I've been a client now for over a year doing bootcamp classes, online programs, and have now recently began doing the personal training. Madison's constant positive attitude and dedication to each of her clients are just a couple of the great things about her. She's always there when you need advice and she does a fantastic job of helping all of her clients reach their personal goals. Since joining her program, I now really understand how important it is to live a healthy lifestyle!

My name is Shannon Swaenepoel and I am currently in Madison Backer’s Bootcamp Program as well as her Meal Plan Program through Mind and Body by Mad Back. I have been a part of her program since the beginning and I cannot say enough positive things about it. It has forever changed my life!

I had not been happy with the way I looked, what I ate, or how I felt about myself for some time before I heard about her starting up bootcamp and it gave me the motivation to get my butt in gear!

The classes are great! Madison makes it fun as well as challenging to the body. Since I was determined to change my lifestyle I knew that it had to involve my eating habits. I was trying to eat healthier but was having difficulty knowing what to eat, how much to eat, and when to eat, so I joined Madison’s Meal Plan Program as well and am so happy that I did! It definitely has helped with my meal preparation and to make healthier choices for me and my family. The meal plans are individualized for you and your goals. She is very attentive to the details of each meal plan and is there with recipe ideas, replacements, or just to keep you on track every step of the way!

Madison has been an inspiration to me and my commitment to myself. She has raised my conscience level on my new healthy lifestyle and for that I will never go back to my old ways. When you have a bad day, which everyone has, she is there with her commitment to support and motivate you. Her constant motivational quotes and support through oneonone, emails and the Facebook support group is truly heartwarming. Madison cares about each and every one of her clients 110%!

Thank you Madison for giving me my life back!

Shannon Swaenepoel

I have been working with Mad Backs from day one and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I have done bootcamps, one on one training, online programs and meal plans. Mad Back puts 100% into each of these to make the program fit your specific goals and it works!! I have never been as strong as I am today and love and enjoy my healthy lifestyle. If it wasn't for Mind and Body by Mad Back I would not be where I am today, she has taught me so much about myself and how to take care of my body on a long term basis.

My favourite part about my programs is the motivation and encouragement I get even when Mad is not with me, she is always there supporting you all the way and pushing you to reach your goals with each workout. The workouts in all of the programs are challenging, always unique, and most of all fun!! She is an amazing girl with so much to offer each of her clients and if you are considering a lifestyle change this is the place to go!


Madison is the best thing that’s happened to Pinawa for a long time. She has motivated young and old to get into shape and to eat a healthy diet. I am a senior with arthritis problems and she has tailored a program that is making a huge difference in my everyday life. I am noticing all sorts of small improvements that show me the changes in my body and I intend to keep with this program as long as I’m able. I wish everyone would come and see what Madison could do for them and take advantage of her expertise. Way to go, Madison – please stay in Pinawa – we need you!


I cannot say enough about Madison and Mind and Body my Mad Back. Only 5 short months ago I met with Madison and since then so much has changed in my life! I have lost inches, pounds and most important gained back the confidence I had lost in myself.

I started bootcamp, where I met a group of great, supportive people and made some wonderful new friends. I also started an online meal and home workout plan which was easier to incorporate into my life and routines than I thought because Madison understands that everyone is busy, has a life and commitments so she makes a plan to fit within all of that.

Madison helped me set goals and after 3 months I surpassed those goals! Now I am achieving more than I knew I could, and I owe it to her and her constant encouragement, support and knowledge.

My only regret is that I didn't start sooner!

Ashley Rockenstein

Madison Backer…AKA Mad Backs!! I prefer to call her MAD….because she is mad passionate about what she does. She is a motivator, educator, trainer, coach, supporter and friend.

I began my fitness journey with Mad at her Bootcamp summer 2013….I was part of her team for the Dirty Donkey..and I've completed 3 different 3 month online programs with her. My life is a crazy life so I decided to do an at home, online program with her because it just worked for my schedule. I fit my workouts whenever I can in the day…sometimes it's 5:30am…sometimes it's 9:30pm….whatever time it is I get it done. I stay motivated through constant support and communication with my friends and my fitness family…AKA Mind & Body by Mad Back’s support group. If I need help with my workouts, recipes, or just need someone to talk to I can count on Mad to be there. I've literally texted her at all hours of the day and she's always there.

My lifestyle is a healthy lifestyle now…..working out and eating healthy will always be a part of who I am. My kids know that and my family know that. I'm learning to love who I am and I've become confident in my skin. I highly, highly recommend signing up with Mad Backs…if you’re ready to make a change then there's no time like now!!

Thank you Madison for all that you do…you are helping to change many many lives!! Don't ever stop what you're doing!!


I've participated in Boot Camp, Personal Training & Group Training with Madison Backer. My situation might be unique, because I firmly believe my results are not measured by a scale, or a measuring tape, but by a sphygmomanometer (measures blood pressure) & by the confidence I feel staying in shape all year round; not because there is an event coming up, or because I have a pair of jeans to fit in, or because there is a size I need to be! I've participated in sport & physical activity my entire life, both leisurely & competitively. At the age of 47, my goal is to have fun, stay fit until I die, keep my blood pressure down (genetic thing), challenge myself, feel good & keep up with my children & dog. All of my goals have been surpassed adding Madison's programs to my life.

I have felt completely challenged, gently guided & supported, I have exceeded all of my goals. My experience with Madison has been fun & only once did I ever wish Boot Camp was cancelled (after a day of mountain biking & lunching!). In Personal & Group Training, the workouts were fun, challenging & NEVER THE SAME!!! Madison was always kind, caring, very supportive & professional.

I will continue to participate in Madison's programs (esp if they're in the morning ;) ). If anyone out there is needing to "get going", find a program that works for you, you'll have fun, & you won't be disappointed. By the way, I had a check up this summer, & my blood pressure was within normal range for the first time in 2 years!!!!!!!!

Thank you Madison, YOU ARE SO GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO;

Connie Holmlund