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Time for a Throwback

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Five years ago today A.P.T made the transition from training individuals in the local park, rugby club and my garage to opening our 1st gym.

As you can see from the photo, we had 1000sqft of open space with virtually no equipment except a pull up bar, portable squat stands, an Olympic bar with about 50kgs of bumper plates, some homemade sandbags, homemade sled ( which we still use ), a couple of kettlebells and a single plyo box.

I will never forget those humble beginnings and I have fond memories of that gym.
In there we set 2 World Records, raised over a thousand pounds in charity events, trained a Paralympic gold medallist, World Masters sprinter and long jumper, European Champion powerlifter, Commonwealth , British and Team GB masters Judo champion, Professional Premiership rugby players, England netballer, rugby teams, athletics teams, hundreds of people that all progressed towards achieving their goals.

Now we are in a bigger, better 2400sqft facility with a separate PT studio, sports therapy room, office/meeting room and lots more equipment.
We now run 23 group training sessions every week with a fantastic community of regular members. We have a team of coaches, Team Leaders, business and coaching mentors.
We still coach elite athletes but that is no longer our main focus, every one of our members is trained as an athlete.

I was 44 when I started this business so it is never too late to follow the path to your dream career and lifestyle.

What will the next 5 years bring?

Why not join our journey and find out for yourself.

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Five years ago today A.P.T made the transition from training individuals in the local park, rugby club and my garage to opening our 1st gym. As you can see from the photo, we had 1000sqft of open space with virtually no equipment except a pull up bar, portable squat stands, an Olympic bar with about […]

What’s New ?

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I really don’t write as many blog posts as I should and it is something that I am working on improving so that I can provide more value for  anyone reading this.

 

Here at Athletic Performance Training we have simplified our  training programs and timetable down to currently running just 3 signature programs.

Each program will run for 12 weeks and will be completely results based meaning that if you are training on our program at least 3 x per week and following the correct lifestyle outside of the gym then you WILL see results.

We will keep you accountable to your program by giving you a full Tanita body stats report and updating this either fortnightly or monthly depending upon your goals.

Each of our signature programs will run multiple times thoughout the week giving you full access to whichever program is best for you both early morning or later in the evening.

 

We have SILVERWOLF our men’s only transformation program aimed at guys with busy lifestyles who want to finally get that physique that they can be proud of.

Whether that is a busy executive who finds that his suits are getting a bit tight and really doesn’t know how to start to make that change or a “skinnyfat” guy who wants to get stronger and jacked up to aid his confidence, this is the program that finally delivers results.

 

Our ladies’ only signature program PRETTY STRONG will help women of all shapes and sizes to “tone up”, otherwise known as build muscle whilst losing bodyfat, this is the only way to achieve the  tone that most women aspire to. By lifting weights and getting stronger our women empower themselves to gain more confidence along the way. This program has produced some fantastic results for many of the women that train at A.P.T.

 

UNDERGROUND STRENGTH is our other program open to both guys and girls which is our signature strength and conditioning program ideal for both athletes from any sport ( both elite and recreational) and anyone who wants to train alongside their partner or the opposite sex.

 

Each of these programs runs for 12 weeks but can be joined onto at any time so you don’t have to wait for the next course to start. Each one has full accountability and is results guaranteed.

 

If any of these sound interesting to you, contact Mark on 07930 753784 for an initial chat or email athlete.p.t@btinternet.com

If we think you are a good fit for our programs, you will be invited to a FREE transformation session where we can find out more about you, give you a workout so that you can see for yourself how we do things and find out more information about how we can help you to finally achieve your fitness/health goals.

I really don’t write as many blog posts as I should and it is something that I am working on improving so that I can provide more value for  anyone reading this.   Here at Athletic Performance Training we have simplified our  training programs and timetable down to currently running just 3 signature programs. Each […]

Open Day

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When we moved into our current premises in October, it was my intention to hold an open day to raise awareness for the new facility but for one reason or another I just didn’t get round to it.

Some of you may or may not know but we have International powerlifter and multiple British record holder Kelly Phasey moving into our studio to launch Activ8 Health and Fitness very shortly.

Activ8 will incorporate a full S&C Personal training studio and a full sports massage and therapy suite and as such, we will now be holding a full Open Day as a launch for Activ8 and a general brand awareness of what we are now doing at A.P.T

This open day will be on 1st April ( no, it’s not an April fool gag ) between 10.00am and 2.00pm where we will have demo’s of our various training styles of which you are very welcome to join in such as 10 minute HiiT workouts, Strongman training, Olympic weightlifting, Powerlifting etc with challenges for everyone and special offers for all non members.  We will also have refreshments and sports supplements samples available for you to try.

