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HIIT 5-30am

HIIT 5-30am

H.I.I.T. sessions are short but intense workouts which have been proven to be more beneficial than typical 45-60 minute sessions as they help maintain muscle mass and burn lots of calories during and after as your metabolism is high. Sessions now available every morning, limited to 6 per session, weekdays 5:30am and weekends 8:30am, free parking and shower/changing facilities on site; £10 per session, payment must be made in advance. Please note: the club still opens to regular members at 6am weekdays and 9am weekends.

where are we drone

where are we drone

10 years old

10 years old10 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 🏋️‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️🏃‍♀️💪🏻🎂

tricia and norman myzone

tricia and norman myzone
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.

sabha before and after

sabha before and after

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.

– Sabha

international myzone health club challenge 2019

international myzone health club challenge 2019Another 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

debbie before and after
debbie before and after

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!

bryan before and after testimonial

bryan before and after testimonial

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.”

– Bryan

elaine testimonial myzone

elaine testimonial myzone

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.

– Elaine

nicola testimonial

nicola kettlebell

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