outdoor fitness

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.

£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.

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.

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.

Wimbledon Park Earlies - vote with your feet!

We love our early mornings in the park, especially in the summer. However, over August we know many of you, like us, will be away. We therefore need your help.

We'd love to know your availability for our Wimbledon Park 6.15am sessions from the end of July to beginning of September.

We usually train on Mondays and Wednesdays, but we've also added some Friday mornings onto our schedule over the summer too.

When will you be here & which classes would you like to come to? Tell us on our very quick survey!

If you're not an early morning regular in Wimbledon Park, why not give it a go over the summer? We meet at 6.15am at the Revelstoke Road entrance. You can then choose to finish at either 7am or 7.15am. Why not make a pledge that you'll join us now by checking some dates in our survey!

If you select a class & then later find you can't make it, that's OK, just let us know as soon as possible.

Please make your selection by the end of Wednesday 19 July (it's really very quick to do). We'll then confirm the dates we're offering, based on popularity, by Sunday 23 July

Tell all of your friends! The more people who vote, the more classes we can offer.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Kettlebells BootCamp In South Park Gardens - 2 Class Special!

Due to popular demand, we've added 2 more Wednesday night Kettlebells sessions onto the timetable!

These 2 sessions will challenge your cardio system, muscular strength & endurance. Your core will be fired up and your glutes will be switched on big time. In other words, you'll burn calories and sculpt your whole body, all in one go!

We're limiting the numbers, so that we can give you individual attention based on your experience and ability. So make sure you don't miss out, and book your place today!

  • When: Wednesday 19th July and/or Wednesday 26th July

We will try to put on 2 classes for both evenings, but if we don't get the numbers (we know a lot of you are away), there will be just one class at the earlier time:

If you book and can't get to the session for some reason, you're welcome to make it up at one of our regular Fit In The Park classes. Please note that our Boot Camps are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Book now! This Boot Camp is suitable for all levels. But if you have any back issues, or have had a baby in the last 6 months, this Boot Camp won't be right for you at the moment, sorry.  If you're not sure, just drop us a line. Head over to our BootCamp page to book, or contact us for more info.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Important Class Update

Tennis fortnight is about to begin!

We do love all of the Championship buzz, but it also means that one of our lovely training grounds, Wimbledon Park, turns into a campsite!

We're determined not to cancel any of our classes, so here's the plan for the next 2 weeks.

Buggyfit postnatal classes will take place in Durnsford Park (see below). We'll be there at our regular times of 11.00am on Mondays & 11.00am on Thursdays. If you've got older children, bring them along as there is a fantastic little playground!

Our Monday and Wednesday 6.15am sessions will meet just outside of the Revelstoke Road Wimbledon Park gate. We'll then be putting you through your paces either in or around the park. Please don't bring lots of stuff with you, as we maybe moving around a bit. It should be lots of fun though!

Fit In The Park Saturday 9.00am - we will confirm the location this week for you.

Durnsford Park is a lovely green area just off Durnsford Road (put SW19 8EY into your sat nav). You'll find street parking (pay-at-machine) on Wellington, Lucien, Gordondale, Havana & Mount Roads. It's a bit further away from where all the action is, so there are no Wimbledon Tennis parking restrictions.

Obviously we do recommend leaving your car at home & giving your workout an extra boost by walking, running or cycling to our classes. However, if you're driving around Wimbledon during the tennis fortnight, it can get very busy, so it's wise to plan in extra travel time. Parking can also be challenging as there are restrictions in place.

All of our South Park Gardens classes will be running as normal & everyone is welcome to come along. Check out our timetable for full details of all our classes. Be warned though, we've got some great workouts planned & we may even include a tennis theme here & there. We know this is a busy time, but we'd love to see as many of you as possible training with us over the coming weeks. If you need to renew your pass, or buy a pay-as-you-go session, head over to our purchase page.

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Last call for SPG bootcamp - starts tomorrow!

5-Day HIIT Beach Body Boot camp - Starts Monday 26th June!

  • Starts tomorrow in South Park Gardens
  • 45 minute workout, everyday, for 5 days
  • Blast away that extra winter weight
  • Get your body ready for the beach
  • Fun, challenging and motivating
  • Everyone welcome
  • Just £45 for the 5 days

HIIT BeachBody BootCamp will run every morning from 6.15 - 7.00am in South Park Gardens from the 26th June to 30th June. If you miss a class, you're welcome to make it up at our Saturday session either at 7.45am or 9.00am.


