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ActivZone’s January Newsletter 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! We hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, enjoying all the festivities & maybe a few too many glasses of fizz & mince pies! But it’s a new year now & the team are ready & waiting to help you reach those new years fitness goals no matter how big or small they may be!

New Year, New Classes!

We’re always looking to improve your AZ Class Timetable as & when it needs it. & as most of you know, most of our classes are EXTREMELY popular! Some…. Not so much ☹

So, we’ve had a little change up & given your timetable a slightly new look…

*Monday Night FLEXIBILTY @ 7pm has been CANCELLED & been replaced with PHYSIQUE DEVELOPMENT

*Wednesday Night BOXFIT @ 7:15PM has been CANCELLED & replaced with PHYSIQUE DEVELOPMENT

What is Physique Development?

Designed to target specific muscle groups each week, Physique Development employs a vast array of bodybuilding and strength training techniques suitable from beginner to advanced individuals to develop the size, shape and symmetry of skeletal muscle for an improved physique.

During the 45-minute class you will be taken through an effective warm up priming the muscles to be used and the movements to be executed in the coming session followed by 30-40 minutes training focused solely on muscular development.

  • 45 minutes
  • Build muscle
  • Increase strength
  • Shape your physique
  • Target specific muscle groups
  • One to two muscle groups per session
  • Coached through advanced training techniques
  • Learn how to train most effectively while developing your ideal physique
  • Open to all levels of strength training experience

As always, your feedback is important to us, so why not give your new classes a go & let us know what you think!

What’s in your GOLD Membership?!

GOLD!! Sounds expensive right? It’s really not, but it is just as FABULOUS as the real thing!

It’s MASSIVE! Absolutely PACKED with everything you could need to reach every fitness goal you could imagine!

Not a GOLD Member? NO PROBLEM! From as little as £8* extra per month you could receive all of the following…

*WEEKLY 30minute Personal Training Sessions, Every Saturday/Sunday with our in-house PT’s Ollie & James

*DAILY Fitness Classes (exc.Sundays) Over 30 Classes to choose from EVERY WEEK! We really do have something for everyone

*Tailor-made Training Plans – Whether it be fat loss, toning/muscle building, rehabilitation, improve cardio endurance or MORE, our in-house Personal Trainers can create the PERFECT plan for you.

*Body Composition Tests – Want to know what that number on the scales REALLY means about you? Step on our Tanita scales & let our PT’s tell you what you’re really made of! BodyFat%, Water%, Muscle%, Visceral Fat & Metabolic Age! Perfect to have with your Tailored Plan to create a workout that will target the areas you need it most!

*Bodireel Training App – Keeping your workout on your phone & updating your progress at the tap of an app has never been easier!

Ask the team how you can UPGRADE on your next visit & watch your goals become easier to reach than ever before!


Equipment Share & Gym Etiquette

With our ever growing Member numbers & unfortunately not so expanding gym floor, We‘d like to kindly ask all you lovely people that at busier times (& even not so busy hours) you share equipment if required during your workouts.

We understand that some of you are only able to get in for your workouts for 30 mins a day & so waiting for someone else to finish 4+ sets with 3-4min rests is not always possible.

Therefore, if you find a new or regular user asking ‘how many sets do you have left?’, Please just offer them to ‘jump in’ during rest periods. This will help to accommodate us all & improve your workout experience! We all know there’s nothing worse than having someone hovering around you waiting/rushing you to finish your last few sets/reps!

On that note, who likes a messy gym? Who likes having to hunt to find your usual piece of workout equipment because its not in the correct place? Enjoy stepping over sweaty mats left on the floor? Sitting on a seat with the last users bottom print still steaming? NO?! We didn’t think so either!

Please clean & put away ALL equipment after use to avoid all of the above being found in your club ????  Thank-you.

We’re all so excited to see you all back in your club again this year & welcome all our new ActivZone Members to our ever-growing AZ Family!

See you all soon!

Ejay & The AZ Team x

14th of November – World Diabetes Day!

14th of November is World Diabetes Day which is internationally recognised. Over 3 million people in the UK live with Diabetes but do you know what the disease is and what can you do to prevent the onset of diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a long-term condition in which the blood sugar level in the body is higher than normal.

There are two main types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 diabetesor insulin-dependent diabetes. It is usually (although not exclusively) seen in young people.
  • Type 2 diabetesor non-insulin-dependent diabetes. It tends to affect adults over 40 and overweight people, although it is now becoming commoner amongst younger people. Type 2 diabetes occurs more frequently in people of South Asian and African-Caribbean descent. There are also other types of diabetes.

How common is diabetes?

