FAQs

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What is Grow and why is it different from other exercise studios?

The team at Grow have spent years and years personally nurturing people on their journey to better health, fitness and well-being. People from all walks of life, all backgrounds; motivated and demotivated. From our experience, we know that the keys to success are personal attention, expert knowledge and consistency. But before now, this was only possible on a one-to-one basis.

We created Grow to be able to offer all of the care and attention of a one-to-one session — the same care and attention our clients have been with us over a decade for — and bring it to everyone.

Grow is there for you; we offer the means, the attention, the guidance, the education and the support.

The version of you that you’re looking for is right here for the taking. Grow is simply here to help you take it.

Can I have a copy of your timetable?

Sure, just hit the link below to go straight to our timetables.

Timetables

Do you offer monthly memberships?

At Grow we offer ultimate flexibility with our Pay As You Grow options as well as providing Monthly Subscriptions which can be cancelled at anytime.

Is there a cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel a class please do so by cancelling before 5PM the day before your class. If you fail to cancel before 5PM the day before your class you will lose your class credit. If you're on an intro offer, you will be charged a £10 fee.

If you book the class and do not show you will be charged a no show fee of £10 to your card on file.

What do I need to wear / bring with me?

You can wear whatever you like, as long as it’s comfortable and lets you move! You will need trainers, though.

Do you have changing rooms and showers, and do you provide towels?

We do! We have showers and changing rooms that we ensure are dazzlingly clean at all times. On top of this we provide big fluffy bath towels to go with them. We also provide sweat towels for the classes themselves because trust us, you’re gonna need ‘em!

Do you provide lockers?

Lockers are available (and free of charge) so you can store your kit during the class. We also have valuables lockers for the communal areas.

Can I bring my children with me?

Unfortunately, we just don’t have the room to have little ones waiting in the reception area or anywhere else.

Can I look around?

Please do! You’re more than welcome to pop in and we’ll show you around. If our instructors are in-between classes, we’ll introduce you. If they are taking a class, you’ll get a chance to see them in action.

What can I expect from one of your classes?

Our TRAIN classes are high energy sessions that utilise the power of the water rower to improve cardiovascular endurance and make you sweat. On top of that, you'll do a combination of weighted and bodyweight exercises to increase muscle tone and strength. Expect 45 minutes of fun, sweat-inducing and body-sculpting interval training, guaranteed to help you grow.

Why rowing?

Rowing is the ultimate full-body workout. A low impact, high intensity exercise for everybody and anybody. It works all the muscles of the body together, increases flexibility and conditions the body without straining.

On a mental level, rowing is a fantastic stressbuster due to the repeating, rhythmic and almost hypnotic motion. Bringing this activity out of the water and into a warm, inviting environment lead by a qualified and energetic rowing teacher will keep you interested, informed and motivated to keep coming back again and again!

I've never rowed before. Does this matter?

No way! Our expertly trained instructors are equipped to train both seasoned rowers and complete novices at the same time. You’re safe in our hands!

I haven't worked out in awhile. Will it be too much for me?

The great thing about our classes is that you can go at your own pace. You can increase the weights or row harder and faster as you feel ready.

We all have days when we feel tired or have low energy levels; we'll all advise that you listen to your body and do as much as you can.

Do you offer a free trial?

Our intro offer gives you 2 weeks unlimited classes for just £30 - so you can test out different classes!

Can I work out if I'm pregnant?

We would recommend that you check with your doctor before attending our classes.

Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to take part?

Our classes are all embracing and we welcome one and all to our studio. However, if you have any pre-existing conditions or concerns, we would advise that you speak to your GP before attending, just to put your mind at ease.

Sometimes I struggle to leave work on time, will I still get in if I’m a little late?

We're focused on starting classes on time for a number of reasons. Keeping the studio flowing smoothly matters to us but most of all, we've specially designed our classes to warm you up ready to work out. If you miss this section, not only is your workout likely to be less effective, but you also put yourself at greater risk of injury. For this reason, we operate a strict no late entry policy.

We recommend you arrive 10 minutes before the class start time.

Should I eat beforehand?

You need to make sure you’ve got enough energy to keep you going throughout the class, but make sure you’re not too full to train – that’s never fun!

It is generally recommended to eat around 300 calories, 30 – 60 minutes before a class. A post-work out snack is also essential to replenish the stores that have been depleted during your training session. Between 30-60 minutes after exercise is when your body is most receptive to receiving and absorbing nutrients. Prioritise protein to rebuild the muscle that has been broken down during your training.

What happens if I lose something at your studio?

We check our facilities after every class, so if we find something that's been left behind, we should be able to reunite it with its owner ASAP! If we can't track down its owner and its not claimed, lost property will be donated to charity after 7 days.

How do I row correctly?

Don't worry. We have you covered. The rowing technique will be demonstrated by our instructors at the start of every class. We have also written a blog that you can read prior to turning up to Grow so you can learn the basics prior to your first class.

Rowing Technique