Our mission

As you can see from above, we aspire to big things. We want to help you and as many people as possible to find their own balance. What does that mean? To us, it means supporting people to work through the minefield that is health and fitness to find things that they can not only stick to, but also enjoy. We want people to recognise that there is no 'one size fits all' approach and that each person is different and will have things that work best for them.

We want to help improve both people's physical and mental health, as we believe they're equally important and strongly affect each other. We want to help, guide and support, but never tell people what to do, as in our experience that doesn't work. Instead, we respect that it is a person's choice to make changes to their lifestyle and we'll never preach or pressure someone to change if they don't want to. Ultimately, we want to empower people to take control of their own lifestyle so that eventually, they can keep their balance without us.

Who are we?

This is me still smiling after completing a 100-mile cycle through   the Peak District.

This is me still smiling after completing a 100-mile cycle through the Peak District.

Hi, I'm Paul Waters. I created balance, because I’ve seen how difficult it is for people to see through the fads and gimmicks and find lasting solutions to look and feel better. I wanted to develop a simple method based on the things I've found have worked best for my clients and so balance, with its four elements; think, eat, live and move was born.

I've spent all my 16 years of work in the industry, starting out instructing in a gym before running my own PT business, then carrying out medicals and wellbeing coaching in private hospitals, through to teaching others to become personal trainers. I was Curriculum Manager for Fitness for the largest training company in the UK and a member of the Technical Expert Group for fitness, advising the Register of Exercise Professionals on their qualifications and courses. I have a BA Hons in Sports Studies and an MSC in Exercise and Nutrition Science and am author of The Complete Guide to Weight Loss by Bloomsbury Publishing.

I eat, sleep and breathe health and fitness, regularly doing fitness challenges for charity, including numerous marathons, an ultra-marathon, cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End, and also from London to Paris in 24 hours. Our latest adventure was the Three Peaks challenge with my great friends Simon and Tom (supported throughout, as always, by Vicky), cycling the 450 miles in between the mountains and completing the lot in four days. My next goal is to cycle the entire Tour de France route in the same number of days as the pro's...watch this space.

I will never preach at you as I love pizza, cake and most of all, biscuits, but I'll make sure I burn it off the next day and eat my greens. Burned it, earned it as I like to say!

Vicky still smiling after the Rotterdam Marathon

Vicky still smiling after the Rotterdam Marathon

Hi I'm Vicky. I've been involved in sport and fitness my whole life. I found a passion for running from an early age and for many years raced on the track in the 800 and 1500 metres. More recently I've done a couple of marathons, cycled the E'tape du Tour, a stage of the Tour de France finishing on the infamous Mont Ventoux and competed in triathlons, a half ironman, aqua-bikes (swim-bike) and aquathlons (swim run). I represented Great Britain for my age group in the latter at the World Championships in Edmonton, Canada in 2014 and was delighted to come home with a silver medal.

I've spent 15 years working in health and fitness in all sorts of jobs, and I'm currently in charge of fitness and leisure courses for the UK's largest training provider. I absolutely love sporting events, whether it's going to watch them, doing them myself or supporting others on their own quests. 

I'm always up and off to the gym or swimming pool in the morning before Paul has even got out of bed!