“Fitness is not about taking square pegs and forcing them into circular holes. Sometimes you need to appreciate that results will come from blasting away in the gym, dancing away in a class or even working out to a DVD at home. Whatever gets you going, keep doing it, ignore the energy vampires around you and make sure you finish what you started” – Richard
Trends within the fitness industry are always prone to change and yet after many decades of evolution…group fitness is still a mainstay for millions of instructors and participants. Even with the move back towards interval training, there is still an appetite for dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga and everything in between for people wanting to share the experience of a workout with others. Richard carved out his reputation initially through group fitness, developed his interpersonal skills teaching across the UK and with his background as a PT, he was able to create innovative workouts that entertained and got results.
Group fitness workouts are much more than loud music, choreographed movements and shouts of encouragement from a single entity at the front of the room. These unique blocks of time offer social inclusion opportunities, huge physical benefits and massive amounts of psychological support. Boredom is not an option with the variety of workout choices offered across the industry. From kickboxing and dance classes, to boot camps and indoor cycling, a good fitness instructor will challenge your perception of a group fitness class and your limits.
As one of the UKs leading group fitness presenters, Richard has invaluable experience with working with the public, other fitness professionals and numerous brands. From developing fitness concepts, designing gyms, devising/choreographing workouts and being an educator, Richard has a reputation as being thorough, attentive, creative and reliable.
Urban Funk – the award winning hiphop dance workout
Armageddon – variable intensity bodyweight workout
Soulful Stretch – full body stretch & relaxation class
Martial Kombat – cardio/conditioning combat inspired class
Static Conditioning – resistance training workout on the spot
Outside the Box – using the Reebok Step for a full body workout
VIIT Workout – non-stop, full blown, interval training blow-out
VIPR Group Fitness – equipment based class for functional fitness
Boxercise – the original boxing inspired workout
There are a number of signature classes that Richard teaches at events, press launches and as Masterclasses. Here is a small selection of some of the more recent workouts that you could join him in or contact him about teaching at your venue.
MASTERCLASSES & FITNESS EVENTS
Richard has an addictively infectious personality on stage, one that is shared with entire classes and one that you experience when he is presenting fitness of any kind. His unique level of showmanship and consistent professionalism makes you stand up, take notice and is the reason behind his success as a group fitness presenter for various disciplines.
Masterclasses can be a powerful way of sharing knowledge, passion and a great fitness experience for members, staff and the community at large. If retention is something you wish to increase with regard to both your members and your staff, booking a top, home-grown, fitness presenter to provide a buzz at your venue makes perfect sense, especially with attrition rates of both members and staff at exceedingly high rates nationwide.
Booking your Masterclass with Richard is extremely simple, just contact us with your exact requirements including date, class choices, number of participants and location and we can discuss about how best we can work with your budget to make it happen.
MUSIC & WORKOUT MIXTAPE CDS
Working with Pure Energy Music, Richard has been able to start developing his own signature range of workout CDs, perfect for the gym or listening to in the comfort of your own space. Based upon creating a specific mix, tempo and feel to the music, the Armageddon Mixtape range have sold to both instructors and the general public seeking a feel-good and motivational kick to their music.
If you don’t believe the hype, then try reading the tracklist or listening to samples of the compilations by clicking below and enjoying some throwbacks to the heady days of Old’school Garage, Drum & Bass, Funk and even some Rave anthems.
For more information, to read the track listing or to buy your own copy of the Armageddon Mixtape, click below and enjoy.