Class Update

Just a quick reminder that, as usual, there are NO classes on Bank Holiday Monday.

Due to the team being away, there will also be NO Buggyfit class on Wimbledon Common on Tuesday.

We've got a full timetable for the rest of the week, so that you can burn-off some of the weekend excesses!

- Wed: 6.15am Wimbledon Park
- Thu: 6.15am South Park Gardens
- Thu: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thu: 11.00am Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 6.15am Wimbledon Park
- Sat: 7.45am South Park Gardens
- Sat: 9.00am South Park Gardens

Everyone is welcome to join us at all of these sessions. It's half term, so why not bring the kids along too?

See you in the park soon!

Heather and the HA fitness team x

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BeachBody BootCamp - May 19

A total body conditioning BootCamp just in time for the summer!

Antonio will show you how to use your body as a tool to create lean muscle mass. Teaching you how to increase resistance to challenge, build and sculpt your muscles. As there’s no fancy gym equipment, you’ll learn techniques and movements that you can take away with you (so there’s no excuses not to practice at home!).

Each exercise can be adjusted to make you feel comfortable or push you to your limit!

We’d love to welcome, motivate and encourage people of all abilities at these sessions. Drop us a line if youre like to have a chat about how it could work for you.

Join us on this 4 week progressive course and feel strong and fit, just in time for the summer!

Time: 6.15-7.00am
Date: Every Friday for 4 weeks starting from 3 May 2019
Where: Wimbledon Park, Revelstoke Rd entrance

Cost: £36 for the 4 week BootCamp. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes. Scroll down for the link to book. Closing date for bookings is 1 May 2019.

All of our regular Wimbledon Park clients are welcome to drop-into these Friday morning sessions using your HA fitness pass. So that we can judge numbers, please can you email us and let us know before 1 May if you think you’ll be joining us on Friday mornings.

Please note that our BootCamps are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions.

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Mum and Baby Cardio Tone BootCamp

Our trained jazz dancer and fitness instructor, Laura, is back with a new course for Spring 2019! We’re delighted to offer our first specialised indoor post-natal workout for both Mum and baby, allowing mums to exercise to music whilst also giving baby a sensory and fun adventure at the same time!

Join us for…

  • Resistance work using bands and mat-based body weight exercises to strengthen muscles and address postural imbalance

  • Core work to strengthen deep abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor

  • Low impact, high intensity cardio intervals to encourage sustainable weight loss

  • Gentle stretching to ease muscle tightness

Babies can join mum and/or play on the mat nearby.

You will need to bring your own mat. Please feel free to bring a bouncy chair, bumbo or similar along with some toys and a towel or muslin for baby to lie on. Please note your baby remains your responsibility throughout the session.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course will be suitable for babies up to one year/walking. Once they’ve worked out what their legs are capable of, they may be keener to run at our Fit In The Park (FITP) – Family classes and join in the action there!

What are the benefits?

  • Low intensity exercise will help you feel less tired.

  • Exercising boosts your energy levels and releases wonderful feel-good endorphins.

  • You are able to get fit and entertain baby at the same time!

  • A small group setting - with space for just 8 clients (and their babies) there will be the opportunity to discuss post-natal fitness with Laura and set a goal or focus over the course so that she can cater to each of your individual needs.

Whilst we cannot promote the benefits of outdoor fitness enough, this particular course during the changing seasons will keep baby warm without a speck of mud in sight!

Where: The Gooseberry Bush Studio (above the café) 115 Kington Road, Wimbledon SW19 1LT.

The Gooseberry Bush Cafe is a lovely welcoming place which is great for socialising afterwards as well as offering excellent baby changing facilities.

When: Every Wednesday for 5 weeks from 24th April to 22nd May 2019.

Time: 9.30-10.30am

Cost: £65 for the 5 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of HA fitness’s regular Fit In The Park classes.

Places are limited due to space and so please book soon to avoid disappointment. If you have any queries, please do drop us a line.

