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10 years ago today we opened, in that time we’ve seen countless people change their lives for the better both physically and mentally. Some have achieved great things like meeting their target weight, lowering their blood pressure. Some have ran 10Ks, half and full marathons!! We plan to keep giving people the opportunity to change their lives 🏋️♂️🏃🏻♂️🏃♀️💪🏻🎂
Thanks to Stephen and MYZONE, Norman and I have really changed the way we look at fitness and exercise.
Four months ago we could never have even pictured us working out let alone pushing ourselves the way Myzone has allowed us to.
We were both overweight, very unfit and lazy where exercise was concerned, added to that Norman had suffered a broken back 10 years ago and has plates in it, so we really thought that us both exercising together was not an option but we were in a rut and knew we had to do something.
I had seen Stephen’s advert for his Unlimited Personal Training membership at AbbeyMill Fitness Club and we both decided to go and discuss our options with him. He immediately put us at ease and started us on an exercise programme suited to our needs.
He explained the benefits of MYZONE to us, stating that we could push ourselves as much or as little as we could with what Norman’s back would allow. He was so right.
Stephen and MYZONE have allowed us to be completely in control of our workouts, gradually increasing our capabilities and letting Norman slowly and surely build up his muscle wastage, monitoring it every step of the way, so much so that you would never know he had ever broken his back.
The MYZONE tile tells you how much you have burned off calorie wise and effort wise allowing you to work out what you need to burn if weight loss is your goal. We have both lost a significant amount of weight and our fitness level is very satisfactory.
MYZONE also allows you to have friendly competition with fellow club members or international challenges, that really is a booster and a lot of fun.
We find that MYZONE encourages us and pushes our limits to where we never would have considered going. It really is a life changer and highly recommended.
Before I started the Unlimited Personal Training membership with Stephen I had never even set foot inside a gym more than a few times and was extremely unhealthy (over 14 stones). Having no idea how to use any of the machines or even get started, I opted to start one to one sessions but quickly transitioned into UPT when I realised it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Stephen is hugely patient, encouraging, funny, doesn’t mind my constant complaining about how many burpees he makes me do or how long he makes me run on the air runner and still lets me into the gym, no matter how late I turn up to our sessions! I now weigh just under 11 stones and following Stephen’s training sessions and advice also means I am stronger, fitter and my climbing has got heaps better (have actually moved up a couple of levels). I have also recently started going out with the Run Club and now thanks to Michael and Cheryl, can run 3 miles without stopping which was a huge shock for me. Everyone at Abbey Mill is genuinely friendly – I actually enjoy going to the gym now and even come down here after I moved to the West End of Glasgow. I would highly recommend UPT with Stephen no matter what level you are at.
Another International Challenge, 19 clubs already in (us, 4 English clubs and 1 from Ireland, 10 from the USA and 2 from Australia and 1 from New Zealand), we won the last one, let’s win this one!! 🏆 If you want to join in the fun then a MYZONE can be purchased at the club for a one off payment of £99
I needed to lose the 5 stone I’d gained over the last 8 yrs but as I get older (too close to 50) I realise it’s not important getting back to size 10 but being healthy, fitter and stronger so that was my aim. The yearly yo-yo cycle and excuses (my excuses were good honest!) had to stop and even though I was so busy – like we all are – it was priority to make 1hr in the day for myself.
I would highly recommend UPT with Stephen. Timing is flexible, sessions are varied, can be 1-1 or 4 or 5 others. It’s good to mix it up and train with other members who have now become friends. The introduction of Myzone has taken it up a level, absolutely loving the competition and the banter that comes with it. If I’d taken Stephen’s diet advice I’d be at my target already but I’m still slightly addicted to carbs so just over 4 stone gone.
Stephen kept asking me to try Run club. “No” I said “I can’t run”. 6 months later I ran Edinburgh half marathon and looking forward to Glasgow half. I could never in a million yrs have done it without the support and encouragement of Michael and the folks in run club. This is a brilliant wee group of people. It helps so much when you actually want to keep going to blether and catch up … took me a while to run and talk though I’m actually so proud of myself now I can say I’m a runner, words I never thought I’d say. Not many 17yr olds can say they go out running with their mothers but my daughter can and I’m so chuffed about that
By far the best decision I’ve made in a long time was joining Abbey Mill and Unlimited Personal Training. My only regret was not joining sooner!
