Strength training is an umbrella term which covers a variety of exercises designed to improve overall strength and endurance. Although people often associate strength training with weights, it can actually include a wide variety of different exercises, with and without equipment. It’s often combined with other forms of exercise and training techniques such as circuit training and HIIT.

This type of training is a great ‘all-rounder’ because it can support better physical appearance and enhances health.

How can it help me?

When executed under proper supervision, and with proper nutrition in place, strength training can produce incredible results.

It is highly beneficial for overall physical health – helping to build bone density, support weight loss and strengthening connective tissues and tendons. It can also address weakness in certain muscles to aid and accelerate recovery from injury, surgery or illness.

Other benefits include:

  • Toning
  • Gaining lean muscle mass
  • Reduction in body fat
  • Prevention of muscle atrophy
  • Improved posture
  • Greater range of motion and flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Increased lean muscle
  • Increased bulk muscle
  • Increased muscle endurance

Professional support is important to avoid injury and also to ensure optimum techniques and sustainable results. Specialist equipment can also help you to make the most of this training discipline. Our dedicated training facility is fully equipped to ensure our clients can achieve optimum results from their tailored training programmes.

Who is strength training for?

Strength training can be beneficial for everyone. Most commonly we use it to tone and sculpt – focusing on key areas of concern such as love handles, thighs, buttocks and stomach.

Women are often put off strength training because they worry that they’ll ‘bulk up’ – but actually the opposite is true. This type of training helps to trim and tone the body for a svelte, slimmer silhouette. It’s also a fantastic calorie burner. We always incorporate strength exercises as part of our weight loss programmes for this reason.

Strength training also forms a crucial part of training programmes for bodybuilders, weight lifters and strong men. It’s also key for anyone competing in sports such as tennis, rugby, basketball and lacrosse.

Why The PT Factory?

At The PT Factory we specialise in supportive, tailored training programmes designed to produce real-life, real-time results. Our experienced team includes male and female trainers who work individually with each client to help them to achieve their goals. For a free 30-minute consultation with no obligation simply fill out the quick enquiry form or call us on  0161 399 00 77 to get started.






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I was always a little sceptical about having a Personal Trainer but after a running accident during the summer I decided to take a different route to my fitness.Ollie has been my PT for nearly 3 months now and has guided me in a fun and professional manner. From lessons in nutrition through to losing weight and building muscle I have enjoyed my time at the PT Factory.The gym has all the modern amenities and equipment required to keep fit and all the staff are friendly and welcoming.I intend to continue using the PT Factory for a long time yet as it is well worth the membership paid.- Dean R
Really friendly atmosphere, not like the big commercial gyms at all. Everyone wants you to succeed, whatever your goals are. People of all body types go to train and never once heard any negative comments.Worked with Adam myself and stuck with it for 8 months now, longer than I ever would have on my own. Really good motivator. Dropped two jeans sizes and have had lots of comments on looking better from friends and family.Is it cheap? No.Does it work? Yes.It's an investment in yourself and you'll see the returns.
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I am a personal trainer at The PT Factory and am loving every second of it!The environment in the gym is always positive and all the trainers have been amazing supporting and helping me on my journey!Ollie has been really helpful with me and has took me under his wing and given me more support than I could imagine!I love working at The PT Factory and hope to be here for many years!
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