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Inspire your children into being active

My kids may not always do what I ask them to do. But they’ll often want to do the things that they see me doing.

I love it when, at some of our classes, toddlers try to mimic what they see their Mums and Dads doing. They might not be strong enough, or co-ordinated enough to be able to perfect a burpee yet. But they’ll give it a dam good go, especially if it involves getting a bit muddy!

So be the person that inspires your children’s future fitness. Let them see you exercising, and let them know that it’s important to you.

Why not bring them along to some of our Fit In The Park - Family sessions over the Easter Holidays?

Everyone is welcome to come along, no matter how old or young. Drop us a line if you have any questions about how it all works.

Heather x

P.S. The photo is of me and my 2 kids last Saturday. We entered a 5K team Swimathon together. My 7 year old swam 1K (40 lengths), my 9 year old swam 2K (80 lengths) and I brought us up to the 5K mark. I was a very proud Mum! (Dad worked very hard too. He had to count and accurately record every single one of our 200 lengths!).

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Kids Aquathlon - Morden - 14 April 2019

Introduce your kids to multi sport racing!

Whether they're already a competitive swimmer/runner, or just looking to have some fun, our children's Aquathlon races are open to all abilities. With a supportive and friendly atmosphere, we'll ensure everyone has a great time. And there's free cake at the end for all finishers!

DISTANCES:

* TriStar Start (8yrs): Swim 50m (2L), Run 500m
* TriStar1 (9-10yrs): Swim 100m (4L), Run 1k
* TriStar2 (11-12yrs): Swim 200m (8L), Run 2k
* TriStar3 (13-14yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 3k
* Youth (15-16yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 4.5k
* Junior (17-19yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 4.5k

DATE: 14th April 2019
PLACE: Morden Leisure Centre, SM4 5HE

Head over to the Kingfisher Triathletes website for more info and to book.

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BoxFit 5 week BootCamp - Wimbledon

An ultra-calorie burning workout that’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Using boxing pads and gloves, you'll work your whole body, whilst challenging your strength, speed and endurance. It's lots of fun and a great stress buster too!

Dates: 5 weeks starting from Tues 23rd/Wed 24th April to Tues 21st/Weds 22nd May 2019 (inclusive).

Tues 7.45pm at Garfield School, Wimbledon
Wed 7.15pm at Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon

Cost: £45 for a block of 5 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Sign-up today and become a Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine! We'll be limiting numbers due to the space and equipment available, so book your place now. Or drop us a line for more info.

If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Please note that our BootCamps are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions.

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BoxFit Pop-Up Easter Sessions - Wimbledon

Antonio is running 4 BoxFit Pop-Up sessions over the Easter holidays. These are a great way for our regular boxers to keep up thier training. We’d also warmly welcome anyone who is new to BoxFit to come and give it a go, without commiting to a whole course.

BoxFit is a ultra-calorie burning workout that’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Using boxing pads and gloves, you'll work your whole body, whilst challenging your strength, speed and endurance. It's lots of fun and a great stress buster too!

N.B. We need to confirm with both halls for these sessions in advance. We therefore have a cut-off of 31 March to book places (If after this date, we have enough interest, and spaces available, we may extend the booking deadline).

Dates:

Cost: £10 for 1 class or £18 for 2 sessions.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Sign-up today and become a Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine! We'll be limiting numbers due to the space and equipment available, so book your place now. Or drop us a line for more info.

Please note that our Pop-Up sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions.

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Kingfisher Aquathlon

Our local triathlon club is organising an Aquathlon (swim then run) on 14 April. It’s perfect timing if you want to get some practice in for a triathlon later in the season. Or if you just fancy a different type of challenge or trying something new.

Start with a swim in the brand new Morden Leisure Centre pool. Then run through the beautiful, traffic-free Morden park.

