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BLOG-Fitness Journey#Part 2

After a short stint at Daves gym I finally left my hometown of 20+ years and moved to yorkshire to save for travelling with my partner at the time.

If im being honest I always had a love for Cardiff and hated the thought of leaving but new adventures awaited me.


After a year of working 4 jobs and training 3-5 times a week in between learning handstand in the kitchen of David Lloyd and voluntarily lifting any heavy object in sight my body was changing.

being obsessed with getting massive I had gone from a skinny 9st weakling to a slightly bigger 13.5 st Although I never felt big enough so I continued smashing down tins of tuna as snacks drinking weird and wonderful protein shakes, taking every supplement under the sun, obsessing about every stupid variable like eating garlic to raise testosterone and if I mix coffee and creatine will it counter the effects, reading every article that agreed with what I wanted to do.

In summary I was a boring T**T who lived to eat and get massive the kinda guy I avoid talking to in the gym now.

So when the “big” guys in the gym seem to think im not massive enough to give them advice I think screw you I know the struggle I just choose to get a PB on my Deadlift or Do a full ROM pull up instead of Breaking the world record for most Grunts during a Set of Bicep swings or pulling my top up after every set of Skull Krushers to see if my abs have grown.

That wasnt meant to come out so much like a rant :/ #sorrynotsorry

I was finally ready to travel but one thing dawned on me…how am I going to train without fancy machines and heavy weights. It was always niggling at me and I couldn’t exactly bring a kettlebell on as hand luggage.

I bought the complete guide to Core stability which I still have and think are great little Reference books for beginners and PTs go

not having much access to tablets or instant access to apps I had  to take a few books on fitness and bodyweight training and my trusty skipping rope this was the first step in my discovery of the joys of Bodyweight training.



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I want to thank all my clients in Abergavenny for all their support and hard work and I wish them well in the future, It has been a pleasure working with you.

I have seen my fair share of personal challenges and Tough times and I have made the decision to move home to Cardiff aka the motherland 🙂 to start a new adventure and find a nice work/life balance and being as ninja as possible.

I am now working from Fit4less in Cardiff Bay and Offering Mobile PT in the roath and Cardiff area.

Nothing much to Report now but keep your eyes peeled for new offers and Hopefully getting my arse in gear and setting up my Blog.



New Class: Bootcamp


I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new Bootcamp class! The class takes place every Wednesday at 7pm in Llanfoist, priced at just £3.50 per person.

We’re currently hosting on the multi-use games area behind Llanfoist Village Hall, and soon hope to be moving to the football pitches.

There’s no need to book, but if you have any injuries or questions then please do get in touch at or on 07557 501 282


August Class Changes

August Class Changes

Please note that HIIT Circuits at Crickhowell Community Sports Centre will be taking place only on a Saturday from the beginning of August.

This is down to it being a bit of a logistical nightmare to make the Wednesday class work at the moment, but I am hoping to put on an extra Bootcamp style class in the near future. Watch this space for further details.

HIIT & Flex and HIIT Circuits classes will continue as usual on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to contact me.

August Class Changes

July Class Changes

July Class Changes

Please note that from 18th July, all fitness classes will be £3.50 per person.

This is in order to keep prices consistent, whilst ensuring all overheads are covered. Still a great price, I hope you’d agree!

Watch this space for a possible Bootcamp class up and coming in July too!

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Important Notice

Important Notice

The following classes will NOT take place as detailed below, due to the fact that we will be tying the knot!

HIIT & Flex (Llanfoist) – Tue 12th July
HIIT Circuits (Crickhowell) – Wed 13th July
HIIT Circuits (Crickhowell) – Sat 16th July


Classes will resume as normal after these dates.

I will also have limited P.T. slots between 11th – 17th July inclusive, but will try to fit you in wherever possible.

Please call or email to book in advance, and thanks for bearing with us!

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Personal Training Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Time!

The Prize

I’m giving away a whole month’s worth of Personal Training!

This great package includes:

  • Initial consultation and assessment
  • 1 x 1 hour one-to-one session per week
  • Nutritional planning advice
  • Email support and advice
  • Sessions and plans catered to your need and goals
  • Free access to any public group fitness classes

I offer personal training within Abergavenny, either in your home, in an outdoor space or at my premises in the centre of Abergavenny, with potential for home sessions in the surrounding area by arrangement. Please contact me prior to entering if you wish to train out of the Abergavenny area:

How to Enter

To enter, simply like my facebook page and share the giveaway post.

For an extra entry, like the post and comment with your fitness goals!

The competition will run until 11:59pm on Sunday 12th June 2016.

Pob Lwc!

Terms & Conditions

All entrants must be 16 and over.
All sessions are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
Any new clients are obliged to undertake an initial consultation, which will include a health check. If any health issues arise then a doctor’s note may be required or training may not be able to take place.
Sessions can be used locally at a client’s home within Abergavenny (with potential for home sessions outside of this area by agreement), in a public space within Abergavenny or at David Perkins Fitness’ property in Abergavenny.
The prize can be redeemed at any point in the month. Month will begin upon first session date(not consultation date), and will end on the same date of the following month (e.g. if first session on 20th July, training will end on 20th August).
Any session cancelled within 24 hours of the start time will be forfeit and will count as a used session.
If the winner is unable to claim the prize then a new winner will be drawn.
Initial consultation must be booked within 3 months of competition draw and first session within 1 month of consultation.

For further information on this giveaway please email




Refer a Friend

Refer a Friend is back!

If you’re an existing client and you refer a friend you will get a FREE session when they book a 6 or 12 week program. Not only that, but your friend will also get 10% off their block booking.

And the offer isn’t just for the month, it’s for all time!

Refer a Friend is back for good!
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Anybody get that reference?

Moving on…


Fitness Class: HIIT Circuits

Fitness Class: HIIT Circuits

New Fitness Class : HIIT Circuits!

After some successful taster session HIIT Circuits continues at Crickhowell Community Sports Centre!
Classes will run twice weekly – Wednesday 7pm – 8pm & Saturday 1pm – 2pm – and will cost £3.50 per person. No need to book, just turn up!

Got any questions or injuries? Call Dave on 07557 501 282 or email

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Bank Holiday Closure

Client Notice:

 I will be away  from Friday 27th May until Monday 30th May with normal service resuming Tuesday 31st May. I will be available until about 11am on Friday so could fit in some early morning sessions if needs be.

Contact me with any questions: 07557 501 282