Gyms can be intimidating spaces for those of us who aren’t naturally athletic or super svelte. But the beauty of Milan Fitness, an indie based at Shelford Rugby Club, is that the focus is on inclusivity, about helping people on their fitness journeys, whatever their gender, age or capabilities. Of course director Tony Begovich can offer his expertise to the elite (one client is a professional athlete competing in motorsport at a national level), but he’s equally happy helping older members increase balance and verve (another regular is a sprightly 82-year-old with the energy of a 28-year-old). In fact, for Tony, what’s most rewarding is being able to help clients with long-term injuries recover mobility, or those in chronic pain flourish thanks to exercise.
Growing up in New Zealand, Tony was an outdoorsy child, and after studying sports science, worked with various Auckland rugby teams, then came to England to play for Darlington Mowden Park RFC. Heading to Cambridge in 2008, he played for Shelford Rugby Club, and initially gained experience managing a gym in Harston, before launching Milan Fitness (named after his grandfather) in 2016.
Refurbishing a tired team gym, Tony has created a bright inspiring, open-plan space, equipped with modern equipment; there’s a strength and conditioning area with free weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, racks and benches; an array of cardio vascular equipment; a multi-gym, plus upstairs a handy workout space.
Tony works alongside personal trainer Grant Anderson, a former professional rugby player, and the pair offer flexible personal training sessions, which can be solo or in groups of up to four. They also run outdoor bootcamps, and offer corporate wellbeing services to businesses.
If you’re looking to lose a few pounds, tone up, gain muscle or boost energy levels, in a friendly environment (with free parking), it’s time to talk to Tony!
The Davey Field, Cambridge Road
Tel: 07969 724372