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Member Week

We have a week packed full of activities for you to come along and enjoy the build up to Christmas. We have something for everyone including 30 minute personal training tasters, Aura Spa product promotions and a raffle. In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to try these activities with a family member or friend. If you would like to register for a guest pass contact the Membership team on 01926 622 577.

Monday 9th December
Functional Floor Workshop Kettlebells*: 10.30am – 11.30am & 7pm – 8pm
Intro to Indoor Cycle*: 6.30pm – 7pm
DJ in the Gym: 6pm – 9pm

Tuesday 10th December
Halo Sports Massage Taster**: 9am – 2pm & 6pm – 8pm
Cream Tea**: 11am – 1pm
Functional Floor Workshop Viprs*: 10.30am – 11.30am & 7pm – 8pm

Wednesday 11th December
Functional Floor Workshop Dumbells*: 10.30am – 11.30am & 7pm – 8pm
Intro to Indoor Cycle: 12.30pm – 1pm*
Grit Taster Class: 6pm – 8pm
Drinks & Live Music with Thom Kirkpatrick**: 7pm – 10pm

Thursday 12th December
Functional Floor Workshop Bosu & Stability Balls*: 10.30am – 11.30am & 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Spine Health Pilates Workshop*: 1pm – 2pm

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Functional Floor Circuit*: 10.30am – 11.30am & 6pm – 7pm
Indoor Cycle Master Class*: 6pm – 7pm

Saturday 14th December
Onside Junior Activities**: 9.30am – 12pm
Children’s Biscuit Decorating**: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Sunday 15th December
Santa vs Elf 2.5km & 5km Family Run**: Starts 9.30am
Intro to Indoor Cycle*: 10.30am – 11.15am
Beginners Guide to Meditation Workshop*: 1pm – 3pm

*please book online or at reception. **please book at reception.

Grit Launch

We are pleased to be launching a new class which will be on the new timetable from the 6th January.

LES MILLS GRIT™ Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and bodyweight exercises to blast all major muscle groups. LES MILLS GRIT™ Strength takes cutting-edge HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

Louise Craner

Louise, one of our fantastic instructors, recently took part in the biggest drug free bodybuilding federation UKDFBA in the Masters Figure category.

Louise started training November 2018 and took part in her first competition in May 2019, where she came 2nd and received an invite to the British finals which took place in October where she came 5th in Britain!

She had to be on a very strict diet and training programme and has had a coach since January. Louise is hoping to compete again next year and improve her placing. Good luck with your next competition!

Children’s Christmas Activities

We have a host of festive activities to keep your little ones entertained this Christmas. From Christmas Arts and Crafts, Lunch with Father Christmas and a Christmas Dinner Hunt to Football, Multi Sports and Tag Rugby.

Christmas Timetable

Will will have a different timetable over Christmas and New Year which will be on the website soon so keep an eye out for some changes over the Christmas period.

Book Signing

On Saturday 7th December between 12pm – 4pm Stephanie Summers will be in the Pulse Bar doing a book signing. Steph has been a member with us since 2014 and currently teaches Yoga. Stephanie has released 2 books, Indigo Lost and Indigo Star. They would make the perfect Christmas gift to an avid book worm!

Keiser Spin Bikes

The delivery of the new Keiser Spin Bikes has been confirmed for today!

The installation of the new bikes may cause some disruption to current Indoor Cycle classes whilst the old bikes are removed and new bikes installed.

We hope you are as excited as we are for the new addition to the bikes and we look forward to seeing you in the classes.

London Marathon

One of our members, Mike Bernamont, is taking part in next year’s London Marathon.

Mike decided to go for it before turning 70! He has been getting into running since May and has just done the Coventry 10K, coming in 122nd out of 368 in 53 minutes. This is his first race since leaving school 50 years ago! He is following training schedules provided by Real Buzz, with The Warwick Half Marathon at the start of March as part of my final preparation!

Meanwhile Mike will be on a spin bike in Reception on a couple of occasions to help raise some more sponsorship.

Halo Physio

What To Expect

A sports massage includes the application of a range of deep manipulative massage strokes. Sports massage techniques are applied by thumbs, hands and elbows to attain moderate to deep pressure.

Trigger pointing therapy may be used to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles), and stretching is used to increase the range of motion.

Other techniques include myofascial release, which can be used to target common sports injuries, such as muscular strains and muscle tightness.

The mechanical effects of a sports massage include an increase in the breakdown and realignment of muscle fibres. The application of deep pressure can break up adhesive cross-fibre connections within muscular knots and scar tissue and can allow collagen fibres to realign into a parallel and functional fashion.

When to Have a Sports Massage

The application of a sports massage can be beneficial in a number of circumstances such as:

Pre-event: massage can be applied just before an event, such as a race, to help warm up muscles, prevent injury and help psychologically “get into the zone”.

Post-event: slow massage strokes can be applied straight after an event, such as a run. This will calm and relax the muscles and assist in the removal of waste products and recovery.

During a training programme: if you are training for a specific event, such as a marathon, sports massage will help ease the tightness and prevent niggles becoming an injury. You may wish to consider booking in every week or so if you are training for an endurance event such as a marathon.

Muscular tightness: muscular tightness can occur for a number of reasons such as physical activity, injury, overuse, occupational demands or psychological stress. If left untreated, muscular tightness can cause chronic pain, limited range of movement and reduced performance.

General maintenance: General maintenance massage can be used to reduce the risk of injury and maintain healthy muscles. The application of massage can reduce muscular tension and maintain flexibility, whether this is caused by sitting at a desk all day or going to the gym. Regular maintenance massages are recommended every 4 weeks, for everyone.

The Benefits of Sports Massage

  • Breaks down adhesions (knots)
  • Improves muscle elasticity
  • Aids the repair of strains and sprains
  • Prevents a niggle becoming an injury
  • Removes waste products
  • Improves drainage of waste products
  • Improves general wellbeing

…and sports massage is for everyone, not just elite athletes!

Health Club Bar December Food Offers

Meat free Mondays
Enjoy a number of meat free specials from £7.95

Burger Wednesdays
Build your own Burger from £7.95 (Vegan & Vegetarian Burgers Available)

Fish Friday
Good old Fish & Chips From £8.50

Use your Levy card and receive up to 15% uplift to spend at the bar

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