When I started Spartan training I believed it was something that the gym had been missing and a chance to give certain members the chance to indulge in the more rigorous aspects of training in a group scenario.
Having a keen interest in boxing, I’ve always loved the gritty blood, sweat and tears atmosphere found throughout the boxing gyms across the world. It’s no mistake that those who spend time perfecting the sweet science of boxing are supremely conditioned athletes who have learned that extra bit of steel through putting in 110% effort.
As well as focus pad work, I share a few of the secrets that have been taught to me over the years that go into creating supremely fit athletes.
There are no bells and whistles to go with some cheesy music, just a strong work ethic and desire to better yourself that keeps everybody getting fitter, stronger and conditioned further than they had ever thought was possible.
Make no mistake; the first few weeks will be hellishly difficult. As you persist however, you’ll find that your endurance and work capacity will sky-rocket. Whether you’re a casual runner, gym goer, sports person or martial artist, you are guaranteed progress.
Andy Knight, Personal Trainer, Caversham Health & Fitness
Join Andy for Spartan Training every Tuesday, 19:30 at Caversham Health and Fitness.
Members at Caversham Health & Fitness constantly inspire us with their success and achievements whether it is weight loss, fitness or accomplishing a challenge which they have set themselves and trained hard for.
One such member is Barabara Frost, 61, who is planning a solo cycle ride from Rome to Reading next year to raise money for Buscot Babies, special care baby unit, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. In 2010 Barbara cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and raised £6772 for Homestart Reading but this time her target is £10,000.
Barbara works with personal trainer Steve Whiteside at Caversham Health & Fitness. At the moment they are working on Barbara’s strength and endurance but after Christmas they’ll be gearing up to what Barbara describes as ‘boot camp’ to get her to peak fitness for the gruelling 1500 mile cycle. For building core strength to help with all the hours leaning over the bike Barabara does a weekly ‘Pilates’ class and for flexibility ‘ Stretch and Tone’.
Barbara is holding a fundraising Quiz Night on Thursday 10th November 2011. The entry fee of £10 includes a Bar Copa curry. All funds raised go to the Buscot babies (www.justgiving.com/barbara-frost). Please do get a team together and support this event.
Rome to Reading 2012 Fundraising Quiz Night
Bar Copa, 76 Kings Road, Reading (next to Zizzi’s)
Tickets £10 including a curry
Food from 6.30pm, Quiz 8.00pm
Contact Antony Frost to reserve your tickets: 0118 926 2858 or 07977 415201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer may be slowly fading but at CHF we're still smiling
Where has the sunshine gone! It’s a proven fact that having a natural tan can boost energy levels and make your skin look and feel healthier! But the weather around Reading has taken a serious turn for the worst!
We need to keep those energetic sun-kissed-skin vibes going. So, with this in mind, for one week only we are offering our SiennaX professional tanning for just £15 so everyone gets the chance to feel amazing!
Even celebrities swear by this product: It saves your skin from those nasty UV Rays which can cause damage to otherwise healthy skin and keeps you smiling from the inside – even without Mr Sunshine beaming on us from the heavens!
We’re offering our spary tans for £15 only until 11th September, so make sure you don’t miss out!
The six times world champion, Sarah Fitzgerald, is playing top England women’s squash player, Alison Waters, in an exhibition friendly to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished courts. There will also be a veterans match in the evening.
Caversham Health & Fitness