Archive for year: 2017

December 10, 2017
10 Dec 2017

Rigs Fitness Wins THIRD National Award in 5 Years

“Rigs Fitness in Moseley, Birmingham has won a THIRD national recognition at a prestigious fitness industry awards ceremony”

Rigs Fitness Best Gym in Midlands and Wales 2017

Rigs Fitness beat off strong opposition to be crowned Regional Gym of the Year Midlands & Wales at the National Fitness Awards

WE ARE SO PROUD to announce that Rigs Fitness has won ‘The Best Gym in Midlands and Wales’ at this years National Fitness Awards. This adds to our recent string of successes. Since opening in 2012, our gym in Moseley, Birmingham has won:

–       Best New Gym in the UK, 2013 (LINK)

–       Best Functional Training Gym in the UK, 2016 (LINK)

–       Regional Gym of the Year, Midlands & Wales 2017 (an award that Rigs had previously come runner up in in 2014 and 2016)

–       Rigs also came runner up in the years Strength Training Gym of the Year.

Rigs Fitness, Birmingham Best Gym in the Midlands and Wales

The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.

To come out on top, our gym went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to members and staff and examined all areas of the business from member retention to customer service.

Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included top personal trainer Richard Callender, fitness guru and former contestant on The Apprentice Katie Bulmer-Cooke and award-winning gym owner Steve Johnson, who decided the winners in each category from the shortlists.

LEARN MORE ABOUT RIGS FITNESS HERE

National Fitness Awards’ event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our winners have had an arduous journey to this point – the standard of entries seems to just get stronger year on year and every facility that walked away with an award should be extremely proud.”

Awards were presented in over 20 categories at a glittering ceremony at The Athena in Leicester, attended by over 800 health and fitness professionals and hosted by former TV Gladiator and fitness expert Jenny Pacey and top personal trainer and fitness presenter Dean Hodgkin.

Rigs Owner Sam Smith with Brother and Digital Media Specialist Ben Smith

Rigs Owner Sam Smith (Right) with Brother and Digital Media Specialist Ben Smith (Left)

Rigs Fitness Paul Gilmore, Sam Smith, Callum Hawthorne

Co-Founder Paul Gilmore (Left), Owner Sam Smith (Middle), Boxing Coach Callum Hawthorne (Right)

This years awards ceremony marked the 4th time Rigs Fitness had been shortlisted for national awards in 5 years of being open. Rigs owner Sam Smith said:

“Since we won Best New gym in the UK in 2013, we’ve been working hard to continually improve. Listening to our members, predicting industry trends and providing some of the best coaching in the UK allowed us to come runner up in this category twice (in 2014 and 2016), and I guess third time’s is a charm. We’re now officially the best gym in the Midlands & Wales and the best Functional Training gym in the UK. Now it’s time to work hard and aim for even better things in 2018”

– For more information about Rigs Fitness please visit our website HERE

– If you’re interested in a FREE taster session please call us on 01212461976, email us at ask@rigsfitness.co.uk or come down and see us anytime Rigs Fitness, 4 Willersey Road, B130AY 🙂

– For more information about our Athlete Development Programme and Athletic Performance at Rigs visit our website HERE

August 31, 2017
31 Aug 2017

New Head of Performance & Strength and Conditioning – Josh Bridgeman

We’re delighted to welcome young and enthusiastic strength and conditioning coach, Josh Bridgeman to the performance team here at Rigs Fitness in Birmingham. Josh will be in charge of the hugely successful performance arm to our award winning gym, including the full athlete development programme.

Since gaining a first class honours degree from the University of Nottingham, Josh has made a smooth transition into the world of strength and conditioning in Birmingham. Specialising in athletic development and working with university and national standard athlete in various sports, Josh is keen to take new athletes under his wing and provide the support and expertise needed to help you achieve your goals. 

What does Rigs Performance do?

We provide bespoke, structured and evidence-based strength and conditioning support to take the guesswork out of your training and help achieve your goals. We believe in performing fundamental movements and doing them well; no gimmicks or shortcuts. Our carefully planned, progressive and strategic approach to your training will ensure you move, feel and perform better than ever.

For performance support that gets results, get in touch and #TrainLikeAnAthlete.

What areas do we specialise in?

  • Athlete Development 
  • Strength and Conditioning 
  • Fitness Programming and Periodisation 
  • Functional Movement Assessments
  • Corrective Exercise 
  • Team Strength and Conditioning 
  • Performance workshops and educational seminars
  • Consultancy 

How can you get in touch with Josh and start to fulfil your athletic potential?

