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An introduction to: CrossFit ASG »

In our second ;'An introduction to' article, we met with CrossFit ASG who are based in Southport. The team went down to speak with George who is the founder of CrossFit ASG, George gave us an insight in what it's like to be apart of their growing community and also what CrossFit actually is.

An Introduction To: Kerry's Fitness 2 »

In our first article, the Checkfit team went down to Kerry’s Fitness 2 in Huyton to meet with Kerry Russell and the team of trainers who are there. Opening earlier in the year, this Studio is the second from Kerry’s Fitness. Inside, the studio is bigger than it may seem, it is fully kitted out with all the latest equipment, and there is also a private room for any one-to-one sessions. We sat down with Kerry and Charlotte to find out more about them and the studio.

Interview with NG-Up »

The checkfit team where invited down to take part in a class with NG-Up. The class was on a wednesday morning starting at 6:30. The class was full, there was over 40 people in which we did not expect at that time in the morning! The atmosphere and energy in the room was brilliant. The circuit we took part in was challenging, but we left feeling great and ready to take on the rest of the day.

Interview With My Fitness Agent »

The Checkfit team met with Jase from My Fitness Agent to find out more about the annual fitness professional awards he has been hosting for the past few years. The awards have grown massively since they started and this year has seen the awards have the most interest with there being more votes and nominations than any other year. This year, Checkfit have been nominated for the 'best industry new comer' award.

Interview With Mark Grice »

Checkfit met with Mark Grice to interview him about his career as a personal trainer. we wanted to know how his career started in fitness industry and also what he is like as a personal trainer. Mark also told us about how he trains himself, the diet he follows and also what it's like to compete in men's physique and fitness competitions.

Interview With Balance & Movement »

The Checkfit team met up with Robyn from Balance & Movement to talk about her Pilates class. Robyn has been in this industry for a number of years now and has developed a large client base around Liverpool. Check out Our interview with Robyn to find out more about Balance & Movement.

Interview With Liverpool Yoga Studios »

The Checkfit team where invited down to Liverpool Yoga Studios to have a look around their facility and try out one of their fantastic classes. We then sat down with Victoria Willis to ask her some questions about Liverpool yoga Studios and their community.The class we took part in was Aerial Yoga; this was our first time trying this class and certainly won’t be our last.

Q&A with John Lundon - Strongman »

Checkfit spoke with John Lundon to ask about his strongman training. We wanted to know what John goes through to get into the shape he is in. This insight to John's training and diet will help anyone thinking about getting into strongman training. John also tells us why he prefers this type of training and what person helped him with his training at the start.

Q&A With Kirkby Milers »

We caught up with James Warburton from Kirkby Milers to ask some questions about their running club. We found out how and why Kirkby Milers were started, who can join the club and we asked about their event coming up on the 8th October.

Interview With Mark Jacob - Remarkable Workouts+ »

Remarkable Workouts is the brainchild of Mark Jacob. Mark has been in personal training for a number of years, his style of training has caught the eye of a few celebrities who he has recently been working with

Q&A With Reece Mitchell »

After his recent succes in coming first in the world & winning the CrossFit games open 2017 in the 14-15 teeneage RX division and also finishing second at the Athens Throwdown event, we caught up with Recce mitchell for a quick Q&A before his workout in Peak Performance.

Q&A With Signature Fit Club Co-Owner Bern Giam »

We had the pleasure to take part in one of Signature Fit Clubs classes, after the class we sat down with co-owner of Signature Fit Club Bern Giam and ask him some questions on the class and about the club. Bern gave us an insight into Signature Fit Club, why its different and what to expect from a class.

Engine Room Boxing Club Q&A »

The Checkfit team met with Kyle from Engine Room boxing to ask a few questions about their boxing club. Engine room is locted on Kepston Street in the city centre, one of the most well known boxers to train out of their gym is Dayle Gallagher who has already had a successful start to his career with the help of Engine Room.

How To Become A Personal Trainer »

We asked the team down at Origym to tell us what you need do to become a Personal Trainer. Below they have writen a blog that gives you all the information you need to know from qualifications to insurance.

Introduction to Pilates »

Pilates involves stretching, balancing and body weight exercises. For many people, this resembles Yoga, though there are significant differences.

Review of Maghull Health Studios »

Checkfit were invited to try out four classes over two days with Maghull Health Studios. The classes were; hot yoga, spin, suspension and hot Pilates. This was the first time I have tried any of these classes so I was looking forward to finding out what they were about.

