Class News

Monday Nights And Easter Days!

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Here's a quick update about what's going on over the next week or so...

Join us tonight at 7.50pm for our last class at the Holy Trinity School until the Autumn. We'll be back out in the fresh air in South Park Gardens at the earlier time of 7.15pm on Monday 9th April!

All of our classes in South Park Gardens and Wimbledon Park will not be taking place on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday.

The good news is, all of our Saturday classes will be running as normal! Here's what we've got planned:

If you need to update your class pass, then head over to our website to purchase online. Or drop-in to any of our sessions for £10 a go. All newcomers are very welcome to try us out for free.

If you fancy something different, we've got just 1 space left on our Pilates course in the South Park Gardens Cafe with Sophie. We've also got a few places left on our Running BootCamp session with Claire. Head over to our BootCamp page to find out more and to book your place!

Happy Training,

Heather and the HA fitness Team x

P.S. Check out our Facebook (hafitnessltd) for some great tips, our latest class details and, of course some great photos.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Last call for HIIT Boot Camp - January 2018!

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The lovely Claire is kicking off our first HIIT BootCamp of 2018 in Wimbledon Park tomorrow morning!

If you're still making your mind up about coming, now's the time to throw caution to the wind & commit!

We start tomorrow in Wimbledon Park at 6.15am (finishing at 7.00am).

Training over 5 consecutive mornings, you'll get a full body workout, combining strength, cardio, endurance, core & functional movement. You'll scorch calories & be challenged from head to toe.

But I'm not feeling very fit?

Don't worry. We'll be offering different levels to suit all abilities. Beginners, weekend warriors & serious fitness freaks are all welcome.

What if I can't make every session?

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

But I don't want to go on my own?

You'll be introduced to all of our Boot Campers on the first day. We'll then work hard to ensure an inclusive, motivating spirit and strong sense of comradeship during the week. It'll be great fun too!

So when is it? 

  • Monday - Friday: 6.15 - 7.00am

Where and when is it?

How much does it cost?

  • £45 for each 5-day Boot Camp.

How do I book?

Happy Training!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

SkiFit BootCamp - Starts Tomorrow!

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Get yourself ski-Fit prior to your holiday to ensure you get the most out of your trip, reduce your risk of injury and be more confident on the slopes.

Our Ski-Fit Boot Camp 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 5-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 from the 9th January through to the 6th February 2018
  • Cost: £45 for the 5 sessions (if you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes).

There are limited spaces available, so book your place now!

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Additional BoxFit classes added!

We've got some great news!

Our two Wednesday night BoxFit Boot Camps became booked up really quickly, and we know a lot of you were disappointed not to get a place.

So, we've now added two more BoxFit Boot Camps at Garfield School with Antonio! It’ll be every Tuesday evening for 5 weeks starting from the 9th January 2018. Scroll down to find out more, or head over to our BootCamp page to book your place.

BoxFit Boot Camp!

This 5-week BoxFit Boot Camp with Antonio is 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!

  • Times: Choose either 7.15pm - 8.15pm or 8.15pm - 9.15pm
  • Place: Garfield School, SW19 8SB
  • Dates: Tuesday evenings from the 9th January 2018
  • Cost: £54 for 5 sessions (if you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes).

This Boot Camp is suitable for all levels. However, if you have any back issues, or have had a baby in the last 6 months, it won't be right for you at the moment. If you're not sure, please get in touch.

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!

Happy New Year!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Ready for Action!

Happy New Year!

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It's that time of year when your inbox is full of "Unleash The New You" and "New Year, New You" emails. Well, here's another one, but it's short so do bear with us...

We're kicking off 2018 with our 6.15am Fit In The Park class in Wimbledon Park tomorrow morning. Why don't you join us? It'll be fun and you'll burn loads of calories, we promise.

If you can't get to that one, we're in South Park Gardens at 6.15am on Thursday, so no excuses!

Our Buggyfit classes are back in the park this Thursday too. Meet us in South Park Gardens at 9.30am and then 11.00am in Wimbledon Park.

