5th October 2017 | Chiswick
Welcome to the October Newsletter. We are delighted to have completed phase one of the gym refurbishment. The feedback has been great, if you have any suggestions then please do drop them in to the team at Reception.
The team on the Gym floor are happy to help you with any aspect of your training. If you are looking for fresh input or advice then please feel free to drop Jack, our new Fitness manager, a line on the e-mail mentioned in the Fitness News section where Jack details the launch of rok-x, our brand new gym floor offering. With team challenges running this month we look forward to injecting some fun into your workout.
I will be holding the usual Meet the Manager session this month on Wednesday 11th October at 6.30pm if you are unable to make this session I will also be available on Friday 20th at 9.30am.
Have a great October - and special congratulations and cheers if you are challenging yourself with Stoptober or Go Sober For October! Don't forget that exercise is fantastic for both of these challenges because it releases feel good endorphins and can stave off the craving for nicotine and/or alcohol.
I look forward to seeing you in the club this month.
Ben Holden, General Manager
Introduce a friend to Roko and if they decide to join then we'll give you both a Roko voucher pack worth over £100. There's no limit to the number of friends you can refer and receive rewards for and we hope you can really benefit from this voucher pack.
Simply click here to refer your friends on-line and we'll contact them to arrange their personalised tour
– Jack Dillon, Fitness Manager (JDillon@chiswickbridge.roko.co.uk)
I have been in the team for 3 weeks already and thank you all for the warm welcome! I look forward to meeting each of you in due course. September saw the completion of phase one of our gym re-furb which was exciting. As a result we have some new equipment in our gym including the Synergy Rig, Skillmills and the Wattbikes. Do ask any of our world class personal trainers and fitness coaches how to get the most out of this state of the art fitness equipment. You can even book a FREE half hour stayfit. session to get a complete rundown on the new equipment and how to incorporate it into your workouts. Click here to request a stayfit. session on-line or ask in-club at reception.
We have just introduced two NEW gym floor classes, core-x and body-x! Anyone can join in; no booking, no limit, just turn up and get yourself ready for a 30 minute blitz. Both classes are on the gym floor with our fitness team and will include use of our new equipment – the ideal opportunity to try the new kit and become confident using it in your workouts. They are part of our new rok-x programme which involves 30 minutes of HiiT (high intensity interval training) on the gym floor. HiiT is where you give 100% effort in quick, intense bursts of activity, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery. This type of interval training enables sustained elevated heart rate and burns more fat in less time. Click here to read more about rok-x.
core–x: body weight and weighted exercises are included to work the all-important core and to strengthen stabilizing muscle groups.
body-x: weight bearing circuits. This class is designed to push you to your cardiovascular and muscular endurance limit using mainly bodyweight.
Click here to view the new studio class timetable which includes core-x and body-x.
With all the new equipment and the Synergy 360 Rig we wish to improve the gym floor experience for you, our members. From Personal Training to the new rok-x classes we will make working out enjoyable and successful.
Samia Gomez – Clinic4Sport
Clinic4Sport can look after you should you need injury treatment, sports massage therapy or help to put a fitness program together to keep you injury free. The Clinic is based in the gym floor and is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturdays & Sundays 9am to 5pm. Please get in touch and book an appointment online via the website: www.clinic4sport.com.
Name: Jack Dillon
What is your job role at Roko Chiswick? Fitness manager.
How long have you been here, and what did you do before? 3 weeks now. I was a Personal trainer/service manager at Virgin Active Kensington.
Favourite thing about your job: Developing and supporting a team that love to work and create a friendly atmosphere in the club.
Hobbies outside of work: Rugby, Music, Sports.
What’s the most unusual fact about you? I am a model. Have done work for Ikea, Jacamo and even love island!
If you were stuck on a desert island what would you have with you and why? Ray Mears. So he can just make everything and help me live.
Name: Olivia Marriott
What is your job role at Roko Chiswick? Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach.
How long have you been here, and what did you do before? 1 month already! I briefly worked at a PT and fitness coach at David Lloyd in Leeds and before that I was at Oxford Brookes University studying ‘sports coaching and physical education’.
Favourite thing about your job: Getting to know different people and helping them achieve their goals.
Hobbies outside of work: Basketball and fitness. Food – both eating and cooking. Socializing and reading.
What’s the most unusual fact about you? I was a kit carrier for the Para athletes in the 2012 London Olympics. It was incredible to be a part of it and the behind the scenes.
If you were stuck on a desert island what would you have with you and why? Skippy Peanut Butter (extra large tub) – because I must eat some every day!!!
Eric Fatah, café manager
Whole and super foods to take home ALL on special offer at £8.99 (previous £13.99) 500g-1.2kg packs:
Organic wheatgrass powder
Raw dried Cacao covered Goldenberry
Ocean spray Crasins (cranberry)
Flax, Sunflower, Pumpkin & Sesame seed & Gojiberries
Organic Wheatgrass Powder
-Vegan Protein shakes available to drink straight after a workout but also in bulk buy bags to take home.
-Members can follow Eric on Instagram: @ERICSHEALTHBISTRO for great recipe ideas & inspiration.
Have you seen the NEW Botton fitness clothing collection?
Founded in August 1992, Botton is all made in Portugal. High quality at an affordable price it’s a brand you can trust.
We are also now stocking a men’s fitness clothing collection, RUF-SKIN (sport range R-sport). A global menswear brand designed and manufactured in California.
Please take the item to reception if you would like to purchase and/or try on in the changing rooms.