To inspire people to become fit and healthy, through great programs, well chosen products and the best expert advice. Because we believe that people feel better and enjoy life more when they are fit and healthy, and know that they look good.
Doing Things Differently
We are passionate about delivering the very best in fitness and health programs, products and information.
Getfitter.com is the brainchild of Kate Medina. Trying to get back in shape, after having her two daughters, Kate realised how ineffective the current options for getting fit, toning-up and losing weight actually are, and how much misinformation there is about diet and nutrition. She decided to do something about it, and created Getfitter.com
"I became interested in fitness and nutrition after having my two daughters, and piling on that baby weight!
I joined a gym and went religiously twice a week. However, I found that, because I’m not a trained fitness expert, I had no real idea how to get the most benefit from the time I was putting in. There are over 600 muscles in the body – so it’s a very complex organism!
I ended up pottering around using the same equipment and doing much the same exercises every time I went. So I was spending a four hours a week (two hours working out and another two schlepping there and back, fighting for a parking space etc) and seeing virtually no change in my body shape or weight. I was also paying £70 a month gym membership for the privilege.
I wanted to set up a company that gave people who want to get fit, tone-up and lose weight another option. This is what Getfitter.com does.
We provide customers with the best in fitness training, at a great price, while asking them to commit the minimum amount of time – simply because our personal training and specialised programs are so incredibly high impact. (Because, let’s face it we’re all mad busy, and want to feel and look great without spending too much time getting there!)
I also wanted to cut through the mad amounts of misinformation on diet and nutrition – which leaves 49% of women and 63% of men in the UK either overweight or obese, and over a third of us are on a diet at any one time (which we wouldn’t need to be if these diets actually worked!)
To do this I sought out the very best in global health and nutrition – namely the Californian based CHEK Institute – a focus for the education of elite health and fitness professionals. CHEK has given Getfitter.com exclusive permission to use their specialised diets and nutrition and health assessments in the UK. These are completely unique, and include a diet called ‘The Ancestor Diet’ which advocates eating foods based on a person’s inherited metabolic type for optimum health. I have personally tested this diet (and now eat for my type), and find it hugely effective at helping me to maintain my weight without feeling hungry.
Although we only launched at the end of May 2010, I’ve been delighted about the amount of great press we’ve received. Getfitter.com’s unique training programs and cutting edge diets have already been featured in the ‘Mail on Sunday’ newspaper and ‘Women’s Fitness’, ‘Men’s Fitness’, ‘SHE’, ‘Cosmopolitan’, ‘Sportsister’, ‘Insight’, ‘City and Angels’, ‘Face On’ and ‘Staffordshire Life’ magazines.”
Getfitter.com delivers high impact tailored personal training straight to a user’s inbox, bringing this hugely effective way of toning-up, losing weight and getting fit within reach of everyone. Each individual Getfitter.com user has an online personal training program tailored to their specific fitness level – so they can view and do in the comfort of their own homes – at a fraction of the cost of a real life trainer.
Getfitter.com also offers specialised DVD and downloadable fitness programs, available in cinema quality, high definition, a host of free fitness, health and diet information, and blogs from fitness and nutrition experts. We also have fun fitness and health horoscopes from celebrity astrologer and ‘Marco’s Kitchen Burnout’ star, Russell Grant.
The Getfitter.com site is beautifully designed and very user friendly. All personal training videos are shot in a dedicated studio, by professional cameramen, in cinema quality high definition, so the quality of the video footage is outstanding.
For those who find it difficult to put aside the time required to go to the gym, can’t afford gym membership, or find their current exercise programs ineffective, Getfitter.com is the perfect, high impact way to get that all-important exercise into the week.