‘London’s fittest man’ (from Stone) to launch Eccleshall gym 

Jordan Shuttleworth & Sophie Hammond

New gym to host Open Day on Saturday 10th November, 10am to 4pm.

Eccleshall residents will have new ways to get fit when one of the UK’s fittest athletes and his fitness instructor partner open a new gym and fitness facility at Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate on Saturday 10th November.

Capacity Functional Fitness will hold a launch event from 10am to 4pm, hosted by owners Jordan Shuttleworth, 24, and Sophie Hammond. 22, from Stone.

The event will offer the chance for people of all abilities to take part in mini competitions, see the facilities and win prizes or discounted memberships.

The new Eccleshall gym will offer classes for all levels of fitness, ranging from strongman and strongwoman sessions to yoga, mobility and gymnastics. For those who want to be the ‘fittest of the fit’ there will be high intensity intervals, endurance and conditioning sessions.

Jordan and Sophie in the gym resize

The gym’s co-owner, Jordan, is a former Royal Marine and was recently crowned winner of ‘London’s Fittest in the City’, at Crossfit London and National Fitness Games ‘UK’s fittest team.’

He is passionate about helping people of all ages and fitness levels to develop their strength, capacity, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing.

Jordan says:

“Functional fitness can involve running, rowing, cycling, moving weights, throwing, jumping, and functional movements such as squatting, pressing, deadlifting and much more. All movements can be scaled to any fitness ability and of course will be fun.

 Our group sizes will be small – we give people close personal attention, so they work at their own fitness level, with the right balance of challenge, encouragement and safety. It’s all about improving your health and wellbeing, psychologically and physically – and in turn your fitness levels.”


The Raleigh Hall facility will provide personal training, group training, nutritional programmes and diet plans – with a focus on being ‘functionally fit’ inside and out. There will also be specialist training on offer for athletes, rehabilitation for armed forces personnel, sports teams and much more.

Jordan’s partner and co-owner at Capacity Functional Fitness, Sophie Hammond is a trained fitness instructor and gymnastics coach. Although she has always been fit and healthy, since changing her style of work-out to include functional fitness work, she has dropped two dress sizes to a size 10.

She says:

Switching my style of training to functional fitness grew my strength, stamina, endurance and most of all my confidence. The physiological changes are undeniable, but the psychological benefits of finding something I love and pushing myself everyday are indispensable.

That’s why I feel so passionate about encouraging everyone through the doors to our new gym. There really is something for everyone and Jordan and I both find it incredibly rewarding to see people not only achieve their goals but surpass them.

That’s why we do what we do and why we’re excited to be the first gym in Eccleshall.”


Find @CapacityFunctionalFitness on facebook and Instagram or visit capacityff.co.uk

Everyone, including children, is welcome to attend the launch event OPEN DAY at Capacity Functional Fitness, Unit 14b, Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate, Eccleshall on Saturday 10 November between 10am and 4pm.

From Monday 12th November, the gym will be open from 6am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturdays and 9am to 12noon on Sundays.

Free parking is available on site.