If you can’t find the answer to your questions below just email me, Broni at catchfitness@gmail.com or give her a call on 0800 000 929

Why is this challenge 20 weeks long?

It’s common knowledge in the fitness and sports industry that somewhere between weeks 6 and 12 of a fitness challenge, training programme  or diet, many people will lose motivation, quit and even start going backwards. Little wonder so few challenges actually go beyond 12 weeks.   The reasons for the drop off are very much physiological and there are easy ways to get through these patches, ways used by successful athletes and healthy, balanced, fit people all over the world. Learning what they are and having the chance to put them into practice will help set you up for life on any fitness regime, no matter what level you’re at.

Reason no.2.  20 weeks is long enough that everyone ends up being thrown a curve ball or two.   Instead of them taking you out, our aim is to show you how to stay in the game and learn how to hit those balls for a 6,  without sacrificing your health.

Why is it in winter, when I'm least motivated?

Lots of people tell us they struggle to exercise and stay motivated to look after themselves in winter, as compared to summer,  and that’s exactly why we run it then.  It’s when people need us most.

Is it competitive?

Is the 20 Week Challenge competitive?

Heck yes… if you want it to be and not at all, if you don’t want it to be and everything in-between.

You may choose to compete against yourself, or others, or neither. Like every event whether something is ‘competitive’ or not is down to you, not your fellow racers and not the event organisers. Luckily, it’s great if you are competitive with this challenge and it’s great if you’re not and if you want to change your mind at the end, even after the event, you can.

The main aim for us, and you PT, is that you are in a better place than before you started and in that respect, without diminishing the awesomeness of giving out awards at the end, that no-one has to lose for you all to be winners.

The Catch Fitness advice, going into events is to aim to win if that’s what pulls you in to action and don’t let people take that from you but to also find 100 other reasons to be stoked with your effort and that of others regardless of whether you win or not. Be chuffed to not just cross the finish line but to reach the start line. Smile at others who are also giving it a shot, for whatever their reason, and cheer them on whether with a thumbs up on a Facebook post or a pat on the back at race. Know that other people’s choices of how to get through an event needn’t ever affect your choice and finally, that these Catch Fitness thoughts apply as much to a race as they do to the best event of them all – LIFE – and every mini-challenge that’s tucked within its days.

What sort of results have others had?

Great ones! Click on the pics below to enlarge and the winners’ stories too.

Improvements Successful on this journey

Is it hard?

An interesting question.

Most entrants would probably say yes, although many have said the hardest part was seeing a PT for the first time!  They worried that they would be asked to do things that were too hard for them or that they didn’t want to do.  The overwhelming response however from entrants was however, reassuringly ‘I don’t know why I was so worried’.  PTs are awesome at choosing tests and exercises to cater for your fitness level and capabilities. They are 100% there to help you, not ruin you.

Some people also told us that changing is hard.  Entrants may not have support at home,  usually they think the changes are too small to matter or they don’t trust us when we tell them they won’t regret making the change.

What we would say is that if you jump in boots and all, prepared to do anything and everything differently, you’ll cross the finish line a winner.  You can always revert to your old ways, but this is your big chance to do things differently for 20 weeks and I’m not talking about cutting out your favorite foods and going to crossfit every day, far from it, we’re talking about doing the little things that add up to do big things.

If you would like to chat with previous entrants about their experiences, and what was hardest for them,  please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll arrange it for you.

Will this work?

Why you will be successful at reaching your goals.

  • Proven Success
    Over 97% of entrants regard themselves as successful*
    98% of entrants recommend the 20 Week Challenge™*
    There are hundreds of testimonials and stories on our website
    In 2018 we head into our 15th series
    Almost 3000 entrants have done our Challenges and some 150 PTs have delivered it.
  • The Start Up Guide.
    The Start Up Guide prepares you for the 20 Week Challenge so you hit the ground running.
  • Winners Guide.
    Weekly chapters to help you learn and apply key principles about what it takes to succeed at being health and fit.
  • Your own coaches
    By regularly seeing experts you are setting yourself up to getting the right advice so you can stay injury free and reach your goals.
  • Do activities you enjoy.
    Train at home, in a gym, cycling, swimming, dancing, walking the dog, you choose.
  • We don’t support extremities.
    There’s no crazy diets or exercise regimes.
  • We don’t push any products.
    We don’t sell shakes, supplements, bed covers, ab rollers, magnets or anything else. We take no commissions or payments from any companies or individuals including Official Verifiers. Accordingly, we are well placed to present material in unbiased way without fear of upsetting investors, sponsors, publishers, etc so we can indeed be 100% about your success.
  • Created by people in the industry
    The creator is me Broni Mac and I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and won a couple of national awards for my efforts. I’ve called upon a wealth of dietitians, nutritionists, coaches, therapists and movement specialists to contribute to the material. Over 120 Personal Trainers, many of whom have been national Award Winners, have now delivered the programme to almost 3000 entrants.

Other questions.

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