Wednesday, 5 August 2020

How is your mental health?

Mental wellbeing (according to the Mental Health Foundation is;
The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually or in relationships
The ability to deal with the ups and downs of life, such as coping with challenges and making the most of opportunities

The feeling of connection to our community and surroundings

Having control and freedom over our lives

Having a sense of purpose and feeling valued

The last few months have been, we think you will all agree, testing.  Most people have had times when they have felt very anxious and because we weren’t able to do some of the things we usually do to cope – we have struggled to get through.  

At Forefront Fitness we know this – we know that we haven’t all felt good about ourselves and that we haven’t always functioned well.  We know that things we might have usually dealt with easily have been a real challenge and that our sense of community has been tested.  One of the most difficult things has been the lack of control over our lives and often not much idea of purpose to each day.  

Now is your chance to get back on track.  We know, for sure, that exercise helps to improve mental health.  Its been proven time after time.  Many studies show how exercise helps with mood and a sense of wellbeing.  

Coming back to the gym will help more than just your body – getting your heart rate up will release those endorphins – you’ll feel better when you’re doing it and for hours afterwards.  Do it regularly (exercise that is) and not only will your body thank you – so will your mind.  Now is the time to take charge of your life again.  

Pop in – we will be delighted to see you and to show you how the gym is a safe place to exercise.  

Saturday, 25 July 2020

We are now open

We are open.

Sat & Sun 08:00 - 12:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00

See you soon

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Reopening Saturday 25th July - It's on!

We have good news at last!  We are able to reopen the gym on Saturday 25th

The kit has just been serviced and is oiled and ready to go.

We have spaced the kit out to allow for social distancing. Following the guidance given to gyms, we have placed numerous hand sanitizer pumps around the gym, please use these between machines. We will be cleaning even more frequently than usual but won’t be in the least offended if you want to clean kit before you use it.

Budgens is closing a bit earlier at the moment, so we too will have to close at 8pm weekdays

Our opening hours, initially, will be;

Monday - Friday 06:30 - 20:00
Saturday & Sunday 08:00 - 12:00

Feel free to come into the gym at your preferred time;  we are not operating a booking system but of course we will keep this under review.

We look forward to seeing you in the gym very soon and if you have any questions please email

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Eating an elephant

I don’t know about you, but I feel that I have eaten a fair few elephants during lockdown.  When all there was to do was eat  - that’s what I did.

I was thinking about this as a started my crossword today (bear with me – I’m going somewhere with this) – Friday it was – the compiler on Friday is a tough one and it was a hard puzzle.  I glanced through the clues – no answers at all sprang to mind.  Now on a good day I can sail through and often fill in most straight off.  I therefore decided that I couldn’t do the crossword and I might as well abandon it.

Then I thought of my elephants – of course I didn’t eat each elephant at one sitting – I ate them bit by bit – but I got through them.

So I tackled each crossword clue one at a time and began to fill in the grid – one clue helping the next one along.  Gradually I managed to do a few clues, then I left it for a while and came back and I could do a few more.  Some clues I knew I would never get (I looked those up!) – but I managed nearly all of them – I did it bit by bit.

Why am I telling you this?  Because that’s how we are all going to return to fitness – bit by bit.  If we hit the gym on the first day that we can and try to do everything at once we won’t succeed but if we gradually tackle one bit and then another – we will get there.  There will be things we can’t do and some bits will be tough – but if we persevere – all will be well.

Its only an elephant and you know you can get through it – now – does anyone know what 6 down is? 

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Reopening 25th July

Good news!! We will reopen on Saturday 25th July.

More information coming soon regarding how we can all socially distance and workout safely.

We look forward to see you all back in the gym.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

We can't open just yet....

So unfortunately we jumped the gun!

The government have stated that we can't open on the 6th. We are obviously very disappointed and we will be open just as soon as the guidance allows. Watch this space for updates.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Outdoor Personal Training

Despite the gym being closed we can now offer outdoor PT sessions. These will follow the latest government guidelines and will be predominantly body weight based sessions. If these are of interest please email :