A former journalist is aiming to make her new fitness studio in Stewkley something to write home about.
The Workshop is the new location of trainer Ruth Frost’s Euphoria Fitness brand, set in the heart of the village at Manor Business Centre.
The 140sq metre studio features a wide range of functional fitness kit including a 22-metre battling rope, kettlebells, gymnastic rings, tractor and lorry tyres, Indian clubs and a suspended chin-up bar.
“The idea of functional fitness is that you are training the body to function better for overall health and wellness,” said Ruth.
“It’s not about building certain muscles to look a certain way – although as a side-effect, this kind of training shreds fat and results in a great balanced physique.”
Ruth believes passionately in the mental as well as physical benefits of exercise and that key is to be engaged with and enjoy what you’re doing.
Sessions at The Workshop incorporate exercises aimed at boosting the brain-body connection.
“This kind of fitness is great for both the body and mind,” Ruth explained. “I believe workouts where you have to keep your brain really engaged with your body – rather than gazing at a TV screen while repetitively striding away on a crosstrainer or treadmill, for example – have a multitude of benefits beyond strengthening muscles and burning calories.”
Ruth, an Aylesbury girl originally, followed a career in journalism in London before embarking on her personal training venture, working in financial then fashion business media.
Enlisting the help of a personal trainer herself to get fit was the start of an unexpectedly transformational journey, which she then wished to enable for others through re-training as a fitness instructor herself.
For more information see www.Euphoria-Fitness.com or call 07935 590 240.
> See Ruth’s fitness column in the columnists section of the LBO’s website.