Posts Tagged ‘run’

Summer Bodies- Queens Park

June 6, 2017 at 6:00
Posted by Rachael Woolston

Choose from three time slots, 6-7am , 7-8am or 9.30am-10.30am.

Book by May 26th using the code SB at checkout for 20% early bird discount. Assessments are additional.

Enjoy the beautiful mornings with our fantastic four week course that will get you shape and fill you with feel-good hormones. You’ll learn how to box, run, swing a kettlebell, do yoga, incorporate Pilates into your routine and lots more. Most of all, you’ll learn that doing exercise and getting fit can and should be fun as well as effective. Getting fit and working out with others is fun with Fitbitch, not punishment. Get in shape and feeling great with us this summer.


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Marathon training – get off to the right start

October 12, 2015 at 7:14
Posted by Rachael Woolston


When it comes to training for a Spring marathon such as London or Brighton, most runners do one of two things;

  1. They think about running but don’t run at all. Instead, they wait until January and then panic run in ten weeks of training and end up injured.
  2. Start running in a blaze of enthusiasm without any strength training with the same result, injury.


If you want to enjoy your training and get to race day feeling confident and injury-free, the key is laying strong foundations built on stability, balance and strength training.

You need to find out whether your hips and core are strong and stable before you even start increasing your distance. Get this right and you will feel confident and running will feel so much easier.

Last year, we worked on this with our personal training clients, resulting in these individuals running many marathons last year, achieving personal bests and going on to run an ultra. (read about their experience here).

Now, we’ve created a specialist small group Marathon Foundations training course, specifically aimed at creating strong and stable foundations. Open to men and women, the course is particularly suitable if you have suffered running injuries in the past or this is your first marathon.

The course will take place indoors and will work on a personalised level to analyse and strengthen weaknesses before the long training runs are loaded.

Only available for a maximum of eight people per course, they begin in November and take place at either 6.15am, 7am or 9.30am for 45 minutes twice per week for four weeks.

To find out more about the content of the courses, click here. Each person on the course will also gain complimentary access to our closed online marathon mentor group.

The marathon mentor group costs £50 from November to race day and will provide advice and support throughout your training, whether you simply need some motivating support to help you on a bad week, or more specific advice regarding your training, what to eat, or even recommendations on what to wear.

To join our Marathon Mentor group with Rachael, (you can read about her marathon experience here) book below.

Please note that the running membership discount only applies to the marathon mentor group price.

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Review: Brooks Running & Moving Comfort UK

May 26, 2014 at 5:41
Posted by Rachael Woolston

OK, so we haven’t quite yet reached summer but at the press launch for Brooks Running and Moving Comfort UK, there is LOTS to look forward to

Fantastic, stylish but effective sports bras from Moving Comfort UK

Brooks have a special place in our heart, partly because of their good running logo, #runhappy, and because their offices in Steyning are quite near Fitbitch HQ.

When we go to a Brooks and Moving ComfortUK press launch, there are no expensive DJs pumping out the coolest of tunes, just people who are passionate about their running not just selling shoes.

And what a great range they have for us coming up in Autumn-Winter 2014-2015.

Our pick of the collections are the PureGrit trail shoes, which have been redesigned for this year with the help of running ultra supremo, Scott Jurek, as well as their Sprint Jacket. And we LOVE all of the fab, stylish AND effective sports bras from Moving Comfort UK (here’s hoping that they increase their range of UK sizes over the next few years).

Watch out for our individual reviews later in the summer.

PureGrit trail shoe

New improved grips for the PureGrit

rainbow colours from the Pure Project range

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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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