BMF Classes – what to expect

What to expect | British Military Fitness

British Military Fitness delivers fun, professional and inclusive fitness classes that are authentic, results driven and delivered with true military spirit and humour.

BMF classes take place in the great outdoors in parks throughout the UK. Every BMF class is different, caters for all fitness levels, and our military-trained instructors guarantee results. 

What To Expect

Each session lasts for one hour and includes a 10-minute warm-up, 40-minutes of cardio, strength, resistance, and teamwork followed by a 10 minute cool down with stretches. The sessions are broken down into ability levels (blue, red and green) of around 15 people per instructor - so we welcome anyone from fitness beginners to exercise veterans to give it a go!

The types of exercises are varied to keep the classes fun and interesting. These can include:

  • Resistance exercises with a partner
  • Circuit training
  • High-intensity interval training
  • Team relays
  • Teamwork and team games

We also make use of various types of equipment to spice the sessions up and offer even more variety, this includes:

  • Military style kit - tyres, logs, stretchers, ropes etc
  • Boxing kit
  • Kettlebells
  • Slam balls
  • Resistance bands
  • Dumbbells


What level are you?


For people that currently do little or no exercise or are returning to fitness training after a break (i.e. following injury, illness or post natal). We work to the ability of the group.


For those who have worked their way up from a Blue bib or those joining us who have a reasonable standard of fitness already. Intermediate classes are a great way to challenge your speed, strength, agility and stamina and take your fitness to the next level.


Not for the faint hearted. This is where we challenge the fittest participants to their max. Separate advanced classes are run at most of our venues. The classes are highly rated by our seasoned members, who are now fit enough to be pushed to their limit and beyond.

Group Fitness

British Military Fitness is all about getting fit together. While joining a fitness group can seem daunting to some, from the moment that your instructor greets you at your free trial class, you’ll be made to feel part of the group and in a matter of minutes you’ll be drawing strength and having fun with your class mates as you crawl under, jump over, and run around them.

We’re also a pretty friendly bunch, so you’ll get plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow classmates after class. British Military Fitness offers a highly social way to health and fitness.


  • Exercising outside helps reduce anxiety and depression
  • Outdoor group fitness burns more calories than the gym as your body is being constantly challenged in new ways
  • Not ‘going it alone’ can really help when it comes to staying motivated to achieve your fitness goals
  • The group dynamic will have you truly trying your best, which means you'll get more out of the experience, and get fitter faster
  • You’ll celebrate your success with your instructor and class mates
  • Not forgetting our legendary social and fitness events and activities that happen after class!

Check out more benefits here!


Before the session:

  1. Our 1-hour class is planned with a 10-minute warmup, 40 minutes of cardio, strength, resistance, and teamwork followed by a 10-minute cooldown.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes before the session to meet your instructors, complete a health questionnaire and find out what to expect during the class.
  3. We'll introduce you to other members and split you into ability groups with people of a similar fitness level to yourself.

During the session:

  1. You just need to wear sports kit and trainers for the session. If it's cold, bring gloves and a hat.
  2. We provide water and a water break during the class, ensure you hydrate before the sessions though.
  3. We'll securely store all your valuables during the class so you can focus on the session.

After the session:

  1. Speak to our instructor after the class to find out about what membership packages are available to you. You can sign up with the instructor in the park after the class, so bring your details with you.
  2. You can also join up online after the session at



'I haven't met my love at BMF (yet?) but did meet some of my best friends there! Thanks to BMF for the great times.' Vikki Burns

'I've been attending BMF for nearly five years, and at 48 this is the fittest I've ever been. Started as a Blue and now a Green so a big 'Thank you' to all the terrific BMF instructors past and present who have trained me and encouraged me along the way. And the same goes for all the lovely people I've had the pleasure of training with too.' Ryan Hill

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