Have you ever wanted to enter a mud challenge but have been too scared to do it alone? Perhaps you’re concerned you won’t be able to complete the challenge due to lack of exercise, or simply don’t know how to enter.
With eight weeks still left until the St Giles Hospice Mud Challenge, here’s your chance to get involved. Abbey Saunders, owner of health programme Girl Got Glow, has organised her own team for the challenge and is inviting anyone to come along and join in the fun.
Girl Got Glow allows women to follow a realistic plant-based diet which is tailored completely to the client’s needs, she says.
A strictly no-calorie-counting regime, 35-year-old Abbey believes that quick workouts, very little dairy and no meat is the key to feeling great about your body.
With the run up to the mud challenge, Abbey, who is from Burton, has set up an eight-week training programme to prepare those interested in taking the challenge.
The mum-of-one said: "With Girl Got Glow I love working with women who have never exercised before and who are really self-conscious about themselves. I really wanted to get a team of woman who would never dream of entering themselves because they’ve never exercised and they think they can't do it.
"I’m just really encouraging people that the women that go and watch a friend and think, 'I could never do that myself' because you can do it yourself, your body is capable of amazing things, it’s just your mind that stops you.”
The fitness program, which starts next week on Monday, August 14, includes the race entry price and an eight-week personalised fitness plan which can be viewed online or on the Girl Got Glow app. It costs £89 per person.
After a phone consultation with Abbey, an exercise regime will be set out dependant on where the client is at in terms of their physical health.
They will also be allowed access to the team's Facebook group, where they can share recipe ideas and discuss their success or have a good old-fashioned rant.
She said: "If you have a group of like-minded women around you, it really helps instead of being intimidated by lots of boot camps or other sessions.
"You're doing it with women who haven’t exercised a lot before and aren't intimidating so we're sort of going against that.
The St Giles Hospice Care Mud Challenge and Mini Mud Challenge is a five-km or 10km mud and obstacle challenge for people of all ages. It takes place in October 8.
With slides, water crossings, mud pits, foam, cargo nets, jumps and much more, the challenge, now in its third year, aims to raise money to go towards in-patient units and hospitals at home.
Although the challenge saw about 400 applicants taking part in 2016, St Giles Hospice volunteers hope this year can exceed numbers and see people of all ages applying to the obstacle course, which is supported by Western Power Distribution.
The Mud Challenge and Mini Mud Challenge will take place at Cliff Lakes in Tamworth.