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December 5, 20230

Shape Up is a 12 week FREE weight loss course aimed at men aged 18 to 65 who have a BMI of 30+.

During the course, you can find out about simple lifestyle changes you can make to help lose weight in a safe, friendly and sustainable way.

If you, or anyone you know could benefit from this course register your place by emailing healthadmin@watfordfc.com to secure your place.

Shape Up is run by the Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust. If you know someone who would like further information on this programme, please visit their website.


November 21, 20230

We are happy to be announcing an exciting programme of new exercise classes starting in Oakmere, with discounted sessions for Oakmere residents.

This Girl Can is a programme for women and girls over the age of 16 to get active. Classes include yoga and Zumba to start with but more classes will be added, such as learn to run, Stroller Strength and Tai Chi.

Classes are available for all abilities, and are a great new way to get active and have fun at the same time.

Come along to Wayside Jubilee Centre on Monday 7-8pm and Oakmere Primary School on Tuesdays 6-7pm now!


October 26, 20230

A FREE event to promote safety amongst older people is coming to Borehamwood and Elstree next month and everyone is welcome.

The free ‘safety, help and advice’ event for people aged 60 and over, is taking place between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 2 November at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue.

Representatives from Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Communities 1st, Neighbourhood Watch, Age UK, Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, Alzheimer’s Society, Jewish Care, Trading Standards, Samaritans and many others will be at the event to offer advice and support.

Speakers will visit residents at their table and there will be stalls set up for people to visit to discuss issues in more detail. Participants will also receive a free kosher lunch and refreshments, in addition to a free Warm in Winter gift bag, kindly donated by Small Acts of Kindness.

To find out more about the event see the flyer pictured below or to book your free place, please contact 020 8207 2277 or email: partnership.support@hertsmere.gov.uk


August 13, 20210

We are pleased to announce a new Learn to Run course is coming to Bushey in September.  Learn to run trains people who can’t run to be able to run 5k in just 8 weeks.  It is a course for total beginners and will teach you the key skills and techniques.  During the first week you will only need to jog for 60 seconds at a time.

The course is starting on Thursday 30 September, 630-730pm meeting at Bushey Arena London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothing, layers as you can get warm, and bring a high Viz with reflective areas.  Please do not bring any valuables as there is nowhere to leave them.

Please keep 2m from other runners and the coach, Mary McLellan.

Cost is £35 + booking fee for the 8 week course, book online Learn to Run – Booking by Bookwhen





May 27, 20210

We are pleased to announce a new Learn to Run course is coming to Borehamwood in June.  Learn to run trains people who can’t run to be able to run 5k in just 8 weeks.  It is a course for total beginners and will teach you the key skills and techniques.  During the first week you will only need to jog for 60 seconds at a time.

The course is starting on Monday 21 June, 730-830pm meeting at Aberford Park, Brook Road, Borehamwood, WD6 5EH.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothing, layers as you can get warm, and bring a high Viz with reflective areas.  Please do not bring any valuables as there is no where to leave them.

Please keep 2m from other runners and the coach, Mary Mclellan.

Cost is £35 + booking fee for the 8 week course,  book online Learn to Run – Booking by Bookwhen

April 13, 20210

As restrictions are gradually eased, we are excited to announce that our outdoor sessions can resume. This includes our Learn to Run programme as well as our Stroller Strength sessions.

To book or for further information visit the websites below.

Learn to Run

Can’t run at all? Get yourself up to 5k in just seven weeks! Designed for total beginners, these sessions will teach the key skills and techniques perfect for those of you who have always wanted to try running but felt you weren’t fit enough, fast enough or strong enough.

Potters Bar, Oakmere Park – Every Monday 7:30pm (£30 for the full seven weeks)

Stroller Strength

Get some fresh air while you get fit! The best part is baby gets the best seat in the house warm and cosy in the pram. Stroller Strength is a one-hour class that intermixes walking, resistance exercises and mummy tummy toning all in one great class. Meet other mums, have fun and get fit.

Bushey, King George Recreation Park – Every Wednesday 10am

Shenley, Shenley Park – Every Thursday 10am

Please note, all other WMSM face-to-face sessions have been suspended until further notice. Some sessions will be re-introduced online in a phased approach, so keep an eye on our website and Facebook page @WeMoveSheMoves for updates.

November 17, 20200
We have decided to create a 28 day self-care challenge for our fabulous WMSM family this lockdown! ???‍♀️?
If you feel like challenging yourself this lockdown or just having something small to do each day to keep active and occupied join us! We will be making a post each day on our Facebook page @WeMoveSheMoves to help encourage you along the way.
Remember you must look after yourselves and put your health first, especially through these difficult times. Enjoy it and let us know how it goes for you!

