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PEOPLE “I'm fitter at 40 than I was at 25” Bear Grylls, survival expert


ritish adventurer and tv presenter Bear Grylls is set to launch his own training programme and fitness studios, based on a method he's developed with personal trainer, Natalie Summers. The BG Epic Training workouts are based on the principals of enhanced interval training and typically involve the use of alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. The programme will be delivered via group exercise classes in 'no frills' BG Epic studios across the UK. 1Rebel co-founder James Balfour and Jungle Town director Sarah Grimsdick have both recently joined the


BG Epic team, ahead of the planned launch of BG EPIC adult fitness studios and BG Kids franchises in October. Here Bear Grylls speaks to Leisure Management about the inspiration for the new venture. How has 2015 been for you so far? 2015 has been a big year for us as a team. I never thought I’d see the day I was on the cover of GQ, taking the US President on an adventure or winning a BAFTA, but I have learnt to be ready for the unexpected! Programming wise, it’s been a busy one for sure, with our first big primetime ITV series Mission Survive airing, plus a second season of The Island on Ch 4.

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Leisure Management 2015 edition  

Leisure Management 2015 edition