By Lauren Ferri For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 09:29 EST, 14 December 2018 | Updated: 09:30 EST, 14 December 2018

A personal trainer who sold performance enhancement drugs to keep his clients from leaving him has avoided going to jail.

James William Blatch was caught providing prohibited drugs amid fears he was losing clients at Potts Point Anytime Fitness in Sydney in 2015. 

The 30-year-old appeared at Downing Centre District Court and avoided jail time, instead receiving a two-year community corrections order.

James William Blatch (pictured), who sold performance enhancement drugs to keep his clients from leaving him has avoided going to jail

The 30-year-old appeared at Downing Centre District Court and avoided jail time, instead receiving a two-year community corrections order

Blatch was also charged for four counts of drug possession and was ordered to pay a $1000 fine, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The personal trainer began using steroids at just 18 and would frequent Thailand, where they were legal, for months at a time.

Judge John Pickering described the 30-year-old’s behaviour as reckless and said he didn’t consider how serious an offence it was providing testosterone to people.

‘Merely because they would look better with more muscles tells me nothing about what it does to the organs inside,’ Judge Pickering said.

Blatch reasoned his drug distribution due to being scared he was going to lose his clients to other trainers.

On three different occasions, the personal trainer unknowingly supplied performance enhancement drugs to an undercover police officer.

While in the Anytime Fitness gym, he gave the officer vials of testosterone and boldenone – a drug used on horses.

James William Blatch was caught providing prohibited drugs amid fears he was losing clients at Potts Point Anytime Fitness in Sydney in 2015

The fourth time an undercover police officer approached him, he agreed to supplying 30 vials of testosterone, 12 vials of boldenone and 12 vials of nadrolone decanoate for $6000.

Nandrolone decanoate is a steroid sometimes used to treat women after menopause. 

Following the conversation with the undercover officer, police searched the 30-year-old’s home and found multiple vials and 1500 steroid tablets. 

Judge Pickering came to the decision not to imprison Blatch as the case had endured a three-year delay in sentencing, despite his guilty plea.

The court also heard that the 30-year-old endured an horrific assault from fellow inmates during his time in jail.       

Blatch reasoned his drug distribution due to being scared he was going to lose his clients to other trainers