A Wallington woman has turned her passion for fitness into a career with her boutique garden gym.

After 25 years of working in television and radio, Tracey Lloyd, worked hard behind the scenes to plan her fitness venture which launched during the outbreak.

Tracey who has worked on a number of platforms including Radio 1, xfm and Whizz Kid Entertainment- decided to take a Davina McCall approach and embark on a new career.

With a strong love for exercise, she decided to act on her passion and study for outdoor fitness in 2017.

Six months later, Tracey had gained her first fitness qualification, which shortly followed with a qualification in boxing for fitness.

With the help of her media contacts, Tracey was able to develop a website and logo and plan for the launch for her site to go live.

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But when coronavirus hit, the website launch was put to a halt and all focus went into transforming the garden into a renovated gym space.

Tracey tore away her decking and sold her patio furniture to make way for artificial grass, a boxing bag, TRX point and a gazebo (incase it rains). 

The Garden Gym also includes a spin bike, mini trampoline, and a series of weights.

Tracey Lloyd said: "The Garden Gym is personal, one-to-one, tailored training. It is outdoor fitness, but it is private.

"I like to think of The Garden Gym as a hybrid mix of outdoor fitness and traditional gym space.

"Not everyone wants to train in the park as many people feel self-conscious."

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She added: "I have a passion for taking people on a journey into fitness and showing them that it can and should be fun.

"I am now my own boss, have a chance to help people, feel connected to the community and I get to stay active.

"It’s a big change from the fast-paced world of TV but, I still get to work on events like the BAFTAs and The National TV Awards.

"I’m excited to see where The Garden Gym can take me."

The Garden Gym is offering all Guardian readers 30% off a block of 6 sessions and a free consultation.

Readers can use the code 'Guardian offer' until the end of October 2020.

For more information visit www.TheGardenGym.Fitness