Actor David Suchet has said physical fitness and movement has been key to his successful career, in part thanks to his son’s Bath-based fitness studio and exercise classes.
The 73-year-old, most famous for his portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, was recently interviewed with his son, Rob Suchet, co-founder of Bath’s riverside boutique fitness studio, CLASS.
“Exercise has easily added 10 years onto my career, and my life,” claims David, who watches what he eats and trains regularly with a personal trainer in London and at the CLASS studio in Bath.
Rob, an award-winning personal trainer and nutritional therapist, says that keeping fit is crucial if you want to keep the ageing process at bay.
“The less we move the faster we age, so exercise becomes more important the older we get,” he explained.
“At CLASS we’ve created specific ‘Upper Class’ sessions to cater to the requirements of the over 60s.
“We focus on mobility, flexibility, strength and balance to help better equip older people for everyday tasks in a friendly, un-intimidating environment.”
“I know staying active is even more important now then when I was younger,” continued David, who is a fan of the Upper Class Turn & BurnTM sessions – a 45 minute workout combining cardiovascular training on whole-body exercise bikes and resistance exercises at fully-equipped individual stations.
“But slowing down, meditation and stretching are also vital.”
In addition to five different types of yoga, CLASS also offer Primal PatternsTM, a floor-based exercise session combining natural movement with new skills to create fluid patterns of movement.
The full interview with David and Rob Suchet is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEvHovhseIo.