What is Field Fit?

If you love being outside and exercising in the great outdoors then we are just what you've been looking for. Field Fit is an outdoor bootcamp and OCR (obstacle course race) training facility located at the Suffolk Food Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk. We offer a range of weekly bootcamp sessions for all abilities. If you're just starting on your fitness journey or you're a seasoned OCR event'er, we've got something to suit everyone. We think there is something very fun and rewarding, almost childlike, to run, climb, crawl and get a bit muddy!

"I opened Field Fit because I wanted to bring a style of fitness training to Suffolk which I truly believe in. I've found outdoor fitness to be the best and more rewarding than any other, making the most of our beautiful countryside and getting lungs full of fresh air. What could be better?" Jack, Field Fit Owner.

Why choose Field Fit?

Field Fit embraces a way of getting fit and having loads of fun at the same time, making the most of the great outdoors and training in a way that will motivate you every time because it’s so varied. Our bootcamps and OCR training are accessible to everyone of all abilities and fitness levels, and give adults absolute permission to channel their inner child!

Field Fit bootcamper's can look forward to a whole host of new obstacles and equipment appearing throughout 2019 and beyond. We'll be introducing our toddler sessions again in the summer and will be running children's and teens sessions in the school holidays too. Keep an eye out on our social media pages for announcements!

Meet the team

Kirsten Harris

I'm Kirsten Harris, a Gym Instructor and currently doing my Level 3 in Personal Training. I was an 800 and 1500m track athlete for a number of years; before finding a love of OCR, particularly Spartan Races. This year will be my first season competing in Spartan and I can’t wait to test myself and see where I end up. I love endurance and ultra events- particularly ones involving mountains, trails, rivers and anything else nature might throw my way. The crazier the event, the more likely I’ll sign up!
I’m a firm believer that fitness can be fun, rewarding and achieved by anyone who chooses to give it a try and stick with it. It’s amazing to see people achieve goals and do things they couldn’t do before.
OCR and outdoor exercise does this like nothing else, whilst building an encouraging and fun community in the process.
5 years ago, I would have never pictured myself being able to travel around the UK to race. I would encourage anyone when it comes to fitness and training, to give it a go; that’s all it takes to start!

Jack Carpenter

I’m Jack Carpenter, a fully qualified level 3 personal trainer and OCR athlete. I’ve been competing at an elite level in OCR, mostly Spartan races, over the last three years and in 2018 finished the season ranked number 4 in the UK.

I believe that OCR and outdoor exercise, in general, is fantastic. OCR is fairly new to the UK, with participation growing every year and more people taking part in fun events, the sport is growing which is hugely exciting.

In a nutshell, OCR events focus on running, typically off-road, with varying distances ranging from 3 up to 20+ miles. Along the way you'll have obstacles, walls, rigs, lifts and heavy carries using the whole body to challenge yourself – and probably some water and mud for good measure!

I left school at 16 and started an apprenticeship as a joiner, I played water polo for a local team and hit the gym once a week to keep up my general fitness.

I found a love for Triathlon in 2012, competing as a GB age group athlete and went on to become a level 2 triathlon coach for my local club. I’d found the fitness bug and wanted to continue increasing my abilities, so set myself a target of completing an Ironman, which I did in 2015.

I moved to Felixstowe in 2016 and decided to have a career change and become a personal trainer. I'd taken part in a Tough Mudder with a group of friends which although fun, I didn’t feel challenged me enough. A friend suggested doing a Spartan Race, and and I entered to do a Super (8+ miles 25 obstacles) and a Sprint (3+ miles 20 obstacles) in the same weekend. I surprised myself with a 2nd place finish in the open category! From here, you could say I was hooked…I signed up for the Beast distance (13+ miles 30 obstacles) in Windsor in the elite category - which broke me, but I loved it so much I decided to dedicate 2017 to training for the Spartan series.

