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Postcard to BMF

Calling all BMFers! We know you all love a bit of competition and the chance to be creative, especially when there’s the possibility of a prize, so…. If you’re off somewhere nice for your summer holidays – like the lovely specimens pictured below – we also that know you’ll be packing in some phys while…

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Dave Defeats Diabetes

How did you find your very first BMF class? Dave Dewett from Worcester absolutely hated his! But he soon became hooked and is now a green bib who has completed the arduous 40-mile Double Mucker Rat Race obstacle course race in just under 11 hours. Another story about an athlete who has done something seemingly…

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Need more energy? Ten minutes of exercise is more invigorating than caffeine Next time 2pm hits and your energy levels start nosediving, don’t reach for coffee or a soft drink. Swap caffeine for a short burst of exercise. A new study from the University of Georgia suggests walking up and down stairs for 10 minutes…

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Fitness helps Stroke recovery

Tracy Hughes was one of a group of BMFers from Manchester’s Heaton Park who piled into their cars last October and travelled to Leeds to take part in The Major mud run together. She had done the Major before and felt in fine fettle, having just become a red bib (intermediate) British Military Fitness (BMF) member.…

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1000 km Camino Challenge

A BMF instructor is looking for young people to take part in a challenging 1000km pilgrimage across Spain. Tony Lemboye has been an instructor with British Military Fitness for seven years and works at BMF Stoke Park in Guildford, at BMF Frimley as well as the new Farnham Park in Surrey. His charity, Young Star…

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BMF Instructors Take Their Skills to Nepal

Who can forget the devastating effect of the two earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015? Millions of people were evacuated from their homes, many lives were lost, children orphaned and hundreds of refugee camps set up. Here’s how some BMF instructors and volunteers dug in to help rebuild classrooms there: After the…

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Five Health and Fitness Finds

Regular aerobic exercise and resistance training improves your thinking, reading, learning and reasoning skills as well as your memory and ability to plan. So says a recent feature on BBC News health pages which was based on an Australian study of the over 50s published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The research concluded that there…

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BMF helps runners train for charity event

These seven smiling BMF blues are taking part in the “Pretty Muddy Race for Life” obstacle course at Camperdown Park in Dundee next month. They’ll be raising money for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and give credit to BMF for giving them the training and the confidence to take part in the event on the 17th…

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A mile of travelling burpees anyone?

We all love burpees right? That full body exercise that also gives us a cardio workout. Well, BMF Instructor Peter Hunt from North Yorkshire loves them so much he’s set himself the crazy challenge of completing a mile of burpees! Here’s why: “A good friend of mine from my school days, Lucy Stenbeck, and her husband David, have…

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How British Military Fitness Began

British Military Fitness was founded by three men who had all served in the Army and who had been working together as extras on the set of the film Saving Private Ryan. After talking through a niche idea to run military-style outdoor fitness classes, Robin Cope, Will Skinner and Harry Sowerby pooled their assets –…

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