CoronaviruS

 updates 

Due to everything that's happening at the moment there will be some changes to normal business practice.

(Latest Update: 27th September)

FIT Plans

My FIT Plans have been reduced to £22.50 so you can keep yourself exercising in the comfort of your own home. I will also be donating 50% from each sale to my local NHS foundation to help NHS workers through this difficult time. I would also like to invite NHS workers to attend my classes for free.​

 

HGFIT Merch

If anyone buys a HGFIT T-Shirt all money will go to the NHS foundation.

Personal Training

As of 25th July gyms have been allowed to reopen so I'm now happy to bring equipment again to sessions. If you do not want to use equipment that of course is no problem at all. I will have hand sanitiser to be used before use, and the client must clean what they've touched after use. We will be keeping a distance of 2m or more and any clients that don't feel comfortable or are unable to train at the Common we will be training online still. 

My diary is almost completely booked up, please get in touch to see availability or if you'd like to be added to my waiting list and for more info, click here to learn more. 

Classes

I still have permission to train people outdoors even after the rule of 6 and will let everyone know if this changes. We need to of course keep distance from one another, and do not turn up to a class if you are experiencing symptoms or should be self isolating.

With gyms reopening as well I made a decision to split some of my time in gyms but to also keep some classes online. There will be a new timetable as of August which still has a variety of 10, 20, 30 and 45 minute classes. Classes that are restorative and others that will make you sweat - I've added a testimonials tab from feedback so far over the last 15 weeks!

I've decided to keep running my classes on a Pay-What-You-Can basis until the end of the year. If you find yourself in financial difficulty then please drop me a message and I can upload a package onto your account free of charge. If you're able to pay any amount then you can pay via PayPal to www.paypal.me/helengpt and enter the amount, or do a bank transfer if easier. Please only ever pay what you can afford and there is no judgement.

 

With that being said there are some slight changes in prices for those that are still in a position to pay, and I really am trusting on people's honesty especially as I have no turned down some regular income from gyms in order to keep helping people who are working from home. 

There is the option to have 4 weeks unlimited Livestream classes OR 4 weeks unlimited Face to Face classes for £45. If you'd like to have access to all of the classes then there is also the option of 4 weeks unlimited access for £55 to incorporate both. (If you are currently in the middle of a package you can use this to attend all classes until it expires and then please buy the package that suits you).

 

The reason for this change is that I'd also planned to remove Saturday classes but have been asked to keep it going, and also added 2 additional online evening classes for those who have moved away from Tooting on top of the evening classes at the Common so just need to try and cover the costs. 

Please make sure you are booking onto classes (Create an account on gymcatch.com and find HGFIT). This applies even if you are joining for free, again I can load a package to your account for no cost if needed, or there is the option to enter any amount.

To workout with me online you will need to download the Zoom app. 

  1. Once you're in the app, click "Join"

  2. Enter Zoom I.D. 413-581-7098

  3. Join the class with your video on or you will not be able to attend

  4. If you have any injuries or anything I need to be aware of, please let me know in the private chat

New Class Timetable

 

Daily Stretch 

Quick 10 minute stretch and mobility that will be focused on the neck, chest, back, hips and hamstrings.

Nothing fancy. Just a class to help keep you accountable at doing morning stretching as it can increase flexibility in muscles and joints and improve circulation. 

Full Body Dumbbell Workout 

For those who have weights at home, this ones for you. It can also be done with resistance bands (the long ones, rather than the short loops) or any thing around the house that is heavy.

Each workout will hit every muscle in the body to help strengthen, tone and burn calories.

If you're working out from home you might not have a selection of weights to choose from so if your weights ever feel too heavy, just put them down, take a break and join back in when you're ready.

Core Blitz

Core class to help strengthen all the muscles that support and stabilize the back helping with injury prevention and improving posture. By strengthening the core muscles involved in movement it also improves the transfer of power to and from the arms and legs so the skills learned are transferable to other classes as well as day to day life. 

This is a low impact class with lot's of controlled repetitions - you will fee the burn!

Will be working a mixture of the front, side and back!

Yoga Inspired

A yoga inspired class starting with sun salutations and followed by a variety of stretches and poses to help improve or maintain flexibility, help maintain normal spine rotation, or challenge your balance depending on the class. 

Move for your own flexibility and how you feel on the day, and if you ever lose balance, that's OK, I will too!

This is a great class by itself or to compliment a strength and cardio routine as it can help maintain or improve flexibility and range of motion, is great for injury prevention and can also improve sport performance.

Foam Rolling

Foam rolling can help increase blood flow and oxygen to muscles, can aid recovery in muscle soreness and tightness and can even help maintain normal muscle length.

Each day we focus on a different body part.

There is nothing fancy to this class. They're short sessions to help keep you accountable to use your foam roller, and we generally have a good chat at the same time.

If you have a trigger point ball/massage ball/tennis ball, have that ready too.

HIIT

High intensity interval training. The exercises are for a short period of time and designed to get the heart rate up quickly and they are immediately followed by a recovery - this means that when you go, you GO. 

To get results from this class you're goal is to push yourself to the point you feel out of breath. You'll then improve your heart and lung capacity, your cardio endurance and can even boost your metabolism.

There will still be different options given so that it is accessible for all fitness levels. The idea is you work to your 10/10, whatever that may look like.

 

Legs Bums & Tums

A low impact, High rep class that targets exactly what it says, your legs, bum and stomach muscles. get ready to feel the burn.

 

FIT Classes

These are my normal classes that I do at the Common, just online! 

Classes are designed to be challenging, results orientated targeting every muscle group in the body and fun at the same time.

There will be a combination of strength and cardio exercises and sometimes some team or partner workouts.

FIT Classes 

The classes underlined in bold will be at the Common!

Please note: The timetable is subject to change depending on how many people are attending the classes - if no-one ever turns up it will be removed, so please do share with others if you want to keep them all running.

 

Community

Because this is all online now, there's a chance there are people further away that may want to join in, so please share or forward this information with others. In these difficult times I'd love to do my part and help as many people as possible. 

THANK YOU!

  

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your ongoing support, patience, positivity and for being so adaptable, it has made all the changes that much easier to deal with. Any questions, please ask and please reach out if you need help.