Tuesday, July 24, 2018

News: New premises for Functional Fitness

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Functional Fitness and its team of exercise specialists have taken on additional premises in Rotherham.

In addition to offering personal training and support for its gym users, Functional Fitness is playing a key role in the Rotherham "Active for Health" Research Project which aims to increase the physical activity of patients' with long term conditions.

With its first centre at Swinton, the gym operator has now taken on Unit 2, The Galax on Fitzwilliam Road at Eastwood. The property comprises some 7,084 sq ft of warehouse and office accommodation which has been let to Functional Fitness as part of their continued expansion.

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The letting was secured by Burgess Commercial, the Rotherham-based agents who provides a range of services including valuations, sales and letting, and property management, plus expert guidance on rent reviews, business rates, dispute resolution, compulsory purchase and compensation.

Functional Fitness are exercise specialists, delivering high quality physical activity and exercise which ranges from personal training to specialists in long-term illness and health related conditions. As part of Active for Health, Functional Fitness work in partnership with NHS Rotherham, Rotherham Borough Council, The Centre for Sport and Exercise and Sheffield Hallam University.

Active for Health offers specialist physical activity referral pathways for people with cancer, heart disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and back pain. The programme encourages active lifestyles in the long term identifying how physical activity can contribute to the recovery from a health condition.

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Following referrals from rehabilitation or health professionals, patients undertake a 12 week free programme of exercise, tailored to their condition. Group sessions are delivered by specialist exercise professionals with individualised programmes to improve patients recovery.

Functional Fitness is now working on tailored sport and exercise programmes with other parnters including The MS Society and the Rotherham Institute for Obesity (RIO).

Functional Fitness website
Burgess Commercial website

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