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Coronavirus is highly contagious (it spreads easily). Your health and the health of other We Move, She Moves participants is your responsibility.
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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:
We’re sure many of you saw the announcement that indoor gyms and leisure centres will be able to reopen at the end of the month.
We will now wait for the full guidance to come out and talk with our venues and instructors about what it means and how and when classes can operate. There will need to be some changes and it is about ensuring how those changes can be made to keep participants and instructors safe. We will update once we know more and look forward to welcoming you back to sessions when we are able to restart.
In the meantime, to aid in our restart plans please could you complete this short survey to help us gauge your feelings and thoughts of the WMSM programme.
Thank you as always,
The We Move She Moves Team x
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:
- WMSM Instructors online classes
- Tips to stay active at home
- Mental Health Support
- Family Activities
- InspireAll Health App
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
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 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
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.
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.
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 (PDF, 975 Kb)
Kids need to burn off some energy? Get the whole family moving with these fun, free resources:
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.
If you’re isolated or just feeling anxious about coronavirus, here are some ideas to look after your mental wellbeing:
Mental health charity Mind has put together detailed advice and information on coronavirus and wellbeing.
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 email@example.com
Shenley Stroller Strength will continue on a Thursday morning from 10-11am meeting in Shenley park, cost £4 per week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8207 7801.
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!