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Lands End to John O Groates

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New Year Body Blast (online) Challenge

Check out our Facebook page Events and join us for our New Year New You challenge. If you have missed this one don't worry, keep checking back for future events.
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Our team is growing, we have a new Personal Trainer
Please welcome Diane to our team. She is offering FREE consultations. WELCOME Diane!
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Charity Head Shave - £742.96 Raised
My reasons for deciding to shave my head for Macmillian Cancer..
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AVAILABLE NOW - CHRISTMAS VOUCHERS
Treat yourself, or someone you love to a healthier happier lifestyle.
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Race for Life 2015
Race for Life 2015 I ran Race for Life again in 2015 with 4 of my clients, Uzma, who has new to running, and Rachel one of my newer clients finished in record times - Sarah and Diane bringing in similar times to last year. Well done ladies!!
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GIVE JAMES A VOICE - Asda 10k
Race for Life 2015 I ran the Asda 10k with Team James to raise money for a Tobii Eye Gazer for James - collectively we raised £1120.86.
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Popped my Tough Mudder Cherry!
Find out how I got on in the lead up to Tough Mudder and how tough it actually was by reading my latest blog...
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Client Success! Mark Blagg
Mark Blagg Success Story With a once in a lifetime trip to Thailand and Australia, Mark set himself a challenge to climb 1439 steps up the to the very top of Sydney Bridge to overlook the skyline of Sydney harbour.
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Race for Life 2014
Race for Life 2014 Race for Life 2014 was a massive milestone for 3 of my clients, my mum Diane , Sarah and Sapphire. They each did really well and smashed their own PB by completing it in user 40 minutes. Well done ladies!
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Optimise your fitness and weightloss with Lorisian Food Itolerance Test
I am now a practitioner for Lorisian food intolerance testing. It is believed that 80% or more people suffer with food 'Intolerance' (Not allergy) and don't know about it...
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Announcing our NEW - B.A.M. Baby and Me, Fun and Fitness Classes

We are excited to announce our new classes for Mum and/or Dad and Baby, book early to avoid disappointment

Lands End to John O Groates

Join our team to help us complete this challenge
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New Year Body Blast (online) Challenge

Check out our Facebook page Events and join us for our New Year New You challenge. If you have missed this one don't worry, keep checking back for future events.
MORE INFO

Our team is growing, we have a new Personal Trainer
Please welcome Diane to our team. She is offering FREE consultations. WELCOME Diane!
Read More

Charity Head Shave - £742.96 Raised
My reasons for deciding to shave my head for Macmillian Cancer..
MORE INFO

AVAILABLE NOW - CHRISTMAS VOUCHERS
Treat yourself, or someone you love to a healthier happier lifestyle.
Read More

Race for Life 2015
Race for Life 2015 I ran Race for Life again in 2015 with 4 of my clients, Uzma, who has new to running, and Rachel one of my newer clients finished in record times - Sarah and Diane bringing in similar times to last year. Well done ladies!!
Read More

GIVE JAMES A VOICE - Asda 10k
Race for Life 2015 I ran the Asda 10k with Team James to raise money for a Tobii Eye Gazer for James - collectively we raised £1120.86.
Read More

Popped my Tough Mudder Cherry!
Find out how I got on in the lead up to Tough Mudder and how tough it actually was by reading my latest blog...
MORE INFO

Client Success! Mark Blagg
Mark Blagg Success Story With a once in a lifetime trip to Thailand and Australia, Mark set himself a challenge to climb 1439 steps up the to the very top of Sydney Bridge to overlook the skyline of Sydney harbour.
Full Story

Race for Life 2014
Race for Life 2014 Race for Life 2014 was a massive milestone for 3 of my clients, my mum Diane , Sarah and Sapphire. They each did really well and smashed their own PB by completing it in user 40 minutes. Well done ladies!
Read More

Optimise your fitness and weightloss with Lorisian Food Itolerance Test
I am now a practitioner for Lorisian food intolerance testing. It is believed that 80% or more people suffer with food 'Intolerance' (Not allergy) and don't know about it...
READ MORE

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Charity Work

Here you can find details of current charities BA Personal Training are working with, and details of money raised previously.
If you would like your local cause to be considered next year, please get in touch

Current Charity we are working with: Meet Blake!

