March 1, 2019 at 12:27
Posted by Rachael Woolston
What to know the simplest way to stay motivated to exercising and healthy living? Statistics from Strava reveal that it’s something far easier than you might think…
At the beginning of every year, Strava, the biggest tracking platform for runners and cyclists in the world, crunch all their data to reveal big insights into everything from the most popular running distance for women (half marathon) to the female age group that runs the furthest and fastest (women aged 42-49, so who says getting older means slowing down?).
But what we were most interested to see, was the extent to which setting a goal encourages adherence to exercise with 89% of those who set a running goal for instance, still sticking to running up to six months later.
So, if you always find sticking to exercise a bit of a drag, then the answer could be as simple as finding a goal that inspires you – and perhaps scares you a little – to keep you motivated.
It’s why we always work with each and every customer who comes to us to help them set a goal that challenges but inspires them, whether it’s to be able to do ten full push ups by the end of a four weeks course (and yes, many come not being able to do one on their knees so it’s possible), run their first 5k Parkrun, complete an obstacle race or on their first adventure race.
You don’t need to be an athlete or aspire to be one to have a goal, you just have to recognise that you want to change something and be inspired to try.
That’s why for the Fitbitch tenth anniversary, we are launching #fitbitch10in10, providing 10 goals that you can take on over the next ten months to inspire you to get fit and build your confidence while training with a group of like minded women.
You can train with us virtually or join us in some group sessions. There is no limit on age and all fitness backgrounds are welcome.
We have a track record in helping women who are total fitness newbies take on some big ‘firsts’ from park runs to triathlons, cycle rides to Tough Mudder Obstacles.
Our four week courses are the absolute foundations upon which you can build the stamina, fitness and belief to take on any of these challenges, along with a committed group of other Fitbitches.
It may seem impossible to you if you’re reading this now, but nothing is impossible when you set a goal and work, one step at a time, to reach that goal. Click here for details of #fitbitch10in10.
Our Awaken starts on Monday, aimed at awakening all your senses to the joy of exercising outdoors, and a holistic approach to fitness, incorporating everything from meditation to myofascial mobility work, kickboxing to kettlebells, Barre work to boxing.
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September 2, 2015 at 3:51
Posted by Rachael Woolston
After a summer of kicking back (or rushing around after the kids!) this month is the perfect time to reset and reboot. It’s what we, at Fitbitch have coined, Mo-Go time – getting your motivation back with some well considered fitness and healthy eating goals.
In fact, if you are a beginner or lapsed exerciser, we think September is BETTER than New Year for setting goals because it helps you to get through the autumn-winter months feeling inspired and keeping the blues (and the bloat) at bay with some endorphin-boosting workouts and purpose.
Alternatively, if you are a regular recreational female athlete, NOW is the best time for plotting your 2015-16 goals, which races to enter, target times etc.
This It means that you can enter events intelligently, taking into consideration how much time you have to train, measured against social life, relationships, work and family. And the upshot of this? Your goals become achievable and not another millstone of stress around your neck, leaving you feeling guilty or rubbish for not being able to fit in the training.
Still feel bamboozled, and not sure what goal to choose or how to go about achieving them? Take some inspiration from our Mo-Gos – and the courses we offer to help you achieve them.
Mo-Go 1: Lose the seven pound summer bloat
Feel bloated, out of shape and generally like you have a summer bloat hang-over-your-waistband?
Then…kickstart a new fitness and healthy eating regime with our Reboot four week course for beginners and beyond. Three or four sessions per week, in a small group aimed at your individual level. Fun, effective, transformative. Various times and locations but hurry, spaces are going fast.
Mo-Go 2: Run your first Parkrun
What better way to get fit and stay motivated than running 5km with the amazing, free community www.parkrun.com. But what if you are not yet capable of running 5km and struggling with a Couch to 5km app?
Then…Join our Learn to Run 5km available different days, evenings and daytimes, which will help build your fitness and confidence to get to 5km.
After that, you can join our NEW run membership which will give you access to one FREE run per week, paced runs in a group which will help you to forever feel the #runlove. Not to mention entitling you to discounts off courses and savings on everything from Juice cleanses to yoga and float sessions with our local business partners.
Mo-Go 3: Smash Your Brooks 10km personal best
So, you can already run 10km but are so bored of trudging along doing it, you no longer get any enjoyment out of it?
Then…Join our friendly Smash Your PB group starting next week and at the end of September to help you get faster, fitter and feel supercharged with endorphins.
Mo-Go 4: Take part in Brighton’s FIRST 10 mile road race
October 16th sees the FIRST ever 10 mile race on Brighton and Hove seafront. Want to be part of the first group of runners and build your distance too?
Then…join us on some beautiful off-road weekend routes on our Learn to Run 10 miles (three of four guided, coached runs over six weeks) starting THIS weekend.
Mo-Go 5: Run your first 10km
Always struggled with running for longer than five minutes?
Then…beat the boredom, and boost your butt shape with our Learn to Run 10km course starting September 8th (or on Monday’s during the day)
Mo-Go 6: Run a Half or Full Marathon
Perhaps you’ve signed up already but are pushing it to the back of your mind. Don’t! Want to get fit and run happy, feeling good from start to finish?
Then…Do our Absolute Beginners Half Marathon course, or sign up for our indoor, small group Marathon Foundations Performance course (available at pre-work and daytime time slots at different locations). Hurry for the latter though as spaces are very limited and include online mentorship throughout your marathon training programme.
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