A surgeon, an anaesthetist, a bus enthusiast and me in Blackpool…


You must be sitting there scratching your head on this email.
What that hell is Russell on about?
Well I’ll tell you.
This afternoon I’ve been completing my session planner for a fitness weekend away in March.
It’s called the International Fitness Showcase hosted in Blackpool.
It’s the biggest 3 day fitness event in the UK.
3000 lycra clad exercise junkies and exercise anorak’s all under one roof.
It’s mainly a northern event.
For some reason a lot of trainers, PTs and coaches in the south turn there nose up at it.
Either because its too far or they just cant be bothered to develop their skills and knowledge.
Its a brilliant, fun and informative weekend.
Lectures, workshops, classes.
I’ve been going on and off for the last 10 years.
Every time I go I hang out with a group of friends from Chelmsford.
All fitness enthusiasts.
One is a Surgeon.
One is an Anaesthetist
One has this obsession with public transport (but organises accommodation and meals) and is very OCD.
The only time I see these friends is when I’m in Blackpool.
We have a great time.
They drift off to do step aerobics with a variety of foreign blokes in tight shorts.
I tend to be at the workshops and lectures.
We hook up for meals and drinks in the evening and have some laughs.

My point is is that exercise is a great way to knock down barriers.
Make friends regardless of your background.
It’s often the one stumbling block that prevents people from getting started into a group fitness regime.
Will I be the most unfit there?
Will I be the slowest?
Will I be the fattest?
In the same way my Blackpool posse is made up of a bizarre medical team and a bloke that likes buses!
Our groups at KB3 are made of up of an even weirder mix sometimes with different fitness levels.
But all friendly, welcoming and supportive!

So if you’re curious, drop me a line.

Have a great evening.

Russell ‘grapevine’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.

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