"Max at Another Round has been a miracle worker. Simply put he's made me love exercise again and actually really challenge myself!"
I want to improve my cardiovascular fitness.
Your heart is a muscular organ, and just like all your other muscles, exercise is essential in keeping it (and you) fit and healthy in life, or for a specific fitness goal such as a half marathon or triathlon, etc.
So, to get you (and your heart) fitter, we aim for progressive overload - which is personal trainer speak for an exercise routine that keeps pushing you a little further, week by week.
You can measure how strong your heart is by your resting heart rate (RHR) - a low RHR is a positive health indicator and a good predictor of a longer lifespan.
A strong heart will be more efficient at pushing oxygenated blood around your body during exercise, fuelling you to go harder for longer. Fit people also have a higher VO2 Max, which is the rate and volume of oxygen they’re able to utilise during exercise.
"Max put together a programme for me to rebuild my strength and lung capacity after a long stay in ICU in a coma from Covid. The app and session he put together worked great for me. One year on I’m back to full health and strength."
I want to change my body composition.
A healthy body usually has a lower fat to muscle ratio, and conversely obesity increases the risk of some non-communicable diseases. We aim to get your body composition in the best shape possible by sticking to two simple principles:
1. Exercise - balancing the right combination of strength training and cardio-based training.
2. Regulating your diet - using calorie tracking and macro guidelines.
Calorie tracking might sound complicated, but it’s an effective and fad-free way to keep on top of your diet. It’s all about energy balance. Calories in vs calories out. Simple as that. Plus you'll only be tracking for certain periods of time.
Everybody’s goals are different, so we'll set your calories and macronutrient targets (fat/carbs/protein) to help you get the best results possible for you.
But, if you still hate the idea of tracking food, don't let it put you off joining, we'll work together to find something that works for you.
"Another Round changed my life forever. I joined one year ago and I am now the fittest I have ever been. I look great, feel great and have learnt so much!"
I want to build strength.
We know how to make you stronger, no matter what your starting point is.
We’ll build strength through ‘progressive overload’ in weight training - the practice of sensibly pushing yourself further and further, week by week - alongside tempo, volume, and structured rest periods, meaning you can build strength safely, on your terms.
Despite how it might sound, strength training truly is for everyone - no matter what your goals, age or injuries, all of us can benefit from a stronger body. And we promise that you won't get bulky (unless you want to).
"I've been an Another Round member for over two years now and have never stuck with a fitness company for so long. It's like having a personal trainer in my pocket, I don't have to think of my workouts at the gym as they've been pre-prepared for me by someone incredibly knowledgable about fitness and my abilities."
I want to get the balance right.
A wise person once said: "there's no such thing as overtraining, just under-eating and under-recovering."
Training is as much about what you don’t do, as it is about what you do, do. It’s about finding balance, and not letting your workouts rule your life (and your body), just enhance it.
Exercise can be hard on your Central Nervous System (CNS), and without ample recovery time and an adequate amount of food, you could experience what high-level athletes call ‘overtraining’ - a state where they become weaker and less fit the more they train. Overtraining is something that can impact your mood and mental health too, so we’ll always consider rest in any routine we create with you.