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Join the Fitbitch Challenge Community 2016

March 10, 2016 at 6:35
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Why not join our Fitbitch Challenge community, where we will help inspire and motivate you to take on exercise challenges every month and you could win reward points? From beginners’ challenges to those for regular exercisers our challenges will help you bin the bulge and motivate you to move – magnificently – every month

Exercising and participating is always better with others

Exercising and participating is always better with others

 

All you have to do is become a member of our FREE Fitbitch online community and complete our ONE of our selected challenges EACH MONTH from the list below throughout 2016. You can join ANYTIME in the year but from the month you join, you must continue thereafter to do one challenge per month. Besides, the more months that you complete, the more points you are rewarded and these can be redeemed for up to £150 of our products and services. (T&C apply).

You can stick to level 1 challenges, or mix it up and progress through the levels up to level five (each level corresponds to points and the more you get, the more fitness rewards you will unlock). And if you DO achieve a challenge every month you’ll get a bonus ten points.

Committing to a goal every month will provide focus, motivation and consistency. And the benefits?  Improved fitness, body shape and and an incredible sense of achievement.

We are not leaving you to motivate and exercise alone though.

When you sign up to our Challenge year, you will become part of our 200 strong Fitbitch online community on Facebook and Strava, where you will be able meet up with others to train and participate in the challenges – just like our pictures from previous years highlight. Because at the end of the day, the key to getting fit and staying fit isn’t the promise of weight loss or a perter bum, it’s the fact that you enjoy yourself which all comes down to making sure you exercise with a group of great women. #bettertogether

I’m in, what do I do next?

SIGN UP HERE

The Fitbitch Community Challenges 2016

(if you have a challenge that you would like included, please email rachael@fitbitchbootcamp.com for consideration)

January

(1) Complete a Parkrun, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(1) Complete a four week Fitbitch course

(1)  Road cycle over 25 miles

(1)  Complete the Run-uary Challenge

(5) Run 365 days of the year

February

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(2) Complete the Fitbitch Flexibility Improvement Challenge (a video of the ‘Runner’s Sun Salutation’ will be released. Add one sun salutation a day to improve your mobility).

(2) Get a ParkRun PB

(2) Feb 7th Run a 9 mile trail race

(3) Run the Vitality Brighton, Worthing or Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

March

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(2) Parkrun PB, or two Parkruns 

(3)  March 19,  Run the Birling Gap 10km Trail Race

(3/4/5) Ride a sportive in Burgess Hill – 36 miles, 54 or 72miles http://www.srs-events.cc/event1/event-details.htm

(4) March 6th, Run the off-road Steyning Stinger Half Marathon Or Birling Gap Half Marathon March 19th

April

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) April 17th, Run the BMK 10 km

(3/4) April 24th, Run the RawEnergy Pursuits Bluebell 10 km or 10 mile 

(5) April, Run the Paris, Brighton or London marathon 

May

(1)Parkrun, a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Get a Parkrun PB or run 2 parkruns

(2/3/4) Girls Run the World Berlin 10km, Half Marathon or 25km (early bird prices to be released February)

(4) Ride every day in May – whether it’s down your road, on Preston Park cycle track or up the Beacon, just ride. You can join our online cycle community here to meet others to ride with.

June

(1)Parkrun, a Fitbitch boot camp course

(1/2/3/4) 5th June, Ardingley Triathlon  (Supersprint, Sprint, Open Water Sprint or Olympic Distance Open Water – we will also organise relay teams if you don’t want to do the full event)

(2) 22nd June, The Weakest Link Relay Race (we will organise teams)

(3) 12th June, Run the Pollesden Lacey Off Road 10km 

(3/4) 12th June, Ride 52 or 74 miles in France with the Wiggle French Resistance Sportive 

(4/5) 18th June, Run the South Downs Half Marathon or Full Marathon (5). Or join a Fitbitch relay team (4) or 24 Hour Relay Enduro 11-12th June 

July

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns

(2) 13th July, Run the Brighton Phoenix 10km  or Wednesday 20th July Beat the Tide 10km Worthing

(4) 9th July, Team up and navigate, run, bike and kayak in the Chilterns Adventure Team Race

(5) Swim everyday in July  – whether it’s up and down your holiday pool, in the sea or in a training pool just swim

(5) Race to the Stones, 100km UltraMarathon 16-17th July

August

(1) Parkrun

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns 

(2)  3rd August Tri It Aqualathon Pells Pool Lewes  (350m swim,3km run)

