NEW Buggy Beat Classes Launching All Over The UK

RachelLHolmes : April 26, 2018 1:05 pm : Blog

Buggy Beat is a new class launched by Fitness Presenter and programme creator Rachel Holmes.

Following the successful training of her first set of Instructors she was amazed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the first classes that have launched  ” I created this class for the Mums and Guardians getting back into fitness with their little ones. A place for parents to socialise and get fit in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.” Said Rachel.

Classes are now launching all over the UK this spring for all fitness levels and abilities. 

Here are some of the launch dates:


Jill’s class in Windsor launched yesterday and it was a great success well done team-  click here for details of Jill’s classes

Taster Session 10am May 11th in Aberdeen at Fernielea Road with Mal click here for details  



Taster session Leeds 9th May with Andrea Riddoch  @abfabfitnessleeds session starts at 10:30am in Chevin Country Park- booking essential!

Classes launch with Jo Bracknell in May contact @asplinjo  Fridays at 10:30am and the first session is free! Suitable for all abilities and ages you can also contact Jo on 07747117190 for more info!

A free taster session takes place in South fleet on 3rd May, Nicola will be meeting every Thursdays at 11am outside the dance studio in New Ash Green then im hoping to launch a 2nd location in Southfleet on Tuesdays at 2pm. Please message @elitefitness777 Nicola HowellsElite or call on 07803 750 777 to reserve your place (booking essential)








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Buggy Beat Training Has Launched Sign Up Today

RachelLHolmes : April 18, 2018 11:47 am : Blog

Training has Started and Instructors are generating so much interest locally.

You can still get in on the first wave of Instructors and only pay £250 for the training.

*No monthly costs or ties-ins. Train to become a Buggy Beat Instructor.

Created by Rachel Holmes.

Lauren You added your name and email to the Buggy Beat Email List so I am excited to be sending you this email before I promote the course to my entire list and on social media.

Sign up today 

What is Buggy Beat™?

Buggy Beat™ is an outdoor cross-training class for parent and baby.

I’ve created a fresh and modern session with optional music and aimed NOT just at postnatal mums, but ALL parents and guardians who look after babies and toddlers – mums/dads/grandparents/childminders/nannies/nursery staff can join in these fun sessions.

Buggy Beat™ is totally inclusive session.

I have mums, dads, grandparents, sisters, childminders – the same as you would in a regular group exercise class.

Parent and child fitness classes are in high demand around the UK and often scarce so Buggy Beat™ will be a great addition to your regular fitness classes.

I know many of you are fitting your business around your little ones and even if yours have grown up and NOT in prams – this area of fitness has such huge potential.

Parent and babies classes are flying – I put up 2 posts last week and in 12 hours had 90 enquiries.

All parents understand how much time it takes to get to the gym and sort out childcare. It can be a 3 or 4-hour task, so this new era of exercising together is such a bonus.  Meeting in a local park lowers the barriers to entry making your class accessible and doable.


***Buggy Beat – Outdoor Cross Training For Parent and Baby***

For the initial training, I am taking 30 Instructors at the special rate of £250 for the full course. I will be coaching you as we go along. For your certification, you will do a case study, lesson plan, and marketing plan to gain your BUGGY BEAT certificate.

Once you have your certificate you will be eligible for FITPRO insurance.

*There are no additional fees or costs once you have trained*

If you are interested in getting on the first trial certification you will need to book right away. The first module will be up online ready for you to begin from FRIDAY.

The course is endorsed by CIMPSPA and insured with FITPRO. The response I have had on social media has been incredible.

You can be an Urban Buggy Beater, Suburban  or Countryside Buggy Beater…. the possibilities are endless:
Think Outside The Fitness Teaching Box.


Course Content

Module 1  Business Setting Up Your Buggy Beat Class, Finding an area, Marketing, Promotion, PR, Pricing, Branding – Get the word out, Alliances with health professionals.

Module 2  Kick Start Nutrition, Food,  Diet and Weightloss Updates and protocols.

Module 3 Par Q’s, Questionnaires, Legalities and Insurance.

Module 4 Practical Ideas Warm Up – Dynamic Warm-ups and Mobility /Glute activations/Thoracic spine /Core activation/Hip mobility

Module 5 Cardio – Outdoor HIIT, LIIT, Tabata, Pyramids, Timed Workouts,  Low Impact, Steps & Fitbit

Module 6 Strength Training  – Body weight training, mini bands, resistance training with tubing/functional training

Module 7 – Flexibility and Mobility.

Module 8 – Terrain / Surbuban / Countryside/ Parks / Public places/ City  – Teaching mixed abilities.

