NEWS & EVENTS…
We are Moving
Change of Venue and Business.
Many people are going top think this mental, however we have a plan. That plan is to truly develop normal people into athlete’s, and why not – were does it say people cannot learn advanced technique’s because they do not play a high level sport.
So with immediate effect we will be changing the classes. Please don’t worry as we will be starting from the beginning, re learning the simple techniques before advancing.
To achieve this we will need to use our Olympic weights and bars. We will need our Spin bikes and all of the other equipment we rarely use.
All classes will now be run from Newbold Scouts, (New timetable will follow shortly)
For those who attended Friday night you know what I mean, how you felt finishing that session is now the aim for all classes. We will be holding outdoor Hill Training once a week, Hill sprits and runs will become normal.
Plyometric training will kick in shortly and the levels of training and results are going to reach amazing heights.
PAYG classes will be reduced and some classes will become members only, on top of this members will have now have the ability to check body fat % etc, this will be available from 930am class today. Class numbers will be lower in members only classes so we can really focus and push you guys.
So in Short all Classes at Newbold Scouts, Lea crescent, Newbold.
New Timetable to follow (PAYG means pay as you go class and members)
There will no doubt be questions so please message or ask away, we believe this is a way to really enhance what you can all achieve and really really focus your training.
Family Easter Egg Hunt
Need some family fun on easter sunday come and join us 12-2pm for lots of outdoor fun
The easter egg hunt will comprise of an outdoor family obstacle/ running event in search of the sacred easter eggs. As with all our children related activities our aim is to get the kids outdoors to keep them active. We are inviting both children and parents to an action packed fun filled easter egg hunt military fitness/ Mini mud run style. All for just £10 and the children will each receive an egg at the end of the day.
Spaces are very limited so please book directly from our website or secure your place by one of our instructors
Easter OCR Training Days
We will be holding 1 day training sessions for the kids:
Tuesday 29th March
Friday 1st April
Newbold Scouts Hut
Lea Crescent Newbold
£15 per day
£25 for both days
The kids will get muddy and learn how to tackle outdoor running and training with some aspects of obstacles covered within the day.
If you need to keep the kids active then drop them off to us at 9am and pick them up at 3pm – we will do the rest and in return you will get a very muddy, dirty, smelly and tired child handed back to you.
Do you know anyone about to launch a career in the Armed Forces
Special offer for those joining up:
3 months unlimited class and 1 x PT session per month for £100.
Limited spaces contact for details, we have already prepared 14 people who have gone on to surpass all requirements in the fitness department with a great insight on what they can expect from Armed Forces life.
New Bootcamp date released 10th – 13th June 2016
Check out the Bootcamp page for more details and how to book.
Military Mum’s 12 week course
New course for new mum’s starting 18th January 2016.
12 week programme for £40 (2 classes free).
These popular classes allow you to help regain core strength in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Babies are welcome too.
Sign up here
HITT Training Sundays
Location change to Newbold Scout Hut from Sunday 13th December
Who keeps looking for a challenge – A true challenge, Raising money through fitness events is really popular. However we only like to ask when we are putting our bodies and minds through a lot, a real challenge and always for a fantastic cause. Well here goes:
When – 21 May 2016
Where – Snowdon
What – 24hr challenge, as many times to the top and back as poss in 24hr.
Cost – £40
You get – Medal and Sublimated Tee
Why – Tha’ts easy it’s for Mia, Please see the pictures above of the amazing family that completed the Mini Military Mud Run.
We know you guys, at Military Fitness Circuits we always go extra and you always go with us to push boundaries and do what we can to help those we can, it is one of the main ethos of MFC.
So step up and please yet again, come with us on this one. Yes it will be organised and yes you will be pushed to absolute limits, if you want to do one climb or six climbs it all counts and you can also raise funds through sponsorship for you own charities.
Solo (dare you)
2 person tag – 1 climb 1 rest then swap
Team continuous – must stay together
Team Tag – 2 teams 1 climb 1 rest then swap
so get together, train hard (we will help there) and share the hell out of this post to raise as much money as absolutely possible.
Step out of your comfort zone and stick your head up and make the difference.
Book your place on this amazing event here
Its that time of year when we all start thinking about Christmas. We are holding the annual MFC Christmas party on Friday 27th November at the LMRCA (Railway Club) on Hillmorton Road. Tickets are priced at £10 and include a hog roast and free entry to the raffle – tickers are available from instructors.
