outdoor training

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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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!

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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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

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.

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.

Now there's an idea...

Avoid frantic Amazon searches, tedious queues & sardine-style shopping. Relax & breathe. We've got Christmas sorted with 3 very different gift ideas!

1) The Gift Of Fitness

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Our very flexible HA fitness vouchers can be purchased for any value and used as full or part payment for personal training, classes, Boot Camps or a mixture of all of our HA fitness services.

So whether you need a gift for a regular exerciser, or someone who'll appreciate being nudged in the right direction, we can help. And there's free delivery on all orders. Get in touch & let us know who you'd like to treat.

2) Personal Styling And Shopping Vouchers

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Our most glamorous personal training client and Wimbledon's favourite stylist, Charlotte Broadbent, has a limited number of personal styling and shopping vouchers available this Christmas.

Charlotte says... "Discovering your true colours and most flattering shapes is an experience you'll never forget, for both women and men. Buy a present this year that actually makes a difference.

We wear 20% of our wardrobe, 80% of the time so it's time to detox that wardrobe, piece together new outfits, sell on your old clothes and find the confidence to shop for your perfect colours and shapes."

Get in touch with Charlotte at Charlotte Loves, to find out more about her gift packages.

3) Family Photography Gift Certificates

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Long-term friend and client of HA fitness is the multi-award winning photographer, Julia Boggio. She's one of London’s top family portraiture photographers and is based right here in Wimbledon.

Julia says... "2018 will be a year to remember, which is why a gift certificate for family photography would make the perfect present this Christmas."

Get in touch with Julia at Boggio Studios, to find out more about her gift packages.

Happy Shopping!

Heather and the HA fitness team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Apparently shopping is not cardio

Charlotte Broadbent, personal stylist and shopper, has recently started Personal Training with us as part of her Fit for 40 regime.

Find out more about why shopping is not cardio by following Charlotte on Twitter @charlotteloves_

Keep up the good work Charlotte!

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.

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.

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.

Kettlebells Boot Camp In South Park Gardens - Tomorrow Night!

We've got a few places left on our last Kettlebells Boot Camp tomorrow night.

This session 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!

When Is It?

  • Wednesday 26th July, 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Where Is It?

How Much Is It?

  • Just £10 (advance bookings only)

How Do I Book?

  • 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.
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.

5-day bootcamp next week anyone?

As we all seem to be waking up really early at the moment, it seemed a good idea to put on an early morning 5-day HIIT BeachBody Bootcamp next week in South Park Gardens!

The goal?

To make the most of those extra hours awake, and to do some last minute work on that beach body!

Tempted to join us?

Just give us everything you've got for 45 minutes, everyday, for 5 days. Our fast-paced workouts will blast away that extra winter weight. The back-to-back sessions will both challenge and motivate you.

Who should come?

We welcome both men and ladies of all abilities to join us. It'll be a fantastic and fun way to boost to your summer fitness whatever your current level.

How does it work?

HIIT BeachBody BootCamp will run every morning from 6.15 - 7.00am in South Park Gardens from 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.

How do you sign-up?

It's just £45 for the 5 days. Book your place now!

Bookings will close for this BootCamp end of play tomorrow (Friday). This gives us the weekend to plan an amazing week for you!

 

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.

More Kettlebells In South Park Gardens!

You ask and we deliver!
 

As our 7.15-8.15pm Kettlebells BootCamp is now fully booked, we've added a new course onto our timetable!

It's also on Wednesday evenings, but at a later time of 8.15pm-9.15pm. We're expecting it to be popular, so if you'd like to come along, make sure you don't hang around in booking your place.

  • What: This 6-week course 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, just in time for the summer!

  • When: Wednesday evenings, 8.15pm - 9.15pm, from 7 June - 12 July 2017

  • Where: South Park Gardens, Wimbledon SW19 8QT

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

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

Book now: To book, simply click here, or drop us a line to find out more.

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.