The Preston Personal Trainers at Thrive Welcome you to Autumn
As Preston Personal Trainers we are invested in our membership and wider community towards having a positive impact on your health and wellness.
We hope you all had an active summer.
The Thrive community continues to grow as we get close to our first birthday, November 1st this year. We have plenty of new faces to add to our already existing, fantastic membership base.
A big welcome to all our new members since our last newsletter in July and a huge and important thank you to our current members for making the new members feel so welcome and part of the team.
We believe the things that set us apart from other gyms are the quality of the training environment, coaching, and support along with the community that you meet and become part of at Thrive. We could not do this without our members making Thrive such an enjoyable and positive place to be.
Our intention at the outset was to create a training environment where people can train properly and safely under the guidance of expert coaches alongside other like-minded individuals.
This weekend we completed our second Mountain Walk of the year, Snowdon in Wales. That is Scafell and Snowdon complete this year and the plan is to climb Ben Nevis around March of 2020.
All who took part in the Snowdon walk this weekend were sufficiently challenged and rewarded with a great day out. Congratulations to those who came along and extra congratulations to those who have now done the 2 mountain walks with us this year.
Our fourth round of strength and conditioning testing which challenges our members with 5 physical tests of their strength and fitness is due at the end of September to bring in the Autumn season. We are sure that all our members will see progress in their lifts and fitness scores based on the work they have been putting in over the year so far.
September through to Christmas promise to be exciting months as we will have our first birthday November 1st and then build up to our first Thrive Christmas Party in December.
Everyone is doing a great job of following the monthly training progressions in their sessions as we keep tweaking and adapting the programming to suit everyone’s needs at the facility.
We believe that by focusing on the training process and specifically the experience of training and challenge being enjoyable keeps people coming back, which ultimately gets them results.
We continue to see people develop through our ongoing tracking with the Inbody Scanner each month for body composition and the myzone heart rate tracking that logs all heart rates during workouts and sends the information to our members phones enabling them to actually see their fitness improving day by day and week by week.
Our members tell us that the inbody scan which shows the actual difference between muscle and fat and the myzone heart rate monitors keep them motivated where they have lost that motivation in the gym in the past.
This along with the fun and productive environment keeps them coming back to train, where before they would have given up.
The nutrition service over the last 6 months has been pivotal in helping those that have used it to make changes with their weight and lose body fat.
We appreciate everyone’s efforts so far this year from the early 6 am risers to the 9 pm late finishers and everyone in between. A big thank you from us for getting into the gym and working hard week by week and month by month.
To get an idea of what life is like at Thrive, have a little look at the video below on how Adara finds training at a Personal Training Gym different from other gyms she has used in the past.
Here is to a fantastic Autumn at Thrive: Optimal Human Performance.
What is a Personal Training Gym?
And how is it different from a regular gym?
As Preston Personal Trainers with our own Personal Training Gym, we sometimes take this for granted and forget to explain to people why Thrive, a Personal Training Gym is different from a conventional gym that you might join.
Its obvious to our members once they have joined and trained with us for a month but to people who haven’t been into Thrive here is how it works.
There are 4 different types of gyms that you can join
- A Budget gym
- A High-End Gym
- A Small Personal Training Studio with 1-1 classes
- A Personal Training Gym with small group personal training and classes
All gyms are businesses that aim to make a profit, but they go about it in different ways.
Our Preston Personal Training gym is a new kind of gym that you may not be familiar with. It is different than a small 1-1 Personal Training Studio as it is bigger in size, yet smaller than a regular gym. Sessions are done in small Personal Training groups rather than 1-1 and larger classes are available taken by the coaches.
Our Preston Personal Trainers Gym differs from most mainstream gyms as we are not driving for a high volume of memberships. The Personal Training Gym is focused on the quality of your workouts, your training environment, the results you get and building a supportive community.
The Personal Training Gym has a very involved induction month which includes personal training sessions 2x per week, including personalised nutrition coaching, on-going training tracking, assessments, and individualised reviews. This is pretty much everything that should happen when you join any gym but doesn’t because the business model of regular gyms doesn’t allow for the staff to take care of you in such a way.
Memberships at Personal Training Gyms are capped at 200- 400 members to keep the community small and personal. This type of gym is set up to help, support and guide you in detail with every aspect of your fitness.
Personal Training Gyms have experienced, friendly trainers that are assigned to you from day one working together with you with movement assessments to get to know your individual wants and needs.
The aim of this Personal Training Gym is not to just sell memberships but to tailor the training experience around you.
The Personal Training Gym is here to help people train properly, regardless of experience, confidence or fitness levels.
In a Personal Training Gym, everyone gets to know everyone else in a safe friendly environment.
For our review series of articles on choosing the right gym for you go to the Thrive Vault where all our articles are kept with tips on nutrition, training, strength fitness and weight loss.
Preston Personal Trainers, Jack & Patrick have created Preston’s first Personal Training Gym of its kind that is capable of housing 200 members in an individualised training system
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE NEW THRIVE VAULT WITH ALL OUR ARTICLES ON FITNESS, TRAINING, NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE
Watch the videos below to see what training in a Personal Training Gym looks like
Snowdon & Scafell
Congratulations to all those who completed Snowdon this weekend and an extra congratulations to those of you who have now done Scafell and Snowdon with us this year.
In May of 2020, we will be going for the big one in Scotland – Ben Nevis. We are looking forward to getting the 3 peaks completed with you all within the next 12 months.
Thank you to everyone who has been attending the Friday Social every last Friday of the month 8 pm. Good to see so many of you at the Cuckoo Gin distillery in Brindle in the last week of July and those of you that joined us back at the Walton Fox at the end of August.
The Christmas Party is Booked
Location: Angello’s, Preston
Time. 18:45 arrival for a 19:00 meal
The Thrive Games
Congratulations to all those who took part in the inaugural Thrive games in August!
The pictures and videos below from the day speak for themselves, I think!
Congratulations to the Winning Team:
Ian McDonald, Zoe Hitchon, Emma Smith & Neil Quinney
and everyone for making it a great day.
Click on the Games videos below to see some sneaky unedited videos from the day.
An important thank you to all those who attended and contributed towards our Cancer Research Class in support of Rachel Watson preparing to Walk the Great Wall of China later in the year. Rachel joined us in Snowdon at the weekend as part of her preparation for the challenge.
As Preston Personal Trainers it is important for us to have a positive impact on our community beyond the Thrive membership and events like this allow us to do that.
To find out more about Rachel’s challenge CLICK HERE
Well Done to…
Well done to the people who have managed to get into the gym 2x per week or more since the start of the year. We all know how difficult it can be to stay consistent through the summer, and you guys have done a great job!
Congratulations to the top 10 Myzone MEPS members in August
Lou w 30316.
Also, look below for the full list of members that have attended 2 sessions per week or more in August
At Thrive we believe in consistency over all else.
Remember the last week of September is Test Week
- Broad Jump
- 5 Rep Squat or Deadlift
- Maximum pushups (or alternative) in 1 minute
- Maximum distance on a row or ski in 30 seconds
- Maximum calories in 5 minutes on a row, bike or ski machine
Keep training well until then.
Watch the video to see why we test our members every 12 weeks
See you all soon
We look forward to seeing you all in the gym soon,
Jack & Patrick, Preston Personal Trainers
Preston Personal Trainers Jack & Patrick have spent 15 years working in gyms before opening Thrive: Optimal Human performance Personal Traning gym at South Rings Business Park, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6EW. Just across from Sainsburys and B&Q.
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