DISTANCES

Standard distance (17+ yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 9k
GoTri distance (17+ yrs): Swim 200m (8L), Run 4.5k
TriStar Start (8yrs): Swim 50m (2L), Run 500m
TriStar1 (9-10yrs): Swim 100m (4L), Run 1k
TriStar2 (11-12yrs): Swim 200m (8L), Run 2k
TriStar3 (13-14yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 3k
Youth (15-16yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 4.5k
Junior (17-19yrs): Swim 300m (12L), Run 4.5k

CHIP TIMING
Swim splits, run laps and run splits (incl T1), and finish times will be available.

RACE SERIES
The Kingfisher Aquathlon Standard distance race will be part of the London League Series 2019
The Kingfisher Aquathlon TriStar/Youth/Junior races will be part of the London Junior Series 2019

EXTRAS
Free cake for all race finishers
Free parking

Entry closes 10th April 2019 at noon. Head over to the Kingfisher Triathletes website to book your place!

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Kicking our way into Spring at Buggyfit in Wimbledon!

Who’s joining us at Buggyift in the sunshine on Thursday?

Meet us in South Park Gardens at 9.30am and then at 11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

Free trials to all newcommers! Just message us for all details first.

(Sunshine not guaranteed)

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Last Call For BootCamps!

Now that half term is nearly over and the signs of Spring are starting to peek through, it's time to come out of hiding and treat yourself to a BootCamp!

We've got 4 great courses coming up. Head over to our BootCamp page for all the details. From BoxFit to Cardio Pilates, and Body Sculpting to SkiFit, there's something for everyone.

All of our Fit In The Park classes (except for our postponsed Monday nights) and Buggyfit sessions are running as normal.

The forecast promises some lovely spring weather next week, so do join us in the park!

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Pre-Summer Reboot: Body Sculpting BootCamp (Southfields)

A total body conditioning BootCamp with a difference! Antonio will show you how to use your body as a tool to create lean muscle mass. Teaching you how to increase resistance to challenge, build and sculpt your muscles.

As there’s no fancy gym equipment, you’ll learn techniques and movements that you can take away with you. No excuses not to practice at home!

This BootCamp will be highly motivating and encouraging for people of all abilities. Each exercise can be adjusted to make you feel comfortable or push you to your limit!

Join us on this 6 week progressive course and feel strong and fit for the summer!

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

Where: St Barnabas Church, SW18 5EP

Cost: £54 for a block of 6 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes.

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place or drop us a line for more info.

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Cardio Pilates - Garfield School, Wimbledon

An invigorating fusion of classic Pilates movements and fat-burning cardio exercises.

Sophie is excited to launch our new 6-week Cardio Pilates BootCamp every Tuesday night from 26th February. Sophie is a qualified Pilates instructor (BASI) and experienced HA fitness personal trainer.

Our Cardio Pilates course is about building whole-body strength and flexibility as well as improving cardio fitness and burning loads of calories too!

Dates: Every Tuesday from 26 February to 3 April 2019 (inclusive).

Time: 7.30-8.15pm (please note the later start time and that it is now a 45min class).

Where: Garfield School, Garfield Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8SB

Cost: £50 for a block of 6 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Please note that our BootCamps are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes.

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!

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Ski/Run/Bike/Tri Fitness BootCamp - Wimbledon

This one is all about the legs, glutes and core. Getting you fit for skiing, running, cycling or triathlons. Boost your performance and reduce your risk of injury!

The course will help you to:

- Strengthen your whole body, with particular focus on the legs and core
- Improve your muscular endurance and stamina
- Sharpen your balance and agility
- Build your aerobic fitness

This is a progressive 6-week course, with each session building on what we worked on the previous week.

Time: 6.15 - 7.00am
Place: South Park Gardens
Dates: Every Tuesday morning 26 February to 3 April 2019 (inclusive)
Cost: £54 for the 6 sessions
(NB, if you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes).

Please note that our BootCamp are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes.

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Pre-Summer Reboot: Body Sculpting BootCamp (Southfields)

A total body conditioning BootCamp with a difference! Antonio will show you how to use your body as a tool to create lean muscle mass. Teaching you how to increase resistance to challenge, build and sculpt your muscles.

