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Wales : In their own words : MJ Health & Fitness

As part of my blog series Wales : In their own words I will be introducing you to the people behind the business, thank you to Mike of MJ Health & Fitness who kindly gave up his time to answer a few questions.



Name Mike James


Business Name MJ Health & Fitness


What does your business do? Health and fitness - one to one, classes, retreats and online exercise classes


Where are you based? I am based at the Glanusk Estate in Crickhowell.

How long have you been in business? Nearly 10 years.

What are your hours? 630am is my earliest client and I try not to work after 8pm.

What is the easiest/most fun part of your business? People getting the most from training.

Where do you live? Crickhowell


How do you relax? As strange as this sounds I find exercise relaxing! I do like to go for a run up Table Mountain, as well as being out with my wife and son.

If you weren’t doing this what would you do? Be a PE teacher, I have always been into exercise and inspiring people.

Is this the career you thought you would have? Moreso when I was at Winchester Uni where I did sports science and psychology.

Where did you train/learn? I did the Advanced PE Diploma Fit Training at Portsmouth


Where did you grow up? Blackwood.

Where else have you lived? I lived away for uni then Govilon.


Would you ever leave Wales? No, but love Majorca where I also run exercise retreats


What makes Wales so special? We are very spoilt where we live. We've got great scenery, a busy town, a community and everyone is so welcoming.


Do you do online sales? I am doing online courses now.


Do you attend events? I run a retreat in Majorca.


Where is your happy place? Talybont & Usk Reservoir. It's a lovely bike ride there, it's peaceful and stunning.


Where is your hidden gem? As above and Dragon’s Back towards Pengenffordd.


How have you adapted your business during this pandemic? I have moved into a virtual world offering 8 classes a week online and people can log on from wherever they are in the world.


Anything else you would like to say?  Visitors can come to my classes if they are staying in the area. I love what I do, love helping people reaching their fitness goals, everyone is different.



Thanks for your time Mike and also for the online classes they are really enjoyable and I must book in for some more, looking forward to seeing you in Wales soon.

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