Worksop personal trainer offers online classes – kicking off with Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer
A Worksop personal trainer is launching an online live class for those unable to attend gyms - with Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer joining the first session.
Howard Hill of 365 Functional Fitness will be putting people through their paces live with the 28-year-old defender on Monday.
The session comes as part of a campaign by trainer Howard to reach out to those put off gyms in the past by self-confidence issues or expensive joining fees.
Howard - a personal trainer of 13 years - began a 15-day fitness challenge offering free video classes and nutrition advice when lockdown started.
He told how during that time 100 participants - who were asked to donate £5 each to Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Charitable Funds - dropped over 17 st between them.
Those taking part were asked to provide updates to their progress each day - making notes of how much sleep they had gotten, how much alcohol consumed and other activities in a points system.
Dad-of-one Howard told how the challenge - which also provided access to fitness classes - was designed to improve overall health and mental wellbeing as well as weight loss.
He described how the new way of working - initially forced on him by lockdown restrictions - had opened up an entirely new client group.
He said: “I’ve been doing this for 13 years but it’s always been a one-to-one, very selective market.
“But this has allowed me to reach out to others who couldn’t afford that more exclusive market or others who suffered with confidence and didn’t want to go to gyms.
“Lockdown will mean big classes won’t be an option any time soon so this allows me to reach a new market.”
Howard’s new campaign will offer nine live online workouts a week - which can be accessed at any time.
Those taking part will also have access to a personal trainer and online guides for advice not just on training but also on nutrition and general wellbeing.
Howard said: “The beauty of the online sessions is that if people need a break they can just take one and there’s no need to worry about people judging them.
“And it’s all bodyweight-based so there’s no need for any special kit.”
Howard’s 365 Fit At Home campaign costs £14.99 a month with Monday’s session with Liam Palmer kicking off at 6.45pm.
For more information message 365 Functional Fitness via the Facebook page HERE.