‘I started at Firstness First in Hammersmith in December 2015. Before that I was at the Streatham branch for 18 months.
The plan is to help our members to achieve their fitness goals. And, this is the ideal place to do it. This is a great looking gym. It’s been wonderfully refurbished with brilliant studios. Having a swimming pool and spa makes us stand out from a lot of the competition.
The gym is not simply stacked full of exercise machines. There are different rooms for different aspects of training. There’s a freestyle group training area where instructors run all sorts of activities, including spin, yoga, pilates and bodypump. Then there’s the High Intensity Interval Training sessions which are also an exceptional way of getting fit.
We have 16 personal trainers, one of whom won a Time Out award for being the best personal trainer in London for his 12-week programme, another is specifically a knee rehab specialist. They are all freelance. I think they are the best in the industry. They are incredibly motivated and also incredibly motivating.
You’ll see me working out here because I am training for my first iron man which involves a long swim, a bike ride and then a marathon.
I have a sporting background. I swam for Britain as a junior intermediate international. But, I didn’t quite make the senior grade because I missed out by 600th of a second. I still play rugby and this year I’ve been refereeing as well.
Our quiet or off peak times are between 9am and 11am and between 2pm and 5pm. Consequently we have a cheap membership plan if people want to use those times.’
26-28 Hammersmith Grove, W6 7HA
0344 571 2870