We know it can seem daunting to embark on a fitness programme but we have expert staff and simple and easy processes to ensure you get the help you need to enjoy using our gym. We offer three sessions with a qualified and experienced instructor: STEPS 1, 2 and 3. Between each STEP you will have time to use the gym with your programme to guide you. Qualified instructors are always available to help you at any stage.
If you have a question, just ask. You do not have to wait until the next session, though if you'd prefer to discuss something with your instructor you may have to make an appointment.
Allow up to 45 minutes (couples or friends are welcome to do this together)
A chance to meet your instructor, review your medical history and identify your motivations. We’ll use our INBODY* results to identify your strengths and weaknesses. This can help us to agree goals and set a target to work towards. We’ll show you how to work the cardiovascular equipment and set you up a PREVA account to track your cardio activity. The aim of this appointment is that you’ve met a friendly instructor and you have confidence using the bikes, treadmills, cross-trainers and AMT’s. We’ll also book you in for a Step 2.
Computerised Body Composition Analysis available as part of your membership.
Allow up to 45 minutes
This appointment is all about you; its sole focus is to create a personalised resistance plan to meet your goals. Working with your instructor you will create a programme using any or all of the equipment within the gym. You’ll leave this session with a workout card that sets out your exercise and highlights the coaching points.
The aim of the session is to give you a plan you enjoy and for you to understand the purpose and feel of each exercise.
Allow 30 minutes
This meeting is ideally after 3 weeks of membership. It allows you to discuss how things are going. The instructor will review your progress and if necessary make adjustments to your programme. If you haven't yet tried Powerplate training this could be the ideal time. Just ask your instructor. If not PowerPlate there may be other equipment in the gym that you haven't used yet and would like an introduction.
We’ll also discuss Studio Classes and make recommendations on classes that will help you with your goals. If you can't wait until the 3rd week for this, ask any instructor any time or contact our Studio Coordinator who will be delighted to help you.
There is so much help on offer that we call it a Fitness Journey. We intend to keep you interested and motivated throughout your exercise. Its regularly said that exercise never get easier, you just get better and we want to support you to build your fitness for your lifestyle.
At Beechdown you will find the latest touch screen CV equipment to make sure you get the best possible workout, but there’s so much more than just exercise available on our cross- trainers, treadmills and rowing machines. Watch your favourite TV, surf the net whilst you exercise. You’ll barely notice your effort as you distract yourself!
We’re a modern club, at the forefront of tracking and measuring exercise. We’ll help you set up a PREVA account to keep track of your calories and distance travelled as you improve your fitness. Our Cardio kit is located in two air conditioned zones, it’s modern and well maintained.
Queenax Functional Zone
Functional Training has gone from a fashion in fitness to a fundamental and in 2016 Beechdown created a new dedicated Queenax zone. Functional exercise is a must for your fitness regime, it fires up your metabolism and allows you to train for real life events.
What makes our Queenax zone so unique is its use of every possible space, from the walls to the floor to the ceiling itself. You’ll find a range of equipment all on one multipurpose frame, which means your workout can include anything from suspension training to boxing rings and dip bars. The options are endless and continue to grow as we add new exercise equipment. Join a class and you’ll see the Queenax comes alive with high intensity but sociable exercise guided by our Queenax trained instructors.
Resistance and Free Weights
Exercising with weights is more popular than ever. We encourage all members to have a personalised resistance plan and the benefits will become clear, body shape change, increased strength and reduced chance of injuries.
Of course, it’s important to learn the correct techniques but our expert staff will coach you and design your weights plan based on your goals. We have a full range of CYBEX resistance machines, that will allow you to safely develop strength. Our dedicated Free Weights Room is fully equipped for all types of lifting.
MYZONE is an innovative heart rate based system that uses wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity. It monitors heart rate, calories and time exercising that converts into MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness. Within Beechdown you'll be able to compete with other members as well as being able to see your progress on the many screens across the club.
MYZONE MZ-3 can be purchased at reception at a members price of £80. (RRP £129)