A long overdue shoutout goes to two of our longest standing Fit House clients…the infamous Sean & Pete
Not only have they been friends since school they are also business partners, best buddies and gym partners. From the earliest days of the Fit House, through Covid and still going strong – they have seen it all and keep coming back. We asked them to tell you what they love about Fit House… because it must be something!
1. What brought you to The Fit House?
Pete: It sounded different to the normal gym set up that I’d been use to so I thought I’d give it a go and 3 years later I’m still here.
Sean: Whilst I was going to the gym fairly regularly I knew I wasn’t pushing myself, mainly just lifting weights and the odd run. I was a bit nervous about doing classes as I’d always gone to the gym on my own but it’s brilliant! Similar to when I played football and being part of a team.
2. What do you enjoy about it? What’s kept you coming for so long?
Pete: The main reason is to keep on top of my mental fitness but since joining I have gained some good friends and I enjoy competing against them. Plus I love a good burpee session as before Fit House I hadn’t even heard of a burpee!
since joining I have gained some good friends
Sean: Lots of things, the camaraderie, the mixture of classes, being fit. I feel the mental health benefits as well – morning classes help me focus for the day ahead or if I’ve had a particularly stressful day lifting some weights helps me get rid of stress and anxiety.
I feel the mental health benefits as well
3. What does a typical training week look like for you?
Pete: I train every morning at 6:30am Monday to Friday whether it be a fit house session or a session at another gym. Then in the evenings Monday to Thursday I do weightlifting at another gym locally. I generally leave my weekends as rest days considering I’m now 40 and tend to pick up the odd niggle during the weeks training.
Mondays – I need to get better and do the morning class! I also have a PT session with Tom.
Tuesday – is what we call ‘Boys Club.’ We have a group PT session involving weights with a few lads that I now class as mates.
Wednesday – used to be The Beast which I loved, but football training season has started with my eldest so I do 6.30am class.
Thursday – either a class or PT.
Friday – 6.30am class.
Saturday – I was doing the Strongman class but football season is on, so I’m now coaching my youngest boy’s team.
I try to get to some Flexible Strength classes too.
4. How is The Fit House different from other gyms/ fitness clubs you’ve been to?
Pete: All other gyms I have trained on my own but Fit House brings all levels of people’s abilities to a session which I really enjoy. It’s good to see not only my progression but other members who I train with regularly.
Sean: Lots of variety, lots of classes, really friendly and knowledgeable instructors who genuinely take an interest in your fitness and how to keep you motivated.
friendly and knowledgeable instructors who genuinely take an interest in your fitness
5. What elements of training/nutrition/lifestyle have you changed since you started at the Fit House?
Pete: I’ve lost a load of weight over the years since joining and have followed a nutrition plan that was set out by Frazer and Rachel at the very beginning which I try my best to keep to as much as I can. All the PT’s at Fit House have shown me different techniques which I also use when I train in the evening.
Sean: Regular training. I’ve also found a love for deadlifting, squatting and bench pressing. Frazer helped me massively with my nutrition, just by being more mindful about what I’m eating and drinking. I’m still lifting the same weights as before but I’ve lost nearly 10kg in body weight over the last 24 months.
I’m 40 now and I can hand on heart say I’m fitter now than I was at 30 and it is 100% down to being a member at the Fit House.
I’m fitter now than I was at 30 and it is 100% down to being a member at the Fit House.
6. One of your most memorable Fit House experiences?
Pete: The most memorable experience over the years at Fit House probably has to be during Covid. We were training outside early in the morning. I had to put my car head lights on as the lights outside weren’t working just so that we could have a morning session in the dark! You do what ever it takes to get the session done!
Fit House is a way of life for me now and that’s down to all the coaches who are all top people.
Fit House is a way of life for me now and that’s down to the coaches who are all top people.
Sean: For me my biggest achievement was when I hit my goal hex deadlifting 200kg. That’s when I thought to myself – I’ve done it! I’ve trained hard and regularly and I’ve hit a goal. Now I’ve lifted that we’ve set new goals.