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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 20th November 2017

Monday, November 20th, 2017

What's New? Getting in shape and getting the results you crave doesn't have to be a full time job. In the last newsletter I talked about using time limits when you're training. Time limits hopefully prevent you from wandering off / getting distracted during your rest periods - so no getting distracted by a text message or an extended trip to the toilet. You're ruled by the clock - which pushes the intensity for the cardiovascular system. When it comes to fat loss, most people embark on a program of cardio and dieting. Strength training is sometimes an afterthought. Strength training, however, can burn just as much, if not more, fat than cardio. Cardio can help you lose weight - but you…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 13th November 2017

Monday, November 13th, 2017

What's New? Time. For some, quite a luxury. With that in mind, I've tried to make training sessions and workout routines as time efficient as possible. The idea is to get the maximum amount of work done in a fixed time period. One of my tools for my 1-to-1 and shared personal training sessions is my Time Limit training method. The premise is simple: you have to complete a number of reps within a fixed time period. You can use whichever rep speed you want - but I typically advocate a 1/0/1/0 tempo. This means you have 1 second to lift the weight, 0 seconds rest at the top of the movement, 1 second to lower the weight and 0…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 30th October 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017

What's New? Over the last few weeks I've started allocating more of my time to group personal training. Whether you join a workout group or get your own group of friends together for a workout, there are many reasons more is merrier when you're working out. Some people are naturally self motivated. And then there are those who are not. The majority of the people I've worked with over the years have had the same problem. That's one of the great things about the Unlimited Group Sessions. Many people who attend a group session will show up exhausted from the ups and downs of everyday life. But once they join the group, they become re-energized. With a friendly fitness instructor there to…

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Unlimited Personal Training Membership

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

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 created the Group Personal Training membership. The premise is simple: ✔️ 48 sessions every week ✔️ Share the sessions with up to 5 other people ✔️ Come to as many sessions as you like ✔️ Each session will be a structures personal training session These PT 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…

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The Woodlands Fitness Centre newsletter: Monday 23rd October 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

What's New? 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 created the Group Personal Training membership. The premise is simple: 48 sessions every week. Share the sessions with up to 5 other people. Come to as many sessions as you like. Each session will be a personal training session. The group PT 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…

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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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