Author Archives: Tess Irons

About Tess Irons

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.​.


The Beginning: A new branch of Tessfit that has been born from my desire to work in the most fulfilling way I know.  It has taken more than 6 years and a pandemic for me to see what has been …

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How To Take Charge Of Your Menopause Journey!

Welcome to this factual self-help blog.  It will give you an insight into what is happening to your  body, how it can affect you and the things you need to know if you are to wrestle back control. Early to …

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Intermittent Fasting – A Tool Not A Rule

Disclaimer! Before I start this blog I want to make it clear that I am not qualified to prescribe any ‘diet’ and I try hard not to stray outside my lane.  I am qualified to advise on healthy eating habits …

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Mind and Body – A good combination!

Sometimes we take a path in life that looks manageable, only to find it is leading us towards a positivity-swallowing hole!  Once on that path how do we cope if turning back is not an option we want to take?  …

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Burnout in Lockdown?

In a bid to unclutter my in-box after a couple of very unproductive and to be honest, quite down days I came across an article.  It seemed to have been written just for me on that particular day!  I know …

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Weekly Tessfit Lockdown Update

The Weekly Tessfit Lockdown Update I have had an idea. The first week of classes will be ‘bring a bottle and sod the exercise’ anyone bringing water will be asked to leave!!! A poem for you: (I am no poet …

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