September 2, 20200

We are dedicated to helping you take every opportunity to enjoy the sessions that we offer. With this in mind, we have carefully considered what we can reasonably expect of each other.

Relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Coronavirus is highly contagious (it spreads easily). Your health and the health of other We Move, She Moves participants is your responsibility.

Our commitment to you

  1. We will put in place the government guidelines published online at www.gov.uk. These guidelines are aimed at reducing the risk of spreading coronavirus.
  2. We will carry out a risk assessment of all the venues we use and ask all venues for their risk assessments and make changes to manage social distancing and provide effective infection control.
  3. We will provide you with information about these changes, including any rules that we ask you to follow.

Your commitment to us and other participants

  1. Do not enter attend a session if you or anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms and follow NHS guidance.
  2. By attending a session you accept that even though we have put in place the government guidelines, you are still at risk of getting coronavirus.
  3. Make yourself aware of the government guidelines published online at www.gov.uk about protecting yourself and others from coronavirus, and follow them. Make yourself aware of the changes we have made and any rules we ask you to follow, and follow them.

Relating to exercise

 Our commitment to you 

  1. We will respect your personal decisions, and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out. However, we ask you not to exercise beyond what you consider to be your own abilities.
  2. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that the venue facilities are clean and safe for you to use and enjoy for the normal purpose they were intended for. Bear in mind that we are not able to clean or inspect equipment and facilities after each use.
  3. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that our instructors are qualified to the fitness industry standards as set out by the Register of Exercise Professionals.
  4. If you tell us that you have a disability which puts you at a substantial disadvantage in accessing our sessions, we will consider what adjustments, if any, are reasonable for us to make.

 Your commitment to us 

  1. Do not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, before you attend a session you should get advice from a relevant medical professional, and follow that advice.
  2. Make yourself aware of any rules and instructions and follow them. Exercise carries its own risks. When you are exercising, you are responsible for the risks involved. You should not carry out any activities which you have been told are not suitable for you.
  3. Let the instructor know immediately if our equipment or venues we hire are unsafe to use or if you feel ill during a session.
  4. If you have a disability, follow any reasonable instructions to allow you to exercise safely.

This statement is for guidance only. It is not a legally binding agreement between you and us and does not create any obligations which you or we must meet. 

September 2, 20200

We’ve all had to adjust to a different way of living in recent months and your We Move She Moves sessions will also have some changes.  Whilst sessions have been suspended the team, venues and instructors have been working hard to create a safe environment for you to come back to.  From the feedback we received from the WMSM survey we know many of you are excited to return to classes and that for a lot of you the amount of physical activity you have been doing has changed over the last few months.  We also know from your feedback how important cleanliness, social distancing measures and the support of the instructor is and so all these elements will be considered with our sessions.

There will be a phased restarting of classes as each of the sessions operate at different venues, have different equipment requirements and different space requirements and so we need to make sure we follow Government guidelines to keep you and the instructors safe.  As and when start dates for classes are confirmed the information will be uploaded to the class timetable.  We’ll include as much information about each session as possible to give you an idea of what to expect when you return as all the venues we use will have different procedures in place.

To give you an idea of some of the procedures which will be in place:

  • Venues will likely have a one-way systems in place and access to some facilities will be restricted
  • We ask you not to turn up to early for sessions as venues will have other bookings
  • Activities should be pre-booked and the booking system for each class will be available in the information page for each class.
  • Class numbers may be restricted to ensure social distancing can be maintained
  • Class times may change to allow adequate cleaning time between sessions and to ensure participants and other venue users can exit and enter safely
  • Some classes will be limited or unavailable initially
  • Please read our Health Commitment Statement before attending any sessions
  • Please ensure you adhere to social distancing throughout your session and are considerate to other venue users.
  • All participants will need to bring own equipment to sessions

March 20, 20200

The health and safety of our residents is our number one priority, so we have taken the difficult decision to suspend our We Move, She Moves programme for the time being.

This means that we will no longer be running sessions across the borough until further notice.

We Move, She Moves is a movement to get women and girls in Hertsmere more active, more often and having fun in the process. There are lots of activities taking place each week. We have something to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

We apologise for this and hope to be back in the community soon.

Please visit our website timetable for regular updates and our social media pages, follow us on facebook @wemoveshemoves.

Please see below ways to keep active at home, now more than ever it is important to keep fit and healthy.

Stay safe everyone,

The We Move, She Moves Team