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Trainer Thursdays: Holly Knott

20 Feb 2020 14:24PM by Virgin Active

Deadlifts, elephants and bears. Oh my! We caught up with Grid Training instructor  Holly Knott.

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Holly (left) setting the pace.

Why did you get into fitness?

I’d put on weight due to a relationship and then the ending of it... I wanted to lose weight but very quickly joined classes and felt part of something bigger. Weight loss was a byproduct to feeling happier and stronger.

Why’s it important?

Because I find it therapeutic. It’s a way to disengage from life for an hour, listen to music and have some time to myself.

Favourite way to train?

Strength with a high impact finisher.

What does rest day look like?

Rest day usually looks like... a long walk to a pub for a roast dinner (normally on a Sunday) and some yoga in the evening.

Favourite move?

Deadlifts. No question.

What would you be doing if not fitness?

Safari ranger! But working with elephants or bears specifically.

Why should I try Strength and Conditioning?

S&C is everything you need. It’s strength, conditioning, social, supportive.

What’s for lunch?

Fish cakes and salad.

Find Holly at Virgin Active Aldersgate and Merhcant Square and jump into a Strength and Conditioning class.

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