It was Christmas Day. Not one but two new shirts I couldn’t do up the buttons of. This was before lunch. The night before I had been at a party and couldn’t dance because my foot hurt and my back. Even though I do a fair bit of cycling, my general health had declined and in a year I had put on a stone. My wife Emma has been going to Ashley Green Fitness for a year and I had noticed how toned she has become. She suggested I join her. So in January I started going to Ashley’s for two days a week, which was the first time I had ever set foot in a gym. My aim was to strengthen my core fitness which will enable me to cycle stronger and to also lose two stone to a target weight of 12st 4lbs in 8 months. In addition to the gym and a diet plan I cycle 100 miles a week. So, after two months I have already lost a stone, my mobility and fitness has greatly improved and my stamina on the bike has improved, particularly in recovering after a long cycle. I like Ashley’s style and that of all the trainers, who push you but in a really controlled manner.