I was very lucky two weeks ago to go to Champneys Spa in Tring, courtesy of Champneys and Vitality – and it came at just the right time, the Saturday after I completed my Level 3 Personal Training course!
Now the reason for this wonderful treat is actually because I’m very excitingly going to be working with Vitality on their #WomenInSport Campaign, and it was at this event I got to meet some of the other lovely female bloggers who are also getting involved! I met Georgina, Terri, Sophie, Katrina, Laura and Charlotte – the other ladies taking part who couldn’t be there on the day are Lucy and Tess – please check out all their journeys too!
We were all subjected to a challenging HIIT class – but this then totally justified us milling around in fluffy white dressing gowns, eating delicious food and then soaking in a wonderful jacuzzi, enjoying the sauna and steam room – though I’ll take the others word on the fact the plunge pool was invigorating!
This also gave us the opportunity to talk and get to know each other a bit more – and these women, take my word for it, are amazing and inspiring!
Now the plan for this campaign is to get each of us involved with a woman’s team local to us – either in rugby, hockey, football or netball, for six weeks – share with you how we get on and hopefully inspire other women to get involved in a team sport, to raise awareness and hopefully increase its visibility.
I have to admit, I am quite excited, I am hoping to join a local women’s football team – and it was strange when I was contacted about this opportunity, as I’d literally that weekend said to my Hubby, I would like to join a football team, but wondered if I was too old, not skilled enough and mainly wouldn’t have known where to start looking.
This is such a strange thing for me to say, as only five years ago this would have just scared me, sports, exercise, the whole team thing I would have found so intimidating – but now the idea thrills me, though I am still decidedly nervous, so I am very glad that there others doing this at the same time – it’s amazing to be part of this team too! 🙂
I cannot wait to see my fellow bloggers stories and I look forward to sharing my experiences of my #WomenInSport journey!
What team sport would you like to try?