New South Park Gardens Class

You ask & we deliver...again!

Starting on 14th October, we will have a brand new class in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon.

What: Fit In The Park (outdoor fitness fun!)
When: Tuesdays: 6.15am
Where: South Park Gardens (Trinity Rd entrance)

We'll be there bright & early, every Tuesday, to work you hard & get you into shape. As with all of our other early sessions, you have the choice of leaving at either 7.00am or 7.15am, depending on your schedule.

If you've not been to one of our sunrise sessions before, now's the time to give it a go. The feeling you have after an early morning workout, is far better than it feels to sleep in an extra hour!

Hope to see you all there on the 14th!


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Want to get into shape for the summer? It's time to start working on it now...

Our 2 Thursday night 5-week BootCamps start tomorrow night & we've still got a few spaces left.

We're closing the bookings at 3pm tomorrow (Thursday), so don't hang around. Either book online, or drop us an email asap.

We've got fresh ideas & new moves for all those BootCampers who came last time, & we'd also love to welcome some new clients too.

Both BootCamps are progressive so you'll see yourself improving over the course. And if you can't make it to all 5 sessions, you can catch up at one of our Fit In The Park classes (just let us know before you come along.)

If the rain puts you off, these sessions are for you. We ditch the mud & the cold of the parks for 2 lovely indoor halls with heating, lighting & decent toilets!

Here are the details:

Body After Baby BootCamp (Not Just For New Mums)

Suitable for: Anyone who has had a baby in the last 3 years or so & would like to improve their bodyshape & confidence.
Time: 8pm - 9pm (60 mins)
Cost: £37.50 for the 5 sessions.

Summer Bodies Are Made In Spring BootCamp

Suitable for: Anyone who wants to work hard & see results!
Time: 8pm - 9.15pm (75 mins)
Cost: £40.00 for the 5 sessions.

Place: Holy Trinity School, Effra Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8PW. There is free parking on the roads nearby.
Dates: 24 April, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May (Thursday nights)


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Monday night's class goes outdoors again!

Starting from tomorrow (14th April 2014), our Monday night class will be back outside in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon.

Meet near the Trinity Road entrance at 7.15pm. There is free parking at that time on the roads nearby.

Our lovely trainer, Jane Burdett, will have a fun & challenging workout planned (even our indoor girls & guys will love it!)

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Struggling To Find The Time To Exercise?

There's a small group of us who wake up early & meet in Wimbledon Park at 6.15am on a Mon, Wed & Fri. We're looking for a few more friends to join us on our early morning fitness adventures. We have the park to ourselves & it's wonderful to hear the birds sing while you train (much better than the din you get at the gym!).

We meet at the Revelstoke Road entrance to the park & there is free parking at that time in the morning. Each session lasts an hour, but if you need to head off to work, you're welcome to leave early (as long as you do a cool down at home).

So set your alarm for early & join us on Mon at 6.15am. You'll glow for the rest of the day!


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Pop Over To Our New Facebook Page

Get up-to-the-min info on timetable changes, new dates for BootCamps, check out our photo albums & be inspired.

Give us your feedback on our sessions, chat to our trainers, catch up with other people at our classes & share your news.

If you'd like to be a part of it, simply head over to hafitnessltd & "like us"!

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No sessions on Good Friday & Easter Mon

As usual, the HA fitness team will be enjoying some family time over the Easter period. There will be no classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

However we will be running our Fit In The Park Classes in Wimbledon Park & South Park Gardens on Saturday 19th April.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Half Term - we don't stop!

All classes will be running as normal during the Feb half term. If you're busy during the day, why not try out our early morning sessions?

Wimbledon Park - Ladies only:

Mon: 6.15am
Wed: 6.15am
Fri: 6.15am

South Park Gardens - All

Thur: 6.15am

Happy Training!



Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Wimbledon Park - New Training Location

As Wimbledon Park is a little wet under foot, we've decided to change our Fit In The Park training ground to next to the tennis courts. We'll meet-up in the usual spot (to the left of the Revelstoke Road entrance during the week & to the right of the carpark on Sat). We'll then move onto the following location (latecomers please go straight there).

