What is Functional Fitness

 

What is functional fitness training?
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability.

For example, a squat is a functional exercise because it trains the muscles used when you rise up and down from a chair or pick up low objects. By training your muscles to work the way they do in everyday tasks, you prepare your body to perform well in a variety of common situations.

What are the benefits of functional fitness training?

Functional exercises tend to be multijoint, multimuscle exercises. Instead of only moving the elbows, for example, a functional exercise might involve the elbows, shoulders, spine, hips, knees and ankles. This type of training, properly applied, can make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life.

Components of Functional Fitness

MUSCULAR ENDURANCE

STRENGTH

POWER

AEROBIC CAPACITY

FLEXIBILITY

AGILITY

RESULTS

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FAQ’s

How do I book my first FREE class?

Conact one of our coaches for a quick telephone consulation and let us know when your coming to train.  Please complete our Health Questionnaire which you can download and bring with you.  We need this information before you train.

What should I wear?

You must wear trainers but other than that it’s entirely up to you and whatever you feel comfortable in. We suggest you bring a small hand tail with you. You must bring your own water bottle to every session. As you progress through your training our coaches will advise you on any additional items which we feel you may require.

Are there lockers?

We provide lockers in our rest room which we ask you store all your bags and valuables in which keeps the gym floor free for safety. We are not responsible for any valuables which you choose to bring with you.

I’m worried about coming on my own!

We have a fantastic array of members, from 50 plus year old females, to young male athletes.  All our members train together in a friendly atmosphere, and train together because we scale each exercise so that it caters for all abilities.

You will receive a warm welcome and make some great friends.  We have lots of social events too and you will meet some great people along the way.

Who will I be coached by?

Your be coached by Nick and Drew, who between them, have over 25 years experience in the fitness industry as Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructors within the British Army.

Between them they have gained vast experience in the development and rehabilitation of injured soldiers as well as the design and implementation of robust training programmes for soldiers deploying all over the world on operations.

Nick and Drew have been running gymnasiums, training and developing countless PT Instructors for many years and have now taken their knowledge and skill set to the civilian fitness industry.

Between them they will coach and encourage you to ensure you achieve your fitness goals.

How long are the classes?

Some of our classes are 45 minutes and some are 1 hour.  Checkout the timetables page for more information.

We advise all our members were possible to arrive 10-15 minutes before the session begins in order to begin warming up and mobilising.

What is a typical class like?

Our classes are capped at 15 people and run by 2 instructors, giving you almost one to one training, which is not only safe, but means that you are being constantly coached and encouraged through your workouts.  This will make a massive difference to your training output and ultimately, your fitness.

Our classes are dynamic, fun, and goal-oriented workouts combine flexibility, core stability, resistance training, functional movements and strength workouts to individually set you up to succeed! The many benefits of this training programme include increasing lean body mass, increasing metabolic and cardiovascular efficiency, and decreasing body fat.

We do not allow any new users to join into the classes until we have functionally screened our new members for an hour.  This firstly ensures it is safe for you to perform complex exercises and movements, but secondly, to ensure you are confident to join in, and we are confident that you have no potential injuries.

What if I’m injured or have a weakness in my body?

Our coaches are rehab specialists and can recommend the best course of action to get you back to full time training.

Let us know of any injuries/concerns so that we can provide you with alternative exercises before the class begins.

Any information you give us is confidential.

How much does it cost?

We have a variety of payment options with different options to suit every budget.  Check out our PRICES for more information.

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Why Train with Fortitude

The reason we differ from the ‘normal’ stereotypical gyms or training centres, is that we run each and every session for you.  Our training centres are not an ‘open gym’ so you know that every session that we take is structured, planned and implemented by extremely experienced coaches that will cater for your needs and give you quality training.

Our classes are capped at 15 people and run by 2 instructors, giving you almost one to one training, which is not only safe, but means that you are being constantly coached and encouraged through your workouts.  This will make a massive difference to your training output and ultimately, your fitness.

We do not allow any new users to join into the classes until we have functionally screened our new members for an hour.  This firstly ensures it is safe for you to perform complex exercises and movements, but secondly, to ensure you are confident to join in, and we are confident that you have no potential injuries.

We have a fantastic array of members, from 50 plus year old females, to young male athletes.  All our members train together in a friendly atmosphere, and train together because we scale each exercise so that it caters for all abilities.

