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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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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

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.

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.

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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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

HIIT 5-Day BootCamp - Jan 19

Get ready for a New Year calorie blasting week!

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

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, every day for 5 days!

It'll be fast, furious, and fun all at the same time. Book now for an early bird discount!

But it’s January and 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 BootCampers on the first day. We'll then work hard to ensure an inclusive, motivating spirit and strong sense of comradeship during the week.

So when is it? 

  • Monday - Friday: 6.15 - 7.00am

Where and when is it?

How much does it cost?

WIMBLEDON PARK: Price before 1st January:
Class Pass Holders: £22 (plus 2 sessions off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £40

WIMBLEDON PARK: Price after 1st January:
Class Pass Holders: £27 (plus 2 sessions off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

SOUTH PARK GARDENS: Price before 1st January:
Class Pass Holders: £31 (plus 1 session off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £40 (plus 1 session off your class pass)

SOUTH PARK GARDENS: Price after 1st January:
Class Pass Holders: £36 (plus 1 session off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

How Do I Book?

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Head over to our BootCamp page to book or contact us for more info.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Ski-Fit BootCamp - Wimbledon Jan 19

Get yourself ski-fit prior to your holiday and ensure you get the most out of your trip.

Our Ski-Fit Programme will help you to:

- Strengthen your whole body, with particular focus on the legs and core
- Improve your muscular endurance & 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 from 8th Jan through to 12 February 2019
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 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!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

The BIG Mince Pie Burn-Off

These challenging but fun, outdoor fitness sessions over Christmas are suitable for all levels & abilities. Bring along your other-halves, family, friends & any other random people you might have staying with you!

Children are welcome to come & play nearby (they remain your responsibility).

26 December:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

28 December:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

31 December:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

1 person per BootCamp = £10
2 people per BootCamp = £15


Bookings for these sessions close at Midnight on Friday 21 Dec. Head over to your BootCamp page to book your place. Do it now while you're still thinking about it!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Our Last Buggyfit Classes of the Year Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for our last 2018 Buggyfit classes with Kate. Meet us in the park for a festive and fun postnatal workout:

South Park Gardens at 9.00am
Wimbledon Park at 11.00am

Drop in for a free trial or contact us for more details.

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Lovely feedback from one of our Wimbledon Buggyfit mums

We received this lovely message last week from one of our mums:

"I can’t say how important these Buggyfit sessions were when on mat leave with my two boys. They made me get up and out, get fit and feel motivated. Always followed by a coffee and a cathartic mum-moan, they became one of highlights of my week. The friends I met there are still friends and I have even kept up with the lovely trainers for personal training sessions. Book in or turn up, you won’t be disappointed 👍. They will be there rain or shine!"

If you're a new mum and would like to try out a class for free, meet us here every Monday and Thursday:

9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park

All levels and abilities will be made very welcome!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Friends With Benefits!

Our Friends With Benefits campaign starts today!

This means that you can bring up to 3 friends along to any of our Buggyfit or Fit In The Park classes in December, for FREE!

You can bring 3 separate friends or the same friend 3 times. All we ask is that you have a valid HA fitness Class Pass (either 10 or 20) and that your friend has not come to any of our classes in 2018.

If they are an old client, who has come to classes in previous years, then bring them back into the fold, we'd love to see them again!

If they are brand new to HA fitness, then now is definitely the time to introduce them to the great stuff we do!

There's no need to register beforehand, just come along to the class with your friends. They will need to complete one of our Health Forms before the class starts (you can download one here)

They are welcome to join you for FREE at any of the following classes, up until our last class on 22 December 2018 (please note, this does not include any of our Mince Pie Burn Offs, BootCamps or PopUp sessions):

BUGGYFIT:

Mon - 9.30am, South Park Gardens
Mon - 11.00am, Wimbledon Park
Thu - 9.30am, South Park Gardens
Thu - 11.00am, Wimbledon Park

FIT IN THE PARK:
Mon - 6.15am, Wimbledon Park
Mon - 8.00pm, Holy Trinity School Hall
Wed - 6.15am, Wimbledon Park
Thu - 6.15am, South Park Gardens
Sat - 7.45am, South Park Gardens
Sat - 9.00am, South Park Gardens

Have you got a friend that wants to exercise, but there's always an excuse?

Have you got a friend that wants to exercise, but there's always an excuse? Well, with a chance to join us for free, the benefits outweigh the excuses. And they can get fit before Christmas!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Christmas?!?! Here's What We're Up To...

Our last timetabled class will be on Saturday 22 December, and we're then back in action again on 2 January 2019.

But, we know you'll still want to workout over the Christmas period, so our popular Mince Pie Burn-Off BootCamps are back!

When, Where And Who?

26 December with Sophie:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

28 December with Antonio:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

31 December with Laura:
Wimbledon Park 8.30 - 9.30am
South Park Gardens 10.00 - 11.00am

All levels & abilities are welcome to join our Mince Pie Burn-Offs, including our Buggyfit Mums. Your little ones are welcome to come along and play/sleep/eat nearby (they remain your responsibility).

Price:

1 person per BootCamp = £10.00
2 people per BootCamp = £15.00

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.

