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#61 gekko

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

Hi Filmbuffy,

I've merged your topic with this existing one that covers various fitness groups. It's not been used for a while but your request seems to generally fit this discussion.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:22 PM

I thought I'd add add my tuppence worth. I've been going to Fernando's Boot Camps for over a year now and LOVE them. I've been an off-and-on gym junkie for years but I'm never going back. When exercising with a group outside in the fresh air is such fun, why would I ever want to return to some pokey, smelly, subterranean gym? The atmosphere in the group is lovely and really supportive.

A couple of points to clarify though. The sessions aren't single sex. I can confirm this because I'm a bloke. However, there are usually around 30 women and often I'm one of between 1 and 3 men, so we're totally outnumbered. In over a year this hasn't, as far as I'm aware, been an issue. Or at least I hope it hasn't been!

The other point is the winter. When it gets dark we leave CP park because there is no flood lighting. I believe we'll be going somewhere new this winter, but last year we trained in a school. Outside! In the snow! But surprisingly, it was great. Once you've run around the block a couple of times and are nicely warmed up, it's actually quite exhilarating. It's also an extra motivating factor (is if Fernando wasn't enough) to keep moving.

In short, Miracle Fitness is brilliant. If you want to get fit and enjoy doing it, sign up. And even if it sounds like a lot of money, it's worth every single penny.

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#63 gekko

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

The groups used to be single sex but Fernando merged them last year. I expect this is because the women's group was more popular than the men's. Also, I think it freed him up to do other bootcamps in places like Brockley, Herne Hill and more recently, Beckenham.

There are only a few guys at the sessions (not sure why) and it works really well. I don't think anyone minds about the male/female split and there's not much time to notice anyway as we are all exercising so hard :D.
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#64 jlsmith984

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:14 PM

Hi everyone,

Julie here, just wanted to tell you all about Fernando's bootcamps in Crystal Palace Park. I had never heard of them until a friend told me last year. I was terrified by the word bootcamp but I have done a few of them since then, and I love them! So just wanted to spread the word!

We run, we do cardio in the grass, in the open, it feels great! It's hard work but Fernando makes it fun.

I would recommend it to all!

Best

Julie

PS: If you want to look it up, his company is Miracle Fitness.
(we just call them Fernando's bootcamps)

#65 matt-h

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:37 PM

I have a dodgy knee, and although I want to get fit, I'm not about to embark on that without getting some proper physio advice first. I asked Fernando some presales questions via email about that, and I was very disappointed with the replies: nothing useful there at all, he just kept sending me pages of testimonials. That put me right off.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:00 PM

Hi Matt. Not sure what you asked so can't really comment much except to say that Fernando has always been quite clear with us that he's a fitness coach and not qualified to answer questions on physio/medical issues. If we ask for this sort of advice, he tells us to speak to a GP or other specialist. There would be legal risks if he advised us on whether we were fit to train or the best exercises for a certain injury etc.

Apologies if this isn't what you were asking him for. It's hard to tell from your post.

Edited by gekko, 24 August 2010 - 03:04 PM.

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#67 jlsmith984

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 04:22 PM

Hi Filmbuffy,

I've merged your topic with this existing one that covers various fitness groups. It's not been used for a while but your request seems to generally fit this discussion.



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Posted 24 August 2010 - 11:16 PM

Surprised Military Fitness not in Crystal Palace...its now gone to Lloyd Park in Croydon.

Re. commuting to a gym....Haven't you noticed that in Crystal Palace Park there is a big gym....just been refurbished and only around 20 a month with no membership fee...I go there! There's also a few other options locally....or 15 minute walk.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

I have a dodgy knee, and although I want to get fit, I'm not about to embark on that without getting some proper physio advice first. I asked Fernando some presales questions via email about that, and I was very disappointed with the replies: nothing useful there at all, he just kept sending me pages of testimonials. That put me right off.



Hi Matt,

I have been going to the bootcamps for just under 1 year now. Beginning 2010 I had a nasty lower back injury which prevented me from doing any running etc. (even walking for a while...)

Fernando coached me back into full exercise mode, ensuring I wasn't doing anything which would put too much impact on my back, instead doing strengthening exercise. I am meanwhile 1 1/2 st lighter and am still going to bootcamps.

Admittedly I still don't like the running very much, but had to learn that it would help me to lose the weight I wanted. I even get up on Sat/Sun mornings now to go on a short run and do the gym on 'non bootcamp' days.

He is fun but pushes you at the same time. I have definitely changed my attitude towards exercising and fitness - not sure if this would have happened the same way without Fernando's coaching.

...palacegirl :)
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 06:32 PM

Hi everyone,

Just a note to let you know that the brilliant Miracle Fitness team have triumphed at the "Run To The Beat" half-marathon last week. Most of the current bootcampers have taken part and have all surpassed themselves and finished it.
A very successful day for everyone regardless of the weather condition.
Well done guys!

Julie x

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:24 AM

Yes, congratulations to all my Miracle Fitness buddies :). I couldn't take part as I was away but am doing the Cancer Research 10K on Sunday. No doubt some other bootcampers will be there too.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:24 AM

Through running the half-marathon they have raised over 3000 for the Rainbow trust Charity, full article at CP Mag.
Congratulations guys!