We would love to see you all pop in for a look around and test out our challenges.

 

Mark

When we moved into our current premises in October, it was my intention to hold an open day to raise awareness for the new facility but for one reason or another I just didn’t get round to it. Some of you may or may not know but we have International powerlifter and multiple British record […]

New Developments

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It’s been a while since I last blogged, it is a goal of mine to start blogging at least a couple of times each week but just lately I have felt a little overwhelmed by how busy I have been.  Don’t get me wrong, I still continue to love what I do and I know that I’m blessed to have such awesome members/clients/fitfam but that is no accident or luck, I have spent the past 5 years building the A.P.T brand to become what it now is and we are continuing to build our fitfam slowly but surely.

When we moved into the new facility last year, we bought in a spin instructor and used the rear studio as a dedicated spin studio but unfortunately she struggled to fill her classes through lack of marketing and no real direction. Fast forward a month or so and we are on the verge of having a new PT studio and sports therapy clinic run independently but under the overall umbrella of A.P.T by International Powerlifter Kelly Phasey. Kelly will be doing her own PT from there and also looking after both her own therapy clients and providing sports massage and therapy to our members. She will also be on hand to provide cover with coaching in the main facility.

Last week we also had a meeting with Aston Villa legend Tony Daley that will be mutually beneficial and provide a little kudos. Tony is due to launch a new 3 tier fitness program which will see him carrying out his coaching at A.P.T whilst strongly advising his clients to join our group coaching sessions to supplement his own program.

 

We now also have an independent sports supplement supplier who will deliver next day to the facility on most brands with by far our biggest seller to date being Grenade Carb Killa protein bars which taste just like a choc bar from the shops but with only around 2g of sugar and 18g of protein.

 

The final news is that on Monday 20th February we are launching a brand new for 2017 Silverwolf men’s program which will run twice per week at 6.30am. We have a maximum of 12 guys on this program with 7 spaces sold out  as soon as I put the feelers out to see if it was feasible. As there are only 5 places remaining contact me on athlete.p.t@btinternet.com urgently if you or someone that you know would like a place

 

If you have any comments, thoughts or questions, please ask.

 

Mark

 

It’s been a while since I last blogged, it is a goal of mine to start blogging at least a couple of times each week but just lately I have felt a little overwhelmed by how busy I have been.  Don’t get me wrong, I still continue to love what I do and I know […]

2016….. Out

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Well it can’t just be because I’m old that 2016 has flown by so quickly that I haven’t had time to catch my breath because after speaking to so many people, you all seem to think the same, so maybe I’m not so old after all 😉

January started in a windwhirl as it so often does when I introduced a new January program Re:Sculpt which sold out of it’s 12 places and also bought in for the first time some new faces most of which are still a strong part of our community

February bought in some more new faces as I bought back our ladies signature lifting program Pretty Strong which also sold out. Another new face that came in was new 6.30am coach Adam Bailey who started running 2 morning classes each week teaching his CrossFit style sessions. I also had a conversation with 2 of our most regular and influential members Tasha and Carly who then became Team Leaders helping me to run sessions etc which has made a huge difference having a team behind me to rely on.

March was interesting when I had to cancel a whole day of sessions cause we had a massive flood 1st thing in the mornings mid PT session with Dani JT which resulted in us both trying to sweep a tidal flood into buckets and tip them outside haha. During the course of that day I counted 72 full buckets of water that I emptied for the gym floor. A week or so later we held our Sports Relief Charity Workout which was awesome and raised a little over £1000.00

April saw the first of a few obstacle mud races done by 4 of our team which has been the catalyst for our own #TeamAPT  OCR Team which has grown considerably from 4 to around 10 or so signed up for 2017 Tough Mudder and quite a few other races.

May was the start of our first Silverwolf program and also the introduction of Barbell Club . I also became the Official “Local Health and fitness expert on BBC Hereford and Worcester” which put me on the radio being interviewed ( grilled) on various subjects in the news at that time. Expect to hear more of those in 2017.

June was a little uneventful except that I had been booked to run a school sportsday bootcamp and unbeknown to me at the time, Tina also booked our holiday on the same day oops :/ Anyway, after some cross gym explanations, I managed to pull in some help from another of our fitness friends who pulled off a great day for the children.

