NEW OPENING: A class-based gym from former professional rugby player

AF Urban is opening in The Annex Building at 15 Quay Street.

By Emma Davidson | 21 December 2022

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High-level fitness and elite sports performance company, The Athlete Factory is opening the doors to its new class and PT based concept, AF Urban in Manchester next week.

The Athlete Factory concept is the brainchild of former professional international rugby player and international performance coach, Phil Greening, along with other elite coaches. A market leader in both athletic based personal fitness and sports performance solutions, The Athlete Factory has over 100 years of combined team experience in the elite sports and sports facility industry.  

Classes at AF Urban will be delivered by highly qualified strength and conditioning coaches, who have worked with top athletes and teams. 

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With three key core concepts of Train, Build and Learn, The Athlete Factory team can cater from gym beginners to professional athletes and teams.  

Classes will run from 06:30 to 18:45 Monday – Friday, with an extended, supplemental weekend schedule. 

The Athlete Factory prides itself on being an innovative fitness company, setting new standards in both athletic-based personal training and sports performance equipment, designed by its coaches and manufactured exclusively for our facility.

Phil Greening at The Athlete Factory commented: “With our national HQ in Chester, Manchester was a great, natural next step for us in terms of expansion. Manchester is a vibrant, upcoming city and we are delighted to have put roots down here. 

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“Our vision is to share our knowledge with everyone who is serious about their health, fitness or sport through world class equipment, programming and coaching that is proven to get results. We can’t wait to get people through the doors and get training.” 

The AF Urban team comprises Phil Greening, Founder of The Athlete Factory and Former England and British Lions rugby player who is also current International Performance Coach for USA Rugby.  

The gym will offer classes, courses and membership options. Packages include 10 or 20 sessions per month as well as an introduction offer and unlimited classes per month. 

Programmes are supported by access to nutrition expertise, meal plans, supplements and kit. Supplements are provided by Applied Nutrition and apparel by Manchester Headquarter and Andy Murray backed sportswear giant, Castore.