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Women-only gym AbFabFit Club opens on the Raynham Road Industrial Estate in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire



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A women-only gym with the mission to empower females to create life-long changes to their mind, body and health has opened in Bishop's Stortford.

AbFabFit Club is not just a gym, it's a place where women can get support to feel fitter, healthier and happier.

Helping you ditch the diet for good, the team at AbFab encourage healthy habits and offer nutritional support and guidance along with body composition monitoring.

AbFabFit Club, on the Raynham Road Industrial Estate in Bishop's Stortford, is run by Jaine Alderson and her husband Mark. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101433)
AbFabFit Club, on the Raynham Road Industrial Estate in Bishop's Stortford, is run by Jaine Alderson and her husband Mark. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101433)

AbFab was founded by former UK masters champion weightlifter Jaine Alderson in 2018. After opening her first gym in Thornwood, she opened another in Waltham Abbey early last year before deciding to come to Stortford. The new premises are on the Raynham Road Industrial Estate.

"I set up AbFabFit Club in April 2018 for ladies only as I wanted to remove the barriers to getting fit and healthy," said Jaine, 56.

"Many ladies, including myself, have attended gyms but don't feel a part of a community. I wanted to grow something so that ladies could feel supported and encouraged regardless of shape or size.

The women-only AbFabFit Club provides members with support to feel fitter, healthier and happier. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101470)
The women-only AbFabFit Club provides members with support to feel fitter, healthier and happier. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101470)

"Most gyms have mirrors and the last thing ladies want to do is to look at themselves whilst working out. I know from past experience that many ladies find looking at their body in the mirror very difficult.

"So I set about creating a brand that I could grow, expand and one that ladies would want to come to. Most of our members don't like going to a gym, but they love AbFab as we have created something special."

Jaine worked as an ICT co-ordinator in a private school teaching computing to children aged five to 11. After qualifying as a personal trainer, she got into masters weightlifting and became a UK champion before coming sixth in the European championships in 2018.

She runs AbFab with her husband Mark, himself a former UK masters champion weightlifter, who has transferred many of his skills from the print industry to the business, helping with branding and design.

New members can expect a warm welcome at AbFabFit Club. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101468)
New members can expect a warm welcome at AbFabFit Club. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101468)

AbFab, which held an open day at its new Stortford gym on Saturday, has more than 450 members. New members can expect a warm welcome, and programmes include Drop a Dress Size in Six Weeks and Lean & Strong, which starts next month.

"Joining AbFab is joining a family. We care about each and every member," said Jaine.

"I have an amazing team around me and my coaches and support staff all support the AbFab ethos, which is about community, support and results.

Expert advice is on hand at AbFabFit Club. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101467)
Expert advice is on hand at AbFabFit Club. Pic: Vikki Lince. (52101467)

"Our superb functional fitness training classes will not only get you feeling great but improve your overall fitness, guaranteed!"

To check out AbFab's timetables or to arrange a call back, visit https://abfabfitclub.co.uk.



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