The Amber Review – Fitness

The 20/20 Fit Gym

It always feels good to support exciting new ventures within your local community. With a variety of classes to suit all ages and lifestyles the in Winchelsea Road is a Fitness Extravaganza

From injury recovery to fitness, 20/20 Fit, guide and motivate you to reach your goals. Health and fitness at its best, from Gym to Studio Classes, Indoor and Outdoor Fit-camps, nutrition advice and therapies, you’ll find it here; whatever age you are, or feel, they aim to offer something to suit all.

Improvement works are ongoing, taking into account recent feedback; but, already developed are two studio classes, plus the gym and weight training area. The addition of another studio means that studio classes can run simultaneously. NEW classes have been introduced including Zumba,Karate and Body Shock.

During the month of June, there are 2 exciting events. For the ladies, an afternoon of luxury at “LADIES AFTERNOON” try out some of the Training/Spa/Treatments on SATURDAY 9TH JUNE 1.15 P.M. TO 5 P.M. Experience the happiness and harmony that fitness and relaxation brings; choose 4 from these options:- Cardio/Tone, Boxersize, Yoga, Relexology, Holistic massage, Spraytan, Manicure, £30 for gym members, £60 for non members. 50% discount for Frenchmans Holiday Park Customers

“TRAINING TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS” during June, its £2 (yes, just £2!) entry for ALL DAY ENJOYMENT AT THE GYM AND SPA. Bring the advert along in Ryes Own to try out a class on any day of the week for just £1 or, with new memberships, receive a free induction or body MOT. Come along and treat your body and soul to a fitness work-out and relax in the spa facilities.

20/20 Fit Gym offer a variety of membership options and discount offers for unemployed, students and the young at heart older generation. All are welcome. Daily, weekly, monthly or yearly memberships.

One of Hazel’s mottos is FITIME, FITSWIM, FITRUN, FITCAMP which more or less encompasses the personal training offered

Fitness Camps/Outdoor Fitness are held on Mondays at 6.30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. from the Gym and Saturdays at 9.45 a.m. at Frenchman’s Beach Holiday Park, Rye Harbour.

Group leader, Hazel Fulker, organises training groups for anyone who wants to take part.

Hazel tells me she can cater “For all levels/and ages from 14 upwards (with parents), Outdoor fitness/runengland sessions, gives you cv work and also builds/tones your body, working on fitness from running for fun or racing. We have lots of fun and you get fit at the same time, £3 a session. You can power walk-run in no time at all. From beginners-advanced I can help you all”

Mike Chapman, co-owner at 20/20 fit Gym, works closely with the NHS, in particular with the Cardiac and Diabetic Clinic at the Conquest Hospital who send patients to 20/20 at Rye for a 10 week remedial and assessment programme. He also takes referrals from 49 GP Surgeries.

90% of those completing the 10 week assessment find it beneficial to stay on and take up Gym membership.

Mike also works with Age Concern and plans similar links with Diabetics UK and ARRCC in Rye.

There are FITNESS CAMPS, aka “Bootcamps” for children on a Monday from 3.45 to 4.45 (ages 10 years upwards) and Tuesdays 3.30 to 4.45 (ages 6 years upwards).

From first hand experience, I can recommend these classes joining together “fun with fitness”. Hazel goes the extra mile, taking time to explain, particularly to the younger participants, the benefits that fitness can bring; explaining muscle and bone structure and most of all making her classes fun for all.

Personal training for running, swimming for general fun and fitness or training towards an event.

For your pampering needs 20/20 Fit have Anna Hargreaves, Massage Therapist & RPN and Stevie, SiennaX.

Anna advises to make massage part of your health and fitness programme to achieve better results.

Anna can be contacted on 0777 8947123. Experience a unique style of holistic massage working in a deep meaningful way; assisting in identifying problem areas, easing pain and releasing tension, leaving you feeling relaxed and revitalised. With over 27 years of health care experience Anna offers a professional confidential treatment tailored to your needs.

Also in-house is Stevie, Sienna X providing spray tans.

Watch out for fun during the summer holidays, as well as fitness camps, it is hoped that Rye Wheelers Mini Sprockets Community Project can provide Family & Youth Cycle Rides, including safety and maintenance training are planned to commence during the summer holidays.

One of the aims of the children/family rides is to work towards participating in the annual Rye Rotary Cycle Ride event “Tour de Romney Marsh” which takes place on Sunday 14 October.

Ideas and offers for the future for all you fitness fanatics or just because you feel like a treat, include “pre wedding” fitness camps as well as ladies or men only fit sessions.

Intensive fitness towards pre-competition events can be arranged.

All Out Action at the Gym
All Out Action at the Gym


Many ideas are being put into effect, which 20/20 Fit Gym hope will make the complex an efficiently run, welcoming and happy place to exercise & socialise for all. They aim to make existing members happy and hope to welcome many new ones, so please spread the word as progress is made towards their goals.

20/20 Fit Gym occupies a very special location alongside the river, in Winchelsea Road. Future plans include restoring outdoor exercise and seating areas to continue to enjoy fitness and socialising during the long summer months to come and beyond.

To sum up its really “What don’t they do?, rather than, “What do they do?!”


“Rye’s Own”  June 2012

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