Say Hi to Sue 😊

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One of our amazing ladies

She messaged me last week – this is why I love my job!

Hi Julie

Just though I’d share what Fitterbody Ladies means to me and how it’s helped me…

So the last 2 Years have been difficult after losing both parents…

and all the crap that comes with it…

Bootcamp has been my therapy throughout 😊

you have saved me!!

Given me a new addiction…


and confidence…

helped me control my emotions…

by allowing me to release them…

I am fitter, leaner, stronger and healthier 💪

New goals for 2018

So THANK YOU all 😊










She’s a busy working mum…

juggling the kids…



and everything in between.

Sometimes she needs reminding she is amazing 😊

especially when she’s beating herself up for that slice of cake…

or glass of wine…

My message to Sue and all you amazing mums…

Remember how hard you have worked and how far you have come 😊

Julie x

p.s. If you want to make 2018 your year, drop me an email

New Year New You?!

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As we fast approach 2018 are you thinking to yourself New Year New Me??

Is this something you do every year…

start off strong and determined…

and then by March…

life has got in the way…

and you lose track of what you are looking to achieve…

and then come December…

you are feeling determined to start the New Year well…

and stick with it?

The problem often is you get bored…

lose motivation…

especially if you have just joined the local gym…

and you not really sure how to improve…

or if no one is kicking your butt for slacking…

or checking your nutrition…

without paying hundreds of pounds for a personal trainer

That’s where Fitterbody ladies is different 😊

Not only are we a bunch of likeminded women…

who support each other…

we pride ourselves on the importance of ensuring each of sessions is unique to eliminate boredom…

our accountability structure of weight and body fat monitoring allows us to help you to stay on track…

the nutrition plans are designed to fit with each individual…

So rather than start off strong and give up 3 months later, why not come for a couple of free taster sessions to see what it’s all about? 

Drop me an email 😊

Julie x

Losing the Work Load

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I know it can be challenging to find the time to exercise, especially when you spend most days in the work office.  The good thing is, you’re not alone! We can all struggle to schedule in an exercise routine, but it doesn’t mean it’s not possible.

I always work out early morning, before work as I find excuses to not go after a busy day in the office.  But if you can’t get to a session for some reason, there are plenty of ways to incorporate small activities into your work day, which not only increase your fitness, but help to break the boring routine in the office.

To make sure you are working those muscles and getting your heart pumping, try the following:

Walk to work

If you live close enough, ditch the car or bus and walk or ride your bike to work! If you live further than walking distance, park further away, or get off at the earlier stop and walk the rest of the way. You will feel energized from the fresh air, getting that extra oxygen pumping through your organs and muscles, stimulating that brain of yours!

Eat your lunch out

Whether you packed your own lunch, or you need to go buy it somewhere, eating out of the office is a nice way to refresh and recharge. Walking to your lunch destination will burn those extra calories and give you a change of scenery. Try walking to a nearby park or somewhere outdoors for some fresh air and sun.

Take the stairs instead

Wherever possible, take the stairs instead of the lift. With every step, imagine your legs and butt getting stronger and more defined! You will burn way more calories climbing those steps than standing still. And will add to your daily cardio too.

Be social

A colleague down the hall needs a document? Take it to them! Need to pass on a message to your boss? Walk to their office and give it to them personally. This extra walking will not only add to your cardio, but allows you to rest your eyes from the computer screen, get off that chair, and socialise!

Sit with a straight back

Sitting up, rather than slouching or leaning on the back rest, is a great way to engage your core, and strengthen your posture. You could swap your office chair for an exercise ball to help you remember to sit up straight.

Stand up!

Standing keeps your blood circulating throughout your whole body, and engages more muscles than when you are sitting. When you stand, you burn around 50 more calories per hour than when you sit. This adds up over the working week – if you stood for around 2 hours a day, 5 days a week, you will be burning an extra 500 calories!

So try standing up to take a phone call, or have your tea breaks standing rather than sitting in the tea room. If your train or bus has limited seats, no worries! You have been sitting at your desk long enough, so why not enjoy the ride standing, and tighten those muscles to stay upright as you fight the bumps along the way!

Have a fabulous day 🙂

Julie x

Where did she GO???

