Fitness

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August 9, 20180

Get on your bike for the chance to win some great prizes and get fit by taking part in the Cycle to Work day with thousands of enthusiastic cyclists.

The UK’s biggest cycle commuting event will be held on Wednesday (15 August), but you don’t have to be a regular rider to get involved.

The day has encouraged complete beginners to take up cycling because all you need is a bike and the will to try.

So whether you own a bike already or have access to one from a friend, neighbour or colleague, why not give cycling to work a go.

The annual event, which started in 2012, brings together thousands of enthusiastic riders to hit the streets to celebrate everyday cycling.

If you cycle to work there’s also the opportunity to win some prizes, to find out more visit https://www.cycletoworkday.org/

Plan out your cycling route today by using: https://www.cyclestreets.net/


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June 27, 20180

Games fit is a fully fitness focused hours based on play and games. The best part about these sessions is we mix up adults and children meaning we can get the whole family fit in one energetic session. The class is one hour long and participants will get fit playing fitness based versions of their favourite games including: NOUGHTS & CROSSES, DUCK DUCK GOOSE, AGILITY COURSES, TAG and many more.

 

  • Each session is just one hour long making it achievable for adults and kids alike.
  • The ratio of adults to children is 1:2. A child may not be signed up for Games Fit unless there is at least one participating adult.
  • We have an age limit children must be aged 8 years old and above – from a motor skills developmental standpoint it is just too difficult.
  • Parents will need to sign a waiver for each child attending as children are not covered under our insurance policies. Once the waiver is signed it takes any exposure away.
  • Every adult and parent will need to fill in a health questionnaire before the start of each session.

 

£5 for adults, free for under 16’s, no need to book, just turn up. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm at Phillimore Recreation Ground, Gills Hill, Radlett, WD7 8AL

 

Any questions, please contact community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk


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May 8, 20180

Aldenham Parish Council is holding a FREE Personal Trainer led outdoor gym induction at Phillimore Recreation Ground, Gills Hill, Radlett, WD7 8AL from 10.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday 12 May to show people how to get the best from the recently installed eight station outdoor gym. This event is open to everybody and there is no booking required, just turn up on the day. View the flyer

 


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April 24, 20180

Cure Cancer are delighted to present the Annual Charity Zumbathon supporting the world renowned UCL Cancer Institute on Sunday 13 May at Shenley Chapel, WD7 9DW.

Leading this event are two well-known Zumba Instructors.  Laurel Ingram has been teaching ZUMBA for nearly nine years in the Shenley and surrounding areas. Laurel will make you feel like you have just stepped off of a Strictly set or a Night club in Rio.   Gul Kizrak has been teaching Zumba for almost 7 years and her passion shows. With over 10 classes a week in the North London and Hertfordshire area, every class still feels like a Latin party incorporating samba, salsa, reggae, meringue, belly dancing and much more.

The music will be authentic Zumba with a traditional Zumba Latin feel running through it from Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha ,Reggaton, Cumbia and many many more.   Doors will open to the public at 9.30am.    Registration to begin at 9.45am sharp.  Session to begin at 10.30 – warm up jointly with Gul Laurel and Sara. Session ends approx 12.30

There will be two 45 minute sessions with two 15 minute breaks,  water will be supplied – kindly donated by Sainsbury in Stanmore.  Also a raffle.

For more information and to book, take a look at Facebook page

 


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January 4, 20180

No skis please. This is Nordic Walking! Nordic walking is a modern sport that started in Finland. Cross-country skiers in Finland used their ski-poles whilst working in the summer to train for winter competitions. They called it “ski-walking.”

Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed by all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

Nordic Walking uses a very specific technique which is why We Move She Moves is offering a Learn to Nordic Walk course to teach you the basic techniques you need to get started. Taught over 4 sessions, it ensures that every person who completes the course can Nordic Walk at an intensity that is safe for them. You’ll learn how to use the poles properly to give you the biggest health benefit.

Nordic Walking is the perfect activity if you are no longer able to run, if you struggle with back pain or if you want to increase the amount of walking that you do.

For more information about the next courses, please see below:

  • Shenley – Thursdays, 11 am – 12:45 pm in Shenley Park. Meet by the Orchard Tea Room. Starts Thursday 19th October.
  • Bushey – Sundays, 10:30 am – 11:45 am in King George Recreation Ground. Meet by the café. Starts Sunday 22nd October.

The course costs £25 which includes hire of the poles. To book your space, please email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk and state which course you’d like to join.