STRETCHING: Are You Wasting Your Time

WHY STRETCH? I am a fan of a good stretch. And maintaining your joints flexibility, suppleness and robustness is, in my opinion, THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL you can have. Ask any health professional, or sports coach, or athlete, or weekend warrior, “Why do you Stretch?” and you will almost certainly get one of the following [...]

By | 2018-04-05T07:21:21+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Blog, Jimmy Sykes’s Posts|0 Comments

Is a combination of classes and PT your recipe for success?

If you're struggling to structure your week around your fitness goals, including one or two classes, adapted to your different requirements, may be the route to success that you have been looking for. If you have already been with us at BBG, you will know what to expect from our classes! If not, what are [...]

By | 2018-03-28T05:59:35+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Blog, Case Studies, Jimmy Sykes’s Posts|0 Comments

Benefits of TRX Training

Bodyweight training is a safe effective method of training for everyone no matter your current situation. When new clients come and see me, I will ensure they have sound movement patterns and can complete basic bodyweight exercises before adding any weight to the movement. This is primarily to avoid injury, but also, adding weight gives [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:56:53+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Blog, Jimmy Sykes’s Posts|0 Comments

I’ve never been a sporty person or a gym fanatic

I’ve never been a sporty person or a gym fanatic so hauling my lumbering arse into the gym wasn’t a natural fit for me. The Better Body Group gym, as a whole, makes this experience as pleasant as it can be without compromising on personal results. The trainers are exceptional. Why Jimmy? I’ve been training with [...]

“The training you offer is fabulous”

Jimmy, I'd just like to say thank you.  I always leave your PT sessions with a sense of well-being and achievement in addition to exhaustion.  It's obvious that you really enjoy your job because you put so much into it. I think the very tailored nature of the training you offer is fabulous, keeping me [...]

Tough Mudder… Why??!!!??

Tough Mudder… Why??!!!??   I believe it was after one of Jimmy’s  gruelling, I mean fantastic,  spin sessions, Rachel and I had mentioned we liked the idea of doing a Tough Mudder one day… this idea took hold and on Saturday this became reality when myself, Rachel, Emma, Alan, Liv and  Jimmy under took the [...]

10 Questions With Jimmy Sykes

1. What made you decide to become an Exercise specialist? Since my teens I have had a passion for Sport & Exercise Science, and learning about the human body and how it can be repaired, improved and optimised through exercise. I love working with people, and couldn't resist the opportunity to apply my knowledge in [...]

By | 2017-03-09T12:11:20+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Jimmy Sykes’s Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special high five to a great trainer

After spending my 20’s focusing on education and devoting myself almost entirely to building a professional career, and putting a roof over my young families head, I promised myself that my 30’s would be the healthiest period of my life yet. Each year through my 20’s it felt like I ended the year with another [...]

Goal Setting are you Doing it Right?

Goal Setting are you Doing it Right? At the Better Body Group, we are proud to say we guarantee results. No matter what reason drives you to take that first step to walk through our doors, what you have in common with everyone else here, is that you actually have a REASON that’s motivated you [...]