I am James Forrest, Owner and Head Trainer. I founded Twist in 2003. After spending 5 years working as a freelance in numerous gyms in London and Surrey as a personal trainer I felt there was a big gap in the health and fitness industry – exclusive personal training. So group personal training was born, the combination of membership and personal training. Training in small groups Twist members can train as often as they like but ALWAYS under the supervision of a fully qualified trainer.

I opened our first club in Kingswood in 2004 and all membership places were taken after 6 months. It was clear to me that this was a service much needed in the fitness industry. So, in 2008 a second club was opened in Sutton which was a great success but we wanted more space for our members so we recently moved to our current site in Epsom where all our members now attend.

Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great