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Glamping – Weight Loss Camp Day, 13 September 2015

Glamping – Weight Loss Camp Day, 13 September 2015

Now Sunday is always a great day for us as trainers.. We get to wake up and hear the sound of stiff muscles and aching bodies from the ladies, and another bonus it’s be first morning for pre-breakfast wake up workout!! No matter how sore those muscles were each and every one of the clients is wrapped up warm and heading down to the exercise marquee with a smile on their face.

The plan for this week is to use each wake up workout as an opportunity to introduce a range of circuit classes. This has many benefits for the women; it shows a huge variety of circuit class set ups and routines, gives them the chance to see circuits don’t always have to include press ups (!!) they could be more agility or cv focused, and it ensures each of them has had a tough workout to wake them up and set them on the right path for the day!!

It’s another fun packed and busy Sunday here in Malvern. The ladies get chance to rest their legs for an hour after breakfast whilst Andy covers the 8 aspects of fitness we believe to be most important to create that healthy balance.

Luckily the weather is on our side for our first few days of camp, allowing us to spend the morning on the top field enjoying the sun and working through some agility drills. The ladies seem to be enjoying as it gives them chance to help each other through exercises and even get a bit competitive!

The afternoon gives us a chance to introduce some interval training, something we both feel is a really useful tool and implement into our own training schedules. We stay outdoors to begin with some road intervals before picking up the intensity with an hour of high intensity interval training to get hot sweaty and another brilliant workout under our belts!

To finish another tough day Andy spends the after dinner session spending time with ladies to discover their core and how to engage it.. Now some expect this session to be an easy one as it involves a lot of lying down but I’m sure they’re in for a bit of a treat!!


This special blog post report is what happened in one of our recent Fitfarms fat camp weeks as reported by one of our instructors.

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Damp at the Weight loss camp with Ian, Zu and Andy | FitFarms Camp Report

Damp at the Weight loss camp with Ian, Zu and Andy | FitFarms Camp Report

This special blog post report is what happened in one of our recent FitFarms fat camp weeks as reported by one of our instructors.

This morning began with some high intensity bodyweight training, a great little cardio workout using basic exercises, the more accustomed to exercise and the fitter you become the more complicated exercises you can use, but for the purposes of the course and the fact that the most of the group are now on their 4th day we keep it simple, all that Sid the guys and girls give it a good go and they all worked up a sweat before real fast which is really all we ask for.

After breakfast, half of the group have they’re 2nd nutrition workshop and the other half have myself and Ian for our kick fit class and then as always we swap the groups after snack, it’s always a popular class, you get to beat the instructors up for a couple of hours, what could be the downside?? I always think after this class. “Why do I feel so tired?” It’s a tough class and it takes alot out of you even if we were only instructing.

After lunch it’s time for the local walk and we have picked a lovely day for it perfect conditions, a little damp but sun shining and a calm breeze. Although due to previous weather conditions Zu had to make a few last minute redirections so it ended up being a little more muddy than first planned. But still a great bit of fresh air before dinner.

It’s drawing to the end of the 4th day for the full weekers or 2nd day for the mid weekers and the group have worked and continue to work considerably hard pushing forwards to the end of the week and the results they came for.

This evenings final class is a resistance class that is fast paced and really quite challenging but the reason we like to include it is it has a very functional application especially for those short on time, we use 3 different pieces of equipment but this isn’t necessary, we just like to include more options, the class itself is based on the tabata principal of Hiit (high intensity interval training) and uses short bursts of exercise with shorter rest times.

It’s another tough class but people tend to enjoy it and feel the benefit. After the final class and snacks everyone retires for the evening and prepares themselves for the penultimate day. Tomorrow is going to be a good day the group have remained positive throughout the week but tomorrow they will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and the mood will improve even more, so far this week the group have pushed and pulled and worked themselves into the ground for every class and walk and it’s great to see how much it means to them all, if they keep this going tomorrow and Thursday then we will have some amazing results on Friday.

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