Three Peaks Challenge
Following on from the Naples to Rome Challenge and in preparation for the Three Peaks Challenge that we will embark on in true MFC style over the weekend 4th to 6th March 2016. We are organising a Snowden challenge for you all to join us on Saturday 24th October. As it it the start of half term kids are also welcome to join the challenge if you feel they will be able to. Cost per person will be £25 and includes travel, kids £10. As we will be travelling by coach places will be limited so bookings need to be secured by payment through our online store
We will be holding specific training sessions for this to detail all you need to carry and ensure your in a great shape to smash the 24hr set time.
T & C’s Only one entry per new client, existing clients can bring multiple new clients and will be entered for each individual new client. Prize will be drawn on 30th September. Free month only available in the month of October 1-31st non transferrable to another month
Naples to Rome in aid of Air Ambulance
After a few weeks of planning prepping and changing the plans we can now announce that Gavin, Mike Elms and Steve Smith will be walking from Naples to Rome in aid of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. This will take place 7 – 12 Sept, The guys are going to have to cover around 30 miles a day for 5 days plus elevation. This will by no means be an easy feat and should test them to the max. In aid to raise as much as possible for this great charity we will be sharing a just giving link plus any donations welcome at circuits, (could you put in an envelope and write “charity walk” on the envelope) We are funding this fully ourselves so every penny will guaranteed get to the Air Ambulance. We never know when we, our family our or friends may need their help, so lets help them now.
Follow the Link for the just giving page.
Mini Military are launching their fourth mud run, not only is this a first its also exclusively for kids age 4 – 16. (don’t worry mum and dad you can run with the little ones) An adult needs to accompany children under the age of 10 years.
As many of you have tried larger event such as the Wolf Run and Iron Run, we are taking this and scaling it down to a fun 2, 5 and 9k course. The course entry fee is £15 and will include a medal and other goodies late entry fee £20 plus fees. We are running this to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, secondly we will be raising awareness of all available sports clubs in the Area to get more children active and involved in all that Rugby has to offer.
So what do you need to do, firstly act fast tickets are limited and selling fast, and remember when booking we need, Name, DOB and any medical awareness, Emergency contact details and Email to send your info and of course please put down if you are representing a team.
otherwise get set to have a great day and loads of fun.
The ratio of adult runners should be a maximum of 1 adult per child.
All money raised from adult ticket prices will 100% minus booking fees incurred.The event will be held just outside of Rugby. The first wave a ‘fast ‘wave for the children if they wish to challenge themselves against other kids. It will be a 5k race to the finish with an additional prize awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
Mini Military Mud Run Taster @ Tanks, Trucks & Firepower Show 2015
The Mini Military Mud Run began in 2014, organised by Rugby company Military Fitness Circuits as a great way to raise money for charity. The event has grown quickly with hundreds of runners taking part annually. After recent success with Pain and Suffering Events the team at MFC are incredibly proud to announce their association with another successful company in Tanks, Trucks and Firepower show. On the day you will be able to attempt an obstacle course that has been designed by the team. But don’t worry you won’t get wet this is just a taster of things to come at one of their own races
We will be attending the Tanks, Trucks and Firepower show in Dunchurch, 29th, 30th and 31st August 2015. http://www.tankstrucksandfirepower.co.uk/index.html
With the obstacle course taster at the show the minimum age is 4 and any children under 10 needs to be accompanied by an adult.
People entering the obstacle course must have a valid show ticket along with the obstacle course ticket. Under 5’s have free entry to the show, but would still need a obstacle course ticket.
To get the best price purchase your tickets online here
Ticket prices are as follows:
Child Show Ticket (age 5-16) £3.50 online (£4.00 on the gate)
Obstacle Course £4.00 online (£5.00 on show day)
Adult Show Ticket £7.50 online (£9.00 on the gate)
WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE
EXCITING NEWS WE ARE MOVING PREMISES.
We have been at our current home for our 3 years in business, Due to the increasing numbers and options available we will be Moving classes to Rugby School, As of the 1st of June the timetable will be in effect with all classes at RUGBY SCHOOL.
