The Hard Yard employs people who have been to prison to lead workouts across London.
Our purpose is to provide as many opportunities + jobs as possible to people leaving prison.
Although many people develop a passion for fitness + gain relevant qualifications inside prison, this rarely translates into a job on the outside. Only 26% of people leaving prison find work in the first year of release. This isn't surprising; over half of employers say they wouldn't consider hiring someone who has spent time behind bars.
We believe mistakes in your past shouldn’t hold you back from opportunities in the future. So in 2016 The Hard Yard was created.
We recruit the best talent from inside four London prisons + start working with them in the first weeks of release.
All our trainers are fully qualified + insured personal trainers. They've used fitness to transform their own lives + now they'll show you how to do the same.