A PERSONAL training service centre dedicated to helping people over the age of 40 has opened.

Strength Revival on Lambeth Street in Atherton offers one-on-one personal training, sports massages, nutritional advise and spiritual therapy.

The site that sessions are held at is a converted garage with one side used for exercise and the other for consultations.

Personal trainer Michael Riches, who has sports massage qualifications, runs the firm with his wife Rebecca, who holds Reiki sports healing sessions there. The property is at the back of their house.

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Dad-of-four Michael, 45, said: “I have seen many people giving up exercise in their 40s and 50s.

“They think it is too late to get themselves in shape but it doesn’t have to be this way.

“People would be amazed what they can do if they go about it the right way.”

The gym has basic exercise equipment which allows beginners to get started but provides enough to progress.

After being involved in bodybuilding, martial arts and sprinting at a young age Michael also understands the effects those of an older age may be faced with physically.

And he realises people who have never been to a gym before may feel intimidated so his sessions can offer them the privacy they need and help them to build up their confidence.

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The centre offers a library of fitness and nutrition books as well.

A range of January offers are available. For more details email Michael riches@strengthrevival.com or contact 07748 675470.