Module 9 – Social Media – Facebook Groups/ Create Facebook Ads for Buggy Beat/ Blogging / How to capitalise on Instagram / How to use Video on your phone and upload to social media / Getting the most out of your multimedia machine – your phone/ Creating an online supporting package for your live classes/

Module 10 Keeping your babies and toddlers happy and engaged.


BONUS – Pram and running buggy comparisons.

Online coaching and business coaching.

Cost of the course is £250 for the first 30 Instructors.

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SCW Mania Behind The Scenes California

RachelLHolmes : April 10, 2018 10:13 am : Blog

I have just returned from an amazing trip to California for the SCW Mania Expo ,San Francisco and Florida, where I was presenting at the weekend.

MANIA® is a US Fitness Pro convention aiming to inspire, educate and get fitpros recharged; in the 3 day convention up to 17 sessions run every hour including the likes of: Group Exercise, Personal Training, HIIT programming, Cycle, Aqua, Yoga, Barre, Pilates, Active Aging, Sports Nutrition, Leadership/Business and every topic imaginable!

Watch my behind the scenes snippet:

Thanks for having me and it was great to meet so many inspiring people!

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C2GO Newsletter 1/2/18 all the way from Latvia

RachelLHolmes : February 1, 2018 8:17 am : Blog


I am writing todays newsletter from stunning Latvia where we are doing the very first YogaFit retreat.

WOW, What an experience.
I’m here with my little man Logan who is loving being togged up in his ski suit for chilly beach walks, breathing in the beautiful pure air, breathtaking scenery and frozen sea.

I’ve been teaching Fitness Pilates, Brainfit and Holistic HIIT and taking part iYoga, Breathing and meditation classes it really is a remarkable experience.•Here is a link to the Yogafit Retreats click here

•20 Resistance Band Exercises To Use In Class click here


•Creative Retro HiLo 20 Click here

Updates and News from Joanne Procter

I’m Joanne and I teach yoga classes for children up here in County Durham. I’ve also just completed my Fitness Pilates for mums and Tots with Rachel.

About 4 years ago, having been teaching adult fitness classes for about 3 years, I decided to do my Kids Fitness course. A local training provider was running the course and so I signed up, thinking that maybe I could offer family classes over school holidays etc. I did the course and it was a lot of fun – though I would come home covered in bruises from throwing ourselves around on the floor ! It really was like being a kid again . I got some work through a local school from it aswell for a  term, teaching an after school class. I did enjoy it but to be honest, it kind of went on the back burner a little after that.  I knew I wanted to do something with it, but didn’t really know what at that point.

However a few months later  I then noticed Jayne Nicholls from GXT was running an online Kids Yoga course and it caught my interest straight away. So I took the course (bonus – no bruises! ) and then set about offering an after school class at a local studio, I packaged it up and sold it as a 4 week programme.  I got 3 sign ups, but I decided as I had a good rate on the room hire , to still run it and get some experience teaching it. I got really good feedback from it but by that point it was coming up to Christmas and the kids had so much going  on so I didn’t run another one until January. I changed venue and got a couple more sign ups but certainly not as busy as I had been hoping for.

For the next couple years, I plodded along with it. I did bits of work in schools with it here and there, which I really enjoyed and I also ran classes over the summer holidays.
Slowly I started to build up interest locally. I knew it was something I loved teaching and felt really passionate about . I just needed to persevere with it.

Fast forward to last summer , a little Role play centre for kids  had opened up in a nearby town a few months earlier  and was an instant success with the little ones and their mam’s! .  It is ran by two local girls, so I emailed and asked them , would they be interested in having kids yoga sessions there.  They invited me along for a chat and  to have a look at the space I could use to hold the sessions and so I decided to give it a whirl. I put a post out on Facebook , as did the girls at the centre . I packaged it up as a 6 week programme this time and within a day , it was sold out!.  I couldn’t believe it, I was over the moon. That was last September and since then I have changed it to a 4 week programme as I actually find that works better. I have also ended up adding a second class in the week as its so popular!. The kids love it and I love teaching it. From being little, I’ve also loved books and as a child loved the magic of visiting different adventures through story books , so I decided to use books in my kids Yoga sessions –  and we do poses based on the stories we read, it really helps keep the kids engaged.  Now my adult Pilates classes want to know why they don’t get story time and get to sing silly songs as we do our various poses Ha Ha.  My school work as well has just exploded the past few months !.

A local school approached me over the summer holidays, when the PE coordinator had noticed some of my Facebook posts on our Summer Yoga sessions  and all the fun we were having – the power of social media eh!! . She  asked me if I could run an after school session for the full term, I said yes and we did that until Christmas, when the school then asked me back this term to deliver2  PE sessions a week !. I had also sent an email around some other local schools and from that, got another after school class.   A teacher friend from a third school also asked me if I could deliver  some Breakfast club yoga classes for them .   Last summer I also got my mammy and Baby Yoga qualification, and again those are doing really well, I now have two classes up and running in the community.  Our local Sure start centres up here in the North East used to offer so much for new mams , but they no longer have the budget to do so, so there really was a gap in the market for community classes mam’s could bring their little ones along to  .

