Its our Birthday!

Please join us for our anniversary celebrations!
It’s 1 year of the Unit and 10 years of Progressive Fitness
Monday 26th September 1800 – 2030
Plus a chance to win free membership by accepting our invite.
Just click the Book now button below to accept.

Unbelievably Progressive Fitness is going to be 10 years old next week and that falls at the same time we opened The Unit 1 year ago.  To celebrate both of these landmark birthdays we are having an open evening at The Unit.

We would love11865274_10152909017246249_314723799_o for you to join us for this occasion on Monday 26th September, 18CS_logo_support00 – 2030 here at The Unit.

This event is free to attend, all you need to do is register your place online so we know how many people to plan for! Everyone who comes will be entered in to a draw to win membership at both The Unit and Boot Camp.

Come down and try out some challenges we will have set out such as Beat The Trainer, Yulia’s Yoga challenge and a #22 Press up challenge.  Plus we will have Nurture Your Body giving out advice and 15 min massages to anyone who needs them.  We will be raising money on the night for Combat Stress too so please bring any spare change you have for donations and for the silent auction!  So just sign up today and let us you know you’re coming.  If you need more persuading then there will be some bubbly after the challenges too…after all it is a celebration!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 26th from 1800!

James and Team


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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