February 17, 2015 at 7:20
Posted by Rachael Woolston
Last March, 38-year old Bec Taylor won a year of Fitbitch camps with the goal of getting fit, losing weight and taking part in a series of Dream Challenges. Take a look at the transformation for yourselves…
Since starting with us at the beginning of March 2014, Bec has lost three stone dropping from 15st 10lbs to 12stone 9lbs. More significantly, her Body Mass Index has dropped from a clinically obese 32.6 to a healthy 25.6, while her body fat has dropped by 10%.
We don’t think we need to total up all the inches she’s lost – the images speak from themselves.
For us at though, Fitbitch is not just about helping women like Bec achieve weight loss and a better body shape, it’s about helping women to connect to an active, fit life which they enjoy. The upshot? Exercise becomes something that is enjoyed not endured. And that creates a lifelong love affair.
To that end, we challenged Bec to take part in a Sprint Triathlon, Obstacle Race, Parkrun, 10km, and half marathon. She’s done them all and then raised the stakes herself.
In April, she runs the Brighton Marathon and in preparation for the end of her Dream Challenge year, she’s already signed up to another triathlon, a cycle sportive, Brighton to Paris bike ride…the list goes on.
Bec has already raised around £1500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital. If you wish to support her marathon challenge, the last of her Dream Challenge Fitbitch year, you can do so by clicking here.
And if you want to sign up to a Transform Like Taylor package for Summer, we are offering package deals, when you buy three camps upfront. Contact us for prices and further details.
And if YOU think you have what it takes to become our #DreamChallenger2015-2016, sign up for our newsletter or to our Facebook page so you don’t miss the details of our 2015-16 Dream Challenger competition.
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July 30, 2012 at 10:35
Posted by Rachael Woolston
Lizzie Armistead, took siliver in the women's road race
Olympics 2012 is a first for women, as it is the first time that women will be represented in every country.
And in Team GB, women make up 48% of the team which means that us girls may well bring home more medals than the men.
And we are doing pretty well so far, with Rebecca Adlington scooping Bronze in the 400metres freestyle, while Lizzie Armistead scooped Silver in cycling at the weekend.
‘I’m pretty chuffed,’ she said. ‘I feel increadible, really, really happy. Hopefully, I have got the GB ball rolling now.’
But what is even more valuable than the medals is the inspirational effect that watching these women may have on women all around the world.
Think it’s just winning medals that creates happiness? Any exercise gives you a sense of accomplishment and fills you with feel good endrophins. Which is far more valuable than a Jimmy Choo pair of shoes, or Burberry handbag.
To help spread the empowerment of women through sport and exercise, FitBitch Boot Camp and running club will give one free session to a running club Wednesday night training session, or a Tuesday night Boxing Belles session (both at 7.30pm) to every new member whenever a Team GB woman wins a medal.
All you have to do is email us with the subject matter, Go Girls, and we will give you a date in the next available sessions (spaces are limited).
Together with the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF), which has launched its Go Girl campaign, to help keep the legagcy of London 2012 going for longer than just the next six weeks, we hope this will help women from all different walks of life realise that they can become an inspiration to others too.
Terms and Conditions apply. All applications for free spaces must be made before the Closing Ceremony on August 12 and is open to women only, when a TEam GB female athlete scoops a medal. One session per person only.
Follow Liz and Rebecca on Twitter. @L_ArmiTstead @beckadlington
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