A new 24-hour gym officially opened in Welwyn Garden City’s Howard Centre on Saturday 1st March 2014 offering exercise enthusiasts a more convenient solution for staying fit and healthy.
Anytime Fitness hopes to promote a ‘no more excuses’ culture towards fitness by providing state of the art Life Fitness equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Its proximity to Welwyn Garden City railway station not only offers ease to residents, commuters and shoppers wanting a healthier lifestyle, but also reinvigorates the Howard Centre by using a previously abandoned site.
The 5,000 square foot Anytime Fitness was officially opened by The Rt Hon Grant Schapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party. Greg Matthew, Managing Director of Anytime Fitness Welwyn Garden City, said:
“We’re very excited about bringing Anytime Fitness to Welwyn Garden City and hope to be a successful addition to the local area. We look forward to providing a safe, friendly and convenient service that was previously lacking in the heart of town.”
Members of the world’s largest 24-hour fitness chain can benefit from two hours free parking, dedicated trainers, private changing rooms with showers and heated flooring, as well as the ability to access thousands of clubs worldwide with no extra cost.
The Wellness Hub in Berkhamsted welcomes IV Boost therapy clinic
IV Boost – a renowned IV therapy clinic on London’s Wimpole Street – has opened at The Wellness Hub in Berkhamsted. Founded in 2005 by medical director Dr Joshua Berkowitz, IV Boost takes a holistic approach to health and wellness to help boost and restore the body’s natural ability to be well, energised and able to resist ageing.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr Josh and the IV Boost to The Wellness Hub and are excited to be offering our customers these fantastic IV therapies,” says Emma James, MD and owner The Wellness Hub on Lower Kings Street. “IV Boost prides itself on its medical skills and personalised approach which mirrors our commitment to offering bespoke wellbeing solutions. I have no doubt its services will prove popular in complementing and enhancing our existing range of therapies which include physiotherapy, massage, beauty therapy, sports massage, Pilates, personal training and yoga.”
“We have been very impressed by The Wellness Hub and have been made most welcome here,” says Dr Joshua Berkowitz. “IV therapy is increasingly popular as a means to achieving optimum health and we have been looking for a new clinic outside London to meet the growing demand for our services.
“The Wellness Hub is the perfect site for IV Boost and we look forward to meeting its customers. We recognise that IV therapy will be new to many people and clients can rest assured they will have a consultation before any therapy to ensure it suits their exact needs.”
IV Vitamin Therapy
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy has been practised for many years, often to support conventional medical treatment of a wide range of health conditions. It is the fastest way to deliver nutrients throughout the body because it bypasses the digestive system and is 90-100% absorbed directly into the organs (compared to 20-50% absorption if taken orally).
A vitamin shot is an intramuscular injection that treats various vitamin deficiencies. It is absorbed into your bloodstream via your muscles. Unlike vitamins taken orally, vitamin shots bypass the digestive system and result in a 90-100% absorption rate. Many people feel the effects within hours of the treatment which takes just a few minutes to administer.
Medical grade ozone is a highly active and reactive form of oxygen which is prepared by a highly skilled practitioner just before being administered. Ozone therapy can restore optimum oxygen levels in the body by increasing the red blood cell count and this, in turn, stimulates the release of oxygen into the body’s tissues.
Diagnostic testing gives a very clear picture of your health and can help pinpoint problems that may be missed through consultation or ‘standard’ blood tests offered by GPs. IV Boost uses a leading London laboratory which offers a very quick turnaround of precise, accurate results.
IV Boost can deliver a range of non-surgical treatments to enhance the appearance and treat the visible signs of ageing. These rejuvenating treatments use the latest evidence-based products and cutting-edge technology to deliver safe, effective and long-lasting effects. Performed to the highest standard, each treatment plan is tailored to address individual concerns to optimise results.
About IV Boost
IV Boost is located in The Wellness Hub, 26 Lower kings road, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 2AE
Air Aesthetics & Wellness opens in Christopher Place St Albans
Air Aesthetics & Wellness is a brand new, state-of-the-art clinic in St Albans’ Christopher Place that’s just been launched by Dr Claire Oliver. It promises to bring a touch of ‘Harley Street to Hertfordshire’ with its doctor-led, FDA-cleared treatments that not only help with skin health and rejuvenation from the inside out but also collagen banking and even guaranteed fat loss. Air Aesthetics & Wellness strap-line is: “Still You, but on a really good day.”
What does ‘Still You, but on a really good day’ mean?