(3/4/5) 7th August, Ride 47, 72 or 103 miles in the cycle sportive Haywards Heath Howler 

September

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns 

(3) 3rd September, Team up and navigate as you run, ride and kayak Questars Adventure Race 

(2/3/4) 10th September Run trails through the beautiful Kent countryside, 7km (2), 15km (3) or 21km (4)

(2/3/4) 11th September, Brighton and Hove Triathlon SuperSprint, Sprint, Relay or Olympic

(2/3/4) 25th September, Brighton to Brighton Sportive,

(5) Man Vs Mountain, Lake District 3 September 

October

(1) Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns

(3) 16th October, Brighton 10 miles 

(4) Girls Run the World trip – TBC

November

(1)Run parkrun, OR complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB

(2) 13th November, Brooks Brighton 10km 

(3/5) 29th November, Three Molehills Team Relay or run it solo

December

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(1) Santa Dash

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 Parkruns

(3) December 3rd, Mince Pie 10 miles 

 

Fitness Rewards

12 points and over – £25

20 points and over – £50

30 points and over – £75

40 points and over – £150

Terms & Conditions

  • You must subscribe to the community challenge obligations as outlined on the sign up form
  • Fitness rewards can not be redeemed along with any other offer
  • They can not be redeemed against personal training or Girls Run the World trips
  • All rewards must be redeemed for services that start before the end of April 2017
  • Rewards can not be transferred to another person
  • Only three spaces will be eligible per camp/time where £150 rewards are redeemed.


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Celebrating Runuary – run every day in January

February 1, 2016 at 10:01
Posted by Rachael Woolston

This January, we invited women to join our online Facebook group and attempt our virtual challenge of running every day.

It didn’t matter how far or fast, it was just about keeping consistent. It has been an absolute blast. Some managed it every day, right the way through the month. Others were inspired and ran more than they would otherwise have done so. We’ve had runners clocking up runs in Paris, Switzerland and Bangkok. But what else has it achieved ?

In terms of statistics, only counting those who ran every day, we clocked up a total of 947.3 miles (some ran 33 miles in a month, others up to 200 miles) and climbed 51,732 feet. This is the equivalent of running to Scotland and back. And with the peak of Mount Everest standing at 29, 035 feet, we scaled it almost twice.

But statistics aside, it is the positive effect that it has had on those who took part that has been most impressive of all.

 

Runuary made me realise that everyone finds it hard to get out the door when you are busy with work, family or feeling tired. But where there is a will there is a way. As each woman reported back on their run it built up a real buzz about our love for running and seeing so many windswept smiling faces of women enjoying themselves along the way was so motivating. Rain or shine, everyone kept running. Not forgetting the funny posts along the way too – carpark dashes, unisex showers, who’s bum is it anyway?! I think I’ll actually miss Runuary!

Kaz Thomson

 

This challenge has changed the way I think about running, which is now something I fit in everyday. Getting fitter and having looser jeans is a positive consequence.  It was only this time last year that I took up running and after covering 100 miles this month, I’m beginning to feel like I can call myself a runner. My hallway is gradually filling up with muddy trail shoes and soggy trainers as my husband and kids, 8 and 10 are joining in too. We’re now all chasing Parkrun PBs! Thanks to Fitbitch for inspiring us all to get out there and enjoy the benefits, no matter what the weather.

Sarah Crosier

Runuary has not only inspired me to run more but I am enjoying it, which is something that has not happened for a very long time. I have always run alone as I was worried about holding up others. What I realise now is that when you agree to run together, you run at the slowest’s pace whatever that is. Running with others has motivated me to get out there, helped when I was flagging and I’ve got to know some fabulous people #bettertogether.

Laura Marshall

Runuary has been a revelation, helping me to focus on process over goal (running every day regardless of speed or distance) and it’s made me stronger and happier. Sharing daily stories in the online group with other runners – moments of triumph or sheer bloody-mindedness, fast or slow runs, new or experienced runners – has built a bond between us that will last well beyond the month.

Anna Stavrianakis

I started Runuary late on Monday 4th Jan so in my mind, I need to do three more days. I certainly have not done the mileage that all you inspiring ladies have done but the fact I have got out there every day is quite an achievement for me. Thanks for the challenge, support and motivation!

Vanessa Lewis

Last day of Runuary, 6 miles. Felt like 10!! Uphill into snow and ice but wonderful nonetheless! Despite not managing every day I have got my run mojo back, big thanks to the Fitbitch crew yet again for the inspiration!l

Tor Del Federico

 

Runuary formed part of the FREE Fitbitch Challenge Community 2016. Join our community for free, pick a selected challenge every month and win fitness rewards not to mention having your most fitness focused year ever.



