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Glow & Tone Hove

November 21, 2016 at 6:15
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Choose from 6.15-7am or 7-7.45am

£140  or £96 for 8 sessions, 2 per week


WE don’t do old fashioned big class boot camps or boring exercise that you have to endure just for the sake of getting fit.

What we DO offer are courses personalised to you, which provide all elements of fitness from Pilates to Yoga, Boxing to Kettlebells so you get everything that your body needs in one easy package, along with a healthy eating plan. So you can expect improved well being, health and fitness and the fun of doing all of this in a small group environment.

PLUS, we offer a body statistics one to one assessment which also will help you to discuss and define your goals*.

With only 10 spaces per course, you’ll get maximum results whatever your aim, weight-loss, feeling good, getting fit, boosting your health, mobility or regaining your sense of self post baby.

We train in a beautiful location right on Hove seafront.

Three sessions per week for four weeks, by the final session you’ll be amazed how different you feel.

Optional post course graduation at Preston ParkRun followed by breakfast, December 3rd.

If you are NEW to Fitbitch, grab yourself a first time new members launch offer of one third off a FULL COURSE price but hurry, there are only 3 spaces in the course available at this price. Use the code NEWG&T at the checkout.**

  • only those booking the full course.

**Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Could buggy workouts help you lose pregnancy pounds?

October 10, 2013 at 1:46
Posted by Rachael Woolston

What do you do when you have a baby and are dying to exercise but can’t afford a personal trainer, let alone a trainer AND childcare to look after you baby while you workout?

Step forward the buggy workout, where you can join a group class and take your baby along with you. But just how effective are they?

Very, according to a 2012 study funded by the independent watchdog, the American Council on Exercise.

They recruited 15 female volunteers and aksed them to compete a sesson on a treadmill, set at varied speeds and inclines, accompanied by a stroller loaded with 35lb to stimulate the weight of a one year old.

On average, particpants burned 7.5 calores per minute when walking at a brisk but manageable pace of 3.5miles. This accounts to 444 calories in an hour.

Weigh that up (ahem) and that amounts to a weight loss of 1-2lbs, or between 1 and 3 and a half stone in six months.

And the plus side of doing a baby buggy workout? You get to meet new people, essential according to Mother & Baby magazine, who reported that 53% of first time mums feel isolated in the first year of having a baby.

So if you’re ready to join celebrities like Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Elba and Miranda Kerr, who have all regained their shape with the help of buggy workouts, we are looking for FIVE new mums to come and try our FitMuthas Camps for FREE. They will start in the next few months at 10.30am in Hove Seafront and Queen’s Park and be twice a week.

Buggy running and safe, well coached, core exercises and fun, team work outs will help you regain your shape safely. You won’t need a special type of buggy, just you and your baby, some workout clothes and to ensure your baby is well wrapped up. You’ll get hot but your baby won’t.

They will be run by the founder of Fitmuthas, Rachael and/or Emma Harwood, our post natal specialist. To register your interest in being one of our famous five FitMuthas (all you will need to do is give us your feedback after each session) please click here.

If you can’t wait until then, Emma is available for one to one FitMutha’s sessions from £25, or get your NCT mates and book her for small group PT for £12.50 each for four of you.

Buggy workouts: what you need to know

Don’t rush into it

You will need to have had the all clear from your GP after your 6 week check. If you have had a C-section, you will need longer.

Relaxin, relaxing

pregnancy and breast feeding mean that your body will still be flooded with the hormone, relaxin up to five months after birth. This means you could overstretch unless you have correct instruction.

Drink up

If you’re still breastfeeding, you will need to drink 50% more water on those days to prevent dehydration.

Lactic acid

Some forms of intense exercise can cause lactic acid build up in your muscles. It is rare but this can get into breast milk and make it taste bitter. Express beforehand or feed your baby an hour after you have finished.


You will need a good sports bra to support you safely during exercise.

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