In 2014 at the age of 62 I was unfortunately involved in a serious car accident which resulted in spinal, hip, sternum and foot injuries. I spent several weeks immobilised at the Queen Elizabeth Military Trauma in Birmingham. The paramedics and hospital medical staff did a great job and prevented my condition from becoming much more serious.
At home I spent many months wearing a body brace and my mobility was further impaired by a pronounced limp caused by a severe trauma injury to the right hip. I found it really hard to make the adjustment from an active exercise orientated lifestyle to a sedentary existence. It became clear I needed specialist help.
I was more than a little apprehensive on my first visit as I have never been a gym type person but the friendly welcoming atmosphere, the professionalism of the assessments and the structured personalised exercise programs were very reassuring. The initial programs were aimed at strengthening my core and learning to move correctly again. Overtime there has been a very significant improvement in my posture and mobility. As a result of this work I am now fitter, stronger and lighter than I have been for 20 years and no longer have a limp!
I believe keeping fit is the key to a healthy mind and body and helps maintain a happier, more positive outlook on life. I also find that the sporting fraternity is very encouraging and participation is a great way to make new friends.
I am able to swim and cycle long distances completing last year’s Llangorse Lake big swim and just a few weeks ago the Velothon Wales 140km including the Tumble and Caerphilly Mountain.
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!