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david-harvie.JPGHi and welcome to Fitness-etc, a site that’s run by a real person. Yes, that’s me in the picture. My name’s David and I’m the person responsible for writing and posting articles on this site.

I hope you find the top tips, articles and features interesting and informative. The site is updated regularly and I hope you keep coming back to read up on latest equipment and training advice.

If there’s something you’d like to discuss or have a query then please fill out the contact form and I’ll get back to you.

Why this site?
In the summer of 2001, I decided to quit my job as a freelance Business Analyst, and try something else. Maybe it was a mid-life crisis, but I went back to college and trained to become a Fitness Instructor. Later that year, I qualified with my Diploma in Personal Training.

After a couple of years working as a freelance Personal Trainer, I decided to reach a wider audience and commissioned a new website to be built. I used my computing skills to create the Design and Technical Specification for a fitness website where you can get your workouts online. After many delays (typical IT project) I finally launched the site in the summer of 2007. You can find out more at

Following on from this, I decided to share information about fitness equipment and workouts based on my own personal experiences. Thus, fitness-etc was born. I enjoy writing articles and sharing my knowledge of health and fitness with others and I hope you find the site interesting and worthwhile.

My promise to you.
I don’t recommend products or services that I don’t believe in. When I review a product, I compare it to the manufacturer’s press release and technical specifications. I also check the item out myself and give it a thorough road test. I also try to give an unbiased view and let you know whether the product meets the maker’s claims or not.

Should you contact me by e-mail, then I promise never to give away, sell or abuse your email address in any way. I understand and appreciate how important your privacy is to you.

Thanks for Visiting!
If you’ve enjoyed Fitness-etc then please put a link to our site wherever you can and let others know about this great health and fitness resource. If there’s something you’d like me to cover that we haven’t already got then drop me a line through our contact us form and I’ll get onto the case.

Take care, and thanks for visiting,


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