“I started running around this time 3 years ago in desperation to get fit. I tried the couch to 5km and, at first, couldn’t even get to the end of the road without stopping to catch my breath, but I enjoyed the headspace it gave me. By the end of month 4 I could run 5km without stopping, so set myself the target of running 10km, then a Half Marathon, finishing with a respectable time, but suffering issues with my knees and hips.
I still wanted another challenge though, so signed up for the Bath Half with the intention of running quicker, but also injury free. A friend suggested Ady Watts, with the advice that the strength training would help, so I joined last January. To begin with, things got harder. I was still running 2-3 times a week, but had added in Small Group Personal Training. However as the weeks passed, I noticed I was running further and faster – pain free! Consequently knocking 10 minutes off my previous Half Marathon time.
Lockdown then followed that same week and with it the ‘Ady Watts Lockdown Challenge’ – I loved these! They inspired me to keep the long runs going, so I started running a half marathon most months. Keen to try something else, I also found a new love of cycling and completed my first 50 mile ride!
I am now the fittest I have ever been, have a love of exercise that I have never had and have found a true work-life balance that works for me.
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!