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11 JULY 2014

11 JULY 2014

Where to begin? There have been a lot of changes already, I am learning so fast it is making me dizzy! Website feedback, very helpful and it has now been updated to give instant access to class days/times etc. Personal fb & Tessfit fb have now been unscrambled and suitable if not wonderful photos applied to both. I also learnt that enjoying my own classes too much can cause a loss of balance, more focus required!

I have attended a Business Breakfast which I was a little nervous about especially as I was told it would be appropriate to wear my ‘work’ clothes which are generally made of lycra. Due to a class following the breakfast I decided it would be easier to comply and besides I didn’t have a power suit to hand.

The nerves changed to panic as Trevor (always right business brain, husband, you remember) asked me just before I went to bed what I was going to say at the meeting? That depended on who spoke to me and what they asked, I thought. Oh no, apparently I was going to stand up in all my lycra finery and give a short talk on Tessfit!! Not even internet shopping could save me at that late hour I didn’t sleep well and the food tasted like sawdust until my ‘talk’ was over. I have no idea what I said, but was kindly reminded later that I had forgotten to mention I actually had a business called Tessfit, I can only get better!!!

The word is spreading and classes are filling up, I am now giving nutrition and weight management advice, arranging family fitness classes and giving the odd swimming lesson. Who would have thought this was going to be so much fun.

About the Author

I have been involved in fitness all my life but never been hugely competitive. Entering the world of fitness instructor, personal trainer and nutrition advisor, I leant how simple it is to stay in shape without becoming a gym fanatic or elite athlete. I am neither, by the way!

So after 17 years of managing the swimming school and taking rowing classes at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, I decided it was time to do something that would give me a different type of job satisfaction. Offering a service that directly influences someone’s wellbeing, seemed a good choice.

So, I studied the mechanics of exercise versus body shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see the changes they are hoping for. This led me to I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum. It is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training. A combination which is proving to be highly successful for everyone involved.

I now work from home and run my classes and indoor Personal Training sessions at Venture Fitness in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and not only do I love my work, I also get to spend more time with my family which is invaluable.​.

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Based on the belief that the best exercise is the one you enjoy, Tessfit is all about enjoyment.

Tessfit is designed for both men and women of all ages.

- Fitness without the gym
- Nutrition without the confusion
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​- Body Logic classes designed and delivered as only Tessfit can


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