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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

1.5 Hours - £49.99

A ‘gentle’ introduction to surface training.

Ready to step forward and raise your limits? A fantastic fun introduction to the Hold Fast experience. You will sample some unique training fin swims, circuits, log carries and many more… 

 

You will leave with a photo to cherish of the group along with the instructors.

APTITUDE

2.5 Hours - £49.99

You will be put through a series of continuous exercises including:

Log carrying Circuits Mud runs Fin swims 

 

The instructors bring humour to this challenge, and you can laugh along with your friends/family/colleagues/random strangers as appropriate.

There is no pass or fail, just a glowing sense of achievement.


Any participant can give the Hold Fast Line 4 pulls to end their challenge.

You will leave with a photo to cherish of the group along with the instructors.

A Hold Fast challenge coin could be yours if you are awarded top candidate, and other prizes are up for grabs.

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ELITE

3.5 Hours - £59.99

This is not for the faint-hearted.

You will experience what Clearance Divers are put through.

 

Under military-style discipline, this is the closest you will come to experience true surface training exercises. You will be put through a series of continuous exercises including:  • Circuits • Log carries  Mud runs • Fin swims • OPPO carries - that’s a person if you aren’t familiar with military acronyms and more.

 

Instructors will be constantly assessing you, not just physical fitness, but also your attitude, which is incredibly important. If the instructors have concerns about your fitness level and deem you unfit, you will be removed from the challenge.

 

Four pulls on the Hold Fast Lifeline, diver left bottom signals the end of your challenge.

 

All of you will receive a pre-challenge photo but only those that pass will get one with the team that successfully completes the challenge.*

 

A Hold Fast challenge coin could be yours if you are awarded top candidate, and other prizes are up for grabs.

*You will be eligible for promotion to the next level of challenge The Leading Diver, where the challenges get even harder. Every challenge is under strict supervision of qualified Clearance Divers, so you are in safe and encouraging hands.

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.

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HOLD FAST SUMMER FIT

HOLD FAST SUMMER FIT T-SHIRT WHEN YOU BOOK AN 8 SESSION BLOCK!

SINGLE SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR £15,  

AVAILABILITY LIMITED TO 20 SPACES

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