Why we’re not a f***ing gym
You see people in workout gear and you think ‘gym’. You see kettle bells and weights and you think ‘gym’. You see benches and bikes and you think ‘gym’. And why wouldn’t you? You haven’t known anything different. Until now.
AT ANARCHY45, WE MIGHT LOOK LIKE A GYM. BUT WE’RE FAR FROM IT.
And that’s a good thing. I’ve worked for a few high street gyms and seen how they tick – and their approach to fitness just doesn’t work for me. And let’s face it, I’m not alone.
Why? Well, where do I start! The mind-numbing, soul-destroying boredom of doing the same workout with the same kit every time because you’re worried about people seeing you try something new? Or what about the blood, drop of sweat and shedloads of tears from actually plucking up the courage to try something new and then breaking yourself and the equipment trying to do it alone?
You get the picture, right? If you want to drag yourself like a zombie into a club at 6.30am, throw yourself onto gym equipment you don’t really know how to use, do a workout that doesn’t really get you any fitter, and hate every minute of it – then you know where the cattle-like turnstiles are. There are plenty of Pure Gyms, Gym Groups and F45s out there.
But if you want something different, here’s what you’ll get at Anarchy45.
Unlike your run-of-the-mill high street gyms, experienced fitness instructors lead our CARDIO, STRENGTH, and STRETCH classes – all designed to work your body in specific ways to build strength, flexibility and stamina.
HYPE BEATS, for example, pushes your quads, glutes, calves and core muscles to the max. Not to a tired old playlist, but to DJ-led garage and urban beats in our purpose-built studio.
It beats going it alone. Slowly dying inside with every step on the treadmill to nowhere. Because people who work out together, keep working out. It’s that simple. It’s easier to learn, experiment and push your personal boundaries when you know a professional instructor’s got your back – and everyone else in the class is there for the same reasons as you.
PURPOSE-BUILT STUDIOS (PLURAL)
That’s right. Our club is made up of multiple state-of-the-art studios. From spin and circuits, to boxing, barre and Pilates. How many studios do most gyms have? You do the math. End of.
As I was saying, your instructor has your back. That’s what they’re there for. In the past, I’ve seen way too many gym-goers doing ‘their thing’ on gym equipment and getting it all scarily wrong – while no-one from the gym could give a rats. In my world, that’s not on.
I’ve made sure all of our members have the professional support they need to get the most from their workouts by having pros lead every session. No exception. Whether it’s a 9Rounds circuit, Rumble boxing or Pilates class, there’s an Anarchist ready to jump in to help out – or push you even closer to your potential.
FIRST-CLASS PERSONAL TRAINING
When it comes to Personal Training, we don’t muck around. There’s no slacking off, cheating or box-ticking exercises. If you train with one of our qualified trainers, you WILL work hard, and get the rewards.
If you want training that’s a walk in the park, then you’re better off just going for one – or doing your usual routine on the cross trainer at the gym.
SMOOTHIES TO REFUEL
I’ve never seen the point of working your arse off to get fitter then finding fat-filled, sugary snacks in a vending machine as you walk out the door. That’s why you won’t find that sort of crap at our cafe.
After you’ve worked up a sweat in our in our club, you can REFUEL your body with freshly made smoothies, juices, wraps, sandwiches and salads. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
CHANGING ROOMS WITH STYLE
We’ve all been in those changing rooms that make you feel anything but refreshed. I’ve had my share, and want no part of it in my club. That’s why we provide luxury modern bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, the latest GHD hair straighteners and dryers, phone-charging lockers and bike racks. We’ll also happily throw in a towel for free every time you visit. Shouldn’t everyone?!
So instead of waking up and thinking ‘I need to go to the gym’, why not make the decision to wake up and think ‘I’m NOT going to the f***ing gym – I’m going to get hot, sweaty and annihilate my comfort zone. I’m going to get fit for real. I’m going to Anarchy45′.
Owner and Personal Trainer