A veteran at Woodside Leisure Centre is hanging up her gear to tackle a new challenge after 26 years of supporting the local community.
Tracy Roberts-Allen, 45, is leaving the centre after spending over two decades and working with hundreds, if not thousands of people
The Garston resident has gone from a gymnastic coach, duty manager and personal trainer to a GP referral consultant since 2013.
Tracy said: “I’ve been helping people of various ages and health conditions since the very beginning and some people have been there as long as I have. When I leave hopefully someone will take over.”
She has watched children grow to adults in the various activities that the leisure centre has had from when it was owned by Watford council and now Everyone Active.
She met so many people along the way assisting with clients from youth to the elderly looking after them as they try to improve or maintain their fitness for either personal achievement or health related matters.
In 2016 in memory of her mum, Tracy took part in the annual Ultra White Collar Boxing competition held at the leisure centre and won raising money for Cancer Research.
Tracy is now moving onto progress further at her other job at Oaklands College. She will have a more senior role supporting students in all kinds of sport including football, rugby, basketball and more.
Tracy’s wife Tina added that her clients love to speak to her.
She said: “We see people that know her all the time and she loves to catch up either in the supermarket, restaurants, days out you name it. We are out and she knows everyone. I know she’s going to miss all her clients.”