One of the latest companies to set up home at The Heath is Stealth Cheshire Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The club, owned by Head Coach Alex Cannon (pictured) with a team of four coaches and over 50 members, has its headquarters in Oldham and affiliate gyms in the North East, Northern Ireland, Madrid and the Costa Del Sol. For the past two years it has been delivering classes from The Heath’s gym but has now opened a bespoke dedicated studio with mat and exercise space, conditioning equipment areas and a chill-out zone. There are classes suitable for all ages from children as young as 5 years old through to adult classes, and even sessions for toddlers and parents.
Says Alex: “As well as our daily Brazilian Jiu-jitsu classes (both Gi and Nogi) we’ll be adding wrestling, strength and conditioning, striking classes (boxing), women’s self-defence and fitness, and a full kids’ programme. We’ve got loads of activities for those wanting to get away from the daily grind and we also aim to help those people suffering from mental health issues too, particularly ex-forces personnel, by providing a new focus for them. We don’t discriminate, everyone is welcome.
“We’ve developed a fantastic working relationship with SOG and the people that run their gym and events spaces. The geographical location of The Heath is perfect just off the M56 and close to all travel networks, and the facilities here are second to none. It’s the perfect environment for our new studio.”