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Covent Garden: Functional PT


James Conci Mitchell, an ex-army lieutenant, has opened SIX3NINE – a personal training practice – transforming a disused office in Covent Garden, London, into a functional training zone offering personal training. SIX3NINE has been set


up predominantly as an open-plan gym containing a comprehensive free weights selection from Eleiko and Hammer Strength. It has two dual adjustable


pulleys supplied by Life Fitness, along with a range of specialist kit, from Bulgarian bags to TRXs. The practice has seven


The club has been designed as an open-plan gym with functional kit


pieces of commercial CV equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, upright bikes and a rower. There is also a specially designed treatment


space, where trained staff provide sports massage and remedial treatments. Mitchell has secured a 15-year lease agreement for the 232sq m (2,500sq ft) site,


which is being operated as personal training membership club. Memberships are available from around £70 a month, and the number of memberships has been capped at 200 to provide the “best possible environment for clients”. The prices for personal training sessions start at £50 an hour.


Former boxer opens gym in South Wales


Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist boxer Jamie Arthur and his wife Karen have helped regenerate a local community space in rural south Wales into a inspiring training space and health club. Starting with a derelict


bingo hut in Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, Wales, Jamie and fitness instructor wi fe Karen spent six months transforming a o n ce-r e d un d a n t community building into an independent gym and community hub, branded Arthur’s Gym. Working together with UK-based equipment


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The emphasis of Arthur’s Gym is on boxing and combat training


supplier Jordan Fitness, the couple have created a space with a heavy emphasis on boxing and boxing training. Jamie says: “Jordan Fitness has supplied


us with its Powerbags, Alpha Strong sandbags and Jungle Gym XT Suspension Training Systems, which has resulted in great customer feedback. It has really


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helped us to attract members to the gym. It’s fantastic to see a community gym offering so many young people opportunities within the sport, as well as promoting exercise for the older age groups”. Arthur was crowned Welsh Super


featherweight champion in 2008, and also won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.


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