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.​.

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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Are You Sickly Sweet?

                                       Our love affair with sugar: Sugar stimulates the “feel-good” chemical dopamine. Our “taste buds” detect sugar and other things in foods. …

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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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