Mind | Body | Adventure

At Brawd we live life to the full through the body, adventure and mind.

Brawd was born on the South Coast of Wales in 2013 on Barry Island Beach in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Brawd is Welsh for brother as we're one big happy fit & healthy family.

Our expert team of coaches have a unique approach that centres around you getting stronger and fitter, but most importantly you MUST have FUN doing it!

In fact we absolutely insist on camaraderie, laughter & leaving your ego at the door - this is what sets Brawd apart from the rest. It's health and fitness for real people with jobs, assignments, kids, and other responsibilities.

ALL of our images are of our clients past or present. We refuse to use images of fitness models.

We had a humble start running bootcamps on the beach of Barry Island in the depth of winter which we still run today and they've only gotten better and better! Training in the wild & running bootcamps on the beaches made up a pillar of what makes Brawd then and it still does now in our DNA but we've now expanded and began to offer so much more to our clients!

Our HQ in the heart of Barry is a former Train Engine Repair Shed which we've transformed into an action packed facility with all the fitness toys you could ever want for our sprawling supportive community of adventurers & friends.

The other part of what we do is Adventure, particularly using Stand Up Paddleboards! We've also been doing this since 2013 and have run adventure trips to the wilds of Scotland,  Cornwall and Europe!

So if you want to experience something different and become part of a community that truly believes in using Fitness and Adventure to get the best out of you and your life, then just get in touch... we promise you won't look back.

Lloydy - Brawd Founder

Meet The Team


He is the Founder of Brawd so he's passionate about doing this "exercise thing" slightly differently to everyone else and in living life the Brawd way.

"My job is to make sure you'll love training with us, have fun and get fit. I also want you to laugh a lot so that you want to come back for more!

The idea is do die young as late as possible"

Lloydy is also a passionate paddle boarder (SUP) and certified SUP instructor.


He had a massive fitness transformation at 17 loosing over 100lbs. He is passionate about sports science and sports philosophy putting himself to the test with charity challenges including:.
• Becoming the first person to carry a 135lb strongman yoke 20 miles
• Pushing a 250lb tractor tyre up Pen-Y-Fan
• Setting the world's 1st record for the most sledgehammer slams in 24 hours.
His approach to 'fitness' is built on years of personal strength and conditioning experience and is about diversity, function and mindset by hybridising the best trianing methods from sources including martial arts, weightlifting, ancient warriors, rehab, neurology and more.
He's passionate about climbing, self-development, the outdoors, surfing and is also our professional photographer so say cheese!


Her love of the outdoors started with growing up on a farm, and playing rugby (badly!) during her teens and twenties. Following six years of structured gym training and working with her own PT, Jo’s full appreciation of outdoor fitness came during the Covid lockdowns, when exercise provided daily structure, and the time and means to manage both her physical and mental health. This prompted the decision to turn her passion into a profession, and retrain as a PT. She enjoys functional fitness to improve strength and mobility, and running around the beauty spots of the Vale. She completed her first Tough Mudder in 2021. The ideal training plan is a mix of both strength and cardio, but the best form is the one that you enjoy and can stick to. Jo’s aim is to push you enough to get results, and support you enough so you keep coming back!