Let’s face it, we all need exercise and to live more active lifestyles, but for many people the idea of going to a gym is as appealing as relocating from Manchester for a new life anywhere else. Introducing Sweat Shed, a small, independent gym that places an emphasis on community building, inclusivity and — most importantly — having fun. Promising a judgement free environment in which to workout, the formula was an instant success, with the business now well into its second decade and attracting new members all the time.
Situated at Houldsworth Mill, a stunning, Grade II listed red brick monolith dating back to 1865, the location is almost as eye-catching as the services on offer. Sweat Shed is aimed at people who lack the time or knowledge to properly plan weekly gym sessions, are lost and uninspired by the “same old” workouts and classes, and don’t feel at home in the average high street gym. Renowned for their warm welcome and friendly, approachable demeanour, the team here are on hand to take care of all aspects of programming, meaning all people have to do is turn up and ask what’s available based on their needs.
Keeping it reassuringly simple, just two packages are on offer. The Elite Program offers an introductory personal training session followed by unlimited coached group training sessions each week, nutritional guidance, metric tracking support, and regular check-ins with your own coach. The Level Up Program, meanwhile, is a 12-week intensive personal training programme, alongside a range of 1-to-1 and group workouts, comprehensive nutritional profiling and support, and full metric tracking. Dedicated experts with next-level experience work with all members, striving to encourage and empower them to achieve new fitness milestones and improve their overall wellbeing in the process. A unicorn in a saturated and unarguably same-y market, it’s little wonder feedback has been overwhelmingly positive since inception.