Friday, 21 January 2011
Exercising outdoors in all weathers...hmm, could I really do that?!
Yes, you get the odd days with driving rain but it just makes your sense of achievement even greater. And watching the sunrise over the sea it makes it all worth it.
Kim Boucher, 32,
What if I'm not as fit as everyone else?
I was a complete exercise novice but it didn't matter. I met an amazing group of women who all supported each other as we puffed & groaned our way through various activities, from circuit training with kettlebells to sprinting & boxing.
Eileen Melville, fifty something
Hmm, I'm not sure I could cope with the cold
I'm the first to admit I'm a wimp when it comes to the cold. But with FitBitch your mind and body are so active I hardly noticed the weather and loved the glow I felt from exercising outdoors rather than the stale air con of a gym.
Paloma Eyre, yoga teacher
Does boot camp mean you have to be a GI Jane?
'It isn't a military style camp that slaps you into shape, FitBitch is subtle with emphasis on technique. Not to say it isn't hard work, but it gets you amazing results while making you feel great and being great fun.
Kim Boucher, 33
I'm not sure I can get up that early?
It actually set me up for the day and gave me more energy! And I couldn't help feeling pleased with myself on the way home passing all the grey faced commuters feeling and looking all bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Paloma Eyre, 32, a yoga teacher
Psst, I know what it says on the website but what's it really like?
Rachel's professional guidance make you feel as if you are getting personal training, and every session involves doing something different. I loved what we did, sit ups under the stars, sprinting into the sunrise, the other women I met on the camp, the fun, camaraderie and the amazing results I've achieved in body and mind.
What does the eating plan involve?
'Having to keep a food diary and receiving a written assessment was scary but it completely summed up where I was going wrong on my diet. And I couldn't believe how much I could eat by following the FitBitch eating principles and still lose weight! I lost 10lbs in one camp.'
Jenny Hards, 26, holistic therapist
Why is it more expensive than some other budget camps?
'I felt like I had my own personal trainer at every single session as the instruction and encouragement is so individual. Even when I was wavering at home on my diet plan, I received personalised support and encouragement via Twitter. It's so much more than just a fitness camp.