Ex-Marine offering free fitness classes for 2015


It’s going to be easier than it has ever been before for residents of Deeside to get into the best shape of their lives next year.

At least that’s according to ex-Royal Marine Grant Thomson, along with family members Orla and Leo, who recently started Deeside’s first free fitcamp in Banchory.

Grant said: ““After leaving the Marines I developed a piece of functional fitness equipment and worked with a number of elite athletes and sports teams.

‘‘Working as a fitness instructor for many years I realized that the biggest barriers holding people back were cost and commitment. So, we decided to run short sharp intense fitcamps and keep them 100% free for all our participants. Any age from 14 up are welcome, and more importantly, people of any ability are encouraged to join us. The focus is definitely on fun and helping the community to a healthy active lifestyle”

Prior to kick off each participant is assigned their own personal wellness coach. The four-week fitcamp begins with an evaluation and fitness test; the camp itself includes eight classes of physical training, two extreme fitness challenges, nutritional education, wellness evaluation and coaching on body transformation.

In order to measure everyone’s performance, each four-week block culminates in a second fitness test and wellness evaluation.

The final night of fitcamp is an awards night where everyone can celebrate in their success and get recognition for their effort and improvements.

FitCamp offers fantastic variety as the sessions are both indoor and outdoors, with each session different.

Activities include high intensity interval training, circuit training, skipping, TABATA sessions and suspension training, as well as incorporating a host of other functional fitness equipment.

Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and ability and there is plenty of support from both the coaches and fellow fitcamp participants.

Grant is hugely excited about the success of Phase One: “The feedback from the participants has been unbelievable.

‘‘Although we had a small group of coaches at the first ever Banchory FitCamp, we are always actively looking for more coaches. Its a brilliant way to help others and, full training is provided.”

Space IS limited so if you’d like to get 2015 off to a flyer text FREE FITCAMP to 07717576957