Check out our full Buggyfit and Fit In The Park timetable, and then head over to our purchase page to buy your passes online.

If you've been tempted by our January HIIT Boot Camps in Wimbledon Park  and South Park Gardens, but haven't signed up yet, do it now!

Going skiing? Join our Ski-Fit Boot Camp to get the most out of your trip, reduce your risk of injury & be more confident on the slopes.

If you missed out on a place on our BoxFit Boot Camp, we are hoping to add another class to our timetable starting next week. Reply to this email and let us know you want to hear about it first.

Lots and lots and lots more to come.

Wishing you & your family a fantastic 2018!

Heather & the HA fitness team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

The Big Mince Pie Burn Off! UPDATE

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I'm delighted to say that we can run all 6 of our Mince Pie Burn-Off BootCamps over the Christmas period - wahoo!!!

We're now able to keep the bookings open right up until it's all over. So do please book yourselves and your friends and family on. Have a look at the times and dates below, then head over to our Boot Camp page to book your place.

With 1 more sleep to go until the big day, the time has come for the hard-working HA team to enjoy some time off with our families (and dry out our mats, de-tangle our resistance bands, polish our kettlebells...etc).

We'll pop onto facebook (hafitnessLtd), twitter (@ha_fitness), Instagram (@hafitness, @hafitness_wimbledon and @buggyfit_wimbledon) occasionally, so do drop in and let us know how you're getting on.

Thank you so much for all of your support in 2017. We'd like to wish you and your families a lovely Christmas and an amazing 2018!

Eat, drink and be fit,

Heather and The HA fitness Team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

HIIT BootCamp - Jan 18

Kick-off your New Year's resolutions at our HIIT BootCamp in January 2018!

Training over 5 consecutive mornings, you'll get a full body workout, combining strength, cardio, endurance, core and functional movement. It'll be fast and fun. You'll scorch calories and challenge your whole body from head to toe. All levels welcome.

Time: 6.15 - 7.00am (Mon to Fri)

Dates:
15 - 20 Jan, Wimbledon Park
22 - 27 Jan, South Park Gardens


Price:
Early Bird Discount! £40 for each 5-day Bootcamp if booked before 22 December 2017 (regular price £45). 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.

There are limited spaces available, so book your place now!

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Our Top 5 Tips To Beat The Christmas Bulge!

Over the next few weeks, journalists will thoughtfully inform us about the amount of weight the average person should expect to put on in December.

Don't be one of those statistics! Scroll down for our top 5 tips on beating the Christmas bulge, sign-up for our Mince Pie Burn-Offs and get your name down on our January HIIT BootCamp!

1) Make Those Treats Worthwhile

You actually don’t have to drink a gingerbread latte topped with freshly whipped cream, gold stars and a gingerbread man, every time you pass a coffee shop.

But if you do fancy one of those festive coffees, then go for it. Pick a time when you can sit down and really enjoy every last one of those syrupy, creamy mouthfuls. It's a complete waste of indulgence if you just grab one and go though. Have it once for an indulgent treat, and make sure you allow time to truly appreciate it.

2) Pass-On The Indulgent Love (tactfully)

People always feel obliged to bring chocolates and treats whenever they visit friends and family at this time of year. However, when these treats land on your kitchen table, don't feel obliged to consume all of them. Discreetly re-gift, or feel virtuous by donating them to a food bank or soup kitchen. Basically, your goal is to remove them from your house before you get chance to rip open the cellophane wrapper.

3) Don't Give Up

Parties, broken routines, travel and stress means that most of us are less active and eat more during December. It's OK to accept that this might happen. But try to avoid going down the “I’ve blown my diet, I may as well keep going” route. Make some healthy choices, fit in some exercise and you'll feel much better for it.

4) The Shops Are Only Closed For One Day!

Avoid stockpiling crisps, nuts and snacks for that just-in-case-someone-pops-around moment. Especially if there's a good chance you might polish them off yourself because "it’ll be a shame to waste them". Buy the things you’ll need and remember that visitors rarely come empty-handed (see Top Tip Number 2).