July was fairly quiet with holidays etc but we did start another new Silverwolf program and I was on the radio a lot more 🙂

August  was a stressful month as it became apparent that our current facility was becoming available to let from it’s previous tenants and I was torn between staying within my comfort level or taking a chance and huge risk and taking on a unit almost twice the size. In other news, a team of us entered a new online weekly workout platform with some athletes doing very well for themselves.

September for me was just a whirlwind, I had exactly a month to turn the old Magbility building into a new cutting edge, world class private training facility all while still running the business and sessions from the barn building. 18 hour days were not uncommon that month but we did it.

October was the opening of our new facility and I now know that it was the right choice to move ( I wasn’t saying this in September though ) as our numbers have increased with the extra space with so much more potential to come.

November was a time to consolidate what we had achieved and kick back a little whilst still building our membership. We also opened our FitCycle Spin Studio in the studio room of the facility

December brings us right up to date where we had our 5th Anniversary as a business celebrated with a Christmas Party at the Hilton Hotel for 33 of us and what an awesome night that was.

 

So what is in store for 2017 ?

Who really knows, all I know is that we have increased our group training programs from 12 per week in 2016 to 25 per week in 2017 with lots more scope to increase further in the future. We are introducing a new referral plan so that members can get rewarded for bringing friends and family into our community. We have 3 A.P.T community weddings coming up in 2017. We will be planning more social events and hopefully charity social event in 2017. Finally, all of our members both old and new will be getting all of their goals achieved in 2017 if I’ve got any say in it 🙂

 

Happy new year to all of my members, friends, family and new fitfam still to join us 🙂

 

Much love

Mark and Tina

Well it can’t just be because I’m old that 2016 has flown by so quickly that I haven’t had time to catch my breath because after speaking to so many people, you all seem to think the same, so maybe I’m not so old after all 😉 January started in a windwhirl as it so […]

It’s been a while………..

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Hey guys n girls,

It has been over 2 months since my last blog post, this is one of the areas that I have targeted for 2017 to get on top of and provide weekly info, hints and tips from the world of health, fitness and sport.

Sooo what’s been going on ?

Well since our move to the new facility, we have had growing numbers into our group sessions, added 2 more morning sessions into the schedule at 9.30am and generally keeping my head down, especially with my rehab following minor surgery.

So, what is planned for 2017 ?

Ok here is a general overview of what to expect for the near future…….. Exact details are still to be ironed out but when I know, so will you 🙂

 

We will be increasing our group training programs from 12 sessions per week at the moment to around 25 sessions per week which doesn’t include the spin sessions in our spin studio.

We will be dropping ( for a while at least ) our signature ladies lifting group Pretty Strong but adding more Underground Strength sessions which are our mixed male and female lifting sessions which everyone loves at the minute!!!

We are potentially increasing our 6.30am sessions from twice per week to 5 times per week and our 9.30am HIIT sessions from twice to 4 times per week which will include Kettlebells and Circuits.

Our evening programs will change from 6.30pm and 7.30pm to 5.00pm, 6.00pm, 7.00pm and 8.00pm which will include some open gym sessions where members can come in and do their own workouts or work their weaknesses and/or mobility.

I will also be introducing for our members an incentivised referral scheme where they can get rewarded for bringing in their friends and family, the more they introduce, the bigger and better the reward.

 

Finally ( for now) we are partnering with International Powerlifter and multiple British record holder ( and long time friend) Kelly Phasey on a number of projects including Activ8, our new initiative to get young adults (16 – 22 ) into a proper strength and conditioning program with the aim of paying back and hopefully filtering them into local sporting clubs. Also we are looking into team S & C coaching, Kelly potentially joining our coaching team and a seminar in the near future where you can be coached 1-1 by an international athlete. 

 

If you would like to be apart of this exciting future with A.P.T by joining our group programs or personal training with our elite level coaches then please contact Mark on 07930 753784 or email athlete.p.t@btinternet.com

We have a fantastic group community which is slowly but surely growing but is also friendly and supportive which includes elite, international and professional athletes alongside our regular members from all walks of life and fitness levels.

 

Speak soon

 

Mark

Hey guys n girls, It has been over 2 months since my last blog post, this is one of the areas that I have targeted for 2017 to get on top of and provide weekly info, hints and tips from the world of health, fitness and sport. Sooo what’s been going on ? Well since […]

Your Local Fitness and Health Expert

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About 3 months ago I was approached by BBC Hereford and Worcester with a request that I became their Fitness and Health expert and get interviewed live on air about any current newsworthy fitness stories.

