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Paul at a mud run and before his new lifestyle

From weight training to weight loss

Paul Beard’s weight had crept up to just over 20 stone by the time he reached his 40s. He decided to do something about it when a friend, who was the same age as him, had a stroke. They joined a slimming club together and Paul lost almost four stone. Then he decided to get fitter…

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Mark and Jodie with their medals


An Ironman is a testing triathlon encompassing a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and a 26.2 mile marathon – with strict rules on completing it unaided. Mark and Jodie Reynolds were just two of the BMF members and instructors who completed Ironman UK in Bolton on 17th July this year. But, as far…

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Verna and crew in the park; Joey in Guildford

Why BMF is something for everyone!

Meet two very different BMF members from opposite ends of the country with very different reasons for enjoying their outdoor fitness classes with us! Verna Everett from Manchester is a retired nurse who has always done plenty of running. She goes to BMF because she feels miserable if she doesn’t! Meanwhile, hairdresser Joey Galvin always…

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David is a member of the British Military Fitness Race team, a seasoned marathon runner and has recently launched a kickstarter campaign for a new concentrated caffeine sports sweet called Caffeine Bullet. Here David discusses the benefits of using caffeine when you train and race.  “It’s coming up to ten years since I started running and it seems…

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10 Things That Make You a True BMFer

When our Boot Camp Blogger visited three different BMF parks last week, one common thing members told her was that BMF has become like their “second family.” We bond by sharing unique, challenging and – often – hilarious experiences! For instance:   You gain perspective – and a load of new mates While the agony…

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Six Top Tips for Sticking with it!

Have you just signed up to Walkfit or set yourself a new challenge? Maybe you’ve announced it on social media too or joined a weight loss group. Often, a few days after you’ve begun your new regime, real life starts to get in the way. There’s a reality check in the shape of a tempting…

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Kiko’s Atlantic Rowing Challenge

If you partnered Kiko Matthews during a BMF class, you’d find that she’s one of those positive, spirited individuals who’d encourage you all the way and make the time pass quickly with her cheeky comments! Read on to see a film of her training for a huge challenge and find out how you can support…

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Walkfit Should Be On Prescription

A former nursing manager from Birmingham, who has lost three stone through a slimming club, is aiming to lose another two after joining BMF’s Walkfit classes at Sutton Park. Caroline Stoddart, 56, took early retirement after a long, challenging and sometimes stressful career in the NHS. For the last 10 years, the job involved a…

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Taxi Driver’s Weight Loss Journey

Andrew Gearing from Stevenage in Hertfordshire was a sedentary taxi driver and a smoker who had done very little physical activity since he was in his 20s. Now he’s lost more than three stone since joining British Military Fitness in January 2016. So, how did he do it? Andrew was looking for a fitness class…

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The Ultimate Challenge

Tara Papworth has been a member of BMF Cheltenham for two years. She joined when she first moved to the town as a way of meeting people and keeping up her fitness levels. Now she’s training for a huge, hot, ultra marathon – despite not being a fan of the sand or the heat! Here, she…

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