Book your place now. We start tomorrow!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit - Free Trials Until The End Of June!

We're celebrating this lovely weather offering free trials at our Buggyfit classes until the end of June. Come and give it a go!

Wimbledon Buggyfit has been coaching SW19 postnatal mums back into shape for over 11 years. And we’ve got pretty good at it!

Join us with your little one and you’ll get great results through dynamic and effective workouts, specifically designed for the postnatal woman. We’ll help you to burn off any unwanted excesses as well as strengthen and tone your whole body.

All of our classes can be adapted to individual needs or fitness levels. You’ll be encouraged to workout at your own level (whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced athlete).

The best thing is, you can bring your baby along with you to enjoy the fresh air and natural surroundings. It’s also a great way to make new friends too!

We’re offering free trial sessions until the end of June. Once you’ve tried us out, you're then welcome to either join us on a drop-in basis or purchase one of our class passes (from £6.50 a class), offering you complete flexibility with no joining fee or commitment. Our class passes can be used at any of our classes including our general Fit In The Park sessions.

Which one will you try out?

- Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
- Mon: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Thurs: 9.30am South Park Gardens
- Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
- Fri: 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

Drop us a line to book your free trial!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Last Call For Wimbledon Park BootCamp

Just 3 days to go until our Wimbledon Park BootCamp!

Tempted To Join Us?

This early morning outdoor bootcamp is a great way to burn calories, and strengthen and tone-up your body. Just in time for the summer!

You can do it all before work, or before the rest of the family gets up.

We have clients of all ages, sizes and fitness levels join us in the park. You'll feel welcomed and benefit from a strong sense of camaraderie.

The classes are fun, energising and motivating. No class is ever the same!

When Is It?

The classes are at 6.15am -7.00am during the week, and 9.00-10.00am on Saturdays. The dates are:

  • Week 1: Mon 22nd May, Wed 24th May, Sat 27th May
  • Week 2: Wed 31st May, Fri 2nd June, Sat 3rd June (Bank Holiday so Friday instead of the Monday)
  • Week 3: Mon 5th June, Wed 7th June, Sat 10th June
  • Week 4: Mon 12th June, Wed 14th June, Sat 17th June

How Does It Work?

You sign-up to doing 4 weeks of training with us over the above time period. You can choose to do either 1, 2 or 3 sessions a week. It's simple, flexible and keeps you committed to your goals!

Where is it?

We meet in Wimbledon Park, just near the Revelstoke Road entrance.

How Much Is It?

You can choose how much or how little you do.  The cost for the 4 weeks is either:

  • £70 for 3 sessions a week (12 sessions in total)
  • £60 for any 2 sessions a week (8 sessions in total)
  • £33 for any 1 session a week (4 sessions in total)
  • £10 for a drop-in session (1 session)

How Do I Book?

Click here to book and we'll send you a welcome email with details of how to get started.

Bookings close at midnight on Saturday (do it now while you're still thinking about it).

So whether you are a beginner, a keen fitness enthusiast or just tired of the same old routine, come try our BootCamp in Wimbledon Park this June!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Have you plans for the long weekend?

If not, here's a little help for planning your next 3 days...

Saturday in Wimbledon will be a "mostly dry day with sunny spells developing, and just the odd light shower possible" (Met Office).

So join us tomorrow for Fit In The Park in the sunshine!

Sunday's outlook is "bright and breezy, but with a chance of rain later." So head out for a walk/jog/run in the morning and maybe plan a healthy casserole for the evening (best leave the BBQ in the shed).

It's then going to be "rather cloudy on Monday with some rain, clearing later with winds easing."

We're not running any classes on Monday, so maybe enjoy an easy morning and a bike ride for the afternoon (pack your waterproofs just in case).

We're then back up and running again for a "mostly dry Tuesday with sunny spells".

Check out our full Fit In The Park and Buggyfit timetable here, and then buy your class passes online here.
 
P.S. This weather report was from the Met Office website...so don't blame me if it rains all weekend!

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

South Park Gardens - Fit in The Park - Summer's coming, we're outside tonight!

Fit In The Park will be back in the park tonight! It's a fantastic way to start the week. We get a lovely mix of both men & women of all fitness levels coming along.

