Nestled in the quaint Saxon village of Hampton-in-Arden, The Hampton Gym is a rare find. Just one junction down the M42 from Shirley (Junction 4) you will see a Solihull gym at its finest. The Hampton is the creation of two best friends Gareth and Paul, who set about creating a community of like-minded people who have their health and well-being at the heart of what they do. Both qualified PTs with a background in corporate health, they returned from travelling together realising that in them, they had ignited a passion of working with groups of people to help those individuals reach their potential, whatever that might be. Highly motivated and driven to succeed, fifteen years on, The Hampton has become just that: the heart of the village bringing together the community, focusing on results-based exercise, personal training and mental well-being.
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With a large cardio-vascular suite and spacious studio, members can benefit from using a wide range of gym equipment following their own programme or one designed specifically for them by a member of the Hampton team, group personal training and a number of fitness classes throughout the week. The staff at The Hampton are qualified in a wide range of areas ensuring that anyone with specific health challenges or fitness goals will be well looked after in achieving their objectives. The gym has kettle bells, a huge number of dumbbells, swiss balls, to name but a few for anyone wishing to concentrate on body weighted exercise. There are TRX straps, step boxes, a punchbag and boxing gloves and pads for those who want to look to circuit training alongside the treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers and bikes upstairs to really work up a sweat.
Members enjoy The Hampton from across the Solihull borough and often travel from Balsall Common, Knowle, Dorridge, Shirley, Solihull and beyond to find their Solihull Gym that helps them to deliver their objectives and find that personal training with a difference.
The Hampton also prides itself on hosting a calendar of events throughout the year, a lot of which are for charity, having close links with a local cause The Cameron Grant Trust. Members of the village, Evan and Carol Grant set up this charity in memory of their son who tragically took his life some years ago. The Hampton has also supported other remarkable charities such as Marie Curie, Alzheimer’s UK, Birmingham Women’s Hospital to name but a few. These guys and their members have raised over £200,000. And they want to raise more.
The events are a huge part of The Hampton and what they believe in. Spanning a wide choice of activity, skillset and challenges these events have been popularly attended by members and non-members alike over the years. From Wolf Runs, to cycling events such as the ‘Way of the Roses’ bike ride setting off from Morecombe Bay and arriving in Bridlington over the course of three days, to local fun runs and fitness challenges, there is something for everyone at The Hampton.