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Guy Lochhead of Bristol Co-operative Gym talks to other people on the fringes of the fitness industry about their work, the problems they see in the mainstream gym model, and what their ideal training environment would look like. Together, let's imagine a better alternative.

Guy Lochhead of Bristol Co-operative Gym talks to other people on the fringes of the fitness industry about their work, the problems they see in the mainstream gym model, and what their ideal training environment would look like. Together, let's imagine a better alternative.
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Guy Lochhead of Bristol Co-operative Gym talks to other people on the fringes of the fitness industry about their work, the problems they see in the mainstream gym model, and what their ideal training environment would look like. Together, let's imagine a better alternative.

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English

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07964673984


Episodes

Maintaining our Gym’s Unique Culture with Darren Faulkner of Primal Gym

10/23/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 6 Listen in your podcast app For this, the last episode of the series, I spoke with Darren Faulkner, one of the founders of Primal Gym in Leeds. When I asked Darren to imagine his ideal training environment, he paused for a while, looked around, and then said that he felt that Primal Gym was pretty much it. He is in the rare and enviable position of having made his dream gym a reality. In this interview, he talks us through the systems...

Duration:00:31:50

Truly Accessible Training with Gina & Chris Hopkins of Adaptive Martial Arts

10/16/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 5 Listen in your podcast app This episode is with Gina and Chris Hopkins from Adaptive Martial Arts. AMA provide martial arts training for all abilities. Rather than coaching in a particular lineage or tradition, they take an innovative mixed approach, drawing from multiple disciplines to best suit the specific people they are working with in their classes. They give some examples of how they assess a potential training venue as being...

Duration:00:26:03

Gyms as Shared Play Spaces with Charlie Bones of X-Ray Spexercise

10/9/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 4 Listen in your podcast app This episode is with Charlie Bones, who runs the X-Ray Spexercise Punk Aerobics classes. In the familiar environments of music venues and pubs, she pairs classic punk culture with simple aerobic exercises to share the benefits of physical activity with people who can’t stand gyms and gym playlists. She talks about how she creates an environment where people feel okay to make mistakes, get sweaty, and look...

Duration:00:26:03

Designing for Different Needs with David Sully of Stride Fitness

10/2/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 3 Listen in your podcast app This episode is with David Sully, who runs two very different exercise groups in Bristol - the LGBTQ fitness classes at Hamilton House and the Yate Active Wellbeing Group. Although the content of these classes, and the people who go to them, are very different, in both settings Dave creates a space where exercise is used as a tool not just for improving our physical health, but also to start conversations and...

Duration:00:22:02

Making the Gym an Urban Idyll with Devaki of Curvy Girl Yoga

9/25/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 2 Listen in your podcast app This episode is with Devaki, the founder of Curvy Girl Yoga. In her classes, Devaki creates a dedicated, celebratory space for women sized 16 or more to practice yoga. She describes how she builds this environment with openness and humour, nurturing the relationships between those who’ve been attending for a while and welcoming any newcomers into that culture. In the second part of our interview, she describes...

Duration:00:23:35

Learning from Global Training Traditions with Peter Hodkinson of Body Mind Fitness

9/18/2019
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The Good Gym Guide Podcast • Series 1, Episode 1 Listen in your podcast app This first episode of The Good Gym Guide is with Peter Hodkinson of Body Mind Fitness. Peter produces beautiful wooden training equipment, as used in movement traditions from all across the world - clubs from India, meels, maces and sang shields from Persia, tai-chi balls from China... He has travelled widely to experience some of these methods in their place of origin, and he talks about how this has affected...

Duration:00:21:17