Posts Tagged ‘Fitbitch Boot Camp’

5 OF THE BEST AT HOME WORKOUT KIT

March 18, 2020 at 6:20
Posted by Rachael Woolston

As increasing numbers of people go into self-isolation, get your home or garden set up with some affordable at home workout kit and join us for online workouts via Zoom…

Suspension Trainer from Decathlon, £11.99

Suspension Trainer

This bit of kit is fantastic, allowing you to work your entire body, perfect for both beginners and the more advanced. You do need somewhere to hang it.

Either wrap around a branch of a tree in the garden or a park, or buy a pull up bar and affix it to this.

 

Pull Up Bar

Pull up Bar

We LOVE a pull up bar here at Fitbitch HQ and over the years have built the strength to accomplish them, and then let it lapse. There’s nothing more satisfying than achieving pull ups. And even if you can’t, working your way towards them really works you HARD!

Most importantly, it builds up those shoulders, lats and back muscles which become weak due to office work – perfect for the swimmers and triathletes out there. Or indeed for anyone who wants to get fit.

If you have a sturdy doorframe, this just clips over it without the need for any drilling or screwing. And it then gives you a bar from which to hang a suspension trainer (although be careful, certain movements on the suspension trainer may not be stable).

Try the Opti Multi Pull Up Bar, £19.99, which has different grips which make some of the pull up varieties easier.

 

Power Bands

Power bands

We call them power bands because these simple, innocent looking resistance bands are mighty powerful when used in the way. Available from Decathlon in a range of weights, from 25kg upwards, you can fix it to a staircase and sprint against it for resistance sprints, loop it around a pull up bar and under your knee to help give you a bit of a lift, use it to stretch your hamstrings…the list is endless. We love ’em! A word of warning, get the right resistance for your body size although starting from £7.99, you can’t go wrong.

Pilates bands

Smaller, light resistance bands are BRILLIANT for exercises for your glutes and for the smaller shoulder and lat muscles for swimming drills. And they’re super cheap (and don’t clutter up your home). Definitely worth getting a pack. Try Decathlon’s Dyamba Mini Rubber Resistance Bands, £3.99

Skipping Rope

If you have not used a skipping rope since school days, you’re missing a trick. Hugely useful for building cardiovascular fitness and for developing plyometric power, replicating the exact same muscle use as running. Skipping workouts can develop your running power, efficiency and technique. And get you pretty damn fit!

 

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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

August 8, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

August 6, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

August 5, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

August 1, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

July 30, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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Fit Bodies in a Fortnight

July 29, 2019 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Get skimpy summer clothes ready, with this two week intensive fitness challenge. Available at 6.15am or 7am. Classes last 45 minutes.

It’s shorter than our usual four or six week courses, so expect more challenge for greater results over a shorter period.

The full course will be taken by founder of Fitbitch, Rachael.

5% discount if booked on or before July 1st with code FBF at checkout. 

One week trial available for members completely new to Fitbitch. Book via the website.



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What is an IDEAL body fat percentage?

July 1, 2016 at 6:09
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Looking at your fat percentage is a much more effective way of looking at getting healthy and in shape. But what percentage should you be aiming for?

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Before every four week fitness camp, we offer our clients one-to-one personalised assessments where we not only assess their posture and core function but their body statistics too, from BMI to body fat, bone density to bottom width! We even take body pictures too, just so clients can see the effects that four weeks of exercise can and does have on their body tone (don’t worry, these are kept private – but they are very motivating and inspiring!).

But when it comes to body fat, everyone wants to know, just what is healthy?

Firstly, let’s not forget that some body fat is healthy. It helps process nutrients like vitamins A, K, and D, which assist in immune health, blood clotting, and the absorption of calcium. And it protects our organs as well as helps regulate our internal temperatures. It is the other type of fat, called storage fat, which is the result of a calorie surplus that we need to watch.

We are not sure how accurate the picture above is but it gives a good indication of how different percentages actually look on a female body. Below, is a chart which will help you to see where you stand in terms of healthy amounts of storage fat.

And let’s not forget, the storage of fat is a result of eating too many calories, not eating too much fat. Any excess calories whether it’s stored in fat or carbohydrates is turned to storage fat which has implications for your health, not just your waist and bottom line.

If you want help to decrease your body fat percentage, don’t miss our next upcoming camps or book one of our coaches for personal training.

 

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High Tide Heels

February 14, 2014 at 2:17
Posted by Rachael Woolston

 

We think the time may have come for these…high heel flippers anyone?

OK, to be honest these are not real and can’t be worn. They’re the art work of Paul Scheitekat.

We also loved these on the same website…helmet hair anyone?

 

 

For more information visit www.hightideheels.be



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Playground workouts in the sun

August 3, 2013 at 5:09
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Fitbitch stretching after run club – a novel approach

If, like us, you hate exercising indoors or you get bored easily with traditional workouts, try a playground workout. It’s free, fun and really does work the body.

All you have to do is use the playground like a circuit conditioning class, with one minute of skipping between each piece of equipment.

Climb the climbing frame from top to bottom for ten repetitions, tuck your feet under the slide for assisted sit ups, hold a swing and walk back from it until your body is at a 45 degree angle (face the swing) and keeping your core engaged, do pull ups.

There are hundreds of exercises that you can make up in a playground and even if you lack inspiration, just watch the kids and copy them!

We are giving away one FREE four week camp starting September 9th in our Brighton and Hove Locations (London, we’re coming for you SOON! Pre-register your interest for our London launch here to the woman that posts to our Facebook page or emails info@fitbitchbootcamp.com the best picture of the use of a playground as exercise.*

Terms and conditions apply. Closing date September 6th

For playground inspiration, we will soon be showcasing videos on our YouTube channel Fitbitch Boot Camp.



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