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James Hilton, a former corporate professional turned passionate personal trainer, has opened his own private personal training studio in his home town of Stroud.

This achievement fulfils a dream that James never imagined pursuing just a few years ago. After spending 15 years in London chasing success and finding himself increasingly unhappy, James reached a turning point. Driven by his rediscovered passion for fitness, he embarked on a journey that led him back to Stroud, where he has now opened his own private fitness studio at Stroud House, Russell Street.

Reflecting on his journey, James shares, “If you had asked me five years ago what I would be doing today, opening a gym in Stroud wouldn't have crossed my mind. But here I am, and it's truly remarkable.

“I work almost exclusively with people over 50 years old. I specialise in helping people overcome injury, and chronic pain, but my sweet spot is helping people find enjoyment in exercise.”

Designed with the client in mind, his studio offers a private setting - a stark contrast to the crowded and impersonal atmosphere of many traditional gyms. In the studio, James will offer his one-to-one clients a fully tailored exercise experience designed to to get them from A to B as efficiently as possible, in a private space with no waiting to use equipment. 

Furnished with state-of-the-art equipment tailored for cardio, strength, agility, and balance training, James's gym provides a comprehensive fitness experience that caters to the unique needs of each client.

“I understand the challenges of ageing, and I have meticulously selected the equipment and crafted the environment to address this,” said James.

Additionally, the studio boasts a dedicated filming space, allowing James to produce engaging workout content for his online subscription service, Jim’s Gym which costs £9.99 a month. James launched Jim’s Gym in September last year, an online ‘space’ supporting people over 50 to lead a more active life wherever they live. 

With his ‘real’ studio now open too, James remains dedicated to offering fad-free, expert training and support surrounding health and wellness in later life and providing evidence-based information that empowers his clients as they age. He’s offering a 90 day programme for new clients for a limited period. For more information, visit

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