Before training at The Fox Den I had been attending classes/gym elsewhere so I was used to doing some exercise, but had not been challenging/working on my strength which was a key aim of mine.
Pete took the time to answer my questions about the classes, and he wanted to understand more about my situation. I have a disability which makes me nervous to try something new, but Pete made me feel supported even before doing the first class, and from speaking to him I could tell he had a lot of expertise. From the first class I could tell everyone was very supportive at The Fox Den
I had been attending another gym, but I did not feel challenged or supported so started looking elsewhere. The Fox Den is completely different from other gyms I had been to. I’m not just a number or another membership sign-up, I am a valued member. Pete has always listened to my concerns and worked to help me achieve my goals, and it’s clear that he knows what he’s talking about.
When you’re training at The Fox Den, you are encouraged to really challenge and push yourself, but (unlike other gyms) the only person you’re competing with is yourself.
Finding The Fox Den has completely changed my life – no exaggeration. I have a disability that affects my strength, mobility and balance, and after Training at The Fox Den for two years I am the strongest, most stable and mobile I have ever been in my life. But the biggest difference has been to my confidence. It has opened my eyes to what I can achieve, to such an extent that I am now working towards becoming a personal trainer myself.
I think my biggest achievement at The Fox Den has been feeling confident in a gym environment, especially around lifting/using weights. One of my proudest moments was the first time I tried a banded pull-up. I struggle with upper body strength and I never thought I’d be able to do one, and actually I managed three on my first try with Pete’s encouragement! Now the aim is to lose the band!
3 Words to describe The Fox Den Supportive, friendly, fun.