For those of you who don't know it, South Park Gardens 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 get those trainers on & join us at 7.30pm tonight for some outdoor fitness fun. You can use your HA fitness class passes or drop-in. All details are on our website.

If you can't make it tonight, check out our timetable to find another class that suits you. Don't forget, we've also got lots of exciting courses and BootCamps coming up. Check our web page for more information.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Thinking about a Guiness?!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

It's St Patrick's Day today, and that can only mean one thing. Guinness tonight and it's Mother's Day next weekend!

Is Guinness really good for you? Well, a few years ago I wrote this little article about how much iron it contains and how far you have to run to burn-off the calories in one pint. Read it and you might thing twice about having some of the black stuff!

On to Mother's Day. I think we can all agree that a healthy mum is a happy mum. And everyone in the house benefits if mum is in a good mood. So why not buy her one of our Gift Vouchers for Mother's Day? Or book that amazing woman in your life onto one of our BootCamps or courses (see below).

If you have a new baby in your house (or you know someone that does) we're celebrating Mother's Day by offering Free Trials at all of our Wimbledon Buggyfit classes throughout March. Head over to our blog for all the details.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Heather's Fit Kit Drills - New September Dates

We've got some new dates available for our very popular Fit Kit Drills sessions with Heather.

These intense workouts combine TRX Suspension Training with the ViPR.

You'll use the TRX (long straps that hang from a tree or post) to add an extra challenge to your regular bodyweight exercises. Develop your strength, power & core stability whilst having a bit of suspended fun!

Take on the ViPR (not so humble weighted rubber tubes) & you'll be performing big dynamic movements that build core strength, sculpt the arms, legs & bum whilst burning a huge amount of calories.

Heather's sessions use both pieces of kit to create a unique all over body challenge. Limited to a small group, you’ll receive highly personalized attention & get maximum results for your time & effort.

Give us your drive & determination. We’ll give you sweat & smiles!

Where & When:

Tue 16 Sep - 6.15am to 7.00am - Wimbledon Park
Tue 23 Sep - 6.15am to 7.00am - South Park Gardens
Thu 2 Oct - 6.15am to 7.00am - Wimbledon Park (note this is Thu not Tue)

Cost: £8.50 per class

As numbers are difficult for us to predict, we're asking everyone to pre-book each session in advance. Sorry, we won't be able to take payments on the day & class passes won't be valid. These sessions are non-transferable & non-refundable.

Book now or get in touch to find out more.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

A Bank Holiday With Good Weather?

I don't want to speak too soon, but the forecast for tomorrow is looking pretty good for those of us in SW London. No rain predicted & there should be a little bit of sunshine to keep us all smiling.

As usual, all of our hard working instructors will be enjoying a well earned day off, so there will be no classes tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday). However, we'll be back full of energy & raring to go on Tuesday 28th May!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday!

Heather

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

It's Marathon Time Again

We wish all of our clients, friends & especially our HA fitness trainer, Claire Grima, a fantastic race on Sunday. We'll be cheering you on all the way & look forward to hearing your post-race stories next week.

Huge congratulations to our client, Mandy Brown, for running the Boston Marathon on Monday. It's really saddening that what should have been a day of triumph & festivities turned into something so horrific. Let's not allow it to change the way we enjoy & participate in big sporting events in the future.

Feeling inspired?

Running a marathon is an experience that's difficult to put into words. It's a mixture of passion, pleasure & pain. However there's something really inspiring about watching those runners pushing themselves to the limit to cross that finish line. Maybe it could be you next year?

If you're thinking about putting your name down for a race, doing a run for charity or simply want to improve your fitness levels, get in touch. We can motivate, advise & help you to achieve your goals, & have a bit of fun too!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Let's Dance!

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain!


So come dance in the rain/snow with us!

We know it's cold, we know it's hard. But we also know it's worth it. Join us in the park & we'll keep you warm, we'll put a smile on your face & we'll get you fit (did you know you burn more calories when it's cold?).

It will get warmer, but why wait? We have just as much fitness fun all year around. So get your trainers, hat & gloves & stick 2 fingers up to this deep freeze!

Bring A Friend For Free In April!


When times are tough, a friend is the best person to turn to (and also cuddle when it's cold!). So for the month of April, you can bring a friend to any of our Fit In The Park classes for free! They can come to as many classes as they like, as long as they are with you, & you have a current HA fitness Class Pass.

