From Bar to Bar-Bell

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From Bar to Bar-Bell

Passionate about health and fitness, Robb Collins of The Covent Garden Social Club and Covent Garden Cocktail Club in London, hopes to inspire other bartenders to improve their fitness levels during lockdown. Find out more about his fitness programme for bartenders below.

Words by: Robb Collins, Covent Garden Social Club

I have been developing a Bartenders Fitness Programme over the last year called: From Bar to Bar-Bell.

The programme is specific to bartenders and their lifestyle. It takes into account the very long hours and not much free time, occasional drinks during the week (in the calorie calculator), and exercises that will help them avoid injury and nagging pain over a long career behind the stick.

Before I got into the bar industry I studied Sports Science at both Undergraduate (BA Hons) and Post Graduate (M.A). I spent two years as a personal trainer and played basketball on a scholarship for three years at the College of St Mark and St John. I'm also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).

If anyone would like help/guidance with a 90-day body transformation programme during lockdown (using basic things you would have at home) or just have a question relating to fitness, training etc., please do not hesitate to contact me:

We spend our whole lives saying I will find the time to get in shape. Now is that time!

I also trained for an amateur boxing match last year raising money for charity at the same time. It was a truly life changing experience, very gruelling and intense, but an amazing feeling getting into the ring at the end in front of 2,000 people. If anyone would like to hear about it, what it was like and tips/tricks I learned, how to get involved, which organisation is better, then please get in touch via email.

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