BMF Classes – what to expect

What to expect | British Military Fitness

British Military Fitness 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. Participants will be challenged, motivated, and above all, have serious fun.

What To Expect

Each session lasts for one hour and will include a 5-10 minute warm up, 45-50 minutes of cardio and strength training, and a 5 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 rookies to exercise veterans to give it a go!

The types of exercises we will ask you to do are bodyweight exercises such as:

  • star jumps
  • squats
  • push ups 
  • burpees
  • interspersed with running
  • competitive games 

We also organise regular fitness tests (optional) across our parks for you to assess your performance and tracks your improvements.

What level are you?

BLUE (BEGINNERS)

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.

RED (INTERMEDIATE)

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.

GREEN (ADVANCED)

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.

BENEFITS OF GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES and outdoor 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!

WHAT TO BRING

You don’t need special kit to train with British Military Fitness. An old t-shirt and shorts or tracksuit is ideal. You’ll be warm within five minutes of starting the class, so please dress accordingly.

Some exercises involve getting down on the ground so be prepared to get at least a little bit dirty - it's part of the fun! Unfortunately, we can't guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you'll be sweating by the end of each session. We recommend having a warm top to put on after the session has finished. In the winter months we suggest wearing gloves and a hat.

Water is also provided during the session, so you do not need to bring your own water.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY

'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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