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During my twenties and early thirties I was very fit, but as soon as a desk job and self-employment came my way, I found myself working crazy hours and never exercising, plus eating far too much bread and cheese and drinking a lot more alcohol than I should have. So, at the beginning of 2018, I announced to my wife that I wanted to be fit for my 50th birthday, which would be in the following January.

Fast forward to Summer 2018 and after spending the previous 6-7 months saying that I’m too busy to exercise, my wife booked me in for the NHS “MOT” which I failed spectacularly! I had a worryingly high Systolic blood pressure of 166Mg (120Mg being the ideal), high cholesterol and was borderline Type 2 Diabetes. My BMI was over 30 (obese!) and at 5ft 8 inches, I weighed in at 90.4Kg which is over 14 stone, had a heart age that was 10 years older than me and was at twice the national average risk of developing a Cardiovascular Disease.

THE WAKE-UP CALL

Right there was the confirmation that I had really let myself down over the past 15-20 years, if ever I needed it. I was supplied with booklets from the British Heart Foundation offering advice, referred immediately to a doctor who prescribed tablets to lower my blood pressure and told that I must inform insurance companies of this.

I felt like I’d just been handed a death sentence and it hit me hard, visualising having to take pills for the rest of my life to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

I wasn’t happy with this at all, so I did some research and learned that it’s possible to reverse these effects by diet and exercise, so that was it, the gloves were off and I was determined to beat it!

After digging out the cross-trainer that had been used as a coat stand for so many years, I jumped on and managed just a few minutes before I felt exhausted, but persisted with it each day and introduced a “core trainer” machine to mix up the exercises and work more muscles. Within a few days I found that I could go a lot longer on the trainer and it wasn’t long before I was able to complete 10K on it! Blood pressure came down as a result and I found that going in to work after a session I was a lot more alert, less stressed and able to focus on things more clearly, as well as having much healthier skin.

MILITARY BOOTCAMPS

My wife had been attending military bootcamp sessions for a couple of years and kept trying to get me to join her, but I was convinced that I was too unfit, so I carried on training at home, working with a personal trainer once a week and being very strict about what I was eating and drinking virtually no alcohol, checking the labels on any food items that I bought and rejecting the ones with red indicators or high levels of saturated fats, sugars or salt.

Within 3 months from receiving the bad news from the doctor, I had shed 3 stone and had control of my blood pressure which was in the “normal” range. I bought a fitness tracker to record my activity and to help monitor what I was eating to ensure that I was always in a “calorie deficit” i.e. burning more calories than I was consuming and so preventing weight gain.

This was the point that I felt ready to give the military bootcamps a go and as the trial session was free, I thought why not and attended my first session as a Blue bib (lower) and I absolutely loved it! I soon realised that I was a lot fitter than I had thought and within a couple of weeks I had progressed to a Red bib, which felt amazing. With the help, knowledge and support of the incredible instructors, by the beginning of April 2019 I reached the top Green bib level.

The support that I had received from the instructors together with my personal journey from fat to fit, inspired me to share this experience and try to help to motivate others who might be in a similar position, or feeling too busy / too unfit to exercise, so I set a target of becoming a bootcamp instructor myself, ideally within 1 year of joining as a member.

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR COURSE & BOX FIT

I enrolled on a Fitness Instructor course, passed that within 3 months, became an instructor at Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club and then after many weeks of learning from the other instructors by shadowing and taking supervised parts of the sessions, I finally passed my assessment and hit my target of becoming an instructor myself.

I’m really excited to share this with others and hopefully inspire them to become more active and healthy and to hopefully be an example of what you can achieve, even at 50 years old and after many years of neglect (I don’t recommend neglecting yourself of course!).

These days, I‘m able to enjoy alcohol and food, as long as it’s moderated and balanced with good quality fitness sessions. I still keep an eye on my weight and watch out for those “red” labels on food packaging and feel so much better for it as a result.

Military Fitness such a great way to get and keep fit and the instructors and other members all act as a support structure, pushing you along, which is something that you might not experience in a gym environment working out on your own.

I know some may think that the workouts are just for ex-military people, but it couldn’t be further from the truth and most members don’t have any military background at all. Put this together with training outdoors in all kinds of weather and you get such an amazing “buzz” that if you’re like me, you feel like you’re missing out if you can’t attend a session for some reason!

This is why I’m now keen to help others to become more active, fitter and healthier by offering my own bootcamp, box fit and soon, private gym sessions .

Currently the sessions are offered online, in various locations around Droitwich and Worcester, so please get in touch to find out more, or book a session 💪👊

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Outdoor Military Bootcamps

Outdoor Military Bootcamps

Using military style training in an outdoor environment
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Indoor Box Fit Sessions

Using non-contact boxing techniques to work you hard!
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Online Interactive Sessions

Training in the comfort of your own home with motivation from us!
  • Paul is credible instructor with lots of training experience

    Luke Fertnig, Lead Instructor, Be Military Fit

    Paul is credible instructor with lots of training experience. His passion for fitness is unquestionable! He also knows how to succeed in the goals he sets for himself or his clients - I highly recommend him!!

  • Paul is an excellent instructor

    Vanessa Layton, Member, PMF Fitness

    Paul is an excellent instructor keeps you motivated to do your best. work hard but makes it fun as well

  • Great workouts, military style

    Carla Williams, Member, Be Military Fit

    Great workouts, military style .Paul’s sessions are varied, fun & something different every time . Highly recommended 👊💪🏻

  • Always enthusiastic and delivers great session tailored for all abilities

    Dan Watkins, Lead Instructor, Be Military Fit

    Worked with Paul at Be Military Fit. He has a great passion for fitness and loyalty to the members. Always enthusiastic and delivers great session tailored for all abilities.

  • Highly recommend Paul and his team

    Ian Walker, Member, Droitwich Amateur Boxing Club

    Highly recommend Paul and his team. Did a box fitness session at Droitwich Boxing club. Great mix of circuits and drills!

  • Loved it and looking forward to my next session

    Wendy Bittles, Member, PMF Fitness
    Had my first session today. I was apprehensive because I’m so unfit but Paul was great. Loved it and looking forward to my next session. So glad I went now !!!

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Our instructors are qualified fitness professionals who will educate, motivate and keep you accountable. If you are new to exercise or having trouble staying fit, we can help. Our goal is to get you exercising regularly and obtain results you want faster.

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Monthly Direct Debit

£35.00

Monthly payment plan for access to military bootcamps and Sunday box fit sessions

Pay As You Go

£5.00

Access to individual military bootcamps and Sunday box fit sessions

Military & Blue Light Monthly Fitness Plan

£28.00

Discounted plan for serving and ex-military personnel as well as current blue light staff (ambulance, fire, police) upon production of recognised ID or service record.

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