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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.

Stretch, Strengthen & Restore - 5 Week Course

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Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loosen-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!

When:

  • 7.45-9.00pm Tuesday evenings (Heather)

  • 6.15-7.00am Thursday mornings (Jane)
     
  • 19 September - 17 October 2017 (5 week course)

Where:

Cost: 

  • £15 drop-in. As we're in a studio, we have limited space, so please do book in advance.
Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Welcome to our new HA trainer, Jane Brooks!

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I'm delighted to welcome Jane Brooks to the HA fitness team!

Jane is going to be running our 6.15am Strengthen, Stretch & Restore (yoga) classes in our Wimbledon Village studio on Thursday mornings. We start this week!

Why not treat your body and mind to a really special kind of workout?

At 6.15am you may walk into the studio feeling stiff and sleepy. But by 7.00am your body will glow with openness and energy! These sessions may also help to reduce stress and anxiety, so that you can start your day feeling calm, grounded and ready for anything. There are so many benefits to an early morning yoga practice. Come and find out for yourself!

The level is mixed, from beginners to the experienced yogic. We warmly welcome both men and women to join us. What have you got to lose!?

A Little About Jane...

After completing a Sports Science degree Jane moved into the administration side of the sports industry.  Over the years she has worked as a Personal Assistant for professional golfers at IMG, as well as at BBC Sport, the RFU and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Jane discovered yoga about 10 years ago and has been practicing ever since. This is what she says about her own practice:

"I enjoy the increased sense of well-being and how it can complement other sporting interests. I personally felt the real benefits of yoga when I picked up a calf injury playing tennis and noticed how it aided my recovery.  As a result, during a career break in 2016, I completed a 200 hr teacher training course with Shanti Power Yoga.

I like to teach flowing vinyasa-style classes that provide a challenge for all levels, but are also enjoyable, with a well-deserved Savasana (relaxation) at the end."

Join Jane in our Wimbledon Village studio at 6.15am on Thursday this week. See below for details, or head over to our website to book your place on the mat today!

Happy Training!
 

 

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Strengthen, Stretch and Restore Course

Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loosen-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!


Book now: Spaces are limited, so book your place today or get in touch for more info.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Last Call for Yoga - starts tonight!

Strengthen, Stretch and Restore Course

Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loose-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!

Head over to our BootCamp page for more details and to book your place.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Our Latest Classes, BootCamps & Courses In Wimbledon

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We've been busy planning lots of great classes, courses and BootCamps for you. This Monday, we kick off the Wimbledon Park February BootCamp. Our new South Park Gardens Spring HIIT Bootcamp is in March. And our next Strengthen, Stretch & Restore Course  starts in a few weeks time.

We've also got our Buggyfit and Fit In The Park classes running throughout the year. Why not check out our full timetable & buy your pass online.

Drop us a line if you have any queries.

Happy training,
Heather

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Inspired by Wimbledon Tennis? Here's how you can Get Match Fit

The All England Tennis Club might call the shots when it comes to big international tennis names, famous courts and legendary matches, but Wimbledon also has an abundance of smaller clubs for the non-pros and more casual SW19 players.

No matter what your tennis ability is though, if you want to improve your game, you should do what the Centre Court Champions do, and train off-court.

STRENGTH, ENDURANCE & POWER

For a winning combination of fast serves and powerful volleys, you need a strong upper body and good core stability.

Medicine balls, kettle bells and battle ropes will all help with this. Use big moves that require large ranges of motion and make demands on your whole body.

Build up endurance in your legs with body weight exercises like split jumps, squat jumps and box jumps. Include lots of multi-directional moves that involve leaping and hopping sideways, forwards & backwards.

CARDIO

Tennis requires brief bursts of intense effort. To be fast on the court, practice short sprints with quick changes in direction.

The fitter you are, the quicker you’ll recover after pushing hard. Include some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) into your week and you’ll be less like to gasp for air in between points.

AGILITY

Off-court training allows you to focus on your footwork technique, without having to worry about hitting a ball. Set-up some drills using agility ladders and cones. Test yourself on both your speed and accuracy. Try and improve one, without detrimentally affecting the other.  It’s not as easy as it sounds!

FLEXIBILITY

To reach those really challenging shots, you need a certain degree of flexibility. A good yoga or stretch class will help you to loosen up those tight bits and give you a greater range of motion, particularly in your hips and shoulders.

Taking time out each week to improve your flexibility, will not only boost your game, but will reduce your risk of injury and may help you to unwind a little too.

ENJOY IT!

Vary your workouts to keep your mind motivated and your body challenged. Off-court training can be lots of fun, and you might be pleasantly surprised how it can really transform your game.
 

HA fitness runs a wide range of outdoor classes that incorporate all of the above! Check out our timetable for more details. Or why not get in touch to book some one-to-one personal training sessions with us.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Strengthen, Stretch & Restore...

Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loose-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!

What: 6 week course
When: 7.35pm to 8.50pm (75 mins) on Tuesdays
Dates: 8 September to 13 October 2015
Location: Garfield Primary School, SW19 8SB
Cost: £66.00

Head over to our Bootcamps page to book your place.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.

Strengthen, Stretch & Restore

Using a wide range of yoga techniques, this course will help you to improve your flexibility, strengthen your muscles & relax your whole body.

No matter what kind of shape you're in, whether you're new to exercise, or train 7 days a week, these sessions will help you to discover more about your own body, enabling you to work on those weak spots & loose-up those tight bits.

Let the transformation begin!

What: 5 week course
When: 7.35pm to 8.50pm (75 mins) on Tuesdays
Dates: 24 February to 24 March 2015
Location: Garfield Primary School, SW19 8SB.
Cost: £55.00

Spaces are limited, so find out more & book your place now.

Posted by Heather Waghorn.