I live in Hove just off the Kingsway and as a busy personal trainer I get around my home patch daily. Over the last four years or so I’ve got to know my local area of Hove inside and out. Here are my first port-of-calls as a busy Hove based personal trainer, for various products, services and exercise that I use, buy or do regularly:
Hove based Personal trainer’s favourite park to train in
A couple of roads up from where I live is Wish Park and the side off of Saxon Road has some climbing and hanging posts and rails. The posts are great for securing my battle ropes to.
A busy Hove PT’s favourite gym
I belong to Corals Gym, it has everything I need in terms of free weights, resistance and cardio machines. I can cycle to it in 15 minutes, and if I drive there’s free parking.
Coral Health & Fitness
Address: Orchard Road, Hove BN3 7BG
Telephone: 01273 013346
Preferred cycle repair shop
Just down from my gym is Halfords, and the service for my bike is always top notch.
Address: Unit 10, Sackville Trading Estate, Sackville Road, Hove BN3 7AN
Telephone: 01273 205656
Favourite cycle route
I cycle along the coastal cycle path that starts outside where I live in Hove, past the i360, Brighton Pier, Brighton Marina and all the way out to Saltdean and back.
Best shop for a smartly turned-out personal trainer
The smartest sportswear shop bar none in Hove is Ocean Sports Board Riders.
Ocean Sports Board Riders
Address: 368 Kingsway, Portslade, Hove BN3 4QT
Telephone: 01273 412241
Best barber shop for a dapper PT
There was a time when I shaved my face daily. These days I prefer the stubble look not least because of the many early morning personal training sessions that I do. I entrust H’s Barbers to keep my hair and stubble in check. The hot towels that you get are a nice way to relax!
H’s Barber Shop
Address: Unit 2, 1 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE
Telephone: 01273 220139
An older adult personal trainer’s favourite exercise class venue in Hove
Since January 2019, I’ve been running the Young At Heart Keep Fit Club classes at St Helen’s Church Hall in Hangleton, Hove. The hall is a generous size and the heating in the winter months is great. There is also a decent kitchen area as we serve tea, coffee and biscuits after class.
St Helen’s Church Hall
Address: Hangleton Way, Hove, BN3 8ER
Favourite health food and supplement’s shop
I eat a balanced diet so generally I get all the vitamins and minerals I need from what I eat. However, I do like snacks and the healthiest ones that I can find are stocked by Holland and Barrett in George Street, Hove.
Holland & Barrett
Address: 68 George Street, Hove BN3 3YD
Telephone: 01273 321873
A Hove based personal trainer favourite place to run
Hove Park is a great place to run, power walk in. It’s got some great paths fit for running and there are some nice inclines to make it a bit challenging in places.
Address: Goldstone Crescent, Hove BN3 6BG
Telephone: 01273 292929
A busy Hove PT’s favourite place to swim
I enjoy a good swim but not mad keen of the sea unless we’re in midst of a heat wave, so when the mood takes me I head to the King Alfred Leisure Centre.
King Alfred Leisure Centre
Address: Kingsway, Hove BN3 2WW
Telephone: 01273 290290