Phoenix Health & Wellness
Phoenix Health & Wellness is a non-profit (currently applying for full registered charity status) that has the principal goal of trying to help and improve the health (both physical and mental) of as many people in the local community as possible.
That’s a broad and perhaps bold statement but the guiding light for us a non-profit is to try and dismiss many of the myths, stigmas and barriers that prevent people from benefiting from improved health and fitness.
OUR IN-HOUSE FITNESS SESSIONS
We run daily fitness sessions best described as circuit training. Essentially circuits use a wide variety equipment as well as your own bodyweight to build all round fitness. It’s nothing new and it’s a pretty basic way to exercise BUT we’ve training this way for over 20 years and genuinely believe it be fantastic for those short on time and not training for anything specific.
The sessions last around 40 minutes and are suitable for most levels. They can feel hard though, especially in the early days so we advise you to take it at your own pace and ease yourself in gently.
What To Expect...
The class format is largely influenced by the style of the session, but they are all similar in terms of layout.
When you come in for your session you will need to come through the entrance area and coffee shop into the main gym.
You will see the circuit set out in the main room (no other training goes on whilst the class is running). The instructor will run through how the circuit works, demonstrate the exercises, and answer any questions you may have.
Once the class starts the instructor will help everyone get warmed up before the main circuit begins. You’ll be helped along and told when and where to move next etc. In between each exercise you’ll get a quick breather before moving to the next and a longer one when you change to the next station. You then just repeat this for the duration of the session.
If you need to have extra rest you can, we are not here to make you feel bad, it’s a process and will get easier in time.
The widest variety of exercise types rolled into one session.
Think cardio machines, bodyweight exercises and resistance all neatly packed into a 40 min session.
These are the ultimate all-rounder and help build great overall fitness.
The pace on these sessions is slower to allow you to really think about what you are doing and focus on working specific muscle groups.
They use bodyweight exercises alongside dumbbells, barbells and resistance bands to work, tone and strengthen muscles.
These sessions are suitable for most levels, but you’d find it helpful to have lifted before or at the very least attended a few of the cross training sessions.
These sessions use 2 or 3 cardio type stations alongside 2 more resistance focused ones.
The aim here is to build top end aerobic work. The resistance stations allow time for recovery whilst also helping to tick the muscle work box.
Great sessions that are becoming a firm favourite!
We know first-hand how tough it can be to take that first step. Walking into a gym or fitness centre for the first time can be very intimidating. As much as we try to be accessible, friendly, and welcoming, the larger group sessions can still seem just a little too much.
We desperately want to help people overcome this so are now running small group introduction sessions we call ‘Assist’.
These sessions are designed to give you more time for demonstrations, ask questions, and ease into exercise at your own pace. You don’t need to have ever stepped foot inside a gym or taken an exercise class before. These sessions are designed for complete beginners / anyone coming back to exercise after a substantial amount of time.
These sessions are free and there is no pressure to take out a membership,
we just want to open the door to exercise.
As a non profit (in process of becoming a registered charity) we are striving to help as many people as possible with their health and wellbeing.
We initially have 3 projects that will get under way once we open in the first week of March.
All these sessions a completely free
Free Community classes
One of the issues that stops people taking part in exercise is the cost. Fitness has become increasingly expensive and as such is prohibitive to many people and we want to help those that are in this situation to get access to simple but effective group training sessions.
We will be running a handful of free sessions at the new centre in addition to heading out into the community to delver more to those further afield.
Free Older population sessions
Physical and mental health is important at any age but regrettably as people age they often drop off the radar when it comes to exercise.
We will be running free sessions to help older populations and will gear the sessions to help both physical and mental health. These sessions will be varied and cover things like exercise classes, outdoor walks and talks and even emergency first aid workshops.
These sessions will all be free of charge and will take place at various locations in and around the local area.
Free Weights for women
Women have been shown to drop out of physical exercise (studies here, here and here to name just a few) from a young age for a wide ranging variety of reasons. Some of the studies suggest that self confidence and phycological reasons often pertaining to body image are partly to blame, but whatever the reason may be, we want to try and provide a safe and encouraging environment for females of all ages and backgrounds to learn new skills and boost their self confidence when it comes to physical exercise.
We will be running free workshops to teach safe and effect ways to implement exercise, particularly resistance type exercise, into their lives.
These sessions will run at varying times at will be held at the centre.