We will be launching the Full Timetable tomorrow night and holding a very special competition for those who share the post. We will randomly select the winner who will receive 1 months free classes and a place on our next rugby based Bootcamp.
Unfortunately we will be unable to offer Spin during our stay at Rugby School. To this end we will be offering the spin bikes for a rental fee of £25 a month until —–
We are currently working with Rugby Planning department to open our very own facilities so we can bring back the classes and make the necessary changes to push the benefits and capabilities of Military Fitness Circuits to an even higher level.
Your support and efforts as always are gratefully appreciated and please inbox any questions you may have.
Mini Military Mud Run at Pain and Suffering June 6/7th, Rockingham Castle
We can now announce that the Mini Military Mud Run will be at the Pain and Suffering June 6/7th, Rockingham Castle. we will be setting up a new course at the site to really challenge the little mud runners, Another event we are truly looking forward to.
Don’t worry though Mums and Dads why not get yourself booked into the adults awesome race, choose from 5k, 10k or 10 mile, and if your tough enough go for the Legends status.
For all those who train with Military Fitness at any of our units – Rugby, Lutterworth, Towcester and Northampton you also get a great discount. If you don’t then get among and join in to earn your discount and run with a fantastic team.
Due to huge request we are launching 4 new classes.
Monday 130pm – Spin
Tuesday 430pm – Teenagers only
Wednesday 130pm – Circuits
Friday 130pm – Strength and conditioning
All starting as of MONDAY 16th March
Once again these are included in your monthly payments or £3.50 for circuits £4 for spin.
Bootcamp New dates
With the 1 day Military Fitness Circuits Residential Bootcamp being such a huge success we have decided to launch another option for you all… The next Bootcamp will have an option of 2 days – 16th and 17th May 2015. Here is how it works each day will run from 830 am – 4pm. Your options 1 day £50 or 2 days £75. You get to go home for the night in-between – places are limited so a £10 deposit secures your place. Any questions as always please ask away.
Mini Military Mud Run update
Places are selling fast, 900 places have gone already, only 100 left, have you got yours? Fantastic event for the kids and of course the adults. Only a few weeks left to get the kids tickets for £15 (will increase to £20 in April). Adults run for free we just ask for a donation on the day to one of the charity buckets to support a great cause. Book your place here
Due to Insanity’s massive popularity from this week 11th March, we will be launching another class – Wednesday 7pm bookings now available here
Pain and Suffering Approved Training Establishment
Military Fitness Circuits have teamed up and become an approved training establishment for Pain and Suffering events. These guys are some of the most professional and driven people we have had the chance to work with.
What this means for you – 20% off pain and suffering events for members of MFC. The opportunity to become a reaper – if you love dishing out Press ups, Burpees or any other of the crazy exercises you have learnt then volunteer to become a reaper at the event and get your next race free. Sign up to be come a reaper here
Any question contact us.
New INSANITY Classes
INSANITY is coming to Military Fitness Circuits – Starting Tuesday 3rd March at 6.00pm and Thursday 5th March at 6.00am
£3.50 per class and it’s INCLUDED in your monthly payment if you pay monthly!
Please, if you are thinking of attending any of these classes then book online! The maximum amount of people we can have in the class is 30, so book to avoid disappointment.
If your not sure what INSANITY is all about then come along and try the class, your not forced to do anything you don’t want to! There are always modifications to exercises to make them easier or harder for that matter! You work at your own level.
Hopefully see you all at one of the classes! #ichoose
Yoga and Pilates Classes Starting Saturday 7th March at 10.30am *** NEW TIME 09:30 from 21st March***
These classes will be bi weekly to start with starting this Saturday 7th March at 10.30am. The classes are being led by a highly qualified instructor Sharron Morrow. Sharron has years of experience in the fitness industry and her speciality of Pilates & Yoga combined. £3.50 per class or included in the monthly packages. No additional fees for car parking etc needed. See you all there
Half Marathon Training for the Rugby half marathon commencing Saturday 14th March 0930
16week programme designed to boost performance regardless of starting fitness. Each session will focus on endurance, stamina or speed, building so that everyone can see gains clearly. Alongside the weekly session there will be advice on further training, distance progression and nutrition. Every session will be structured with a warm up, drills, main set and cool down/ stretch. We will base sessions at the GEC training ground off Hillmorton Road, where there is plenty of parking and access to a range of great training opportunities. Whatever your ability or goal, the programme offers a simple way to improve your running fitness.
