Personal Training

1-1  Personal Training or enjoy the benefits with a friend.

Getting on well with your personal trainer is vital if success is to be achieved. My friendly and positive personality go hand in hand with my desire to help people.

Anyone who needs some uncomplicated ideas and motivation to kick start or improve their fitness needs to take that first step, call me!

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First informal meeting will be free of charge to simply discuss your needs.

​1-1  Sessions – £35 per hour
1-2  Sessions – £50 per hour

Glad to be able to keep up with my pillates and body logic and joining the Friday night tipple with Tess.

Geoff Myers

Lockdown Routine

Finding all the Pilatess videos very good – some moves quite challenging for me but I tell myself it’s good for me. It’s nice to see your smiling face!

Dinah Botting

Pilates Videos

Thank you Tess for all these sessions, you have worked hard to keep us fit in lock down.  I have enjoyed all the sessions I have worked through so far it was great to see you are still as cheery as ever. I look forward to future sessions. But along with all of us can’t wait to be back all together.

Linda Hayward

Keeping Fit in Lockdown

I have known Tess far longer than either of us care to mention. Following knee surgery 6 years ago she was the first person I thought of to help with my rehabilitation and fitness.
Always encouraging and a super smile if your having a bad day an hours class always lifts your spirits. I am proud to call this lady my friend, don’t be fooled by the dizziness she is hard core 💪😎

Dawn Larner

Rehabilitation & Fitness

Whether its in person at the studio or online…Tessfit has now become part of our weekly routine and we couldn’t be having more fun or be feeling better about our health. We are definitely not fitness fanatics…. but at the half century mark we decided its about time we toned up a little and at least became flexible enough to touch our toes!
The range of classes means you never get bored and we ALWAYS finish every class with a smile on our faces! Wouldn’t ever go back to life pre Tessfit. Thanks for the motivation!

Neil & Sue Cook

Range of Classes

Thank you Tess for your fab live classes, you are a great motivator and you push us but with a sense of humour too.  A very big thank you for your online classes during lockdown.  They have kept me sain (and hopefully fitter!), with a great variety to choose from and again with your humour so we can all laugh with you and know we are all human!

Sam x

Live Classes & On-Line Fun

I have just joined the Friday “Young at Heart” class and after 3 weeks my joints are definitely moving better.  Tess is an excellent teacher and never takes her eye off the ball and always aware of any problems a client may be having. You work as hard as you feel able to and are not pressured in any way but always encouraged. She is so cheerful and upbeat that is so infectious to her people.  I am nearly 73 so obviously not as mobile as once was and felt as if I was seizing up, definitely a big improvement.  Highly recommend her!

Maggie Lucas

Karen recently completed a Nutrition & Weight Management course with me.  These were her comments:

  • During the 1-1 sessions I felt motivated and inspired to carry out the advice and information given to me during the hour.
  • The course was more than I had expected.  It has completely changed the way I think about food
  • The course was long enough but it’s good to keep in touch to stay inspired.
  • The benefits I gained over the weeks were an improvement in my fitness, health, weight and everall wellbeing.
  • I was very happy with the course content as it has changed my life!
  • I have become more active & achieved my short -term goals and more.
  • I now receive lots of lovely comments from friends and family remarking how fit and healthy I am looking.
“I Am Now Fit and Healthy”

I have just been on Tess’ nutrition & weight management course and found it very beneficial and informative. I have lost 1 stone in weight and feel much healthier. I also feel motivated to continue in this way.

I would describe this course as an investment into making a lifestyle change without completely changing your life!!, I have never felt as if I am on a diet, Tess has encouraged me to look at the choices I was making and to make changes where needed, I have also been going to her Pilatess and Body Logic classes which I love, (never thought I’d say I love an exercise class) they are inclusive and not at all intimidating.

My husband and daughter are now attending her Pilatess class as well! Tess has inspired me. I would highly recommend!!!

Claire – Nutrition & Weight Management

Feedback after an 8 week course:

  • Having 1-1 with Tess made the sessions more personal
  • I enjoyed all aspects and was happy that Tess also included some personal training in the course
  • An extra benefit is that Tess will take an interest in seeing me keep up the weight loss and become even more active
  • I reached my target and now receive compliments regularly
  • It was a brilliant experience
Ros – Nutrition and Weight Management Course

I completely agree with Liane! Two one to one sessions with Tess and I’m back into exercising after two years doing next to nothing. Now set up a home gym and joined a running club. Thank you Tess x

 I totally agree too!! Lets shout for Tess on my fifth week of 1-1 nutritional/personal training and body logic + classes – feeling energised, positive and a whole lot fitter – thanks Tess 💥

