What a windy old week!
Last Sunday was the windiest session I’ve delivered at Winnersh in the 10 years of Fit Camp. It was wild!
We didn’t use mats but that didn’t stop water bottles being blown about and people struggling to stay grounded in some of the moves!
It was also a charity morning and I was chuffed that we raised £300 for SAFE a Binfield based charity helping to rehome horses.
I think the wind has had a positive effect on some of our campers too.
Whether it’s because the mornings and evenings are getting lighter, Easter is on it’s way or the summer holidays have been booked, we’re getting a steady flow of people wanting to ensure they get their fitness regime back into their schedule before it’s too late.
I met a lady last week whilst I was manning my stand at an event who, in a friendly, chatty way, told me that she didn’t like exercise, didn’t like working out in groups and is a fair weather person.
I was momentarily lost for words…I was standing in front of my ‘Outdoor Group Fitness’ banner afterall. However I did ask her why she thought she needed to speak to me given all this.
She acknowledged that she knew she needed to do something but wasn’t sure what.
I was delighted then that she decided to jump straight in and start a trial with us (like you can too) on Monday.
I was even more made up when I had a voicemail from her some half an hour after her session telling “I loved it, everyone was so nice and I was able to do it. How can I sign up?”
I chatted with her to find out what she liked about it so much and one of things she said that I thought was really interesting was that it didn’t feel like group fitness, even though everyone was so friendly. She said that being outside meant there wasn’t the feeling of being at the back or front of a crowded room and you had space to move and breathe.
I know I love being outside, but I’d not put that thought to it before and so I wanted to share it with you.
If you are in introverted soul who prefers the solitude of solo training, consider this lovely comment that maybe you can have it both ways!
In other news this week we ( I ) have filled the schedule with lots of interesting things for you get involved in and share with your best buddies.
Here we go in date order:
- Saturday 23 March 13:00 – 14:30 Winnersh. I am hosting a Community Kitchen lunch event to share with anyone who is interested in an idea I have that I want to share with people. A two course lunch is included and, for £15, you can enjoy a home cooked, communal lunch from locally sourced, seasonal foods and listen to me share my new vision. There is an event link on Facebook if you have an account. If not then please let me know if you’d like to join me and I’ll let you know what to do.
- Sunday 24 March 10:00 – 11:30 Winnersh. Fabulous fat! How to lose it | How to use it! This free event is open to anyone who wants to know more about how to manage fat in all it’s forms. From body fat and how to lose it to fats that you can cook with or drizzle over or slather on your body…I’ll share exercise and nutrition strategies to help you be healthy and happy with the decisions you’re making. Once again there’s an event on Facebook or you can turn up on the morning.
- Saturday 30 March. A bunch of us from FastTrack Fit Camp are heading along to support Early Risers instructor Karen in her charity boxing match. It’s an epic challenge and we’re rooting for her. If you know Karen and want to know more, here’s her story here.
- Sunday 14 April. Charity Fund Raising Fit Camp Following the success this week of our Evendon’s camper Stuart’s success to get to Everest Base Camp, we’re running a fund raising event to help him, help the Brick School in Nepal. All donations go to the charity and all are welcome. 9am in Winnersh.
- Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May. Devon Walking Weekender We have had a place become free on this fabulous walking event in mid-May. It’s such a lovely weekend and Debbie, my co-host, and I would love to fill this remaining place to share this most stunning part of the county with you. A day and a half of both coastal and countryside walks, pub lunches, professional catering and time away. It’s a lovely treat for your senses. Please let me know if you’d like to join us and I can give you more details.
- Finally! A reminder that even though we’re a membership Fit Camp we do have two pay-as-you-go camps per week. Our Fit Camp Friday session at 18.00 at Emmbrook Infant School and Sunday Wake Up! at 09:00 at Bearwood Recreation Ground, Winnersh. Price is £7 per session (will increase to £8 in April).
If you’re still here, well done! That’s it for now 🙂
We have a lot going on, but it’s heading to our busy time with people getting their bodies ready for summer and I want to make sure we have lots of opportunities for people to try us out and see what we do! If you want to be one of those too, please just get in touch.
Until next week!