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Gym Instructor Qualifications

Martin has written an article covering several aspects of gym instructor certification and qualification. Based on the number of companies out there offering instruction courses, and with only a handful of official guidelines, it is very difficult to gague the quality of a gym instructor by their qualifications. An unqualified former bodybuilding champion is going to be able to give far more and far better advice for training than a freshly qualified school leaver, but to ignore qualifications completely will ruin what standards are currently out there.

 Read the article and see what you think.

Note: Site redesign - please read this article in the Facilities - Misc section, thanks! 

Biggest Deadlift in History!

It was reported yesterday on ironminds.com that at the recent World Powerlifting Championships in Helsinki, Benedikt Magnusson deadlifted 440kg, the biggest deadlift in history. He opened the deadlift with a new record of 226kg, before England's Andy Bolton lifted 427.5kg. Magnusson then smashed the world record with a 440kg lift. (Thats 968lb, or 69 stone 2lb!) Incidentally the most i have ever managed to pull so far is 280kg. It is incredible to think there are human beings out there capable of such amazing feats of strength.

Extension Report Added

I have written a breakdown of the recent extension to the gym. It can be found here: The 2005 Extension to Titans Gym & Fitness, or you can find it yourself in the Facilities section. It contains some high quality images of the gym and our new reception, warm-up room and cardio vascular area, and briefly lists some of our future plans. It is well worth a read, because of this extension we now offer so much more!

Note: Site has been reupgraded, please check the Facilities section under Misc. Thanks. 

Regeneration

It was reported on 15th December (in the news archive section) last year how The Council are regenerating the Church Road Corridor. Last year I had a meeting with one of the Economic Development Officers from The Council, Mr James Hurley, who informed me it was The Council's aim to demolish and re-site buildings along the Church Road Corridor. He stated that they didn't know at the time exactly which buildings were to be demolished. There was a possibility they may leave certian buildings standing and develop around these buildings, or else demolish entire blocks of buildings and re-develop the entire area. In August this year I attended another meeting run by The Council at which they expressed their desire to demolish everywhere along the Church Road Corridor and re-develop the sites.Again, like last year, this desire was still not definite. Recently I have heard that a few owners of properties in The Church Road Corridor have been made offers for their properties by The Council. I would at this stage like to stress that I own 4 properties in The Church Road Corridor, two of which house Titans Gym and Fitness, ansd at no time yet have I been approached by The Council with an offer to buy the properties. However, if I am forced to sell the properties to the council to keep in with their regeneration plans, then I'd like to stress that this will not affect the running of the gym.I have sought legal advice and have been informed that before The Council become owners of the properties housing the gym, if they were to make an offer, then they would legally have to provide me with a new building to house Titans Gym and Fitness and this building would have to be completed and kitted out, ready for a gym re-location, before they took ownership of the properties housing the current gym. Furthermore, this re-location would have to be within the Church Road Corridor and would have to result in zero business down time. So to conclude, there is a possibility the properties housing the gym may be purchased by The Council as part of their regeneration plans. If this does take place then the gym will simply be re-located and will not close.

Extension Open!

The building next door acquired by Titans Gym last November 2004 has now been completely renovated and will be opening Monday 1st August 2005. This will house a new reception area as well as a new cardio area. Other renovations on the gym, including removing internal walls to make a larger gym as well as a complete decoration and the addition of more equipment will continue to take place throughout the year.

Titans Gym Ltd.

3 - 5 Thomas Street
Birkenhead
CH41 5DD

0151 647 7870

Monday to Friday
7am to 9pm

Saturday & Sunday
10am to 4pm

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