Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Platform for?

Platform is for anyone who is sick of a typical 'gym'. We provide everything you need to guarantee we get you results and build life changing confidence (training program, coaching and diet support) and on top of that we have the best atmosphere and community you could ever want to be a part of. All of which is why our results and reviews are so good.

Are you a Gym?

We aren't a typical 'walk in and do what you want' Gym. Everything we do here is coached and under supervision, so no, we aren't a typical gym.

Do you do Personal Training?

Yes, everything we do is coached. We do Small and Large Group Personal Training which provides the powerful results of 1-2-1 and the community network and support of a team.

Hows does the trial work?

You go to the Shark Academy sign up page (here) input your details and one of our coaches will give you a ring to discuss the program and whether or not it's right for you. We will discuss our facility and explain how we work and we how our powerful training systems and nutrition support will help you to your goals.

Should you be happy with all that we will set you up with our app and booking system and get your 12 week action Transformation Game Plan set up.

At the end of the 12 weeks you have no obligation to continue with us but once you have experienced what we do we are sure you will want to stick around - at which point you can choose from any of our memberships to get started.

Where are you based?

We are based in Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester.

Do you have parking?

We have dedicated parking available in our own dedicated car park at the side of our building and also on the roads around the mill.

What are your opening hours?

We are open early mornings 6am-1pm every weekday, we are opening evenings every week night 3pm-9pm and we are open Saturday 8am-12pm.

Do you do diet plans?

We will take you through our easy and powerful nutrition system designed by our in-house nutritionist. We will sit down with you and work out with you exactly what you need to be doing alongside your training to get the results you want. This is an ongoing process that will continue both in-person and online to ensure we keep getting you results.

What services do you offer?

We run Small Group PT sessions driven by our powerful training systems and our Personal Development Program that are coached in small groups to a maximum of one coach to 8 people. We offer larger group Team training and we offer nutrition support to all our members ranging from online support in the form of live videos and educational posts in our member only Facebook group through to weekly online check ins and monthly reviews with our coaches.

Does everyone do the same program?

No - all our Small Group PT sessions are matched to your goals and capabilities and we assign a program for you - from that your coach will structure your session from there where they see fit.  During our Team sessions we always give options for each exercise depending on how strong/fit you are and then we will even adjust things further if you have any injuries etc.

How do the sessions work?

Whether it is a Small Group PT or a Team session you book yourself in on our app and then we will see that you are attending. 

For the Small Group PT sessions you will have your Personal Development Plan available and your session will be up on the screens and on our Training App. Our coaches will then get you warmed up and coach you through your session. If you are completely new to us one of our coaches will stick close to your side the whole way through to make sure you perform everything correctly and so we can match your session to your level whether you are new to training or more advanced.

For our Team sessions we have the sessions wrote up on the board. We warm everyone up together and then run through what we will be doing in that session - we make sure everyone knows what they are on with and make sure everyone is set with each exercise and away we go.

Can I do my own program?

Everyone follows the program we assign them - or else you'd be missing out on our expertise! That said you do have open gym access if you just want to swing by a get a quick session done when we are open.

Do I need to be fit before I start?

Absolutely not - that is what we are here for. We will meet you where you are at, some come to us who haven't been in the gym for 20 years, others have been smashing it regularly but need something more. It doesn't matter where you find yourself, we will create a program that meets your current fitness and strength level and will develop you from there.

Is it always really busy?

No - we have an app with a booking system to make sure that everyone gets the attention they need and so the gym isn't always over crowded. Our Small Group PT sessions never have more than 1 coach to 6 people and our Team sessions have a maximum limit of 16.