Before I’d even walked through the door I was being made to feel valued, safe and welcome. I remember messaging the Gym with a general enquiry, I’d driven past and seen the signs and wanted to learn more. I remember being impressed at the speedy response but also by the friendliness and high level of professionalism of the messages I was receiving, whoever it was on the other end of the computer really seemed to care about my questions, it felt more like I was talking to an old friend than a complete stranger. I arranged my taster session and felt excited. I wasn’t a stranger to the gym, I’ve always considered myself to be reasonably active and I’ve always tried to live a healthy life style and keep myself fit, however, I will admit, when I was walking into the gym I felt slightly nervous and out of my comfort zone, after all, I didn’t know any of these people, I had no idea if I was going to be able to keep up with anyone or if I’d just fall flat on my face and look like an idiot! Those nerves were immediately put to rest however and I was made to feel right at home from the second I walked through the door. People were smiling at me and saying hello, coaches immediately introduced themselves and showed me around, members were introducing themselves and assuring me I’d have a great time and I’m happy to say that they weren’t lying. Before I’d even picked up my barbell and started the class I knew I’d stumbled across something special and I wanted to be a part of it, I was already signing up to 3 classes a week before the training had even started!
I’ve been at The Agoge now for about a year and I have to say, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The level of coaching I receive is phenomenal, it’s more in depth, personal, thorough and precise than ANY 1-1 PT sessions I’d previously received. The classes I take part in are tough and gruelling and really push me to levels of physical exertion I would never have been able to achieve on my own. And the camaraderie and atmosphere is inspiring, when you join The Agoge you’re not just another faceless member blending into the background, you become part of the community, you become a part of the family.
It doesn’t matter what your level of fitness is, if you can’t do the movement straight away, the coaches will scale it down and figure out a way for you to do a slightly easier/different version of the movement. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how confident you are, how strong you are, how fast you are, how big, how small, how experienced you are, where ever YOU are currently at the coaches will help you achieve your fitness goals.
I started by challenging you to find anywhere else that was better to train than at The Agoge, I have no words that can describe just how special and amazing this place is, the only thing you can do to truly find out how great this gym is come on down and try it for yourself, I assure you, you will not regret it!