Over the years we have had many different types of people through our doors. Each individual has wanted to achieve something personal to them, be it general fitness or aiming to achieve a specific goal, or to squeeze into a bikini that they want for their summer holidays. The Woodlands team have always been here to help, inspire and be informative.

Below are just a few reviews from our members.

Group classes have given me motivation to improve. The personal trainers are experienced and are able to tailored training to your personal needs which gives you the confidence to push towards your goal.

Training with a small group is supportive and fun at the same time.

Over the past 6 months attending the group PT my strength and body shape has improved and I have lost inches too.

Samantha Smith

Don't want a flat butt, or a pan cake derrière?

Then join the Woodlands Fitness Centre and be put through your paces. Charmed by Lee, cajoled by Katie, pushed by Myles and shouted at by Giles, in the nicest possible way of course......It all combines to create the fittest body shape and feeling good about yourself factor you want.

Michelle Hayes

18 months ago I realised I needed to do something about my increasing waistline and lack of fitness. As my self-discipline is rubbish and I needed someone to push me, I started group personal training with Giles 2-3 times a week. Instead of turning up, doing half a dozen reps and kidding myself that I was achieving something, I have Giles making sure I do a proper all-round workout in his firm but friendly manner. If the reps drop, or I take too long a breather, I hear the drawn out exasperated cry of my name (or whatever random nickname he has decided to give me on that day) to egg me on.

The results have spoken for themselves - I'm now more than two stone lighter, lost over 4 inches off the waistline and I'm in the best shape I've been for years.

Phil Coyne

The group sessions are great because they make me work a lot harder than I would do on my own. They are fast paced and fun! Because there's 6 people in the session you get more focused individual support.

Hannah Dale

I've had a group pt training membership at the woodlands gym for a couple of years now and would deffo recommend Giles and his staff to anyone looking for a friendly fun place to work out that gives you the results you want always plenty of help support and encouragement.

Jayne Watkin

I joined the Woodlands Fitness Centre over 10 years ago, with three main aims. Firstly, being over six feet tall, I have always suffered from a bad back, and wanted to shape up my core stability. Secondly, my blood pressure was borderline high, (my job was less physical than previously), and I wanted to get it under control, and thirdly, I wanted to improve my general fitness. I was given a program, and monitored for progress, which was actually faster than expected. Now my core stability is better than it's ever been, (I'm 50 now!), my blood pressure is well under control, and I'm as fitter than ever! I enjoy training on my own, but the real benefits came when I started to take part in the group training sessions, usually getting three in a week, being HIIT, Tabata, or Total Body workouts. I definitely saw my fitness level sore, and more definition in my body shape. The real bonus here is that you pack in much more work in a short class, either 30 mins or 45 mins, so you can get in, train hard, and get out and back to the rest of your day. The Woodlands has a great mix of clients, and its a friendly atmosphere, not the soulless experience you can find at some larger gyms.

Bruce Alexander

Wishing I'd done it years ago, I found some courage and asked Woodlands Fitness Centre for some help getting into shape and improving my health. I've now been a member at since November, and am genuinely surprised by how much healthier and stronger I feel after just a few months. The PT classes are tailored to your individual needs, with the trainer there to ensure you're supported, encouraged and get the most from your workout. Giles and his team are motivated to help people achieve their goals, with a big warm welcome and a good mix of classes to keep it fun!

Lucy Greenwood

So I just weighed myself after 4weeks of not looking at the scales...I've lost over half a stone and a few inches with just clean(ish) eating and the right exercise - I even had almost a week off training while I was at a festival. I actually couldn't believe my eyes! Thank you so much Rebecca Billingham, Giles Woolhouse and the team at woodlands. I actually cannot wait to see the progress in my health and fitness further down the line - so addictive!


After months of attempting to lose the last bit of weight and tone up after having my second child I stopped seeing any results. I started seeing Beki for PT sessions & not only did the weight drop off, I had such fun and would actually look forward to the next session. Beki would push me as hard as possible but it never felt like hard work. After 3 months of training with her and watching my diet I am over the moon with the results and feel like the old me again.


I have been a member of Woodlands for 2.5yrs. When I had the idea of joining a gym i had certain goals in mind. I can honestly say, with the equipment and variation of weights that Woodlands have, it has made it very easy for me to achieve said goals. The staff are very friendly and always available if you need any help or advice.

Theo Theodoulou

I have been a member for 18 month. I find the equipment, staff and relaxed atmosphere has all helped me to continue my on going goal to lose weight and improve my fitness.


Vibrant and fun place to train. The trainers are warm, friendly and helpful. With their help and encouragement I've noticed a great change to my body.

I started training with Giles in a bid to lose some of the stubborn fat around my middle and generally tone up. What I achieved with Giles' help was far more than this! Using various exercise methods, including HIIT, my overall strength and fitness improved so much in a short space of time that I was able to perform exercises I would never have attempted on my own. Each workout is tailored to me. I have learnt so much from Giles, he is willing to share his expert knowledge and answer any questions you come up with. His tips on nutrition are excellent and his dedication is clear. Giles is energetic, fun, committed and inspirational...and I can't recommend him enough!

I wouldn't train anywhere else.


The gym appeals to all ages and abilities. The friendly staff will help you develop a program to meet your needs or specific goals. When I leave the gym I feel nice and relaxed and ready to cope with whatever the world has in store.


I have been a member for 3 years. Woodlands offers a wide range of equipment, very friendly staff. I really enjoy coming here. The team at Woodlands have helped me achieve my goals.


I have been a member since April 2015. I have always been trained by Giles and I am very pleased with the results and I have managed to achieve all of the goals I was set. The gym is friendly and welcoming. The staff are always very happy to help.

Sam Smith

Woodlands gym is fantastic. It has helped me achieve my fitness goals, with very informative and friendly staff. Woodlands has an excellent variety of equipment. Great atmosphere.

Dan Taylor

Since joining Woodlands I have really noticed a difference in my fitness and enthusiasm. Beki and Giles are really encouraging, informative and I always leave feeling fantastic. I cant wait to start the classes.

Gina Watkinson