Firas

Firas

Biography

Since the tender age of seven, Firas has been a competitive sportsman at both national and international levels. This led him to find his passion in American Football fifteen years ago, and has since continued to win numerous championships as both a player and coach, all whilst finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering.


He teaches across all the Gymbox clubs, in a variety of classes from Frame Fitness to Bike and Beats, bringing his enthusiasm and camaraderie to all his classes. You can count on him to bring out the inner athlete in you!

Q&A

How does Gymbox as a brand reflect your personality?

It's about hard work but it's not mainstream, it's a little weird and rough around the edges. That's me.

What music style describes you?

I'll listen to anything, from House to Country, but if you were to look in my iPod you'd mostly see Hip-Hop, there might be the odd Britney track (or three) in there too.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Sweets, I'll go into the sweetshop and walk out with pockets full of sour candy. My dentist is definitely NOT my favourite person.

What is your favourite thing about Gymbox?

Anything goes ... you could be in at 7am one morning trying to struggle your way out of a headlock and the next day you're at one with the world in a Chaturanga pose. It's crazy, it's manic but it's controlled chaos and it's wicked!

Who is your favourite rockstar?

I can't single out one artist, but the ones that most regularly feature in my playlists are probably Lil Wayne, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, James Brown and of course Michael Jackson.

Classes taught

Bike & Beats

A high intensity spinning class where the lights are dimmed low and the music jacked up, focusing on the rhythm of the music to help you not only forget you're exercising but Read more

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Bike & Beats
Drill Sergeant

Drill Sergeant

'TENNNN-SHUN!' Quick march into this hardcore session as your drill sergeant gets ready to aim and fire you into military fitness status. Open to all levels of fitness but do Read more

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Express Bike & Beats

A high intensity spinning class where the lights are dimmed low and the music jacked up focusing on the rhythm of the music to help you not only forget you're exercising but a Read more

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Express Bike & Beats
Express Ripped & Stripped

Express Ripped & Stripped

Weights-based class to chisel and define your body. Lift and pump barbells and dumbbells, and try and let the music drown out the screams of everyone hitting failure. Read more

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Frame Fitness

The serious alternative to traditional gym training. Frame Fitness combines the key elements for fitness - pulling, pushing, climbing and lifting, incorporating our specialise Read more

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Frame Fitness
Hardcore

Hardcore

Firm up your mid-section with this intense burst of torso toning, improving your core strength, balance and posture. Read more

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Kettlebells

The Russian Military way to improve your core strength and muscular endurance. This class will work every major muscle, build power and shred body fat. Read more

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Kettlebells
Tour de Farringdon

Tour de Farringdon

This indoor cycling class takes training inspiration from outdoor cycling: terrains and hills, target heart rates, endurance and speed. This is not for the faint hearted but f Read more

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Tour de Holborn

This indoor cycling class takes training inspiration from outdoor cycling: terrains and hills, target heart rates, endurance and speed. This is not for the faint hearted but f Read more

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Tour de Holborn
TRX

TRX

Time to build a lean, mean, athletic machine as you pull and twist your body into a variety of positions. Originally developed by a Navy Seal commander, this workout will incr Read more

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