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Mens Fitness – 2 left feet?

Mens Fitness – 2 left feet?

Since my last blog I have started to realise that settling into a routine is essential if I am going to achieve anything! I’m sure I am not alone in being a world class faffer! All my faffing has a purpose, most importantly it delays tasks I don’t want to do. In between that I have put some time and effort into finding someone who can channel my energy in a more structured way to help the business thrive.

After many meetings I have found a lady called Annette Harpham who is the director of Sharp Edge Marketing and she has made me ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ not just drink it!! I am looking forward to our work together especially as she has promised to do most of it.

​The men’s class on a Thursday is proving to be very rewarding and great fun to instruct. The first week was one of gaining trust and confidence on both sides. That established the class is already more fun and energetic. There are fit men with little flexibility, flexible men with little fitness, men with two left feet and those who can really move! What they share is a willingness to improve and gain every benefit that a Body Logic class offers. All I need now is for the word to spread!

​Nutrition is still evolving and will be for as long as we continue to learn. It is no excuse to ignore the basic facts because they are too confusing. Our quality of life depends on getting it right, so how do you change from being a ‘nutritional over-achiever’ to someone who understands nutritional balance? First stop, check out the Eatwell Plate and gasp when you see the words ‘bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, base every meal on starchy foods.’ Carbohydrates are energy giving foods so how will you feel without them?

Nutrition should be about positive ideas, positive changes and a positive attitude, if you want to speak to someone positive you know where I am!

A quick quote for the new men in my life:

A gym is not designed to make you feel instantly better about yourself, if it wanted to do that it would be a bar!

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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Tessfit brings a completely fresh approach to fitness, TessFit Logoexercise and nutrition in Newton Abbot.

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
- Pilates classes with the Tessfit twist!
​- Body Logic classes designed and delivered as only Tessfit can


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