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PREGNANCY YOGA – New class booking now

Wednesdays 8-9pm – with Jane Harrington http://www.facebook.com/janeharringtonyoga

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Each week we will practise postures to develop strength, stamina and flexibility of both body and mind to help you enjoy your pregnancy and prepare you for labour, birth and beyond.  The sessions cover poses and exercises for relief of common pregnancy ailments, optimal foetal positioning and preparation for labour.  Each week we will work with breathing techniques to promote relaxation and mindfulness.   Every class finishes with a deep relaxation to leave you feeling calm and rested.

These weekly classes offer you dedicated space and time to connect with your baby and focus on your wellbeing.  The classes also provide a great opportunity to connect with other local expectant mums.

Suitable for both those new to yoga and those with an established practice.  Options and modifications are provided to allow you to work at your own level.

Class size is limited to ensure individual focus

All mats, cushions, eye pillows, blankets, bolsters, blocks etc. provided

The classes run in rolling six week blocks and are recommended from 12-14 weeks onwards.  Part blocks can be booked post 34 weeks.  Drop ins may be available subject to space.

mailto:janeharringtonyoga@gmail.com

 

Access to Movement Workshop – SPACES AVAILABLE

The Access to Movement Workshop is a 6 hour event involving both presentation and movement development time. This allows participants the opportunity to take the ideas and understand how they can be utilised into their owns field, and also to gain insight and learn from others.

It is suitable for anyone working in the movement or therapy industry like sports fitness and development, those working in manual and movement therapies, and anyone keen to develop their own training and movement skills.

August 7th 10:30 – 5pm.
(Note, this is the latest finish. We may finish a little earlier.)

Cost £100

BOOK NOW – https://bookwhen.com/accessparkour?tags%5b%5d=Access

or for more information visit http://www.accessparkour.com/new-access-to-movement-workshop/

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StrongFirst Kettlebell training at The Club

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After an introductory class with Ralph this week I quickly found out that my previous experiences of Kettlebell training, although fairly thorough, were actually flawed in many ways.

It seems that with a combination of Ralph’s patient and calm approach to coaching, his years of experience and the use of the StrongFirst method I have now gained solid, safe technique which I can not only use in his classes but also practice on my own.  Ralph broke down the basics in detail to ensure that as I progress I will always be sure to use the kettlebell safely and efficiently.

For me this new Kettlebell class ticks all the boxes, increased endurance, greater mobility and improved overall strength and fitness.  This is an all-round opportunity to get great tuition in a safe and friendly environment and to build strength for life….. count me in!

Zumba – is it worth it?

Well we are signing up for some advanced skills training and about to add some exciting new Zumba classes to our timetable.

Is it worth it?  Well we think so, and comments like the one below sit well with us.

“I’ve bought into most of the exercise classes since the 80s-aerobics, step-aerobics etc. I am also an ex-runner whose joints are failing. I enjoy Zumba for its variety in pace [No-it isn’t an easy option if you have a good instructor and do it properly]. You can participate at any level you want & it assuages my desire to dance whilst married to a dance refusenik. For those of us into non-competitive but social exercise it is great”.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/mar/12/is-it-worth-it-zumba-exercise-review

Beginner Kettlebell classes – starting 27th June

Very much looking forward to the Introduction to Kettlebell Training – Beginners’ Kettlebell Program starting here in our Studio on the 27th June with Ralph Brooks.

You will be taught how to use a kettlebell in the StrongFirst style – sometimes referred to a hardstyle – first introduced to the west by Pavel Tsatsouline. Do not let the macho sounding name put you off.

Hardstyle kettlebell training is all about good quality technique over quantity. Good technique builds mobility, strength and conditioning with safety above all else. Strength is a skill to be practiced. A skill you will practice as you transform your fitness.

Yes, you will find our beginners’ classes challenging and fun. But no, they will not be aerobic, “feel the burn” workout sessions. During each class you will progressively build on the skills introduced at previous sessions as you learn to safely perform three fundamental kettlebell lifts; the Get up, the Goblet Squat and the Swing.

http://movementandnutrition.co.uk/classes/Beginner-Kettlebell#.V2Kh17srJMy

TOUGH MUDDER 2016 – Supporting CHAS

Only 2 weeks to go until our good friend and loyal member Frank Taylor takes on the grueling Tough Mudder 2016.  Frank will be raising money for CHAS Children’s Hospice – Rachael House in Kinross and we will be collecting money at The Club for this wonderful cause.

Frank has been training hard using our new Synergy 360 Functional Rig with guidance from manager and personal trainer Fraser.  ‘Frank had major surgery on his ankle a few years back after suffering a really bad injury playing Judo’ says Fraser. ‘Its been a challenge to help Frank with the power, balance and agility skills needed for Tough Mudder but his determination and drive to finish the event and raise money for such a good cause has got him through’.

If you would like to donate then pop in to reception at The Club and help Frank raise money for terminally ill Children in Scotland.

“For the laughter we’ve shared, the tears we’ve shed, the love we’ve felt, and the support throughout, we are eternally grateful to all our friends at Rachel House”.

http://www.chas.org.uk/

https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2016-scotland?gclid=CITx_ZCg48wCFfYy0wod31YGKQ

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Support Frank – Tough Mudder 2016

Not long to go until our good friend and loyal member Frank Taylor takes on the grueling Tough Mudder 2016.  Frank will be raising money for CHAS Children’s Hospice – Rachael House in Kinross and we will be collecting money at The Club for this wonderful cause.

Frank has been training hard using our new Synergy 360 Functional Rig with guidance from manager and personal trainer Fraser.  ‘Frank had major surgery on his ankle a few years back after suffering a really bad injury playing Judo’ says Fraser. ‘Its been a challenge to help Frank with the power, balance and agility skills needed for Tough Mudder but his determination and drive to finish the event and raise money for such a good cause has got him through’.

If you would like to donate then pop in to reception at The Club and help Frank raise money for terminally ill Children in Scotland.

“For the laughter we’ve shared, the tears we’ve shed, the love we’ve felt, and the support throughout, we are eternally grateful to all our friends at Rachel House”.

http://www.chas.org.uk/

https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2016-scotland?gclid=CITx_ZCg48wCFfYy0wod31YGKQ

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20% off Merchandise

For the month of May we are offering 20% off our Sweaters and Hoodies.  So you can now be the proud owner of a Club sweater for only £20 or a Hoodie for only £22.

Plenty of colors available so just pop in and place your order.

New scheduled 30 minute HIIT class

We have just added another 30 minute HIIT class to our timetable with Maureen Byrne at the helm. These classes are a great way to squeeze in a quick and effective workout every week and can be used as part of an exercise program to add real gains to your fitness.  The classes include strength, power, speed, cardio and co-ordination.  That’s a winning combination and all over in under 30 minutes.

Pay-as-you-go option available, pay per class or buy a block of 10 and get one class FREE