Posts Tagged ‘Athletics’

Running for women – become a TrackStar!

June 3, 2016 at 1:23
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Running is one of the simplest and easiest ways of getting fit but learning new techniques and ways of running will help you to improve and keep boredom at bay. Here’s how…


When you first start running on one of our Learn to Run 5km courses or perhaps the Couch to 5km that you follow on your phone, it can seem like reaching that 5km is the only goal that you will ever achieve with running and you’ll be happy with it. Yet, little by little, that voice inside your head starts to say, ‘Ooh, it would be nice to run a little bit faster or further.’ Or, alternatively, ‘Why does this STILL feel difficult?’ or ‘If I run this route one more time, I’m going to go insane.’

Small wonder as while we like habits and routines to make us feel comfortable, as humans, we also need stimulus to keep us interested and most importantly to ensure we progress which is vital. Because whether you are competitive or you just run for fun, seeing yourself get faster or run further or simply run the same distance but for it to feel easier is the thing that inspires us to keep running.

So, if you are looking for something that will help you to improve your running, meet others not to mention get your pins looking tip-top for summer, why not try one of our NEW courses launching NEXT WEEK Monday June 6th.


Always wanted to see what it was like to run on an athletics track but been too intimidated to try? Well, now you can with our brand new, fun track sessions at Withdean Stadium.

The sessions are suitable for EVERY level from beginner to the advanced, the sessions will be a mixture of pace and interval work but in the usual Fitbitch style so they’ll have a little twist in the tale to make these sessions fun, innovative and super effective.

When: Mondays, 10am. Pay for the full course or single session drop in. On week one, please meet Tara in reception. Book here choosing courses or drop in as appropriate

Run for the Hills

Nothing gets you fitter or develops your running more than hill repeats. It builds strength in the legs and gluteal muscles and also mental fortitude, one of the most important elements for any runner. This course focuses on helping you to develop the correct technique for running up and down hills. And doing it in a group means it gets done!

This current summer course will also include yoga for runners after every session, weather dependent. This course in particular will get you ready for TrailBlazer 8km (July 30th) the Phoenix 10km, as well as laying the groundwork for any trail half marathons in September.

When: Weds, 7pm, Alternate weeks Hove Park and Preston Park, full course no drop ins


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Hiit Squad for Runners

May 13, 2016 at 6:30
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Open to men and women, this 30 minute body weight conditioning class is designed exclusively for runners of all levels. Designed to be the missing piece in most runner’s training, this class will make help to get you stronger, fitter and faster – and most importantly help you to avoid injury.

No experience is necessary – Focus, Sweat, Achieve #find your inner athlete

Make sure you arrive on time to start exactly at 6.30am. If you’d prefer not to lie on the lawns, please bring a yoga mat.

Single session: £10 or purchase a class pass of £10 for £80 to be used within 10 weeks.
If you try your first session and love it so much, you can get a half price class pass if you purchase within the week of your first class. (new members to all our brands only)

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Track Sin or Style?

October 13, 2014 at 1:50
Posted by Rachael Woolston

New York Magazine is currently calling US 800metre track and field star, Maggie Vessey, the most stylish woman on the track. What do you think?

After losing a sponsorship deal with New Balance earlier this year,  32-year-old Maggie Vessey, an 800-meter champion from Soquel, California ditched the standard vest and pants for designs that would more  usually be seen on the catwalk.

In an interview with Runner’s World last month, she explained that she had begun collaborating with L.A. designer Merlin Castell.

“I do want to draw attention to the sport and maybe give people who aren’t necessarily interested in track and field a reason to be interested,” she said.”But it is a very authentic expression of who I am, and I now have this opportunity to be able to put that out there, be bold, and take a risk.”

While I used to hate having to wear athletic pants on the track – which felt more Bridget Jones than sleek athlete – I’m not so sure I would have felt comfortable running in these get ups. But we applaud her willingness to stand out and be different. It’s like our#run loud campaign on another level.

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