Nick Harris-Fry

If you’re about to embark on a New Year health kick, stop for a second and ask yourself one question: are you going to be doing a type of exercise that you’ve already tried and hated in the past? If so, then you might well be setting yourself up for failure.

We at Coach firmly believe that there’s a type of exercise for everyone. One that you’ll enjoy so much that it becomes a joy, rather than a chore. So if you’ve struggled to maintain an exercise routine in the past it’s well worth trying something different this year. With that in mind, we offer up England Rugby’s Warrior Camps as a new way to get fit in 2020.

The camps are designed to introduce women to rugby union, teaching an array of skills specific to the sport while also improving your general fitness and ensuring that you’re having a lot of fun.

More than 100 rugby clubs around the UK offer Warrior Camps, and all have scheduled at least one or two free taster sessions. However, between 11th January and 9th February that number has been increased to five free taster sessions at 13 clubs up and down England, so you can have a real go at rugby and decide if it’s for you without having to spend a penny.

“It can often be daunting to try a new sport or get the motivation needed to go along to the gym for the first time,” says Sarah Hunter, England Women captain. “That’s why Warrior Camps are the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and as a result, you can have fun and get fit all at the same time!”

You can find the nearest club to you offering the Warrior Camps on the England Rugby website, and these are the 13 clubs offering five free sessions:

  1. Bedford Athletic RFC, Bedford
  2. Blaydon RFC, Newcastle
  3. Eton Manor RFC, London
  4. Harpenden RFC, Hertfordshire
  5. Horsham RFC, West Sussex
  6. Ivybridge RFC, Devon
  7. Keighley RFC, West Yorkshire
  8. Leicester Forest RFC, Leicester
  9. Lymm RFC, Cheshire
  10. Stourbridge RFC, West Midlands
  11. Walsall RFC, West Midlands
  12. Whitley Bay RFC, North Tyneside
  13. Yarnbury RFC, West Yorkshire

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