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At Pontorson, Phil fitness allows athletes to build muscle for next to nothing

Régis Franci, president of Phil fitness, Noël Chapeon, treasurer and honorary president Jean-Claude Barbier, ensure the stay every evening with the members and members of the club.
Régis Franci, president of Phil fitness, Noël Chapeon, treasurer and honorary president Jean-Claude Barbier, ensure the stay every evening with the members and members of the club. (© La Gazzetta della Manica)

You shouldn’t expect to have a coach in the club’s sports hall Pontorson (Sleeve). HAS fil fitnessright in front of the tennis courts, they are more like 40’s bodybuilding which are available to members. And it’s nice.

All machines are four or five years old at the most. “We invest between 4,000 and 5,000 euros every year in new equipment,” explains Régis Franci, the recently elected president of the association.

And all of them are accessible for a small fee: € 85 all year. 7 days a week, from 7:00 to 22:00 and from January 1st to December 31st. This is the biggest advantage of this Association which has existed since 1985.

Behind the machines, a family association

The entity is family and was passed on between brothers. Philippe Barbier was the founder. He developed it right at the beginning on Boucey. Upon his death, his brother Jean-Claude Barbier assumed the presidency of Phil Fitness, keeping “Phil” in his memory.

If the gym has had four moves in Pontorson, it retains its DNA. «The atmosphere is familiar. We are volunteers “Says Jean-Claude Barbier, now honorary president. He and the members of the office are convinced of this: this is what sets them apart from the competition.

No diploma, but experience

Because since they settled for free at sports complex, in 2018 a second sports hall was inaugurated a few meters away: the Orange bleue. “We are not on the same point of view or on the same prices”. Where we pay more from the neighbor, we have personalized programs followed by coaches.

Here we cannot say that we are coaches. We don’t have a degree, but we have experience.

Regis Francipresident of phil fitness

Several years of bodybuilding behind them, actually. Jean-Claude Barbier has been practicing indoors for 30 years. He has in his arms a few years of competition in aletic strength. Secretary Michel Rouaud regularly devotes himself to weightlifting. “We can give advice on posture, create training plans on request, ”they say.

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Treadmills are among the strength machines available.
Treadmills are among the strength machines available. (© La Gazzetta della Manica)

Video workouts

The main focus is physical fitness. However, there is still an option. If the volunteers present from 18:30 to 20:30 every evening cannot claim to be coaches, a large screen allows you to interact with real people coaches.

Phil fitness joined a platform. She broadcasts live lessons. Every day and throughout the day there will be three to four direct sessions, with exchanges with the coaches. 500 videos are also available for playback.

All you need is your badge. The sesame of members of the association, to take advantage of professional equipment at a lower cost. This year there are 150.

Phil fitness, Monday to Sunday from 7:00 to 22:00. Entry with badge, in exchange for membership of the association. € 85 a year. Registration possible all year round. From 16 years old. Contact: 07 66 85 74 40.

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