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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Eoin

Toxic company and toxic habits are what lead to Eoin walking through our doors on a wet winter night four years ago. Despite being a successful athlete when younger, studying at a prestigious university and being an active participant in student life - even being elected as Vice President of Queen's University Students' Union, Eoin had felt his physical and mental health eroding, and his self c...

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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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