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Team Training UK launch The 100 Club

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The 100 Club

Are you aged 65 – 80 years of age?

Are you interested in staying mentally and physically fit for as long as possible?

What are your main worries as you get older?  

High Blood Pressure

Heart Disease

Alzheimers’s Disease
Cognitive Decline
Falling and Breaking Bones

Being a Burden

Attending the 100 club twice per week over a sustained long term period will help to prevent all of the above. 

What is the 100 Club?

The 100 Club is small group personal training specifically for those aged 65 – 80 years.

The 100 club sessions are limited to 10 people and take place in a private facility, where only you, your fellow 100 clubbers and your coach Paul Connor will be in attendance.

Sessions are twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 Noon and run for 1 hour.

Why is it called the 100 Club?

If the idea of living to 100 would be your goal if you had the mind and the body to continue your quality of living, then the 100 club is for you.

If you are over 65 and interested in making friends and having fun, whilst at the same time being pro-active in taking control of your long term mental and physical health then the 100 club is also for you.

The 100 club is about living your best life to the ripe old age of 100.

What are the benefits of attending the 100 Club?  

Mental Health:

At Team Training we already work with some over 65’s, as clients, on an individual basis.  We work on their strength and cardiovascular health and in the private gym we have a great laugh too. We also see on a daily basis the power of friendship and support that comes from training in a small group. 

It is well reported that loneliness is a killer and that social interaction is of huge benefit to mental health and longevity particularly as we get older.

“Mental health and longevity for the over 65’s are proven to benefit from social interaction.  A strong social life has been linked with many health benefits, like less risk of depression and longer life span.”

  Harvard Medical School

“Alongside managing cardiovascular health and being physically active:  People who are concerned about cognitive decline and dementia should endeavour to stay socially active,”

Andrew Sommerlad PHD, University College London

Attending the 100 club will give you a new friendship circle of people who, like you, are interested in taking care of their health.  For 2 hours every week you will be in great company, have fun and laugh and smile whilst exercising. The friendships you make in 100 club may result in going for coffee or organising a weekend walk, all of which will benefit your mental health.  Couples, Widows, Singles – everyone is welcome, and welcomed. 

Physical Activity:

The Physical activity guidelines provided by the NHS recommend that adults aged over 65 should:

  • aim to be physically active every day, even if it’s just light activity
  • do activities that improve strength, balance and flexibility on at least 2 days a week
  • do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity if you are already active, or a combination of both
  • reduce time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity

If you’ve fallen or are worried about falling, doing exercises to improve your strength, balance and flexibility will help make you stronger and feel more confident on your feet.

The 100 club will help you to work on the above.  Attending these sessions will also give you more confidence and fitness to become even more active. The strength that you gain from attending regular sessions over a prolonged period of time will give you the ability to do more of the above to a higher intensity helping you to live longer with a better quality of life.

What will the 100 Club Sessions be like:

The sessions at The 100 Club powerfully combine social interaction with strength, balance and flexibility training: alongside cardiovascular exercise. 

The sessions will be fun, with a strong focus on a social element to encourage long term commitment to these twice weekly sessions.   It is the consistency of exercise and interaction over the long term that will see you, your parent or partner reap the real benefits of these group sessions.

Exercises included in these sessions will be:

Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercise:

Lifting Weights
Working with resistance
Body weight exercises

Cardiovascular Exercise:

Concept2 Bikes
Concept2 Ski Ergs

Concept2 Rowers
SkillMill for walking, running, pushing and resistance work.

We have created what we consider to be a revolutionary mental and physical health program, to help over 65’s live longer, with a higher quality of life to look forward to in those extra years.

When will the 100 Club Start?

The 100 club will begin for a four week trial period on Tuesday August 30th and run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 4 week period.

If the course is successful we aim to add these 2 weekly classes to the permanent Team Training UK timetable.

8 Small Group Personal Training Sessions

30th August, 1st September

6th & 8th September

13th & 15th September

20th & 22nd September

Tuesdays 12:00 Noon

Thursdays 12:00 Noon

The price of the 8 sessions will be £95 paid in advance.

I am interested what do I do now? 

Get in touch.

Give Paul Connor a call or text to find out a little bit more if you have any questions, or reserve one of the 10 places for the course beginning 30th August.

We advise anyone wanting to participate who has not exercised for some time or has any medical conditions or concerns to speak to their GP first.