A Tyneside physical fitness company which brought beach bootcamps into the area has notched up another first by opening a private outdoor fitness center.
David Fairlamb Fitness, this year celebrates 20 years in industry, has generated the outside fitness center at its training center in North Shields .
The floodlit gym provides access to a variety of obstacles and fitness equipment such as monkey bars, gymnastic parallel bars along with a climbing wall, designed to cater to the increasing number of people currently taking role in barrier course-style challenges and the increasing popularity of instruction outdoors.
Mr Fairlamb, who worked together with The Journal to establish the prosperous Match Factor programme, stated: “When we first put up our beach bootcamps more than a decade back, people laughed and asked us that in their right mind would choose to train on a windswept, freezing cold beach in the North East.
“Our beach sessions nevertheless, continue to grow in popularity as people increasingly opted to train outdoors in the fresh air. You would be astounded by the amount of people who join us every week on Tynemouth beach, regardless of the weather and to date we have never had to cancel a session.
“However, while people like to train outdoors, for a fully-rounded exercise programme, it is important to incorporate more than just body and aerobic weight training so that our outside gym provides all of the practical equipment you may discover in an indoor setting with the extra incentive of being outdoors.”
Mr Fairlamb has been scouring the world wide web to see if there are some other physical fitness companies that provide a private outside fitness center – and has not managed to find a different one in the whole of the UK.
He explained: “We are lucky to have private outside area in our gym which we have managed to transform into a dedicated training centre with all the equipment needed to get people barrier course-ready or begin with operational training.
“In many ways it is like a playground for adults with a selection of monkey bars and other obstacles to handle, while this playground will be lots of fun, it is going to be hard work too but our team may tailor the exercises into person’s abilities!”
David Fairlamb Fitness will be running particular small group training courses every Wednesday and Friday evening but eventually offering daily courses for everybody from novices to seasoned athletes. The courses will be available to members and non-members to a pay-as-you-go foundation.