Kenny ‘KenFlo’ Florian Seminar Wed 17th August

On Wednesday 17th August, we will be welcoming UFC Veteran Kenny Florian to teach a super seminar at our gym in South Wimbledon, London. Kenny has challenged for the UFC title on 3 occasions and is an experienced MMA and BJJ practitioner with 4 stripes on his black belt. The seminar will be BJJ focused where Kenny will be demonstrating and sharing his wealth of martial arts knowledge with us. Click the link to book your slot https://goteamup.com/…/49662229-kenny-kenflo-florian…/
🔸Members £35
🔸Non-members £55
🔸Date: Wed 17th August ’22
🔸Time: 6pm – 9pm
🔸Venue: Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts, 17 Lyon Rd, London, SW19 2RL

Christmas Opening Times

The gym will aim to open up as much as possible over the Christmas holidays except for Xmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when we will be closed. We will have instructor led Open Mats on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and on the 27th and 28th which are bank holidays. I’ve listed below our gym opening hours and have updated the TeamUp calendar so you can book classes. Thanks!

Fri 24th Dec (Xmas Eve)- lunchtime Open Mat 12:30pm to 2pm (no evening classes)
Sat 25th Dec (Xmas Day) – Closed
Sun 26th Dec (Boxing Day) – Closed
Mon 27th Dec (Bank Holiday) – BJJ Open Mat 6.30pm to 8pm, MMA Striking 8pm to 9pm
Tues 28th Dec (Bank Holiday) – BJJ Open Mat 6.30pm to 8pm, MMA Open Mat 8pm to 9pm
Wed 29th Dec – Classes as usual
Thurs 30th Dec – Classes as usual
Fri 31st Dec (New Year’s Eve) – lunchtime BJJ Open Mat 12:30pm to 2pm
Sat 1st Jan – Closed
Sun 2nd Jan – Classes as usual
Mon 3rd Jan (Bank holiday) – Regular adult classes will run as usual (no kid’s class)
Tues 4th Jan onwards – Classes as usual

Gym life from July 19th

All legal restrictions are being lifted from Monday 19th July, this means we will be able to increase the capacity of classes albeit cautiously.  We are still putting a limit on how many can attend each class and the following procedures will still stay in place for everyone’s safety until further notice:

 

Every member must book via our TeamUp online booking system

Hand sanitising station will remain on entry, at reception and by toilets for members use before, during and after class

Masks are voluntary in and out of the building

Windows will remain open on all sides of the building for air flow

On top of cleaning the mat we will still spray sanitise all surfaces on a daily basis and fumigate the premises on monthly basis

As social distancing is no longer a legal requirement please do still spread yourselves out and avoid mingling when not necessary.

We will still have the QR track and trace displayed at reception however we do keep our own track and trace records from the booking system

If you feel ill, stay home. If you have a positive Covid test, then you will need to quarantine for 10 days prior to returning to the gym

 

Stay safe,

 

Tom and the Stronger Team

Covid Government Announcement 22nd Feb 2021

Hi Team, just a bit of an update regarding the government’s announcement.

 

There’s still a few unanswered questions from what has been published but here is what the government have said can commence and when:

 

12th April – Indoor classes for children can commence. Household adults may also train with kids. Adult individual training is permitted e.g. individual circuit training.

 

17th May – Group indoor classes for adults can resume following Covid indoor risk assessment and social distancing rules

 

21st June – Regular contact training can commence, risk assessments will apply but expect things back to normal

 

We’re still waiting for further clarity on the guidance published at which point we will be in contact for a return to training plan and the timetable we can offer.

 

Thanks,

 

The Stronger Team

TIER 4 – GYM CLOSURE

The government have put us into tier 4, and the gym will be closed for at least 2 weeks at which point the Government will review the current tier system. Regrettably this has messed up everyone’s Christmas plans and put more strain on our wellbeing. Hang in there and keep strong everybody💪. We will update all members in due course with what to expect over the coming weeks. Thanks.

Tier 3

Dear Members,

 

As announced yesterday, London will be entering Tier 3 from tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December and although we can remain open we are now not allowed to hold instructor-led group adult classes. So what does this mean? 

 

 

KIDS TRAINING

All Stronger Kids classes will remain unchanged and continue as normal.

Anyone under 18 years of age will still be allowed to take part in instructor led group classes. We will make contact with all 14 to 17 years old to form a new kids class, if you would like your child to be enrolled then please do get in contact.

 

 

ADULT TRAINING

Tier 3 stipulates that instructor led group activity is not permitted indoors. In place of the current classes we will hold open gym sessions following the current timetable so you will still be able to book sessions via TeamUp following social distancing rules to come in and hit bags, do ground work, use our weight equipment, take on one of our HIIT circuits designed by our coaches.

 

Coaches will be on hand to provide technical advice and support to individuals, declared household bubbles (those that live together) and support bubbles (an individual who lives alone or a single parent who bubbles up with another household).

 

TIMETABLE

The timetable will be updated overnight. 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

We will continue to take payments as normal, except if you have already frozen your membership, so we can maintain the operational running of the gym. If you are experiencing difficulty or would like to freeze your membership whilst we are in Tier 3 then please do get in contact and we will action requests as soon as possible. Thank you. 

 

 

HOW LONG WILL WE BE IN TIER 3 FOR?

The Government reviews the tier system every 2 weeks, so the next review will take place on Wednesday 30th December. 

 

On behalf of our coaches and staff, thank you so much for your continued commitment and support to our gym during these difficult times. Let’s hope we can bring in the New Year on a high.