Currently over 3 million people in the UK have with diabetes, the majority of which is type 2. It is estimated that more than half a million people more in the UK have type 2 diabetes, but are unaware of it.The last 30 years has seen a threefold increase in the number of cases of childhood diabetes. This is especially worrying in respect of the rising numbers of children and teenagers with Type 2 diabetes, which was once only seen in older people. This trend is likely to reflect the rising obesity levels in young people over the same time period. There has also been an increase in the number of children with Type 1 diabetes, the cause of which is unclear.

What are the common symptoms of diabetes?

  • increased thirst
  • frequent urination
  • tiredness
  • weight loss, although appetite often increases (especially in Type 1 diabetes)
  • itchiness, especially around the genitals or genital thrush
  • recurrent infections on the skin, e.g. boils or urinary infection.

How can you help prevent diabetes?

  • Live an active lifestyle
  • Eat healthily
  • Stop smoking

ActivZone’s November Newsletter 2017

November!! This means only 8 weeks or so left of 2017, time to get that final push in to your fitness & earn all those mince pies, celebratory prosecco’s & festive dinners!


Not a great deal going on in your gym this month but still a few things we need to touch on.

First up, fancy nabbing a spot in the surrey half marathon for FREE? Here’s how…


Surrey Half Marathon Competition

ActivZone has paired up with the Surrey Half Marathon & we’re offering 5 lucky people a chance to run it for FREE!

Plus, there’s no skill involved, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is find our AZ Half Marathon Competition post on Facebook, ‘Like’ it & hit SHARE!

It’s as easy as that! The more times you SHARE it, the more chance you have of winning!


Gym 4a Tin – Thank you!

We’d just like to Thank each & every one of you who donated to our collection for the North Guildford Food Bank.

We collected quite an amount (check out the photo on our Facebook page!) & are ready to hand over all your generosity to the people of Guildford in need.

We’re so proud to have such caring & generous Members here at ActivZone! Thank you!


IMPORTANT Car Park Reminder

As you are all aware, the college have employed a really strict team to patrol the car parks.

Unfortunately, far too many of our members (& staff!) have received parking fines in the post last month due to not being signed-in clearly enough (among many other reasons).

Sadly, ActivZone do not have parking rights over the car park, & are only authorised to use the spaces opposite the gym under the following guidelines.

Therefore, we strongly urge you all to:

*Only park in marked bays opposite ActivZone’s door

*Only park in disabled bays if you’re a Blue Badge holder

*Sign-in in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS on EVERY visit to AZ

*If the car park is FULL, please be patient until a space becomes available. (They usually free up quite quickly)


Parking outside of these guidelines will result in parking fines being issued which ActivZone cannot be held responsible for.


Personal Trainer of The Month

This month we’d like to introduce you to another of our external Personal Trainers.

He’s been with us for quite some time now. I tend to think of him as one of our quieter, more ‘let my work speak for itself rather than my voice’ kinda guys!

Please say hello to Jason Mott:

“I have been personal training for the last 7 years and to be honest I love my job.

The satisfaction I get from seeing my clients achieving their goals and more is the best feeling.

I do enjoy pushing my clients through their paces, and with sweat and pain comes results.

Each session offers something different with progress being the leading factor.

I always try to make sure that by the end of the session you have not only learnt but enjoyed the session, as let’s face it, if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t carry on doing it yourself.

I firmly believe that it’s not just the gym that gives results. It’s the health and lifestyle that also needs to be improved. So, I try to combine that with the work we do in the gym.


With Christmas and the party season fast approaching, it’s not too late to start changing for the better.


If you are interested in a session, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Call/text 07749 544812

Or email jasonmottpt@gmail.com


Thanks Jason!

That’s it for November but keep your eyes peeled for Decembers issue next month! It’s set to be a ‘cracker’! ????


See you all soon

Ejay & The AZ Team

ActivZone’s October 2017 Newsletter

October & Autumn has arrived! Crisp, bright & chilly mornings have begun, time to have a reason to have those extra layers on!

We have some new, important & exciting things to tell you about (& a little request to ask of you all ???? ) …


Winner of our YOUvsSUNFLOWER Competition

If you’re lovely enough to follow us on Facebook you may have seen our announcement of our YOUvsSUNFLOWER competition winner. If not, well we’ll tell you here..

In 12 weeks his sunflower grew over 190cms almost reaching his 1st floor windows, one of our longest standing members of ActivZone & deserved winner of 1 YEAR GOLD MEMBERSHIP is BRIAN BINMORE! Well Done Brian!



I know we’ve mentioned before about the car parking company upping their parking fees.

However, we have had the pleasure of meeting the new officers this week & they really do mean business!

So please, please, PLEASE do remember to sign in your registration on EVERY visit, regardless of time of day, & that the car park sign in book is only valid for the spaces immediately opposite the gym (entire top car park) as these guys can be on site at any time.

Parking is only permitted for 2 HOURS MAXIMUM.


A Small Request

We hope you all know how much we LOVE each & every one of you, our ActivZone Family.

We try our very best to assist you all in your individual needs, goals and requests.

