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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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BMF Surf Trip

Last year, a group of intrepid BMFers travelled down to Polzeath, Cornwall to join George’s surf school for a weekend in the waves. The trip is happening again this year on 23-26th June; buy your tickets here. One participant reviewed her weekend, so we’ve taken some snippets from her blog below. Take a read to…

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KitBrix Reviews the Major Mud Run

In a guest blog post, Nicky Mileham from our partners at Team KitBrix tells us about her experience of the 10k Major Series South mud run.  Use code bmf1517 to claim your 15% discount off all purchases over £49.99 on the Kitbrix site. Waking up and looking out of the window it seemed spring was finally with us.…

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Dulwich Park

BMF Summer Class Timetable

Now that the clocks have gone forward, giving us lighter evenings but less daylight in the mornings, there’s a change to some British Military Fitness class times. This creates the opportunity for members to go more frequently in some regions of the country! In a double whammy of good news, BMF is also opening six…

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Sian Slides to the finish line

The Story Behind The Smile!

When BMF was looking for an image that captured the spirit of its new Amphibious Assault course, this photo fitted the bill straight away. So we tracked down the participant, pictured at the Major Series event in the Midlands, to investigate the story behind it:   Student Sian Summers is the smiling slider in this…

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Catherine, being filmed in the park for Sport England

Catherine’s 15 Minutes of BMFing Fame!

Catherine Aickin, now 67, joined BMF in July 2009 and has been attending classes at Victoria Park in London ever since. When Sport England contacted us to ask if they could film at a BMF class for their #ThisGirlCan campaign in February, Catherine found herself front and centre! Then she was interviewed on radio and…

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Melissa Knight - BMF Peckham Rye

Five things Melissa learnt from BMF

Melissa Knight was a BMF Beginner in September 2016. Now she’s lost body fat, gained muscle and made friends with the mud! Here are five things she’s learned since joining us in the park:  1. Anyone can do it When I tell people I do British Military Fitness every Sunday at Peckham Rye, come rain…

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