STRENGTH&: Fitter, stronger, happier

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Project by Scott Wilkinson

£7,904

raised so far

152

supporters

We want to help more people improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Funds will be used to open a third group for another 200 members.

We're still collecting donations

On the 10th May 2021 we'd raised £6,715 with 151 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target


Strength& is an outdoor training community. We've modified the type of exercise you might have seen in 'World's Strongest Man',  so everyone can get involved.

With two groups in Hertford and Stevenage we want to open another in Harlow, so we can help another 200 members improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE TRIAL >

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Strength& works like nothing else. Sign-up today and you'll be stronger, fitter and happier - not just in ten weeks but in ten years' time. Just ask any of our members - or Strength& advisor Andrew Tracey, Fitness Editor of Men's Health.

Why does it make people happier? It's a triple mental health whammy of The Great Outdoors, a community of encouraging mates and, of course, exercise.

Strength&'s programming is written by experts who understand the science of how strength and conditioning releases endorphins. The exhilaration it gives you is addictive and you'll keep on coming back for more. Which is the secret of how to be fitter, stronger and happier over the long-term.

And, of course, you'll want to be coached again and again by Ollie Clarke, the UK's Strongest Man (u23).

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We run seven sessions in Hertford every week - and three in Stevenage. Weekdays are evening sessions. During the weekends, we're live in the morning. For exact times please check the Strength& website.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE TRIAL >

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Regardless of who you are - how good or bad your current physical shape - Strength& is designed with you in mind. We don’t pose. We don’t bark orders. We don’t do ego. We do train smart and support one another - on and off the field.

Every session starts with a warm-up. Some bear crawls perhaps? Or a deck of cards? Short and intense, you’ll be warmed-up in six minutes or less. After that we work on strength, focusing on pulling, carrying, pushing and lifting - the quickest way to build functional muscle. Our kit list includes: atlas stones, yokes, tractor tyres, prowlers, sledges, farmers handles, sandbags, sledge hammers, axle bars, dumbbells, olympic bars, trap bars, ropes, harnesses and, of course, plenty of weight plates.

While training for all that strength we certainly don't neglect conditioning either. Aerobic capacity is the key to applying your strength for longer - meaning you can move even more weight. Our programming includes plenty of carries, weighted runs, timed pushes, aerobic pulls and team games with sandbags - as well as more traditional conditioning exercises.

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More testimonials can be found on the Strength& website where you can sign-up for a FREE SESSION >

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If you live in or close to Hertford or Stevenage - or know someone who does - pledge £38 and we'll give you two months of unlimited training. Pledge £75 to get four months and £110 for six months.

If you're further afield, there's lots of  Strength& merch. We also have some mighty fine t-shirts, training tops and hoodies. This top quality merch in black emblazoned with a pink 'Strength& logo'. For smaller pledges we have signed photos of Ollie Clarke, the Strongest Man in the UK (u23) and signed posters of our Director of Strength Brett Sizeland - whose motto is: 'Conditions are always perfect'.

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Before we can open for another 200 members in Harlow we need to buy a third full set of kit. Each costs around £3,500. But the most expensive item is the second-hand van - which needs to be in reasonable condition - so we can transport the equipment and keep it secure elsewhere overnight.

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1615982162_e1fb9008-eec3-499d-a930-ed79cfe25d7f_1_105_c.jpegAt the core of Strength& is Brett Sizeland, our founder Director of Strength. Brett has an MSc and 20 years experience in the fitness industry, having been a Strength & Conditioning Coach for more than 12 years. He has trained elite athletes, owned gyms and is now dedicated to bringing the physical and psychological benefits of modified strongman training to the widest possible group. To fund the startup he works full-time, runs training sessions without taking a salary and also has a young family with wife Jess.

