True Grit – Strength, Mobility Group Fitness Classes 2018-04-12T01:13:44+00:00

Strength, Mobility Fitness Classes – What Exactly is Inner Strength’s True Grit?

True Grit, in its raw form, is a combination of gymnastic and animal based movements designed to safely and progressively develop fundamental strength, mobility and general physical preparedness (GPP). The key ingredient needed to excel in whatever endeavour you chose to take in life is ‘true grit’. Hence, the name! Moreover, it isn’t something that we’re necessarily born with. However, it is something that we can cultivate with knowledge, support and consistent practice.

Strength, mobility, movement

Benefits You can expect from True Grit

Pain relief:

You can expect to develop stronger, healthier joints and connective tissue. Having flexibility without strength or strength without flexibility can lead to disfunction, pain and ultimately injury. We encourage strength and flexibility through a greater range of movement (ROM). In the majority of cases, this kind of training will relieve joint pain entirely!

General wellbeing:

A big component of True Grit is core strength and dynamic movement. There are only two muscles that connect the upper body and lower body. Strengthening the core musculature has an overflow effect to the whole body and mind. Therefore, it not only improves balance and a feeling of confidence, but a sense of general wellbeing.

Sense of belonging:

We have such a fantastic group of ‘true gritters’. It really feels like an encouraging team intent on becoming better versions of ourselves. There’s always plenty of laughter going on amongst the sweat and tears.

Other side benefits:

You can also expect some other rather welcoming benefits like the development of long, lean muscle tone and fat loss*. Athleticism is another outcome, which is great for keeping one step ahead of your kids or grandkids.

*Developing habits around nutrition and appropriate exercise will guarantee fat loss results.

Believe it or not, this kind of training is for everyone!

We have trainees who have been doing True Grit for almost over a year now. Increased levels in strength and mobility are a predictable marker of progress. That said, rapid improvement is more evident to those who practice consistently as opposed to intensely. In fact, that is where the real magic happens and where ’True Grit’ gets its name. So, no matter what level you’re at right now, developing ‘true grit’ will guarantee your success and a new and exciting you!

Class days and times:

Monday – 6:15am to 7:15am

Tuesday – 6:15am to 7:15am

Thursday – 6:15am to 7:15am

*Note: As the numbers of practitioners increases, we will be looking at running classes from Monday through to Friday. At this stage we’re practicing just 3 mornings per week.

Class Location:

True Grit location

Aikedo Hall in Tahunanui.
Directly across the road from Subway!

Make an inquiry:

We welcome anyone who is keen to give True Grit a go… come along, give it a try (no obligation) and decide whether or not it’s for you. Make an inquiry below and I’ll be in touch within 24 to 48 hours. Alternatively, you can text or call me on 021 106 6633. I look forward to being of service to you. Cheers, Kev.

Pricing Options

One Session


Two Sessions


Three Sessions


Ten Consessions


Physically and Mentally Stronger

Kev is a professional, relaxed, ridiculously fit trainer. His vast knowledge is directly applied to our workout as a group, as well as individually. True Grit is a mix of agility, dynamic strength, mobility and perseverance. It definitely helps to build and maintain a positive lifestyle.

I feel physically and mentally stronger and brimming with the lessons I have learnt around optimum health. The class is a group of diverse & motivated ‘gritters’ who bring more knowledge & fun to each unique, challenging and enjoyable class.

Susan Chalmers

Stronger and Better Functioning Body

Well where do I start… having been a hard core soccer player back in my late 20’s to my mid 30’s, and managed to ‘kill’ my knee’s and tighten my achilles.  I also like to play a good game of Tennis, which is tough on the body too.

I can honestly say that ‘giving back’ to my body, and treating it with a bit of respect that it so needed, has been life changing.  This is what True Grit is all about. Kev is friggen awesome. A genuine bloke, with a huge amount of knowledge, and a heart to match.
I highly recommend these classes for anybody of any age, shape, or form, who is wanting a healthier, stronger and a better functioning body. Mine is.
Tina Vantslot