New gym opened in Essen-Rüttenscheid

Essen-Rüttenscheid has a new gym. Instead of doing their exercises alone, members here do circuit training in groups.

A new gym has opened at Alfredstraße 62. Owner Alexander Hüsgen (27) offers functional circuit training in his “More Training” studio: exercises relevant to everyday life that are performed in small groups together with a trainer.

Hüsgen completed his master’s degree in Sports Business Management. Even during her bachelor’s degree, she attended various advanced training courses and taught courses at other fitness studios. Over time, the desire to start his own business grew in him. “Some things bothered me about others. The way the courses were conducted, the mood, the appearance,” says the Schönebeck native.

Rüttenscheider Studio is based on a combination of strength and endurance

In the case of “More Training”, members can theoretically also come to train on their own. In practice, however, the focus is on courses. However, he attaches great importance to the fact that the members are accompanied by a trainer. The exercises are deliberately kept close to everyday life, explains Hüsgen: “You wouldn’t do a movement like arm curls in everyday life, for example. The deadlift, on the other hand, works if you bend over.” The same applies to squats and lunges In general, you also work a lot with your own body weight in the studio, for example with exercises like push-ups or pull-ups.

A maximum of twelve participants can participate in each course. The main course is called “Strength and Conditioning” and includes a combination of strength and resistance exercises. First they warm up together, then comes the strength part. Here, examples of squats or deadlifts are performed with weights. This is followed by circuit training, which consists of two to four exercises that are performed alternately. This can include rowing, push-ups, or what’s known as kettlebell swings (an exercise in which you swing a heavy ball using multiple muscle groups).

Olympic Weightlifting and Fat Burning Courses in Essen

There is also an Olympic weightlifting class where participants practice lifting a barbell overhead using snatch and jab movements, just like the Olympic lift. Finally, in the “Gymnastics” course, the focus is on fat burning. Endurance is trained in bodyweight exercises, including burpees (a combination of squats, push-ups, and elastic jumps), pull-ups, or handstands. If weights are used, they are lighter than in the “Strength and Conditioning” course, but the exercises are done longer or more frequently.

“When you are accompanied by a trainer, it is much more strenuous than when you train alone. The motivation is also completely different,” emphasizes Hüsgen. In addition, training is safer if the instructor can immediately intervene in the event of a possible misalignment. But ” More Training” is also not comparable in price to the big fitness chains. If you participate in three training sessions per week, you pay 29 euros per week, for six training sessions you pay 35 euros per week.

Hüsgen says of his target group: “People here have their own demands on their training and that’s why they come regularly.” The new gym already had 50 members a week after it opened. “My goal is 150 to 200,” says the owner. More do not fit in the studio with about 300 square meters. In addition to courses for members of the study, it also offers business fitness for companies, personal training and nutritional advice. If you are interested or wish to register, you can call 0162 8000747.

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