5) Don’t Passively Load Up On Extra Calories

Here are a few simple festive swaps you can make:

- Buy or make open top mince tarts as these can have around 50 calories less than mince pies with lids on.
- Choose satsumas to graze on rather than nuts. If you can't resist the nuts, buy ones with shells on, you'll eat a lot less of them.
- Avoid drinking creamy cocktails, Baileys and sweetened mulled wine. Stick to the fizz or wine.

Good luck and don’t forget to sign-up to our Mince Pie Burn-Offs and January HIIT BootCamp!

Heather and the HA fitness team x
 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

BoxFit BootCamp - Jan/Feb 17 (FULL)

Our 6-week BoxFit BootCamp with Antonio is 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!

Times:

7.15pm-8.15pm (FULL)
8.15pm - 9.15pm (FULL)
Place: Holy Trinity Church Hall, 234 The Broadway, Wimbledon SW19 1SB (next to the Polka Theatre)
Dates: Wednesday evenings from 3 January 2018
Cost: £54 for 6 sessions (if you miss a session, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes).

This BootCamp is suitable for all levels. However, if you have any back issues, or have had a baby in the last 6 months, it won't be right for you at the moment. If you're not sure, please get in touch.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

What are you waiting for, 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!

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.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

£10 unlimited class pass for the month of December!

New To HA fitness (Or Know Someone Who Is)?

Here’s an offer you can’t pass up -  £10 unlimited class pass for the month of December!

We're offering a £10 unlimited class pass to anyone who has not trained with us before. It can be used as often as you like between 1 - 23 December at any of our Fit In The Park or Buggyfit classes.

Everyone is welcome, from those who rarely exercise, to those who love to train. Check out our class timetable and then head over to our BootCamp page to book your pass.

If you've already had a free trial with us, or have previously purchased one of our class passes, I'm afraid this offer isn't for you. Please spread the word to any friends who may be interested!

Let’s get Festive and Fit In The Park!

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Little Black Dress Challenge!

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Following on from the success of our previous challenges, we've teamed up with local nutrition expert, Marcelle Dubruel, to bring you another great healthy eating & exercise plan, just in time for the Little Black Dress season!

How Does It Work?

Once you've signed up, you'll be invited to join our LBD Closed Facebook Group on the 27th October, where you'll meet your fellow participants. You'll then be able to download your healthy eating plan and get ready to start. Your LBD Challenge runs from the 1st to 30th November.

Over the weeks, within this private group, you'll share your journey, motivating and inspiring each other along the way.

What's Included?

  • A wide range of healthy, balanced, easy to prepare and no-hunger recipes
  • Weekly workouts from the HA fitness team
  • Nutrition and exercise support, answering any questions you may have
  • Membership of our closed Facebook group
  • Daily motivation, inspiration and guidance, helping you to make healthy eating fit around your lifestyle
  • Party survival tips, including what to eat and drink whilst also having fun
  • Bonus Treat Friday - there's cake!

How Much Does It Cost?

  • It's just £65 for the Challenge, and you get to keep all of the recipes.
     
  • Sign-up with a challenge buddy / introduce a friend, and enjoy a discount. If you sign-up together, it's just £110 for two (you each pay £55).

How Do I Sign-Up?

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

And it's not just for girls! Guys are welcome to join the challenge too (Black-Tie Challenge doesn't quite have the same ring to it).

Happy Training!

Heather & The HA Team

P.S. Don't be a plump pumpkin, purchase your class passes online today!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Early mornings aren't that scary!!

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For the last couple of years, we've kicked off October with our Early Mornings Aren't That Scary campaign. This year we'll be working even harder to get the message out there, so please help us to spread the word!

The aim of the campaign is to get as many people as possible in the park at 6.15am during October.

If you've never been to one of early morning sessions, you're welcome to give it a go for FREE during the month of October (even if you've already come to some of our other classes).

