Being strong means knowing when to back off. Despite being super fit, back problems threatened to derail strong man hopeful Richard Ellis’ dreams of competing. Last year the 30-year-old from Westcliff was persuaded by his friends to enter the Strong Man competition.
However, a few weeks prior to the competition, disaster struck, which is when Richard decided to to seek help. Having asked around and heard positive reviews he came to see Paz at Cliffs.
An article about Richard’s experience and how Paz helped him achieve a personal goal of competing in the Strong Man competition appeared recently in The Echo and The Gazette which you can read here.
Since achieving his goal of competing in a Strong Man competition, Richard has turned his attention to jiu jitsu, a martial art and combat sport system. He has also set up an IT business, Relltek, with his brother. We wish him and his brother all the best with their new venture. There’s no stopping Richard!
You may remember that last year we featured an item about Richard in one of our Newsletters after receiving a Thank You note from him. You can read what Richard said and also watch a video of him in action in the competition here. It really is impressive:)
Unfortunately, the opening of the Chelmsford branch of Cliffs has been hampered due to the building needing a lot more work than expected!
However, we thought we would share with you a sneak peek at what’s been happening and what wonderful things we have in store at the clinic.
The opening is planned for late September but no date has been officially set yet – the cement mixer has to go first!
At last the damp proof course has been completed and plastering is well under way. The signs are up and looking good, we are keeping the look similar to the Westcliff clinic. The upstairs rooms are the closest to being finished they are light and airy and the massage room features colourful light washed walls that can change colour to music. Melanie and Lisa plan to make Monday nights “Party Night” with smoothies and disco music!
Reception still has a cement mixer in it! And bags of plaster are still all over Melanie’s main treatment room. Very little has run smoothly with the building work and we have found many problems as we go along and unfortunately delaying the opening slightly. This week some of the kitchen doors delivered were the wrong colour and there was insufficient work surface!!
Melanie loves a tester pot of paint as you can see by the huge array on the windowsill – she is now well known at Kent Blaxills.
We’re also pleased to announce that Sophie Carpenter our massage therapist at Westcliff will be joining us at the Chelmsford clinic when it opens.