We have put together a selection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you. Obviously if there is anything further you need why not
For insurance and legal reasons, ALL participants must be 16 years old on the day of any session. Because of the legalities, we cannot make any exceptions, nor can a parental waiver be signed. We do not run children's Beach-Fit yet.
No Sorry we do not have access to changing facilities at Formby Beach, Although at the Waterloo and Southport Locations there are local amenities that may be available (charges may apply).
No sorry we do not have access to toilet facilities at Formby Beach, although at the Waterloo and Southport Locations there are local amenities that may be available (charges may apply).
No sorry we do not have access to shower facilities at any Beach-Fit Location, We insist you bring a towel, a change of clothes and footwear incase you get dirty, sandy or wet.
Yes Beach-fit is an outdoor training session based at various outdoor locations.
You may very well get dirty, sandy and wet at Beach-Fit, the sessions take place outdoors and in various weather conditions. We suggest you bring a change of clothing, a towel and a bin bag (for your car seat) to your session.
Yes public parking is available, you leave your vehicle at your own risk and parking areas can become busy throughout the season. Some local parking areas may charge for parking so we advise you hold some change for parking.
Either keep them on your person or see the instructor, he/she will secure your keys on his/her person for the session so they do not get in your way while training (both at your own risk).
Beach-Fit has been designed by personal trainers in conjunction with years of research in fitness techniques, teamwork, camaraderie and motivation skills, we took some advisement from ex-military special forces personnel as well as gaining feedback from our participants on what they enjoy undertaking as part of the session. What sets Beach-Fit apart from other bootcamps is that our session plans are always changing and evolving as we utilise the changing natural environments and local manmade obstacles at each varying location.
No, as we operate sessions over large spanning public areas, we advise you secure anything you could possibly lose during the session.
No, as long as you have signed our event PARQ (compulsory) and you have highlighted your medical conditions / medications to the instructor prior to commencement of the session. The instructor may advise you to keep any medication on your person or they may hold it for you in the event you require it during the session (both held at your own risk). The instructor may have to make the other members of the team/attendants aware of certain medical conditions and/or injuries (discretional), we insist everyone maintain a measure of safety alongside both the instructor and attendants as a team effort.
We insist you alert your GP to the fact that you are undertaking an outdoor training session and discuss with them any effect this may have on any medical condition or medication.
We usually run Beach-Fit from Spring to Autumn,(March - October). Instructors have final say on the season length with factors ranging from location accessibility, lighting, area safety, severe weather conditions, public access issues, risk factors and unforeseen circumstances.
We are operating a fitness session not a picnic. That being said if you wish to consume snacks (we advise healthy) or need to consume any snacks in conjunction with a medical condition then please bring this with you and alert the instructor to your situation.
We advise a sensible meal be consumed a couple of hours prior to commencing any exercise.
Instructors will not tolerate any consumption of alcohol during any exercise session and the instructor will be in their right to ask you to desist from exercise and immediately leave the session.
Instructors legally are in there right to act in the duty to prevent the commission of a crime and as an act of public safety and legally due to the fact that an instructor cannot accurately measure an individuals intoxication level, they can refuse to issue vehicle keys back (if held by instructor) to said individual and can request their vehicle be left at the parked location to be collected when the individual is no longer intoxicated. The Instructors further duty in this case would be to proceed to hand the keys in a local police station and inform the police of the situation and the vehicles location.
Yes you may during a session have your picture taken for promotional purposes online or on printed advertising materials. Beach-Fit instructors & Evolution Fitness Professionals Ltd own the rights to any pictures taken that may contain a likeness of you. You are within your right to request not to have your picture taken, or would like any image of your likeness removed from any online promotion, a formal request may be made in writing to Evolution Fitness Professionals Ltd.
Appropriate attire and footwear for the location is listed on each location page under Kit needed.
We generally suggest you wear long pants and have an option of a garment with long sleeves as you may crawl on the floor as part of an exercise. Wind, rain, hail, snow, sun & water are all factors in deciding what is appropriate for that days session. Please contact the associated instructor for that location prior to the session if you are in doubt of what exactly to wear.
Waterloo is semi-urban consisting of tarmac, man made structures, rocks, sand, grasses, pontoons, lake and sea with gradual inclines, small sand dunes and steps to negotiate.
Easy / Medium / Hard Level Sessions
Southport is Mostly-Urban consisting of tarmac, concerete, bridges, man-made structures, sea wall, road crossing, sand, seashells, boggy sand, mostly flat with a few small inclines, steps and many man made obstacles.
Easy / Medium Level Sessions
Formby is all natural consisting of sand, sand dunes, grasses, woodland, sea, boardwalks, hills and undulating terrain. Mostly sand underfoot, small tarmac area, small to large sand dunes, tidal sea, woodland and undulating grass terrain.
