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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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Caffeine in exercise – is it worthwhile?

David Hellard, from the British Military Fitness Race team and is a seasoned marathon runner. He recently launched a new concentrated caffeine sports sweet called Caffeine Bullet. Here David discusses the benefits of using caffeine in exercise.  “It’s nearly ten years since I started running and it seems as long since I ran a personal best. Once…

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10 Traits of a True BMF Member

We visited three BMF parks last week… …and one common bit of BMF member feedback was that the class 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 is real…

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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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Following in her Father’s Footsteps

To mark Father’s Day, Melissa Higham from Manchester tells us how special it is for her to be able to take part in BMF classes alongside her dad Gary. They’be been part of the BMF family for two years and are both now green bibs. “It was my mum who first dragged my dad down…

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CARL’S 15 YEARS OF FITNESS

Carl Baker has been a BMF Instructor since May 2002. That’s 15 years during which he has taken precisely 4,127 classes. That means he’s dished out 41,000 press ups, sit ups and burpees at the very least! So he’s responsible for creating a fair few six packs and extra pounds of muscle around London during that…

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