Check out a few snippets of our Warrior’s training sessions from this week!
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The reason for the move was to continue to build our community, to create a more personal experience and to increase the quality of our session for our clients.
Designed specially to be a fully strength training-based place, getting stronger, packing more weight onto the bars and losing weight will all be achieved in our spaceI.
We have a lifting platform exclusively for deadlifting and we're one of few gyms in Bristol who have one.
A new space means that we continue to deliver a great experience and great results.
Check out the video of our trainer Amy doing a mobility session in new space!
The gym can sometimes be a very intimidating place, especially if you're just starting out. There might be a number of reasons why you feel that 'gymtimidation':
It doesn't have to be this way!
In fact, for many of our Warriors, the gym becomes a home away from home - a place where they can leave everything else behind and train. We train our clients to build themselves physically, mentally and emotionally, so they're strong in their mind and body.
If you're just starting out at the gym, don't worry! Everyone is at the gym for a purpose, to meet their own individual fitness goals. Respect each other, because you're one of the few who dragged themselves off the sofa and got to the gym.
Here's a few ways you can over the gymtimidation. Remember it only lasts for a little while. Once you get in your groove that fear will disappear.
Everybody has to start somewhere
Being physically fit doesn't happen overnight. Every single person who is in that gym has had to start somewhere, they're not just magically ripped and toned. These people were once in the position you are, being challenged to get fitter and learn how to use the gym equipment in different ways to reach their body goals. And guess what, they are still learning too. Every session at the gym is about learning, trying new things, getting to know your body better and watching the changes happen over time.
No matter your age, adapting to a new training routine takes different amounts of time, and you may need to take more rest days when you first start. We're all different. It doesn't matter. You can reach your goals without comparing yourself to anyone, and move steadily at your own pace because it's not an overnight change. Take your time, have lots of patience and remain dedicated and you will get there, one way or another.
Avoid the peak gym times
The peak hours at the gym are when the most people are going to be there, and it can be overwhelming when you first start out. You'll have more chance of waiting around to use the equipment, and you will need more time to get into the swing of things which is difficult when it's so busy.
If your schedule allows it, go to the gym when it's a bit quieter. You'll be able to move round the gym a lot easier, and most machines will be open for you to use. It's a lot less stressful, which is great because anxiety and focused exercise don't go well together.
Interact with the people around you
Never be afraid of talking to the people around you, whether they're staff, trainers or gym goers. People will be happy to help you learn, and you may even pick up some useful tips and tricks for your training.
Train with a friend
Training in pairs is a great way to destroy those feelings of fear because you've got your team to fight against the gymtimidation. Having a gym buddy who already trains will also help you to get going and build up your confidence.
Get a personal trainer to help you learn the ropes
Starting out at a gym is daunting. There's a lot of machines that seem confusing to use. Remember that there are professional trainers ready to help you reach your goals. Our trainers at The Warrior Programme help you figure everything out, motivating you to train harder and build you up from the basics so you can train in various modalities with ease.
Always keep in mind that training to get fitter is your own personal journey, and we all have to start somewhere. The gym can be an intimidating place to start with, but once you get to grips with it, you'll be training with confidence in no time.
Our very own Head Warrior, Amy Newton, has made a motivational video just for you, to help beat the #gymtimidation and get you one step closer to your fitness goals. Head over to video by clicking here and get started on beating your gymtimidation!
I'm often juggling a few books and here is a fantastic one I'm reading at the moment, which I would thoroughly recommend if you've got two X chromosomes and you're interested in what being strong could do and could mean for you:
It's so important to surround yourself with resources and people who support what you're looking to achieve. We all know how demoralising it can feel when you tell someone about a new goal of yours, or something you're working to achieve, and they snub it, or tell you it can't be done.
It may well shake your belief in yourself and whether you can do it or not, and that will then affect your action towards it.
What if you believe unequivocally that you could, or at least you borrowed that belief off someone who had it, temporarily, until you had it yourself? Think of what you could achieve.
In Bristol, we're so luck to have lots of gorgeous sugary things to eat, from the doughnuts at Pinkmans Bakery to the Portuguese custard tarts at St Nicks, but how do I balance eating sugar with losing weight? What sugar is it okay to eat? And what about things that say they're sugar free but aren't?
It's a bit of a minefield, so we've made this video:
We're always getting caught out by Instagram time limits on videos so here's a super short and sweet one - we just wanna help you get stronger!
We're female personal trainers based in Bristol and we specialise in helping women get stronger, fitter, tone up and feel more confident.
Resonate with you? Click the button below to come and check us out:
What we can do can be fairly simple to 'get', but it's so important to us that we remember and communicate our 'why' regularly.
Helping women get stronger is SO important to us. Want to find out more? Click the button below:
Sick of the fitness industry always throwing weight loss and measurements in your face?
Whenever you look at Instagram, it's the latest skinny 'fitness' model or bodybuilder? We are too!
So maybe you're looking for something different? Which is probably why you've found us and are reading this blog post!
We specialise in helping women who want that something different. Who want to be more than just a number or a before and after photo. Who don't want 'standard' and who don't want to be 'skinny'. If this sounds like you, come say hey!
When you decide to work with a personal trainer, it's critical that you both connect and understand each other on the right level. So it's very important to us that we share who we are as people with you. Here's more about Amy and why she does this work:
Lou is one of the trainers on the Warrior team, who specialises in helping women get stronger, fitter and more confident. Press play below to hear more about her story:
A lot of you have been asking for an update on how we're getting on with the very exciting project that is The Warrior Gym, so here it is:
So, last week, I posted a picture on social media which attracted a fair bit of attention - that I've dropped 12kg in 2 weeks. I wanted to let you all know today how I've done that and to talk a little about healthy weight loss, balance and non-judgement.
Here's Part Two:
Thank you all so much for getting behind us this year - with training with us, getting involved with the crowdfund for The Warrior Gym, liking our posts and just generally being interested in what we're up to. We're so grateful and so excited to see what 2018 brings.
We will be
*Creating more Warriors
*Opening The Warrior Gym
*Bringing more Warrior Leaders on board
*Growing, getting stronger and having fun!
Fed up of feeling like you have no time?
Struggling to find the motivation to do things for yourself that you know you need to do?
We feel you! What can you do about it?
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please click the button below to book your free consultation:
What exactly is The Warrior Programme and why are we different?
If you would like to find out more, please click the button below to book your FREE TASTER SESSION with either Amy or Ben:
Have you ever tried to make a big change to your life and failed? Maybe tried to go to the gym every day for a week, got to Friday and thought stuff this?!
Started a new diet and fallen off the wagon by Saturday?
Big change drives rarely work, so what's the best way to do it?
If you'd like to find out more about us and what we do, click the button below to book your free Taster Session:
Do you struggle with getting the confidence to go to the gym, never mind the weights section?
Does it feel like everyone else is the finished article and you're just getting started?
I hear you! Have a watch...
If you'd like to find out more, please send us a message below:
I realise I post about deadlifts and my clients' achievements with them a lot, so today I wanted to explain what they are and why they're important.
If this resonates with you, please get in touch!
New video for you - really important for you to watch this if:
You're trying to make changes with your diet
You want to feel your very best
You're concerned about putting on weight
Crucial part of my journey that I couldn't have got here without:
You'll hear me talking about strength training a LOT! Why? What will I get out of it? Will I get big and bulky? What's so good about it?
Well, I'm here to answer some of your questions!