January 8, 2016 at 6:21
Posted by Rachael Woolston
Want to get fit, feel wonderful and discover a love of exercise that will stay with you for life?
We are offering SIX spaces in our[Detox & Define] course, starting Monday 11th and [Fit Body Blitz], starting February 22nd for just £200, a SAVING OF £105
You will get the opportunity to enjoy small group bespoke training over eight weeks, along with a healthy eating diet and support from the Fitbitch coaches, including online diet advice, as well as four one to one assessments.
Offer Ends Saturday 9th January 7pm – or when six spaces have gone.
If you want to get fit and in shape quick, don’t miss experiencing our HiiT sessions, now launching THIS SATURDAY
High intensity interval training works because psychologically, you know it is only for a short duration so it is much easier to challenge yourself further. In just 30 minutes, you can do quadruple the effects of an hour spent plodding along on a treadmill in the gym or wandering from machine to machine wondering what to do.
Plus, when you work at such an intensity (and that means a level that is right for YOUR level) you burn more calories once you’re finished than if you had spent an hour doing moderate exercise.
Most of all, HiiT SQUAD is fun. It has a sense of community, it’s outdoors and you’ll do things that you will never have done before. Which is a tonic for the mind, body and soul.
So, start your weekend off right by joining us at HiiT this Saturday. If you’re new to us, you can get this session as a free trial. Or book a class pass of 10 by midnight TONIGHT (Wednesday 18th March) and get five complimentary sessions.
Want to get in shape fast? Then don’t miss our Hollywood Bodies course starting April 13th packed with some of the latest workouts from Los Angeles
If you want to get in shape fast and safely, then there is no better fitness plan that than that of the celebrity elite. After all, stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron have to get in shape not only to LOOK good on the red carpet, but to be STRONG too so that they can pull off a film role.
When Jennifer Lawrence reprised her role as Katniss, she was trained by Dr Joe Horrigon, a chiropractic sports medicine doctor who trains Hollywood’s elite.
As well as strength conditioning and athletic training including sprints, he had 24-year old Jennifer doing unconventional strength and flexibility training, such as climbing.
Meanwhile, Julianne Moore, has long stuck to thrice weekly yoga sessions. But at the age of 54, she has recognised the importance of strength training with kettlebells.
While many women mistakenly tend to avoid using weights, Moore recognises they are one of the most important components of fitness to help boost the metabolism for keeping weight down, not to mention shaping the body and balancing the hormones.
Charlize Theron, 39, meanwhile combines kettlebells with yoga, and Pilates to keep herself in shape for film roles.
So if you fancy experiencing what it’s like to train like a Hollywood star, join us in our Hollywood Bodies camp, a three week course starting April 13th.
The Hollywood elite manage to get in such good shape because they train up to five days per week. They can afford to because it’s often paid for by a film studio.
But now YOU can experience this for yourself with Hollywood Bodies, (three times per week at Queen’s Park, or four times a week at Hove Lawns).
We’ll be incorporating workouts based on those done by the stars and latest innovations including, including Barre workouts, TABATA, Exuberant Animal, Boxing Belles and much more.
Suitable for ALL levels, spaces are strictly limited on every course. Book NOW and you get the chance to invite a friend (new to us) for half price. There are only 3 spaces per class available at this rate.
Our Early Bird deals on Hollywood Bodies closes March 25th.
How can we expect to appreciate our bodies for what they can DO and achieve when the fitness industry touts the female body as a sexual object? It’s time to take a stand
Everywhere you look nowadays, from women’s fitness magazines to the millions of female personal trainers on Instagram and Youtube fitness videos, there are so many female fitness ‘professionals’, clad in hot pants, and barely there sports bras.
Whether it is a personal trainer photographing her tightly honed abs, or a trainer on a video channel such as Body Rock TV, the focus is the same. How a woman looks, not what their body can achieve through exercise (and I’m not saying that the men’s fitness industry is much better).
I’ve worked journalism for over 15 years and I understand that images have been used to market to something or someone for years and that will always be the case. In the fitness industry, images are used to help inspire and motivate someone to get fit. ‘Work hard, and you too can look like this,’ is the sell in.
Taking aside the fact that looking like the images you see also requires dietary regulation boarding on the extreme, most mages are no longer even inspiring.
It started with the ‘Strong is sexy,’ slogan born from the CrossFit movement. I found it disturbing that so many people across the world thought that telling women to look a certain way, even if it was swapping muscles for being skinny in a bid to look sexy, was empowering.
But in the last five years, the sexualisation of women’s fitness has got even worse.
Everywhere, the female fitness form is presented similarly to those in a lads mag. Worse, it is aimed at us women, as something that we should aspire to be like through exercise. And what is disturbing is that it is not just publishers (with one eye on a different market for financial gain) but many personal trainers themselves.
Perhaps Instagram and YouTube are partly to blame, where success is measured by how many views and likes you get, helping to fuel the posting of images that are more porn than pull up prowess.
The saddest thing of all? This will only turn away so many women from accessing exercise. And it will give rise to a whole new generation of young girls, raised on the idea that we should exercise to create an unrealistic body shape that is not really about anything but living up to someone else’s ideal of who and what we should look like.
Of course, most people’s reason for starting to exercise is to look better. And there is nothing wrong with that motivation. We all want to look our best. But even aside from the sexualisation of fitness imagery, STAYING inspired to be fit comes from enjoying exercise. Hanging on to the image of a honed six pack or shapely bottom as motivation will last as long as a diet based on drinking maple syrup and lemon.
Not ALL personal trainers and fitness companies are the same. There are some incredibly, inspiring women in the fitness industry who train and inspire by what they choose to do with their fitness gains, whether that is to compete in running, cycling, triathlon, boxing or just to be a fit, well balanced woman.
But to those personal trainers who post endless photographs of their tummies, bottoms or breasts, enough already.
Be an inspiration for what your workouts can help your bodies achieve. Not what you look like.