THE STRENGTH SESSIONS, VIRTUALLY...

Ever since lockdown, The Strength Sessions has been held entirely through live online classes, and as we return a little towards normal, I intend to run both real world and virtual sessions for the foreseeable future. Join a virtual class this week to find out what The Strength Sessions is all about!

Simply text Tom on 07792959096 to ask a question or try a free class. No more excuses, imagine the results you could get from actually being watched and coached through a well designed home resistance training programme over the next month.

THE STRENGTH SESSIONS IS ZOOM-ING IN!

The Strength Sessions is one of London’s highest-rated gym classes as seen on ClassPass Here. —- usually running out of the swish 5-Star dream gym in Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly.

We do 30-minute small-group strength classes.

It’s run by experienced, hilarious and rather dashing personal trainer Tom Whelan.

Since we are in lockdown and the gyms are shut and the people are stuck home, The Strength Sessions — like everything else — has gone virtual!
If you want to get a bit of social and a bit of structure in your day, while taking advantage of your altered schedule and being stuck at home, why not pour your efforts into The Strength Sessions, -- a well structured, carefully coached, tried and tested bodyweight strength system, rather than gimmicky online HiiT classes or ill-advised random acts YouTube class follow-alongs?

HOW TO GET STARTED

It’s easy to get involved!

1) TAKE A FREE TEST DRIVE
Just book your test class through MindBody here. Or just WhatsApp me (Tom) on 07792959096.

2) IF YOU LIKED IT, TRY A FEW MORE CLASSES WITH THE 3-FOR-1 INTRO DEAL
That’s right, you can try 3 more classes for just a £10.

3) THEN BECOME A REGULAR
Single class £10
Pay Monthly
Up to 8 sessions £60
Up to 12 sessions £80
Unlimited £120

THE TIMETABLE

The timetable currently looks like this:

MORNING:

7 15am Monday and Friday morning

7am Wednesday mornings

8am Tuesday and Thursday mornings

AFTERNOON AND EVENING:

12 15pm and 6 30pm Monday to Friday

SATURDAY:

10 30am

THE STRENGTH SESSIONS KEYS TO SUCCESS

The Strength Sessions is a cross between personal training, an athletic conditioning programme and a group fitness class. What makes The Strength Sessions special is a combination of elements:

THE STRUCTURED PROGRAMME

We run a continuous 4-month programme with 4 monthly templates which we rotate and strive to master. It’s a delicious, eclectic mix of bodyweight strength moves, single-leg squats and basic gymnastic strength drills. Attack it 2-5 times per week and you’ll be ripped, lean and completely unrecognisable in 6-weeks (or so).

THE COMMUNITY FEEL

We’ve got loads of friendly regulars and classes have a nice motivational vibe. You’ll meet some new folks and be sure to have plenty of laughs while being relentlessly tortured along the way.

ACCOUNTABILITY

One of the main reasons people fail at fitness is because they have no one to keep them on track. Join The Strength Sessions, commit to your training schedule and I will make sure you stick with it!

TECHNIQUE FEEDBACK

One of the main benefits of The Strength Sessions over nearly all other group fitness is the fact that YOU GET WATCHED and COACHED on nearly everything you do.

Better technique = better results and lower chance of injury.

That’s a big deal, and what this is all about. Join Virtually, The Strength Sessions and you’ll get feedback and the necessary encouragement and praise (or otherwise) on everything, plus tips and notes after the class where necessary. Everything is customised, beginner friendly and adaptable to your ability level, quirks and exercise arena (or lounge room).

MAKING VIRTUAL CLASSES DAMN EFFECTIVE

Erm, this is all very new to me, but so far we’ve managed to upload our friendly but motivating class setting to the virtual classes. In test classes so far I’ve found the following are key to online class success:

YOU MUST GIVE ME GOOD CAMERA ANGLES

If you want good coaching, I gotta be able to see what you’re doing — clearly, and from the right angles. Take some time and practice framing a nice shot.

As a general rule, landscape mode, camera low down and in a position where you can let me watch from the side works better.

TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

You can do serious training at home, if you know what you’re doing and if you bring the right attitude.

Your muscles, they don’t know whether you’re lifting a weight, swinging a kettlebell, doing bodyweight work or using resistance bands.

They know one thing: mechanical tension.

Work diligently enough and you can get serious results training anywhere.

Training at home can be brutally effective as long as you show up, concentrate and work hard day-in and day-out.

GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION

For these classes to run smoothly, everyone really does need a decent internet connection. If you’re constantly buffering or cutting out it makes it a little tricky.

INTERACTION

The more interactive we can make the classes, the more fun it is for everyone — and when you speak, others can see you on Zoom, which is more fun than just looking at me all the time. So please be ready to chip in — do a few countdowns, yell when you’ve finished your sets, and by all means critique someone else’s form to help me give them a hard time!

COMMUNICATION

I do my best to plan classes beforehand and send you notes afterwards if anything needs clarifying or working on.

But I’m definitely finding that one of the real keys to success in making these classes effective is to communicate before, during and after classes to make sure we get the perfect exercise and structure to help you get the most out of it.

So please don’t just show up, go through the motions and keep your head down! Communicate, engage, interact and let’s get it just right!

COMMITMENT

I might have mentioned that already! Anyway, online/offline, it doesn’t matter: commit to getting more out of your training, keep showing up and good things will happen.

GROUPS / CORPORATE TEAM CLASSES

I’ve already taken on a couple of corporate teams who want to train together to keep morale up during this weird time.

To arrange a virtual corporate class or set up a private class with a bunch of friends, just give me a shout on 07792959096 and we’ll customise it to suit your needs.

VIRTUALLY, PERSONAL TRAINING

If you prefer a fully tailored one-on-one experience, that’s also possible.

Take a free consultation / trial session and then we’ll plan it from there.

30 mins £40

45 mins £60

60 mins £75

REFERRALS

If you want to arrange for some of your friends to take some classes with you, put them in touch to arrange an intro session, either one-on-one or as a group.

HOW TO SET UP FOR THIS MONTH’S CLASSES

BASICS MONTH

This month is Basics Month, that’s month 1 of The Strength Sessions Programme. This video just gives you a quick preview of this month’s moves. No need to learn anything, full coaching will be given in class. it’s just a preview so you can see how best to set up your training area. You don’t need any equipment to get involved, (other than maybe a towel and a chair), but if you have a few bits I’m using here, then we may use them. Do excuse the amateur dramatics...lockdown takes it’s toll on all of us!

These classes are designed to be taken as often as possible:

Monday and Thursday are Day 1: Full Body
Tuesday and Friday are Day 2: Legs and Core emphasis
Wed and Saturday are Day 3: Upper Body emphasis

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