FJ Fitness

FJ Fitness

FJ Fitness locationBristol, Avon

I have been heavily involved in the sport and exercise community for over 30 years as a PE teacher, rugby player and coach, ultra-runner and cyclist. Adventure is always on the agenda and my two year cycling trip around the world was the biggest adventure of them all.

I am Level 3 Personal Trainer and specialise in Running coaching, Weight Loss and Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning and Sport Specific Training . I also have a BA in Exercise Psychology and Physiology.

I have competed in numerous running challenges, from city marathons including London 7 times, New York and Munich to muddy obstacle races. From half marathons to 3 day multi-sport adventure racing. However, the greatest challenges have been the 100+ mile ultramarathons such as the 120 mile Devon Coast to Coast and the world’s toughest endurance race, the Mont Blanc Ultra Trail 160km in France. With a 9600m elevation gain it took just over 40 hours to complete with no sleep and little food in 35 degrees heat. I truly discovered the “pleasure” of being in a near-permanent state of exhaustion.

So it's not surprising that your personal training sessions with me will be exciting, challenging and unpredictable. I will always endeavour to make it fun, rewarding and achievable but without the challenge you won't see the change you desire. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to take your training to the next level then I'll give you the professional support you need to achieve your goals.

The success of my exercise programme for you is inextricably linked to correctly balancing exercise with nutrition. Whatever your goals are, you won't get there by putting the wrong "fuel in the tank". My advice is based on scientific rigour and not the latest fad diet.

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Review of FJ Fitness by Katarzyna Wasiak
2 weeks ago

Does the job. Affordable membership price for a constant access at any time of day or night. Packed in the afternoon and just before people rush to work. Try to workout anytime in between if possible. Not a fan of fitness classes, that are usually scheduled at the time that it is almost impossible to arrive on time if you work office hours. No parking space that is free for gym members makes it sometimes annoying to go by car. Changing rooms could be renovated but still will do without it.

Katarzyna Wasiak
Review of FJ Fitness by Stuart Barr
1 month ago

Well equipped, no frills gym. Lacks a pool, towels, etc, but this keeps the cost down. No manned front reception. Gets quite busy at peak times (5-8pm Mon to Fri). Good location but no free parking

Stuart Barr
Review of FJ Fitness by Ella Hogg
3 weeks ago

Lovely clean gym with lots of staff on hand to help or give advice. Always a pleasant atmosphere, not competitive. Love it here.

Ella Hogg
Review of FJ Fitness by James Power
4 months ago

Wanna work out before/after work? Don’t bother. If you’re looking for free weights, your only chance of getting equipment is going during the day (lunch time) or middle of the night and I mean the middle of the night. Weekdays, it’s still RAMMED at 10pm. Expect to sometimes wait 30-60 minutes for a squat rack or the ONE bench press. I hope you like waiting for lifts or taking the stairs, because the gym is four floors up and the lifts are ALWAYS broken for weeks/months at a time. Don’t use cards in the vending machines, most of the time doesn’t work (it will still charge you and you will have to wait a few weeks for a refund). The place needs a proper clean, particularly in the stretching area on the 4th floor, so much hair/dust/toenails (yes). Most of the mats need replacing. Don’t get me wrong, this is an alright value gym (for Bristol, I think all the gyms in Bristol are overpriced, but hey that’s supply and demand). I’ve used the new PureGym in Worcester and it’s better in every way. More equipment. More space. Less busy. Clean. I only go to this gym because the location is so convenient for me, I wouldn’t recommend it to any serious lifters.

James Power
Review of FJ Fitness by Aidan Farmer
1 month ago

This is a really good gym and the membership price is good as well for bristol. It can seem a bit crazy at busy times but there is still a lot to do I have been a member on and off as I was away from bristol for two years and then work got in the way but I have always come back would highly recommend

Aidan Farmer
Review of FJ Fitness by Dave Shattock
6 months ago

I've been here since on changed from fitness first. So happy I stayed on. Friendly approachable staff. Plenty of equipment
Clean and tidy in all areas. Free classes included in the membership
Great price st £18.99

Dave Shattock
Review of FJ Fitness by Graeme Beddall
2 months ago

Very disappointing PureGym experience. Took a 3 day pass as I was in Bristol on business and wanted to continue my training. Could not believe the state of the place, granted i was normally there between 430 pm and 6pm but did not expect to have to search high and low for weight plates just to workout. No one tidies up after themselves as dumbells and plates were everywhere but back on the racks. Due to this PureGym being so popular i can understand why the equipment is worn down however the most disgusting thing that really annoyed me was there was no sanitizing spray/paper towels to wipe down the equipment after use. This is really bad hygiene and surely a health and safety violation, the gym has a cheek to have signs up telling members to wipe down equipment after use....with what exactly?
If you want to wait 30 minutes to use any lifting equipment and want to bathe in the last persons sweat then this is the place for you!
puregym.....purecrap more like!

