Exercise, Fitness & Wellbeing Classes

All adult exercise and fitness classes are operating as usual, although there are still some changes to keep attendees safe, and the continued need to observe social distancing means numbers are restricted.
Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL

Please contact the tutors direct (contact details below).

Pilates – Tuesdays 10-11am, from Tuesday 8 September

Joanna Laurence runs a Beginners Class in Pilates in Coronation Hall every Tuesday morning, from 10 to 11.

For those who don’t know about pilates, it is described by Joanna as

 ‘a mind body conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve central core stability and posture. A stable central core is essential for maintaining correct postures, good control and balance of the whole body. Long term this can prevent injury and pressure on our joints’.

As well as being a qualified pilates teacher, Joanna is also a qualified physiotherapist who describes her classes as ‘pilates taught by a physiotherapist’.

To find out more about Joanna, look at her website www.joannalaurencepilates.co.uk, which includes testimonials from some who attend her classes – such as this one;

‘Jo’s sessions are well planned and perfectly delivered, they are always great fun, interesting and challenging. Being a trained Physio Jo is able to “tweak” the sessions to suit the individual and despite various joint and back problems, thanks to the pilates, I am able to continue with my very active lifestyle. Highly recommended!!’.

Classes are £8 a session.

Joanna currently runs classes in Walberton and Barnham that are over-subscribed and she is starting her Slindon class partly to clear her waiting list, so pre-booking is essential.Telephone 07788 717 246 or email  info@joannalaurencepilates.co.uk

Tai Chi – Wednesdays 12.45 to 1.45

On Wednesday mornings from 12.45 til 1.45, Heike Brewster runs a class in Tai Chi.

The NHS describe Tai Chi as follows – “it combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise”.

Studies have shown that it can help people to reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Heike’s class is well attended and she runs a ‘taster’ session for those who would like to try it out. The classes are £10 for a one-off taster with a significant discount if you sign up for a term.

Regular attender Lynn Collin says “it really helps with balance – and the fact that Heike was a physiotherapist is very helpful too. I like the gossip as well”.

Men are welcome at the class (Heike’s husband David also attends as a tutor).

To find out more and book (essential), contact Heike on 07763 474397.

Dance Fit – Thursdays evenings

Slindon resident Kate Thorne runs a fun dance fitness class each Thursday evening. To fit everyone in and observe ‘social distancing’ she is now running two sessions – one at 6.45pm and another at 8pm.

She describes it as an alternative to a regular Aerobics or Zumba class. The class is informal and friendly and participants can work at their own pace.  Over time the classes will improve co-ordination and movements and sequences will become familiar.

All abilities and ages are welcome, including men! and Kate has a loyal band of attendees.

Maggie from Top Road goes to the class regularly and says “I love it! One hour a week I am a teenager again in a Dancefit class. Catchy music, groovy moves for all ages, just relaxed, no stress and a chance to catch up with the other Dancefitters. P.s And Kate always makes us smile! And move of course”.

£6 per session – and pre-booking is essential

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact Kate –

Kate Thorne 07940199092, 01243 814568 Email: katet080@googlemail.com

Mother & Baby classes

Until recently Slindon resident Brittany Logsdon ran her Mother & Baby classes in Coronation Hall but they became so popular she has now set up her own studio.

For details of her classes and the new venue please see her website – www.magiclittlemoments.com