Medium / Hard / Extreme Level Session
Don’t worry Beach-Fit is a rain or shine event. In the event of extreme, severe weather on the session day, we urge you to contact the associated instructor for that location via call or text. We will Endeavour to maintain updates and alerts via our facebook group about any potential changes to the event schedule. Beach Fit Facebook Page
£5 per session
We sell event passes which work out more cost effective.
£18 - 4 sessions
£32 - 8 sessions
At Beach-Fit we don’t like to do things normal, every session we award a prize in recognition to the person in which we see has excelled, increased their fitness level over a number of weeks, or to the person we think has worked their very hardest.
We issue out a stamped logoed cork, you can redeem three corks for a free session.
Why corks you ask…they are weird, buoyant, talking points… not generally something you can easily misplace like a plastic chip, coin or a paper voucher. Plus the corks are environmentally friendly and recyclable so we do our bit for the environment we love training in. Plus they are all marked so no-one can pull one from a bottle of wine and try and redeem it…we would know…and those who have tried to do that in the past have been punished with 100 sand dune climbs for each “fake cork” (while everyone else sits and watches and admires the sunset from the top of the sand dune)!
Challenging? Intense? Tough? Yes, we are all these things and more and due to the nature of training no matter where there is always an element of risk and chance of injury. However, we hold safety at a premium and do not actively plan any exercises that we believe put you in danger of serious injury or death.
We are training in the great out doors and with this we expect a certain level of competency and common sense from all who participate, the ecology of the environment prevails here, respect your environment and remain aware of your actions and footing.
Beach-Fit is meant to be an exercise session that you get to tell your friends and workmates about the next day when your sore and still finding sand in places.
Our Instructors are First Aid trained and are constantly planning and risk assessing the area and we take safety very highly.
Yes but we prefer them to get involved and join in, why should you do all the hard work while they stand around and make fun of your grunts and faces.
No, and if you didn’t want to get wet you don’t have to (unless its raining).
Beach-Fit instructors strive to cater for everyone at all times, but if you are uncomfortable let the instructor know and generally they will give you a suitable alternative or in some cases let you take a small rest.
No, but we insist you bring one just in-case the weather changes or you get dirt, sandy and/or wet.
This is down to the session instructor, we never like saying No to anyone looking to increase their fitness and enjoy the outdoors, but from experience wheelchairs and crutches don’t tend to work very well on soft sand and sand dunes.
A lot of Beach-Fit is planned exercises spaced by jogging and running distances over varying terrain so generally the sessions are designed to challenge physically able bodied people with varied balance, coordination, dexterity, stamina and team work at a group pace. But with that said if you want to give it a go, get in contact with the session Instructor and have a chat.
We cannot redeem any outstanding sessions you have paid for without the event pass. Please don’t lose it! Sometimes Instructors may hold onto it between sessions for you, just ask.
Yes of course, they have no expiry dates unless expressed on the event pass..
Yes, if you are not fit this is an excellent way of starting on your fitness journey. Have a chat with the Instructor and let them know your current fitness level before the session. We ask that you pace yourself and be mindful of staying within your comfort zone.
Please make the Instructor aware of this when you arrive, they can issue you with more advanced adaptations to the planned exercises to offer a more challenging session to you.
We ask everyone to fill in and sign a medical PARQ (physical activity readiness questionnaire) form and read the terms and conditions of the Beach-Fit sessions. This information lets the Instructor assess if you can take part in Beach-Fit and if there is anything the Instructor needs to know medically about any conditions and/or injuries that you may have so they can prescribe advise on exercises that could potentially be exacerbated by undertaking physical exercise. Our Instructors regard your health and safety as paramount and strive to maintain a high standard of care for you during your session. The PARQ is there to flag up any issues that may need looking into further by a medical professional. If an Instructor turns you away and requests you speak to a GP, don’t be offended they are just looking after your health first and foremost.
On the PARQ form we asked you to list your contact details for two reasons:
As always we adhere strictly to the data protection act and will not sell your information to any third party. If you wish your information to be taken from our database a formal request may be made in writing to Evolution Fitness Professionals Ltd.
Unfortunately our Locations have been chosen specifically with a lot of factors in mind not just a sandy beach. We head-hunt quality professionals and put them through a rigorous training process to meet our high standards of how we expect a Beach-Fit session should run and content. Not every Instructor is suitable for every location as teaching styles vary as much as the locations and weather so matching a location and suitable Instructor isn’t always as easy as putting on a standard bootcamp.
We are always looking out for new Instructors willing to learn how to teach in the most diverse and adaptive locations and session plans, and new viable locations with an eager customer base ready to be challenged. We are always up for hearing from new potential Beach-Fitters. For or information Contact us
Something cushioned and comfortable
Keeps the sun, wind and sandstorms out of your eyes
Protect your hands from stones, rocks, glass, splinters and debris
Protect your skin in the sun
In-case you get wet
In-case you get sandy, wet or dirty
To store your belongings / wet gear / medication
To go over your car seat in-case you don’t have a change of clothes.