Kick start January with our FREE Open Weekend. We all have different reasons for getting fitter and healthier in 2018. Why not come along to our Open Weekend and discover Llandarcy. Workout in our ‘brand new’ state of the art gym or if you fancy trying one of our classes on Saturday 13th experience the latest classes from Les Mills with special guest instructor Marc Downey. On Sunday 14th you can take part in any of our timetabled classes absolutely free. Plus meet our qualified instructors, take a tour of our facility plus we will be offering exclusive special offers on the day!
LES MILLS LIVE!
Try all the latest Les Mills classes for free plus bring a friend on Saturday 13th with guest Les Mills Instructor Marc Downey. Enjoy New Releases, New Moves, New Music absolutely FREE!.
PLUS Win 6 months free membership in our prize draw available for both members and non-members!
Members book online. Non-Members book free at reception.
SPECIAL GUEST - WORK OUT WITH LES MILLS UK TRAINER MARC DOWNEY
As part of our FREE Open Weekend we will launch our new Les Mills class. Exclusively as part of the launch on Saturday 13th January we have a very special guest that will join us for all the Les Mills Classes. Some of you might know Les Mills UK Trainer Marc Downey. Aside from him being a Welsh pug owner who loves food and sport here's what else we learnt from about him after an hour at Les Mills HQ.
Tell us about your Fitness career so far
After completing my sports degree, I planned to go into personal training at a Bannatyne health club. I ended up being put on a BODYCOMBAT course (had no idea what this was?!).
After moving into gym management in Bristol, I was surrounded by great Les Mills Instructors and this inspired me to up my game! I was lucky enough to be invited to presenter Bootcamp and now present BODYPUMP™, LES MILLS GRIT™ and CXWORX™ on the UK team. I also deliver Initial Module Training and AIM. I’m lucky to have such a rewarding job.
If you weren’t a fitness instructor, you would be….
I would be involved in sport in some way, even if I was a steward at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff!
I grew up in a small village called Fochriw (Go and find a map!)
What’s your ideal day off?
A lie in! I’d go for a long walk with Lauren and Lola (my pug). Then I’d have a massive brunch and spend the afternoon in a beer garden with friends catching up on the week. :-)
How long have you been in the industry?
12 years! I know I don’t look that old lol.
What made you become a Les Mills Instructor?
It was luck. Another instructor at my club wasn’t available for the BODYCOMBAT course they were put on so I was thrown in. I was only cleared to shadow at the time (there’s hope for everyone!) but I spent a long time in the studio to earn my qualification. It was the level of training and sense of achievement that made me go back and do BODYPUMP.