At the ready... five limbering up for fitness

City A.M. and London’s newest cutting edge fitness club LAX St Botolph’s have selected five City workers to join them on a five star fitness journey to hit their health goals over the next four months

LAX St Botolph’s is the city’s largest dedicated fitness club, where the latest fitness techniques and thinking are combined with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment and over 150 industry-leading classes a week.

LAX’s fresh approach to fitness centres around a passion to inform and educate its members on the finer points of exercise and nutrition. The club’s ground-breaking Learning Pod helps improve athletic performance by analysing body composition, helping members understand how to fuel and condition their body for maximum results.

Each has had their own body analysis and a full induction to create a personalised programme designed to motivate and inspire them to achieve their health and fitness goals. These range from losing weight, changing shape, toning up and building muscle. Their motivations range from a fast-approaching wedding to a trip to Thailand next year.

Zena, Robin, Selim, Eva and Andy will be guided by the specially trained LAX crew who will keep an eye on their programme, updating and refreshing it over the next few months to ensure it delivers the desired results. The group will also take part in the club’s unique small group training classes- LAX30™ and work on its dedicated functional training floor.

Follow their progress and support them online at our dedicated site

There you’ll find weekly updates on the group’s highs and lows, plus lots of new fitness tips from LAX fitness manager Jennifer George.

LAX St. Botolph’s – the city’s largest dedicated fitness club – offers a five star fitness experience at only £69 a month. See for yourself at

Located in the brand new St. Botolph’s building, just one minute walk from Aldgate and Aldgate East tubes and within easy reach of the Gherkin, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street mainline at 141 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DH

Candidate 1

Name: Zena Gilbert
Age: 24
Weight: 67kg
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: HR, Incisive Media
Lives: London, E1
Reason: I am going to Thailand in February so this will be a great opportunity to get ready for the beach.

Candidate 2

Name: Eva Pnackova
Age: 27
Weight: 65kg
Height: 5’ 7”
Occupation: Social worker
Lives: London, E6
Reason: I do love sport but I've been too lazy or too disorganised to do anything about my growing behind.

Candidate 3

Name: Selim Cavanagh
Age: 42
Weight: 92 Kg
Height: 6’ 0”
Occupation: Commercial director, Experian
Lives: London, SW2
Reason: My wedding. I am a typical on/off wannabe fit male, but now I have a wedding planned I have a definite focus.

Candidate 4

Name: Robin Hawkes
Age: 30
Weight: 83kg
Height: 6’ 3”
Occupation: Analyst, Mercer
Lives: London, SE3
Reason: To get bigger and then get really, really ripped and toned for my holiday next year.

Candidate 5

Name: Andy Hargreaves
Age: 38
Weight: 100kg
Height: 6’ 1”
Occupation: Advertising executive
Company: OMD
Lives: London, E1
Reason: I want to lose weight (one stone) and tone up.