Cost for the complete programme is £30 payable at the start of the course or £3.50 payg
Terms and conditions apply
Non refundable, not included in monthly packages
The Absolute Beginner”
•Not for you?
•Think everyone else knows what they’re doing and seems really fit? •Don’t want to feel embarrassed or out of place?
•Have you ever walked away or tried and not gone back?
Well join the club!
Most people who join fitness classes experience the same feeling at one time or another.
Let us help and support you on a new special journey in a safe, understanding environment, with people who have taken that leap, understand your fears, and can help you overcome them to a new you.
We have introduced a new programme for:
“The Absolute Beginner”
Starting: 19th March, Rugby Studio.
Thursday evenings: 5:30-6:30pm
The programme will run for 8 consecutive weeks.
“Absolute Beginners” will give you the knowledge, skills and techniques you need that you can enjoy any circuit session with confidence. You will know what is expected of you by the instructor, and how to do it.
We will concentrate on all the stations that you will come across at Military Fitness Circuits.
Each week we will focus on the technique and form required for a particular station, so that you can perform each exercise safely and in the knowledge you are doing it right.
At the end of each session you will put into practice what you have learnt in a series of mini circuits.
By the end of the 8th week you will be armed with the knowledge and skill to walk into the next level of Circuit with any of the instructors at Military Fitness Circuits.
Places are restricted to no more than 15 in the class.
***All for the fantastic offer price:
A perfect start for yourself or a friend.
It does not matter what your level of fitness is, this is the perfect way to start your fitness journey.
For more information or booking please inbox message us.
On completion of this course you will get your first full class free of charge.
remember only 15 places so get involved and learn all of the exercises correctly and work your way up to full classes.
Thursday 25th September
6pm Whinfield Rec, Off Clifton Road, Rugby
Charity Circuit http://4robin.co.uk
Robin was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2009, when he was just 23 years old. During the following two years, Robin underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Tragically in November 2011, the tumour became aggressive and sadly Robin passed away in March 2012.
Robin had so many qualities – he was handsome, clever, kind, quick-witted, strong, courageous and brave . A very special person, a bright light, a ray of sunshine, a unique individual, who always thought of others.
Robin started fund raising for the Willow Foundation, in January 2012, with the creation of the “Robin” badge – and thereafter, fundraising began for Brain Tumour UK and Myton hospice. Please support us to to continue fund raising by donating to one of Robin’s chosen charities
Saturday 5th April – PLEASE CAN YOU HELP – FREE CLASSES
Due to the Paintball changing date we are going to be opening our doors to everyone for free.
Here is the timetable (with a brief explanation) taking place this Saturday 5th April.
1pm Circuits – duration 1hr – Our standard class, 5 rows with multi exercise on each row.
2pm Spin – duration 1hr – Standard spin class
3pm Trail Run – duration 1hr – 1hr 30 – This class is going to be for all levels from beginners through to Elite. We guarantee mud and fun, no large distance to run, we will get wet and we will get dirty during this class.
All of this will be GREAT FUN and FREE for everyone MEMBERS and NON MEMBERS so please share.
New class in Lutterworth
Fridays 6.00pm at Louise Middleton’s Dance Studio, The Studio, First Floor, 7 High Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4AT
New classes in Northampton
Wednesdays 9.30am & Thursdays 7.35pm at Oncore Dance Academy Studios, Footshape House, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, NN2 6HT
New Spin Classes launched
Rugby – Mondays 8pm, Thursdays 9.30am & 8pm, Fridays 1pm and Saturdays 10.45am. Book on-line to secure your place.
MFC are proud to support the Old Laurentian’s Under 11’s team
A fantastic team of coaches are helping the boys continually improve their level of understanding a performance. This MFC feel deserves recognition and support by means of sponsorship
MFC Ladies smash Birmingham half Marathon
Bonita De Souza, Vanessa Myers, Shelley Lea, Emma McGahey, Ellen Manning, Kathryn Blackmore and Sarah Gerrard joined more than 20,000 other runners who took to the streets of Britain’s second city to run the 13.1 mile circuit.
The women completed the half marathon in October, each achieving and exceeding their own personal goals.
Office manager, Kathryn Blackmore trains with MFC twice a week. Last year, the 33-year-old set some fitness goals with her sister, and decided to enter events while raising money for a charity along the way.
