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.​.

How Attitude Relates to Happiness

Being pleasant and having a good attitude is a simple way to become happier in life. Opportunities come through people, and people are more likely to bring opportunities to people they like. Attitude relates to happiness in many ways and …

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Is exercise your friend or foe?

Exercise is so good for us, how can it be a foe?  The answer is, rarley but when the balance gets skewed, enter the foe. There is such a thing as exercise dependency.  An addiction like any other, with unhealthy …

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Is Gluten Intolerance a Thing?

Have you ever wondered if there is any scientific evidence to confirm that gluten is the root of all stomach evils? Why did we go from relying on wheat for thousands of years as a reliable source of food to …

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Do your habits imprison you?

“How have my bad habits become a crutch I lean on? What stories do I need to let go of so I can walk freely?”  James Clear We all have a history, but how many of us let it define …

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Low Back Pain Lifeline?

I wanted to write about back pain because it is probably to most common complaint that I hear from clients.  Rarely do I meet a new client who doesn’t advise me about one of the following: “I suffer from low …

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What is your Identity?

If I asked you, how would you describe yourself, your answer would be shaped by the way you identify with yourself.  I might tell you that I am a messy person.  I identify myself as someone who does not prioritise …

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