Before Joining the Den my health and fitness were average to poor. I’d tried various gyms, classes & routines elsewhere but had never been able to stick to them or enjoyed them that much.
I chose the Den Initially for its location, it was close to work, so I looked into it. When I realised it was all classes, that really appealed to me. It’s much more motivating being led through exercises with others in the same (struggle) boat! And knowing there’s nobody else around doing their own thing at the same time is a comfort – you feel like you can really go for it with no onlookers!
Training at the den is much more inclusive. You feel part of a team or club. More of an Average Joe’s over Globo Gym. No meatheads pumping iron in the mirrors (because there aren’t any mirrors – another difference and a GREAT one!).
As soon as you walk through the door, the vibes are friendly & chilled. Pete has done a smashing job with the decor – from 3D printed skulls to zombie apocalypse signage, it really feels like a home away from home 😉 Seriously though, Pete’s zesty sarcasm is echoed all over the place, reminding us all not to take life too seriously & to be happy in yourself where you’re at.
I can confirm, never will you meet someone you want to thank & kick in such equal measure more than Pete. Hilarious, open, caring… but he WILL make you do those reverse lunges until you ache. It’s a good ache though! Top bloke, smashing place, ace training. Thanks Pete.
The Den has affected my life because it’s a place I want to come back to, for the first time in my life I’m exercising very regularly. I managed to get my visceral fat level down to a safe 10 at last! Whether I drop a pound one week or maintain for weeks on end – or even if I’ve had a lapse with puddings another week and put that pound back on – I feel so much better in myself for keeping up with the exercise that the scales don’t actually matter so much anymore.
The Den has also been a lockdown lifesaver. When I wasn’t working, the zoom classes kept me sane. Having that routine, and the knowledge that we were still managing to do a little bit of good for ourselves, really got us through.
One thing I’ve achieved by training at the Den is being able to do full press-ups after being stuck at the knee for so long felt good! Wish my arms could say the same…
Never thought I’d be doing leg raises in the stirrups…didn’t even think I could get into the stirrups with such tiny limbs…
Another thing is getting through just one conditioning class!?
Pete believes in you, so you end up believing in yourself!
3 words to describe The Fox Den JOLLY, SWEATY, THERAPY