Fighting Fit Kickboxing Academy was founded by Richard Phillips in 2004 to pass on his knowledge and skill. The Family Fitness Centre opened its doors full time in 2014 offering something different than your local gym. We do offer great Personal Training programmes as well as fitness & weight loss classes, boxing fitness / boxercise classes and circuit training classes. All of these are instructor led, offering support, encouragement and motivation throughout, along with all members fully supporting each other….they put the ‘Family’ into the ‘Family Fitness Centre’!
The classes are a mix of cardio, strength and conditioning mainly consisting of these three major components; HIIT, Kettle Bell cardio and strength, technique & conditioning. We use various other pieces of equipment too ranging from dumb-bells, weights, slam balls, resistance bands plus many more! We are not like your standard gym!
A Team Of Professionals
We offer a range of classes…
The Family Fitness Centre Gym is ran by an extensive team of fully qualified coaches that install physical and mental strength whilst building on confidence and discipline across all classes, whilst being fully supportive to everyone.
We aim to cater for everyone, from the age of 3 and upwards, no matter what your fitness level, helping us to achieve ‘family’ status due to our dedication to our members. Encouraging and nurturing personal growth, progression and life skills is what we thrive at through all of our classes, along with fit tests within our circuit sessions, and competitions and grading programme’s within Kickboxing.
No other gym in Wellingborough offers the range of fitness that we do whilst meeting everyone’s need in a fun, family, supportive environment
We are located centrally with in Wellingborough, along with extended classes in Northampton, Burton Latimer and Lincoln…come check us out!
Say hello to our friendly team, each a master of their respective craft.
With over 30 years experience in martial arts it's to hard to put into words the passion i have for Fitness and sport -
I have competed in Kickboxing, nationally and internationally, culminating in winning my only world title.
I believe that my passion and history makes me an ideal Person to help motivate people achieve personal goals and ambitions, whether be in Personal Training or one of the 12 Kickboxing Classes, 2 Boxing Fitness Classes or the 4 Circuit classes that I teach. I love nothing more than to see a client achieve and succeed at their own personal goals and reaching the levels of health and fitness that they desire.
My strengths are my passion and belief that everybody is capable of being the best that they can be and that anything is possible with a bit of hard work and dedication. This is is why i have/had so many students go onto become World Champions and many clients, not only reach their Weight loss Goals, but also their sporting development & achievements, fitness levels and their overall goals and aspirations as far as fitness goes.
That is why all the classes that I teach are mixture of cardio, strength and conditioning.
5th Dan Kickboxing
World Champion x 1
British Champion x 6
Irish Open Champion
Level 2 Gym Instructor
Level 3 Personal Trainer
I teach six classes in total, across the academy, ranging from boxing fitness to kickboxing, whilst also attending the circuit classes. My favourite session of these are strength and conditioning.
My passion is Boxing, which is why my favourite class that I teach is Boxing Fitness - I love the mix of people we attract from the experienced boxers to the absolute beginners.
2nd Dan Kickboxing
1x European Championship Bronze medallist 2016
1x World Championship Bronze medallist 2016
1x irish Open Champion
6 x British Champion
I have 10 years experience of kickboxing training and competing as well as 5 years as an instructor. I have recently started 1:1 training with junior students and have gained so much satisfaction from watching my students put into practise the knowledge that I have emparted on to them. My ambition is to become a full time personal trainer and kickboxing trainer, whilst still being a competitive athlete.
1st Dan Kickboxing
2x World Champion 2016 - 2018
1X Austrian Classic Champion 2018
1x European Champion silver medallist 2017
8 x British
I became an instructor in 2017 and have recently opened up and run the new training classes in Burton Latimer alongside Bradley. I also teach 2 other classes at Wellingborough along with assisting and covering holidays when required.
I enjoy all kinds of sports but my favourites being weight training and fitness training.
My wife & two daughters also train with the Fighting Fit Kickboxing Academy all progressing through their belts. I also actively compete along with one of my daughters.
I started to help out at the academy by being a junior instructor for 3 years before gaining my 2nd Dan Black Belt in November 2018. Since then I have become a joint head instructor at Fighting Fit Kickboxing Academy in Burton Latimer.
I still love to compete and have won several British titles.
I have a Level 2 Certification in Fitness Instructing and a Level 3 Certification in Personal Training.
I am a seasoned athlete with a vast experience across many disciplines, including endurance open water swimming, running, kickboxing and aquathlons; all in which I’ve competed in within the uk and internationally for many years.
I’m extremely passionate about fitness being fun and inclusive but at the same time a ‘blooming’ good workout!
I currently run 3 circuit classes a week which involve a mixture of endurance training and resistance training using high intensity, targeting strength building and muscular endurance.
I believe that Circuit training is a great boredom buster, moving quickly from one exercise to the next meaning your mind doesn’t have time to wander or tune out!
I feel the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the years has contributed to my strengths as a personal trainer, I’m highly motivated and feel this inspires and motivates my clients.
My key strengths are running and weights.
In 2018, I began to do a little bit of running on the side mainly focusing on 5k races leading to successfully completing a half marathon in September 2018. When the opportunity then arose to put on a class on a Running Club, for those wanting to start at the very beginning with running, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I have always wanted to give something back to the academy and help the new starters in their journeys the same as FFA helps me, it was the perfect opportunity.
I have recently qualified as a Leadership in Running Fitness and assist in coaching the Saturday Running Club at FFA.
I have been training with the Family Fitness Centre for approximately 6 years, since my eldest son started Kickboxing with the Academy. Both of my sons now train with Fighting Fit Academy and compete in competitions all over the country.
I recently qualified as a Leader in running Fitness and assist in coaching the Running group mid week and also hold my own Running Group with the Academy on Saturday mornings.
I’ve always enjoyed running and keeping fit but after my youngest son was born, a back operation halted my fitness completely for 2+ years and I was told I would never be able to run again.
My progression back to fitness was slow but with the patience and dedication from the Family Fitness Centre, my core strength has improved, I have lost weight, toned up and am fitter now than I have ever been. I started running again, entering races and completed my first Half Marathon in June 2018.
I attend 4+ classes a week including circuits, boxing fitness and running club.
I also take an active part in the running of the Academy, organising events, assisting in the running of holiday clubs and administration.
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