1615982311_40e5b4e6-878f-4f50-b797-3e8d4213b5e3_1_105_c.jpegBrett's co-founder is Scott Wilkinson, Strength&'s Head of Ops and Purpose. Scott is helping Brett translate his vision into the commercial format which will deliver on the mission quickest. Starting his career as a financial journalist, he is now a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience, including five years working with Richard Branson at Virgin. Married to Kate, a special needs TA, they have three kids and Scott runs two other ventures to help fund the growth of Strength&.


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Wherever possible our business sources from small and / or local suppliers and creates long-term partnerships. We're always on the look-out for local coaching talent and take pride in bringing out the best in those we recruit.

As a community working on our strength, conditioning and happiness, Strength& is also here to support the wider community. You'll find many of us are active - individually and collectively - helping out those in greater need. Usually quietly. But we're not afraid to make a noise while recruiting others to a cause.

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Every August we'll be asking our members to take part in a series of team challenges to raise money for local food poverty charities. Together, can we get food on the table for families by carrying a yoke to Edinburgh? Can we lift the weight of all the bricks used to build Buckingham Palace?

Not yet. But we have big dreams. As we grow we'll be looking for ways to turn our annual August challenges into World Record attempts. There's a couple of World Record holders in the group already - so we know how to get it done.

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Thank you for making it all the way down here. You're awesome! We hope you'll find a way to support us. Please make a pledge via this page.

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And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£37 or more

ONE MONTH FREE

For new members only: Pledge the usual monthly subscription and we'll give you an extra month of training at Strength& - free, gratis and on the house. We can't wait to be training with you in Hertford, Stevenage or both. This gives you access to all our sessions.

£11 or more

OLLIE CLARKE SIGNED PHOTO

At just 19, Ollie Clarke became the Strongest Man (u23) in the UK and the youngest ever competitor in the UK's Strongest Man competition. He is already a legend. And we expect his fame to go global. Grab a signed photo from him now and it might just be worth a lot more in the future.

£12 or more

TWO TRIAL SESSIONS

Everyone's first trial sessions at Strength& is free. Extend your trial with an extra two sessions for just £12! Pledge this as a gift for someone else and they'll get three free sessions with us. Only one per person, please.

£15 or more

BRETT SIZELAND POSTER

Brett's motto is: 'Conditions are always perfect'. Get an A3 poster of Brett, his glorious hair, his favourite saying and his signature.

£23 or more

STRENGTH& T-SHIRT

To say a big thank you for your support, we'll send you a black Strength& t-shirt with a pink logo front and back - never before released! It's stylish, practical and tells the world you believe in strength.

£32 or more

EXCLUSIVE TRAINING TOP

Wow! Thank you. We can't wait to send you a black, limited edition Strength& DriFit training top. Short-sleeved with a pink logo front and back - never before released - its made of a special fabric to channel sweat away from your body. It's the choice of our most discerning members! It also tells the world you believe in strength.

£38 or more

OFFICIAL WARM-UP HOODIE

Training outdoors can be cold. This limited edition warm-up hoodie keeps you toastie until you've generated enough body heat for the rest of the session. It's black, with the same pink logo back and front as the t-shirt and training top. Catch a glimpse of Ollie Clarke wearing it in the video. You'll look amazing in it too.

£75 or more

TWO MONTHS FREE

For new members only: Pledge the usual price for two months' subscription - and you can train with us for an extra two months. For free! You'll get access to all our sessions in Hertford and Stevenage for four months but at just half the usual cost. Welcome to Strength&!

£110 or more

THREE MONTHS FREE!

For new members only: Pledge less than the usual price for three months' subscription - and train with us for an extra three months. For free! You'll get access to all our sessions in Hertford and Stevenage for six months but at just half the usual cost. Not bad for what some people spend on a month's gym membership!

£300 or more

SPONSOR US!

Want to reach more potential customers and make them feel great about your business? Well, if you donate £300 or more you can have a your logo on our 100 of our membership t-shirts. We'll also give you a regular plug on our social channels, get you on our website and write you into press releases. If there's more you'd like to boot, we're open to further discussions.

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