.”    Jo



Calgary , Alberta

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