Review of Three B's Class - Signature Fit Club »

Signature fit club kindly invited us to go down to their new gym and try one of their classes. The class we took part in was called Three B’s and took place on a Friday afternoon, here is our review from the class.

Q&A with Scottie Hamilton »

We caught up with Personal Trainer, Scottie Hamilton, to find out more about his passion for coaching and boxing, and his plans for the future.

Q&A with Fighting Fit PT »

We caught up with Fighting Fit to find out about its owner Les, his PT boxing sessions and what we can expect to see in the future.

Q&A with Personal Trainer James Harris »

We caught up with personal trainer, James Harris, to find out more about his fitness programmes, keeping clients focused and sharing advice on why working with a personal trainer is important.

Q&A with Absolute Body Solutions »

Absolute Body Solutions have worked with a range of celebrities and sporting professionals. Find out more about the training they offer, and what you can expect to see from them in the future.

Q&A with Ryan Roberts PT »

Ryan Roberts PT scooped the aware for Best Personal Trainer in Liverpool this year. We caught up with him to talk about his training and plans for the future.

Introduction to Martial Arts »

Martial arts are various sports, which originated mainly from Japan, Korea and China as forms of self-defence, attack, competition, health and fitness, entertainment as well spiritual and mental development. Examples include Judo, Karate and Kendo. Unarmed martial arts can be grouped into focusing on strikes, grappling and hybrid martial arts covering both fields.

Introduction to Tennis »

Tennis is a game in which two (singles) or four players (Doubles). Each Player strike a ball (a felt-covered hollow rubber ball) with a tennis racket over a net stretched across a court.

Introduction to Bootcamp »

Boot Camps exploded on to the fitness scene in 2009 and are now the go-to training style for thousands across the region. A Boot Camp is a high-intensity, full body fitness session that will challenge your strength and stamina. Working at a high intensity for an extended period of time makes Boot Camp workouts great for fat loss and for those with the general goal of “getting fit”. If you are looking for variety and sweat then Boot Camps could be the right option for you.

Introduction to Dance »

To move rhythmically to music, usually following a set sequence of steps. Dance is performance art. The movement has aesthetic and symbolic value. Dance can be categorised and described by its choreography or by its historical period or place of origin.

Introduction to Football »

Association football more commonly known as football or soccer, a sport played between 2 slides of 11 players with a spherical ball. Football is the worlds most popular sport.

Introduction to Yoga »

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Introduction to Cricket »

Cricket is a bat and ball game played between two teams, 11 players each, on a field which has a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch in the centre. The game is played by 120 million players world-wide making it the second most popular sport in the world.

Introduction to Golf »

Golf is a game played on a large open air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.

Introduction to Gym »

A gym - physical exercises and activities performed inside, often using equipment, especially when done as a subject at school. Gymnasium is a large room with equipment for exercising the body and increasing strength or a club where you can go to exercise and keep fit.

Introduction to Running »

Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion. The term running can refer to any variety of of speeds raging from jogging to sprinting. Running has been described as the worlds most accessible sport

Introduction to Swimming »

Swimming is the sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs. Swimming can be both an individual or team sport. There are a number of different Swimming styles including breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.

Introduction to Personal Trainer »

A personal trainer is a qualified fitness instructor who provides 1-2-1 coaching sessions with clients. They agree goals with clients and provide advice, support and motivate their clients to archive their goals. A personal trainer will identify strengths and weakness with fitness assessments.

Introduction to Crossfit »

Cross Fit is the sport of fitness, both a physical exercise program and a competitive fitness sport.Cross Fit incorporates the following elements: HIT (high intensity training) is a form of strength training. The training focuses on performing quality training repetitions to the point of momentary failure. The general philosophy is train harder but train briefer. It focuses on intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest.

Introduction to Boxing »

Boxing is a martial art and hand to hand combat sport. The aim of boxing is to weaken, out score or knock down your opponent for a count of 10 (knockout). Boxing is an amateur, Olympic and commonwealth sport as well as a professional with its own world championships

Introduction to Rugby »

What is Rugby? Rugby if a form of football with 15 players on each team and is a full contact sport. The object of the game is to outscore the opposing team. You score points with tries and goals. A try is worth 5 points and this is when a player carries the ball on or beyond the goal line and grounds the ball using at least one of his hands or arm in the opposing teams in-goal.