As mums, we all know that prioritising our needs can be tough – work, school, the house, the meals and the food shop alone can be tricky to handle, never mind squeezing in a workout. We joined up with the fab team from InnerFight who offer great 8.30am morning classes mid-week, perfect for after the school run and to still leave you plenty of time to get the rest of the errands done before school pick up.
InnerFight, located just off Hessa Street in Studio City, is a superb location for the surrounding communities and also easily accessible from many great schools. The InnerFight brand was founded in 2008 by Marcus Smith and is a health and performance company delivering increased human performance across many platforms including: Group strength and conditioning, personal performance coaching, Corporate performance and motivation, Endurance Programmes and much more.
We set 6 British Mums the challenge of completing 2 weeks of classes – that’s 3 classes a week, straight after school drop off and in a group setting with the support of other mums. The classes were tough, but our mums showed great determination and a positive attitude… and even had a laugh at the same time. Here’s what our mums had to say about their time at InnerFight.
Kate: “The 6 sessions at InnerFight has been great motivation for me to get fit. The team of instructors are really friendly, encouraging and far from intimidating like I first thought! The sessions have been hard, but equally enjoyable and it’s a great feeling to have done a great workout! I enjoyed it so much I’ve signed up to become a member!”
Tor: “I was so shocked to win this prize as I’ve never won anything before! But it’s exactly what I have been looking for. The two weeks at Inner fight have given me the confidence to start exercising again and taking some me time. The trainers at the gym are excellent, they really push you and they keep you engaged so the session goes really quick. I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity and hope to keep it up.”
Hannah: “From the very beginning the trainers made me feel right at ease, so friendly, encouraging and kind. I’ve been out of the gym for a while, and as a Mum of 3 I have been desperate to kick start my fitness journey again. Being pick by British Mums was a big surprise, but a very welcome one. I loved the group workouts and being able to train with other Mum’s just like myself. The classes were fun, really diverse with weights and cardio, but most of all I wanted to go back the next day, and that’s the sign of a good workout! I would encourage you all to give them a try.”
Alice: “Great gym, excellent trainers. Make you feel comfortable and push you when needed. Thank you InnerFight!”
Yvonne: “I was apprehensive at first as I have lost a lot of strength following an operation, but George was very knowledgeable and adapted any exercises I couldn’t do. The trainers were motivating, and the classes challenging but fun. I would recommend anyone looking to start or progress their fitness to have a look here. Thanks InnerFight!”
Catherine: “I was so happy to win the InnerFight competition and really excited for it to start. From the beginning of the sessions the trainers made me feel at ease and confident that I could do it. Nothing was a problem and if I was unable to do any of the exercises then they were adapted to suit me. Loved every single training session, especially Gorilla! I would recommend to anyone like me who has been out of the gym for a couple of years to give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Thank you for the opportunity, I loved it!”
InnerFight offers all new members a FREE first class and you can book this by calling the team on 04 585 1138. Please quote British Mums when booking.
For those really wanting to commit to a group workout, improve their fitness and achieve a healthy lifestyle, the below packages are available. Naturally the price per class decreases the more you commit and is a really cost-effective way of training. Not only that but your class credits can be used on any of the classes below and can also be shared with other members of your family.
There’s a whole host of classes to choose from at InnerFight including:
Mainline Class: The class focus will change every day between body weight movements, free weights and barbells with each session finishing with a conditioning piece. The high-performance coaches will guide you through a specific warm up that’s focused around technique and activating the right muscles to go safely through the skill or strength part of that day. You can expect a well-structured full body workout that leaves you on your back breathing heavy by the end of it.
Circuits Class: Perfect for those new to fitness, short on time or just looking for a simple but effective high intensity workout. The 45 min session will vary from day to day as will the movements from body weight to free weights like dumbbells and kettlebells combined with cardio machines that will improve your cardiovascular endurance, balance, strength and power. Burn 400+ calories, boost fat loss and stimulate your muscle growth with these high intensity classes.
Obstacle Course Racing: This class helps improve your obstacle and endurance skills as well as an induction for those who are new to the sport. A typical OCR would mainly consist of running, carrying heavy objects such as sandbags, water jugs and sand filled buckets, climbing over and under walls and swinging like a monkey across monkey bars and various rigs.
Kids, Pre-Teens and Teens Fitness: Make working out a family affair as InnerFight have classes for the kids too! From 5 years old, the kids can come get fit and have fun in dedicated classes, with the opportunity to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, receive nutrition advice as well as tailored workouts for all ages and fitness levels.
Yoga: If all this sounds a bit heavy, then there’s always Yoga – InnerFight have a beautiful yoga studio and a great varied yoga programme for all tastes, ages and abilities.