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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Fitbitch dinners

Red Mullett with Borlotti beans
1/2 cup of beans soaked overnight if need be
Veg Stock
Cayenne pepper

saute garlic, onions, celery in 1tsp of olive oil and/or stock. Add remaining stock and simmer until beans are cooked. You can add seasoning of your choice, including mustard. Stir in some fresh rocket just before serving.
meanwhile, season fish both sides with s&P and lemon juice. Pan fry in juices, skin side down first. Can place small plate over to stop it curling up. then flip over and cook on other side. Add more lemon juice as needed to keep it sticking or light olive oil.

And ...
Here's a little something that Core Queen Aleks has been cooking up at home. Although you are all on slightly different eating plans, email me what you've been cooking. If it is good for all the campers, I will post.

`Grilled Chicken
2 x chicken thighs, de-boned
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp fennel seeds
3 cloves
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp hot chili powder
pinch fresh-ground salt
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 x portabella mushroom sliced into 1-in thick slices
squeeze lemon

grind spices in a mortar & pestle. add chopped garlic and soy sauce and grind into a paste. coat chicken thighs and let marinate for 1hr 30m.

Heat grill pan on a moderate-high hob. add chicken and let sear for 2 minutes. turn over and reduce heat to medium-low. Slow cook until done.

with grill pan still hot, remove chicken and add trimmed asparagus and mushroom. squeeze lemon over the veggies, lightly salt and let sear for 2 minutes on either side.

serve with spinach salad with sliced carrot and balsamic vinegar.

serves 2.

What have you discovered? Post a comment and share your culinary delights!

Some more ...

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

What did you have for breakfast?

It's the most important meal of the day, and even more so now with all the training sessions. Aim to have a mix of low fat protein and carbohydrates. So, tell me what's your best Fitbitch Breakfast?

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Are you ready to become a Fitbitch?

If you want to get fit, lose weight, tone up and feel generally fantastic, book in for the next Fitbitch Academy starting Tuesday 26th May.
There are three slots to choose from 6.10-7.10am, 7.15am-8.15am or 10.45-11.45am. But hurry as places are filling fast. Book before 1st May for an Early Bird £150, thereafter it will be £180. Read more at posting Sign up to a new you.
I'm also booking for SuperFitBitch Camps in July. These will be for those women who already exercise two to three times a week and how are either training for a sports event or simply want to challenge their existing fitness routines.

who says diets have to be boring?

If you are following the optional part of the Fitbitch Boot Camp experience, don't think it's all about deprivation. Experiment with what you can eat and you'd be surprised at just how much you can eat, rather than the cliched view of a diet meaning just a carrot on a plate.
Try this Lemon Sole with Capers and lemon juice with salad.
For the Lemon sole, simply get a fillet and place in a baking tray with a whole lemon squeezed over it, tomatoes, fresh basil and 1tsp of capers. Roast in an oven around 200degrees for 10-15mins and you're done! Serve with a fresh salad.

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Well done Jen!

Six weeks ago, Jen, a 30 year old office worker weighed 13st 2lb at 5ft 10inches. She came to me having just started running but desperate to lose weight and get super fit.
On the first point, you can judge the results by her before and after pictures.
Amazingly, Jen now weighs 11st 5lb, she's increased her muscle mass from 32.7 to 34%, decreased her fat from 32.5 to 28% and lost a staggering 41inches all over her body.
At Fitbitch, we don't believe in starvation diets but in challenging diet habits and redressing imbalances wherever they may lie.
For Jen, it was simply a case of switching from a high carbohydrate diet to a more balanced diet of proteins, carbs and fats and low glycaemic foods - those that release energy slowly.
But Fitbitch isn't just about losing weight, it's about getting fit and being able to put on those running shoes with the confidence that you can run and feel great. And that you're going to enjoy it. And to that end, Jen has gone from running a 10k at 1hr 15 mins to 59 mins. And that's just in six weeks - lord knows how fast she's going to be in six months time!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

End of week one first FB Academy

What a fantastic week it's been. Waking up every morning to make a 6.10am boot camp may sound hideous but the reality is different. Really.
Every morning has been beautiful with misty pink skies and a sea so flat you feel like you could walk on it.
We've been running, skipping, throwing balls and even had a secret session in the kiddie's playground near the West Pier.
But next week is another challenge - the basic foundations have been set. Now it's time to start building on it!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Sign up to a new you

Do you want to…..

• Shape up
• Lose weight
• Get fit
• And feel great …..
All in four weeks?

Then join the revolution that are Brighton & Hove's Fitbitch Boot Camps. (Please scroll down for info on next level, Super Fitbitch classes).

Meeting at Hove Lawns for 1hr sessions Monday - Thursday over the course of four weeks, these women-only fitness camps are unique in being restricted to just 14 people. This means you get personal attention and an individually tailored fitness and diet programme to help you reach YOUR individual goals. Whether that's improving your fitness for a 10k run, losing weight for your wedding or getting in shape for the beach.

The cost? Just £180, which works out at £10 a session. Book before May 1st for £30 discount.

This price will include…

• An individual fitness and body composition assessment before and after the camp
• Personalised diet assessment and healthy eating plan
• 24/7 online support and advice, including the Fitbitch Twitter
• The support and encouragement from your fellow FB camp mates
• Celebratory graduation from the Fitbitch Academy to include a prize for the most improved

You can choose to attend during the following time slots*:
6.10am -7.10am
7.15am -8.15am
9.45am -10.45am

Be one of the first to enter the Fitbitch Academy.
Starting dates:-
Monday April 20th - Thursday 15th May (we will meet Friday instead of Bank Hol Mon)
Tuesday 26th May - Thursday 18th June

Commit to just four weeks and transform your body, mind and spirit…what have you got to lose but your spare tyre?

Call 01273 206849 or email Rachael at to find out more and register interest in future boot camps. These will include camps aimed at different fitness levels - level 1, 2, 3 and Super Fitbitch.

Super FitBitch bootcamps are for those who already run and exercise regularly and are familiar with bodyweight exercises like lunges, press ups, squats planks etc.These camp are for those who want to take their fitness to another level, improve on sports performance or get ready for a race. Please call for more details or register interest here.

*You must attend in the same time slot every day.

As seen in Now magazine

See how Lyndsey Clay lost a stone with a Fitbitch inspired programme, which beat all the other weightloss techniques tested.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

How Fitbitch changed my life

"I started a Fitbitch inspired training programme in October 2008, and by the end of the four weeks I'd lost a stone and 12 inches all over my body. It's completely changed my life.
Before, I'd fall in and out of exercise unable to keep a consistent routine, and felt unhappy with my size. But in that one month, I went from a size 16 to a 12 and now I love going to the gym and have even entered my first 10k - and this from someone who thought that they couldn't run! It was just four weeks out of my life but it has been a life changing experience.