3 Newcastle Personal Trainers Set Up Camp Fitness

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Three North East fitness gurus have come up with their own way to get people in the region toned up and in peak health.

Newcastle residents are reducing their bodyfat, improving their lung capacity and generally making themselves fitter in just four weeks thanks to a 'Fit Camp' set up by three specialist personal trainers.

Paul Love and James Milburn, both aged just 25 have teamed up with 30 year old Andy Mclean to put their expertise together to offer fitness training using a range of disciplines to help local people get fitter - whatever their level.

The trio are fat loss experts and bring together their skills in boot camps, personal training, boxing, nutrition, pilates and weight management, amongst other things.

Over four weeks they have delivered a four week programme of 12 one hour training sessions in Gosforth to a group of 20 clients, with the promise of helping them with weight loss, increased metabolism, endurance, stability, flexibility and shape - or get their money back.

The class included a mix of men and women aged between 23 and 52 with
varying levels of fitness.

Forty-one-year old Tony Blenkinsop from North Shields began Fit Camp having done no exercise for the past three years. He found out about the programme when his employer, Grainger Games, offered to subsidise anyone keen enough to try it. In just four weeks Tony has more than doubled the number of straddle jumps, box ups and press ups he can do in 60 seconds.

He said, "I haven't done any exercise for a long time - I'd lost the motivation to do it and soon got out of the habit. I've had two gym memberships in the past three years and have wasted a lot of that membership money just using the sauna and spa. I was really keen to get involved in something different - its much harder trying to exercise on your own, at home or in a gym and its been loads easier keeping myself going with the encouragement of everyone else on the course.

"If I can improve there no reason why anyone else can't. I feel so much better generally and its having an impact in all aspects of my life – I'm definitely doing it again next time."

Of the people who took part, 92 percent of them lost weight. Every person on the course also improved their bleep test results - a physical test of aerobic capacity. Over 75 percent of the class improved their lung capacity and everyone doubled their ability to complete maximum repetitions per minute of ten different exercises in a circuit.

James Milburn added, "This programme gives people the same motivation as personal training but with the knowledge and attributes of three different personal trainers from three different sporting backgrounds. And not only that but the group of people doing it also get encouragement from other people on the course and it works out as a third of the cost of 12 personal training sessions."

In a similar vain, Northumbria Police worker, Davina Knowles from Benton was particularly pleased with her progress. She said, "I've been going to the gym four or five times per week for the past three years and been doing personal training as well. But I wasn't doing as much as I should when I got there - I needed more of a push. This has helped me to concentrate better each time I do exercise and I've had a great laugh with everyone else at the same time."

The next Fit Camp begins on Saturday 26th May. For more information about this or other Fit Camps in the future, please contact instructors@fitcamp.info, telephone 07951 051 970 or visit http://www.fitcamp.info

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