A former professional rugby league player for Castleford, Wakefield and Hull Kingston Rovers has opened a one-to-one personal training and wellbeing studio for people living or working in Leeds city centre.

Jon Wray, who holds a masters in exercise science from Leeds Metropolitan University and was a part-time lecturer on its sports science and health-related fitness degree, has more than 20 years’ experience as a health, fitness and conditioning professional.

Called Jon Wray Health, Fitness and Wellbeing, the studio is located at 12 Park Place, making it ideally located for professionals based in the city’s historic business district, as well as being close to the new Wellington Place development.

One-to-one sessions mean only the trainer and client are in the studio, making them entirely private. This is an approach which is proving extremely popular due to the situation caused by Covid-19 and is delivered in adherence with the latest exercise-related public health guidelines.

Jon Wray Health, Fitness and Wellbeing also provides its clients with onsite individual male and female changing and showering facilities.

In addition to Jon, the team at the studio includes three other qualified personnel in trainer, Chris Loliva; physiotherapist, Martin Assame; and holistic/sports massage therapist, Lisa Procter. Jon and his team also offer duo training sessions for two clients with one trainer at the same time as well as socially distanced boot camps.

Commenting on the new studio, Jon, who played in the 1992 Challenge Cup Final for Castleford against Wigan, said: “Everything we do at Jon Wray Health, Fitness and Wellbeing is based on understanding the wants and needs of individuals. We work across a broad spectrum of people ranging from individuals who want to lose weight and feel more energised to elite athletes looking to further enhance their performance.

“The one thing that unites all our clients is the way we individually assess them in terms of resting measurements such as blood pressure, heart rate, body fat and blood levels, physical tests and analysis of eating habits. We then set specific goals and agree an individual plan to suit that person.

“This activity is supported by our physiotherapy and sports massage offer to further help our clients achieve their objectives. All of this is undertaken within the safe and supportive studio environment we have created.”