Author Archives: Tess Irons

About Tess Irons

Having been involved in fitness all my life but never being competitive, I was fascinated to learn how simple it is to stay in shape without entering the world of the gym fanatic or elite athlete.​ So after 17 years 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 an even greater sense of achievement and job satisfaction.

​I studied the mechanics of exercise versus shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see a change in their shape.

I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum and it is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training.

I now work from home and run my classes at Steves Gym in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and apart from loving my work I now also get to spend valuable time with my family.​.

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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Strengthen your immune system before it’s attacked!

Last week I fell victim to a flu-like bug. I know it wasn’t flu because I wasn’t in bed all week. I think I might have been if it had been a choice! Having said that, by Fiday I was …

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Brush Up On Toothcare – because they’re worth it!

Being an eternal optimist I have always held the belief that as my parents have strong teeth, I will also have strong teeth and therefore have never bothered to do anything other than brush them, a lot.  I cared far …

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Sleep – The Wake Up Call

How many times have you said that there are not enough hours in the day? As our lives have become busier, not just in work but also in play, fitting it all in and getting that ‘balance’ can be difficult. …

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