Get Fit Or Die Trying

    It’s been a month since we started training with Tim and Leon of Tim
    Gold Fitness and already we feel the difference. The variety of training
    as much as the personal approach with the guys is probably what has
    struck us the most. The training tales place at their stunning villa,
    where everything they need to put us through our paces is there. The one
    thing that has struck me about our sessions is how fast they go, the
    guys make it interesting and with the odd bit of banter flying back and
    forward throughout the workout, they are also fun.

    Tom Gold Fitness

    Week one saw us enjoying resistance training for the first time. After a
    proper stretch, which starts every session, we get to work. Using towels
    and their own strength, they put us through a variety of exercises. The
    bicep curl for example sees us grip the towel and work against their
    resistance to complete the curl and on the way down, provide out own
    resistance to stop them returning to the starting position easily, hence
    the name of the training I guess. We adopt the same routine with every
    exercise, meaning we are working twice as hard as we would be just lifting
    weights in the gym. As well as the resistance aspect of the work out,
    there is also an emphasis put on improving balance and when the workout is
    completed we stretch for a good 15 mins, another discipline that is
    important at Tim Gold fitness. It’s an enjoyable workout, one that flies
    by but also one where you know you are working hard.

    Tom Gold Training

    Week two and we are up on the roof of the stunning Gold villa and the view
    is spectacular. We can see right across the countryside and over to Dalt
    Villa. This session we will be working mainly on Body Balance and
    stretching. Tim takes the first session and runs us through some tricky
    balance enhancing exercises. This is another example of what sets Tim Gold
    fitness apart from other training regimes, the variety of the training is
    important, we are only in our second week and we are covering a discipline
    that I have never tried before in all the years I have been flitting in
    and out of gyms. The personal interaction is clearly an important one and
    it adds motivation to get the work out done properly. Leon takes over for
    the second part of the session and gives us several great stretching
    exercises. It’s clear we have to work on our balance and stretching
    techniques but, even at our level, we feel the benefit immediately.

    Week three and we move from the main gym area around the pool to the
    tennis court below, where Tim has laid out a circuits course. Eight
    different exercises in the rotation to be done twice. Luckily it’s not the
    hottest day in Ibiza and there is a good bit of cloud cover, Tim informs
    us that he likes using the circuits but the weather in the height of the
    season restricts the use of them. Circuits’ works everything, obviously
    the core takes the brunt of the exercise but using the TRX we also work
    chest and back and with the ropes, we are challenged to pull Tim towards
    us, not the easiest thing as he is pulling away from us at the same time!
    Some sprints in between the cones break up the pain slightly, although
    they do leave is out of breath and finishing up with abdominal stretching
    sit ups as Tim throws the medicine ball at us just about finishes us off!
    This session is a much tougher cardio work out that the others and, once
    again, provides more variety.

    Tim Gold Training
    Tim Gold Training

    Week four sees us return to the tennis court for a slight variation on the
    circuits for the first half of the session before Leon takes over for some
    kick boxing. The circuits incorporate some of the exercises from the
    previous session so we have a good idea what we are doing, although there
    are a few abdominal exercises thrown into to the mix. The scissors, using
    then TRX and stretching our abs is a personal favourite, he says
    sarcastically. The interaction between us and Tim and Leon while we are
    training really adds to the experience, we work hard throughout but enjoy
    a bit of banter along the way. It adds a competitive edge to the training
    and makes us work that bit harder. They do get involved in the exercises
    too, so they are not just standing around barking orders at us for an
    hour. Next up, after a not so gentle circuit warm up, we head upstairs to
    the side of the pool for some basic kickboxing. But not before we do some
    preparatory stretching first. We work on some punches before adding them
    together to make a combination, then the same with kicks, before having a
    full range of movements. Leo holds the pads and doesn’t look too worried
    when I am attacking. It’s fair to say that he braces himself much more
    when he’s on the end of some punches and kicks from Charlie!

    Tim Gold Training
    Tim Gold Training

    Our first month of training has flown in, a combination of a great variety
    of sessions and the craziness of closing party season, where time
    disappears. As Ibiza settles down to post summer calm, Tim and Leon are
    preparing diet plans and looking to step our training up to three sessions
    a week. Their personal approach to training is refreshing, they have a
    vested interest in making sure that we perform well every time we train,
    and the programme that they construct will deliver the results that we are
    looking for, if we stick to the regime. When you see the amount of effort
    that they put in on our behalf, there is extra motivation to make sure we
    live up to their expectations, for me, this is the sign of a great
    training relationship. Watch this space…

    Tim Gold Training
    Tim Gold Training
    Tim Gold Training
    Tim Gold Training