She said: “I have now completed the September Wolf Run and the Birmingham Half Marathon and am the fittest and healthiest I have ever been.
“I don’t diet anymore and don’t have an issue with my weight and am proud of my accomplishments none of which would have been achieved without the help and support of MFC. “
The 34-year-old said: “MFC gave me the confidence to believe in myself that a half marathon was even achievable, from someone who struggled to run around a block to running a half marathon was a major personal achievement for me.
“I don’t think I could have done it without the continued support from Gavin and the team.
“Finishing the race was incredible, I was so emotional and close to tears seeing the finishing line. What an achievement, and I raised nearly £400 for the Brain Tumour Charity 59 Heart Fund in memory of my mum, Bridget De Souza too.”
Sarah Gerrard, who works part time in accounts and is a mum-of-two, added a personal training session with Gavin every week to her schedule to get ready for her first half marathon.
The 32-year-old explained: “PT with Gavin at MFC was a massive help in building up my strength especially in my legs and the circuits gave me good overall conditioning and levels of fitness.”
“I found it tough but the feeling when you run down Broad Street to the finish line was totally exhilarating. I got a massive sense of achievement out of
running the race and couldn’t have asked for more supportive people than my fellow MFC members who ran as well.”
Journalist Ellen Manning had already run a half marathon before the race but wanted to finish in under two hours.
The 31-year-old followed a half marathon training programme to get ready for the race, but she said: ”When I first told Gavin I was training for a half marathon I said I might do less circuit training and more running. He advised me to keep up the circuits as extra leg strength and core strength would help my running. How right he was!
“I carried on going to Military Fitness as well as my running training plan and found that as my training runs got longer and race day came my legs felt more than ready for the challenge. The great thing about MFC was that I had a group of people to train with and get advice from.
“On the day itself, travelling to Birmingham with the MFC guys, preparing, running, and celebrating afterwards made the whole day more fun than I could have possibly hoped. I made my sub two hour time with 1hr 58 and had a great time while doing it.”
Liam’s Charity Circuit
Come and join us for Liam’s Charity Circuit on Saturday 14th September 12.30pm at GEC Recreation Ground, Rugby. A family fun day is being held in aid of a Rugby dad after a near fatal meningitis attack. For more details of the event CLICK HERE >>
New Circuits in Towcester
Wednesdays 6pm – Venue: Sponne School Field, Brackley Road, Towcester, NN12 6DJ.
New Circuits in Lutterworth
Starting Thursday 8th August 6.30pm – Venue: The Studio (Louise Middleton School of Dance), First Floor, 7 High Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4AT.
Heat’s no Match for MFC Charity Trio
Three members of Rugby’s Military Fitness Circuits braved the heat and blazing sunshine and completed their first half marathon for charity – and all were under three hours.
The trio – Sorrel Nickless, Shelley Walters and Laura Stanton – all train with the family-run fitness company and took part in the Milton Keynes Half Marathon in aid of the NSPCC in July.
Their combined efforts, along with others’ help means that they have raised more than £1,000 for the good cause with more coming in.
Laura, who lives in Strawberry Fields, finished the race in 2:52:25, said: “It was made even more of a challenge by the heat, it wasn’t easy but it was achievable, I saw a lot of people walking and I wasn’t having any of that!
“We all ran together for the first seven miles and then the heat slowed me down. There were so many spectators cheering you on it was brilliant, people with water pistols, garden hoses and one guy with a bag of ice of which a handful ended up in my sports bra to keep me cool!”
The Language Development Worker with Coventry City Council, said she only realised training partner Shelley was a neighbour when she started running.
She added: “It felt great crossing the line knowing I was able to run the whole way, something this time last year or even Christmas time I would not have felt possible.”
The 31-year-old added: “In the classes since completing the run someone has congratulated me for the achievement and that just goes to show the Military Fitness Circuits ethos of being a family and achieving together runs through everyone who is a member.”
Shelley Walters, who also lives in Strawberry Fields, completed the run in 2.45:21.
The administrator, who works at Asda, said: “To train we did two or three indoor Military Fitness Circuits sessions and Saturday outdoors and a few Tuesday night sessions.