Book now while you're still thinking about it!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

HIIT BootCamp In South Park Gardens

Our early morning HIIT BOOTCAMP starts on Monday in SOUTH PARK GARDENS!

The workouts will be fast-paced and will focus on a different muscle group each day. You'll burn calories, and strengthen and tone your whole body. Just in time for the party season!

You can squeeze this BootCamp in before work, and before the rest of the family gets up (so no excuses). Just give us everything you've got for 45 minutes a day, every day.

We will warmly welcome all abilities. We love seeing clients of all ages, sizes and fitness levels join us in the park (so again, no excuses!).

The classes are fun, energising and motivating. No class is ever the same (you'll never get bored!).

Where: South Park Gardens
When: 12 - 16 November (every morning for 5 days)
Time: 6.15 - 7.00am
Cost:

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

Book: Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Drop-In Sessions

Did you know that you can drop-in to any of our Fit In The Park and Buggyfit classes without purchasing one of our passes?

Our drop-in rate for these sessions is just £10, giving you complete flexibility to train when and where you like. You can either bring cash on the day, or purchase online via paypal.

But if you'd like to commit to your training and save a bit of cash at the same time, our HA fitness class 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.

Both the 10 and 20 class passes last for 12 weeks, and the expiry starts from the date of your first class.

Head over to our Purchase page to buy your pass or drop-in today!


Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Friday Mornings South Park Gardens - Last Class Next Week

Our last class 9.30am Fit In The Park Friday class will be on 26 October. Thank you to all of the grown ups and little ones who have joined us in the park each week. And a huge thank you to Sophie for designing and teaching some creative, fun and challenging sessions for us.

Sophie now has family commitments on a Friday, and we have decided that, rather than put in a new Trainer, we will focus on other new exciting ventures.

More to come on that! In the meantime, why not head over to our timetable to find out what else you could be doing with us!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Monday Nights in South Park Gardens - Time and Location Change

As we've done over the past few years, we're moving into the Holy Trinity School Hall on Monday nights starting from 29th October. We'll be training there every Monday night until the Spring.

Unfortunately, due to hall availability, we will have to move this class to the later time of 8.00pm

We can really appreciate that some of you will be happy with the later time, whilst others will find it more challenging to join us. We're really sorry for any inconvenience.

We do promise a really fun session though, so do come and give it a go!

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Posted by Heather Waghorn.

HIIT BootCamp In Wimbledon Park & South Park Gardens

Want a fun, fat burning workout just in time for the festive season?

Bookings are now open for our November early morning outdoor 5-Day back-to-back BootCamps!

You’ll get a full body workout, combining strength, cardio, endurance, core and functional movement.

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, every day for 5 days!

You’ll burn calories and challenge your whole body. It'll be fast, furious, and fun all at the same time. Book now for an early bird discount!

Wimbledon Park:

Dates: Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018

Time: 6.15 - 7.00am
Cost:
Class Pass Holders: £27 (plus 2 sessions off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

South Park Gardens:

Dates: Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018
Time: 6.15 - 7.00am

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

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

Head over to our BootCamp page to book your place!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Beginners BootCamp - Wimbledon Park & South Park Gardens

Join Heather for an early morning Bootcamp for Non-BootCampers!

This one-off session could be just the thing for you, if you’ve…

  • Not exercised since school and feel a bit intimidated about starting

  • Been injured and need to kick start your fitness again

  • Put on a little weight and keep putting off doing something about it

  • Had children and your body no longer feels like it’s yours (and we’re not just talking about the Mums here!)

The idea is to give you a gentle(ish) introduction to our Fit In The Park sessions. You will be with like minded beginners and a sympathetic, lovely Instructor (me!).

I’ll bring all the kit. You just need some workout clothes, a pair of trainers and some water to drink. You definitely don’t need to wear fancy gym gear (I won’t be!).

Men and women of all shapes and sizes will be warmly welcomed and encouraged to workout at their own individual level.

It’s only £5 for this one-off 45 minute session. Why not sign-up now before you change your mind. What have you got to lose? You can do this!

When & Where:

6.15am - 7.00am (yes I know it’s early, but it does get it out of the way!)

South Park Gardens: Friday 12 October
Wimbledon Park: Friday 19 October

Cost:
Just £5

Book your place now or drop us a line for more info. Please note that these sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

HIIT BootCamp In Wimbledon Park & South Park Gardens

Get ready to train over 5 consecutive mornings! Our early morning outdoor BootCamp is back and is a great way to burn calories, strengthen and tone-up your whole body. 

You’ll get a full body workout, combining strength, cardio, endurance, core and functional movement. It'll be fast, furious, and fun all at the same time. You’ll burn calories and challenge your whole body.

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, every day for 5 days!

Wimbledon Park: Monday 24 through to Friday 28 September 2018
Time: 6.15 - 7.00am
Cost: 
Class Pass Holders: £27 (plus 2 sessions off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

South Park Gardens: Monday 1 through to Friday 5 October 2018
Time: 6.15 - 7.00am
Cost: 
Class Pass Holders: £36 (plus 1 session off your class pass)
Non-Class Pass Holders: £45

Book your place now! Or drop us a line for more info. Please note that these sessions are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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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.

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.