Graeme Beddall
Review of FJ Fitness by Dimitar Belokonev
1 month ago

Nice gym but need normal smith machine and some bench presses

Dimitar Belokonev
Review of FJ Fitness by J. D. Roxburgh
4 months ago

Really nice gym good equipment nice to have a quieter section upstairs for those of us not comfortable in busy downstairs

J. D. Roxburgh
Review of FJ Fitness by Rob Garlicki
3 months ago

Good value, lots of equipment but can get very busy

Rob Garlicki
Review of FJ Fitness by Michael Kurzewski
3 months ago

Fine, but crowded and old sometimes broken for a long time equipment. Poor stretching area, poor lockers.

Michael Kurzewski
Review of FJ Fitness by Emma Bond
5 months ago

Great gym, all of the equipment you might need. Friendly and helpful staff

Emma Bond
Review of FJ Fitness by Rickesh Chauhan
1 year ago

Never tried a 24 hour gym. Easy to book a pass and get code to enter the gym. Equipment was good. Loads of open space. Studio area was designed well. Downside is lack of staff. If it's your first time and you can find a specific machine. Nobody to ask. Otherwise great place.

Rickesh Chauhan
Review of FJ Fitness by Isobel Stone
6 months ago

Fine, basic gym, and good if you're looking for something cheap, but gets unbearably busy in peak hours (5-7pm, weekends).

Isobel Stone
Review of FJ Fitness by Isabelle Schreuder
7 months ago

Best gym I've been to, PTs and managers are very friendly and welcoming, great atmosphere and good policy. Weights area has most the equipment you need and is clean.

Isabelle Schreuder
Review of FJ Fitness by John DesLauriers
10 months ago

The gym is fine. The equipment is decent for sure. The BIGGEST problem is just the overcrowding of this place. Their drive to increase membership does not meet the availability of equipment. There were several time I walked in as fast as I walked out because there just were no machines or weights available. I ended leaving the gym and found one that was less crowded during the times I could go... which is 4PM weekdays.

John DesLauriers
Review of FJ Fitness by saddiq nuru
6 months ago

I had a gym member forcefully take the equipment I was using and reported it to the management. They refused to discuss it with the member and claimed they will look at CC TV to determine what happened. This was bogus because they did not even ask what he looks like so how would they even know what to look for ? I offered to point the member out but she said they will send him an email. How can you send an email to someone who can't be identified ? Poor service.

saddiq nuru
Review of FJ Fitness by Brad Jennings
9 months ago

Nice gym, good selection of equipment. Get get really packed at peak times, so tend to go off-peak. Good membership for students.

Brad Jennings
Review of FJ Fitness by Jakub Piątkowski
9 months ago

The gym itself and the staff are ok. The only problem is the aircon -- apparently it turns on automatically once the appropriate temp. is reached but either that's BS or it checks the temperature on the 5th floor which is always cool and fresh. The 4th floor which contains most of the machines is almost ALWAYS stuffy and hot af. I wrote about that issue twice on their feedback sheets but nothing's changed.

Jakub Piątkowski
Review of FJ Fitness by XDChad
8 months ago

Friendly staff, spacious, great equipment, relaxed atmosphere. Avoid going early evening and you're in for a treat.

XDChad
Review of FJ Fitness by Freddie Ferrari
8 months ago

Good for the price. Can't believe there's only one gents toilet.

Freddie Ferrari
Review of FJ Fitness by Alan Waller
11 months ago

Can't fault it apart from a couple of particularly bad apples amongst the personal trainers (the rest of whom are excellent) otherwise would have given five stars.

Alan Waller
Review of FJ Fitness by zeb raja
11 months ago

PT's are friendly, and helpful, especially Anna Chabura as she is highly skilled and extremely motivated when it comes to session/training.

The gym itself has the best equipments around to use. Well impressed whenever I'm there training.

zeb raja
Review of FJ Fitness by Zuhayb Raja
1 year ago

Gym is Fantastic!! However they are a few gym instructors which seems to be a little too stuck up, and seems to ignore you if you ask for help. I hope they sort themselves out, and smile for once! Overall, this gym has a lot of facilities, and always have time to fully use the gym equipments.

