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THE
HOLD FAST
CHALLENGE

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Hold Fast is an official charity partner for

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WHAT IS HOLD FAST?

Our story

Traditionally Hold Fast is a term used by sailors, many of whom had these 8 letters tattooed on their knuckles. Hold Fast, physically and mentally and you will get through the storm.

 

The Hold Fast team are former Mine Clearance Divers, an elite branch of the Royal Navy and have weathered a fair few storms. 

 

Clearance Divers are faced with obstacles beyond imagination and have to be mentally and physically strong to do their duty.

 

The only way to prepare is to train hard and train well, and that is what the Hold Fast team wants to share - a military training challenge like no other. 

 

If, like the Hold Fast team, you love exercising in the great outdoors; or you want to experience something with friends and colleagues, that really challenges you, what are you waiting for? Step forward!

THE CHALLENGE

Your Hold Fast team of former Clearance Divers have a combined 45+ years of diving experience, and are very very fit.

 

The training challenge devised is the closest you will get to experiencing what Clearance Divers do to maintain their physical and mental strength. This is tough. Possibly some of the toughest training in the world, ever!

 

This military challenge of surface training is more than scrambling under nets and climbing walls. Surface training gives you insight into training that is truly unique.

 

Progress from Recruit to Elite, or jump straight into elite. Only you know your limits.

WHAT TO
EXPECT

  • You will get wet - full buoyancy wetsuits will be provided, along with fins

  • Your body will be tested to its limits

  • You will leave with an incredible sense of achievement

  • You will receive a Hold Fast T-shirt

  • Our official Hold Fast challenge coins can be awarded to the best candidates

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RECRUIT, APTITUDE, ELITE CHALLENGES

OPEN TO ALL!

These fantastic challenges are open to all.

Unsure about your fitness limit? Try our RECRUIT challenge! A total fun, introduction to the Hold Fast world.

Want something a bit more challenging? Take on our APTITUDE challenge. Fun again, but for your average gym user.

Want the ultimate outdoor fitness test? The ELITE challenge awaits! This is a pass, or fail, authentically based clearance Diver fitness challenge. Not for the faint hearted, but supremely challenging!

Remember, your Hold Fast challenge is a step forward into something totally positive!

Nobody needs to be a swimmer, and you will be warm! 

CORPORATE CHALLENGES

GIVE YOUR TEAM THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!

These challenge days are designed to give you, and your team, or club, a fun, and massively positive day.

Whether it be team building, leadership, charity fund raising, or just plain enjoyment, your Hold Fast Challenge day can offer it all!

We cater for all levels of fitness, and confidence. Our instructors are there to support and encourage you all the way. The end result?

Your club, or work force walks away with a huge sense of pride and achievement.

The challenge day is yours to provide what you wish. That is the beauty of the Hold Fast Challenge. We create the day that you want!

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MILITARY CHALLENGES

A UNIQUE MILITARY CHALLENGE

Want to give your unit a unique challenge day?

We can offer a training day like no other.

We are adaptable to cover the core syllabus of your units training regime in a unique environment.

Command leadership and management, adventure training, militarisation, (if required), marinisation, (Royal Navy) fitness, and unit team building.

These challenges are run on military lines, and are suitable for all levels of fitness, pre-determined by yourselves.

As former Royal Navy Clearance Divers, our team can provide an experienced eye for detail, and shape your challenge day to suit your units requirements.

WHY DO IT?

There are roughly 80 serving Clearance Divers in the Royal Navy just now.

Why? Because - serving in this unit is not for the faint-hearted. 


Challenge yourself to take part in a military training experience like no other.

Give something back by lending support to Help for Heroes and Leuchie House.

Hold Fast Elite is a proud member of The Gen Dit Network. This is a fantastic Veterans, supporting Veterans network. 
 

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FOR CORPORATE & GROUP BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL +44 (0) 7507382731

What participants Say

" Just completed the aptitude challenge with 4 of my gym buddies. It was absolutely amazing! So well managed with safety measures 100% on point. The staff are fantastic, friendly & motivating. I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience.
Definitely, something to do with a group of friends or for a works team day. Highly recommend and can’t wait to do it again!! Lori x
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Lorraine Walker

13th February 2022

FIND US

Find us at Willowgate Activity Centre - with state of the art facilities, and plentiful car parking.

Willowgate Activity Centre

Stockgreen Lodge,

Kinfauns, Perth

PH2 7JU