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Read all about our latest news and updates going on at South Green Park, Café Verde and Gymtec Fitness.

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From everyone at Gymtec Fitness, we would like to award Gary Wright our Member of the year Award!!

Throughout Gary’s time with us, he has shown he is not scared to put in the hard work and has pushed himself to his limits and has expanded his knowledge across all aspects of health and fitness.

Gary has shown great consistency over the last couple of years, learning what his body is capable of and what works for him.

He has been a regular participator in our group exercise classes such as Bootcamp and Boxercise and has even participated in a few obstacle races this year.

“At 39 years old, I realised I wasn’t getting any younger. All throughout my younger years, I made poor choices when it came to looking after my health. Smoking, drinking, no exercise. It was only when I got into my 30’s, I realised I needed to change my lifestyle.

In 2017, I joined Gymtec Fitness. I love the friendly, local vibe of the place. I get great advice from the inspirational staff. I’ve found Gymtec is a great place for positivity and this has helped me along my way to get in the best shape of my life and given me more confidence in myself and my abilities.
I’ve learnt so much about my diet, nutrition and best methods for keeping myself in shape over the course of my membership at Gymtec Fitness.”

All in all, Gary has been an absolute pleasure to work with and the team here at Gymtec Fitness would like to say a huge well done on your achievements!


Over the course of this year, staff and friends of Poultec Training have raised an incredible amount of money for various different causes.

As a result of donations taken at the Royal Norfolk Show in June for the use of our outdoor facilities, our Learner Awards in July, we have raised a fantastic amount of £2,131 that has been donated to the Stroke Association in memory of Poultec’s Agricultural assessor, Chris Coleman.

In September, we raised £433.97 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support by baking lots of yummy cakes and bakes for customers to enjoy.

In November, we raised a whopping total of £1,204.80 for our Charity Bingo Night in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Also in November, we raised an incredible £564 from members of staff growing out their taches’ for the month!

At Poultec, we take enormous pride in all we have done to raise awareness and funds for these brilliant charities, and we will do our hardest to carry this on throughout the years.

On Friday 16th November 2018, South Green Park hosted their very own Charity Bingo Night in aid of BBC Children in Need. The evening saw nearly 100 customers take part in 10 games of bingo and a prize-drawn raffle!

The staff and friends of South Green Park went the extra mile to receive fabulous prize donations for the bingo and raffle winners! A few of the prizes to be won included a gift bag of Kettle Chips, a generously-sized fruit basket from C.C Wells, £30 Gressingham Foods voucher, Heroes for 6 Minutes White Collar Boxing Tickets, and many, many more!

In total, they raised a whopping £1,204.80 and all donations will go to BBC Children in Need.

The Gymtec Team would like to congratulate Elaine Spall on being our member of the month for October.

Elaine has been very consistent with her training over the last year or so as well controlling her food intake and being more aware of the nutritional side of things. She has put a lot of hard work in whilst in the gym, also attending Spin classes regularly and now introducing resistance based training into her fitness routine, and the results are there to see.

She has lost in total, an impressive 23.5kg!!

A massive well done to you Elaine, keep up the great work!

The Fitness Team at Gymtec would like to congratulate Helen Webster on being our member of the month for September.

Helen has been a member here with us since we were first established, and has achieved some fantastic results in that time.

Helen weight trains at least 2-3 times a week and is now confident in all aspects of resistance training, as well as attending group exercise classes such as Bootcamp, Boxercise, Spin and Ab Blast.

Throughout the last two years she has shown great consistency and enthusiasm with her training and with the support of the fitness team she has managed to completely change her lifestyle.

A big well done to you Helen!!

On Friday 28th September, Café Verde hosted their very own Macmillan Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lots of yummy cakes and bakes were made by staff of South Green Park and Poultec Training, who paid £2.00 for each bake to be entered into the ‘Staff Bake Off’ to raise money for the charity. After careful and very precise judging by Poultec’s very own catering tutor, the top prize was awarded to Anna Bales, Business Development Officer, for her Salted Caramel Banana Cake – it disappeared very quickly!

Overall, the Morning was a huge success, and they managed to raise a magnificent total of £433.97, which has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Support!
Café Verde and staff at South Green Park and Poultec Training feel very privileged to have the opportunity to do something amazing for raising awareness of the implications of cancer on a person’s life, and feel that their support will go a long way in helping those affected by the disease.

The team here at Gymtec would like to congratulate Kieran Lake on being our member of the month for August.

Kieran has come on leaps and bounds since the start of this year.

He has predominately been focusing on resistance based training aiming to increase muscle mass and strength and has seen some fantastic results over the last 8-9 months, and this is down to him being consistent with his training and pushing himself to the max, squeezing out every last rep!!

Kieran has mastered the big compound movements such as the Deadlift and Bench Press and utilised these very well within his training which have played a big part in his development.

The Gymtec Team will continue to support Kieran on his fitness journey and look forward to seeing him progress further!!

Keep up the good work!

We would like to congratulate Sarah for being our Member of the Month for July.

Sarah has been a member with us since the grand opening and within the last two years has been very consistent in her training.

Within 2018 she has had twin boys and faced many obstacles but has continued to build her fitness back up, training regularly and putting the hard work in.

She has participated in regular Personal Training sessions with Olly, attended our Buggy Bootcamp classes, as well as self-motivating herself to get the sessions within the gym done.

She is now currently at her fittest she’s been since joining Gymtec Fitness and this is down to her hard work and dedication.’

