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Spartathlon, The Royal British Legion and FitFix – this week’s fitness news – Friday 28th September

We've compiled the week's hottest fitness news, events and discounts


It’s been an exciting week for events and for fitness launches – so let’s dive right in.

General fitness announcements

Spartathlon kicks off today in Greece, which sees 390 athletes from around the world (25 from Britain) attempt the gruelling 153-mile race. Roughly 50% of those in the competition won’t complete, with rules very tight. The race has a cut-off point of 36 hours, and there are 75x checkpoints along the way. Fail to make a checkpoint by its cut-off time and the athlete’s place is withdrawn. Each athlete must run, on average, 4.5mph in order to complete the race, with temperatures ranging from 4C to 30C and a number of obstacles along the way, including Mount Parthenion which stands at 3,900ft.

Check out the below video… it’s a powerful one (it totally makes me want to enter, and that’s just daft!).

This past Wednesday was National Fitness Day and MINDBODY (a health and fitness booking app) created an interesting infographic around Briton’s fitness trends. This includes stats such as:

  • Britons live, on average, 2.82 miles away from their nearest exercise facility
  • 38% of Britons have an exercise ‘buddy’
  • Running is the UK’s favourite form of exercise
Fitness In Numbers by MINDBODY
The latest fitness launches

The Royal British Legion have launched a small range of activewear. The range features a men’s t-shirt and a ladies running vest and leggings, in camouflage style and incorporating the iconic poppy motif. Prices start from £19.99 and all profits raised from the products goes directly to The Royal British Legion – so what are you waiting for?

The Royal British Legion activewear

For women who love fitness and love a subscription box, you need to know about FitFix! It’s a subscription box that’s delivered monthly to your door full of brand name fitness apparel and accessories. There’s a short survey to complete when you sign up, including your size preferences, and then products are selected for you.

July’s box, for example, had a total value of £78.99 and was made up of:

  • Gymversus Inverse Pocket Leggings
  • Workout Logbook
  • Clean FReek Bio Armour

Whilst June’s box had a total value of £117.99 and was made up of:

  • White Artex Vest
  • White GV Lifestyle Cap
  • Gymversus Support Sports Bra
  • Clean FReek Bio Armour
  • Bikini Transformation E-Guide

You can choose to pay for your FitFix subscription month-by-month, which comes in at £49.00 a month. However, if you love subscription boxes AND discounts, you can pay in advance for packages. A 3-month package is £141.00 (a saving of £2 per box), while the 6-month package is £269.99 (a saving of roughly £5 per box).

June’s FitFix box of goodies


Sam Walker
the authorSam Walker
Sam is a regular gym goer who loves a strong spin or step class. Her main fitness goal is to tone up and be a healthier / fitter version of herself.

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