Shropshire man who survived decade-long heroin battle offers free fitness membership to addicts

Shropshire man who survived decade-long heroin battle offers free fitness membership to addicts

A former heroin addict turned health entrepreneur is providing free year-long app memberships to others attempting to get clear. David Corfield, who runs a gymnasium on the outskirts of Albrighton, Shropshire, will crew up with official rehabilitation programmes to offer people with one-year free membership to his Total Fitness app.

This means they are going to be capable of participate in as much as 14, one-hour digital courses per week that cowl energy, energy, cardio, mobility and core energy. They are all put collectively towards themed music and utilising fundamental health gear that may be substituted for on a regular basis objects – eradicating the necessity for dear gear.

The certified private coach overcame his personal ten-year battle with heroin and needs to make this dedication as a part of a long-term want to present one thing again. He has now been clear of medication for 18 years. David stated: “Getting concerned in train and health can actually help restoration and helps provide you with focus when your thoughts will be straying – I do know this from private expertise.

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“Unfortunately, gyms will be out of their monetary attain, so I’ve determined to make my new Total Fitness app free for the primary twelve months, with the view to then providing a weekly workshop/class at my health centre in Albrighton.”

He continued: “This means all they’ll want is a cellphone, obtain the app after which they’ll begin taking the courses. We have 80 totally different Total Fitness courses devised delivering countless selection, together with streaming three yoga courses, two Live Strong courses – geared toward full newbies and seniors – and a 30-minute Total Mobility class at 6pm on Sundays.

David Corfield has launched a health app

“We’ve changed the standard gear with home items that you should use and nonetheless achieve the identical impact. Keeping match is nice for the physique, however importantly additionally for the thoughts and can hopefully assist help rehabilitation and restoration.”

David Corfield Gymnasium, which is nestled only a few minutes from Junction 3 of the M54, was launched in 2015 and is described as an unique boutique well being and health membership providing all types of train, from yoga and Pilates to physique constructing, boxing and cross coaching.

The gymnasium boasts over 400 members. Classes started on-line in the course of the Covid pandemic, with David utilising Facebook’s reside video operate. Individuals from as far afield as Manchester, London, Ireland and even the US took half and this offered the inspiration for the brand new Total Fitness app, which is free to members and prices simply £10 per 30 days for non-members.

David Corfield sitting in a gym looking at a phone
David Corfield

“We wish to create a health group that offers folks an economical manner of accessing courses at a time that fits them, whether or not you participate reside or entry the classes by means of our archive,” David stated. “The app, which is on the market by way of android and iOS, additionally offers customers the possibility to depart feedback and kudos to different members and we’re to not going to cease there with plans so as to add new options as extra suggestions is available in.

“This undertaking has been an actual native effort with developer and gymnasium member Ben Owen serving to take our imaginative and prescient and turning it into an easy-to-use app. We genuinely consider that we may have 1000’s of latest members – from all around the world – by the tip of 2022.”

You can discover out extra details about the app here.

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