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Gym user buys into Torquay firm

By Herald Express  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

work out:  Miles Leeson, left, and Paul Haigney  Torquil MacLeod  TQTM20140212E-01_C

work out: Miles Leeson, left, and Paul Haigney Torquil MacLeod TQTM20140212E-01_C

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BUSINESS entrepreneur Paul Haigney liked a Torquay gym so much he bought into the company.

Paul had such a good experience at the Peak Performance Fitness Centre in Woodland Close, losing three stone in 12 weeks, that he invested in the business.

He is the former owner of the national award winning company Pasta King Ltd and current director of record label ECCO, which supports local band, These Reigning Days.

His personal trainer at the gym is Miles Leeson, a 25-year-old competitive bodybuilder.

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Paul said: "What impressed me, aside from losing the weight, was Miles' approach. He taught me about my diet, my body and how exercise works.

"Learning about hidden sugar in processed food and a lack of education about how your body stores and creates fat made a massive difference."

Miles began competing in 2007 when he became UKBFF South Coast Junior Champion and in 2010 competed in the UKBFF British Final and was placed third in the Intermediate Over 90kg class.

He said: "I work closely with all my clients, keeping regular contact to ensure that their progress never slows, producing phenomenal results and transformations."

Paul and his co-investor, local finance director Ian Rick, are helping Miles to drive a growth strategy, although Torquay will always be the headquarters.

Paul added: "Plans for 2014 include a second gym, a programme to inspire schoolchildren to get fit and a community programme working with the NHS to help combat obesity."

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