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1st October

It’s not what you think!

What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘Personal Training?’ Someone shouting at you at the top of their voice? Crawling out of the gym on hands and knees after each session? Think again…..

Personal Training means just that, training that is personal and individual to you. So if you would like to be shouted at, and if you would like to be crawling out of the gym on your hands and knees, you can, but only at your request!

I have been a personal trainer for 10 years now, and can honestly say it’s the most rewarding job in the world. I have trained people for many different reasons - injury rehabilitation, a sporting event, even just down to gaining some much-needed confidence in the gym. 

The best thing about having a personal trainer is that you have a whole hour dedicated to you and what you need. You will have an initial consultation with your personal trainer to chat about why you feel you would like one, and what we can do to help. You may have many reasons, from not knowing how to use the equipment in the gym, to wanting to lose inches to wear a specific outfit, or from having an injury which has knocked your confidence in the gym, to quite simply wanting to change your routine and treat your time in the gym like any other appointment that you cannot miss. Whatever your reasons, a personal trainer will be able to help. 

What’s more, is that one size does not fit all in terms of how people like to train in the gym. What I mean by that is that one persons’ preference of being pushed to their limits may not work for others. Working with a personal trainer means that you can get the most out of your gym session and you can leave feeling like you have achieved your daily goal. Working together you can achieve more than often working alone. Be challenged, achieve results, it’s that simple.

Not sure if personal training is for you? Why not have a chat with a member of the gym team or book in for a free consultation to talk about your goals. 

A Message from our CEO

The health and wellbeing of our guests, members and employees is and always has been, at the heart of our business. As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 20th March, it with deep sadness that we have taken the decision to close Eden Hall and Hoar Cross Hall until further notice. Though we genuinely hope to be welcoming you back sooner, rather than later we will closely monitor government updates to ensure we are keeping our team members, customers and members safe.

In these unprecedented times, we have been genuinely touched by the understanding and support shown by our guests, members and staff alike. We thank you for your words and acts of kindness that have given much needed hope and positivity throughout these difficult weeks. Our main priority has always been our loyal customers, especially since temporarily closing the doors of our beautiful venues, putting your experience with us on hold.

If you have an existing booking with us, please don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help as soon as possible.
If you have one of our gift cards with an expiry date before 30th June 2020, you do not need to do anything, we have automatically extended these until 31st December 2020.

We are also focusing on the wellbeing of our valuable team members, who are currently unable to work due to recent government restrictions. Our employees are a key focus for us at this time, as we hope you understand. Consequently, we are doing all we can to ensure a swift return and to reassure and stabilise their situation in the meantime.

For those of you who may still need to contact us, we have put in place a small dedicated team to respond to all enquiries. Please bear with us if our response isn’t as speedy as normal, we really are trying our best and will contact you as soon as we are able to.

But for now, on behalf of all of us at Barons Eden, I would like to wish you and your family the best health and to stay safe.

André Elshout

Read our full statement here