As we head towards the end of week 6 of lockdown in the UK strange things are happening with our campers in our Virtually There sessions.
Firstly, it seems that time really is an issue for many when it comes to exercising regularly. Since lockdown we’ve seen an increase in both people attending and how frequently they attend. Week on week between March and April we’ve seen a 68% increase in people attending sessions.
Secondly, I’ve noticed what improvement they’ve made in 6 weeks. I feel as though having them individually in their own spaces has meant that when I make a suggestion for improvement they hear it better! Beautiful squats with proper bent knees, amazingly strong press ups, energetic jump jacks — they amaze me each week.
Thirdly, they’ve found a new love for Fit Camp. I’ve had many emails from clients saying that being able to go more regularly has given them a new view of it. Rather than being glad they’ve been, they now want to go. Wanting to exercise, wanting to do something positive for your body and wanting to be healthy is a huge mindset shift that can have a profound impact on your long term results, your view of yourself and the transferred effect onto family and friends. I love it!
Finally, one of them has spent some time considering the various ease-back options within an online fitness session that made us laugh in our Facebook group this week. All credit to Malcolm Tucker, a daily camper, with this fabulously spot-on new vocabulary for online sessions only!
“Here are my thoughts on some new vocabulary for use during Virtual Fit Camp sessions:
n. Staying completely still to get some extra seconds rest. Normally seen during a mat based exercise. e.g. Genie Tucks. “It looks like Malc’s internet may have frozen, or is he just pulling a ‘faux-freeze’?”
v. Coming up to your device and faking that you are having issues with the sound, the display or some other issue to get a few more seconds rest. Typically seen during back to back, zero rest based exercise rounds. “It’s 30s running on the spot, 30s squat thrusts & 30s burpees, now I know it’s gonna burn, but no ‘FIBBing’ please!
n. Slipped Off Shot. Moving off to the side while exercising so the device camera can’t see you to get additional rest. “Everyone keeps popping in and out of sight… although Malc’s not returned – Malc, Malc, are you still there – perhaps he’s ‘SLOSHed’ again?”
Have you FIBBed, SLOSHed or done a faux-freeze recently?!
If you want to see if I’ll spot you doing one of these – you can join me on Sunday for our free, 9am camp that we’re running during lockdown.
Now, I know that last week I was all gung-ho with my ‘I can take you all‘ comments.
I could in theory. But only if I’d switched a link on in Zoom. As it was I was still restricted to 100 and many were left out in the cold last week. I have written to all of them already to apologise.
This week we’re definitely on…500 spaces available should I need them for a 45 minute Fit Camp session. Please do join us — I’d love to spot you FIBBing or SLOSHing 🙂
If you haven’t already please do go and grab yourself a Virtually There: Sunday Wake Up! membership on this link:
Then, everyone wanting to join in needs to register on the schedule for the session for that day. You can do that here:
It’s from here that you’ll get the Zoom access on Sunday morning – do log in early, from 08.45 to make sure your tech is all working OK.
My final thought for you this week is what changes have you seen to your attitude to your health and fitness since lockdown?
- Are you exercising more?
- Are you exercising differently?
- Are you enjoying it more or less?
It’s worth noting, because as we return to a new normal you’ll have a choice as to how you look at this part of your life, how you prioritise it and how you want to carry on with it in the future.
Enjoy the reflection.
Client feedback on our Virtually There: sessions.
“Now, I actually look forward to the classes for the first time ever. They have become a real part of my lockdown life and give me structure to my day. Given my cake habit, Fit Camp is helping me maintain my weight as well as undoubtedly boosting my mental health. Thanks to YOU, I really feel that I am mostly coping well during this lockdown. So I just wanted to say thank you so much. I appreciate Fit Camp more than ever before.”
“Well done on mobilising us all this morning. It was amazing to be part of it.”
“I bloody loved this morning – thank you Heidi.”
” I am also grateful not to have to exercise in public, but in the privacy of home, so, again a positive.”
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.