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10 goals in 10 months – #fitbitch10in10

March 1, 2019 at 2:28
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Setting a goal is proven to help keep you motivated. And what’s more inspiring  than training for something that will leave you with a great sense of achievement, compared to trying to motivate yourself to hit a number on scale? (pssst. that will happen anyway without you thinking about it with #fitbitch10in10)

Join our tenth year anniversary celebrations by participating in #fitbitch10in10, setting 10 goals that you can work towards during 2019 to complete a life inspiring year of fitness and healthy change!

Set goals and be part of something!

Saturday 30th March, 8.15am, Box Beach Box Sauna, £23.75 plus admin fee

A 30 minute high intensity beachfront boxing session followed by a sauna at Beach Box Brighton , including a salt scrub, followed by an invigorating sea dip!

Thursday April 18th, Bluebell Stanmer Trail Explore, 7pm, £10 plus admin fee

Join us for a bluebell run through Stanmer Woods, Thursday 28th for all levels, or if you’ve got an entry, do the Raw Energy BlueBell Angmering 10 or 10 miles or BM10k. If you join us for the explore, it will be a walk run, dog jog whatever works. The main focus is seeing the amazing carpet of bluebells!

May 5th,  Steyning Super Sprint Triathlon, 7.40am, £52, 10% discount with our event partners

**Fitbitch Tri Training Day April 27th, with a King Alfred swim, followed by bike and park run – do them all, or team up with your relay team. £15 plus admin fee, taken by two times Ironwoman, Amy.***

The Sprint distance comprises of a 400m pool swim, 20k bike and a 5k run easily achievable on minimal training simply for the experience of doing it.

The swim is in a 25m indoor pool, you can do the bike on any bike that you have and the run will be a loop around the historic market town and into the grounds of Wilton House. Enter here  (although we have a discount code if you have a membership card).

To train for this, you will need a bike. The swim is in the pool. OR you can team up with two others to take part in a team relay and choose the discipline that works for you.

Fitbitch Tri training plan involving 3-4 sessions per week (we’ll tell you the key ones if you have limited time) £30 plus admin fee. You will need to start training mid March.

Friday June 14, MTB and Sleep Out, from 7pm, £25 plus admin fee

You will need a MTB and a sleeping bag as a minimum for this urban adventure. We’ll meet at Stanmer Park and cycle out for a max 10 mile ride to our secret sleep out location. You’ll need to bring your own food for dinner but we’ll watch the sunrise with a cup of tea before cycling back to Stanmer for breakfast.  Limited to 6 people.

Wednesday June 19th, Swim the Lake, 7pm, £19 + £4 triathlon day licence

If you have never done open water swimming, you’ll think it’s terrifying. Thoughts of Jaws come to mind. But honestly, once you do it you’ll wonder why you’ve never done it before and you’ll never want to go back to a swimming pool again … except in the winter perhaps!

You will need a wetsuit.  It’s only 750metres. Enter here

We will have some discounted group training for this in conjunction with Brighton Sealanes. 

Brighton Sea Lanes also offer 10% discount for single one-to-one lessons to those who have a Fitbitch membership card.

Tuesday July 23rd, Sun Up Yoga and Sea Dip, 7am, £15 plus admin fee

Join us on the seafront just before the school holidays begin for a beautiful restoring, life affirming 45 minute yoga class before a swim in the sea to set you off fantastically for the day ahead.

August, SunRise Yoga Stand Up Paddle Boarding, 6.15am price TBC, Hove Lagoon

Get up, get out and watch the beauty of the sun rise as you flex and stretch on this beach front yoga session before joining us to try out stand up paddle boarding, or just swim!

Sunday September 29th Barns Green 10k, 10.20am, £20

The beauty of the Sussex countryside in late summer is not to be missed. And this event showcases it in all its glory, ending with  live music – and it being Fitbitch, we’ll find a pub! You will need to follow an 8-10 week training plan of 2-3 sessions per week (as a beginner). The plan will start July 22. It will cost £20 plus admin fee. Enter here 

Saturday October 10th, Beach Box Belles, 8.15am, £23.75 plus admin fee

A 30 minute high intensity beachfront boxing session followed by a sauna at Beach Box Brighton and an invigorating sea dip!

