More than eight in ten middle aged adults are dangerously unhealthy because of a desk-bound work culture and family pressures, Government experts have warned.

New figures show 83 per cent of people between the ages of 40 and 60 are either drinking too much, are overweight or are not taking enough exercise.

The Health Survey for England show that 77 per cent of men and 63 per cent of women in middle age are either overweight or obese - with the rate of obesity shooting up 16 per cent in the last two decades.
— Telegraph, December 28th 2016

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We know that starting a strength & conditioning program like we follow at our gym might come across as intimidating but you don’t have to be fit to start at ChalkBox. We love introducing people who haven’t exercised in years to what we do. We teach you how to move well, which will keep you injury free and inspired to continue pursuing your health and fitness goals. The long-term result is some amazingly fit people. But just because you see some very fit members coming through our doors doesn’t mean they started that way. 

At ChalkBox we have members of all walks of life, in all shapes and forms. The youngest member is 7 and our oldest is 61 years old. We also got a lot of couples working out together - spending some quality time together :-)


We organise Free Taster Sessions for anyone who is interested in making fitness part of their life. In your Taster Session one of the coaches will take you through a functional movement assessment, discusses with you your goals and you will do a short workout. You will also have the opportunity to meet our members and hear from them first hand. Just click on the link below!