The Run Down
Madison McElhaney is an LA Native with an immense passion for health and fitness. At the young age of three, Madison began her 14-year long gymnastics career. Over the years she competed and placed in numerous state and national competitions; however, with this success came 27 broken bones and 6 surgeries.
After a career ending hand injury, Madison chose to finish out her high school years following her passion for gymnastics by coaching the younger girls at the gym she grew up in. Two years later it was time to head out for college, and she had to say goodbye to the sport once and for all.
Madison graduated college one year early in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Adv/PR). During this time, she managed a year of travel in Europe, hopping from country to country seeing what the world had to offer. Upon her return back from the States, Madison began working in restaurant marketing. She quickly realized this was not the right fit for her, and switched over to fashion PR, then to production, then back to entertainment PR. It was at the age of 22 when she accepted and embraced her true calling as a Health and Fitness Professional.
Madison began working at a corporate gym in West Hollywood as a Personal Trainer in early 2013, and quickly established a full-time client base. After one year in the corporate world, is was time for her to go off on her own; and there came Mad Fitt.
During her time as a PT, Madison got into Mixed Martial Arts and began intense training for competition immediately after she realized her love for the sport. She is now a Professional Fighter with Invicta FC. Any time she is not training a client, she is training herself for her next fight.
Madison’s current certifications include NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Mixed Martial Arts, NASM Nutrition, Jillian Michael’s Body Shred, Dot Fit Nutrition and Supplementations, UFC Gym Certification, CPR and First Aid, and CrossFit L1.