2017 saw me growing my personal training business and racing all over the country, I was lucky enough to take home a few podium finishes and end the season in the top ten in the UK.

2018 highlights were opening Field Fit, competing in Morzine, France in July at the Spartan European Championships and finishing the Spartan UK & Ireland series 4th in the UK. I also completed the Spartan SGX qualification, which is a Spartan Race specific coaching badge, there are about 5 of these coaches in the UK.

2019 will hopefully see Field Fit establish itself on the map for bootcamps in Suffolk but also for OCR training in the UK. Personally, I'm also looking forward to competing again in the UK & Ireland Spartan series, hoping to beat my 4th place finish in 2018, racing at the Spartan European Championships in Italy and hopefully the World Championships in America.

Our Bootcamps

OCR Bootcamp

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Who is it for?

For all levels and abilities. If you're interested in obstacle course racing, whether you're getting ready for your first event or you've done lots, or if you just love OCR - this bootcamp is for you.

What to expect?

Trail running, lifting, carrying, obstacles such as walls and monkey bars, getting dirty and possibly wet - all things you would expect in an OCR event!

Coach

Jack Carpenter

Field Fit HIIT

Fridays

Who is it for?

For all levels and abilities, but do expect to work hard. Whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, or athletic performance, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can help you nail it.

What to expect?

Our HIIT bootcamps cover a range of brief, but intense exercise periods using equipment and body weight exercises, separated by rest periods.

Coach

Jack Carpenter

Grit Fit

Mondays

Who is it for?

For all levels and abilities. If you want an all body workout using a variety of equipment and body weight exercises, our Grit Fit bootcamp is for you.

What to expect?

This high-intensity training session will combine weightlifting, running and plyometrics for a full body workout, aimed at improving muscular endurance and increasing lean muscle.

Coach

Kirsten Harris

Field Fit Early Bird

Wednesdays

Who is it for?

For all levels and abilities. If you want an all-body workout using a variety of equipment and body weight exercises, our Early Bird bootcamp is for you.

What to expect?

Circuits is an excellent way to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength through a combination of upper, lower and whole body exercises, for either a set number of repetitions or a prescribed amount of time, with short rest periods.

Coach

Jack Carpenter

Field Fit Weekenders Bootcamp

Saturdays

Who is it for?

For all levels and abilities. A nice entry session to fitness through social games and exercise challenges in the fresh air.

What to expect?

Expect to cover a range of cardio and body weight exercises with some equipment use through team games and small group work. Most importantly our weekend bootcamps are all about having fun in the fresh air.

Coach

Jack Carpenter

Online Booking

If this is your first booking at Field Fit, we'll require our PAR-Q form to be completed before you come. For our OCR bootcamps and workshops, a death waiver will also need to be completed before you come. Please see our disclaimer section below.

Thursday

OCR Bootcamp

Starts On:
Thu Aug 22 2019
7:00 PM
Ends On:
Thu Aug 22 2019
8:00 PM
£7.50

Friday

Field Fit HIIT Bootcamp

Starts On:
Fri Aug 23 2019
6:30 AM
Ends On:
Fri Aug 23 2019
7:15 AM
£5.00

Saturday

Weekenders Bootcamp

Starts On:
Sat Aug 24 2019
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Sat Aug 24 2019
10:00 AM
£7.50

Events

The 240

The first instalment of the FF endurance training series.

The 240 is a 4-hour endurance event, aimed towards athletes training for or wanting to take part in longer events, such as Spartan Ultra and HH4hours. Expect to run, crawl, climb and carry to overcome mental and physical obstacles.

 

Starts On:
Sat Aug 31 2019
4:00 AM
Ends On:
Sat Aug 31 2019
8:00 AM
£25.00

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Field Fit
the Suffolk Food Hall
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP9 2AB

Tel: 07584 034372
Email: info@fieldfit.co.uk
Facebook: fieldfit@thesuffolkfoodhall
Instagram: @field.fit

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