Category Archives : Charity Work

Furnace RFC charity hike

Furnace RFC charity hike


I am very pleased to be taking part in another charity hike of Pen Y Fan.

Furnace RFC charity hike

The Rugby Community is and always will be super close to my heart and being asked to help a team that I have shared many beers with (but never played for) is an honour.


They ey want to help a fantastic charity called Mind Llanelli as well as raise funds for their gym.


So on the 24th October we will head out bright and early to tackle an 8 mile route. I thought that I would make things a little more tough and also asked Chris Keenan their illustrious leader if holding a Bootcamp on top would be fun… He agreed. Apparently the props won’t be too pleased … Sorry lads #frontRowUnion I’ll look after you I promise.

Im sure they would appreciate any sponsor money you wish to donate so have a look at their Facebook page and donate if you can!


Free Cardiff Sports Massage

Free Cardiff Sports Massage

Wait, did I hear you right, you ask.

Yes, you did. We are giving FREE sports massages in Cardiff.


Two reasons, first, nothing in life is free so we ask you make a donation, even if £1 to our charity partner (use this link)

Secondly, we are training the next group of awesome sports massage therapists here at the PT School and they want real people to practise on!

So why not book in for the next slot on the 11th June and get a free (ish) massage from our students?

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Wales Running Events

Wales Running Events

What’s on in Wales this year for Runners and fitness enthusiasts alike?

Take a look at our top picked events, with variety for all, from running at night, being a super hero or throwing some coloured powder around there is plenty to do!


Light up Llanelli

17th May, visit Llanelli on a Wednesday and take part in a run at night, with glowsticks and lights this is a fun event! Here’s the ticket site!

Heroes and Villains Barry Island

Or you may fancy dressing up as a Super Hero, or Villain, running along a beach and trail, while getting attacked by some naughty villains along the way, think colour powder, think water pistols, water balloons and more! 9th July, click here for tickets!

September 9th Colour Splash!

This fun event will take you across a 5k route, getting splashed in coloured powder along the way! Fun event for all the family! Here’s the ticket link!

Fancy more light up events? Our light up events are scheduled to run in October at all locations, stay tuned for more information!

View the information for each event below!

Light up Events are PROUD to launch the Light up Llanelli event! As our home town we CAN’T wait to see hundreds of runners getting together for a great run!

Our Light up events are often in the Dark, but in Llanelli the view is just too good to miss, so we will run as the sun sets across the Coastal path.

Join us for a great run, and receive a finisher medal and a set of armbands to run at night safely!

This is a limited event with a restriction on places!

Eventbrite - Light up Llanelli

A 5k run in Barry, with fancy dress!

Are you going to take part in the FIRST 5k Heroes and Villains run in Barry?

We all know the good guys! Superman… Spiderman…. Firemen…. Captain America…Thor… Wonder Woman…

We know the bad ones too… Joker….Loki… Cat woman… Mystique….

Which side will you be on?!

On Sunday the 9th of July, we will be saving the day in Cardiff!

Cardiff on a sunny Saturday morning, hundreds of runners dressed up as their favourite superheros having the time of their lives running our 5k route, and saving the day running for charities.

Re-live your childhood and become a superhero or villain for the day! What more could you want?

Who will you be for the day? Super-man? Spider-man? Batman? or Mr Incredible?

All runners will recieve a medal and water at the finish line.

Children and families welcome!


Where is the event held?

Barry Island Beach!

Is the event timed?

This is not a race, we do not time anyone we expect people to enjoy the day and finish in their own time. You are welcome to try and time using your GPS systems and mobile apps.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any children (that’s under 18’s) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No ID is required.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Cardiff has excellent transport links, by road, rail, bus or even plane! We do not provide event parking, but will send a list of options close to the event date.

What can I bring into the event?

You should bring along a suitable costume, if you can, we want to see super heroes, villians or any type of fancy dress, this is not a race, it is a fun run!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us at any time or call 02920 100 066.

What’s the refund policy?

Refund policy is on our website. No refunds are typically accepted due to the costs we incurr from the moment you purchase a ticket, but we always try to move you to our next event, or you can swap tickets with your friends.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We recommend bringing a copy, or your mobile copy to register to avoid any issues.

Can I update my registration information?

Send us an email at any time to update.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, providing it is done 14 days before the event date.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

As long as we have been notified of the change 14 days in advance.

Eventbrite - Cardiff Heroes and Villains Run


Light up events are hosting the Colour Splash in Stradey Castle Estate, and invite you to Run, Walk, Jog, or crawl along the 5k route, enjoying the party spirit along the course!

What is a colour splash 5k?

The colour splash will take you on a 5k adventure with live DJ’s, a party atmosphere, whilst taking you through 5 colour stations splashing you in powder!

Expect a mixture of a trail run, obstacle course and colour powder runs to bring you this truly unique course.

Can’t run 5k? Not a problem this event is about having fun, and if that means walking around having a paint fight then that’s great! If that means running it twice, go for it!

What is at the finish?

Everyone gets their medal and enters the festival area with our live DJ who will start the party before an epic paint throw to finish the day!


Approx. an hour from Cardiff.

Stradey Castle is the perfect venue for this event! You will be taken back by the beauty of the estate, and surprised by how easy it is to get to! Once in the estate the woods and trails will let you lose yourself in the fun!
Eventbrite - 5k Colour Splash!

