FAQs

IS OMF FOR ME?

There is no ‘typical’ class. Each instructor is different and each session is varied to stop both your mind and body getting bored. It’s a whole body workout designed to improve your stamina, speed, agility and strength in a fun and interesting ways. We guarantee that some of the exercises we do will be completely new to you. At each class participants are divided into ability groups. Classes start with a warm up followed by at least 50 minutes of individual, pairs and team exercises, we end with a cool down and stretch.

Instructors and members are a friendly bunch and are always keen to welcome a new face. We make sure that each individual works to their own level of fitness within the group. It’s a real skill, but our instructors have year’s worth of experience.

Yes. You need to be 16 years and over to participate in an OMF class.

You should complete our sign up form here (it’s part of the free trial class registration process) and hand it to your instructor before you start your first class. Women who are pregnant should check with their GP before starting any classes.

No – but you do need to be committed to improving your level of fitness with a good workout. Don’t worry if you lack motivation – we’re here to help you get fit. We cater for all levels of fitness by dividing the class into ability groups, yellow for beginner, orange for intermediate and green for advanced. We have equal numbers of men and women at our classes of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Members’ ages range from 16 to 70.

No, just turn up to any class for your free trial. Speak to the instructor when you arrive at the venue and they’ll recommend which group will suit you best.

READY TO ATTEND YOUR FREE TRIAL CLASS?

Yes, you can register by filling in the online form at any time. You will then receive an email with further instructions. Remember the first class is free & you only have to complete a health questionnaire to attend which is available online or an instructor will have copies for you to complete before you start a class.

You’re welcome to bring your own water and/or isotonic drinks for before or after the session but not during. The instructors do carry plenty of water and there will be water breaks during the class. Please make sure you are hydrated before you arrive.

Yes our instructors have spare copies at all of our parks. Just turn up at the meeting point in your kit 10-15 minutes before the start time.

A decent pair of outdoor running shoes is all you really need. Fashion trainers are not advisable as they offer little support or grip and you may run the risk of injury if you wear them to a class. Other than that, an old t-shirt on top and shorts, tracksuit bottoms or running leggings are ideal. Some exercises involve getting down on the ground so be prepared to get a little bit dirty – it’s part of the fun! Unfortunately we can’t guarantee the weather but we can guarantee that you’ll be sweating by the end of each session so make sure you have something warm to put on after the session has finished. Some people also like to wear a lightweight base layer, gloves and a hat during winter months. If possible, please arrive in your kit, as there are no changing facilities in parks.

Specialist equipment; Apart from a good pair of running shoes any equipment required for the exercises will be supplied by the instructor.

The classes are an hour long. This includes a warm up, water break (we provide the mineral water), a cool down and stretches.

No, you will not be shouted at directly. However, our instructors will call out instructions and words of encouragement to keep the class motivated, so everyone gets the most out of their work out. They are a friendly bunch, and they love a bit of banter. But, ultimately our instructors are there for you to achieve your health and fitness goals.

No, once you’ve registered online, you can select any session on the timetable to come along to for a great work out. Just turn up at the meeting point in your kit 10-15 minutes before the start time.

Please try to avoid bringing valuables to the classes but if you have to do so, you may use the instructors’ or the Outdoor Military Fitness vehicle to store your valuables/change of clothing etc.

NOW YOU’RE A MEMBER

Yes, so long as the letter is on headed note paper and signed by the physio and it states your rest periods, this is more than acceptable.

We do not recommend you train after your first trimester, however, we will, at your request, put your membership on hold for a period of 12 months, so you can recommence training after the baby is born.

OMF train in all weather conditions, so long as it is deemed safe to do so. We adapt our style of training to the elements around us. Should it be necessary to cancel any sessions, we inform our members at the earliest opportunity. To ensure you receive these communications from us, do check your email preferences on the website, and be sure that you have subscribed to us by going to www.outdoormilitaryfitness.co.uk log into the members’ area and go to email preferences. If you are ever in doubt, please do check the park web page held on our website.

Yes, you are welcome to go to any of our parks as your membership includes access to all of our parks.

Yes, your friend will be offered a free trial class and then at the end of the class will be invited to join.

If your membership type is one class per week, and you happen to miss a week, so long as you have an active direct debit in place, this class can be made up the following week, by attending two classes that week. Any missed classes are carried forward for a maximum period of 4 weeks.

If suspension is due to an injury or for a medical reason we will ask for medical proof in order to suspend during your contract for a max of 3 months. The membership will automatically restart on your next collection day of the following month. Suspensions will start and end on your collection date of any month.

No, memberships are for personal use only and are non transferable.