 

I was interviewed initially at the start of this agreement about the Eatwell Plate and general nutrition questions but I didn’t record it so sadly it has disappeared  which is probably just as well as I was pretty nervous and it showed haha.

 

The BBC must have thought it was ok though as over the past month I have appeared live on air 3 times, if you want to hear what I had to say, click the links below for each interview.

 

If you want to come along to A.P.T to get coached in our group training programs by the BBC Fitness Expert send me a message and we can book you in.

 

Mark

About 3 months ago I was approached by BBC Hereford and Worcester with a request that I became their Fitness and Health expert and get interviewed live on air about any current newsworthy fitness stories.   I was interviewed initially at the start of this agreement about the Eatwell Plate and general nutrition questions but […]

BIG NEWS………A.P.T 2.0 is on the way !

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I have some very big but very scary news ( scary for me anyway as it’s a massive step ) to announce.

Athletic Performance Training is moving into a new, much bigger premises from 3rd October.
We currently have 1050sqft of floor space, our new unit offers us 2050sqft of floor space. Within this space we will have an entrance lobby, separate office/ chill out lounge/ consultation room, a full 15m x 6m cardio/ circuit/crossfit style open space, leading to an 8m x 6m lifting area with the power racks, atlas stones etc and a separate 8m x 6m studio which will most likely in the first instance become a spin studio/ pilates/ yoga studio.
We take the keys for the new premises on 1st September and will spend all of September refurbishing the building ready for business, meanwhile until the day of opening we will continue to be open as usual where we have always been.

So now you maybe thinking “oh no, how far will I have to go to still get my training in…..”
Well that is the real bonus, we are staying on Fairfield Court so no one will have any further to travel 🙂

So when we are open, the intention, subject to getting the right quality of other trainers onboard, will be to increase the membership but still keep group training numbers sensible, open up more group training sessions including mid morning sessions, open up the facility as a gym so that you can walk in and train for a few hours each day, have regular, maybe daily spin classes and pilates/yoga and generally be a lot more kick ass than we already are 🙂
If you are not currently a member but are thinking that it’s maybe time that you started doing a little more exercise, or if you love spin or yoga, or pilates then drop me a message and we can discuss how we can best help you.
For our current members, this is going to help us take your training to the next level, I am sooo excited, more space, more equipment, more facilities……..

I will keep you all updated,
Speak soon

Mark

I have some very big but very scary news ( scary for me anyway as it’s a massive step ) to announce. Athletic Performance Training is moving into a new, much bigger premises from 3rd October. We currently have 1050sqft of floor space, our new unit offers us 2050sqft of floor space. Within this space […]

Availability Now Open

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Hey guys n girls,

 

Just a quick email today to let you know that due to various reasons ( pregnancy, illness, moving jobs etc ) that I now have some daytime and late afternoon 1-1 personal training and semi private training up to 4-1 availability.

Personal training can start from as little as £27.50 depending on number of sessions booked and semi private prices range from a very affordable £12.00 each per session.

We also have openings for 2 sports teams/squads to join us for specialist strength and conditioning tailored to your sport.

 

Over the past nearly 5 years, I have been fortunate to coach some amazing people to achieve some amazing goals including weight loss goals, body composition goals, performance goals etc.

 

To my knowledge, I am the only personal trainer/strength and performance coach in the Midlands area that coaches from a private facility to have coached International athletes, Olympic athletes, World Champion Athletes, European champion athletes, Commonwealth games champions, British Champions, professional footballers, professional rugby players, loads of County athletes and ordinary, everyday people quite often alongside each other.  These champion international athletes come to A.P.T because they want maximum results guaranteed and FAST.

 

If personal and semi private training is still outside your budget or you can’t train during the daytime, why not join our amazing community of friendly guys and girls who come in regularly to get stronger, fitter and faster in our group training programs where we run 12 group sessions per week at the moment with another session planned to start shortly.

 

Come and join us at A.P.T, it’s a decision that you won’t regret.

 

Contact me for further details or to arrange a no-obligation chat and visit to the facility.

 

Mark

Hey guys n girls,   Just a quick email today to let you know that due to various reasons ( pregnancy, illness, moving jobs etc ) that I now have some daytime and late afternoon 1-1 personal training and semi private training up to 4-1 availability. Personal training can start from as little as £27.50 […]