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You know…the girl you USED to be…

The easy going one…

whose head never wanted to explode over the kid’s busy schedule…

or the fact that her husband is stuck on the motorway on his way home again…

The fun and carefree one…

who didn’t worry about stuff when she went to bed…

so that she would be rested to tackle her to-do list tomorrow…

The confident lady who was ready to see AND take on the world…

You didn’t lose her!

I promise…

She may have got a little distracted in her role as Mum…

As wife…

As housekeeper…

As dog walker…

And whether it is 1 year or 20 years later…

you can find her!

I found her in my morning workouts…

She came out to remind me that I am…




and I can love me.

If we can help you find your inner you, drop me an email.

Julie x

The Truth about Recovery is that you Never Really Recover!

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Did you know that you don’t actually “get fitter” when exercising? In fact, what you are actually doing is elevating your heart rate and breaking down muscle tissue.

The “fit” part comes in after, when you are resting. This is when your body gets to work on repairing tissue damage and strengthening your muscles. Your body then gets a little bit stronger and fitter than it was before and then you go and do it all again.

The problem with this is that we do not fully recover between these workouts. Some of the fatigue stays with us and accumulates during training. After weeks and weeks of pounding your body, you may find it harder to get fitter because you are experiencing exhaustion.

This is why it is important to take a whole week off once in a while (every 10-12 weeks) in order for your body to fully recover and make better and faster progress after. This allows your nervous system to recover and your body to heal any minor strains or tears you may have.

Worried your fitness levels might decline? Don’t be. It takes around one month of total inactivity for your body to start breaking down muscle tissue. Instead, you will come back refreshed, motivated and stronger than ever.

Worried you will gain fat? If you continue to eat clean, you will not gain any fat. You could maybe even add in an extra cheat meal to really give your metabolism a change.

Give yourself a break and enjoy other activities life has to offer. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

Julie x

This is the Best Excuse to Ask your Partner for a Massage

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Think about the first thing you do after stubbing your toe or hitting your funny bone (aside from shouting out the most obscene words you can think of).

Instinctively you place your hand over the injured toe, right?

Similarly, what is the first thing you do when you get a muscle cramp?

You place your hands on the muscle and rub. These natural instincts of healing pain through human touch is the core of massage therapy.

Regular massage therapy is more than a luxury. You should see it as part of your dedication to living healthily.

Infact, regular massage therapy has been proven to improve range of motion, reduce recovery time and increase muscle tone and flexibility.

A massage can also increases circulation; eliminating toxins and other waste.

Having regular massages will ensure that your body works at its optimal level.

This is important for us ladies at bootcamp to enhance performance, maximise gains and reduce your risk for injury.

What better excuse to get your partner to give you a nice, relaxing massage? After all, it’s for your health!

Looking for Amazing Inspiration – Say Hello to Louise

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Her journey with us at Fitterbody Ladies Bootcamp started just a few short months ago in April. She joined to get fitter and feel better about herself.

Louise has been amazingly consistent with her sessions, even working through a back injury and taking a holiday, she has maintained a steady improvement week on week.

She has also work extremely hard in the kitchen which has paid dividends for her weight loss and has achieved a fabulous 43.3lb now gone, not lost, gone – forever!

Whilst Louise says she has certainly not finished, she is more than happy to share her journey so far and I’m sure you will agree she deserves a massive well done 😊

If you have a journey of your own and think we can help you make it, drop me an email.

Julie x

Strong Is The New Skinny!

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Being part of Fitterbody Ladies is about community, fitness and striving to be the best version of yourself.

I’m truly grateful to be a part of something so special that it attracts incredible women from Northampton who want to push themselves to make changes to their health and fitness.

Our amazing team is one of a kind Kristian, Julie, Chloe, Tina & Stuart are all here to push you (in our Ladies only sessions) that little bit further to increase your strength, confidence, speed & endurance.

Whilst you are a Fitterbody Lady you will learn how to perform;

  • box-jumps
  • prowler push
  • slamballs
  • farmers-walks
  • press ups; and
  • bear crawls to name a few…,


We will help to improve your nutrition and most importantly have fun and meet other fantastic ladies.

And I guess through your journey lose some weight and a little fat too!

So make today count – pull on those trainers, tie up that hair and get yourself along 😊

Alex x

P.s. send us an email to & Julie can arrange a couple of free taster sessions for you 😊  –



Our Success Stories – 60 Second Interview With Rachael Newton

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Hi Rachael

Firstly a huge congratulations on your fantastic success at Fitterbody Ladies.  You have done amazingly well with lots of hard work both in the sessions and in the kitchen – you should be very proud.

