OT: British Military Fitness

Sun, September 24, 2006, 07:26 AM under Random
Off topic post, not even a pinch of technical content

Anyone that knows me can tell you that I am not into fitness/gym or any of that stuff at all (I've been to the gym twice in my entire life). When younger I was good with sports (e.g. football, basketball) and was in the school team and also played with colleagues at previous employment. However, in the last 13 months I have not played any sports (SCUBA doesn't count I guess) and today Jenny finally convinced me to do some exercise and she dragged me away from the laptop.

She signed us up for a trial at this thing here in the UK called British Military Fitness[1] where they tell you what to do, for 1 hour, outdoors in the park. Shocking! I thought I was going to die!! My ears where buzzing and you could fry an egg on my head. I am sure my heart stopped at one point. In fact, I've seen in films where people push themselves so far that they throw up... I never understood that, but today I came close... very close!! Needless to say I am not going back there again!

Having said that, if you think you are fit, give it a shot (they are all over the UK and also partner with a US company). Alternatively, play a prank on someone you don't like and buy them a voucher. If anybody is expecting a Xmas gift from me, now you know what it will be ;-)

[1] BMF
Monday, January 28, 2008 5:32:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Yo Moth

I did one of these BMF sessions on Saturday and I nearly cried/died...still hurting. Did you ever go back?

Cindy
Cindy
Monday, January 28, 2008 5:38:23 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Hey Cindy, in short, no we never went back...

Funny thing is that we actually paid up over £100-200 for a year thinking that it would force us to use the service and get the exercise. Every time there was an opportunity we made up an excuse not to go so we basically lost all of that money for now good reason. Sad but true.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:53:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Tee Hee, sounds familiar. Although I boast that I managed 9 sessions, had 2 near death experiences and look back with fond memories. Haven't been back for a year now. Sarah.
Anonymous
Thursday, June 05, 2008 11:07:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
ok bmf is amazing , i love it go to 3 sessions a week plus do my own runs on 4 nights a week. When joing something like this u need 2 rememeber pride exceeds pain and you will go a long way!
Anonymous
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