Jackie Williams & Joanne Adams

Feeling fantastic!! Been working with Tess Irons/ Tessfit with her body logic classes and this week did 1-1 on Nutrition and this afternoon 1 hour personal training. This woman is wonderful! I feel exhausted but feel like i could run a marathon all at once. She takes time even in classes of 12 which are so affordable to help you get what you want out of them, I felt like my legs were going to drop off doing those burpies & scissors but Tess kept me going with her huge smile and her even bigger positive personality to just do those 3 more reps. I am so excited to get my work out set for home so i can exercise much more. I feel better, i’m sleeping great, i’m eating better yet more food which i’m loving, my stress levels are lower, i don’t ‘snap’ as much over stuff at home or work and most of all i really feel like i am going to be able get the body i want and be as fit & healthy as i want long before 2015 is out. If anyone is wanting a PT or a relaxed, fun & affordable fitness class look absolutely no further than Tess heart emoticon. P.S Tess feel free to use this on your website, social media etc as a testimonial from me, it really has been wonderful over the last 4 weeks attending your classes and this week the 1-1 sessions and i am buzzing to carry on, it’s wonderful to feel so positive in literally everything i am doing, never knew exercise could help so much. xx

Liane Collins

Nutrition & Weight Management course: Feedback

This course exceeded my expectations.  I enjoyed the sessions and learning about food management.  the course was a good length and I learnt a lot about nutrition and exercise.

I achieved my goal of losing weight and changing shape.  I also changed my thoughts about nutrition and know it is a change for life.  I would recommend this course to others.


Nutrition & Weight management 8 week course: Feedback

“I enjoyed getting information in a manner that was easy to understand and digest.  There was plenty of time to build up my motivation which I struggles with to start with.

I have become a lot more active, being active from none to 4 times a week!  My food knowledge has increased and I am very happy.

Thank you very much.


Brilliant fun – where did the time go????

Body Logic Client

Nutrition & Weight Management 8 week course: Feedback

“Chatting with someone who really understood was the most enjoyable part of the course. I though I wouldn’t get any results but not only have I lost weight I have lost inches too.  I now have motivation and the desire to exercise!  I would recommend this course to others.”


Love the classes Tess is a great teacher. Fun classes that I always  leave feeling good

Janet Vallance

“Since becoming a mum, I have wanted for a long time to improve my shape and increase my core strength. Between work and the children, I never have chance to attend a regular fitness class.

My friend and I heard about Tess and plucked up the courage to ask her whether she could come to one of houses – at a time to suit us. We were delighted when she said yes – our own personal trainer!

We meet fortnightly and have core strength ‘homework’ to do. I am noticing a difference in my body shape already. The price is reasonable, the sessions are always fun and I am finally doing something about my ‘mummy tummy’.

Thank you Tess.”

Tess Client

​”After years of running and doing traditional aerobics with little change to my shape I have finally found a different way of exercising which brings results!

Thanks Tess – I’m really enjoying your personal training sessions and am feeling great!”

Tess Client

I have arthritis in my spine and a dodgy knee, Tess kindly said it made no difference and I was made to feel very welcome. I can’t tell you how brilliant it was, so varied and everyone was having fun. It has made me feel quite differently about myself, so much more positive. I can’t thank you enough Tess.

Tess Client

Great class that stretches you in every way. You do it at your level and gain confidence really quickly. Tess is a great instructor.

Tess Client

Great for everyone, you can work to your own pace in a fun and unpressured way.

Tess Client

Good fun, Great music, the best way to keep fit!

Tess Client

Fun and effective, hard work without the effort – Love it!!

Tess Client

Really enjoyable class, Tess makes hard work fun…if that’s possible!

Tess Client

I am nearly 60yrs old and have been going regularly to Tessfit having not done any exercise for the last 15+ years and have found it great. The hour goes so quickly and the choice of music is great.

Tess Client

Excellent workout to great music and Tess makes it fun too!

Tess Client

It seemed a joke that a wreck like me with a permanently broken pelvis, an arthritic spine etc could go to a Fitness class! But TessFit has made an amazing difference to me. I can’t quite believe what I can do now that I couldn’t before. Even more amazingly, because Tess is such a charismatic teacher, introduces so much variety, adapts some exercises for me and chooses such good music, I really enjoy it!!

Tess Client

After years of running and doing traditional aerobics with little change to my shape I have finally found a different way of exercising which brings results! Thanks Tess – I’m really enjoying your personal training sessions and am feeling great.

Tess Client

Great fun! Worked muscles in all the right places


Really enjoyed body logic last night. Was great to do something other than Les Mills classes. And I could definitely feel it today!


Another excellent fun hour spent tonight….. There wasn’t a muscle unused! Thanks Tess!




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


Venture Fitness
Unit 1 Venture Court, Bradley Lane,
Newton Abbot, TQ12 1NB

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