I knew I wanted to commit to get fit but I also know I have little motivation to drive myself to get results alone. I thought I would try Personal Training with Stephen on an initial week by week basis. I was impressed with his straightforward and simple training methods that enable me to give my best to the exercise task in hand. I then extended this to a three month period with PT sessions on a twice per week basis. I have had positive results and feel much better so I continued the partnership throughout the summer with no intention of slowing down. Stephen carefully manages our sessions so I’m always confident in his direction and purpose and it becomes second nature to move onto different modes and regimes. Stephen is always available and flexible with session timings which is a real benefit and value with my busy lifestyle.”
Don’t want to be fat, unfit and fifty!!!
Years of trying to overcome the fear of exercise, the mental pressure I put on myself – I can’t …….., I won’t manage to ……….., I don’t like ……………
Well, with a push from my daughter who joined Abbey Mill Fitness Club and Personal Training Studio over 4 months ago and seeing the difference in her made me take the first step.
Day 1 – complained all the way to the gym. I was so negative. Legs were shaking on the way into the gym. 5 minute warm up was tough, I had to keep stopping. Stephen was understanding and very encouraging. I took things at my own pace because I knew if I pushed myself too hard I would end up hating it. Guess what? I left my first session still with shaking legs but for a different reason and with a huge smile on my face.
I now attend 3 times a week on the Unlimited Personal Training Plan and with Stephen’s support I am beginning to see improvements. Small positive changes.
The gym has an inviting atmosphere and is not as intimidating as I originally thought. The gym members who attend are friendly and supportive. Stephen is flexible with bookings and actively monitors my progress while increasing my workouts with me hardly noticing.
Looking back over the past 8 weeks I have achieved a lot more than I ever thought possible. My thought process has changed to I can …….., I will ……….. and with patience, hard work and support I will be fit and fifty.
I fully recommend Abbey Mill Unlimited Personal Training to any gym virgin.
Well done Stephen.
I have been a member of Abbey Mill Fitness Club now for 5 months and it has been great! I’ve always had other gym memberships but with not knowing what to do with the machines, weights or my diet I didn’t see any results so was not motivated at all. I am so thankful I started doing the Unlimited Personal Training with Stephen, I have noticed a massive improvement in both my fitness and my body. After months of telling Stephen I couldn’t run I finally gave in and started going out with the Abbey Mill Running Club, I’ve met loads of amazing people and ran a 10K for the first time ever and done it in under an hour!
Stephen is a brilliant PT, he is really patient but slowly pushes me every day so I am always improving. I would definitely recommend Stephen to everyone, he is flexible, friendly and very good at his job! I never thought that I would actually enjoy going to the gym, thank you Stephen
After trying and failing several times to try and lose some of the 3 stone that I gained in under a year, I joined Abbey Mill Fitness Club just 5 months ago and took up the Unlimited Personal Training Program with Stephen. What a difference this has made to me. Stephen pushes my own boundaries all the time and what I love is that he makes me compete with myself by keeping track of all my stats and gives me targets to head for. (I love a bit of number crunching!)
The variety of one to one and group PT sessions really mixes things up so workouts are certainly never boring and you get to meet other people striving for the same goals as you (and breathing just as heavy as you) – I work shifts and also have a long commute, but the flexibility of the PT sessions always accommodates my needs which is great.
During a tough year I had lost my mojo for running and tried several times and failed to get it back, but I joined the runners in the Run Club and thanks to them and the training with Stephen, my mojo has gladly returned and I am now training for Stirling Marathon in May.
I cannot express how friendly and encouraging the run club members are and coming from someone who described herself as a “lone runner/trainer” I now love to run with other people and look forward to the run sessions whenever I can make them.
I have been a member of a few gyms and had PT sessions from various PT’s and although all were good, I have to say that this gym with it’s combined PT from Stephen, Run Club, general gym and most important of all the people that attend is the best I’ve been to.
In the 5 months I have been there I have dropped 2 stone, 3 dress sizes and lots of inches all over. My fitness is vastly improved and I’m continuing to push myself and exceed my own targets. This wouldn’t have been done without the help of Stephen’s encouragement and the goals he sets for me.
If anyone is looking to improve their fitness, their health and feel better within themselves then this is definitely the place to be.
The results speak for themselves.