Boogie Effects – Get your dancing shoes on…..

Boogie Effects take over our Blog: Founded and created here in Scotland by ex-dancers Frances and Yvonne. This is an exhilarating Dance Fitness workout that brings together all the heart pumping fun of BOOGIE with the strength & conditioning EFFECTS of dance/ballet inspired technique.  This uplifting and powerful blend creates long, lean, healthy bodies with a strong focus on muscle connection, posture development and body awareness.

We aim to create a fun and lively class with amazing tunes from all eras. You’ll just want to get your dancing shoes on!  We balance that with a focused and powerful conditioning section. That teaches you to truly connect with the body and strengthen from deep within.  And we finish it all with a wonderful restoring stretch, leaving you feeling balanced and recovered.

Dance has the ability to improve & inspire body, mind and soul.  At BOOGIE EFFECT we believe in healthy body, healthy mind in equal measure.  We believe fitness isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s about creating joy and social bonding that benefits the whole body.”

Our moto… danceFIT danceSTRONG danceHAPPY!

Thanks Frances – We can’t wait to have you and your team there taking one of our Blast Sessions. See you at Sweat It! 19 May.

Sweaty Betty and Sweat It!

We are super pleased to announce we are partnering with Sweaty Betty Glasgow this year. They will be running one of their amazing ‘pop up’ shops. The Sweaty Betty Team will be bringing loads of amazing goodies. You will be able to get your hands on when your taking a well deserved breather.

We have already collaborated with a number of their ambassadors for the event. Such as their Sweat Ambassador Mandy Gordon from Cyclebox.

Check out their website on www.sweatybetty.com to book into one of their amazing free sessions they have in store. Getting Sweaty all round! Make sure and come and see what deals and goodies there will be on offer.

Perfect Venue for Clubbercise®

BRINGING A NIGHT OUT TO YOUR WORKOUT!

We are pleased to have Marie back this year to give us a blast session in Clubbercise®. If you haven’t done this class yet you need to. You will enjoy it way more than you think. Such a buzz, great tunes and a great laugh. What better way to spend an hour and get fit, get moving!

Clubbercise® classes are taught in a darkened room with disco lights and our trademark LED glow sticks set to a soundtrack of old and new club hits. A fusion of dance, toning and combat moves with high/low impact options for all fitness levels, one class burns around 600 calories.

You will be able to book into the Clubbercise® blast session when the classes are all released in March Clubbercise® with 70 like minded glow stick crazies!

Best things in life are free!

Kathleen Anderson, Sweaty Hugs.

So many of us associate fitness and exercise with a gym membership that costs an arm and a leg but it does not have to be that way. Free fitness is out there and easier to find that you think. There are communities, social groups and companies that all provide free workouts right on your doorstep.  

  • ParkRun – 5km runs across the country that are always free. There is a great community with ParkRun and it is a great way to see a city if you are visiting for the weekend and want to get a workout in – http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ 
  • Project Awesome – free workout that happens every Wednesday at 6:30am in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol & London. Such a great laugh, strong community and lots of bright neon workout clothing.  http://www.projectawesomehq.com/edinburgh-tribe/ 
  • Lululemon Stores – Stores across the world hold free workouts in-store every week. This gives you a chance to try out styles of exercise that you never normally would. Added bonus – sometimes there are free goodies. Cheek out your local store’s Facebook page to find out what is happening in-store this week. 
  • Sweaty Betty – Stores in the UK host free workouts in-store. They announce when these will be on their individual store Facebook pages. 
  • Free Trials – don’t forget to check if a studio, gym or classoffers a free trial to new members. Its worth checking their website to find out as it means you can try out something new without breaking the bank balance. 
  • EventBrite – They have a filter that allows you to see what events are free in your local area. I have found a number of workouts through this and it has meant i have discovered new places, people and workouts in my city. 

Thanks Kath for guesting on our blog. www.sweatyhugsthebook.com

Partnership with Trees for Life

Trees for Life

We are super pleased to be partnering with Trees for Life and we are going to be sewing our own Sweat It Festival Forest thanks to you. So not only are you looking after yourself but the planet too when you sign up for Sweat It!

For every ticket you purchase we are donating £1 to our grove. We are hoping to plant over 100 native trees in the Highlands this year. encouraging life, nature and reducing our carbon footprint.

You can also increase your donation on our donation page.

Visit www.treesforlife.org.uk for more information.

Site Visit January 31st Updates

We have had a great day down at the Sweat It Festival venue, Argyle St Arches with some of our old friends. We have been working out who and what goes where. Great way to spend the last day of a VERY long month.

The venue is just perfect for our festival, lots of open space but feels magically snug too. So many memories of those arches. We’ll all the sweating in there like old times in a few months.

We are using all 6 arches to bring you, blast sessions, cooking demos, chatter zone, activity zones and of course a refuel zone.

Outdoor Zone – The Yard!

British Military Fitness

Our first collaboration for the Yard is British Military Fitness. Come rain or shine they will get you moving. They are running a number of sessions across the day including, bootcamp, strength and conditioning and HIIT.

More details on how to book and the detailed schedule will be posted on the website early February. The Yard will be a hive of activity with a climbing wall to test your strength and agility and loads of other fab, sweat dripping activities!

www.britmilfit.com

Glasgow Hang Challenge

Sweat It Festival Sponsor the Glasgow Hang Challenge

Sweat It Festival are getting involved with the Glasgow Hang Challenge that is being run by voomfit. Its across 14 venues and up to £5000 of prizes to be won. Stay tuned on social media as they tour Glasgow.

They will be all over the city, making it easy for you to take part and get your scores in early! £100 cash to be won each day on the spot! For more details on locations visit www.voomfit.com/hangchallenge