Welcome to Tiree Fitness

Based on the Hebridean island of Tiree, we bring you everything you need to enjoy being active in the unspoilt natural landscape of Tiree. Experience quality fitness training and sports coaching brought to you by resident pro triathlete Will Wright. Explore Tiree on two wheels by hiring a bike from the Bike Box. Or relax with a massage and soak up the peace and tranquility that Tiree abounds in.

Tiree Fitness is based all year round on Tiree and offers services to visitors and local residents as well as promoting sport and physical activity in the local community. Explore the website, like us on Facebook, sign up for a workout, or grab a bike and go. We’ll see you on the beach.

It all starts next week

article-rentree-sportiveRight, it’s time to get classes started and get on the road to regaining some fitness. Starting next week we’ve got 2 classes that are guaranteed THE best way to get in shape and shed those winter cobwebs.

  • Highly effective
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Leaves you feeling much better for doing it

So taking the format for the classes we had before, but ramping it up a notch, this is the Kick Start Fast Track Fitness Super Series:

Mondays 6pm: Legs Bums Tums mega burn with an extra 20 minutes optional netball training
This is High Intensity Training (HIT), it’s super efficient, and we make it so any ability can get the most from this workout. It’s called Legs Bums Tums, those areas will definitely get worked, but it’s really the whole body. After the class you’re invited to stay on for some Netball

Thursdays 6pm: Circuits – variety is one of the key components of a successful fitness programme. The Circuit Class is the best way to provide this. Make your body work across loads of different movements and you’ll hit areas that other workouts miss. A great thing about this class is that absolutely everyone can do it. You work out at your own pace and you do the movements that work best for you. Everyone’s a winner!

All classes are £4 and take place at the school. Classes start Monday 12th January.

Accommodation update

Tiree 10k & Half Marathon: 2nd May 2015

Tiree Ultramarathon: 6th Sept 2015

Lots of bookings already coming in for accommodation for these two weekends. Just a quick update:

Rockvale Guest House and Ceabhar are now both full for these two weekends

The Hynish Centre is filling up, and just has a couple of beds left for each weekend, and Morton Boyd House is available for the May weekend only.

There’s a full list of accommodation at www.isleoftiree.com and bookings/enquiries should be made directly with the provider. Tiree has two hotels, lots of holiday cottages, guest houses and a camp site – lots of places to stay, but get things booked early. Hope that helps!

Winter Fitness – 5 ways to get going and keep going

Winter is definitely here, and if you’re someone who struggles to get going in these darker days, here to help you are 5 good ways to get fit this winter on Tiree:

1. Go to a class

Everyone works harder when they’re in a class, and it really doesn’t matter what level you’re at. Here on Tiree there’s lots to chose from -Cyclone, Hooley, Pilates, Legs Bums Tums, Circuits – so with long winter nights upon us, your best option is to sweat it out at one of these great classes. See what’s on here

2. Eat clean – Eat green

Ditch the refined/processed/sugar laden junk, and base your meals on real 6a00e55015ee528833019b00f6c085970dfood. It’s up to you what you eat, but undermining your workouts with poor nutrition seems a waste of time. Enjoy real food, enjoy new recipes, and say hello to a world of health benefits. A good Tiree growable food that’s in fashion right now is Kale. It’s easy to grow, easy to prepare, easy to add to other meals, and super nutritious1. Lightly sautéing it makes kale more digestible and tasty whilst retaining all the nutrients

3. Lift weights

You’ve done the cardio, your eating has improved – the best thing you can add is some resistance training. Whether this is weights, bands, bars or body weight – if you do it properly, resistance training has a whole load of benefits as well as helping you get in shape and burn fat2. You can improve posture, flexibility, range of movement, Studio_Dumbells_Neoprene_2kg_Studio_Dumbells_Neoprenecoordination, control and confidence. But do it properly. Book in for a gym session to get started

4. Buddy up

Numerous studies show that people are more likely to stick with an exercise programme if they have a network of support3. So buddy up, become accountable to someone other than yourself – you’ll keep each other on track, and you’re both much more likely to succeed.

5. Get some fresh air

We have an abundance of fresh air on Tiree! Normally rushing toward us at 50mph! But we know it’s good for us, and the daylight is in such short supply you should grab it while you can. Winter walking is a good way of exercising; the added resistance of the wind, the cold air, the extra clothing – all this adds up to more calories burned, and a great feel-good factor.

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Winter is a great time for getting down into a routine, and committing to improving your fitness. Join everyone else at the classes, in the gym, or just out and about in the fresh air. The dark nights and short days wont seem half as bad if you do. Happy Training!

(1): MNT

(2): URMC Lift Your Way to Weight Loss

(3):Trost, S.G., et al. 2002. Correlates of adults’ participation in physical activity: Review and update. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 34 (12), 1996–2001.

New classes starting for winter

Get in shape the guaranteed way – working out hard and eating clean – classes coming up on Tiree with Legs Bums and Tums on Mondays and Circuits on Thursdays. Both classes are 6pm at the school and start 27th Oct. All abilities welcome. Whatever level you’re at, you know that if you stick with it you’ll be in a much better place, and much better shape in 8 weeks time. Sign up, commit, and achieve.

Contact us at Tiree Fitness if you want to get on board with an 8 week programme.workout-music-2013