Keep up the great work Sarah!!!

For the month of June we are giving Jane Grant our Member of the Month Award.

Jane joined us 3 months ago after undergoing a major operation and since then has progressed rapidly with her recovery. After having a tailored programme put in place for her by Tiago and the Gymtec team, she has shown great determination and has given 110% in all sessions, showing major improvement in her strength and fitness levels.

A big well done!!

Keep up the great work Jane.

We are proud to award Tina Cooper with our first ‘Member of the Month’ award.

She has been here with us at Gymtec Fitness for around 7 months now. During this time she has shown great consistency, enthusiasm and dedication and this mixed with a willingness to learn has enabled her to achieve some fantastic achievements.

At the tender age of 61, her fitness background mainly consisted of cardio based exercise and playing football prior to joining the centre, but with the support of the Gymtec team she is now confident in most aspects of weight lifting, even conquering big movements such as the Back Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press. She has seen a great improvement in strength across the whole body and is progressing on a daily basis with her training!

Big well done to you Tina, keep up the great work!

Christmas Jumper Day!

Following on from Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on the 22nd December 2017, we raised an incredible £76.05 for the cause!

Save the Children’s mission is to fight for children’s rights with immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide. This organization persuades governments and others who are responsible for children to do the right thing by them. It seeks out the most marginalized children, wherever they are in the world, so that means they work in a really broad range of countries – they aim to fight against the fundamental rights that affect our children, today.

Save the Children’s objective is to improve the resources for health systems including human resources for health – build the capacity of partner countries to train and retain an effective health workforce

The Big Pink Coffee Morning!

On Friday 20th October, our Café Verde hosted a Big Pink Coffee Morning to help raise awareness about Breast Cancer and the damage it causes to many woman across the UK. Gymtec Fitness held a spin bike challenge and kept it running all day, including members of staff, gym members, and our Personal Trainer’s!

Following on from these fundraisers, we raised a total of £93.27 = £32.00 from the Gymtec spin bike challenge and £61.27 from Café Verde’s coffee morning.

These contributions will help provide free services to people affected by breast cancer whenever they need our help in the future

Café Verde Bake for Cupcake Day!

Thursday 15th June was a day full of raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society and Café Verde were one of many businesses to take part. Members of the public and staff enjoyed a variety of flavoured cakes, whilst drinking tea and soaking up the sun in the beautiful grounds at South Green Park Enterprise Centre in Mattishall.

Café Verde raised a brilliant £132.00 in total to go to The Alzheimer’s Society.

Gymtec Members Race for Cancer Research UK!

Gymtec members Sharon Garner, Katherine Roberts, Nicola Guy and Becky Burrell took part in Race for Life events on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. Both events were held at The Royal Norfolk Showground to raise funds for Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

All members successfully completed the courses; Nicola and Becky completed the muddy 5k course on Saturday, as well as completing The Race for Life on Sunday in 31 minutes and raising a total of £527.50. Sharon and Katherine completed The Race for Life course on Sunday in 39 minutes, beating their treadmill time of 42 minutes and raising £722.00 towards Cancer Research UK.

Training sessions in preparation for the event included spin classes and a range of cardiovascular exercises.

Gymtec Fitness would like to congratulate all four members on completing the course and the money raised for Cancer Research UK.

Are you training for a charity event? Speak to the Gymtec team about a tailored training program to help you prepare and reach your fundraising goal.

Gymtec Team Take on Only the Brave!

Sunday 2nd April saw Gymtec’s personal trainer and instructor Olly Jordan take part in a five mile mud obstacle run called “Only the Brave”, along with Gymtec member Mandie Dunning.


The event, which took place at Elvedon Estate near Thetford, was to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance to keep their helicopters in the sky. The five mile mud run included over 40 obstacles involving running, crawling, climbing and scrambling to the finish line.


Both successfully completed the course in 1 hour and 40 minutes, raising a brilliant £300.00 towards EAAA.


Training sessions in preparation for the event included circuit based training, interval training combined with weight and cardio aspects, as well as bootcamp classes in partnership with “Only the Brave”.


Gymtec Fitness would like to congratulate Oliver and Mandie on completing the course and the money raised for EAAA.


Poultec Training are proud to sponsor Jason Doyle, Australian born professional speedway rider, for the 2017 season. As part of the sponsorship, Edward Bales, Poultec’s Managing Director has donated a Life Fitness spin bike to help him train and stay in shape for the new season.


Edward spoke of the sponsorship, “As a keen supporter of speedway for many years, I am pleased to be sponsoring Jason for the 2017 season. Jason has progressed throughout his career, understanding the benefits of rider development. This gives the students on our own Speedway Training Programme a perfect role model to aspire to.”


Over the past few months, Jason has been training regularly at Poultec’s on-site gym facility, Gymtec Fitness with encouragement and motivation from his Personal Trainer Paul Suggitt. This intensive training is essential to any speedway rider preparing for the season and consists of weight, cardio and functional training.


Edward and all the team at Poultec Training would like to wish Jason luck in the 2017 season.

A festive fun night!

Gymtec hosts a member’s social night – Wed 7th Dec saw Gymtec celebrate the festive season with a social evening at South Green Park as a thank you to its members. The event was an enjoyable occasion that included a fun quiz with star prize, and a look at some member achievements since the Fitness venue opened, all led by Gym manager Dale Reynolds. The event included complimentary drinks and nibbles plus a gift bag, making the evening an entertaining night for all.

Take a look through some of the photos.