 Saturday November 23rd, Hove Park parkrun 9am FREE

Join us for a get together at Hove Park parkrun, the home of many Fitbitches running their first ever 5k in the last ten years. Breakfast at Three Stack pancakes after!

Sunday December 8th, Mince Pie 10 miles (start time TBC)

Walk it, jog it, run walk it, this beautiful 10 mile trail run is hilly but you can do it in fancy dress with friends and your reward? Other than the endorphins and feel good achievement, an ENTIRE SPORTS HALL full of mince pies!

Enter here (entries not open yet)

 

Take part in #fitbitchb10in10 to help inspire and motivate others by posting on IG or Twitter using the #fitbitch10in10.

We are now offering Fitbitch membership cards which cost £20 for the year (plus P&P), which entitles you to 10% off our curated events plus 10 % discount with selected local partners and event partners.

 

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

August 2, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 31, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 30, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 27, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 26, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 24, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Fit Summer Bodies Blitz

July 23, 2018 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Feel good and look even better. For those short on time, join us for a two week blitz, designed to build your core and your confidence.

Courses available 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am. 

You can either use our complimentary eating plan OR you can choose to add on a 5 or 10 day vegetarian meal delivery service which we are running in conjunction with the marvellous Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen, a private chef who cooks for a range of private clients and at exclusive retreats around the world. Details of the price for this service plus further details can be found below. 

Gemma’s Wholesome Kitchen Delivery Service will run from 23 July – 16 August only and is available for 5 days or 10 days (no weekends). You can book the two week option 6-16 August but no meal delivery option. 

PLEASE NOTE, SPACES ON THE TWO WEEK COURSE ARE LIMITED TO FOUR SPACES ONLY IN EACH TIME SLOT.

 

This course is all about helping you to build your strength, mobility and fitness from the ground up – or if you’re foundation is already there, to help you reach the next level with your fitness.

Every session is different, working on different muscle groups and different fitness systems, – plus it comes with a complimentary eating plan for those who want to overhaul more than just their fitness.

Expect the unexpected – and a lot of fun!

Our partnership with plant based food delivery service, Gem’s Wholesome Kitchen runs from 23 July – 16 August, (choose 5 or 10 days) so all your nutritional needs are met, helping you to stick to a full two week health kick. (For more details and booking on the Summer Fit Bodies Plan click here).

PLEASE NOTE WEEK ONE WILL RUN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THEREAFTER MON, TUES, THURSDAY.

 



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Dispatches from the caffeine-free front line

June 5, 2018 at 12:54
Posted by Rachael Woolston

I confess. I’m a coffee addict and I love all coffee, espresso, Americano, even cappuccino although my favourite is a short Cortado or a freshly brewed espresso pot in the morning. Yet, despite all that, I gave it up in April. 

Why? Because I asked my clients to go caffeine-free for our Transform Six week Challenge and so I thought, if I was asking them to do it, I should too in support (the fact that I was the ONLY one to do so however, will be something I’ll raise with them all!).

There were a few more reasons too, the fact that I always needed to run to the toilet as soon as I had a coffee (perhaps lactose and caffeine related) and because I had this general idea that I was perhaps drinking a bit too much.

What is too much though? Well, I’d always have one first thing in the morning before I was coaching at 5am, although in truth this would usually only be a few mouthfuls, then one when I got home, and perhaps another couple in meetings or to keep me awake. Doesn’t sound much, right?

Yet, on the first week of giving up, my headaches were just AWFUL! And the desire to drink coffee was like a terrible itch that wouldn’t go away.

