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STRENGTH TRAINING

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.

INCREASED STRENGTH & ENDURANCE

REDUCED BODY FAT PERCENTAGE

INCREASE IN MUSCLE TONE

INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS

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Excellent place to get yourself fit and in shape. Really clean with excellent equipment. Professional and knowledgeable PTs with expert nutrition as well as fitness advise . From initial consultation it was obvious Ollie knew fitness and nutrition inside out - a pleasure to work with and always encouraging and getting great results.
The PT Factory offers a great environment to achieve your fitness goals. The staff are down to earth and there's a good range of equipment. It's clean and generally not too busy.I trained with Ollie Dickinson. Ollie helped me manage my diet, planned and coordinated my training and pushed me to meet my goals. Ollie has given me the techniques and skills to confidently use equipment and move forward with my own training in the future.I highly recommend the services offered at The PT Factory.
I have been training at the gym for nearly 4 years now! All of the PTs are great but my personal trainer is Andy! He’s patient, motivating, professional and punctual. He keeps me on track and tailors my sessions for what I want whether that be weight loss or to tone. I can’t recommend Andy enough best PT I’ve ever had
Have been training with Ryan now at the gym for nearly a year. During that time I have lost 3 stone and well on my way to achieve my target of 16 stone by Christmas! The PT Factory isn’t like a regular members gym, everyone is welcoming and the atmosphere in the gym is great. Would defo recommend??
Can’t recommend highly enough. Started last week and have had 2 tough but excellent sessions. Andy is a great motivator with brilliant fitness and nutritional knowledge. Looking forward to my next session on Tuesday.
In a moment of madness I had signed up for a Tough Mudder thinking it would motivate me to get fit! 4 months later and 8 weeks before the event, I hadn’t started any training, panic set in! Then a friend recommended The PT Factory to me and Andy Hughes one of the PT’s. On my first visit I was extremely nervous and apprehensive, but Andy soon put me at ease and made me feel welcome and that I could do it. Initially there was a short consultation about what I wanted to achieve, discussing diet and documenting a starting point in terms of body measurements etc. A training program was set and the work began, Andy was brilliant, he knew when to push me when I wanted to give in and when to step up the training, I soon saw a difference in my body shape, fitness and recovery levels.My event arrived and my original intention was to get the event done and that would be the end of it. However I was so impressed with the gym, Andy and my results that 18 months later I’m still going on a regular basis.The gym itself is great, it is one of the best independent gyms I have seen! It may look small but I haven’t found anything that can’t be done in the gym in terms of a training/fitness plan. The equipment and building are exceptionally maintained, I have never seen an “out of order” sign on anything. The gym is clean and tidy, has a filtered water fountain and ample paper towel and wipe down spray for equipment. Don’t be mislead if you look at the gym pictures on the website as there is something very important that they don’t show - that’s the heart of the gym - the people!The trainers and members are great, this is such a friendly and unpretentious environment, everyone is made to feel welcome and that they belong and not a place where no one says hello it how are you! This is not a gym just for the “guys or the super fit” but accommodates clients who have different needs and goals and they do this very well. For the first time in 50 years, I am comfortable with my body shape and appearance, I think I’m fitter than when I was in my 20’s and my health has improved. Since starting my training plan my weight, body fat and blood pressure have all decreased, which is very important as I have a family history of type 2 diabetes and breast cancer. I could not have achieved and maintained this without the support of Andy an The PT Factory, thank you???
I’ve been going to the PT Factory for 2 months and it’s massively exceeded my expectations. My trainer Oli Dickinson is motivating, approachable, makes the training fun and varied and we are getting the results I wanted. Oli answers all of my questions on diet and nutrition and supports me changing my eating habits. It's all about marginal gains which compound over time. I used to hate gyms but The PT Factory is different. Everyone from the owner/roofer Ollie, the other trainers and members are friendly.
The PT factory is such a friendly and welcoming place to train. I would highly recommend it to anyone needing that extra motivation and guidance. Even the first time you go you don’t feel intimidated and you are supported through every exercise.Oli is a great trainer, very encouraging, caring and patient. He is very committed to helping you feel stronger and fitter each session and varies the sessions to continue to be challenging and fun. I always leave feeling motivated and look forward to my sessions with him.
I started training with Ryan to lose some weight pre-wedding, I have never been a fan of gym, and always preferred to run or swim. Ryan makes sessions enjoyable and challenging. The gym is always clean and has a great atmosphere. I even went back to training with Ryan post wedding!