“I went from a clothes size 16 to a size 8 in a year. This was our longest ever run and can honestly say without Military Fitness Circuits training would never even have attempted this.”
The 41-year-old added: “It was brilliant when we saw Laura and ran with her for a while – gave us a real boost. The trainers, Rob and Gav were so encouraging and wearing the green MFC vest gives you a real sense of pride!”
Sorrel Nickless, who lives near the town centre, completed the race in 2.45.
The 33-year-old manager for Network Rail, said: “We’d done a couple of 5 and 10km before but nothing like this. Having seen Laura sign up for the MK half marathon we thought we’d give it a go and signed up too.
“Now I’ve never been fit, sporty, fast or even co-ordinated but not once at Military Fitness Circuits have I ever felt second best or that I’ll be laughed at if I give something a go. Gav and Rob have been amazing with advice on doing things in different ways and so so encouraging. And that’s what gave us a real boost to believe in ourselves and give it a go.
“I felt so proud to be running with the other ladies in our MFC green vests. We honestly would never have done it had it not been for MFC.
“Shelley’s got a brand new body and it’s helped me get over a serious accident. And of course we met the gorgeous Laura who started this whole half marathon thing off! She’s a legend!”
Pink Ladies Kick Cancer into Touch
More than 100 Military Fitness Circuits members donned their special pink vests and ran raising nearly £2,000 for cancer research.
Ladies from across the area joined together to take part in the Race for Life and kick cancer into touch in the world-famous grounds of Rugby School on Sunday.
Entering the 5km event as a group was the brainchild of Sophie Smith who admits never thought she would get quite so many to take part.
Sporting tributes to loved ones, the ladies all congregated together before the event and raised a cheer as the group was announced over the loudspeakers.
In an emotional race, member Sarah Gerard came an outstanding fourth place in the run, finishing 23 in minutes.
Lead trainer, Gavin Daniels said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our members turn out in support of this great charity.
“Everyone has worked hard to be fit enough to complete the race, and I’m really proud of every one who took part. Many of our other members volunteered to help marshal the event.
“This is such a testament to the commitment, team spirit and family values we all share at Military Fitness Circuits.”
Sunday Time Changes in Rugby
There are new times for Sunday classes in Rugby as from 7th July. Boxercise (Impact Studios) 10am and Trail Training 11am
New Outdoor Class in Daventry
Thursday’s 6.30pm class in Daventry is now outdoors. From Thursday 11th July the class is taking place at the Mayfield Park Sports Club, Royal Star Drive, Daventry, NN11 5FZ (behind the club house on the grass) – see you there
Simply the Best…
Family-run fitness company, Military Fitness Circuits is the best in Rugby – and that’s official!
The company, which now operates from venues in Rugby, Lutterworth, Daventry and Northampton, was shortlisted in three categories at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards and walked away with the Small Business of the Year prize.
The business was also in the running for the Business Newcomer category, while favourite instructor, Rob Wallace finalist for the Employee of the Year prize.
The glittering awards ceremony, which was attended by the great and good of the town, was held at the Dunchurch Park Hotel.
Military Fitness Circuits has been running for less than two years and trains more than 800 people a week at all levels from beginners to elite. The company has also established business links with other companies across the town, encouraging mutual discounts and sharing best practice.
They have recently established new classes for children and new mums and are extending their empire to include children’s parties over the coming months.
Lead instructor, Gavin Daniels said: “We are incredibly proud to have won this award.
“This achievement is a testament not just to the hard work of all the Military Fitness Circuits team but also to the loyalty of our clients who trust us to deliver fun, fresh classes that really give results.
“The past two years have been a real whirlwind, with the company expanding beyond recognition. The best is yet to come, however, and we already have a huge number of exciting developments in the pipeline.
“Watch this space!”
Daventry Timetable Change
As from Thursday 4th July classes in Daventry will be 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New Outdoor classes to be announced soon.
Alex’s Charity Circuit Update
Alex’s charity circuit has so far raised £375
Brave Alex is a Mini-Military Marvel!
Young Alex Martin is proving that age is no barrier to fitness as he puts the adults through their paces at a special class being held next weekend.
The six-year-old, who suffers with systemic onset juvenile arthritis, will be holding the fitness class at the Winfield Recreation Ground in Rugby on Saturday in association with Military Fitness Circuits.
