FitPro Live which describes itself as the UK's most inspiring educational fitness convention and trade show took place at ExCel London on the 18th / 19th July.
With an office full of fitness fanatics and David speaking on the Friday afternoon about Microgyms we all headed down there to try out some new classes and to listen to David's presentation.
Which classes to try.. much debate in the office but we decided on 2 none of us had done before; Insanity to get the heart rate going and Mossa - Group Centergy® to try and recover! Insanity was as expected, hard, fast, what seemed like a million jumps and very sweaty but a lot of fun. Held in the main FitPro arena with the tunes booming out, over 100 people took part creating a great atmosphere. With most high intensity exercise its hell when you are doing it but the feeling after is awesome!
Clever or just lucky, following this with the Group Centergy® class was just what we needed! A mix of yoga and pilates, you can easily see the benefits of adding this workout to your weekly exercise routine. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, however it highlighted the TLDC team have very little natural balance or flexibility!
Then to finish the day, David's presentation on Microgyms and a much needed sit down. David highlighted the emergence of the microgym sector and their success at expanding the market despite on average charging £15 + per class. He also spoke in detail about the differences in their offerings from the traditional health club that are successfully attracting a growing percentage of the population.