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“I’ve been a member of Fortitude Fitness for one year. My experince has been absolutely brilliant. The coaches really know their stuff, are very knowledgable and run various sessions tailored to suit the needs of everyone in the class. There is a wide range of equipment to use. I personally enjoy HIIT. The coaches keep me really motivated and their approach to coaching is more personal than any offer gym, bootcamp I have experienced and I would always recommend Fortitude Fitness”

Member: Sharn

Pricing & Memberships

These packages allow members to join any of the classes that our Training Centre offers. This is a bespoke package that fits around your current commitments and is tailored to best meet your goals.

PRICES

UNLIMTED CLASSES £45 – PER MONTH

FOUR CLASSES PW £40 – PER MONTH

TWO CLASSES PW £20 – PER MONTH

PAY AS YOU TRAIN £6 PER SESSION

Our corporate rate will apply if you have joined via our corporate programme or groups of 5 or more offering unlimited classes for just £35 pcm.

Concessions apply to under 21’s, students, military or ex- serving personnel offering unlimited classes for just £30 pcm.

Add a monthly PT session or sports massage for only £10 with this DD option.


 

PERSONAL TRAINING

1 X PT £35

10 X PT £300

20 X PT SESSIONS £500


 

ULIMATE FUNCTIONAL PACKAGE

TAKE YOUR TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF INTENSITY WITH THE FORTITUDE ULTIMATE FUNCTIONAL PT PACKAGE.

Hard core 4 x PT Session 4 classes £145

Insane 4 x PT Session 8 x classes £160

Ultimate 4 x PT Session Unlimited x classes £275


 

SPORTS MASSAGE

30 MINS £25

60 MINS £40

WE HAVE A PACKAGE TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS SO CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE.

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TRAIN TO BE THE BEST, TRAIN WITH FORTITUDE!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Questionnaire

Please click on the health questionnaire and download it, fill it out and either email it back to us or print off and give it to us on arrival for your first session

HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE

It is essential that this is completed so that you can commence training

Meet Our Coaches

Nick Richards

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Nick Richards has over 15 years of experience within the PT Industry and has served as a PT Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst training officer cadets, the Royal School Of Artillery in charge of training recruits and the Gurkhas and Royal Engineers as the senior PT Instructor training soldiers for deployment to various theatres including Afghanistan. He is highly qualified and experienced in training and developing PT Instructors and holds numerous qualifications in PT, coaching and instructing. Nick is an advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer and Gym Manager and has assessing and teaching qualifications. Nick is a business partner and co-owner of the company and heads up all CPD Course design and implementation of training.

Drew Blofeld

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Drew Blofeld spent 8 years serving in the Army as a Royal Engineer. With over 6 year’s experience as an Army Physical training instructor, his career has been dedicated to providing high quality training for soldiers and new recruits preparing them for the physical and mental challenges they will face.

During this time he obtained a wide variety of qualifications, from personal training, strength and conditioning, and sports massage.
Drew has a passion for instructing and focused his enthusiam for fitness on the commercial market, where he has managed boot camps, built up a network of personal training clients and delivered fitness courses, as well providing fitness training for local schools, training sports teams and delivering corporate team building packages.
Drew is passionate and enthusiastic about all areas of fitness and has a passion for coaching and instructing, which is always clear to see when ever he delivers to students. Drew is a business partner and co – owner of Fortitude Fitness and heads up the training delivery aspect of CPD Courses alongside managing Fortitude training centre and all of its activities and classes.

About Fortitude

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Fortitude Fitness is an innovative fitness company ran by Nick and Drew, who between them, have over 25 years experience in the fitness industry as Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructors within the British Army.

Between them they have gained vast experience in the development and rehabilitation of injured soldiers as well as the design and implementation of robust training programmes for soldiers deploying all over the world on operations.

Nick and Drew have been running gymnasiums, training and developing countless PT Instructors for many years and have now taken their knowledge and skill set to the civilian fitness industry.

Fortitude Fitness started as an Education provider, delivering unique CPD Courses and Workshops across the UK, Europe and Middle East. 2 years on, we now have our own brand of fitness being delivered in our Fortitude Training Centres, and also our Equipment company, Fortitude Equipment.

Fortitude Equipment specialises in whole gym and CrossFit Box installs and we do everything from flooring, to bespoke RIGs. Fortitude have also developed our own unique fitness equipment that is now being sold worldwide by major equipment retailers, and used throughout the UK in commercial gyms and CrossFit Boxes.