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Members Run

January 26, 2016 at 7:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Brighton Phoneix 10km

Brighton Phoneix 10km

Join our annual membership for £50 and enjoy our weekly Tuesday evening runs (except school holidays) plus lots of discounts off our running courses, workshops and benefits with local shops. Read more here

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run 5km, as long as you can do so without stopping you can join us on our membership runs. We have pace angels, who are all beginners who started running with us, there to help on every run.

Tonight’s run is meeting at Hove Park on the corner of Old Shoreham Road and Goldstone Crescent at the traffic lights. Be there ready to leave at 7pm.



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Join the Fitbitch Challenge Community 2016

January 21, 2016 at 6:10
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Want to bin the bulge and say goodbye to the guilt of not sticking to your exercise vows?  Then join our FREE Challenge community where we will inspire and motivate you to move – magnificently – every month

Exercising and participating is always better with others

Exercising and participating is always better with others

 

All you have to do is become a member of our FREE Fitbitch online community and complete our ONE of our selected challenges EACH MONTH from the list below throughout 2016. You can join ANYTIME in the year but from the month you join, you must continue thereafter to do one challenge per month. Besides, the more months that you complete, the more points you are rewarded and these can be redeemed for up to £150 of our products and services. (T&C apply).

You can stick to level 1 challenges, or mix it up and progress through the levels up to level five (each level corresponds to points and the more you get, the more fitness rewards you will unlock). And if you DO achieve a challenge every month you’ll get a bonus ten points.

Committing to a goal every month will provide focus, motivation and consistency. And the benefits?  Improved fitness, body shape and and an incredible sense of achievement.

We are not leaving you to motivate and exercise alone though.

When you sign up to our Challenge year, you will become part of our 200 strong Fitbitch online community on Facebook and Strava, where you will be able meet up with others to train and participate in the challenges – just like our pictures from previous years highlight. Because at the end of the day, the key to getting fit and staying fit isn’t the promise of weight loss or a perter bum, it’s the fact that you enjoy yourself which all comes down to making sure you exercise with a group of great women. #bettertogether

I’m in, what do I do next?

SIGN UP HERE

The Fitbitch Community Challenges 2016

(if you have a challenge that you would like included, please email rachael@fitbitchbootcamp.com for consideration)

January

(1) Complete a Parkrun, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(1) Complete a four week Fitbitch course

(1)  Road cycle over 25 miles

(1)  Complete the Run-uary Challenge

(5) Run 365 days of the year

February

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(2) Complete the Fitbitch Flexibility Improvement Challenge (a video of the ‘Runner’s Sun Salutation’ will be released. Add one sun salutation a day to improve your mobility).

(2) Get a ParkRun PB

(2) Feb 7th Run a 9 mile trail race

(3) Run the Vitality Brighton, Worthing or Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon

March

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course, a Fitbitch Run Club Members run or any 5km at any speed

(2) Parkrun PB, or two Parkruns 

(3)  March 19,  Run the Birling Gap 10km Trail Race

(3/4/5) Ride a sportive in Burgess Hill – 36 miles, 54 or 72miles http://www.srs-events.cc/event1/event-details.htm

(4) March 6th, Run the off-road Steyning Stinger Half Marathon Or Birling Gap Half Marathon March 19th

April

(1) Parkrun or a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) April 17th, Run the BMK 10 km

(3/4) April 24th, Run the RawEnergy Pursuits Bluebell 10 km or 10 mile 

(5) April, Run the Paris, Brighton or London marathon 

May

(1)Parkrun, a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Get a Parkrun PB or run 2 parkruns

(2/3/4) Girls Run the World Berlin 10km, Half Marathon or 25km (early bird prices to be released February)

(4) Ride every day in May – whether it’s down your road, on Preston Park cycle track or up the Beacon, just ride. You can join our online cycle community here to meet others to ride with.

