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.

 

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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Peter

His early twenties, Peter was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Upon learning this, he was proactive in his efforts to seek ways to help manage his new condition in addition to the medical care he was receiving – reaching out to Personal Trainers in the commercial gym he was training at during this time. He was then issued with the cookie-cutter programme, copied and pasted from the internet w...

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Michael

What’s more impressive than carrying almost 500lbs for 100 feet? More impressive than rowing and skiing within 15% of the world record? More impressive than losing 22lbs of body fat and packing on a stone of lean muscle? More impressive than being able to knock out just under ten Chin-Ups at over 16 stone bodyweight? What Michael has achieved transcends all of these immense feats, and in truth ...

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