Visit our performance website here for more information

Email Josh: josh@rigsfitness.co.uk 

Call Josh: 01212461976 or 07919313344

March 29, 2017
29 Mar 2017

Gym Membership Options in Birmingham at Rigs Fitness

Gym Memberships Birmingham

Since winning best functional training gym in the UK at last years National Fitness Awards, we have been inundated with questions about how to join and what gym memberships we offer. So… here is everything you need to know about gym memberships at Rigs Fitness here in Birmingham.


MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

We have four different gym membership options. Unlimited, Performance, Off-Peak & Weightlifting. All give you full access to our award winning facilities but they differ in the amount of classes you can attend and what time of day you can train. The infographic below shows you the difference between our memberships. (Tip: You can click on any of the memberships below and it will take you to our online direct debit portal meaning you can SIGN UP NOW!)

Gym Membership Birmingham


DIRECT DEBIT 

The easiest way to join Rigs Fitness is with a monthly Direct Debit gym membership. Saving you the trouble of setting up a standing order or having to find the cash each month, we simply get you to sign up in house with us or online and the rest is done for you.

With all our Direct Debit memberships* we give you 4 options: No Contract, 3 Month, 6 Month or 12 Month – giving you the chance to decide whether you want the freedom to be able to freeze or cancel whenever you like or bring your monthly gym membership cost down with a longer term contract.

What’s our most popular membership?12 Month Unlimited. Giving the member best value for money with access to over 20 taught classes each month as well as full use of our facilities during all opening hours

All of our gym memberships include access to our personal training services, expert advice whenever you need is and NO JOINING FEE.


CARD OR CASH

Don’t want to pay by Direct Debit? No problem at all. We have two offers for anybody who wants to pay using card or cash. Both are up front payments and work out cheaper than paying via Direct Debit.

Pay for 6 months up front, get 1 month free. When you pay for any of our no contract gym memberships up front for 6 months we will give you 1 month completely free. This means a 15% total saving on your gym membership.

Pay for 12 months up front, get 3 months free. When you pay for any of our no contract gym memberships up front for 12 months we will give you 3 months free. This means a 20% gym total saving on your gym membership.

If you want to sign up today and pay for your gym membership up front get in touch and we will respond ASAP with further details. Email (ask@rigsfitness.co.uk) or call us (01212461976) today. 


MEMBERSHIP OFFERS & DISCOUNTS

We’ve got a number discount memberships available at Rigs. Here is a list of the offers we currently have running, who is eligible, and how to claim your discount gym membership today: 

Student – If you are a student and have a valid NUS card then you can get 15% off your gym membership at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: STUDENT when signing up online or in house with us and you will claim your discount gym membership. 

Emergency Services – If you work in the emergency services and have valid proof of employment you can get 15% off your gym membership at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: EMERGENCY when signing up online or in house with us and you will claim your discount gym membership. 

Family – To be eligible for a family discount membership at Rigs Fitness you need to sign up in a group of 4 or more. Each person singing up will receive 20% off their gym membership when signing up together. This needs to be done in house. If you want more information on this then please get in touch now (ask@rigsfitness.co.uk) 

Independent Birmingham – If you have a valid Independent Birmingham card then you will receive your first months membership free when signing up online at Rigs Fitness. Simply use the promocode: INDYBRUM when signing up online to claim your discount gym membership. 


For more information about any of our gym memberships or to sign up today visit our website, phone us or come and see us today:

www.rigsfitness.co.uk  – OR – sign up online here

ask@rigsfitness.co.uk 

01212461976

March 23, 2017
23 Mar 2017

British Weightlifting Event Birmingham – The Rigs Fitness Open

The Rigs Fitness Open – British Weightlifting Competition – Saturday 20th May 2017

Weightlifting Competition Birmingham

An official Tier 3 British Weightlifting event held at Birmingham’s Multi Award Winning Gym, Rigs Fitness. Featuring both male and female weightlifters from all weight categories, lifting will start at 10am on Saturday 20th May. This will count as a qualifying event for Tiers 1+2 and standard BWL TCRR will apply throughout.

LIFTERS:

You will have to apply to lift using the BARS (non BARS entries will not be recognised), there are no prerequisites to lift in this competition other than you have to be an official BWL member. Minimum lifting age is 15 (if you have been 14 at any point in 2017 you will not be eligible to lift).