June

(1)Parkrun, a Fitbitch boot camp course

(1/2/3/4) 5th June, Ardingley Triathlon  (Supersprint, Sprint, Open Water Sprint or Olympic Distance Open Water – we will also organise relay teams if you don’t want to do the full event)

(2) 22nd June, The Weakest Link Relay Race (we will organise teams)

(3) 12th June, Run the Pollesden Lacey Off Road 10km 

(3/4) 12th June, Ride 52 or 74 miles in France with the Wiggle French Resistance Sportive 

(4/5) 18th June, Run the South Downs Half Marathon or Full Marathon (5). Or join a Fitbitch relay team (4) or 24 Hour Relay Enduro 11-12th June 

July

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns

(2) 13th July, Run the Brighton Phoenix 10km  or Wednesday 20th July Beat the Tide 10km Worthing

(4) 9th July, Team up and navigate, run, bike and kayak in the Chilterns Adventure Team Race

(5) Swim everyday in July  – whether it’s up and down your holiday pool, in the sea or in a training pool just swim

August

(1) Parkrun

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns 

(2)  3rd August Tri It Aqualathon Pells Pool Lewes  (350m swim,3km run)

(3/4/5) 7th August, Ride 47, 72 or 103 miles in the cycle sportive Haywards Heath Howler 

September

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns 

(3) 3rd September, Team up and navigate as you run, ride and kayak Questars Adventure Race 

(2/3/4) 10th September Run trails through the beautiful Kent countryside, 7km (2), 15km (3) or 21km (4)

(2/3/4) 11th September, Brighton and Hove Triathlon SuperSprint, Sprint, Relay or Olympic

(2/3/4) 25th September, Brighton to Brighton Sportive,

(5) Man Vs Mountain, Lake District 3 September 

October

(1) Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 x Parkruns

(3) 16th October, Brighton 10 miles 

(4) Girls Run the World trip – TBC

November

(1)Run parkrun, OR complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(2) Run a Parkrun PB

(2) 13th November, Brooks Brighton 10km 

(3/5) 29th November, Three Molehills Team Relay or run it solo

December

(1)Run parkrun, or complete a Fitbitch boot camp course

(1) Santa Dash

(2) Run a Parkrun PB or 2 Parkruns

(3) December 3rd, Mince Pie 10 miles 

 

Fitness Rewards

12 points and over – £25

20 points and over – £50

30 points and over – £75

40 points and over – £150

Terms & Conditions

  • You must subscribe to the community challenge obligations as outlined on the sign up form
  • Fitness rewards can not be redeemed along with any other offer
  • They can not be redeemed against personal training or Girls Run the World trips
  • All rewards must be redeemed for services that start before the end of April 2017
  • Rewards can not be transferred to another person
  • Only three spaces will be eligible per camp/time where £150 rewards are redeemed.


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Fitbitch Run Club & Girls Run the World #club261

November 10, 2014 at 10:04
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Over the last five years, we’ve helped hundreds of women learn to run from being total beginners. And helped many others reach half marathons and marathons.

Not to mention setting up our Girls Run the the World trips, which have taken women to run in Paris, Palma, Lisbon, Berlin, Lake Garda, and next week, Istanbul.

We don’t do it just to help women get fit. It really is about helping to empower women. And it’s a lot of fun too.

See what our run community is like by clicking the link. Empowering women one run at a time -Fitbitch Running Club-Display

#club261 Fearless



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#runloud – Banana tights win

May 13, 2014 at 5:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Over the last few months, we’ve been running an ongoing social media campaign, encouraging women to stand out and be noticed. Bin the black, forget being self conscious about what your body looks like and celebrate what your body can DO through movement.

We’ve had lots of entries, but our winning #runloud picture, as voted by YOU was Louise Carter, from Brighton in her banana tights from H&M.

Want to be in with a chance of winning our next #RUNLOUD competition? Simply post a picture of yourself in your colourful leggings or run shorts to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/inspirationalwomensfitness or tweet us @fbbootcamp including the hashtag #runloud.

The competition runs from now until June 30th. The winning entry will receive one of the following prizes depending on where you live.

33% off our Body Athletic or Summer Body Beautiful Camp if you live in Brighton or Hove

OR Fitbitch goodie bag including our fab t-shirt for those outside of Brighton & Hove.

So, get your most colourful shorts and leggings on and #runloud!

 



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Join our #runloud campaign

April 22, 2014 at 4:32
Posted by Rachael Woolston

 

Running. What does it mean to you?

Fresh air, escapism, a  renewned sense of vitality, peace, and/or feeling confident? Does it make you feel as though you are liberated from your daily grind, if only for a 30minutes or a few hours?

Running is a powerful force that can transform how you feel in all the time it takes to strap on a pair of running shoes and leave your front door. BUT for those of us who run, we also know that it hasn’t always felt this way.

When you first start running, it feels as if the whole world is looking at you. Running tights and compression top? No thanks. A baggy tshirt and a pair of over sized jogging bottoms is the apparel most of us started out in. And even then, it was under the cover of darkness, prarying that you wouldn’t bump into anyone you know.

