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Why Burn it Fitness?

Not Your Traditional Gym

Founded in April 2008 by passionate fitness professionals, Burn It Fitness has become a Blackheath landmark having helped over 1000 local residents achieve their goals and feel great. Burn It Fitness is the leading local Fitness Specialist for people wanting to improve their health, increase their energy, reach their training goals, lose weight and look great. We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive community, helping busy new mums, regular marathon runners and everyone else that wants to boost their confidence and reach their goals.

Unlike traditional gyms or Boot Camp style classes that can be intimidating, impersonal and lack accountability, Burn It Fitness offers a personal solution delivered in a
friendly environment by experts. No matter who you are, we take the time to understand your personal needs and deliver the results you deserve.

 


 

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Meredith Wilkinson, Group Personal Training

Olwen has lost 10% of her body weight over winter, starting at 86 kg and is now down to 77kg.

What was your reason for starting training?

I'm a relatively active dog owner, cycled locally, watched my diet but I kept getting heavier. I needed an alternative to the pub after work. I wanted to cut my weight and alcohol intake. I knew Burn It to be a welcoming and fun group, so once back in Greenwich joining up was a 'no brainer'.

How did you feel back then?

I regretted losing fitness, the weight gain and it was a struggle to get my knees near my elbows! I felt silly as I had previously been fit and all the exercises felt really difficult. I felt tearful a few times! I was often lost in classes, but was carried by the good vibes of the group.

Why did you want to make changes and how are you feeling now?

I knew I would be happier and have an easier daily life with regular high intensity exercise. I had just given up a stable career, retrained and started a new job, in a team with an average age 15 - 20 years younger than me. We work in an old building with really steep stairs; I wanted to be able to talk while walking up 4 flights!

Now I feel leaner and don't notice hills or get out of breath much (except at Burn It). My outlook is more positive than 6 months ago, setbacks are still frequent but surmountable. Instead of dwelling on the tough times I go to a class, generally have a laugh and forget it.

What has motivated you to build on previous successes?

Getting fitter and losing weight is a long, gradual journey, so I appreciated small changes and improvements and keep telling myself I've done great just turning up. The BurnIt structure of measurement e.g. start/ end of bootcamp and 1-2-1 fitness reviews makes the progress real. I had a bad month or two, as everyone does, but it was easy to get back on track as both the Trainers and Burners only say positive things. This has been a lovely bubble of encouragement and smiles through a very challenging year.

The Burn It Fitness September and January Intensity Bootcamps gave me a plan to follow and it worked both times! I planned a ski trip in February, then loved feeling stronger so much that I booked to go back in April, with the goal of losing more so I'd get in my favourite ski pants!!! My daughter demanded on day 2, that we take it easier whereas 2 years ago she was bored at my lack of adventure.

What challenges have you faced this time?

Getting to 'enough' classes to keep improving is hard at times, even though I only have myself, work and the dog to plan for these days. Long term knee pain (old injuries and early onset osteoarthritis) means I have to pace myself and ask for adjustments in classes.

3 top tips getting to where I am now

1 - Talk to the trainers and Burn It members, arrange to see them at classes or for a review and copy what the long term members do. 
2- Plan classes and rest days at the start of each week, so turning out is routine. 
3 - Set short term achievable goals and reward yourself for sticking at it. Make it easy and be kind to yourself!

What would you say to a member feeling how you did but looking to commit to Burn It Fitness?

Do it, do it ,do it !!! Give it a month, ask the trainers for help when it is hard, lean on other members for encouragement, accept it is tough and tell yourself you are fantastic for making a change. You really will laugh through the effort and see results beyond what you can achieve on your own!

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Olwen Davie, Outdoor Group Training

I have loved training with Burn It, Julie really knows how to push me and keep me coming back for more. I have finally lost my baby weight and feel so much stronger than I did 4 months ago. If you are looking for a great team of trainers who really do go the extra mile then you have found the right place. Thank you to you all

Jen Depold, Personal Training Member

In the run up to my wedding I really wanted to look and feel my best so I signed up for 6 months of personal training. I dropped over 7% body fat and 1.2 stone. I can honestly say it was one of the best decissions I have ever made. Exercise has always been part of my life but I never really pushed myself. I have just signed up for another 6 months I loved it so much! Give it a try you won't regret it.

Anne, Personal Training Member

I joined Burn It Fitness because I wanted to feel better about the way I looked and feel more confident in myself. Really becoming fitter is a very welcome byproduct of just wanting to feel better about myself, which I do, and did as soon as I started working out. I look better and feel like a different person.

Brian, Group Personal Training

So far I have lost 2.3 stone with Burn It Fitness. I have been attending for about a year now and feel nothing short than a new man. My main goal was to be able to keep up with my kids and to get my confidence back. I have so much more energy now and enjoy exercise and seeing what I can achieve during each workout. I would highly recommend Burn It to anyone!

Adam, Personal Training Member

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