Air Aesthetics & Wellness prides itself on its holistic, ethical, and natural results approach to aesthetics and wellness. They strive for beauty and confidence from the inside out and help clients to be the best version of themselves through a 360-degree approach encompassing advanced clinical skincare and rejuvenation, clinical facials, beauty treatments, diet and nutrition, and – just as important – exercise. In short, it’s their aim to turn back time, making you a fresher version of your best self.
The luxury clinic offers pioneering, FDA-approved aesthetic treatments that are not only doctor-led, but that deliver proven and safe results without the need for invasive surgery and downtime. Alongside the treatments, there is a dedicated Wellness Clinic offering advice on nutrition, functional medicine, Menopause/HRT, and intimate female treatments associated with ageing.
Dr Oliver and her team have worked hard for over a decade in Henley in Arden and Birmingham and have won many major awards including ‘Best Clinic – Midlands and Wales’ in the 2021 Aesthetics Awards. They are hopeful that St Albans will be equally well received.
Air Aesthetics is doctor-led. What does that actually mean?
It means they can offer the best, advanced skin rejuvenation treatments available – and you can be safe in the knowledge that you are being treated by a highly trained doctor. Dr Claire Oliver (pictured) is both Medical Director (GDC 70918), and founder, and still leads the clinic. Claire has over 20 years’ experience as an aesthetics practitioner and has dedicated her professional career to the study of skin health and ageing. She remains passionate that healthy skin really is at the heart of looking good, feeling great and being confident in your own skin.
Dr Oliver is supported in St Albans by Dr Zartash Badar, as well as a team of highly skilled, medical aestheticians – three of whom have been employed from the local St Albans area.
What brings you to St Albans?
“I’m extremely excited about launching our clinic in St Albans. We’ve invested over £750,000 in the clinic and will bring Harley Street standards to Hertfordshire. Our mission, at Air, is to make it much easier for clients in St Albans to access doctor-led, 360-degree skin rejuvenation and fat loss solutions in a beautiful clinic environment – without the need to trek into central London,” said Dr Oliver.
What has surprised you most about St Albans?
“We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the welcome we’ve already received in St Albans: from our neighbours in Christopher Place to residents dropping in, saying hello and stopping to speak. We are keen to partner or work collaboratively with local businesses to create interesting events enhancing the experience St Albans offers – so we’d welcome people to drop by and speak to us,” added Dr Oliver.
How can people find out more about Air Aesthetics & Wellness or book a consultation?
David Lloyd Beaconsfield opens new luxury spa & upgrades gym
David Lloyd Beaconsfield has received a significant multi-million pound investment to firmly position it as the area’s leading family-friendly health, spa, fitness and racquets clubs. The Club offers unrivalled facilities to support members with their health and wellness needs, whether that be fitness, relaxation or socialising with friends and family.
The centre piece of the redevelopment is the luxurious super-spa; known as the Spa Retreat. Set within a newly built area of the club, it’s a world away from anywhere, with extensive state-of-the-art facilities. Heat, cool and relax are the three guiding principles of the expertly designed ‘spa journey’, scientifically designed to boost overall wellness and help relax, unwind and escape. There are few better activities for overall wellness than spending some much-deserved down time relaxing in a spa.
Along with the investment in the relaxation facilities, there will also be significant upgrade to the gym and group exercises studios. Fitness enthusiasts can up their performance with all new equipment in the state-of-the-art gym. The existing High Impact and Spin Studio will receive a refresh and a brand-new Mind and Body Studio will be built.
As part of the investment David Lloyd Beaconsfield now offers an exclusive group exercise personal training program – Delta. Delta offers members the chance to work in small groups of like-minded people, prepare to be inspired and motivated by an expert coach fast tracking individuals to peak fitness on a 6-week course. Set on the bright airy revamped gym floor, Delta thrives to push members to their peak fitness.
Investing in the future for David Lloyd Beaconsfield
David Lloyd Beaconsfield’s General Manager, Mary Jones said: “We’ve promised to invest in the club to make it bigger and better than ever. Our brand new luxury Spa Retreat is set to rival the top spas in the UK and I think our members will love the new stylish indoor and outdoor spas which are a stunning place to relax and unwind after a workout or busy day. In addition, we’ve also launched our new Personal Training class Delta, which offers members the opportunity to really push themselves to their limits. This investment is exactly what the Club needed and firmly places it as the top health and fitness clubs in the area.”
In addition to the new and refurbished facilities, David Lloyd Beaconsfield offers DL Kids facilities with over 30 hours of inclusive junior sessions each week, outdoor tennis courts, adults and kids splash pool, group exercise studios including a dedicated cycling studio, a restaurant and café bar, crèche and free members Wi-Fi.
David Lloyd Beaconsfield Address
Glory Mill Ln, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0BY