Fancy yourself as the fittest person in the country? Sorry, trick question: even if you don’t think you’ve got a shot at the title, signing up for this year’s FitBrit challenge comes in the ‘highly recommended’ section of Things To Do This Month.

First, the challenge itself has had an overhaul – cardio’s still a factor, but a redesigned circuit means your strength, power and co-ordination will be pushed to the limit in an all-round test that’s the toughest FitBrit yet. Second, you’ve got a better chance than ever to compete on a level playing field: all-new Amateur and Masters categories cater to non-professionals and over-35s, while if you’re more of a specialist, the four-way Team category means you can create a super-squad of strong men (or women) and cardio monsters. 

But that’s not all. This year’s final will present an all-new challenge, so even if you aren’t top of the leaderboard, all-round fitness will increase your chance of glory more than slavishly practising the event. There’s never been a better chance to taste victory – and with prizes on offer, now’s the time to sign up. 

Still don’t think you’ll win? Fair enough – then just remember that, in the words of Ernest Hemingway, ‘There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.’ He’d probably do well on the rower… maybe less so on the kettlebell swings. Get to it.

Not a Fitness First member? That’s not a problem – get your free 5-day pass here.

Still got some questions? Check out the FitBrit 2015 FAQ