History

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Podfit opened in  2014 and is the culmination of 20 years work and experience of founder Neil Owens. In 2015, Podfit won New Business Of The Year at the prestigious York Press Awards.

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* Average Active Clients By Year

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Allthough Podfit was founded in 2014, it’s foundations were layed many years before that.  Founder, Neil Owens, has been involved in high level sport and edcuation his entire working life and personal circumstances lead him down a path which ensures the best possible care for Podfit clients.

As a former York City  junior with a serious ankle injury halting his career, Neil studied Sport And Exercise Science at University and became Director of a Californian Youth Soccer league In 1995.  Later, he spent 12 Years teaching secondary Physical education in Yorkshire, combining his passion for sport and helping others acquire knowledge of sport and exercise.

During that time, Neil discovered (painfully) a mild, but significant spinal scoliosis due to a previous sporting injury.  Several slipped discs and a spinal chord compression led to spinal surgery and a surgeon explaining to Neil, that he needed to develop a strong core, or suffer with life long back pain.

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Neil took this advice seriuosly, learned all he could about developing a strong core and discovered that not only was he living pain free for the first time in many years, but he was fitter, stronger, leaner, healhier and far happier than every before.

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Neil took the step to leave teaching in 2011 and he worked as Personal Trainer in York, until he opened his dream studio in April 2014.

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