I’m so excited as I have just passed my Fitness Pilates for mums and tots, with Rachel too , which will help bridge the gap between my baby yoga and Kid yoga sessions so I can’t wait to get those added to the timetable too! .  Having followed Rachel for years and reading the Choreography to go Newsletter , she always recommends finding your Niche and by some  Serendipity ,I found mine in teaching yoga to kids!, not at all what I ever thought, when I first qualified in exercise to music 8 years ago, but I honestly love it.!. I love the imagination and enthusiasm of the kids and they always make me smile. I love when their mams tag me or speak to me and tell they have been practicing poses at home.  So honestly if you have a class / project you feel really passionate about, sometimes all it takes is a little patience and perseverance and finding the window of opportunity to get it off and flying!.  If you are sat there  thinking about doing the mums and Tots Pilates – go for it.

Have a wonderful Thursday
Love Rachel xxx


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C2GO Newsletter Rachel’s Fitness Blog Tips

RachelLHolmes : December 21, 2017 9:06 am : Blog, Newsletter


Good Morning and Welcome To The C2GO Newsletter From Rachel 

How are you?

The big weekend is ALMOST HERE!!!  and so much to do I am trying not to panic and get overwhelmed. 

People keep asking me “What are you getting Logan” and the general advice is not to get too much as he is only 20 months, yet every night I think I’ll just pop on Amazon and get XYZ…….so it’s increasing daily.

I have 2 more classes to teach this morning then so looking forward to not having to be anywhere or run to a timetable for a few days!

In January I’ll be speaking on nutrition and women’s health around the UK and I’d LOVE you to come along.

Send me a message and I’ll get you booked in.



Have you thought about Blogging?

What is a fitness blog?

Because a blog is an inexpensive, fast way to build an online presence, it is an ideal way for fitness entrepreneurs to establish their credibility and expertise.  Since your readers can post comments, you create a conversation with your audience and build rapport and trust as a result.

The very nature of a blog is perfect for the busy fitness professional.  They are quick and easy to update.  You are creating fresh content frequently (two to three times a week is recommended minimum) that is useful to your prospects and customers and loved by search engines.  In contrast to “traditional” static website, a blog is a dynamic site that encourages your visitors to interact with you through commenting so they can get to know you better.

When you create a conversation with your audience (visitors, readers, prospects), you are establishing your credibility.  You build your network and increase the visibility of your products and services in a casual way.

A blog is an essential tool in the professional’s marketing toolbox.  Combined with a website, an ezine, database management and ecommerce system, you will have everything you need to develop and run your fitness business globally and online.

10 Steps for Starting Your Blog

Before you get to the nitty-gritty of setting up your blog, there is some pre-work to do. This will ensure you start right and put your best foot forward.

1.    Before you do anything else, examine the reasons why you want to publish a blog. What is the purpose for the blog?  How does the blog’s purpose relate to your business purpose?

2.  What are the business objectives or outcomes or goals you want from your business blog? Some people use a blog as a lead generator to build their database. Some are looking to build a visibility platform while others use the blog to develop content for other purposes like books, articles and programs. What do you want to get out of your blog?

3.    Who is your ideal reader/customer? Who are you writing to/for? With most of my coaching clients  I’ve worked with, the ideal reader is similar to their ideal client. It’s important to know your audience so you can meet their needs and address their concerns, challenges and what they’re looking for to improve their lives.

4.    How do you want your readers to feel when they read your blog? This may seem like a weird question, yet it will help you tap in the emotions of your audience. Do you want your reader to be inspired, motivated, and moved to action? Again, tapping into this will help you focus your content on serving your reader.

5.     What do you want your readers to DO when they read your blog? This relates to the goals you set for your blog. If your blog is a lead generator then you must have very clear steps for guiding your reader to subscribe to get blog updates and/or get your lead generating content.

6.     How much time do you have to devote to your blog each week?   This is getting to the heart of blogging. If you cannot commit to creating constant, consistent content, then you’re doing yourself and your readers a disservice. Be honest. The most effective and successful blogs are those with fresh, new content posted at least two to three times per week. Is that reasonable for you to manage?  Remember, there are many, many ways to create content. It doesn’t have to be all you all the time and you can share content with other fitness friends.

7.  What’s your blog’s core message? This relates to the topic of your blog and the niche you are focused on. What do you want your readers to learn? Why should anyone read your blog and more importantly why should they subscribe and follow your blog?

If you regularly write a Fitness Blog I would love to read and subscribe to it. Please Tweet me your Blog information


Love Rachel xxxx

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