As there’s no fancy gym equipment, you’ll learn techniques and movements that you can take away with you. No excuses not to practice at home!

This BootCamp will be highly motivating and encouraging for people of all abilities. Each exercise can be adjusted to make you feel comfortable or push you to your limit!

Join us on this 6 week progressive course and feel strong and fit for the summer! 

When: Every Monday from 25 February until 2 April (inclusive).

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

Where: St Barnabas Church, SW18 5EP

Cost: £54 for a block of 6 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

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Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!



Posted by Heather Waghorn.

BoxFit BootCamp - Wimbledon

An ultra-calorie burning workout that’s guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Using boxing pads and gloves, you'll work your whole body, whilst challenging your strength, speed and endurance. It's lots of fun and a great stress buster too!

Dates: 6 weeks starting from Tues 26th / Wed 27th February to Tues 2nd / Wed 3rd April (inclusive).

Tues 7.45pm at Garfield School, Wimbledon
Wed 7.15pm at Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon

Cost: £54 for a block of 6 sessions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Sign-up today and become a Lean, Mean, Fighting Machine! We'll be limiting numbers due to the space and equipment available, so book your place now. Or drop us a line for more info.

If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Please note that our BootCamps are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions. If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes.

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!

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HIIT BootCamp - Are You Up For It?

With our BootCamps, Buggyfit and Fit In The Park classes all getting off to an awesome start this week (thank you!), we're now focusing on our HIIT BootCamps

We get the impression that a few of you are nervous about signing up, so here's a few answers to some of the questions you've been asking us.

What exactly is HIIT?
High Intensity Interval Training. Basically doing short intense sets followed by short rests. And repeating. It's a proven form of training that delivers results fast!

How does the BootCamp work?

Training over 5 consecutive mornings, we'll focus on different muscle groups each day, combining strength, cardio and endurance for maximum burn. We'll get you to do a wide variety exercises (probably including a few burpees) to keep your mind and muscles guessing. 

The sessions start at 6.15am, so you can do it all before work, and before the rest of the family gets up. Just give us everything you've got for 45 minutes, everyday, for 5 days!

But I'm new to BootCamps / not very fit?

Don’t worry there’s a first time for everyone. We'll introduce you to some of our regulars (a few of them have been coming for years!), and our Instructors will always be on hand to make sure you know what you're doing.

We offer different levels to suit all abilities. Beginners, weekend warriors and serious fitness freaks will all be catered for. It'll be fast, furious and fun, all at the same time. 

What if I miss a session?

No problem. You can make up a class at one of our regular Fit In The Park or Buggyfit sessions.

What do I wear/bring?

Dress for the weather, with lots of layers. You may start off a bit chilly, but you'll soon warm up, so it's good to be able to take a things off as you get going.

Bring a mat if you have one, we have some spares if you don't. And remember to bring a water bottle, so that you can replenish what you sweat off!

Where and when is it?

Monday - Friday: 6.15 - 7.00am

How much does it cost?

Wimbledon Park: 
Class Pass Holders: £27 (plus 2 sessions off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

South Park Gardens: 
Class Pass Holders: £36 (plus 1 session off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

How do I book?

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place. Or drop us a line for more info.

Happy Training,

Heather and the HA fitness team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Happy New Year from WIMBLEDON BUGGYFIT!

We’re back in the park from tomorrow (Thurs 3rd Jan) for some great postnatal workouts with your little ones.

If you’re new to Buggyfit, we meet every Monday and Thursday at the following times:

9.30am in South Park Gardens
11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

We've been running Buggyfit classes in Wimbledon for nearly 13 years now, so we know what we're doing when it comes to getting new mums back into shape again!

We offer FREE taster sessions. And once you've tried us out, you're then welcome to drop-in to any of our classes with no prior booking required. We have a really flexible and reasonably priced class pass system. We have no joining fees or monthly contracts. Perfectly suited for the unpredictable lifestyle of a new mum!