Entries for the event are now open – CLICK HERE TO ENTER (entires close at midnight 7th May)


SPECTATORS:

All lifters are encouraged to bring friends, family and fans along to this event. All spectators will be charged £7.50 entry and this will grant you access to the competition all day (from 10am – 6pm). There will be hot and cold refreshments available to buy on the day as well.

Spectator tickets can be purchased using card or cash from reception at Rigs Fitness and are on sale now – these will be available to buy on the day. Alternatively or you can buy them online prior to the event. CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKET LINK (Spectator tickets are limited and will likely sell out for this day so get yours ASAP to avoid disappointment)


For more information about the venue please visit The Rigs Fitness Website

For more information about the event and spectator tickets please visit our ticket website

Any further questions please get in touch with event day organiser Sam Smith (ask@rigsfitness.co.uk)

March 6, 2017
06 Mar 2017

Emergency Services Gym Membership in Birmingham – at Rigs Fitness

Emergency Services Gym Membership in Birmingham at Rigs Fitness

Emergency Services Gym Membership Birmingham

Introducing the new Emergency Services Gym Membership at Rigs Fitness

From January 2017 all emergency services workers will be able to get a 15% discount from their monthly membership cost on all membership types at Rigs. Since being crowned the UK’s Best Functional Training Gym in 2016 we’ve been inundated with questions regarding an Emergency Services Gym Membership and we’ve decided to give something back to those people working hard in the services every day.

If you work for any of the following and you’re interested in strength and conditioning training, functional fitness, boxing, olympic weightlifting, strength training, athletic development and gym classes then sign up for your emergency services gym membership now:

Emergency Services Gym Memberships apply if you work for any of the following:

  • Police Force
  • Fire Service 
  • Ambulance Service 
  • Armed Forces
  • NHS

We have four different membership options at Rigs Fitness and your discount will apply to all of them. Our memberships range from Off-Peak (use of our facilities 7 days per week, 10am – 4pm) to our popular Unlimited Membership which includes full use of our award winning class timetable. You can find out more information HERE.

To claim your Emergency Services Gym Membership :

  1. Log onto Rigs Fitness Website 
  2. Choose join online on our homepage
  3. Use ‘EMERGENCY’ in the promocode section 
  4. Choose your preferred membership option 
  5. Fill in the online sign up form and receive email confirmation of your membership
  6. Bring proof of your Emergency Services employment on your first visit to Rigs

For more information about Rigs Fitness, or if you have any questions you would like to ask us come and see us, or get in touch today:

T – 01212461976 | E – ask@rigsfitness.co.uk | A – 4 Willersey Road, B13 0AY

February 20, 2017
20 Feb 2017

Rigs Fitness Performance – Strength and Conditioning in Birmingham

Strength and conditioning Birmingham
Calling all athletes, sports teams and coaches! The performance arm of our award winning gym now has its own website. ‘Rigs Fitness Performance‘ is the strength and conditioning and athletic performance side of Birmingham’s multi award winning, Rigs Fitness.

We provide bespoke, structured and evidence-based strength and conditioning support to take the guesswork out of your training and help achieve your goals. We believe in performing fundamental movements and doing them well; no gimmicks or shortcuts. Our carefully planned, progressive and strategic approach to your training will ensure you move, feel and perform better then.

What we offer (click the photos to take you to the website page): 

Strength and conditioning Birmingham Athlete Development

Our individual and small group athlete development programmes offer our most bespoke support and personalised training. Click the image above to learn more.


Strength and Conditioning Birmingham Fitness Programming

Our fitness programmes are evidence based and scientifically backed routines designed to help you achieve your goals by adopting a structured and systematic approach to your training. Click the image above to learn more.


Strength and conditioning Birmingham, Personal Training, Corrective Exercise, Fitness Assessments, Workshops and Seminars

Our additional services include (click the image above to learn more):

  • Personal Training 
  • Corrective Exercise & Mobility
  • Assessments & Screenings
  • Performance Workshops & Educational Seminars
  • Strength and Conditioning & Fitness Consultancy 

Strength and Conditioning Birmingham

Our education hub provides you with instructional videos, training tips, exercise technique tips and blog posts. Through this you will learn about best strength and conditioning practise. Click the image above to learn more.


Strength and Conditioning Birmingham

Don’t just take our word for it – find out what our athletes think about Rigs Fitness Performance first hand. We’ve worked with a number of athletes of all ages and from all sporting disciplines. Find out how our bespoke strength and conditioning work has helped them reach their goals. Click the image above to learn more.

