Whatever level of fitness training your clients have currently attained, for many the best incentive to keep training and reach a whole new level of fitness comes in the form of a new challenge.
From tough mudder, fun runs and charity treks there’s certainly an abundance of challenges to choose from. But before you dive in and suggest numerous ideas to your unsuspecting clients check out these 7 Epic Challenges tailored to beginner, intermediate, advanced and mixed fitness levels.
1 – Great Missenden Pick and Mix
When – 20th March 2016
A walk ranging from 5-12 miles exploring the terrain of the Chiltern countryside with spectacular views.
Dust off your orienteering skills with this beginner’s level challenge, open to individuals and groups with the option to pick your preferred distance.
Sign up for £6.00 to £8.00.
2 – 30 day Fitness Challenge
When – Any time
Not every client at the beginner level is seeking an all singing and all dancing event. A great way of introducing the challenge concept is to develop your own bespoke challenge for your personal training sessions or their training in between appointments.
Examples include a 30 day beach body challenge or running challenge. Alternatively mix things up with a stepped training plan that focuses on incremental gains in strength across a 30 day period.
3 – Crown to Gown Cycle
When – 25th June 2016
A 50 mile cycle ride taking in the idyllic surroundings of Windsor to Oxford.
This mixed challenge is mainly flat with some generally shallow climbing situated around the middle part of the route.
Sign up for a £30 fee with a pledged minimum sponsorship.
4 – Lake District Triathlon
When – 7th May 2016
Approximate distances involve a 1-2 mile canoe race, 23 mile cycle and a 6 mile trek.
Set in the amazing scenery of the Lake District this event is sure to challenge and requires some serious training in advance. Billed as needing some real commitment this will take many clients beyond their comfort zone and the familiarity of the gym setting.
Sign up for a £49 fee with a pledged minimum £300 fund raising target or a £150 self-funding fee.
5 – Three Peaks Challenge
When – 29th July 2016
A 3 day hike conquering the challenges of climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
This tough sleep deprived event is not for the faint-hearted, so advanced fitness levels are a must.
Sign up for a £99 fee with either a minimum sponsorship or self-funder tour additional cost.
6 – Tough Mudder
When – Various Nationwide
More of a team challenge than a race, budding tough mudders will complete a 10 to 12 mile course that will test both mental and physical capabilities.
Prices vary by date and location.
7 – Bear Grylls Survival Race – Manchester
When – 24th September 2016
Test your wits on various obstacle races and survival challenges.
With a 5k, 10k and kids event to choose from, there’s something for everyone across all fitness abilities.
Registration fee and minimum sponsorship applies, with some charity spaces available.
tion which serves as an immunisation from some future discomfort or harm. Remind clients that it is a definite sign that their body is adapting to the new level of exercise to which it has been unaccustomed.