Search

Hornchurch ex-marine launches revolutionary Romford gym

11:43 05 August 2014

Ex-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gym

Ex-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gym

Archant

A fitness enthusiast and ex-marine is bouncing back from a hip operation by opening his own gym.

Ex-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gymEx-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gym

Daniel Hensby, 31, of Hornchurch, served in the Royal Marines for 16 years until he tore the cartilage in his hip.

After leaving the marines Mr Hensby decided to go into coaching and opened the Crossfit gym in Brooklyns Approach, Romford, on Saturday.

Crossfit gym will make the most of Mr Hensby’s military experience, offering strict and intense workout regimes, drills and programmes for people of all abilities.

He said: “Crossfit, in a nutshell, is strength and conditioning - you get all the same fitness benefits from running, swimming and cycling, but it’s everything in one.”

Ex-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gymEx-marine Daniel Hensby in his new gym

The Crossfit training philosophy, which was first founded by American trainer Greg Glassman, includes interval training - short intense cardio sessions - power lifting and gymnastics.

“People who go to a normal gym, go in everyday to do the same thing and they get bored after a few months. It’s a continuous cycle. People end up going to the gym just to talk to the people there.”

Mr Hensby, who is trying to revolutionise the gym experience, is relishing the chance to finally become his own boss by opening his business.

He added: “Being in the Royal Marines for 16 years and being told what to do - you get a passion to want to tell yourself what to do. I always said to myself that I would set up my own business.”

The vision for the gym is that it becomes a social hub for users who can support and encourage other users in their workout regimes.

Mr Hensby said: “It’s going to be a community, a place where everybody gets to know each other.” He added: “You have to leave your egos at the door.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:26
Jean Maile, 68, has to travel about a mile from her house to find signal (Picture: PA/Chris Radburn)

Frustrated phone users in Collier Row have been cut off from the 21st century after the area became a signal blackspot.

Yesterday, 16:16
Best mates Keane Richardson and Joe Quirk, 11, are running a Santathon (marathon dressed as Santa) for Saint Francis Hospice after Keane's grandad was cared for by them and Joe received support after his grandma died. Penny, and Keanr Richardson with Joe, and Keely Quirk.

Two best friends will dress in red hats and coats to take part in a Santathon fun run to thank a hospice that provided support after the deaths of their grandparents.

Yesterday, 12:00
'I wasnt fooled  but my wife did say she would have been' (Picture: Shutterstock)

The 81-year-old victim of a “horrible” crime targeting Havering’s elderly population has urged others not to fall into the same trap.

Yesterday, 08:19

Traffic is queueing in both directions on the A12 Eastern Avenue following an earlier accident and a spillage.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

From Nigel Farage to George Galloway, it’s been a year of people trying to make a change in politics.

If you’ve taken time off to escape from your boss, you’re not alone.

The judge reckons the PC did not have enough wit to invent the story.

There’s been a rise in the number of fresh shop-bought chickens contaminated with the bug since August.