19 July 2021 - the next normal?

For some time now the government in Westminster has been telling English citizens that 19 July 2021 will be "freedom day" and that we can all emerge from the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic back to normal life. No-one really believes that, and many experts and pundits are predicting doom; and with a daily infection rate above 50,000 these prognostications have some level of credibility.

But things are going to change on this date; face masks and social distancing will no longer be compulsory, and the "leisure industry" (into which we are classified as a gym) hope to extract big commercial benefits. That may happen - but we at Abstract Bodyworks, who are dedicated to helping people get and stay fit and healthy, have a different priority; ensuring that our clients can get the health benefits of the best exercise regime in the world while staying safe. We don't make the law, but we can chose to maintain a safe environment for our clients, which is why from this date we will be implementing the following arrangements (many of which are continuations of our "lockdown" systems):

  • arrive on time, ring the bell and you'll be let

  • if clients wish to wear a mask they can; trainers will wear visors

  • clients are required to wash their hands in one of our toilets before working out

  • we will do a clean down of the equipment before each client

  • any debriefing that needs to take place will be conducted through email or text after the session is over

We have been very fortunate at Abstract Bodyworks; clients have returned to us in greater numbers than we had forecast, we've gained some new ones, and everyone is being incredibly disciplined in their arrival, departure, and personal hygeine. Our enhanced cleaning protocols, including a commercial deep clean on a monthly basis, has contributed to no infections being spread in our facility, and only 1 of our client families has suffered a scare (the dreaded "ping"). We hope, with our continued focus on cleanliness and safety, that we can continue along this healthy path. The pandemic is not over, it is merely under control, and will no doubt one day become endemic, and society will cope with it as it copes with the 'flu and similar problems. Until we get out of the other side and move towards the "old normal" (if we ever do), please stay safe, stay well, and enjoy yourselves.


Our books are filling up, but not full, so if you want to try us out then we are still offering TWO FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSIONS WITH NO COMMITMENT - so call us and we'll book you in

Abstract Bodyworks® Precision Exercise Newbury is part of a family of personal training facilities in the UK and USA dedicated to one thing - helping our clients live YOUNGER and STRONGER in as little as 15 minutes a week.

Our exercise methods come out of fundamental research carried out in the 1980s by Arthur Jones and later Ken Hutchins. They looked into how ageing occurred and if and how it could be stopped or reversed. They found that the body is perfectly capable of reversing many of the supposedly "natural" consequences of getting old - reduced strength, osteoporosis, increased fat, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, and many more. Through receiving the right stimulus the body will respond by producing more muscle which in turn begins to reverse many "old conditions". Ken went further by helping first Nautilus® and then MedX® develop training equipment that aided this process.


Later, Ellington Darden and Doug McGuff took on more research and developed the approach even further, so that now we can make the following commitment to our clients:


Every private 1to1 Abstract exercise session is designed to create change. In just 15 minutes of proper exercise your body will be stimulated to make a dramatic transformation by adding new lean muscle and stronger bones.  An added benefit is this new muscle will rev up your metabolism helping to shed fat with a proper diet.


Abstract Bodyworks Precision Exercise is located in the heart of Newbury within convenient walking distance of many offices and businesses. Local free parking is available for those that have to drive here. We offer training sessions when our customers book them, so feel free to contact us to arrange a look around or a free consultation during the following times:


  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
    8:00 - 16:00

Training and consultation outside these hours is available upon request.

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