We're hoping this will encourage you not to miss a class & will also motivate your friend to get fit & enjoy all of the training you do.

Here are the terms of this offer:

  • Valid for the month of April 2013 only.
  • It's only for our Fit In The Park classes (sorry we can't extend it to Buggyfit).
  • Free classes are not valid for anyone who has already attended an HA fitness class (prior to this promotion).
  • Friends who come for free, must be with a person who holds a current HA fitness Class Pass.
  • It is only valid for one friend per Class Pass holder.

If your spirits are flagging with this unending Winter, our trainer Kate, shares a few useful facts & tips to help inspire & motivate: Exercise The Mind As Well As The Body.

Easter Timetable:


Easter has us skipping, hopping & jumping into British Summer Time when the clocks going forward on Sunday. This officially marks the time to get your body ready for summer!

Here's a reminder of what's happening with our timetable. Don't forget, your HA fitness class pass can be used at any of these sessions:

Fit In The Park - Family friendly:

Mon: 7.15pm, Holy Trinity School Hall (No class on Easter Monday)
Tue: 9.15am, South Park Gardens
Thu: 6.15am, South Park Gardens
Fri: 9.30am, South Park Gardens (No class on Easter Friday)
Sat: 9.00am, South Park Gardens (There is a class on Easter Saturday!)

Fit In The Park - Women only:

6.15am: Mon (No class on Easter Monday)
6.15am Wed
7.00pm Thurs
6.15am Fri (No class on Easter Friday)
9.00am Sat (There is a class on Easter Saturday!)

Buggyfit - Postnatal:

Mon: 9.30am, South Park Gardens (No class on Easter Monday)
Tues: 10.45am, Wimbledon Common
Wed: 9.30am, Wimbledon Park
Thurs: 9.30am, South Park Gardens
Thurs: 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
Fri: 10.30am, Wimbledon Common (No class on Easter Friday)

Happy Easter!

Heather

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Fair weather exerciser?

Want to come in from the rain?

Then train inside with us every
Monday night at Holy Trinity School, Wimbledon at 7.15pm.

Outdoor training...indoors

Enjoy a challenging hour of creative cross training, combining cardio, static and mat-based exercises.

If you want those fashionably toned arms for the summer, you must join us on Monday nights! These classes are becoming known as ‘Monday’s Arms’ with some impressively sculpted upper bodies on display from our regulars.
 
With fresh exercises each week ranging from ‘spider man’ & ‘side laying superman’ to ‘grizzly bears’, our indoor class will test your fitness to new levels. What are we on about? Join us on Monday night to find out!
 
Get down & not dirty with us!

When: 7.15pm every Monday
Where: We're in the Front Hall at Holy Trinity Primary School, Wimbledon. Situated on Effra Road, the school is just 2 minutes walk from South Park Gardens.  The French windows are opened at the front of the school, which leads you straight into the hall.

Who: As with all of our classes, complete beginners, trained athletes & everyone in between are all welcome. We'll give you lots of different options so that you can workout at your own level.

No need to pre-book. Just turn up with your HA fitness pass, cash or cheque!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

You ask, we deliver!

We love to make you happy. That's our goal in life. So we're making a couple of changes to our timetable that are simply what you asked us to do.

First of all we're changing our early bird Thursday class in South Park Gardens from 6.30am to 6.15am, so that you can fit it in before work (or before the person-looking-after-the-kids has to go to work). So set your alarm for early every Thursday starting this week (7th February) and come along for a challenging workout at dawn!

Secondly we're adding a new class to the timetable. Join us every Friday in South Park Gardens at 9.30am for Fit In The Park. These classes are suitable for all levels and abilities. A great end to the week!

Also, don't forget about our Love Life Boot Camp this Saturday, so that you can spruce up your body in time for Valentine’s Day! As for previous Boot Camps, the 1st session will start at 8am & the 2nd at 9am. Come to either session or join us for the full 2 hours. No need to book, just meet us in the park at either 8am or 9am.

We've got an even bigger announcement to make about Wimbledon Park. Look out for our next newsletter!

Just to re-cap:
    •    Our Thursday Fit In The Park class in South Park Gardens now starts at 6.15am.
    •    We have a new Friday Fit In The Park class at 9.30am in South Park Gardens
    •    Our Love Life Boot Camp is this Saturday!

Happy training!

Heather

Posted by Heather Waghorn.