Zuhayb Raja
Review of FJ Fitness by Gavin Cooper
12 months ago

Fantastic gym. Lots of equipment, friendly staff. Usually easy to find the machine or weights you want. Avoid peak times 5:30-6:30pm

Gavin Cooper
Review of FJ Fitness by eduardo ruiz
1 year ago

Open 24/7 and very affordable. Good equipment and plenty of cardio machines.
Lately, it is too crowded most of the time. Lockers need and update or some repairing.

eduardo ruiz
Review of FJ Fitness by Matt Griffiths
1 year ago

Big, modern, loads of equipment and cheap. What more could you want. Yes it gets busy at peak times but where doesn't. Would recommend.

Matt Griffiths
Review of FJ Fitness by Kyle Pelchy
1 year ago

If you're looking for a new gym, pick this gym entirely for the views of the Harbourside! Equipment, trainers, and other gym goers are great as well.

Kyle Pelchy
Review of FJ Fitness by Rafael Moreno
1 year ago

Well equipped gym at a reasonable price. There are always trainers around and has a nice view of the harbour side

Rafael Moreno
Review of FJ Fitness by N Xiao
1 year ago

Good facility and open 24/7, membership fee is also very affordable. Downside is it gets quite busy from the afternoon onward.

N Xiao
Review of FJ Fitness by Mohamed El Gadhafi
1 year ago

Very good gym with clean environment, many equipments, and affordable price specially to students. The only problem is shutting the locker tooms / showers after 12am which is inconvenient sometimes ..

Mohamed El Gadhafi
Review of FJ Fitness by Joshua C
1 year ago

It's a good and well equipped gym but it can get very busy at peak times, and there could be better toilet facilities overnight when they shut the changing rooms.

Joshua C
Review of FJ Fitness by James Todd
1 year ago

Gets quite busy but it doesn't get crowded. Staff are helpful and the machines are well kept.

James Todd
Review of FJ Fitness by Shaun Scott
1 year ago

Good variety of equipment and friendly staff, but as with all gyms it is packed at peak hours. Good prices with student rates

Shaun Scott
Review of FJ Fitness by Tracey Stone
1 year ago

Good range of classes and equipment. Great trainers

Tracey Stone
Review of FJ Fitness by Gábor Jenei
1 year ago

Spacious, very well equipped gym, however it's overcrowded during peak periods.

Gábor Jenei
Review of FJ Fitness by Jose Luis Martinez Tapioles
1 year ago

Normally it's not so crowded, and really clean areas

Jose Luis Martinez Tapioles
Review of FJ Fitness by Adrienne Medhat-hashem
2 years ago

This gym is much nicer, very well kept and a better atmosphere than the Union Gate branch. Great views of the Harbourside on the top floor when exercising and lots of great bars to visit(not to mention the ice cream van) when you've finished!

Adrienne Medhat-hashem
Review of FJ Fitness by Mitch Smith
1 year ago

Busy at times but great gym

Mitch Smith
Review of FJ Fitness by Gleem Cleaning
1 year ago

Central and affordable. Christian the personal trainer is a lovely guy

Gleem Cleaning
Review of FJ Fitness by Nabeel Hussain
2 years ago

Plenty of machines and calm atmosphere
Better than the gym

Nabeel Hussain
Review of FJ Fitness by Tristan Caleb
2 years ago

Has to be one of the best gyms in Bristol. It's well kept and pretty cheap.

Tristan Caleb
Review of FJ Fitness by Adrienne Medhat-hashem
2 years ago

This gym is much nicer, very well kept and a better atmosphere than the Union Gate branch. Great views of the Harbourside on the top floor when exercising and lots of great bars to visit(not to mention the ice cream van) when you've finished!

Adrienne Medhat-hashem
Review of FJ Fitness by Mitch Smith
1 year ago

Busy at times but great gym

Mitch Smith
Review of FJ Fitness by Gleem Cleaning
1 year ago

Central and affordable. Christian the personal trainer is a lovely guy

Gleem Cleaning
Review of FJ Fitness by Nabeel Hussain
2 years ago

Plenty of machines and calm atmosphere
Better than the gym

Nabeel Hussain
Review of FJ Fitness by Tristan Caleb
2 years ago

Has to be one of the best gyms in Bristol. It's well kept and pretty cheap.

Tristan Caleb
Review of FJ Fitness by Jake Burgess
1 year ago

Jake Burgess
Review of FJ Fitness by Pol Molinas
1 year ago

Pol Molinas
Review of FJ Fitness by Stu Thompson
2 years ago

Stu Thompson
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