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Nicky Brace - People of Fitness at Ady Watts

Nicky Brace

I would not have believed I could get back to this level of fitness and range of movement after that injury – my confidence was just shattered.

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Marion Mogg,

Marion Mogg

Breaking my ankle in two places in 2017 led me down a spiral path, becoming incredibly unfit and so lazy. My lack of fitness was really affecting my everyday life. I couldn’t even get up the stairs without having to pull myself up using the bannisters or get down on the floor to play with the grandchildren.

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Geoff Fresle

I came to Ady Watts having encountered an industrial accident, thus fracturing my femur. The last time I was in a gym was in 1963 when I left school, 60 years ago.

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Andrew Channell on a workbench - People of Fitness

Andrew Channell

I became a member at the end of January after a recurrence of a painful lower back which meant that for a week I couldn’t even stand for more than a couple of minutes.

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Monica Downes for People of Fitness at Ady Watts Gyms

Monica Downes

A gym that knows your name! I love it, I love it, I love it… A total surprise to me as I’ve always said no way to a gym.

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Alex Wenyon with his female personal trainer at Ady Watts


The exercises allow me to improve without fear of causing damage. I’m only three months into it so far and in that small time I can see significant progress in confidence, strength, general mobility and appear to have lost a little weight.

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It seems to me things start to fall apart in your fifties… whether it’s your eyesight, general aches and pains… the menopause, early onset arthritis and so on… it’s all a bit of a challenge. In particular my knees were painful – and so gradually I moved less… with inevitable results.

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The main reason for joining the gym is yet to be accomplished.. but joining the gym was part of my master plan to finally quit smoking for good.

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It’s been great working with Mark – helping him learning to manage his back while having a busy work & family schedule.

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It’s three years now since I joined the Ady Watts family and honestly, I’ve never felt better, fitter or stronger.

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I have been contemplating joining Ady Watts for sometime but didn’t feel I could cope with regular exercise. I trapped a sciatic nerve which had left me with a numb leg and no feeling in my right foot. Visits to Drs and physio over months have seen little improvement, walking any distance was a struggle.

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In August 2021, after a long hill walk, I had an ankle problem which stopped me walking any sort of distance. I realised I needed help and needed to do something different – to gain fitness and to build strength.

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Amanda joined us just a few months ago and has made great strides in getting fit for her forthcoming London to Brighton bike ride and getting into shape for her daughters wedding…

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Yep I admit I was sceptical when I joined back in September 2021, yet here I am ‘Member of the Week’.

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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!