Come into the park from the Revelstoke Road entrance & turn left. Walk up the path with the tennis courts on your right. We'll be training on the patch of concrete to the left of the path.

Wimbledon Park Buggyfit
will continue to meet at the cafe as usual & will use different parts of the park, depending on numbers & conditions.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Fabulously Fit January!

January has broken records in terms of rainfall...& we've broken records in terms of class attendance!

We're really proud of how many of you are getting fit at our classes & training sessions each week. Well done & thank you for your support!

Happy Training,


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Glute Camp - Get Your Rear Into Gear!

What is Glute Camp?

One 45 min early morning session teaching you how to fire up & activate your glutes. Come along & learn how to work your gluteal muscles without putting strain on your knees or bulking up your thighs.

When & Where?

Date: Tues 11th Feb 2014
Time: 6.15am to 7.00am (45 min)
Place: South Park Gardens, Wimbledon, London, SW19 8QW
Price: £7.50
Find out more & book now!  

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

4 HA fitness classes left in 2013!!

Mon: 6.15am, Fit In The Park, Wimbledon Park
Mon: 9.30am, Buggyfit, South Park Gardens
Mon: 7.15pm, Fit In The Park, South Park Gardens
Tue: 9.15am, Charity Class, South Park Gardens

Our Mon night class will be going ahead at 7.15pm, however due to the school being closed, we will run it in South Park Gardens (meet at the Trinity Road entrance).

There will be NO Buggyfit on Tue, Wimbledon Common

We'd love to see as many people as possible at our last class in South Park Gardens on Christmas Eve (9.15am on Tue). Including all of our personal training clients, Wimbledon Park ladies, the South Park Gardens group & our Buggyfit mums. It'd be fantastic to see some new faces there too (feel free to bring along any random relatives that are staying!).

No cards will be ticked, just throw some cash into Santa's hat at the end. All of the money will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Don't forget to wear something festive. Mince pies at the end for those who work really hard!

We start up again, with a full class timetable on Thursday 2nd January 2014!

We'd like to wish you & your family a Happy Christmas & fantastic 2014!

Thank you so much for your support & friendship in 2013.

Very best wishes,


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Stuck For A Present Idea? How About The Gift Of Fitness?

Whether it's for a regular exerciser, or someone who'll appreciate being nudged in the right direction, an HA fitness gift voucher is the ideal present.

We have professionally printed cards available for our classes & personal training sessions (within a 3 mile radius of Wimbledon, London). It's a really versatile present, just let us know how much you'd like to spend & we'll do the rest. Once we've received your payment, we'll pop the voucher in the post to you or the recipient (we can hand deliver if necessary). It's quick, easy & stress free.

Email us now & make someone smile on Christmas Day!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

We hope you're "running" up to Christmas with plenty of energy & enthusiasm?

If you're finding that life's getting too busy & exercise is dropping down in priority on your to-do list. Don't make excuses for why you can't train. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen. Energy levels, feeling positive about yourself & avoiding weight gain. Make sure you join us in the park this side of Christmas & you'll feel a lot better for it come the New Year!

Happy Training!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

New Mum? Weaning Or About To Start?

Long-term friend & client of HA fitness, Sara Patience, has been commissioned to write a book about weaning for parents. If you're at this stage, Sara would love to have a chat to you about how you're finding it.

Sara is uniquely qualified as a Paediatric Nutritionist (registered nutritionist) & Registered Health Visitor. She specialises in well child nutrition.

Get in touch with Sara to find out more.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Bring it on!


Give me a rainy day anytime! It's part of the thrill of outdoor training.

Admittedly, you have to dig deep & toughen up a bit. But once you get out the door, & put one foot in front of the other, you stop noticing the rain & start enjoying the challenge.

During our classes & personal training sessions, we try to keep you as snug as possible. We'll find a big tree to shelter under. We'll keep you off the wet ground & we'll work you so hard you won't feel the cold or notice the rain!