Blake is a 6 year old boy living in Hull. He has a very rare condition called ANE (Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy)

Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy is a disease characterized by brain damage (encephalopathy) that usually follows an acute febrile disease, mostly viral infections. The symptoms of the viral infection (fever, respiratory infection, and gastroenteritis, among others) are followed by seizures, disturbance of consciousness that may rapidly progress to a coma, liver problems and neurological deficits.

Blake was a healthy happy boy before this, but now needs 24 hour care and a range of therapies and treatments which are not supplied through the NHS and some are even only done outside of the UK. The costs of these treatments are anywhere from £5,000 to £30,000 each.

He can no longer do the things he could before, he cannot walk, talk, move his arms. He cannot sit unaided for more than a couple of minutes (with someone sat next to him). He is fed through a PEG and although he has started to have tasters he is unable to open his mouth to chew.

Blake has no speech but really tries to sound the words he frustratingly wants to say. This a massive thing for Blake and all the family as communication is something that is needed to help Blake progress and tell when he is uncomfortable and in pain. There are treatments available privately in other countries to help Blake to move his jaw and get his muscles working. This would make the world of difference for Blake.




What are we getting up to? Events

Humberside Radio Live -12 noon, Tuesday 20th August 2019

Fiona Mills talking with Beki PT and Kirtsy (Blakes mum) about Blakes journey and raising awareness about ANE


St.Stephens - 10 till 4, Sunday 8th September 2019

Meet Blake the man himself, learn more about ANE and contribute to our cause!


Super Heroes swim challenge at Haltemprice Leisure centre - 5.45 till 7.45pm Sunday 13th October 2019

As a team event, we will have a pool full of swimmers committing their time to try and complete a group distance of at least 32km in just 2 hours.
Swimmers of all ages and abilities welcome (As long as you can swim unaided).
If you are interested in helping, swimming or just donating, please get in touch.









Charity of 2018 Jake's Fund  £1990.71 Raised!

This year we decided to raise funds for Jakes Therapy to help give him a more independent life.

We are very proud to announce that the overall total raised for Jake was £1990.71* * This includes £200 to come in, and cash held by Jake and his Mum.

We can tell you that the money will be used to buy Jake an all terrain buggy which will allow him much more freedom and allowing him much more freedom when out and about with the family. (Pictured below)

We would like to thank everyone who gave, volunteered and swam.
Last but not least a massive thank you to Robert Bentley Photography and the Humber Harmony Group who gave their time freely, Miles Property Services and Asbury Plumbing and Heating for sponsoring our swim event and making it possible, and of course Pete Wright at Ennerdale Swimming Pool for helping us make the day run so smoothly


Meet Jake

Jake was born on 10th June 2007 via emergency C-section. He was 6 weeks premature and weighed 5lb 1oz, and diagnosed with Dystonic Spastic Cerebral Palsy with all 4 limbs involved.

He spent the first 3 weeks of his life in the Special Care Baby Unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The doctors recognised that Jake had problems before he came home from hospital so follow up appointments were made to keep an eye on his progress.
When he was 19 months old he had an MRI scan on his brain which confirmed that part of his brain was damaged, he was then diagnosed with Dystonic Spastic Cerebral Palsy with all 4 limbs involved.
Jake has had a physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme to follow from an early age and has made slow and steady progress. He tries so hard with all his therapies but is still unable to stand or walk independently. He has specialist seating, a standing frame and wheelchair and wears splints (AFO’s) to correct his foot position. He wears his splints for most of the day and due to the abnormalities in his feet and tightness in his muscles they cause him considerable pain.

He has also undergone several surgeries and procedures (muscle lengthening, bone grafts, bone pinning, botox injections) to try and help with his posture and reduce pain. He had more surgery on 16th March 2018 to insert titanium plugs into the gaps between the bones in his feet and botox injections in his legs in the hope that it will give him a better foot position and reduce the pain from his splints rubbing. He is extremely brave in all he has to go through and faces everything with his infectious smile. Unfortunately the level of support that Jake requires just isn’t available through the NHS which is why his mum (Ruth) is fundraising for his therapy needs through Tree of Hope. The funds raised will be used for his ongoing therapy (Physiotherapy, Rebound Therapy, Horse Riding and Swimming) as well as any equipment needed (therapy balls, specialist toys, walking frames, walking sticks, splints (AFO’s) etc). The money will also be used to part fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle for transporting Jake as it is becoming more and more difficult to lift him into the car, not to mention his wheelchair, both of which will only get bigger the older he gets.