Want to find out more or join us for a free trial? Just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you with all the details.

Best wishes for 2019!

Heather x

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Cardio Dance - St Barnanas Church, Southfields

A Cardio Dance BootCamp for fitness fanatics, fitness haters and music lovers. This is the perfect fusion of exercise and dance, for all levels!

We’re really excited to launch a class that highlights the wide range of skills that our lovely new fitness instructor, Laura, brings to HA fitness. Her new Cardio Dance programme offers a fun and challenging workout encompassing:

  • A full body warm-up

  • A dance/aerobics section to improve cardiovascular fitness, coordination and agility - building on routines and learning new sections of choreography each week

  • Mat-based work to improve muscular strength and endurance (please bring a mat or towel)

  • Cool down and developmental stretching to improve flexibility

  • All set to an energetic and motivating soundtrack!

Modifications can be offered for pre/post-natal clients.

When: Every Monday from 7 January until 11 February (inclusive).

Time: 7.30-8.30pm

Where: St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Road, Wimbledon, SW18 5EP

Cost: £54 for a block of 6 sessions. Or £12 drop (contact us for availability). If you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes.

Please note that our BootCamps are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must complete a health form before you join, and you attend at your own risk. Please also read our full Terms And Conditions.

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Wimbledon, we're Ready for ACTION!

Happy New Year!

We’re back in action with all of our classes on 2 January! Join us for our drop-in Fit In The Park and Buggyfit classes at the following times:

MONDAY:
6.15am Fit In The Park (outdoor bootcamp) in Wimbledon Park
9.30am Buggyfit (postnatal fitness) in South Park Gardens
11.00am Buggyfit (postnatal fitness) in Wimbledon Park
8.00pm Fit In The Park (indoor bootcamp) Holy Trinity School, Wimbledon

WEDNESDAY:
6.15am Fit In The Park (outdoor bootcamp) in Wimbledon Park

THURSDAY:

6.15am Fit In The Park (outdoor bootcamp) in South Park Gardens
9.30am Buggyfit (postnatal fitness) in South Park Gardens
11.00am Buggyfit (postnatal fitness) in Wimbledon Park

SATURDAY:
7.45am Fit In The Park (outdoor bootcamp) in South Park Gardens
9.00am Fit In The Park (outdoor bootcamp) in South Park Gardens

Free trials for all newcomers. Or head over to our purchase page for details about our class passes and drop-in rates.

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Join Kate's 30-Day Clean Eating Challenge!

Within a supportive, private Facebook group, Kate's challenge will comprise a series of realistic, easy to understand and implement recommendations and lessons for lifelong changes.

Here are just some of the things you’ll learn:

  • The emphasis is on small, bite-sized lessons, which are drip-fed to you one per day

  • How to loose fat and keep it off

  • How to maintain a healthy weight, so you avoid the risk of health-related diseases

  • How to supercharge your energy levels

  • Why whole foods keep you satisfied for longer, so you’re less tempted by eating junk

  • How to meal plan so you always have healthy food options

  • How to make healthy snacks, so you don’t graze on junk food when you’re hungry

  • Some of the best healthy food blogs that make life simple

  • How to identify food triggers that are (subconsciously) keeping you from your goals

  • Food swaps for cravings, so you can eat more of the foods you love without piling on the pounds or worrying about your health

  • Healthy breakfasts for busy mornings

  • How to use herbs and spices to power up your food and make them taste amazing

  • Some recipes suggestions to add variety to your life

  • How to strike a happy medium with your diet

  • Some facts about sugar, salt and fats, the good, the bad and the in between, so you'll be in a much better position to look after your own health, and the health of your family

  • Plus loads more...

It costs £30, just £1 per day, and will start on 7th January 2019!

If you would like to take part in Kate's 30 Day Clean Eating Challenge, or would like to know more, please drop us a line.

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