Mike Parsons has been a long servicing personal trainer in Cardiff for 15 years. His vast experience in the fitness indsutry and has helped him build a successful gym and still to today a thriving Personal Training business that inspires clients to achieve what ever goals they have. 

In 2016 Mike flew out to Texas to study with two of the highly regarded strength coaches in the industry today. Joe Defranco (Defranco Training Systems) and James Smith of Diesel Strength and studied under them to qualify as a Certified Performance Preparation Specialist.


The CPPS Certification develops world-class fitness professionals through a unique and interactive environment of learning and coaching. The CPPS system provides the most comprehensive coaching model, built on the 8 pillars of performance; pre-movement preparation, strength training, power, speed, core training, program design, mental toughness and fat loss.

The CPPS certification is the gold standard for strength coaches, personal trainers, athletic performance coaches, physical therapists, fitness enthusiasts, and those who want a deeper knowledge and education in the fitness and strength & conditioning field.

Mike is now committed to deliver his training systems to his personal training clients and online clients who have all benefitted from his 15 years of knowledge.

There are many different areas to Mikes day, from elite level sportsman, up to 40 hours per week of personal training and tutoring to students in his education company The Fitness Factory Training Academy. FFC has hosted the likes of Cardiff City, Cardiff Blues, Cardiff RFC and the Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Team. During his 5 years with the Cardiff Devils, Mike helped them become world record holders for the most consecutive winning streak (Guinness book of records) and Challenge Cup Champions 2015.

To train with Mike please contact him on 07973634818 or

Single Session £55

10 Sessions £400

Monthly Small Group £175

Mike Parsons


Head Personal Trainer

CPPS Coach

12 X SESSIONS (3 SESSIONS PER WEEK) OF SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING FOR £175 (Normal Price of training one on one £480)

How can you benefit from SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING?

More personal attention – While Group Exercise offers many benefits, the instructors are not always able to see and correct each individual class member.


More economical – Personal Training provides the most personal attention and greatest opportunity to succeed. Some people, however, may find that SGT fits into their budget better and still gives them the attention they need.


Variety – By working with a knowledgeable fitness professional, your workouts will change/evolve as you progress, preventing hitting a plateau and boredom.


Camaraderie – Let’s face it, workouts love company. Sharing the workout enhances the experience for participants.


Motivation – Having someone exercising right beside you can push you a little harder than you might do on your own.


Support – Both the Trainer and other participants are there to help you get through the challenges of the workout and the obstacles in life.


Greater focus – There’s no time to let your mind wander with a Trainer keeping tight programming and watching your every move.


Fun – Yes, fun. The right exercise program done with friends can definitely be fun.


Adherence – Research shows that members that are involved in programs are more likely stick with it. With all of the previously listed benefits, how could you not want to keep coming back?


Results – When you stick with a well constructed program, you will get the results.

Prices start from £14.50 per hour (Groups of 3-5 Maximum)