The fund rasising we have done at BA Personal Training only goes a small way to his needs, but every little helps.
If you would like to help Jakes, you can see his page on Tree of Hope.


Humber bridge 2 mile fun run Elise raised £56!


Project Swim to Jake: Mission 22K

The Main Event of 2018 Charity Swim challenge



The Mission: Swim as a team 22km

Where: Ennerdale Leisure Centre
When: Sunday 14th October 2018 - 2pm to 4pm

Distance: Length of the River Hull
In Lengths: 880 lengths - Approx 146 per lane

Total Distance Swam:35km!
Monest raised by swimmers:£959!



Other event's that contributed to Jakes fund 2018

Elise's first run (raising £56)
Donations we made from Client Payments (10% of new payment when a new client signed up for PT)
Payment by Donation for massage given by Beki whilst in training for her (now passed) Sports Therapy Qualification
Sponsors from Clients
Project Swim to Jake Sponsorship (All Swimmers)
Project Swim to Jake Bake Sale and Tombola (Jakes Mum)
Project Swim to Jake Swimmer Registration fees (kindly donated)



What our money has bought Jake!! Well Done everyone!

Previous years 2015



October 2015 - Macmillan Charity Head Shave £742.96

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - St. Stephens Shopping Centre, Hull - 31st October 2015

After a successful day at St Stephens on Saturday 31st October the final total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support was £742.96.

Anyone still wishing to donate can do so direct to Macmillan at https://bravetheshave.org.uk/shavers/rebecca-clinton/

This was a major challenge for me in support of a great charity, raising money for a fantastic cause (Macmillan Cancer Support) and donating my hair to The Little Princess Trust for wigmaking.

I wanted to use this event as a way to prove to everyone that you don't need to look a certain way, everyone is so hung up on body image nowadays - you don't have to dress right or be a certain body type to be beautiful - it is WHO WE ARE that makes us beautiful - we don't need to hide behind these things.

This was a huge challenge for me because I love my hair - I cried both times it was cut short (twice in 32 years) - some people don't have a choice.... I choose to stand beside them and show my support the best way I know how.

Can I give a huge thanks to all those who came along to support me on the day, and all of those who kindly donated - 1 hours time from a Macmillan Nurse costs just £29 - thanks to your generosity we have supported 26 Macmillan Hours.

 

July 2015 - Breast Cancer Research Race for Life - 12th July 2015

Once again I ran Race for life this year with some of my Clients. Sarah and Diane (my mum) came along again to try to better their time from last year, Rachel joined us for her first attempt after increasing her fitness at my boot camps, and Uzma – who not long ago couldn’t run!

In January time, early 2015, Uzma asked me one day if I could get her running – She had little confidence at this point, and when I suggested she would be ready for race for life she laughed.

The months leading up were hard work for her. The first time we went out it was no further than a mile and she walked a lot of it, but we went out time and time again, each time increasing distance and encouraging a steady pace.

Eventually we got to the 5km distance, which took just over an hour. So next was speed.

Uzma pushed and pushed, and even started going out on her own as she got the bug. Her final leap of motivation was seeing me run the Beverley 5k in 26 minutes the Hull 10k in 55 minutes – She wanted to do that one day! Her last run before Race day was still around 45 minutes but she wanted to do it in 35. I ran with her every step of the way to keep her going – I’m so very proud of her, she struggled to push herself through the last 300 meters, the crowds shouting helped - but amazingly she crossed the finish line in 33 minutes. What an amazing lady!

Sarah and Diane crossed the line around the same time as last year, but had a more constant run, and Rachel surprised us all – very pleased with her first race getting in at 25 minutes!

Once again – A big well done to all my ladies!

 

Our Main Charity of 2015 The James Walker 100

The Main Event OF 2015Asda 10k - Give James A Voice - 14th June 2015

Team James

Team James was made up with clients, friends, and members of the James Walker 100 fundraising group. The aim to run the Asda 10k and raise as much money as possible for James.

The day started with rain and was overcast but remained fair for our run - everyone running their own race, looking for their own Personal Best, but all running with James in their minds and in their hearts.



