Watch out for new Centres coming soon in Manchester, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Banbury, Birmingham and Doncaster which brings the number of new Gymophobics to fourteen following the recent openings at Wickford, Hinkley, Stowmarket, Macclesfield, Daventry, Sutton Coldfield, Uttoxeter and Garforth. For a full list of our Centres throughout the UK, click 'view centre list' at the top of the page.
We are always looking to recruit new franchisees and if you would like to be a Gymophobics owner please get in touch. If you are business minded this is a great opportunity to be your own boss with the support of our Franchise team behind you. We have opportunities throughout the UK. No previous experience is necessary as full training and support is provided but a real interest in health and fitness and a desire to help others to improve their lifestyle is essential.
Let’s make 2018 the year you reach all your goals. Our brilliant Instructors are there to help you be the best you can be so let nothing stand in your way to manage two or three thirty minute sessions per week at your local Gymophobics Centre!
With our unique holistic programme, that’s all it takes to ensure that you achieve better health, fitness AND the figure you deserve.
After some 14 years Gymophobics National Training Academy is moving to smart new premises in Stafford. Hundreds of our Instructors pass through the Academy each year which is the only one of its kind in the UK and the new facility will mean even better facilities for staff to enjoy during training.
Gymophobics new digital classes are going down a storm with members. By replacing occasional Instructor led classes with on screen digital classes led by Gymophobics Founder Donna Hubbard it has meant that many more classes are now available at all times of the day to members who want to participate.
Apart from raising the standard of each class to a higher level, digital classes leave our Instructors free to do what they do best, i.e. concentrate on looking after their members on a one to one basis when performing their unique RT workout. And with more time available to review their Members home exercise prescription and eating plan, our Instructors are making the best possible use of their time.
When hundreds of Gymophobics Owners and Instructors get together for their Annual Awards night you can bet it will prove to be a bit special and so it was on Jan 13th in the Best Western Hotel in Stoke on Trent.
It wasn't just staff who won Awards on the night as there were awards for Slimmer of the Year and Most Inspirational Member too. And when everyone had enjoyed a fabulous feast, the London Rock band 'Bounce' kept everyone dancing the rest of the night away.
Big thanks to our sponsors DFC, Sew Sublime, Estate signs, Printwell Premier Insurance and Mawle Media and to everyone who turned up to make it such a great night!
Huge congratulations from everyone at Gymophobics to Saffron Hart who is a member at our Hessle Centre. Saffron Hart, who is the reigning Miss Hull, fought off almost 50 finalists to be named as the overall champion of the national beauty pageant in a glitzy ceremony.
The 27-year-old will now represent Great Britain in the international final of Miss Tourism World in Malaysia next year. Saffron said: “I feel like I’m on another planet. It doesn’t feel real yet.
"I did it the year before and came seventh so I came back this year and improved on what I had done the year before. I took my nutrition and body a bit more seriously this time around.
Saffron, who owns a hair salon in Anlaby, said that her national triumph was inspired by her dad. “I lost my dad five years ago to cancer,” she said. “His mindset was always so strong and he was here longer than predicted so I’ve taken his strength with me.
"This was for my dad and my amazing mum who has been so supportive."
Research at Cambridge University found that 90,000 deaths each year in the UK are caused by nine-to-five office lifestyles as a desk job can almost double the risk of premature death and that people who sit for long periods are twice as likely to die over the next four years!
Believe it or not, 37 per cent of British adults spend fewer than 30 minutes a day on their feet! Here are just some of the ways in which our bodies are affected by long periods of inactivity.
Sitting for long periods increases the risk of weight gain, Type 2 Diabetes and cardio vascular disease including heart attack, blood clots and Back pain. During exercise the heart can increase its pumping power from five to 30 litres a minute and desk workers are encouraged to stroll around the office or walk up and down stairs every hour to increase heart rate and increase blood flow.
The largest study of its kind has looked at more than 130,000 people in 17 countries. The results published in The Lancet shows that exercise is the best medicine at our disposal and more powerful than any pill or exercise.
Those who exercised for 30 minutes, three to five days a week had a 28 per cent lower risk of heart disease than those who were less active. scientists have said.