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Personal trainer opens South Hykeham fitness centre

A Lincoln-based personal trainer has opened a new fitness warehouse in South Hykeham this week.

Ross Burns, who has been a personal trainer since early 2011, will focus on group work and old-school training techniques at his new facility in a converted warehouse on Roman Way.

Fitness Warehouse Lincoln will offer group training sessions based around tires, ropes, Olympic rings and weights, whilst rejecting modern apparatus such as treadmills.

Classes will include Zumba, a type of training based around Latin music, Boxercise, which uses boxing pads and skipping ropes, and Mamaphone, which will aim to give mothers the chance to get back into shape.

Ross is planning to hold a fun day event in his new facility in October, with taster exercise sessions to attract more clients.

Ross (centre) with his boxercise class members.

He said: “I want to show people that fitness doesn’t have to be gruelling and horrible. I want to give the right people the right training.

“This is my dream. Im not even 21 and I’ve got my own business, so I feel blessed and very humble. I’m putting the full 100% into it to help as many people get fit as possible.”

Ross has previously held training sessions in North Hykeham, Birchwood and local village halls, focused around boxing, dance and Pilates, a body conditioning routine.

“I want to show people that exercise is fun and it doesn’t have to be daunting and horrible,” he added.

“One thing my classes offer is the social aspect, which allows people in a similar mindset to train with each other at their own pace.”

The Fitness Warehouse is open from 6am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. For more information about classes and prices, see the their Facebook Page.