People of Fitness 2021

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

Maria Powell's Story....

Hear how Maria has benefitted from our person-centred approach to training to manage her hyper-mobility and wellbeing.

Maria Powell in her car taking selfie with a Ady Watts red t-shirt on

In her own words....

“Fitness and being active has always been important to me. I played every sport at school and for local hockey clubs. I gradually lost connection with this when all my time and energy became focused on gaining my qualifications and starting a family. Fast-forward to my mid-thirties, following 2 c-sections and almost a decade of very little exercise I was really noticing how this had impacted my body and my wellbeing. I promised myself that when my youngest child started school I would commit to re-connecting properly with my love of fitness.

An advert for a 30 day trial with Ady Watts popped up on my newsfeed last September and I was curious to give it a try! By the end of the trial I was hooked – I could already see so much improvement and felt much stronger!

Ady and the team have helped me understand and learn how to train properly. Through their person-centred approach I have also been supported to develop my breath work, which has been a revelation too! I love to learn about the science and evidence of how to look after my health and wellbeing. The workshops have been really interesting and supported me to keep progressing with my training and self-care.

Training has been invaluable in helping me to cope with the stress, pressures and demands of my work and lockdowns through covid.

Thanks Ady and the team!”

The Coaches Story

With many people it’s the attention to detail which really matters when training.

Maria was a regular exerciser but didn’t feel as if she was making progress with her 30 minutes on the cross trainer and a selection of weight machines that she’d been prescribed at her previous gym. She also suspected she was hypermobile and needed to develop her strength.

As with all new starters, Maria had an initial 90 minute consultation to find out more about both her health history, aspirations and physical capacity (strength & mobility). Slowing this process down gives us the ability to find out what we need to be able to help the individual.

Maria had a great training habit but wasn’t doing what was needed to help her. Her strength training wasn’t functional. It was based on machines and while she was getting stronger, it wasn’t educating her to control or manage her hypermobility issues

As with all our clients, our aim with Maria was to restore the body’s full range of functional strength training exercises. Squats, Deadlifts, Pushing & Pulling – movements that carry-over to active daily life. Activities such as lifting the kids, gardening or playing sport.

The exercise selection and how it’s performed are important in getting the right training outcome.

Maria’s regular functional strength training in our Small Group Personal Training sessions allow her to feel stronger and more resilient outside the gym.

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!