Tell me something about yourself that our Ladies won’t know:

I have 2 little girls aged 1 and 3 and I’ve recently trained in eyelash extensions.

You are looking amazing, tell us about your goals and achievements so far:

Thank you! Since October I have lost 3 stone and 2 dress sizes, going from a 16 to a 12. My fitness has improved so much and I’m much happier.

Rachael then

What is it that you enjoy most about Bootcamp?

I love that everybody supports each other.

Everyone is so encouraging and friendly.

I was so nervous the first time I came to Fitterbody but all the lovely ladies put me at ease straight away.

Each session is different so I am always working different muscles (some I didn’t even know I had!).   It goes so quickly too so I never get bored.

I’m not a big fan of classes that involve lots of coordination and prancing around, so Bootcamp is perfect as it’s simple effective movements with no frilly bits 😂

Rachael now!

How much better do you feel about yourself?

I feel 100% better about myself, for me being overweight made me feel down and unhappy. Now I’m more carefree and have so much more energy, which is great for my family too. I’m really looking forward to my holiday in 3 weeks and buying clothes for it that I actually like and not clothes that just hide my body.

What’s next for you?

One of my biggest challenges is to maintain my weight once I’ve lost it. I’d still like to lose another half a stone or so. My goal is to keep eating healthy and coming to Bootcamp regularly, it’s too easy to get to your goal then relax and become complacent.

If you could make one recommendation to someone considering joining Fitterbody Ladies, what would that be?

I’d say don’t spend time thinking about joining, I saw advert and booked it an hour later, I then turned up 2 days later for my first session and have never looked back. Don’t give your mind a chance to talk you out of it, I know mine would have! I’m so glad I did it now 😊


A fabulous well done Rachael, you are looking beautiful, you have done amazing so far and you are a total pleasure to have at Bootcamp as you always give 100% in sessions and leave every time with a massive smile  😊

Julie x


50 Reasons To Exercise

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I will admit, I have ‘borrowed’ this list, one of our ladies shared it in our private Facebook Group and as I sat there reading it, nodding and saying yes, I remembered how differently I felt three years ago before I changed my life!

  1. Lifts your mood
  2. Improved learning abilities
  3. Builds self-esteem
  4. Keeps your brain fit
  5. Keeps your body fit & able
  6. Boosts your mental health
  7. Boosts your immune system
  8. Reduces stress
  9. Make you feel happier
  10. Has anti ageing effects
  11. Improves skin tone & colour
  12. Improved sleeping patterns
  13. Helps prevent strokes
  14. Improves joint function
  15. Improves muscle strength
  16. Alleviates anxiety
  17. Sharpens memory
  18. Help to control additions
  19. Boosts productivity
  20. Boosts creative thinking
  21. Improves body image
  22. Gives you confidence
  23. Helps keep you focused in life
  24. Improves eating habits
  25. Increases longevity
  26. Strengthens your bones
  27. Strengthens your heart
  28. Improves posture
  29. Prevents colds
  30. Improves appetite
  31. Improves cholesterol levels
  32. Lowers risks of certain cancers
  33. Lowers high blood pressure
  34. Lowers risk of diabetes
  35. Fights dementia
  36. Eases back pain
  37. Decreases osteoporosis risk
  38. Reduces feelings of depression
  39. Prevents muscle loss
  40. Increases energy and endurance
  41. Increases sports performance
  42. Increases pain resistance
  43. Improves balance & coordination
  44. Improves oxygen supplies to cells
  45. Improves concentration
  46. Helps with self control
  47. Lessens fatigue
  48. Increases sex drive & satisfaction
  49. Makes life more exiting
  50. Improves quality of life

Whether you want to improve just one of the above or all 50, the positives of exercise certainly outweigh any negatives 50-1.

I’ve never felt so amazing, so happy, so contented with life.

I love being fitter, faster, stronger now in my late forties than I was in my twenties.

I’ve never regretted a workout – only the one I didn’t occasionally do.

I’m not food deprived or hungry, I just eat more healthily.

I don’t miss a family party or night out with friends, I balance it out.

Have a fabulous day 🙂

Julie x

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