But with running comes confidence, a time when wearing running tights and a breathable, sweat-wicking top suddenly makes sense. You no longer care what you look like, you are simply proud of what your body can achieve.

Now, we’re calling for YOU to join in this celebration of women’s running confidence with our #Runloud campaign. Forget black running tights, stand out, be counted in the loudest, most colourful leggings that you can get your hands on.

Run proud, stand out, and get noticed. By getting noticed you could help inspire another woman to take up running.

To help encourage you, we are also offering prizes to the best #runloud pictures, either posted to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/inspirationalwomensfitness or tweeted to @fbbootcamp. Include the hashtag #runloud.

Our first prize to be voted on by May 10th is 50% off our Summer Body Blitz Camp. Ready to #runloud? See if your running tights can beat our current entrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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DreamChallenger Runner Up: Lesley Woolf

April 11, 2014 at 10:27
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Over 15 stone and having undergone spinal surgery, not an ideal candidate for a fitness camp? Think again, as our Dream Challenge runner up, Lesely Woolf , 50, proves to herself and others that a Fitbitch lifetyle is possible irrespective of size, age or fitness background

 

After our Reboot Camp, Lesley has lost 9lbs in total and has gone from feeling anxious about exercising to signing up for our DreamChallenge Tri Relay*** team on June 1st.

Here’s her camp diary:

‘ Before camp started, I had a personalised biomechanics assessment with photos. It was a shock. My BMI and weight at 15stone 13lbs was off the scale.

A week later, I started camp and as I walked towards the seafront on my first morning, I felt both excited and sick with nerves.

I knew that I would be bigger, and less fit than most others in the group. But everyone was friendly and the group is small so I didn’t feel self conscious. Besides, my first session using the kettlebell meant that I didn’t have time to worry.

As I walked home after that first session, I felt fantastic and alive with a sense of achievement. And it continued.

Each day I enjoyed the satisfying ache of muscles worked and the proper feeling of tiredness, as opposed to the usual stressed tiredness of a busy, fraught working week.

It reminded me of how I used to feel going to bed as a kid after running around outside all day.

All my friends and my partner were talking about my new workouts, and it made me feel really proud of myself. Admittedly, the second week was harder once the novelty of waking up early had worn off and the reality that I’d be doing this for four weeks hit home.

But with each new achievement, I experienced a mental shift in confidence and the realisation of what I could achieve. I’ve never thought of myself as a runner but by the end of the second week, I did although I’d ‘run’ without even being aware of the fact that it was a running session.

Instead, it was disguised as a a treasure hunt session, where we worked in a team, figuring out clues then having to run to find the clues in that location. I may have been slower than the others but it didn’t matter.

Being on the seafront every morning was spectacular too. And the camp changes locations during the week so you never know what to expect. It’s an adventure every single morning.

As for my diet, it has changed completely with the Reboot eating plan.  I have cut out all my favourite foods, basically blokes food,  crisps, bread, pastry, potatoes and beer.
Indeed, I pushed the wrong trolley around the Co-op supermarket for 10 mins the other day, until a man caught up with me to tell me that it was his. He pointed out mine,  full of healthy food which I’d just not recognised.

I have also discovered that champagne and gin and tonic are the low calorie alcohol options, so have embraced these in my weekend schedule.

I’ve really enjoyed the food and people have commented that I look trimmer.  AT the end of camp, I had lost 5lbs but two weeks later, I’ve lost a further 4lbs simply from the effects of exercising again rebooting my metabolism which I’m delighted about.

It’s been an amazing four weeks and I can’t wait to start Hollywood Bodies n April 14th. I’ve already got a juicer and been shopping for all the food on the Hollywood Raw Five (available to puchase independently online, which entitles you to join our online Facebook group). My friends are so interested that they’ve agreed we’re going to have a raw dinner party every week and share recipes.

But I’m also looking forward to exercising again. My goals at the end of this are to run HoveParkrun 5km. And I’m going to join the Dream Team Tri team. I’m terrified. What if I’m too slow, the unfittest… all those things go through my head. But I’m going to do it anyway.

One four week camp has proved to me that I can do things that I thought weren’t possible. I trust the Fitbitch coaches when they say that I can do this too.

**If you would like to enter the Ardingly Triathlon as a solo tri girl or in a relay team you can do so here. We will be holding group training on Saturday in May free to all. Sign up for our newsletter to find out more via our front page or keep checking back here.

Want to join our Hollywood Bodies CAmp? Sign up via our Prices & Booking page.

 



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