January 16, 2017
16 Jan 2017

Student Gym Membership at Rigs Fitness

Student Gym Membership Birmingham

INTRODUCING THE NEW STUDENT MEMBERSHIP AT RIGS FITNESS

From January 2017, all students will be able to get 15% OFF their monthly membership cost on ALL gym memberships at Rigs Fitness. In 2016 Rigs Fitness was crowned as the UK’s Best Functional Fitness Training Gym and came runner up in Regional Gym of the Year, Midlands & Wales, at the acclaimed National Fitness Awards.

If you’re a student interested in Functional Fitness, Boxing, Strength Training, Weightlifting, Athletic Development, Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Classes, and want to be trained at an award winning gym by qualified, experienced and professional coaches then sign up for your membership now!

To claim your Student membership:

  1. Log onto Rigs Fitness website
  2. Choose ‘Join Online‘ on the homepage
  3. Use ‘STUDENT’ in the promocode section
  4. Choose the membership option you want 
  5. Fill in the online sign up form and receive email confirmation of you membership
  6. Bring your Student ID with you on your first visit to the gym

For more information about Rigs – get in touch now:

T – 01212461976 | E – ask@rigsfitness.co.uk | A – 4 Willersey Road, B130AY

January 9, 2017
09 Jan 2017

The Best Functional Fitness Training Gym in the UK – Rigs Fitness

Team Rigs Fitness collecting 'Functional Training Gym of the Year' at this years National Fitness Awards with our hosts…

Posted by Rigs Fitness on Sunday, 11 December 2016

Birmingham based gym, Rigs Fitness has been named a winner at a prestigious National Fitness Industry Awards ceremony. The club beat off strong competition to be crowned ‘The Best Functional Fitness Training Gym in the UK’ and ‘Regional Gym of the Year Midlands & Wales Runner Up’ at the National Fitness Awards.

Rigs Fitness are no strangers to these National Awards having won ‘The Best New Gym in the UK’ 2013, and ‘Regional Gym of the Year Midlands & Wales Runner Up’ 2014.

The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Workout, with support from headline sponsor ServiceSport, are now in their seventh year and recognise excellence and achievement in all corners of the industry – and see almost 600 of the UK’s independent gyms nominate each year.

Rigs Fitness Owner, Sam Smith, 28 from Solihull said: “We’ve been dedicated to our niche as a Functional Fitness Training Gym for 4 and half years now and to gain recognition on a national level as the best Functional Fitness Gym in the UK is the best accolade we could receive”

The Coaching Team at Rigs Fitness. Running our unique class timetable with over 70 years combined experience in the…

Posted by Rigs Fitness on Thursday, 7 April 2016

“Receiving this award has solidified Rigs Fitness as one of the most successful independent gyms in the UK and at under 5 years old one of the most successful new businesses in the fitness industry.”

To scoop the trophy, the gym went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved being visited by a member of the Workout team who explored the facility, chatted to members and staff and examined all areas of the business from member retention to customer service. Reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included top personal trainer Richard Callender and award winning gym owner Steve Johnson, who decided the winners in each category from a shortlist of up to seven.

National Fitness Awards’ director Judith Halkerston said: “This year’s winners should be very very proud – the high standard of entries made it a tough job to select a final shortlist never mind a winner and runner-up in each category.

Awards were handed out in over 20 categories at a glittering ceremony at The Athena in Leicester, attended by over 850 people and hosted by boxing legend Ricky Hatton and award winning personal trainer and TV personality Katie Bulmer-Cooke.

The new and improved Rigs Fitness. Every aspect of our facility has been upgraded.

Posted by Rigs Fitness on Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Why did Rigs Fitness win the best Functional Fitness Gym in the UK?

Rigs Fitness has been dedicated to it’s niche as a Functional Fitness Training Gym since opening in August 2012. Over the last 5 years the fitness industry has seen a big shift towards Functional Fitness Training and Rigs has been at the forefront the whole time. Some of the judges comments from the awards include:

“The sheer number of highly skilled personnel they have within their team – in different fields – fills me with confidence that Rigs Fitness are the most deserving winner of this award”

“They are based in an area which is full of competition yet their membership base is growing nicely every year”

“Their Athlete Development Programme is also something very close to my heart”

With a proud focus on Functional Fitness, the club contains everything you need for a functional workout, backed by a team of experienced, passionate coaches. 

Here’s how you can start training at the UK’s Best Functional Fitness Training Gym

Sign up for a membership 

Book onto a free taster session 

Call Now: 01212461976 

Email Now: ask@rigsfitness.co.uk 

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