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NetWalking On Wimbledon Common

NetWalking

Have time to talk business whilst getting fit. We’ll walk across Wimbledon Common with the occasional stop for a spot of strength training. You can chat to other business people or fire questions at me about exercise & fitness. There will be no set agenda. Just informal networking, fitness & fun.

When: Thursday 23 March, 9.15 to 10.30am

Where: Meet and finish at the Windmill café. Great if you want to catch up for a coffee before or after the session. There’s a free carpark & toilets. Full directions & details about the meeting point here.

Who: All levels welcome.  This is a very inclusive & friendly group.  We warmly welcome & support anyone who may feel slightly intimidated or scared about joining an exercise class.  This isn’t bootcamp!

Why: You’ll come away feeling healthy, inspired & energised!

How much: Just £5 which will be donated to the Momentum Charity

What to wear on your feet: Trainers or walking boots. Wellies will be OK if you’re used to walking in them.

What to wear on your legs: Tracksuit bottoms, walking trousers, running tights, leggings etc.

What to wear on your top: Ideally a sports bra (for ladies) underneath a couple of tops. It’s good to have a few layers so that you can take things off as you warm up. A waterproof jacket or coat will be good too.

Anything else: In this weather, you probably won’t need to carry water with you, but having either a drink in your car or money for the café afterwards would be a good idea.

Sign up: Just drop us a line to book your place. Then bring a fiver along on the day!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

A Good Read For All Our New Mums At Wimbledon Buggyfit

I've just read this great blog article about returning to exercise after a cesarean. It's a good read for all our c section mums, but is also useful for any of our Buggyfit mum's getting back into exercise: Returning To Exercise After A C-Section.

Pregnancy and birth, especially a c-section, and all that twisting and carrying with a baby once it's been born, all take a huge toll on your body and it's important to get back into exercise in a safe and measured way with experts to guide you (even if you think you feel 100% and are desperate to lose your baby weight!!) You are postnatal for a full year after giving birth - this takes into account how long it takes the body to return to a 'normal' state.

With 11 years experience in Wimbledon, we run our Buggyfit classes using 'safe' exercises for our new mum's and offer some advanced/challenging variations for our more experienced Buggyfitters who have exercised with us over a number of months and are ready to pick up the pace a little to see ongoing progress.

We spend a long time planning our sessions so that we can help our post natal ladies rebalance their posture and regain their core strength, lose weight and get fitter - all wile having fun!!

We are experienced in helping ladies with specific post natal issues - diastasis recti, sore joints thanks to relaxin, weak pelvic floor, sleep deprivation to name a few.

We also have some great women's physiotherapists we recommend to any of our ladies who we think may need a little more intensive care to get back to normal and we make sure we help incorporate any physio into our Buggyfit sessions where appropriate.

Please always feel free to ask any of us questions about your post natal body and exercise, we love to help!

We run 5 Buggyfit classes a week across SW19 and SW18 including Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon Park and South Park Gardens. Check out our timetable for all the details. We have a very flexible class pass system. No contract, no sign-up fee and no commitment. You can drop-in or buy one of our class passes to save a bit of money. Head over to our payment page for all the details.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Exercise your Eggs Off In Wimbledon!

Yes, we're thinking about Easter all ready and we'll no doubt have you hopping around the park like a bunny at some point.

But before I get into that, it's Mother's Day in a couple of weeks time, and if you need (or would like to drop hints for) a fantastic gift, why not go for one of our Gift Vouchers? Or book that amazing woman in your life onto one of our BootCamps or courses (see below). It'll last longer than flowers and is better for the waistline than chocolates!

On that note, if you'd like to burn-off any chocolaty indulgences in advance, we're running a special class on Good Friday (14 April) at 9.30am in South Park Gardens which will replace our regular Fit In The Park session. It's suitable for all levels and abilities and we'd love to see your husbands, wives, partners, family & friends there too. Children can come & play nearby & babies in buggies are welcome (they all remain your responsibility!).

It's a busy time of year for everyone, so we'd like to know how many people will be joining us. We’re therefore asking everyone to book & pay in advance (your class passes won't be valid). It's just £8 for 1 person or £14 for 2. Hop over to our BootCamp page to sign-up now while you're still thinking about it.

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that our Saturday classes in Wimbledon Park and in South Park Gardens will all be running as normal over the Easter period. Unfortunately there will be no Buggyfit classes on Bank Monday, however we'd love to see you all with or without your little ones on Good Friday and Easter Saturday!

As always, you're welcome to drop-in on any of our Buggyfit or Fit In The Park classes (check out our busy timetable online), but it does work out cheaper to buy one of our class passes in advance.

Happy Training,

Heather & the HA team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Training In The Snow?

Snowy Buggyfit

I'm sooo excited that it may snow tomorrow!

Do we train in the snow? Err YES. It's so much fun (check out the pics from Feb 2015)!

Which class will you come to tomorrow?

6.15am South Park Gardens - Fit In The Park
9.30am South Park Gardens - Buggyfit
11.00am Wimbledon Park - Buggyfit

Don't forget your gloves & raincover for your little one at Buggyfit,

Heather x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Back To It!

HA fitness

We hope you had a lovely Christmas?

Our regular class timetable for Buggyfit and Fit In The Park starts again on 3 January. As you all hopefully know by now, we've got a very flexible class pass system. You can either pay-as-you-go or save a bit of money & buy one of our class passes.

We've also got some amazing BootCamps coming up. Book your place now on our:

Finally, don't forget to put the 2 February in your diary, for the HA fitness night out!

