It’s pretty much 15 months to the day when Boris made his first national lockdown announcement.
I remember it so clearly.
I’d just finished the Swallowfield camp and got into my car so I could listen on the radio. As I made my way home I started to wonder what I was going to need to do to keep Fit Camp going, to keep me going. By the time I got home I decided that I needed to talk to the Fit Camp Facebook community and, in a Facebook Live, I clearly remember saying that “Fit Camp wouldn’t ever be the same again“.
We’ve been online and outside, back online, back outside, back online for the longest time and, since Easter back to the big skies and green grass of outdoor sessions. Along the way we’ve seen some lovely clients return who wouldn’t have been able to access us before Zoom and we’ve seen clients go. We’ve seen new instructors come and join us and said fond farewells to those who’d been with us a while.
It’s been a personal and professional roller-coaster and whilst I know from my clients that FastTrack Fit Camp has kept them going through their own challenges. I can say, hand on heart, it’s kept me going too. Having to get up and teach a class each day at 7am gets your head in the right space. Running a session in the evening closes the day off on a high. Having this punctuation in my days and weeks has kept me from overthinking (more than usual!).
And now it’s time to pass the baton onto someone else.
Over the last 3-4 years I’ve dwelled and pondered on what to ‘do’ with Fit Camp. If you’ve read Friday with Heidi for a while you’ll know that unless you know where you’re going you’re pretty unlikely to get there. And, with no destination in mind for Fit Camp I’ve bumped from one exciting challenge to the other to keep me going but without really any long term goals.
Lockdown was another of these challenges and, since we’ve been getting back outside, I’ve been juggling just what to do with Fit Camp.
I am therefore bloody delighted that, from August, one of our instructors, Kelly Dacre and her partner Wayne will be taking on the FastTrack Fit Camp timetable. They’ll run it under their own business name of The Power Plant and offer the same sessions and more to our clients.
It’s a fabulous solution to navigate an incredibly loyal and committed bunch of Fit Campers who’ve stuck with me through all this to ensure they have an even better experience with their health and fitness.
I did a Facebook Live last night in our members page to tell them and all our members have been sent an email explaining the situation (if you are one of these and not got your email please check your spam folder!).
It’s time for me to put my stopwatch to one side. To let someone with enthusiasm, passion and energy take our clients to new challenges and let me step away from press ups in the playground once and for all.
Over the next few weeks I’ll share with you how the transition is working and how you can get involved with the new and enhanced offering that Kelly and Wayne will bring to our current and their new clients. I’ll also share some memories over the last 12 years of FastTrack Fit Camp and invite you to continue receiving emails from me.
But for today, it’s about Kelly and Wayne, supporting them to make this transition smooth and exciting and ultimately an exciting and fun time for all who get involved.
Have a great weekend, I’ll be at Bearwood Recreation Ground, Winnersh this Sunday at 9am as usual, and on Zoom, if you fancy a workout to start your day.
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.