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FIT FOR FUN provides specialist coaching for triathlon, cycling, swimming, running, and other endurance sports.  

If you live or work on Auckland's North Shore and you're looking for like minded people to train with and quality coaching then read on. 

We've outlined our services under About Us to make it easier for you to get started on your path to enjoyable training and racing for any endurance sport.


We've now started our "Christmas Training Camp."  Our first training session back at Birkenhead Pool for 2020 will be swimming at 6.00 am on Monday 6th January at Birkenhead Pool.  All senior training will be as per the normal timetable (above) from that date. 
 
What's Happening over Christmas?
While some will go away at Christmas time, many of us will stay and enjoy the North Shore at its best (when half the population are away).  We'll save on travel and expensive holiday home bookings, and have our own "Christmas Training Camp."  
We'll spend the money we save on extra lattes, smoothies, a massage at Beacon Ave Massage, some new swim gear from swim shop.co.nz, a meal at the Wine Box in Albany, or a new pair of shoes from Shoe Science.  One or more of our "Fit For Fun" coaches will take the sessions.  
The cost - for those paying fortnightly - just keep your same payment going.  For those paying by concession card, the cost will be one clip of your card per day that you attend.  
 
For those staying around over Christmas, the planned Christmas training programme is outlined below. It will likely change depending on the weather or general consensus of the group.  
We also plan to have a few mid-session or early evening BBQ's but we'll play that as it comes. We'll arrange venues at short notice (probably deciding in the morning after the swim).
 
As a general rule, Monday, Wednesday and Sunday training will be Steady Distance (long on some days) in all disciplines.  Friday will be very easy (with more coffee time than training time).  Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday training will have some harder & longer work across all disciplines.
We've got a huge range of different adventures planned, including rides to Piha, Huia and Matakana.  Each one depends on the weather and the general mood of the group. 
 
Jane Powell has volunteered to drive my van as a support vehicle when she is available but we'll still need some extra vehicles and drivers, especially the parents of our juniors (most of whom can't take turns driving).   A good option for those who aren't at their best fitness is to drive a vehicle to our finishing point and ride back towards the group then ride with them to the end.  Its up to each individual to arrange their own logistics and I suggest that all petrol and a coffee is covered for any drivers.  

We'll post more detailed plans three days in advance on the home page of the Fit For Fun website so you can make plans and get a "leave pass" if needed.
 We'll also put details of training on the Fit For Fun Facebook page.  It might pay to like "Fit For Fun" if you want to get regular updates.

We'll meet every morning at the Takapuna Boating Club (TBC) at around ten minutes before 7 O'clock. The planned workouts (subject to change due to weather) are:


Thursday 2nd January, 7.00 am: 75-80 minute swim from TBC... coffee... 75 minute run to North Head and return... coffee... 3 hr ride around Taupaki/Riverhead - Confirmed

Friday 3rd January, 7.00 am: 60-75 minute swim from TBC, Takapuna, coffee, 40 minute stretch - Confirmed

Saturday 4th January: 7.00 am: 60 minute swim from TBC, Takapuna, 1 or 2 hr ride, 60 minute run... coffee... 40 minute stretch - Confirmed

Sunday 5th January: A big adventure ride?  Sleep in and get ready to go back to work? still to be decided

I hope to see you all at training sometime over the Christmas holiday period.

Cheers
Stephen
 
Triathlon NZ Coach of the Year, 2012/2013
Head Coach, FIT FOR FUN & North Harbour Triathlon Club
 
 
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