Newsletter January 2020

2020 at Horsham Fitness means the launch of our very own app!

We are very excited to launch our brand new app designed especially for all our HF members to improve communication, enhance accountability and build team friendships.

The app will be for members only to improve communications between trainers and members and also to add that little something extra to your HF membership.

The app lets you chat within your groups and other groups, private message your friends, photo share and organise socials plus lots more. We hope this will enhance your experience with us and for many boost your likelihood of success with reaching your health and fitness goals.

When you sign up to the Jan 2020 programme we’ll get you a log in and get you started!

New Year Resolutions

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 6th Jan ready to start working towards your 2020 goals.

With all our normal days and times back up and running after the Christmas break we hope you can make full use of them and really get the results you want.

Be sure to read our write up below on ‘5 steps to achieving your New Year goals’ to really get the ball rolling.

6th Jan – 16th Feb 2020
24th Feb – 5th April 2020
13th April – 24th May 2020
1st June – 12th July 2020
20th July – 30th August 2020
7th Sept – 18th Oct 2020
26th Oct – 20th Dec 2020 (8 week block)



Mon 0600, 0930, 1815 and 1915
Weds 0600, 0930, 1815, and 1915
Thurs 0600, 0930, 1815 and 1915
Sat 0830
Sun 0830
Only Wednesday sessions in gap week

Saturday 4th January 2020:
0830 FREE Saturday session
No Sunday session on Sunday 5th gap week.
Monday 6th January 2020:
Start of 6 week programme

Congratulations to Kerry this month’s Member of the Month. Kerry proves that commitment, consistency, and hard work gets awesome results.

Kerry has a great attitude towards her fitness, she is always positive and always determined, and her friendly personality makes her a great asset to HF and a pleasure to train.

Kerry’s excellent kettlebell form has allowed her to go from strength to strength and in the last block achieved many new kettlebell personal bests so a huge well done from us all.

Here’s what Kerry has to say about HF;

“I made a tentative, once-a-week start at Horsham Fitness in September 2017 with many unused gym memberships behind me. Thanks to the support and encouragement of Katie, Mark and Don, it quickly became a regular part of my routine 3 days a week and the first “fitness regime” I’ve ever stuck to consistently.

The group atmosphere is great and I like the progressive 6 week structure and the different workout styles on different days (Kettlebell Thursdays, my favourite!). I’ve discovered I love exercising outdoors and feeling the difference in the seasons – it makes me feel alive in a way the gym never would.

Horsham Fitness has been transformational for me, taking me from someone who dodged exercise to someone who spends their day looking forward to 6.15pm. And yes, I can see that I’m lifting kettlebells I never imagined I could, but on top of that the benefits to my mental health and how I feel have been immeasurable.

Thank you for that Horsham Fitness!”

5 steps to achieving your New Years fitness goals

1. Assess your lifestyle

Everyone’s lifestyle is different. We all have busy lives, working long days or shifts, holidaying and juggling family and friends, however these shouldn’t be excuses to get in shape and get the results you want.

Everyone can get results therefore assess your lifestyle and create training and nutrition goals to fit around your life.

2. Have a SMART goal

The next step is set a goal following the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time) principle. Just saying you want to ‘lose weight’ won’t help you progress.

A better goal would be:

‘I want to lose half a stone (specific) of body fat in 6 weeks (measurable, achievable, time), so I can look great on the beach this summer and fit into my clothes again! (relevant).’

Once you have set your goal write it down, stick it on your fridge and make it a top priority in your life.

3. Create healthy nutritional habits

No matter what your specific goal is follow these healthy habits and you will be more likely to achieve

Plan your food intake daily eating smaller portions more often
Ensure every meal contains protein
Eat vegetables at each meal
Eat a mix of healthy fats
Replace refined/simple carbs with unrefined/complex carbs
Drink 2-4 litres of water a day

The great thing about these habits is that they’re extremely flexible to different lifestyles and can be tailored to what works best for you.

4. Hold yourself accountable

Signing onto a fitness programme that works or hiring a personal trainer are ways of staying accountable but also telling your friends and family what you want to achieve will make you accountable and more likely to stick to your goals.

Another great tip is to find a training partner then if you’re not feeling up to training but your partner is you’re not going to want to let him/her down by not showing up.

5. Set performance goals

Training needs to be fun. Setting yourself performance goals can provide the impetus to stay consistent.

Instead of just setting a body composition goal add something like, ‘I want to be able to perform 10 squats with the 20kg kettlebell with perfect form in 6 weeks’.

Then break it down further into smaller chunks giving yourself small wins often for example six squats by week 3, eight by week 5 etc.

The New Year can provide great motivation for many people who want to get into shape.

It’s important however to set proper goals, create the right habits and hold yourself accountable to these resolutions.

We are very pleased to have Libby Nash as part of the HF trainer team, her enthusiasm, technical detail and professionalism are great qualities, perfect for the HF team.

You may have already met Libby at Sunday sessions however adding to this she is now going to be our regular 0600 Monday trainer from the New Year. We know you’ll make her feel very welcome in that slot and bring her up to speed on all your names, abilities and of course the banter!

Here’s a short write up from Libby;

“Hi I’m Libby, I am a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. I have always had a passion for health and fitness, seeing first hand the benefits of exercise for your physical and mental well being. I became a trainer because I want to share how exercise can be enjoyable and something that you look forward to everyday.

I have worked with a variety of people throughout my time as a trainer, helping them challenge themselves, move towards their goals and achieve things they never thought were possible.

I really enjoy pushing myself in my own training, whether its signing up for a half marathon or adding more weight to my barbell, I believe it is a really important thing for everyone to do. If its training that one extra day a week or picking up a slightly heavier weight in your next session, pushing yourself just that little bit more will bring massive results.

Group exercise is one of my favourite ways of training, not only is it easier to be motivated, there is a great team aspect of working together to achieve a common goal- whether that is just finishing those last few press ups!”

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