December 12, 2001
Two’s company and four’s as crowded as it gets at the only gym of its kind in Manchester dedicated to one-to-one training.
Having a personal trainer was once the preserve of the rich and famous, but Pro Balance aims to bring it within the reach of the rest of us.
Offering all the benefits of training in a fully equipped gym, without the hassle of the crowds and waiting for machines, the city centre facility in China Lane is designed to cater for no more than two clients at a time, with trainers and business owners David Ashton and Andrew Jeffries.
‘‘Lots of people don’t want to be ogled when they in a gym, they can feel embarrassed. This suits people who may be shy or body conscious, or wanting a higher degree of focus and motivation,’’ said David, who has a degree in sport and exercise science and formerly worked as a fitness instructor at the Living Well Health Club as well as a freelance personal.
Fourteen months ago, he and Andrew, a qualified fitness instructor who has worked for The Village and Leisure Club, Hyde, took over the business which had been set up in 1999.
The pair, both members of Trafford Athletics Club, offer a free health and fitness introduction, personalised programmes for weight loss, dietary advice, muscular toning, fitness and stamina building sport and muscular development, and even lessons in how exercise might ease stress.
They also offer early morning and evening sessions tailored to fit in with the demands of business people working in the city. The gym, which is equipped with changing and shower areas, has no joining fee and prices start at £30 for a session.