Choose from:

Monday:

  • 6.15 - 7.00am Wimbledon Village Studio (Cardio Blast)
  • 6.15 - 7.00/7.15am Wimbledon Park (Fit In The Park)

Tuesday:

  • 6.15 - 7.00am Wimbledon Village Studio (Yoga/Stretch class)

Wednesday:

  • 6.15 - 7.00am Wimbledon Village Studio (Cardio Blast)
  • 6.15 - 7.00/7.15am Wimbledon Park (Fit In The Park)

Thursday:

  • 6.15- 7.00/7.15am South Park Gardens (Fit In The Park)

Don't be spooked by the early morning wake up, come join us and see the difference it makes to your day!

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Using Your HA fitness Class Passes

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Any HA fitness class pass purchased in September/October can used at ALL of our timetabled classes includes Buggyfit, Fit In The Park and our studio sessions (the exception being Tuesday night yoga).

The passes are very reasonably priced:

  • 10-class pass: £75.00 - Ideal for 1 class a week.
     
  • 20-class pass: £130.00 - At £6.50 a session, this is perfect if you're doing 2 or more classes a week.

We also offer a drop-in rate for any of these sessions:

You can buy your passes online. If you're coming to one of our studio classes, please do drop us a line first to let us know you're coming.

Wimbledon Park News..

We've decided to make life simple. We are swapping our monthly pre-paid bootcamps for the HA fitness class pass system again. This starts from tomorrow!

Our HA fitness class passes are really flexible and can be used at any of our outdoor classes, or early morning studio sessions. Scroll up for all of the details!

Happy Training!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Early Morning Cardio Blast Classes

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When:

6.15-7.00am - Monday mornings
6.15-7.00am - Wednesday mornings

What Is It?

A high energy, fast paced BootCamp designed to burn fat, boost cardio fitness and build muscle strength. Both fun and effective, we'll interlace HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with innovative circuits and calorie burning workouts.

Who Is It For?

Everyone! We warmly welcome all abilities and offer options for every level. All we ask is that you give us everything you've got for the 45 minutes you're with us!

Where Is It?

Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BA

There is free parking at that time in the morning, and a place to get changed too.

How To Book?

To pay for a drop-in class head over to our BootCamp page. To book a slot using your HA fitness pass or as a Boot Camper, drop us a line. Make sure you do book in advance as we are limiting numbers (it's a bit different from being in the park!).

Come along and give us a try - you won't regret it!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

The Pelvic Floor (and a little prosecco)

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Wimbledon Buggyfit (that's us), APPI (amazing physios in the Village) and Cake & Kale (highly qualified Wimbledon dietitian) are collaborating with Wimbledon & District NCT to bring you this informative evening.

This is a night of fun, wisdom and education for women of every stage:

  • What is your pelvic floor and what happens during pregnancy
  • How to train your pelvic floor and what exercises work
  • How to restore your core and what abdominal exercises you can safely do
  • The importance of exercise during pregnancy, post-natal and beyond
  • Top tips on optimum post-natal nutrition

Date and Time: Monday 2nd October 8.15pm - 9.30pm

Place: Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BA

Cost: £10 (includes Prosecco and nibbles!)

Book your place today!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Stretch, Strengthen & Restore - 5 Week Course

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Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loosen-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!

When:

  • 7.45-9.00pm Tuesday evenings (Heather)

  • 6.15-7.00am Thursday mornings (Jane)
     
  • 19 September - 17 October 2017 (5 week course)

Where:

Cost: 

  • £15 drop-in. As we're in a studio, we have limited space, so please do book in advance.
Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Set Your Alarm For Early!

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Put down your Sunday night glass of wine. Get your kit ready and go to bed early. Because we'd love to see you in the park or studio at 6.15am tomorrow morning! You'll feel amazingly smug after your workout, and you'll glow all day. It will be worth the early start. We promise!

This week you can choose from the following early morning sessions. They all start at 6.15am and finish at either 7.00am or 7.15am.

Monday:


Wednesday:

Thursday:

You're welcome to use your class passes at any of these sessions. Or you can drop-in to the park for £10 a class or the studio for £12 (you need to pre-book for the later).

See you in the morning!

Heather and the HA fitness team

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Welcome to our new HA trainer, Jane Brooks!

