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Rawtenstall Welcome Group Exercise Coordinator

Vicky Smith is Thrive Gym Group Exercise Coordinator

Thrive Gym Rawtenstall is delighted to welcome Vicky Smith as Group Exercise Coordinator.

Vicky Smith will be compiling our group exercise program and managing the timetable for you to Strive with Thrive.

Many of our members will already know Vicky who lives in Haslingden and has previously taught in the the local area.

The former Haslingden High School student is a qualified PT and fitness coach who successfully turned her hobby into her profession.

Now she will work with members and instructors at the newly created Thrive Gym Rawtenstall.

She said: “After a bad break-up I finally started to do what I wanted with life and pursuing my dream of becoming a gym instructor and personal trainer.

“Whilst I was completing my qualifications I considered competing in bikini fitness. I attended an event and they were offering courses and that was it, I signed up there and then.


“I quit my desk job and entered the industry full-time and went onto work in a gym before launching my own business freelancing classes across Rossendale.

“I competed in the UKBFF Fitness category about six years ago and it was an amazing experience. I didn’t place but celebrated afterwards with a massive pizza and it was a lot of fun.

“When I was offered the opportunity to join Thrive I jumped at the chance. This is a stunning training space and has so much to offer to the local community.

“My role is to make best use of the space and create an exciting program for our members and our team.

“We have four amazing studios and a vast area for HIIT training, circuits, boxing for fitness, Yoga and Pilates.

“We will now look to expand our team and bring in additional group exercise instructors and I can’t wait to get started.”

Vicky is an athlete with the award winning HIIT company who deliver a range of programming at gyms across the UK.

She also provides online coaching for clients providing advice on nutrition and well-being and raised £1600 in a 24-hour spin-a-thon for the Rossendale Hospice.


Thrive Gym Rawtenstall will open its doors on January 20th after a stunning transformation of the Orient One site.

The gym has been created from the ground up and boasts a stunning array of cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

They include a huge range of Freemotion iFIT powered on demand training machines including the world renowned Coach bike and elliptical trainers.

Thrive has created three studios on a Mezzanine floor including a Pilates and Yoga studio, a Spin Studio, huge exercise studio and a purpose built boxing for fitness studio.

Vicky, as Group Exercise Coordinator will design a program of classes for members to enjoy and lead a team of dedicated instructors.


Thrive Gym Rawtenstall General Manager Christian Bolton, said: “Vicky is an amazing instructor and we are delighted she has joined the team as Group Exercise Coordinator.

“She will be leading a wide range of classes and coordinating the group timetables with the first announced next week ahead of our launch.

“Group classes will begin on January 24th following our grand opening on Thursday January 20th and we can’t wait to see you there.

“We’d love your feedback and Vicky will be happy to help you with any questions of information about our timetable.

“Please join me in welcoming Vicky to the Thrive Team and offering her the warmest welcome.”

* Thrive Gym are looking for additional instructors to lead group exercises sessions at Thrive Rawtenstall. If you would like to be considered please email Vicky via this link.

* Take advantage of our amazing group exercise classes, join for £9.99, enjoy your first month free, no contract – click this link to join Thrive Gym Rawtenstall ahead of our grand opening on January 20th


Thrive Gym is a privately owned gym serving fitness enthusiasts in the Bolton and Bury area.

Our facility is built for the community, we care about our members and committed to helping our members reach their goals.

From weight loss to body building, general fitness to sport specific targets, our experienced personal trainers are here to help you.

Come and enjoy a free trial and our non-contract totally flexible facility.

Thrive Gym is your local gym.

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