I am writing this on Thursday this week as I am off to sunny (it will be) North Devon on Friday for our Devon Walking Weekender.
It’s going to be fab!
We’re staying in an old Ashram in Combe Martin within 3 minutes walk of a small bay. On Saturday we have a local guide taking us across North Devon coastlines and pathways for a 6 hour walk or so and on Sunday we will be keeping our guests occupied with outdoor activities that relax, restore and rejuvenate.
Who wouldn’t want a bit of that?
I love these events. I do the catering so I know that we’re fed well and we spend as much time outside as we can to benefit from our time away from our normal lives.
My house has had the whiff of a farmhouse kitchen this week with granola, oat bread and dinners all being prepared in advance of our trip tomorrow.
Despite the fact that everyone coming is a regular exerciser I’ve had several chats with people about whether they’ll be able to cope with the walk.
It’s a topic that’s cropped up a lot recently and I so I thought I’d share with you the benefits of cross-training and Fit Camp.
Cross-training, as defined by Dictionary.Com is
“the action or practice of engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to
improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport.”
Fit Camp does this for a lot of our members.
- Peter from Warfield Fit Camp last month completed a solo Lands End to John O’Groats cycle ride in 14 days. His training for it included naturally cycling and spinning, but also regular Fit Camp sessions.
- Liz from Swallowfield Fit Camp has been in training for the Three Peaks Challenge later this year and has combined walking with Fit Camp sessions to build general fitness and strength.
- Ellie (Barnes Fitness) is a high level triathlete and has started to use Fit Camp sessions as a way to reduce her risk of injury from the repetitive nature of her training regime.
- Katie from Twyford Fit Camp said of her running that “Fit Camp has increased my base level of fitness, my confidence to exercise by myself (in public!) and my unfaltering belief that exercise is critical for my mental well-being”
As such I just know that all our walkers this weekend will be fine. They’ll have the strength, fitness and determination to complete the walk because they have the benefit of regular Fit Camp attendance already.
Do you play a sport or do another activity?
Would you like to reduce your risk of injury by doing something different to complement your chosen activity?
We have several membership options for short term or limited sessions per week. Drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us see how we can help you.
*** Important Notice: There will be NO Sunday Wake Up! session this week. I am sorry, all back to normal next week. ***
A taste of our Devon menu.
Here’s a recipe for one of the things I take with us. It’s based on an Irish Loaf, is really quick and easy to make and can be both gluten and dairy free too. Enjoy, it’s a moorish one 🙂
Heidi’s Hashimoto’s Overhaul (H2O)
Click here -> https://wp.me/p8lHGy-wZ
to find out why I am drinking salad dressing for breakfast this week!