Christmas Gift Vouchers

Stuck for Christmas present ideas?! Why not give the gift of fitness! Or add us to your own Christmas wish list….

We can provide gift vouchers for the following:

  • One to One Boxing training
  • One to One Running coaching
  • Personal training packages at The Unit
  • 6 Week Fitness Boot Camps
  • Bespoke Nutritional and Fitness Programmes

Drop us an email for more information
Let us fulfill your Christmas wishes ho ho ho.

Christmas Opening 2015

All members should have received an email with our Christmas Opening Hours. Here’s a reminder:

Thursday 24th – 6.10am class only

Friday 25th – CLOSED

Saturday 26th – CLOSED

Sunday 27th – CLOSED

Monday 28th – CLOSED

Tuesday 29th – Normal programme

Wednesday 30th – Normal Programme

Thursday 31st – 6.10am class only

Friday 1st – CLOSED

Saturday 2nd – 8am Boxing and an additional Family and Friends 9am class! Non-members welcome

Sunday 3rd – CLOSED

Monday 4th – Normal programme

I will draw your eye to our festive work out at 7pm on Wednesday 23rd December, we hope you can join us for the class followed by healthy Christmas drinks and nibbles.

Also on Saturday 2nd January we will be holding a Friends and Family session at 9am. Start the New Year off with a bang and get your loved ones involved too (for free!)

In January we will be launching our fitness test which will occur every 8 weeks. Our first one is on 9th January 8am – 10am (replacing Boxing).

Fitness Testing

In January we will be starting our fitness testing programme. Every 8 weeks you are invited to join us at The Unit to track and record your progress. Beginning the morning with  your health assessments, you will then move on to complete a number of our standard fitness tests, before finishing with a timed, measured run.

Testing is really important so that you can see the real improvements you are making to your health and well being by committing to a fitness and diet regime. Equally if you’re not seeing the results you want to, we can work with you to tweak your programme to get you back on track.

Our first fitness test is on Saturday 9th January so get your New Year off to a bang and join us. Friends and family are welcome to join you and see what you’ve been up to!

Finishing Touches

As we get nearer to our Opening Day event on 26th September, we are enjoying putting all the finishing touches in place at the gym. This week a friend of ours, Tom Baker, visited The Unit to spray us an amazing mural. He took our vague concept and created this fantastic design for us.

Watching him turn it in to the work of art that it is, was a special experience. It really has personalised our venue and hopefully some of the words will inspire our clients to keep going when training gets tough. The picture incorporates two of the exercises that we hope people will be able to achieve with us – pull ups and good boxing form!

You really need to see it up close to see all the detail that has gone in to it – come and have a visit to check it out. You can register for the Opening Event here  Register Here

If you want to see more of Tom’s work, check out The Heart & Bone Store on Facebook. theheartandbonestore

Tom Mural

Your Invite to our Opening Day

Hi all,

Click on the link below to register your interest in attending our Opening Day. Have a look around The Unit, try out some classes, have a go at some of our challenges and meet a Sci-Mx athlete and try some tasty protein samples!

We are pleased to announce that our friend and long time client Pam Warren will be saying a few words and officially cutting the ribbon to open the Unit.

Click here to register so that we can cater accordingly Register Here

James and Rachael

The Unit – Opening Day Confirmed!

Hi All,

I’m excited to announce that our Opening Day will be on Saturday 26th September 2015. Work is busily carrying on at the site and the guys at Kingsmen are doing an amazing job. We now have showers and toilets, the walls are all painted and the metal work has all been touched up. It really is looking great.

We will send out an official invite to the launch event so if you’re not on our mailing list drop us an email to and follow our Facebook page too!




The Unit – Progress So Far.

I’m pleased to say that we now (finally!) have planning permission to convert an industrial unit in to our very own gym! The Progressive Fitness Unit is born! I’m so excited that the clean-up operation has started and building work has begun to transform this derelict old factory unit in to a purpose built warehouse gym. Our friends at Kingsmen have already done loads of work on clearing it out and it looks great already.

I am now in the process of designing our class programme and ordering all the new equipment we will need in order to deliver the sessions. To say I’m like a kid in a candy shop is an under-statement. Having the Unit will allow us to really progress the great work we already do at Boot Camp and with our current Personal Training clients. It will enable to me to deliver different classes and offer holistic programming that should see great results for our clients.


mezzanine cleared up
The view from the mezzanine

Have we found our site?

Today I visited an industrial unit in Reading which I very much hope could become the venue for our new gym- the Progressive Fitness Unit. As you can see, it really is “industrial” and will need a lot of tidying up. It has a great floor space though and a mezzanine level which could double as a studio so I really feel like it could become our new home. Off to fill out some paperwork and speak to the Council about applying for a Change of Use. Fingers crossed!!

James Parker

October 2014 unit