We are not a regular gym

Instead we offer specialist programmes to support your journey back to health and fitness following illness, injury or inactivity. At Merlin Fitness, you can take part in a wide variety of classes specifically designed for those with longer-term medical conditions. Whether you have had a heart attack or stroke, received a diagnosis of cancer, COPD, diabetes, or have any other health concerns, we have the knowledge and experience to help.

Many of our programmes are specifically designed for 55 – 85 year old men and women living in the Plymouth area. Train with your peers, get more active, and put a stop to the effects of ageing. Getting older shouldn’t mean that you are less able to enjoy an active life. We empower to you for a lifetime of independence & fitness!

What's in it for you

What’s in it for you?

Look and feel better than you have in years – better fitness, better health, better stamina, better flexibility.

*Coaching from expert instructors who understand how you can safely and effectively progress and get results.

*’Future proof’ your body against illness and disease – or learn how to cope better with the conditions which you already have.

*Improve your balance and reduce the risk of trips and falls – a common cause of hospitalisation in older people.

*Get and keep your ideal weight…for life – we empower you for a lifetime of fitness

*Decrease stress – stress kills your enthusiasm, your energy and harms your immune system.

 *Make new friends, get fitter and have fun in a friendly and supportive community.

*Lose fat in those annoying trouble spots – jiggly bottom, thighs and arms, cellulite, a tummy you just want to hide?

 *More confidence – nothing makes you feel better about YOU than being fit, toned and looking terrific!

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Our Goals

Our goal is to never turn anyone away from our studio.  If you have the desire to increase your fitness levels, whether that is to slow the progression of a medical diagnosis, or simply to improve your quality of life, then we have a programme to help. If you are intimidated by the traditional gym environment, or feel that what is on offer does not closely match your needs, then do not hesitate to give us a call or fill in our consultation form, so we can discuss our various options.

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What We Offer

  • Private training or group classes
  • Knowledgeable and experienced specialist trainers
  • Physical activity tailored for you and your needs
  • A non-intimidating studio environment
  • Fun and supportive community
  • A warm and friendly welcome

Fill in the form now or call us to schedule your no obligation consultation to discuss how we can best help you.

Meet Tracey

*Tracey joined Merlin Fitness following a deterioration in her health and some unexplained symptoms which derailed her previously good fitness levels. After few months with us, she had made remarkable progress, her mobility and flexibility improved dramatically, and she was able to vastly reduce her reliance on pain medication to make it through each day. Her journey is far from complete, but she is moving forwards with a new found enthusiasm and positivity.

“Just over a year ago I was stopped in my tracks. Practically overnight I went from being relatively fit and healthy, to having severe muscle and joint pain and stiffness. Following a lengthy process of visiting my GP and various other doctors, I was told that little could be done except to continue with the pain relief.

Previously I had been exercising 3-4 times a week, and I tried to continue for as long as possible, but it all became too much physically and psychologically so I stopped exercising all together. I knew that I needed to find additional exercise that would offer me the benefit of improving my bone density, along with strengthening my muscles. Then I heard about Merlin Fitness, and after reading about Beth and her journey I knew I had found what I was looking for. After a chat with Beth, who showed genuine interest in me and my condition, I decided I had nothing to lose!

I started a few months ago and have gone from strength to strength. I have improved stamina and strength, have greater flexibility in my joints and muscles and it has made a huge difference to my mental health and wellbeing. What is so good about the exercise class is the variety of exercises you do, each class is different in some way and they are small enough in number so that Beth can keep a close eye on how you are moving and correct you if you aren’t doing the move quite right. I know I am not cured but I am a long way ahead of where I was 12 months ago or even 1 month ago, here’s to the future!”

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An unbelievable offer

We will do whatever we can to assist you in reaching your fitness goals, be that you loose 20 lbs of fat, drop a few dress sizes or reduce your knee pain. Now for the real eye opener – if you work hard, follow the agreed programme and honestly implement our exercise and nutrition advice, and don’t get the results you were looking for, we will offer you a100% money back guarantee! Just ask another local gym to do that!

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