Best festive wishes

Heather & the HA team x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit Freebies!

Piccolo Baby food

We're giving out free samples of Piccolo baby food this week at Wimbledon Buggyfit (well it is Christmas)! Pick up your free samples at the following classes this week:

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

Heather x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Christmas Gift Vouchers!

Christmas Fitness Vouchers

If you're currently searching Amazon for that perfect Christmas gift (with guaranteed delivery before the 24th Dec), look no further.

Buy your loved one an HA fitness voucher this Christmas. It's quick, easy & stress free.

Our vouchers can be as flexible as you'd like to make them. They can be purchased for any value & can be used as full or part payment for personal training, Buggyfit, Fit In The Park or BootCamps 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.

Head over to our purchase page for some stress free shopping. Drop us a line with any queries (or to purchase personal training vouchers).

Best wishes
Heather x

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Welcome Antonio!

Antonio Marakovic.jpeg

We're really pleased to welcome Antonio Marakovic to the HA team!

After qualifying with the YMCA as a Personal Trainer, Antonio has spent the past couple of months with the HA Team learning about our clients and classes.

Antonio is brimming with fresh ideas & has lots of new moves to share. He is also incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about fitness, health and training. You can read more about Antonio on our website.

Many of you will have already met him at our BootCamp and Fit In The Park sessions. Here are a few of the things you have said:

"He is really good and I really enjoyed it!"
"Love the different stretches he did at the end."
"He was very motivational in keeping us going in dreadful rain and wind at 6.15am!"
"He demonstrated the exercises well and gave lots of alternatives for those wanting lower impact."

Antonio will be teaching our Monday evening class and many of our early morning sessions.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Our Last Classes Of 2016!

We're running our Fit In The Park and Buggyfit classes right up until 23 December (check out our timetable for the details). We've then got our Mince Pie Burn-off sessions to keep you fit in between Christmas & the New Year!

Our last classes this year will be:

Fit In The Park:
Fri 23 Dec, 9.30am, South Park Gardens

Buggyfit postnatal:
Fri 23 Dec, 11.00am, Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Park BootCamp:
Mon 12 Dec - Fri 23 Dec

We're giving a 1 week extension on all class passes over the Christmas period.

It's a Bank Holiday on Monday 2nd January we'll be back up & running with our regular timetable on 3 January.

As you all hopefully know by now, we've got a very flexible class pass system. You can either pay-as-you-go or save a bit of money & buy one of our class passes. Check out our payment page for all the details.

In the meantime, don't forget to book your place on our Mince Pie Burn-off sessions on 24 and 28 December.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Buggyfit: NEW Timetable Starts On Monday!

We try hard to get our class timetable to be just how you want it. Recently you've asked us for a Monday Buggyfit class in Wimbledon Park & put our Wimbledon Common Buggyfit classes back on again. So we have!

Our new Buggyfit postnatal class time is below & starts on Monday 14th November!

MONDAY:
9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park (NEW)

THURSDAY:
9.30am South Park Gardens
11.00am Wimbledon Park

FRIDAY:
11.00am Wimbledon Common (NEW)

Please note, our last WEDNESDAY class in Wimbledon Park is on 16th November.

We've got a very flexible class pass system. You can either pay-as-you-go or buy one of our class passes online. Head over to our purchase page for all the details.

You're welcome to join us at Buggyfit as soon as you've had your GP check-up. More details on our Buggyfit page.

Drop us a line if you have any queries.

Heather


 

 

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Netwalking On Wimbledon Common

NetWalking on Wimbledon Common

Have time to talk business whilst getting fit. We’ll walk across Wimbledon Common with the occasional stop for a spot of strength training. You can chat to other business people or fire questions at me about exercise & fitness. There will be no set agenda. Just informal networking, fitness & fun.

When: Thursday 28 April 9.30 to 10.45am

Where: Meet and finish at the Windmill café. Great if you want to catch up for a coffee before or after the session. There’s a free carpark & toilets. Full directions & details about the meeting point here.

Who: All levels welcome.  This is a very inclusive & friendly group.  We warmly welcome & support anyone who may feel slightly intimidated or scared about joining an exercise class.  This isn’t bootcamp!

Why: You’ll come away feeling healthy, inspired & energised!

How much: Just £5 which will be donated to the Starfish Charity

What to wear on your feet: Trainers or walking boots. Wellies will be OK if you’re used to walking in them.

What to wear on your legs: Tracksuit bottoms, walking trousers, running tights, leggings etc.

What to wear on your top: Ideally a sports bra (for ladies) underneath a couple of tops. It’s good to have a few layers so that you can take things off as you warm up. A waterproof jacket or coat will be good too.

Anything else: In this weather, you probably won’t need to carry water with you, but having either a drink in your car or money for the café afterwards would be a good idea.

Sign up: Just drop us a line to book your place. Then bring a fiver along on the day!

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

What Will You Do Tomorrow Morning?

Running Bootcamp
Wimbledon Common, 7.15am – 8.30am, £10.00
Book now

Blast Class
South Park Gardens, 7.45am - 8.30am
Drop-in £8.00 or buy a class pass

Fit In The Park
Wimbledon Park, 9.00am - 10.00am
Drop-in £8.00 or buy a class pass

Fit In The Park
South Park Gardens, 9.00am - 10.00am
Drop-in £8.00 or buy a class pass

Head over to our locations page to find out where we meet.

Have a great weekend!

Heather

P.S. If you can't make tomorrow, check out our full timetable for next week's classes.

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.