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I'm delighted to welcome Jane Brooks to the HA fitness team!

Jane is going to be running our 6.15am Strengthen, Stretch & Restore (yoga) classes in our Wimbledon Village studio on Thursday mornings. We start this week!

Why not treat your body and mind to a really special kind of workout?

At 6.15am you may walk into the studio feeling stiff and sleepy. But by 7.00am your body will glow with openness and energy! These sessions may also help to reduce stress and anxiety, so that you can start your day feeling calm, grounded and ready for anything. There are so many benefits to an early morning yoga practice. Come and find out for yourself!

The level is mixed, from beginners to the experienced yogic. We warmly welcome both men and women to join us. What have you got to lose!?

A Little About Jane...

After completing a Sports Science degree Jane moved into the administration side of the sports industry.  Over the years she has worked as a Personal Assistant for professional golfers at IMG, as well as at BBC Sport, the RFU and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Jane discovered yoga about 10 years ago and has been practicing ever since. This is what she says about her own practice:

"I enjoy the increased sense of well-being and how it can complement other sporting interests. I personally felt the real benefits of yoga when I picked up a calf injury playing tennis and noticed how it aided my recovery.  As a result, during a career break in 2016, I completed a 200 hr teacher training course with Shanti Power Yoga.

I like to teach flowing vinyasa-style classes that provide a challenge for all levels, but are also enjoyable, with a well-deserved Savasana (relaxation) at the end."

Join Jane in our Wimbledon Village studio at 6.15am on Thursday this week. See below for details, or head over to our website to book your place on the mat today!

Happy Training!
 

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Last call for Monday at 6.15am!

Our first Cardio Blast class at 6.15am with Antonio in the studio starts tomorrow! We've got a few of spaces left, so do let us know if you'll be joining us. We're looking forward to seeing both old and new clients there.

Don't forget that for September only, you can now use your class passes and Wimbledon Park BootCamp sessions in the studio. Otherwise it's just £12 per drop-in session. Please either book via paypal or drop us a line to reserve your place.

When:

  • 6.15-7.00am Monday mornings
  • 6.15-7.00am Wednesday mornings

What Is It?

A high energy, fast paced BootCamp designed to burn fat, boost cardio fitness and build muscle strength. Both fun and effective, we'll interlace HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with innovative circuits and calorie burning workouts.

Who Is It For?

Everyone! We warmly welcome all abilities and offer options for every level. All we ask is that you give us everything you've got for the 45 minutes you're with us!

Where Is It?

Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BA

There is free parking at that time in the morning, and a place to get changed too.

How To Book?

To pay for a drop-in class head over to our BootCamp page. To book a slot using your HA fitness pass or as a BootCamper, drop us a line. Make sure you do book in advance as we are limiting numbers (it's a bit different from being in the park!).

We look forward to training with you in the Studio!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Update On Studio Prices - We Want You There!

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Following feedback from all of you, we've made it easier for you to try out our new studio.

For our Cardio Blast classes in September only, there are now 3 ways you can join us:

  1. You can use your HA fitness class pass (email us to book your session)
  2. Any Wimbledon Park Boot Campers can use their sessions at the studio (email us to book your session)
  3. You can now drop-in for just £12 (do book first though)

When:

  • 6.15-7.00am - Monday mornings
  • 6.15-7.00am - Wednesday mornings

It's really important that you book in advance. We have limited space, so we'd advise not leaving it until the last minute. Either book via paypal or drop us a line to let us know.

What Is It?

A high energy, fast paced BootCamp designed to burn fat, boost cardio fitness and build muscle strength. Both fun and effective, we'll interlace HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) with innovative circuits and calorie burning workouts.

Who Is It For?

Everyone! We warmly welcome all abilities and offer options for every level. All we ask is that you give us everything you've got for the 45 minutes you're with us!

Where Is It?

Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BA

How To Book?

To pay for a drop-in class head over to our BootCamp page. To book a slot using your HA fitness pass or as a BootCamper, drop us a line. Make sure you do book in advance as we are limiting numbers (it's a bit different from being in the park!).

Happy Training!
 

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.