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6 January 2011
‘We want your body’ is the message from a Southwark gym bidding to get the borough into shape for the new year, writes Will Wainewright...
ESPH, a physio-run gym based in East Dulwich, is offering a range of free classes and discounts to potential members in January.
Managing director Max Sharp says the benefits of ESPH, which include a full-body MOT and personal training sessions, puts it in a league above other gyms.
“Most gyms offer these services as extras, we offer them as standard. You get a full body MOT, a bespoke exercise plan put together and up to four check-ups a year with a trainer, who is effectively a personal trainer.”
Members who buy a twelve-month membership on ‘half-price’ Monday, January 3, will get a 50% discount on the first three months.
And any potential members with their eyes on getting fit in the new year can try any of the centre’s classes for free next month, including spinning, circuits, pilates, box fit, yoga, kick-boxing, tai-chi and pre- and post-natal classes.
“These are service-driven offers,” says Max. “We are proud to include all these for the price and not just as extras.”
ESPH differs from other gyms through the heavy involvement of its physiotherapists and the emphasis placed on providing a personalised programme tailored to each body’s needs.
This is the aim of the body ‘MOT,’ which serves as a tour of the body and helps physios work out which particular exercises are needed to, say, cure a longstanding calf problem or improve core stability.
“They will tell you a lot more about your physical fitness than you might have known before,” continues Max. “Your gym physio will ensure you get the highest level of support and supervision and is available for a one-to-one session at any stage.”
The idea of the physio involvement is to prevent the injuries that thwart so many exercise regimes at an early stage, as people overdo it at first.
“The idea of having a physio on hand at all times to ensure that you're not doing more harm than good does make sense,” says Max, who is to see hoping to see more gym-users in January aiming to improve core fitness or shift that Christmas gut.
It may sound drastic, but ‘giving your body’ over to this team of physios in the next year might just do the trick.
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