Henchmen: Chima

“Like pretty much everybody else every year, you make a resolution – and in this case, the resolution took me to HENCH, and it worked out rather better than my previous attempts… This seemed to represent something different – and it is.” Like all of our members, Chima has an extremely busy life outside of the gym with huge demands on his time. As a PHD student, he spends most days writing for up to 10 hours a day – leaving little time for much else. This year, Chima heeded the advice of some of his family members who worked with us before. He abandoned the commercial gym to try something different and in 2017 he has went from zero to 12 (twelve!) bodyweight Chin-Ups, put 39% on his Squat, 31% on his Bench Press, increased his Farmer’s Walk by 41% whilst simultaneously increasing several measures of overall fitness by as much as 25% – all this whilst losing 12kg on the scales! HENCH is dedicated to the pursuit of strength, wellbeing and resilience. Independent, locally owned since 2012. Results-driven training gym Belfast City Centre.

 

Joel

"I woke up unable to walk. Terrifying..." Joel's powerful, honest and inspirational journey whilst at HENCH: from regaining the ability to move again after an accident whilst parachuting – to eventually go on to months later to push over 300KG. His unflinching determination earned him the nickname of The Cyborg amongst his fellow HENCHMEN, and deservedly so – well done Joel. HENCH is dedicated ...

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Ali

“So in 2012 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes... and probably a year in, I started to actually lose control over it." Ali was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as an adult, just four years ago and after seeing a video from HENCH online she contacted us in the hope that she could regain control of her health. She did just this, and a whole lot more – and for this we are extremely proud. Ali is a...

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Fyona

“I’ve already achieved the goal of being stronger than before, and I can see the difference in the hockey pitch – this has been my best season so far.” Fyona is Hockey player at a competitive level who came to HENCH initially for strength and conditioning coaching to improve her performances on the pitch but more crucially to reduce time spent away from playing due to injury. Our initial priori...

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