People of Fitness 2021

It’s been another challenging year but throughout it all our members continue to inspire us by achieving great results.

Amanda Marshall's Story....

Read Amanda’s story on how she utilised our services to help recover from knee surgery, increase strength and mobility for golf as well as lose weight.

In her own words....

“October 2019 found me in hospital having a total knee replacement. Wear and tear, two nasty falls and arthritic changes had worn out my knee. I was pretty low and felt I was getting old. However, I had a great surgical team and equally great rehab physio. After many months of rehab on Zoom and what felt like, and probably was, thousands of squats, my physio told me it was time to find a strength and conditioning gym. I heard only the word ‘gym’ and this conjured up images of subterranean rooms full of muscled youngsters pumping iron and pounding treadmills. Where would I fit in?

Fortunately, my friend Jan had just joined Ady Watts and so I thought I would give it a go. I have not looked back. Everyone was so welcoming and encouraging from the start. Programmes are adjusted to suit all different needs. I don’t worry that I might be damaging my replacement knee or speeding up the deterioration of the other knee. I know that I am being looked after as an individual by a team of experienced and interested professionals.

The third lockdown was the hardest of the past year, but I have found being part of the gym community has really helped. Participating in the live (the Ady Watts team shifted effortlessly to online and provided equipment) Small Group Personal Training classes gave me some structure to my day. 

Through my strategy sessions with Ady I have also fine-tuned my training and feel I am making progress. In these abnormal days when everything seems out of our control, I feel I do have some control over my wellbeing and health and the gym has played a major part in that.”

The Coaches Story

Since her first visit Amanda has bought into our structured approach to training. Firstly, we had to empower Amanda that we could help her following her knee surgery and build on the great work of her surgeon and physio. 

Clients often come in with one goal but we quickly find that they’ve other goals too. Amanda is no exception and was also looking to improve her mobility and strength for her Golf as well as lose weight.Six months into Amanda’s journey with us, with her confidence and strength in her knee restored, we sat down to look at a strategy for her to lose weight.

Like many, Amanda had a good grasp of what to eat, it was the ‘doing’ which was the difficult part. Using behaviour design methods, we set a plan for Amanda to make some simple changes to her diet and build healthy, sustainable habits. Amanda has done remarkably well and lost her desired weight. The monthly review sessions are used evaluate progress and set a plan taking into consideration Amanda’s other commitments.

On Demand

Good habits rely on flexibility and convenience. Having all of our sessions available via our On Demand library gives you the ability to access great training anytime, anyplace.


Whether you live too far away to visit frequently or prefer the comfort of training at home, our LIVE training program will deliver great results. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, we’ve proven results using this method of training.


Located north and south of the Wye, our two well appointed Hereford gyms, give members from the county and further afield easy access to our services. Both also providing shower and changing facilities and the chance to grab a post workout tea or coffee!