Twice a week I begin and end my day training with Nick. Without a doubt, opening and closing the day in the surrounds of Jubilee Park brings a welcome relief to my working week. However, more than this, Nick has a fantastic capacity to ensure that training is balanced by an atmosphere that is relaxed and professional. Nick knows that training is something that should enrich busy lives through the opportunity that it brings to do something for yourself, peppered with banter, laughter and the satisfaction of hard work.
Nick is a fantastic trainer who thankfully does not have to draw upon a “macho” approach but rather is assured by his knowledge of a good solid session that leaves you feeling better about yourself because of what you have achieved. Nick clearly has a strong understanding of developing and optimising fitness and, because of this, there is not a regular routine to sessions or a recipe for fitness that he draws upon. Rather, Nick evaluates and tracks progress across and within sessions so that they are always varied. Sessions are not shaped by exercises or circuits but rather around a range of incremental sets and challenges that have a phenomenal capacity to build fitness and take you beyond what you thought was achievable even at the beginning of a session.
Training with Nick means that you will be working with someone who will be supportive of your goals, in a place that gets you in amongst the community of park life and with a trainer who has a genuine ease in getting the best out of you.
It will undoubtedly be the best part of your day.
Danielle Rigg- Smith
6months ago, I made the a decision to look after myself and prioritise exercise as part of my daily routine. I haven’t looked back since joining Nick and the team at Inner West Outdoor fitness. With two children under two, I lost a sense of myself, felt exhausted and was caught in a vicious cycle of sleepless nights, then working full time. I used to be an elite athlete, so why have I become a couch potato?! Time to make a change. On August 1st, I started training with Nick and co. At first, I started with 2 sessions a week (one bootcamp and one run club), and across the duration of 6months have built to a minimum 4 sessions per week. I had zero stomach muscles and an incredibly weak back from carrying two children in such a short space of time, however Nick tailored the exercises to suit my current fitness status. Each session encompasses a combination of cardio and weights, along with exercises using your own body weight. Sometimes we partner up, other days it’s a race against the clock but the beauty of Inner West Outdoor fitness is that every session is different.
Fast forward to 6months of consistent outdoor fitness and I no longer wear my back brace, feel strong and energised to take on the day, more toned (I still have work to do!) and most importantly have my sense of confidence and pride in who I am back again. I have lost a safe amount of weight across this time and have a goal to lose more across the next 6months. Strong is the new sexy! This team have become my friends and I genuinely look forward to waking up and working out with everyone.
Thank you to Nick, Sascha and my bootcamp buddies.
I joined Inner West Outddor fitness about three years ago in my early 40’s. My wife was my inspiration as she had been going to boot camp a few years head of me and had more energy. I didn’t know quite what to expect. I knew I didn’t want a military style experience (been there done that when younger), but I did want to get fit. I was fed up of playing with my kids in the park and running out of puff! The first month is tough. I started with one session a week but to really benefit you need to aim to get to four and in reality make three a week. I transitioned to about three sessions a week after about a year and immediately felt the benefits. All my fellow exercisers are a great bunch of people. Different ages and fitness levels, but we all get on and have a laugh along the way. Seeing the regulars at 6 am is a good feeling because you feel like you are sharing the journey to fitness with like minded people. Most of the regulars have been going longer than me! I get out of bed wondering what is in store as every session is different. The variety is tremendous. All I know is that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are about overall fitness, Thursday morning is boxing and Fridays is lots of exercises along the foreshore at Glebe. Every three months or so we do a fitness test and get to see our progress (or if we have gone backwards). The trainers motivate and encourage everyone and I love the fact that no session is easy. You are pushed hard in a way that ensures you work you body and your mind. I feel positive and sharp after every session.