Alex, who attends Long Lawford Primary School, was first diagnosed at the age of just two, after being very ill and unable to stand and walk for six months.
Since diagnosis Alex has been on a daily dose of ibuprofen and paracetamol as well as steroids. Initially the professionals hoped to reduce his daily drugs regime after six months, but three years on his condition is still severe enough to require daily steroids.
Since diagnosis the brave little lad has spent two Easters, two birthdays and one Christmas in hospital. He often has joint injections where he is put under general anaesthetic and has steroids injected directly into his painful joints. The injections are meant to last up to 10 months but generally after a few weeks his have worn off.
He goes to hospital every two weeks for an infusion and has weekly chemotherapy injections. Due to all of the medication he is on his immune system is compromised and even a cold or chicken pox can lead to him being hospitalised.
The arthritis has even affected his eyes and he now has glasses and cataracts in both eyes.
Lead instructor, Gavin Daniels said: “We think Alex is an amazing little boy and a real inspiration to everyone.
“Despite all he has been through he is still the happiest boy around and brings a smile to everyone he meets. He never moans and sadly counts hospital as his second home.
“The money raised from the special class will go towards charities that support children like him. We are proud to support Alex and I’m sure he will teach us a thing or two in the process!”
Alex will be putting fitness fiends through their paces at 10.45am on Saturday 22 June. The class is being held at the Winfield Recreation Ground in Rugby and will be open to both adults and children.
Rugby’s Boxercise Class – Venue Change
As from Friday 5th July the Friday and Sunday Boxercise class which is currently held at G Force will now be held at Impact Studios.
Northampton here we come
As of Saturday 22nd June, 9.45am MFC will be launching a new class in Northampton. Classes will be held at The Racecourse, Northampton, NN1 4LG and remain £3 pay as you go.
Two New Classes for all The Family
The Military Fitness Circuits family will be growing in June, adding two new classes for mums and kids.
The new sessions include Military Mums, a specialist class aimed at both new mums and mums-to-be.
Expertly designed by former Navy PT instructor Gavin Daniels and his midwife partner Carrie Smith, the classes will focus on key areas including core muscles and pelvic floor exercises.
The classes will run every week at 1.30pm from the Military Fitness Circuits base at Mill Road in Rugby from Wednesday 5 June.
And for slightly older children, there will be a new class aimed at 8 to 15-year-olds. The Mini Military Circuits will concentrate on fun and fitness but without the weight training enjoyed by their parents.
The Mini Military classes will also be held on Wednesdays at the Mill Road studio, from 4.30pm onwards.
Classes are 60 minutes long and are £3 per session for military mums and £2 for under 16s, please note siblings pay £1 when attending together.
Gavin Daniels, Lead Fitness Instructor, said: “Military Fitness Circuits really is one big family and we’ve had many members asking us about extending our classes so that mums and kids can join in.
“We already have classes for beginners, intermediates and elites and we hope that with these new classes we can help new mums to stay fit throughout their pregnancy and beyond, and also encourage healthy habits and a real enthusiasm for fitness in young people.”
For more information and to book the classes visit www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 01788 310155
Work Out to Help Out !
Exercise-lovers are being urged to give a little more than just sweat and effort at a special charity class being held in June.
Military Fitness Circuits, the Rugby-based family-run business is encouraging all-comers to take part in the session at Winfield Recreation Ground in the town on Sunday 9 June.
Starting at 1pm, the class costs just £5 and all money raised will go to local charity, Hope4.
The outdoor class, which is suitable for all levels of fitness, will raise money for the good cause, which supports homeless and badly housed people in the Rugby area.
Lead instructor, Gavin Daniels said: “Anyone who has ever experienced a class with us here at Military Fitness Circuits will know that we pride ourselves on being one big, supportive community.
“Hope4 is a fantastic charity and does some great work with people across the area. This charity class is just one of the ways we are extending the Military Fitness Circuits community, and what better way to raise money than to do it while having fun and keeping fit!”
Residential Bootcamp with MFC in Powys, Wales announced
On the 16 – 20 September 2013 we will be holding our first residential bootcamp, a fantastic week of fitness and fun, facilities include a 250 acre farm with Gymnasium, Sauna and swimming pool. Cost for this is £450 for the week to include fully qualified chef cooking nutritional meals throughout. Not many spaces left so don’t miss out, payment instalment options available.