MANY people tip-toe out of lock down with a thicker waistline than they would like and a wish to shed some pounds.

Whilst some have been exercising more during the coronavirus pandemic with plenty of walking, for others it has been a time of solitude and inactivity.

One Ludlow business has welcomed being able to open again and help people with their health and fitness.

“It’s great to be back and seeing my clients again,” said Andy Hackney owner of Pulse personal training on Ludlow Eco Park.

“The last year or so has been difficult for everyone and especially for business owners, so to be open at last and be able to offer my services is fantastic.”

Pulse is an appointment only personal training studio, where clients train on a 1-2-1 basis in a fully equipped facility.

“Being able to offer 1-2-1 training in a large space puts my clients at ease, knowing the correct covid protocols are being followed,” added Mr Hackney.

During lockdown Mr Hackney has maintained contact with clients and offered advice and support to help keep them motivated.

“We all now understand the benefits of exercise to both body and mind, so to keep up a dialogue with clients has proven to be popular,” he added.

He is focusing on getting his clients back to fitness and also open for new customers.