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Lucy Williams

” I ended up at the gym through a mixture of an injury over twenty years ago that wasn’t rehabbed properly, SPD during pregnancy and turning a blind eye to my diet, which had left me feeling old before my time. I tried to exercise but never felt like I was making progress; pain stopped…

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Declan Williams

“I’ve been recovering slowly from a serious car crash that I had in June last year. And as a result, have had lots of pins and plates fitted in my hip – it’s quite substantial. I’d come so far with physio but there was a need for something more. I used to play football and…

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Jan Armstrong

“I have struggled with my weight and overall fitness for a few years. And with bi-lateral rotator cuff repairs and arthritis in one ankle, I decided the time had come to sort myself out and do something about it. I had heard about the gym through my golf club at Ross and it sounded just…

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Daryl Szebesta

“I’ve spent the majority of my life training and competing; running, cycling and triathlon. I was also fortunate to have coaches from time to time in each of the disciplines. However, as anyone familiar with road racing know, at some point you’ll find yourself upside down in a ditch or under a pile of other…

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Moira Davidson

“I’ve never been madly sporty. And, I have no patience what so ever so would start at gyms, go full tilt for a few months, get bored and then give up. I have a big birthday at the start of next year (30 fyi) and decided last January that it was time I started doing…

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Ann Morris

“9 months ago I joined the gym. I really did wonder if I had done the right thing. I thought it would be full of lycra clad, super fit people and I would be the ‘tubby’ one in leggings! How wrong was I! Well I’m still here and feeling so much better, both physically and…

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Tim Evans

“I have always enjoyed sport and tried to maintain a reasonably good level of fitness. Throughout school, university and beyond I have played rugby and have been a regular gym user. I have never let age be a deterrent, still thinking I am 21(ish). Three years ago however I had a heart attack. An angiogram…

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Julie Jennings

“Having been off work with severe lower back pain in October I had come to realise that the exercise, lots of swimming and hiking, that I was doing was not making me as strong, fit or flexible as I should be. I realised that these were things that were becoming more important to me to…

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Steve Reeves

“I was diagnosed with long term depression and severe anxiety, which consequently led me to not looking after my body. I would eat junk food and not exercise. Frequently, I would see social media ads for the gym to which my body thought ‘yes let’s go for it’ and my mind saying ‘no’. One day…

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Ian Jordan

“Two years ago I turned up to the gym desperately looking for help. I had somehow managed to go from a person playing football and golf, enjoying life, to a physical wreck aged 49. Unable to walk up town or stand still for any length of time due to back pain, I had also sustained…

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Becky Smith

“I had a bad relationship with exercise, it was something I felt like I should be doing but didn’t want to be doing”. I also had an unhealthy diet which, combined with my lack of exercise, showed in my appearance. I was the typical lazy gym goer, pay a monthly membership, go once a week,…

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Sophie Morgan

“The change in me in such a short space of time is phenomenal”. “At 19yrs old I joined the Police and had my career mapped out being able to retire when I reached 50!! What a fantastic thought. It was a job I loved, I was confident, socially outgoing and very much a people person.…

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Helen Pugh

I have always been an active person, playing sport at school and University and being a regular gym user. However, after University I moved to London for a year my weight started to creep up. I was still exercising and ‘thought’ I was eating healthy; however, my appearance showed a different story. I moved back…

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Sue Hodgson

I have always kept myself fit in the form of running, yoga and hill walking with my beloved dogs but rarely in a gym! So when I started having back pain and was advised not to do exercise I was gutted but didn’t give up. I sought advice and was recommended a local gym. After…

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Beth Barnett

In my teens I suffered a nasty fall from my horse which broke my pelvis in 2 places. Everything healed but not quite correctly. Gradually over the years my pelvis gave me ever increasing back pain to a point where I struggled without painkillers every day. Despite being a sporty person all my life I…

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