It’s funny because, over ten years ago I went to Portugal to write about a juice retreat for The Metro newspaper, where I had to give up not just coffee but food too (lots of juices and broths). But I didn’t get any headaches then and I was drinking similar amounts. And I think that’s because the world of coffee has changed hugely since then.

Back then, you’d get a bit of a weak coffee from Pret and that was about it. For Londoners in the know, Flat White, the Kiwi coffee shop on Brewer Street was the first of it’s kind. Now, there are coffee shops selling fantastic coffee on every street corner (sometimes three within a few shops of each other) and it’s MUCH stronger than it used to be. Everything from how it’s roasted, the blend, the type of coffee bean ALL effect the amounts of caffeine.So whereas a Pret coffee might give you a light buzz, nowadays most coffee will have you gabbling and firing through emails as if you’ve had a shot of something far more illicit than coffee.

Indeed, The Food Standards Agency guidelines released in 2008 recommends 400mg for the average person, about EIGHT cups of coffee. I’d be a gibbering wreck on eight cups!

And another reason why coffee is so hard to give up is because coffee shops have come of age, they’re cool, nice places to hang out so they’ve become a social occasion, somewhere to meet friends instead of going to the pub, a place to go for meetings, hell, even a place to sit and work, where means buying coffee. Which all means that my first three weeks were hell.

While alcohol-free drinks have finally started to move on (Erdinger is my favourite) alternatives to coffee in cafes have not. Decaf coffee, I hear you cry. Well, yes, but I’ve definitely had a buzz of some decafs too which I shouldn’t have done. And if I’d kept the ritual of coffee drinking, I think it was only so long before I’d slip back.

So, what have I drunk instead? I started off having fresh cinnamon sticks in hot water which is really nice, then lemon and hot water and lots of pepper mint tea. I’d have almond milk chai lattes in coffee shops and nip to a juice bars for nut milk based drinks. Delicious, but both are expensive and often full of sugary items.

But gradually, day by day, I found peppermint herbal tea was enough.

It was my intention to return to drinking coffee at the end of our last six week course but then something weird happened. On the last week, when I taught four mornings which required me to get up at 5.15am, and then work all day (often writing features for national magazines) before coaching until 8pm at night, I realised I felt more alert, awake and free of that horrible feeling of being wired WITHOUT coffee.

So, now eight weeks on, I’m still largely caffeine free except for the occasional sip that I steal from my partner’s cup in the morning (I’m not THAT virtuous). The hardest thing now about not drinking it now the craving has gone is the social side; having a coffee after a bike ride, meeting a friend, going for a hot drink and a croissant (shhh!) after an open water swim. I’m not sure the solution to that yet but I’m going to try and fine one.



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We love these #runloud tights

April 28, 2014 at 4:13
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Bin the black, embrace the colour of spring and get noticed with these fantastic tights from Australian brand, Running Bare

After a decade of working on celebrity magazines, I jetted off to Sydney to work for magazines on the other side of the world in 2000. And it was in Sydney that I found my running mojo once again after years of working late on deadlines. After all, how can you NOT run when you’ve got the Bondi to Coogee coastal path to run? Or you can race through the city taking in the stunning sights of the Opera House?

It was also where I came across Aussie brand, Running Bare. Fab running tights, cropped tops and tshirts.

So, I’m delighted to see that they’ve embraced colour this season. Expect to see me out and about in these #runloud tights at a race near you soon.

Why not join our #runloud campaign to get more women running? Find out more about it here.

From left to right, Chrissie Tight Fit Tight, £60.76, Toni Tight Fit Tight, £66.80



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FitBitch Style – Hoodies and T-shirts

April 23, 2011 at 7:33
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Have you been experienced the FitBitch effect? Now get the FB style …t-shirts and hoodies are now available in either our trademark purple or black.

Hoodies cost £35 and are 50% cotton and 50% polyester mix, with the FB logo on front and running club logo on the back.

T-shirts are short sleeved, 100% cotton and cost £15. Book via paypal button on the right making sure you choose the right size and colour option.



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