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FANTASTIC FORTIS: New fitness concept supported by football legend Alan Shearer to launch at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside (VIDEO)

 Published on: 19th January 2022   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Footballing legend Alan Shearer was at the launch of Watford Leisure Centre Woodside’s new state-of-the-art fitness concept, FORTIS, powered by Speedflex.

The Premier League’s all-time top goal-scorer, who is an ambassador for Speedflex, attended FORTIS’ grand opening on Monday, January 17 to share his love for the fitness classes with local residents.

FORTIS, a HIIT-based training concept, offers the renowned Speedflex model to deliver what they call “HIIT Without the Hurt”.

Their team pride themselves on offering an affordable, accessible and inclusive workout, where everyone from athletes to new exercisers can work out to their maximum, in exactly the same class.

Self-confessed HIIT fan, Alan Shearer, supported the new studio at Watford Leisure Centre Woodside to showcase the power of HIIT workouts, which are fun, effective and safe for all.

He said: “I’m a huge fan of the Speedflex method. What I really love about it is that it doesn’t ache or hurt your body.

“Since retiring from football I’ve tried everything from running to weight sessions to keep in shape, but none of it has half the impact that Speedflex does.

“I’m supporting Speedflex and Everyone Active’s goal to create a fun workout programme for everyone in a fantastic environment. It’s suited to all ages whether you’re 51 like me or you’re 21, it’s great for anyone.

“I’m living proof that this 30-minute HIIT workout will leave you feeling good without the normal aches and pains of the gym. Sign up for your free class today!”

FORTIS is a 30-minute HIIT workout based around Speedflex’s unique personalised resistance concept, allowing every participant to train at their optimum level.

The studios also include FORTIS branded functional movement stations for unlimited variety of workouts.

The workout is combined with MYZONE to provide members with live heart rate data and feedback on their effort level.

Everyone Active contract manager, Gary Foley said: “What we love about FORTIS is that everyone can train at their optimum level, regardless of age or ability, because of the technology of the Speedflex concept.

“We’re confident that our members will love it too There’s no better time than January to try out something new.”

Mayor Peter Taylor, who joined in with the first FORTIS session, said: “This is a really exciting addition to Woodside Leisure Centre, and will bring something different to the local community.

“It’s great to have a well-known ambassador like Alan Shearer backing this new work out programme, and we hope this will inspire even more people to get fit and healthy.”

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