Important notice about classes in the coming weeks…

I will be away from this Saturday visiting family in South America, so I’ve arranged cover for my classes at ZT during the next three weeks.
During this time we will be:
  • Moving the Tuesday class to ZT Fitness at 8pm
  • Cancelling the Wednesday class till Wed 10th March.
All other classes are on as normal.
Please find below the class schedule for the coming months, along with the instructor’s numbers should you need to contact them.
Mark and Simon will be collecting money at these classes, so if you need to renew or top up your memberships you can do this via them.
You can also pay in advance online using the following link:
If you have any questions please get in touch with Mark or Simon.
Mark Stroud
Tel: 07795-610938
Simon Millstone
Tel: 07905- 313192
Have fun, train hard and see you when I get back!



February 2010

Mon 15/2
Tue 16/2
Thurs 18/2
(ace instructor!)
Sat 20/2
Mon 22/2
Tue 23/2
Thurs 25/2
Sat 27/2
March 2010
Mon 1/3
Tue 2/3
Thurs 4/3
Sat 6/3
Mon 8/3
All classes back to normal.
Tues (9/3) and Wed (10/3)-7.30pm@ Cheetahs
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New Year- New You is a success!

28 days ago fifteen people of all walks of life embarked on a journey of self-recognition and test of will power to make some serious changes in their lifestyles and health.
Now in its second year, The New Year- New You programme had everyone, including myself follow a strict diet in which you eliminate all toxins including:
  • Dairy (live yoghurt and Raw dairy allowed)
  • Caffeine (evil!)
  • Wheat
  • Sugar
  • Alcohol
  • All preservatives and chemicals.
This is coupled with a three days a week training regime to further augment the results. These sessions where based around Kettlebells, bodyweight exercises and other funky toys thrown in for good measure!

After a few days feeling pretty crappy due to the toxins being expelled, you start to feel and look great. At the end of the programme people where hugging me delighted with the results!

Sam Nash who attended the programme despite reservations as to wether she would be able to complete it said the following today:

“Hi Christian – just a note to say I’m thrilled with the results I have achieved so far by joining the kettle bell community! The 4 week course we did has seen incredible results so far (1 stone, 8.5 cm off my waist and 5% body fat) Whoop whoop!!!!! I’m a convert and shall carry on in my quest with the help of KB. Thanks again :-)”

Another trainee was able to stop taking medication she had been on for years- awesome!

Messages like this make my job worthwhile and getting up in the mornings so easy! Thank you to all those who attended and completed the programme- I’m so proud of you. 

Keep up the great work.

Those of you that missed the programme, I’ll be doing the Beach Body 2 Bootcamp in May, which will be outdoors…get in touch for details! 

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Why margarine could be killing you!

Thank you to my friend Cris Leahy for senfing me the following post:

Pass The Butter .. Please.    

       This is interesting . .. .

Margarine  was originally manufactured to fatten  turkeys.  When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their  heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get  their money back. 

It was a white substance with no food appeal  so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like it?   They have come out  with some clever new flavourings..    

DO  YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?  

Read on to the end…gets very interesting!    

Both  have the same amount of calories…

Butter  is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8  grams; compared   to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase  heart disease in women by 53% over   eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent  Harvard  Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in  other foods.

Butter  has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and  
only  because  they are added!

Butter  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of  other foods.

Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary
heart disease .
Increases  total cholesterol
and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and  lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers  quality of breast milk.

Decreases immune response.

Decreases  insulin response.

And  here’s the most disturbing fact…… HERE  IS  THE  PART  THAT  IS  VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine  is but ONE  MOLECULE  away  from being PLASTIC… and shares 27 ingredients with paint

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life  and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is  added,  changing the molecular structure of the  substance).  

You  can try this yourself:

Purchase  a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded  area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

*  no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that should tell you something)

*  it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.  Why?   Because it is nearly plastic .  Would you melt your Tupperw are and  spread that  on your toast?  

Share  This With Your Friends…..(If you want to butter them up’)! Send them this link:

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ZT Fightnight: Draw Results

Draw results for the ZT fightnight Heavyweight Tournament.

Tengiz Tedoradze – James Thompson
Steve Day – Oli Thompson
Neil Wain – Rob Broughton
Miguel Bernad – Joe Vedepo.
* Martin Thompson ( out) – replacement Joe Vedepo.
More on Joe Vedepo.

Vedepo is no stranger to the big stage. He fought on two UFC fight night’s and most recently KO’ed his last opponent Webster Farris  in 0:14 seconds into the first round.
He currently holds a record of 8 – 3 – 0.

Nice draw for Oli! See you there!

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Oli Thompson primed and ready for ZT Heavyweight Tournament!

With only one day left for ZT Fight Night- The Tournament, Oli Thompson has peaked in great condition,ready to take the title and £10,000 prize.
 Not only is he in the best shape ever, his cardio is through the roof as he kills it through gruelling rounds lasting 5 minutes each, with only one minute rest between rounds. This will ensure the rounds in the cage will be a breeze, allowing him to concentrate on the technical aspects of his game.
Not only has he retained his strength and imposing size, but he’s quicker than ever on his feet and much improved hand speed.  
The last Strength & Conditioning session ended with a ground and pound drill which resulted in a smashed Tornado Ball….. could this be one of his opponant heads in the tournament?ZT Fight Night – THE TOURNAMENT plan to hold four events over 2010 kicking off with the big guns where the Heavyweights collide for an explosive night of MMA action and with the fighters determined to prove who is the best pound for pound fighter in the heavyweight division. To be held on 30th January 2010 at the confirmed venue of Hove Town Hall with an exceptional line up of supreme talent, this is definitely one not to be missed!

The 8 confirmed fighters are:
Rob Broughton (M-1 Challenge Team member)
James Thompson (Pride Veteran)
Martin ‘THE OX’ Thompson (UK MMA title holder)
Tengiz Tedoradze (UK MMA legend)
Oli Thompson (former Britain’s Strongest Man and ZT Fighter)
Neil Wain (UFC Veteran)
Steve ‘Judgement’ Day (Boxer)
Miguel Bernad (Muay-Thai Fighter)

Sol Gilbert said ‘For me this is going to be the most exciting event to come out of the UK MMA since the UFC came to town. This type of old skool tourny will show who is the best in the heavyweights and will hopefully move on to bigger and better things, this is going to be great and definitely not one to be missed!’

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet…its not too late to catch this exciting tournament! Go to: or telephone ZT reservation and payment direct on 01273 202226.

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