About

FitFirst offers a training platform that is convenient, effective and enjoyable. 

Our virtual studio experience offers personal training in a group environment, making your workouts convenient, effective and more enjoyable than at the gym. With workouts displayed on screens, and a personal trainer on-hand to guide and motivate you, you can be sure to reach your health and fitness goals in only 30 minutes a day! 

With 3 and 6 month membership options, a variety of sessions to choose from 7 days a week, flexibility according to your schedule, personal attention from your trainer, a total workout time of 30 minutes from start to finish, and most importantly, a training methodology that truly works

you can finally feel happier, confident and more energised!

Our virtual studio – the unique approach

If you are looking for something outside of a traditional gym, then our  studio is just for you. It’s clean, fresh and simple, creating a positive and inviting training atmosphere. Our goal is to make your workout experience about more than just the exercises you’re doing – we want to make sure that you get the most out of your 30 minute workout, that you know exactly how to complete each exercise and that you stay motivated and engaged throughout your session.

By combining the advantages of modern technology and the need for personal attention from a trainer, we’re achieving that goal. Workouts have been recorded and edited to keep you better informed of what you need to do, when you need to do it and how you need to do it. You are constantly stimulated by the visual instruction to train harder and better, while a trainer helps you correct your form, suggests simpler alternative exercises or even recommends more challenging exercises than the onscreen instruction!

Keeping it personal

Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 15 participants per session, ensuring personal attention from your trainer.

A social and enjoyable atmosphere is created by the group sessions. This also fuels our competitive natures’, by pushing ourselves harder when training in a group as opposed to training in isolation.

Sessions are booked and managed by you using our online booking system. This means you can plan your training around your schedule as you need.

All equipment is provided. The only items that you need to purchase are those that are determined by your height and size e.g. boxing gloves and skipping ropes. everything else – mats, rebounders, medicine ball are provided by us.

About the sessions

Attending 4-5 sessions per week is advised if you’re serious about getting into shape and feeling fitter, more confident and energised. That’s only 2,5 hours out of your week!

Our sessions take a total of 30 minutes from start to end. No matter how busy your schedule, 1800 mississippis is all you need for a fat blasting workout that will leave you wanting more. Our modern lifestyles leave limited time available to train unfortunatly, so we want to make sure that you get the most out of your thirty minutes at FitFirst. That’s why there’s no “hanging around” or “waiting for your trainer to explain the day’s workout”. Our process is automated onscreen so that when the clock strikes, it’s your time to shine! 

The sessions are divided into 3 parts. The onscreen instruction guides you through this, while a trainer is always in studio to guide and assist you:

  1. Warm-up
  2. Workout summary
  3. Workout

All workouts include a basic and advanced option for each exercise. The Workout Summary demonstrates the advanced exercises, the basic alternatives are written in brackets. The CARDIO or CORE workout alternatives are also written on-screen. You have the option to follow these workouts if you wish.

Workouts are time based, with a “beep” signalling the start of an interval, on 10 seconds remaining, and on 3, 2, 1, signalling the end of an interval. Training against the clock allows for all  fitness levels to enjoy a challenging workout.

If you are unable to perform any of the exercises, if you have an old injury or a “gammy hip” or would prefer an alternative workout, our trainers will gladly personalise a workout for you, no sweat!

Training methodology

Core strength, focusing on abdominal and back muscles, is incorporated in each workout. Adequate core strength is crucial for day-to-day activities including running, cycling and golf. By strengthening your core, not only will you be working a major muscle group, but you will be improving your performance on the road or on the golf course.

FitFirst sessions are High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions that incorporate a perfect combination of cardio, in the form of skipping or rebounding, and functional body weight exercises for a full body workout. This exercise strategy combines alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. These short, intense workouts are proven to be the most effective approach to shedding those unwanted kilos and adding muscle tone.

Skipping

Skipping is proven to be one of the most effective forms of cardio, far surpassing the benefits of both running and cycling. Studies have proven that 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits as a 45-minute run*, and an hour of skipping can burn over 1,300 calories.

Skipping is a full body workout that uses your abdominals to stabilise your body, your legs for jumping, and your shoulders and arms for turning the rope. The benefit
s are numerous including improved flexibility and lower heart rate and blood pressure. It is also excellent for improving your coordination and balance. Skipping is skill that will not only provide huge health and fitness benefits, but also provide enjoyment and pleasure in learning new techniques and styles. *British Rope Skipping Association

Rebounding

Rebounding is another fantastic form of cardio –
it is skipping’s cousin, but without any impact. Due the non-impact nature of rebounding, it is particularly beneficial for individuals who have not exercised for a long period of time.

Jumping on a mini trampoline, referred to
as “rebounding” is for anyone and everyone. Do not mistake “bouncing on a mini-trampoline” for something less challenging.  Rebounding is also the perfect solution for old knee or ankle injuries, or individuals who do not want the jarring impact of skipping.

As quoted by NASA, exercise on a rebounder or mini trampoline is “the most efficient and effective exercise yet devised by man”. It is an excellent, non-impact, aerobic exercise gained by bouncing on a mini-trampoline with massive health benefits including improved lymph drainage, increased flexibility and marked reduction in joint pains.