Evidence shows that Cardiff has lagged behind some of the other big UK cities when it comes to health and fitness over the last decade. But a recent report has shown that Cardiff now has one of the fastest growth rates in health clubs and personal training per capita then most other cities across the UK.
Vicky Evans who heads up a personal training studio that opened recently in Cardiff points out that,”South Wales is a great place to live with the right mix of countryside and city, where people are welcoming and friendly. Personal trainers in Cardiff have traditionally found it more difficult to make a living as personal fitness is still very much considered a luxury for many. But with hotspots like the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff North emerging on the rich list of Great Britain, there are those who now wish to invest in their health and are happy to pay for the support of a professional personal trainer. There is also an increasing elderly population in those areas and we are seeing a large increase in customers over the age of 60 who have been referred by their GP.”
Cardiff remains a vibrant city that has seen a 25% increase in new health clubs opening in the last 12 months. This in turn has promoted greater demand for health club staff including fitness instructors and trainers. It seems that the future for health and fitness look stable in Cardiff. Once trainer who works from Virgin Active says, “I am busier now than I have ever been and I believe the fitness market is growing quickly in this region. As more health clubs are seeing this area as being a long-neglected region where there are thousands of eager customer calling out for better health.”