The FITT Principle fitness studio has become a sanctuary in Glasgow’s city centre for people bored or intimidated by the commercial gym scene, Stephen explains. The New York loft style creates a unique atmosphere for all our personal training clients and most importantly, there isn’t anyone sitting on their phone or hogging all the weights in the corner!
After living in London for nine years, I built up a good idea of what should be expected from gyms and when I moved back up to Glasgow, found that very few of them ticked the same boxes. Taking time to think about the atmosphere people want to train in has been a massive factor in our success. People are bored of macho ‘you can do it’ quotes on walls and as the world evolves with the help of social media, are more aware of how the best gyms in places like London, New York and LA look and operate. My aim is to help bring Glasgow and Scotland, as a whole, up to those standards.
Our brand and style of training is honest in its approach. We keep it simple and just offer personal training at the Glasgow studio. We work with clients to think about their body in terms of mastering skills rather than aesthetics. This could be hitting a certain weight in an exercise, learning gymnastic moves such as chin ups, or training for a sporting event. By doing this, we’ve found people engage more with their training and build the aesthetic definition as a by-product. This also makes people think and cherish their bodies as more than a ‘four week blast’ before
We pride ourselves on trying to be the client’s last ever PT. Not because they’ll be with us forever but because we have provided them with all the resources, knowledge and habit shifts to go it alone and feel in control of their future. That’s why all our training programmes are bespoke to our clients’ lifestyles. We now work with many business owners and people in the fashion industry who are constantly travelling around the world. To expect them to do a copy and paste six day programme of one hour workouts is just not feasible, so we really take time to analyse their calendar and adapt to make the most efficient workouts we can that will work for them.