I have been training with Andy since December and he is the best. He listened to exactly what I wanted to focus on and I’ve achieved what we set out too. His sessions push me which is exactly what I needed. He is knowledgable not just about fitness but nutrition too and always on hand with great recipes. If your looking to get in shape and get fit Andy is definitely the PT for you!
Training with Becky at The PT Factory has been both challenging & fun - a word I never thought I'd use in relation to exercise. I'm a 61year old, large lady who had 2 main aims - 1: to be able to get off the settee without huffing & puffing. 2: to complete the Manchester to Blackpool 60 mile cycle ride. Thanks to Becky's varied training routines, encouragement and sense of humour, I've achieved both. If I couldn't complete a particular exercise it was modified and then, over sessions, gradually altered until it was doable. The bike ride is complete but i will continue to train with Becky as I aim for new targets.
Joining a gym was the last thing I felt like doing after piling on the lbs. Around 40lbs to be honest. Over Christmas 2018 I had a good talk with myself, something had to change. Someone mention getting a personal trainer, after some research the Pt factory was at the top of a short list. I’ll never forgot that first visit, I hadn’t been in a gym for close on 20 years and nerves did try to get the better of me. Ollie soon put that to rest. From the start he made me believe that what seemed to me to be the impossible was going to be a reality. I’m now 6 months in and 30lbs down on where I was at Christmas with another 14lbs to go. Along with this my fitness has improved , I sleep better, I get less stressed at work. Down side though, I have needed to buy some new smaller clothes......which isn’t that bad.Ollie and his team are super professionals making all feel part of the PT Factory family. Their personal approach to training energises everyone that trains there. I can’t recommend this place enough. Thanks guys.
Alistair and I have been training at PT Factory for 13 months now and we both feel much fitter and have more strength. We enjoy going to see Mark our trainer as he is helpful and encouraging both with fitness and healthy eating.We also go to the gym on our own using the training that Mark has shown us. All the trainers are friendly and there is a great atmosphere in the gym.
Came in to film a promo for Ollie and his gym. Was blown away by the atmosphere, facilities and dedication of his team. There's an atmosphere you just don't get in bigger chains. Great business which I look forward to working with more in the future.
I knew immediately when I met Ollie that that this time it was different. After years of poor lifestyle choices, bad habits and many attempts to 'get fit' Ollie's no-nonsense approach and clear explanation of the importance of nutrition, diet and exercise meant that I finally understood what was required. 12 weeks later, more than 2 stones lighter, immeasurably fitter and healthier the blood pressure tablets are now in the bin. Ollie intuitively understands his clients, knows how to get the best out of you and matches your commitment to help you make lifestyle changes that are sustainable and long lasting. Working with Ollie has made a lasting impression on me, I don't know if it's saved my life, it has definitely extended it. I highly recommend Ollie.
It's always a pleasure training with Ollie as every session is a motivating and challenging workout. He is adept in pushing me an adequate amount during sessions so that I can see the difference in power, speed and agility after every training session. I enjoy how he keeps the sessions slightly different every time so it isn't monotonous although sometimes he'll surprise me with a hard exercise and I always feel proud of myself once I have accomplished it. Ollie is very encouraging and always comments on the progress I have made and has helped me greatly in achieving my goals. A delight to train with, would highly recommend!
Choosing to train with Ollie is certainly my best decision of 2015! I've only been going to Ollie's gym for 4 months but I can already see and feel a huge difference. I am fitter than I have been in years and Ollie has given me the confidence to train on my own as well as in the gym. It has to be said as well that Ollie is a great guy, really easy to get along with and makes working out fun (most of the time!) so I always look forward to my sessions.Would absolutely recommend Ollie to anyone on the fence about whether or not to give PT a go!
Ollie has helped turn my life around.I was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago and hit an all time low. Surgery was sucessful, however myself esteem took a downward spiral and the weight esculated.9 months ago I found Ollie after another health scare and was informed I must loose weight.Ollie is a full package when it comes to fitness and weight loss. He believes in me and my capabailities more than I do myself. He is enthusiastic and very patient and focuses his full attention on me during my sessions with him. He provides an individual workout and diet regieme based on health problems and capabilities which has kept me motivated and wanting to achieve more.Since starting out with Ollie I have lost 3.5stones and gone from a size 20 to 14. I have increased energy and fitness, I also look good and feel good in myself, no longer hiding under loose fitting clothes, happy to show off my new figure.I look forward to my twice weekly sessions with Ollie as no sessions are the same which is great as I never know what he has in store for me which gives me more of a challenge every time.He recently inspired me to do a 5k run for cancer charity which was a great success.Everyone wanting to change their life should think about contacting Ollie.

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