You'll probably end up doing something a bit different too. Take a look at the email we received last month from a Buggyfit mum:

Hi Heather,
 I just wanted to tell you what a lovely class we had with Kate in South Park this morning. It was pouring with rain most of the time & there were only five of us. But, as ever, she was cheerful & upbeat. We had a great time with weight balls & the ladder thingy, which we don't normally do with the bigger classes. She is a great instructor.
 Best wishes,
 Daniella Horwitz

Still unsure? Here our Top Tips for when it's really lashing it down:

1) Protect your phone by putting it in a zip lock food bag.

2) Avoid cotton clothes, which just soak up the water. Go for something synthetic & moisture wicking.

3) Unless it's really, really cold, don't overdress in head-to-toe waterproofs. You'll just overheat & sweat a lot. A lightweight jacket is usually sufficient.

4) Dry your trainers out by removing the inner soles & stuffing the shoe with newspaper to soak up some of the moisture. Don't, whatever you do, put them on the radiator or in the oven. It just makes them smell & they'll never really be the same again.

5) Fearlessly splashing through puddles like a big kid is a great way of taking your mind off your workout!

So next time it looks like rain, put your trainers on, grab your waterproof & embrace the elements with us. We promise you'll be buzzing with achievement & smugness by the end of the session!


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

See you tonight?

A quick reminder that our new Wednesday evening class in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon starts at 7.15 tonight!

Make sure you join us by planning the rest of your day now. Blast through your to-do list, tackle your children/partner's requests & find your workout gear - dirty or clean, we don't mind!

Feeling stressed? Then join us tonight to burn off some of that tension. The class will involve our usual mixture of challenging workouts, camaraderie & fresh air. The best therapy you can get!

We'll be meeting near the Trinity Road entrance to the park where there is more light. For those of you who don't know it, this amazing park is just a 5 min walk from Wimbledon station. If you're driving, there's free parking in Effra, Faraday & Clarence Roads after 6.30pm (some of the other roads are metered at this time).

So clear your diary & join us at 7.15pm tonight for some outdoor fitness fun.

No need to book, just turn up.

Hope to see you there,


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Change is afoot...

With the new term starting, it's been a busy couple of weeks for the team. Collectively we've deserted 4 little darlings at Big School & 1 older one at Uni for the first time. So if the sessions have been extra tough recently, we're sorry for taking it out on you!

Now that we've mastered the new routine, we'd like to make a couple of adjustments to your class timetable, so get your diaries ready.

New Wednesday Evening Class In South Park Gardens, Wimbledon

Thank you for all the positive responses about our new Wednesday evening class. We'll be starting on 2nd October in South Park Gardens at 7.15pm. We'll meet near the Trinity Road entrance where there is more light.

Monday Night Class Moving To Holy Trinity School Hall, Wimbledon

Starting from the 7th October our Monday evening class will be going indoors. We'll be putting you through your paces in the Front Hall at Holy Trinity Primary School. Situated on Effra Road, the school is just 2 minutes walk from SPG.  The French windows will be open at the front of the school, which leads you straight into the hall. There's free parking on Effra road in the evening.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

What To Wear On Those HA fitness Sculpted Arms

GUEST BLOGGER, Anita, from Feron Clark Style, gives us her top tips on how to choose the best handbag

Handbags - Make More Than A Statement

1) Your handbags are part of your signature style, so you want them to show off your personality. A Creative personality might choose something like a Helen Rochfort bag, whereas a City Chic would prefer a neat style from a brand like Radley or Osprey.

2) Try out handbags as you do clothes, checking in a mirror whether the scale, shape and colour work for you.

3) Make sure the handbag is suitable for its purpose. You may be wowed by a great design or colour, but if you can’t get all your belongings in it, you'll end up not using it.

4) Ideally you want ones with linings in a light colour, to find your items easily. You want to make sure the light coloured lining is easy to clean too.

5) When you carry your handbag it will fall near your body, so if you have a large bust, carry your handbag at arm’s length by your leg or by your waist. If you are fuller around the waist and bottom area, avoid handbags dangling at that level, carry them higher up.

Never seem to have the right handbags or shoes? Anita is offering all HA fitness clients 20% off any of her services, so get in touch if you need some help to make the right choices in clothes, colours & accessories:

Anita Feron Clark
Feron Clark Style
07799 856544

Posted by Heather Waghorn.