Everyone completed the race and I am pleased to report that, including the money raised on the open day, our grand total was £1120.86, our total was added to the money raised by the James Walker 100 and on 1st October we attended Frederick Holmes school where James was presented with his machine to everyones delight. The group had been so successful in their fundraising and with other offers that had come in a further 3 machines were donated to the school - it was an emotional yet satisfying day.

James machine

James with his Mum Gina. The latest news from Gina is that James is improving all the time and has already told her that he doesn't like her singing - Christmas will be extra special for them this year. I feel incredibly honoured and proud to have been involved with the team that made this happen.

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January 2015 - James Walker 100 Open day and fund raiser

BA Personal Training & Fitness Studio













It has always been my dream to own my own studio, 31st January saw the realisation of that dream allowing me to offer training in a private studio with all the benefits of going to a gym.

To mark this I held an Open Day at the Studio and asked local boy James Walker and Mum Gina to come along and cut the ribbon.

Beki and James

James was born a normal healthy child – his first injections left him severely disabled, having 100’s of fits each day and unable to speak. His disabilities make it impossible for him to sign leaving him unable to communicate with the world. He was at 16 years of age introduced to a Tobii Eye Gazer - this clever machine detects his eye movements enabling him to work the computer via eye movement and then SPEAK via the computer. After 16 years of silence James’ mum was reduced to tears when she heard his first words 'Hello Mum'. James only has access to this machine at school, and only for 15 minutes at a time, twice a week! Imagine having never been able to communicate, imagine only speaking for 15 minutes twice a week!

In order to raise money towards the machine James so deparately needed Rob, Diane, Uzma and myself attempted a static bike ride from Beverley to Whitley Bay - 222 km

Uzma open day Rob open day Diane open day










Unfortunately the 31st January was the coldest and wettest day of the year but despite the lack of visitors our 'Give James A Voice' team battled on and completed 100 km in just 5 hours and 34 minutes raising just short of £100 which was later added to monies raised in the Asda 10k run.


Previous years 2014

July 2014 Breast Cancer Research Race for Life July 2014

Race for Life 2014 was a massive milestone for 3 of my clients, my mum Diane , Sarah and Sapphire. None of them had run this distance before so they were all quite nervous. I set them a target time of 40 minutes, partly to spur them on, but partly because I had faith they could do it! I did a practice run with Sarah, to prove she could go the distance with her asthma, and came out at 47 mins. I did the same with mum/Diane, who cleared it in 43 mins. So all that was left was to beat their times on the day!

Race day came, nerves were up – but off we went. Taking it at their place, but pushing them on. Walk if you need to catch your breath but run as soon as you are ready! It got tougher for them towards the end, but Sarah went into mission mode and started to get ahead. In the last 50 meters I sent Sapphire and Sarah to finish as quick as they can and carried on talking to mum, convincing her she could still run the last bit, pushing on to beat her own target! She pushed and she pushed – and she crossed at finish line in 36 mins!! Sarah and Sapphire crossed in 35! They not only hit target, but smashed it!

I left them with proud hugs, and food for thought of the Jane Tomlinson 10k I want them to run next year – I’m one proud Personal Trainer, as these girls made an amazing effort.

Check out all the photos from Race for Life 2014 on my Gallery page.

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Event: Major Series 10km for Charity - 12th October 2014

This event will finish the year off nicely on 12th October 2014. This one is not just me and my Mudder Neil, but we will be in a team of 18. Most of which have never done an assault course or anything like. This is a massive training event for a number of my clients as well as others that are using the chance to prove something to themselves.

We are doing this event not just for ourselves – but also for the Corra Charity visit: http://corra-charity.co.uk/

Voted the UK's 'Best Trail Race', the award-winning Major Series is the UK's most friendly obstacle race! The 5k and 10k courses are littered with all kinds of obstacles, hills, mud and water, but most importantly, are full of over 40 of the Major's finest troops, there to help you through the obstacles, but maybe challenge you to a few too!

The Major Series is all about teamwork - it's not just a run. Determination and the camaraderie of your fellow countrymen will help you through. Believe it or not, you will take part in the entire challenge with a huge grin on your face! Come along ready to take on a big challenge but most importantly to have a laugh, meet some new people, and maybe even get your own back on the Major!

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qN2M6qQZK4

For more information check out http://www.majorseries.com/

Visit my Tough Enough Training page for information on how to train for mudstacles.

 

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