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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 4th September 2017

Monday, September 4th, 2017

What's New? Well, the newest thing is that I've brought back the useless facts. Some of these facts are particularly useless as they're not actually factual. But some people seem to like them. My ethos is that good quality training should be affordable, effective and accessible to everyone. Not everybody can afford or justify the cost of 1-to-1 personal training so I have created the Group Personal Training membership. I've decided to allocate less of my time to 1-to-1 personal training and far more time to group personal training sessions. We have added 34 group PT sessions to the weekly class schedule. The group PT sessions will give you the results and the benefits of one-to-one personal training - but at…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 21st August 2017

Monday, August 21st, 2017

What's New? In the last newsletter I wrote that we'd added 34 group PT sessions to the weekly class schedule. The group exercise sessions will give you the results and the benefits of one-to-one personal training - but at a more affordable cost. The group exercise sessions are designed based on years of achieving great fat loss results with personal training clients. The session plans and progressions are proven to get results, time and time again. The standard price for new members will be £45pm x 12 months, £50pm x 3 months and £55 x 1 month. The joint price for the group sessions will be £30pm x 12 months, £35pm x 3 months and £40 x 1 month. The group…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 7th August 2017

Monday, August 7th, 2017

What's New? I had planned on writing much shorter newsletters on a weekly basis but May was the best May we've ever had for new members / PT clients in the 9 years I've owned Woodlands (aside from May 2010 when our "Change for Life" promotion coincided with the demise of one of our competitors) and I've let myself get distracted. So, here we are in August. Already. What's new? Well, I've added 34 group PT sessions to the weekly class schedule. The group exercise sessions will give you the results and the benefits of one-to-one personal training - but at a more affordable cost. The group exercise sessions are designed based on years of achieving great fat loss results…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter Monday 12th June 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

What's New? We've been really busy over the last few weeks and I've not had time to write the Woodlands newsletter. When I started writing this edition the downstairs walls were in the process of coming down. They're down and the gym is now much larger. In terms of floor area, it's not that different to our previous facility at Peak Village. The next job is to remove the suspended ceiling. The downstairs ceiling height isn't quite tall enough for some of the taller lads to smash out some overhead barbells presses. New classes / group sessions timetable: Over the last few years I have been putting together a spreadsheet of every exercise I can think of. There are currently 726 exercises…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 8th May 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

What's New? The landlord has emailed to advise work will start on the walls on Friday 12th May. So - to celebrate - we're doing our "Refer a Friend" promotion again. Back in January 2014, we ran a "Refer a Friend" promotion. The premise was simple: If you bring a friend down to woodlands - and your friend joins - we'll reduce your membership fee to just £17.99 per month. And your friend joins at the same price. Simple? Unlike last time, we're strictly limiting this offer to 20 spaces. The offer ends 31st May 2017. The price is based on a 12 month minimum term membership. 1 & 3 month minimum membership terms are also available at a different price. You must be…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter Monday 24th April 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Monday 24th April 2017 What's New? We hope you guys have had a great Easter. We've moved the gym round yet again - although the current layout is by far the best. Somehow I've been able to add new 2 new machines and create lots of new space. The dumbbells are now in their own area with big mirrors, benches, dumbbell racks, preacher curl bench and T-bar row. New equipment: The fixed Jordan barbells - 10kg to 35kg - are upstairs. Some members have asked me to have a set downstairs. As such, I've bought 2 5ft Olympic barbells. These weigh 15kg. There are lots of 1.25kg, 2.5kg and 5kg weight plates you can use to make whatever weight you require. We've…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 17th April 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

What's New? What are your goals? Losing weight? Getting in shape? Whilst some people join a gym for general exercise or injury rehabilitation, the vast majority join for an aesthetic goal. So let's use that as the basis of this next point: do you want to look good? Or do you want to weigh good? Granted, a large weight reduction is a possible indication of success. But what about small changes? The average adult human body is 50% to 65% water, a 30% variable. So let's say a female weighs 10 stone (140 1bs / 64kg). Based on the lower %, her body would contain at least 70 Ibs (32kg) of water. If this person were to increase their hydration by just…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: 10th April 2017

Monday, April 10th, 2017

What's New? The newsletters were getting progressively longer and longer so I've decided to limit them to 2 pages but write a new one each week. New equipment: Nytram Pro Gym Equipment are currently making us a hack squat machine. This is due for delivery this week. Easter opening times: Good Friday (14th April): 9am - 2pm Easter Sunday (16th April): CLOSED Easter Monday (17th April): 9am - 2pm New classes / group sessions timetable: We've got a new classes / group sessions timetable. These sessions are designed to finding a balance between a fun and sociable class environment with the expert attention that comes with a personal training session. Our classes / group sessions provide a measurable, results-focused program at a fraction of the cost…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter April 2017

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

What's New? Hi guys & girls, Let's start the week with a member update. Our landlord has confirmed the walls downstairs will be coming down this month. This will open up downstairs and create much more space for both more equipment and more circulation space. I have a clear image in my mind of what we are going to create and the finished product, soon to be achieved, will be awesome. We have a hack squat currently being made to our exact specification. Based on my experiences as a gym user and gym owner, I have identified two types of people who go to the gym: 1) Those who wander in with no plan or programme and move from one machine to…

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FREE trial 30 Minute Fitness slots

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Yep, we're offering FREE trial 30 Minute Fitness slots. These 30 minute fitness slots are so-called as they're designed to drive the maximum results in just 30 minutes, meaning they can be 'slotted' into your schedule, no matter how busy it is. This bespoke approach to training will feature a range of training methods, created to challenge each area of the body in a time-efficient and effective way. The content of each one varies, providing tailored expertise to each client. The focus is on resistance training and HIIT as opposed to weight lifting, as these the best way to change the composition of your body (ie. the ratio of muscle to fat, or lean mass). Contact us now to book your slot. The Woodlands…

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