News - We Move She Moves


May 1, 20200

 Welcome

Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of the We Move She Moves newsletter. Although a little different this time round our goal remains the same and that is to get as many women active as possible.

Included in this edition are:

We hope that you are all keeping well and safe during this uncertain time. We want to assure you that we are here for you and we will be back soon.

To read the full newsletter click here.

The We Move She Moves Team x



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 



March 18, 20200

Key Advice from our friends Herts Sports Partnership

Coronavirus: Staying active at home

Stay active at home

If you’re stuck at home because of coronavirus (Covid-19), or your normal activity has been cancelled, it’s still important to stay as active as you can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health, and there’s plenty you can do at home – here are some ideas to keep you moving.

Everyday activities count!

You don’t need gym equipment at home to stay active. Everyday activities such as doing the vacuuming, hanging out the washing, and mowing the lawn all count towards your daily activity levels.

Try to break up long periods of sitting by getting up and moving for at least five minutes each hour. You could put on a home disco with your favourite tunes and have a dance, or walk up and down the stairs.

Home workouts and seated exercise

These easy-to-follow workouts are a great way to get active at home:

If you’d rather follow a video you’ll find lots for different ages and abilities online:

As with any kind of physical activity, start slowly and gradually build up the time and intensity of your workouts, and don’t forget to warm up and cool down!

  • Download the NHS seated exercise programme Download the NHS seated exercise programme (PDF, 975 Kb)

Get the whole family moving

Kids need to burn off some energy? Get the whole family moving with these fun, free resources:

Get some fresh air, if you can

The current government advice is that if anyone in your household has coronavirus symptoms, the whole family needs to self-isolate for 14 days and that means you shouldn’t go outside at all.

However, for families who haven’t had any symptoms it’s still fine to get out for some fresh air, to walk the dog or go for a run, as long as you stay more than two metres away from other people.

Walking and jogging are great for your physical health and have proven benefits for your mental wellbeing.

Mental health and wellbeing

If you’re isolated or just feeling anxious about coronavirus, here are some ideas to look after your mental wellbeing:

  • Gardening can help tackle depression, stress and anxiety, and reduce high blood pressure, as well as improve your physical health, so it’s a great time to get outside and brighten up your patch. Don’t have a garden? You could try planting some flowers in a window box, growing herbs indoors, or putting out food for the birds where you can watch them from a window.
  • Practise relaxation and mindfulness to boost your mood. You could follow an NHS yoga workout to improve strength and tackle stress, try this mindful breathing exercise from Every Mind Matters, and read hints and tips on mindfulness from the NHS.
  • Look to the future. You could research walks you want to do, plan a new cycle route, or get the kids to make a list of five new activities they’d like to try.

Mental health charity Mind has put together detailed advice and information on coronavirus and wellbeing.


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February 11, 20200

Unfortunately due to low numbers of people attending we have had to cancel the Borehamwood and Bushey Stroller Strength sessions. We will look to consult with people who are interested in attending mum and baby sessions and relaunch in a few months.  If you would be interested in giving feedback, please contact community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk

Shenley Stroller Strength will continue on a Thursday morning from 10-11am meeting in Shenley park, cost £4 per week.



December 23, 20190

A scheme to combat loneliness by bringing people together in an informal setting for a free cuppa and a chat has launched in Hertsmere.

Anyone who would like to meet someone new while enjoying a tea or coffee can drop into the borough’s first Chatter Table at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Wednesday 29 January. The initiative, which is organised by Hertsmere Borough Council in conjunction with InspireAll, is one of a number of initiatives run by the council to help tackle social isolation.

Loneliness has been the focus of a number of national and regional campaigns, including Reach Out, run by Team Herts Volunteering. Research has shown there is a link between loneliness and increased risk of dementia, heart disease and depression. Just getting out and having a friendly chat can make a big difference.

Chatter Table will also be running on Wednesday 12 February, Wednesday 11 March and Wednesday 22 April.

To find out more about Chatter Tables contact the council’s Community Engagement and Performance Officer Pam Cousins on pam.cousins@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7801.


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September 27, 20190

Stroller Strength sessions are specifically designed as a post-natal fitness class for mother and baby. It is similar to an outdoor bootcamp but incorporates your buggy and your baby.

Stroller strength sessions will develop your core strength and improve your fitness with your buggy in tow. The sessions are a variation of squats, push ups, burpees, running and competitive games. You’ll enjoy a whole body work out. Come along for a chat with other mums, bonding time with your baby and some fresh air.

All mums must have approval from their midwife or doctor and be at least 6 weeks post natal for a natural birth or 10 weeks post c section to participate

Fussy or Crying Baby – It’s OK!

Your baby is your first priority. The beauty of Mums of Steel classes is we are aware of the situation of mums with babies and understand they can become fussy from time to time. We embrace the challenges and celebrate the support that this group environment can provide. If your baby becomes fussy you are encouraged to take your time and soothe your baby. Do not worry about disturbing other classmates we are all mums in the same boat.

If you would like to discuss anything about your health or fitness privately feel free to ring Mary on 07709 342329, no need to book just turn up!

 


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September 27, 20190

Jump-Fit is a class that involves exercising on a mini trampoline to funky music, get fit and have fun doing it!

Jump-Fit is a 45 minute dance-based fitness class that combines trampolining with cardio fitness. The cardio brings your heart rate up and burns calories, and the fun music and atmosphere unleashes the confident woman inside of you, whilst toning the muscles and getting a great workout.

You can now book your tickets for Jump Fit online on our Eventbrite page, please click on link below to secure your place! Tickets are just £5 and you can jump your way into fitness in a fun enjoyable way!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jump-fit-tickets-74085643153

View our video of Jump-Fit to get an idea of what a class involves here.


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September 19, 20190

We are excited to announce a new program aimed at inactive older adults to help gain and maintain their independence! These new strength and balance classes work on building confidence in your own ability and teach you how to exercise. These classes allow you to exercise at your own pace in a positive environment and allows you to meet other people in your community.

The classes take place every Thursday 11:45-1:15pm at Maxwell Community Centre, Borehamwood and are £3 per session.

To book, or to ask for further information please contact Hannah Marsh on hannahm@stevenagefc.com or 01438 223223.


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June 7, 20190

We are excited to announce that on Sunday, Tennis for Free lunches at Meadow Park in Borehamwood at 10am.  Jordan and his team from Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club will be leading the sessions and providing coaching in a fun and friendly environment.

Equipment is provided, but feel free to bring your own if you want.

These weekly sessions are free to everyone and all abilities are welcome.

To register visit www.tennisforfree.com