Tom Goulder
Gym Manager

Gym Reopening 2nd Dec

Hi Team,

 

Our gym will reopen for business on Wednesday 2nd December and you can now book your classes via the TeamUp app, via our website timetable or using this link:https://goteamup.com/p/3511041-stronger-fitness-and-mart/

Timetable remains largely unchanged except for Striking for MMA now taking place on Thursday at 7am instead of Saturday and BJJ now having two morning classes on Monday and Wednesday at 7am.

All other Kids and adults class times remain unchanged.

 

As a reminder to all members:

  • Please follow social distancing rules during, to and from the gym.
  • Temperature checks on arrival
  • Sanitiser stations are placed on entry, by the toilets and changing room
  • Please arrive no earlier than 5 -10 mins before class and ready to train
  • Mats will be disinfected between each class
  • Everyone must pre-book classes otherwise no entry
  • Track and trace QR code is available on entry
  • Parents of kids are asked not to stay at the gym whilst classes are being conducted

Thank you for your understanding and see you on the mats soon.

 

The Stronger Team

Lockdown Closure and Payment Options

Dear Members,

With a heavy heart I am writing to confirm that we will be closed from tomorrow, Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.

Over the next few days we will be uploading new Zoom classes to the TeamUp calendar that will keep you mentally and physically in shape until we re-open our doors. I do fully expect to re-open with a bang so watch this space!

Membership Payments

We appreciate this is a tough time for everyone and have outlined 3 membership payment options:

1) Continue to support the gym and keep your membership running, you don’t need to do anything – Thank you!
or
2) We can apply a 50% discount on your next billing date
or
3) We can freeze your membership until we re-open

If you would like option 2 or 3, simply email info@strongerfitness.co.uk with your request.

Please note, if your payment is imminent or has recently gone out then we will apply the reduction to your next billing date.

Whilst we’re sorting out the zoom schedules for the next few weeks, why not re-visit these awesome BJJ, MMA and Body Workout videos that were filmed during lockdown #1on our YouTube Channel

Thanks again for your support,

Tom and the Stronger Team

Fighting for Chloe – raising awareness for Mental Health

This October 10th is World Mental Health Day and our wonderful Roxy has organised a fundraising event to raise money for Rethink Mental Health charity in memory of one our BJJ and MMA students Chloe Costa who sadly took her own life in December last year. The plan is to complete 23 laps (approximately 161 miles) around Richmond Park as a team relay on Saturday 10th October. We already have a team of 3 cyclists ready to take part but we’re still looking for more team members to join in! If you would like to take part whether it be cycling or even running if you don’t have a bike then please message Tom or Roxy so we have an idea of numbers wanting to participate. 😃🙏💪🚴‍♀️🏃🏽

Please also donate if you can, here’s the justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/strongerforchloe

Chloe is pictured on the right winning Double Silver at Grappling Industries BJJ tournament in 2019.

We are open!

We are pleased to announce that Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts is now open for business!

You can now book classes via our new booking system with TeamUp by clicking this link:  https://goteamup.com/p/3511041-stronger-fitness-and-mart/

Simply click the class you would like to attend, choose the membership or PAYG option you would like and then follow the instructions.

Classes available to book:
  • BJJ Survival Skills with BJJ Black belt Oli Geddes
  • Striking for MMA
  • Wrestling for MMA
  • Kung Fu
  • Yoga
  • Body Workout with Panda – circuit training HIIT style classes
  • Kids BJJ, Wrestling and Kung Fu Classes

Future bookings can be made via our website  www.strongerfitness.co.uk on the timetable page which is linked to TeamUp, via the link above or by downloading the TeamUp App available on GooglePlay and AppleStore.

As you are aware, we will have to change the way we operate to ensure everyone’s safety following government COVID-secure guidelines. Below I will list the rules for each class and the changes that will be implemented during Phase 1 of re-opening.
Phase 1 of training will follow government COVID-secure guidelines with social distancing in mind and Phase 2 is a return to full contact training as soon as the Government advise it is safe to do so.

Gym Rules and Class Structure Phase 1 – our aim is to put on heavy workout sessions focusing on the drills and techniques of your respected martial art and fitness classes:

  • Classes will be capped at 16 people
  • Classes will last 45 mins with a 15-minute interval before the next class commences – this will allow time for members to leave and arrive promptly for the next class with less footfall on the stairway.
  • Members will be allowed in 5 mins before your scheduled class.
  • Members will be expected to book classes via the TeamUp app or online
  • Staff will spray disinfectant throughout the premises in between each class
  • Sanitizer stations by reception, toilet and changing rooms
  • Members are to maintain social distancing before, during and after the class
  • Windows will be open for ventilation and airflow
  • Temperature check on entry with a few health questions asked
  • No visitors allowed unless pre-booked with a member of staff
  • Parents will be able to drop off/pick up kids at the main entrance and a member of staff will be on hand
  • Various classes will be live streamed if booked online
  • Members will be asked to come in their gym kits ready for their sessions
  • Changing rooms will have limited space for those that absolutely need it
So get booking and see you on the mats soon.

If you have questions regarding membership then please email me on      info@strongerfitness.co.uk

Finally, I would also like to formally extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our coaching team – Alex Montagnani. Alex is a professional MMA fighter, actor and all-round top guy who will bring much experience to the gym which our members will be able to benefit from. Alex will be taking Striking for MMA classes when we re-open so get booking onto his classes.
Thanks,
Tom Goulder
Gym Manager

Stronger Fitness and Martial Arts