Nestled away on Birchall Street near Sandhills station on the outskirts of Liverpool, you’ll find a first of its kind gym with a difference! Created by Ninja Warrior Finalist Henry Cookey, HC:FIT is a ninja training gym that has been transforming lives through its unique approach to working out.
A fun, alternative option to a regular gym, at HC:FIT you’ll find a ninja course with hundreds of different circuits, traditional gym apparatus, classes, calisthenics, personal training, coaching and more. Suitable for both adults and children with an inclusive community, the gym offers open sessions, one off classes and various membership plans.
Due to its fun, engaging approach to working out, the gym seen some incredible transformations amongst its members — with many stating there’s no better place to get fit. For those wanting to take things to the next level, there are big national competitions and the gym is a stepping stone to Ninja Warrior — having had members appear on the show and one even compete in the Olympics.
Founder Henry Cookey is indeed a Ninja Warrior star himself — reaching the UK semi finals of the televised show in 2016 and the final in 2018. He will soon be competing in a huge international competition — set to be broadcast globally. Realising that there was a gap in the market for a ninja style gym that fuses fun with working out, he opened HC:FIT to give people an alternative to regular gyms.
Henry said: “Working out doesn’t just have to be lifting weights in a traditional gym. What HC:FIT offers is something fun and engaging that’s also mentally challenging. I guess you could say that HC:FIT is a combination of a traditional gym and a Ninja Warrior play centre — it’s fun, yes, but it’s also a gym that aims to transform lives and help people be the best version of themselves.”
The best way to get started at HC:FIT is to book in for one of their classes. Adults and kids’ classes take place on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons — with an intimate group of people and expert guidance from Henry to ‘show you the ropes’ so to speak. If you like it, which pretty much everyone does, you can attend more classes, open sessions 7 days a week or discuss a full membership package.
Memberships at HC:FIT offer fantastic value for money, starting at just £40 per month. The ultimate adults membership covers unlimited adult classes and open sessions, a personal fitness and nutrition plan and a monthly PT session for just £100 per month. The kids package for the same price covers unlimited classes and open sessions, the academy, clothing and a big birthday party each year.
One member said: “I have been to HC:FIT several times and it’s always worth the trip! Great obstacles and equipment. There is something there for everyone and it is a great way to improve your strength and fitness. Henry is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and has the patient of a saint, both with adults and children. Can’t recommend the place highly enough. 5 stars!”
Another said: “What an amazing place! It was my first and definitely won’t be last visit, friendly coach, obstacles suitable for all levels, it’s real fun to train on them. I recommend it for solos, groups, families, adults and little ones to visit this amazing place and become climbing monkeys! It’s indoors so there is no bad weather — visit and have fun! 5 stars from me!”
HC:FIT has also recently formed a CIC — with the aim of getting kids off the streets, off their devices and into the ninja gym where they can improve their mental and physical wellbeing. The gym has already ran free sessions for local kids from challenging backgrounds and situations.
Henry summarised: “HC:FIT isn’t your regular gym. It aims to bridge the gap and bring about physical and mental wellbeing through fun working out. Whether you’re looking for ninja training, personal training, coaching, a bit of everything or you’d like to be the next Ninja Warrior Champion on TV — there’s a place for you here.”
Created by Ninja Warrior Finalist Henry Cookey, HC:FIT is a ninja training gym that has been transforming lives through its unique approach to working out. Nestled away on Birchall Street near Sandhills station on the outskirts of Liverpool, you’ll find a first of its kind gym with a difference!
HC:FIT / Upper Floor, 1 Birchall Street, Liverpool, L20 8PD / 07794 649257
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