About us

FTC Gym has been set up to provide the fitness community with an affordable service driven option that allows each and every user to access the support they need to achieve there health and fitness goals and needs. From beginner to expert we are here to help!

Why Join Us?

200 pieces of state of the art exercise equipment.

Over 200 classes per month included in your membership price.

Large dedicated group exercise and spinning studios.

Friendly and supportive staff that are always available.

More than just a gym…on site cafe, Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation Clinic and Education Centre

Conveniently Located.

Our Location


44 Whitehouse Road




Car Parking

We have onsite parking available free of charge. There is also on street parking available all day.

*Please do not park in any of our neighbouring businesses car parks without permission*

The Team

John Grindrod

John Grindrod

Managing Director

Founder and Director of Functional Training Company Ltd.
The company was founded when I left the Royal Air Force in December 2012 after serving 22 years as a Physical Training Instructor, and then as a Specialist Joint Service Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor. 

The aim of FTC is provide fitness to all – our mantra is – Affordable Excellence

Remember Excellence is a mandatory requirement not a vague aspiration. 

Helen Grindrod

Helen Grindrod

Membership Manager

Helen Valentine-Gudge

Helen Valentine-Gudge

Operations Manager

Hi my name is Helen,

I am the Operations Manager here at FTC. 

I am usually in the reception area working on the computer. I deal with the day to day running of the front of house area and team.

Feel free to approach me with any questions or queries regarding your membership, I will be happy to help.

Sarahjane Elliott

Sarahjane Elliott

Fitness Manager

Hi…I’m SJ and I’m the Fitness Manager here at FTC Gym.

I work closely with my team to create the best environment possible for you to train in, alongside making your fitness goals reality!

We pride ourselves on the fun and friendly atmosphere we create & welcome you to join us.

SJ x