We’re always receiving verbal feedback from you guys which really doesn’t go unnoticed, but to show the rest of the world how WONDERFUL ActivZone & its members are, please could we ask a little favour?!

We’d massively appreciate it (it takes 2 minutes of your time) if you could all pop over to GOOGLE & Facebook & leave us an honest review.

We don’t like bombarding people with flyers and phone calls, & we know how important & helpful recommendations are to people, with your help we can show the people of Guildford just how great your Gym is! Thank-you.



Woohooo! We have a shiny new member of the team!!

He’s only been with us a few days but we think he fits in just fab!

Say Hello to the newest member of the team James Dean (How cool is his name?! AWESOME!)

“Since stepping foot into the fitness industry over 6 years ago I have worked with countless clients to achieve a multitude of health and fitness related goals and have developed a desire to continue to learn and be the best at what I do. Having previously worked with elite level sports clubs including Surrey Scorchers Basketball and Wasps Rugby Academy my passion lies within professional sport and the development of athletic performance. Combining both my knowledge of sport and exercise physiology and my past experience within professional sport and the health and fitness industry, I am well equipped to help you realise any fitness or performance related goal”.

Introductory offer

Save 37.5% on every 1-2-1 session booked before October 31st!

1-2-1 session – £40 £25 per hour

Partner training – £20 £12.50pp per hour


  • BSc Sports Science and Coaching (First Class Honours)
  • Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer

Specialist areas

  • Strength and conditioning for team sports
  • Long-term athletic development
  • Lean mass development
  • Body fat reduction


Mobile: 07568163237

E-mail: basketballstrengthcoach@gmail.com


That’s it for October!

As always, any questions just ask!

See you soon

Ejay & The slightly larger AZ Team x



ActivZone’s September Newsletter 2017

WOW! What fabulous weather did we have on Bank Holiday Weekend? Probably the best I can remember for quite some time!

But here we are, September already & an Indian summer is predicted… Anything is better than the so-called British one we’re supposed to have had the last few months, But I won’t hold my breath!

So, September, what does ActivZone have in store for you….


Sadly, some of you have already been victim to the colleges carpark ticket attendant ☹

& unfortunately, the external company have upped their parking fines amount from £60 to £100!!!

So please, please, PLEASE remember to ALWAYS sign your registration IMMEDIATELY & CLEARLY into our sign-in sheets at reception to avoid any tickets being issued to you whilst you are using ActivZone.

As stated before, ActivZone have no authority to overrule any fines issued therefore we strongly encourage you to sign in on every visit.


Back to school/college means GREAT news for your class timetable (and your hairs, if like me, towards the end, you’ve been ‘pulling it out’), as we have full access to the college dance studio again! ????

ZUMBA returns inside on a Tuesday @ 18:30pm with Sarah & YOGA returns back to Wednesdays @ 18:30pm with Sara!

Ohh I do love having a bit of routine back again!

We thank-you for all your patience and understanding during times of staff holiday & college closures as we know how important a regular exercise regime is & just how disruptive change can potentially be.


You may have noticed the exciting changes starting to take place within your changing facilities & we’re not stopping there!

So far, major changes have been made to your showers. With brand new heads, pipes, power switches & new pressure pumps installed to make your showering experience more reliable.

These are just the start of the improvements we are doing for you.

Please bear with us whilst the works are underway as we hope to make the improvements as less disruptive as possible.

As always, your feedback is so important to us. So please do let us know if we’ve not got something quite right & we’ll do are upmost to get it sorted!


We know, from past experience, just how generous you guys are when it comes to donations. So, we’ve come up with a great idea to give something back to you as we, the ActivZone family, give to the North Guildford Food Bank.

Simply bring in a friend who is not (yet!) a member & a ‘Tin’ (any non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby products etc..) & in return, they gym for FREE!

Of course, you can donate as much or as little as you like without bringing any friends in… we just thought it’d be a great way for us to meet new people, introduce new faces to your Gym & give back to the people of Guildford who are in need at the same time.


This month is a turn for the girls to show that we are just as strong mentally & physically as the boys… ( 😛 yeaaaah, I went there! Haha!)

Kicking it off for team PINK is freelance long standing Personal Trainer Nikki Gibbs….

“With a degree in Sports Science and over 8 years’ experience in the fitness industry I have gained knowledge and a lot of experience to help and support you in achieving your goals.

I develop training programmes to tailor your needs and your lifestyle therefore being both realistic and sustainable. I like to make workouts enjoyable and make them become a part of your everyday life.

I enjoy a challenge and have worked with many clients over the years ranging from general fitness and weight management to knee replacements, Parkinson’s and Stroke Rehabilitation.

Whatever is desirable is doable!!!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll help your fitness dreams become a reality.


Annnnd we’re done! Over and out for another Month!

Catch you all soon!

Ejay & the AZ Team x

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