About us

This is our Story

The TMFIT journey began when the founder, Tom Manley, realised that after seven years of working in Marine Insurance In London, it was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He wanted to follow his heart and work in an industry for which he was truly passionate about. His true love had always been sport and fitness so he decided to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer.

It was a daunting prospect to change careers at 26 years old but from the moment he started his Personal Training course in London with the YMCA he knew that he had made the right decision.

After a short spell working for one of the big health clubs in Chelmsford, he decided he wanted to offer people a much more personal service than the big gyms could provide and began building a business training people in their own homes.

8 successful years later Tom saw a gap in the market for people to gym train in small groups but get the same level of customer service and experience that they would receive from his one-to-one service, but at a fraction of the cost.

After a period of time looking for the right premises, Tom found the perfect place at Warner’s Farm in Howe Street, Chelmsford. Not only was it just off one of the main service roads to all the local villages such as Great Waltham, Little Waltham and Felsted it was also within a 10-minute drive from Chelmsford town centre.

After a few months of renovations, TMFIT was born and opened in April 2010 to provide bespoke small group PT sessions and one-to-one Personal Training.

TMFIT’S ethos and ethics have not changed from the start; to provide safe and effective fitness training in a fun and professional manner. These are the core values that we work from today and have helped us build a truly unique and friendly environment.

For most people in life, exercise is hard work and a chore and being a member of a swanky health club doesn’t guarantee that you’re going to lose weight, become fitter and look good; Yes, they may have a swimming pool, a coffee bar and you can go every day but this doesn’t mean you’ll get fitter!

This is where TMFIT is different. We are a small team of highly qualified Personal Trainers who have the experience to train a variety of people with varying fitness levels, ages, injuries and abilities. We give you the support and encouragement to achieve this whilst making your sessions fun and personal.

Customer service is a dying skill in today’s world but at TMFIT it is what we strive for and why our clients have been with us for years. They feel truly valued and part of our unique family business and community.