Grow Experience

  • General
  • Row
  • Yoga
  • Strength

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

At Grow, we don't believe that fitness is enough.

Health is a bigger picture. We’ve spent years and years personally nurturing people on their journey to better health, fitness and wellbeing. 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 as the next step in the evolution of personal health and wellness. Where we can 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, and the education.

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

Do you offer memberships?

At Grow, we don’t tie people to memberships. We work on a credit basis: You block buy credits and these can be used for both yoga and strength classes. We also offer monthly passes for those who are looking to train and practice intensively.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We want to make sure your spot in the class goes to another willing athlete or yogi. So, as long as you cancel the day before your class (by 5pm), you will receive a full refund.

We understand that sometimes last minute cancellations due to illness or injury can’t be helped, so we will deal with these on a case by case basis.

What do I need to wear / bring with me? Is it okay if I bring my own mat?

You can wear whatever you like, as long as it’s comfortable and lets you move! In yoga we tend to advise bare feet. For our strength classes, trainers are a must. You are more than welcome to bring your own yoga mat although we also do provide the highest quality mats in the studio.

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 all of your personal belongings whilst you complete your class(s).

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's the difference between strength and yoga classes?

Strength 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 weighted compound exercises to increase muscle tone and size. Everything's scientifically programmed to utilise time efficiently, increase ‘afterburn,’ and ensure all individuals reap the benefits of every workout.

The beauty of yoga is that it combines strength with flexibility, stretching with stability, and fluidity with mental stillness. Yoga comes in many forms, some of them dynamic, calisthenic; others very still, involving long, deep holds of stretches or meditation. Your body is unique, it talks to you, and you can benefit a huge amount - in mind and body - from learning how to listen. Our classes can help you to do just that.

Why rowing?

Rowing is 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 a while. 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?

We offer a starter pack, containing 2 credits for £20. This means you can test out both a yoga class and a strength class, or just go to one twice! Whatever your jam is.

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, 5 minutes into the class we will have to close the doors to all late comers.

We try to recommend people get to the studio 5-10 minutes before class starts to get changed and really get in the zone.

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 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.