Situated in the heart of Gloucestershire, on the outskirts of a town called Stroud. We are based just off London Road, the main road between Stroud and Cirencester. We have now been open for 27 years, based in an old mill as Strouds original health club. As a family run gym, we pride ourselves on customer service and a community. 

We are a unique gym with every training zone separated, creating a different training environment in every room. Training zones include a fully functional free weights room, a functional room with atsro turf, studio, cardiovascular room and a TRX training area. We also have a sports therapist situated in our facility as well as a registered dietitian. You can find out more about us through our staff profiles.


Business Owner & Personal Trainer

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James is the owner of The Fitness Mill. The Fitness Mill has been in the Darby family for 26 years now. James is highly qualified in personal training, specifically in rehabilitation. Having also been a specialist in golf performance for many years, he is well known in the area for sports performance and rehabilitation.


Floor Staff & Personal Trainer

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In mid 2016 Tamsin qualified as a Personal Trainer and joined the Fitness Mill team in January 2017 after being a member here for many years. Tamsin offers a wide range of Personal Training methods such as HIIT training, weight training, circuits and classes to suit all goals.


Strength and Conditioning Coach & Personal Trainer

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Rob is the newest member of the team, hes recently graduated from university in 2018 where he studied strength and conditioning. While at University hes become a level 3 personal trainer and already held a level 2 fitness instructor qualification. Hes enthusiastic about gaining experience and sharing knowledge within the fitness industry. 


BSc Registered Dietition

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Ian is a registered dietitian who specialises in coaching people to improved health and weight loss. He has lots of experience working with people with type 2 diabetes as well as athletes looking to improve their body composition and performance.

Using a practical, no nonsense approach, he will work with you to demystify the world of nutrition and find the perfect diet for you.  Look no further for easy to follow advice which will fit into your routine, not become your life.


Contact Ian at ian@positvebodycoaching.com


Manager & Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Jordan started working at the Fitness Mill during 2014 while studying Sports Performance at Hartpury College. In late 2015 Jordan started studying Strength and Conditioning at University.

He since then has been appointed manager of The Fitness Mill in early 2018.

As well as this Jordan currently holds an undergraduate degree in Sports Strength and Conditioning, working within multiple sports disciplines.


Floor Staff & Fitness Instructor

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Rosa joined the team in 2018 as she started a degree in sports science at the University of Gloucestershire.

Along with working on the desk part time every week, Rosa also teaches Wednesday nights class alongside Tamsin.


Sports Therapist

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James is qualified in Sports Massage Therapy, Myofascial Cupping and Kinesiology Taping as well as being a certified Gymnastic Strength Training Coach. His role is to educate clients on points of imbalance in the body and help clients understand movement patterns. By doing this he avoids repeat injuries, improve pain, strengthen movements and redness balance between muscles in order to become a more efficient, pain free and stronger athlete.

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