At Anytime Fitness, we know that we would be nothing without our amazing community of members and in a year that made the world stand still, our incredible members were still making healthy happen on their own terms. 

That’s why in 2021 we’re shining a light on some of their stories and celebrating their determination to continue their own journeys in some of the most uncertain times in recent memory. 

Our fantastic featured members are all inspirational in their own way and we hope their stories will help you to see this year as full of possibility, whatever the future holds!


After suffering a COVID scare and seeing her weight increase to over 27 stone in lockdown, Berthe Walo is on a health journey and inspiring others to join her


Matt Elson, born with cerebral palsy, has had an enforced year away from competing in bodybuilding competitions which he has adapted and overcome during a challenging year


After a turbulent year which saw Chris Coughlan lose his mum, be made redundant and suffer a heart attack, fitness and huge lifestyle changes have help turn his life around

Rosemary & Marion

Best friends Rosemary Randall and Marion Williams are encouraging others to keep active and healthy as long as possible


After two rounds of major surgery in 2020, Jo Leaf is fighting back with fitness during her cancer recovery


After experimenting with quick weight loss fads, 30-year-old financial professional Arnold Reasons finds health and happiness with accountability and support from friends


22-year-old Lewis Halsey was born with dyspraxia, learning difficulties and autism but his local gym is helping form new friendships and overcome life’s challenges


After signing up to join the gym and not visiting in over nine months, Sophie Vaughan even called to cancel her gym membership but now can’t imagine her life without fitness


Beverley Porter walks 10,000 steps before she even sets foot in the gym as she embraces active retirement


After losing all sight in his left eye and suffering deep anxiety, Aaron Slade’s enjoyment of physical activity and nutrition has helped him lose nearly five stone since first lockdown


Bodybuilding competitor Tracey Schofield credits her local gym for keeping her healthy and happy during Skin Cancer recovery