Heroes and Villains run

Heroes and Villains run


Fancy dressing up as a hero, or a villain and helping us raise £’s for The Noah’s Ark Appeal?

We are days away from launching our Noah’s Ark Super Heroes Vs Villains run! 

The Heroes and Villains run will take place at the Barry Island beach, and will feature fancy dress, and cartoon themed challenges as you run the 5km route! Expect water pistols, expect water balloons and expect fun!

If you want to take part, be one of the first and SAVE money by booking now, before we launch!

Early bird launch is the way to go!

Get involved!

Will you be on the GOOD or EVIL team!? Time to decide and find your awesome costumes!

This. Will. Be. Fun!

Become an affiliate and earn £

Would you like to become an affiliate of Achieving Fitness and earn some £?

We have started our race company “Light up Events” following the massive success of Run in the Dark.

We have a race on March 8th 2017 and will be holding several more in the coming months and years!

We are a small company and to keep in competition with the big names in the industry we rely on runners spreading the word and our supporters doing the same.

This March event is looking to sell out but we are looking for help.

So you can earn some money, and use it however you want by simply sharing our event, and if anyone signs up through your link, you get money back.

It’s easy to join, just click here, sign up and start sharing our event on facebook/Twitter/Instagram or wherever you wish.

Good luck and thanks for your support.


Light up Cardiff

Light up Cardiff

We are organising a fantastic event in March 2017, on a Wednesday Evening where you can light up the bay by running either a 5k or 10k run.light up cardiff

We encourage lots of lights and glowsticks and are raising funds for charitable causes, with part of the proceeds going to our newly formed Charity Trust.


We want you to set some goals, so why not set a new Jan resolution to run a 10k run? Then hit it by March!

Come along and enjoy the night as a race marshal or volunteer if running is not your thing!

Please send on the info to a runner friend!

For full details visit this link, or use the ticker buyer below!

Let’s do this!

National Fitness Day 2016

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

It is national fitness day this Wednesday the 7th September 2016.

UK Active have set the day up to promote fitness and health and to get people moving.

We want to join in the fun so have decided to run a competition with some pretty awesome prizes!

We are giving away the following:

  1. 2 prizes of a full month of personal training (one session a week) with one of our personal trainers.
  2. 3 prizes of one month bootcamp access.
  3. 1 Online personal training month program.
  4. One full hour sports massage (Consultation mandatory)

You have to be in it to win it.

We will draw the prize Thursday morning around 9am so make sure you have entered by liking our facebook page, commenting and entering your email address below!

Good luck!

Miss South Glamorgan International 2016

Miss South Glamorgan International 2016File_000

Take a look at the hard work that Sadie Pulman, aka Miss South Glamorgan International 2016 is putting in to go and grab her crown.

We printed a fake crown to get her to visualise as she trained! We had a good laugh but also had her working hard at the gym.

Work hard, play hard!

Go grab that crown!

If you are interested in coming to Pen  Y Fan with Sadie and friends to raise money and support her then please visit this page here.

Charity News – Pen Y Fan

Charity News

We bring you some more charity news from Achieving Fitness.

Yes we are at it again, to help raise money for our Sponsored Athlete Sadie Pullman and for the Christie Foundation we are taking a small group up Pen y Fan.

On the 8th May 2016 we head up Pen Y Fan once more taking participants up and back safely. If you have ever considered Pen Y Fan or just want to support the charities then get your ticket now and join us on this day.

Ask me any questions if you are unsure, but the hike will start around 8:30 and should take 2-3 hours dependant on fitness levels. We would expect participants to be able to complete the health form prior to the event, and any negative answers may result in you not being able to walk. If you are unsure about your suitability get in touch in advance.

We are happy to discuss training with you in advance to get you ready.

Spaces are limited so register now, with a commitment of raising a minimum sponsorship of £25 each person.

Registration cost covers insurance.

Visit our EventBrite page for more info or just look below !


What a year 2015

What a year it has been in 2015 !

I sat here working out the successes of the year 2015. I just thought to myself, What a year it has been! This year has been fantastic and I would like to thank you for being a part of it!

Happy New Year!

This year has seen personal training, sports training with rugby and netball teams, boxercise in Bute Park, The Run in the Dark, Numerous Pen Y Fan Hikes and a load of charity work.

Our online Tough Mudder training guide saw over 1000 downloads!

It has been busy and fun!

This year we managed to raise over £2600 for charities and causes such as Cancer Research, Furnace RFC, Mind Llanelli, Air Ambulance, Brecon Mountain Rescue, and Age Cymru !

I hope you had a fantastic year, and I can’t wait to help you in the year 2016!

Don’t forget you can always join in the resolutions club by clicking here.

White Collar Boxing Cardiff

Boxing Cardiff

Impressed to have raised to date £770 for Cancer Research! Just Giving Link here!

I had an absolutely AMAZING night Boxing in Cardiff and you can see footage of the fight below.

My opponent was more experienced than I and came away with a win on points, but it has been a great learning experience and I am signed up to the March event already!

I would like to thank everyone who supported me to help UWCB raise over 2.7 MILLION this year for the charity. I think that’s an achievement right there!









Have a great Christmas and a fantastic New Year!