Inspire Fitness Merthyr is a fully equipped functional gym offering around 20 classes per week along with personal training and small group training sessions. Inspire Fitness Merthyr also offer 121 coaching for running, triathlon and powerlifting. We can also provide food and training plans to help you get the results you deserve.




Personal Trainer, Class Instructor, Running & Triathlon Coach

Sarah Draper

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Running Coach, Level 2 Triathlon Coach. Marathon runner & Ironman Triathlete.


Class Instructor

Ann Evans

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Welsh Road Running Competitor.


Class Instructor

Paul Williams

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Aikido Instructor, FAW Qualified Football Coach.


Personal Trainer, Class Instructor

Daniel Thomas

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, TRX and Kettlebell Instructor, Chair Based Aerobics Instructor


Class Instructor

Ceri Jones

Level 2 Gym Instructor,


Class Instructor

Natalie French

Level 2 Gym Instructor, Kettlebells Instructor


Class Instructor

Level 2 Gym Instructor,


Inspire Fitness Inspiring Hope

Inspiring Hope

Inspire Fitness set up the Inspiring Hope charitable cause as a way to give back to the community. We firmly believe exercise should be accessible & affordable to all.

We offer free scholarships to young adults interested in running or triathlon. We have a small number of places to be awarded each year comprising of race entry to Merthyr Half Marathon, Merthyr Triathlon or Merthyr Marathon, alongside free coaching and mentoring by one of our coaches. Please contact us if you are interested.

Inspire Fitness Merthyr Girls Can

Merthyr Girls Can

In February 2016, The Merthyr Can Programme was launched at our gym. Due to the huge success of Merthyr Girls Can 1, we have since run both Merthyr Girls Can 2, 3, 4 and 5, as well as recently launching Merthyr Men Can 1. The results have been phenomenal.

If you would like to know more about this life-changing experience, please contact us.


Inspire Fitness have a pool of qualified fitness experts and coaches available to attend schools to carryout training sessions or to give advice. We offer a free taster session for those interested.

Check out this video for an example of a recent local project we were involved in to promote healthy walking activities in local schools.

We offer running, fitness and football coaching.



I love coming home to Merthyr to visit my family & always top of the list is a personal training session with Sarah at Inspire. I normally train in London but Merthyr has some of the best trainers. The hour flies by and I feel incredible by the end. Keep up the great work guys! JM x

Julien Macdonald

I’ve always exercised and gone to the gym but never really enjoyed it until I joined Inspire.. I’ve been going over a year now and I wouldn’t go anywhere else! The range of classes and times are great to fit around a busy life! All the trainers are really friendly and you’re made to feel more like a friend rather than someone who just has a membership. Once you join you’ll never go to another gym again! Xx

Megan Lewis

I completed the Swansea marathon today, beating my merthyr half by 7mins. I couldn’t of done it without the help of all the coaches at inspire fitness, the classes really has paid off & I can’t thank you enough, Sarah Draper, Lee Idzi & Joe Barry xx

Taryn Tang

Many thanks to inspire fitness coaches Sarah Draper and lee Lee Idzi for helping me to improve my running. Since joining bootcamp I have improved my running times. 5k pb by 2 minutes 10 k by 3 minutes and half marathon by 8 minutes. Goes to prove that stronger legs = stronger running!! Looking forward to attending many more classes through the winter months!! X

Melanie Mickleburg