Sussex Performance Centre

Matt’s Story

When I first joined SPC I started to see Nathan as like many people, I struggled with knowing what to do in a weights based gym environment.

The gym intimidated me. It was a vicious cycle. I wouldn’t go in the gym because I didn’t know what to do, yet I’d never learn because I was to intimidated by the other users to even go in.

Fast forward four years and I can honestly say whilst I still don’t fully know what I’m doing in the gym, I now have the confidence to go to any gym and use the machines and lift weights (not that I intend to use other gyms!). This is all thanks to the support and encouragement I’ve experienced during my time at SPC.

All the trainers at SPC are incredible people.

They all work in their own individual ways. They all do things slightly differently and have their own way of motivating you. Yet all of them have one thing in common. The one thing that SPC has over all other gyms; inclusion. It doesn’t matter if you are male, female, old, young, fat or fit. Every single member is made to feel the same. They are made to feel like they can achieve anything. Even the other members treat each other with that same sense of inclusion.

It doesn’t matter how scared you are, how fat and lazy you have become, or how much you are anxious, being part of the SPC community makes you do things you never ever thought you would want to do, let alone could do.

For my first year at SPC I was too scared to go to the men’s group training. I didn’t think I’d fit in. I thought they would all be stereotypical “meat heads” with huge muscles. I thought I’ll go once, make some excuse and stick to the PT. But in reality I went to the first session, realised that everyone was normal and ended up loving it.

Tom is a really great trainer. He really seems to care about each individual. He encourages us all separately to push ourselves and improve the areas we struggle at. He’s really helped me with my fitness. I now need to master pull ups. I can hardly manage 2 let alone the often required 8-10!

Some of us have become friends and see each other outside of the gym, but almost all of us enjoy the group chat and through that we hold each other to account when someone doesn’t turn up.

SPC’s management style has rubbed off on its clients. There is a real sense of doings things together as a group and helping motivate each other one one of us is struggling.

Personally I can say that the main reason I came back to the gym after putting on weight and not coming for a few months was the constant encouragement and reassurance from the SPC team. With their help and encouragement I lost two and a half stone.

I’m motivated by seeing the change the other members have achieved and this has helped me achieve my own changes. Whilst I’m definitely not the strongest person at the gym I now feel confident enough to partner with someone much stronger, and use them to motivate myself to push myself to limits I wouldn’t have ever tried to do before without feeling in the least bit intimidated.

SPC is not just a gym. It’s a lifestyle.

Not only do you get great value for money, excellent training and motivation, you also get a great new group of friends and the chance to socialise with people you wouldn’t have met otherwise. SPC is really good at getting members together, whether that’s at a Sunday post workout BBQ, a quiz night, charity event, or just a drink down the pub. Read all about community here.

Well done team SPC! You should be really genuinely proud of everything you’ve created.

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