Beating the Winter Blues

The aftermath of the festive season. Tired decorations and wilting trees consigned to the recycling centre and exhaustion from the effort of keeping the peace between family members, or from travelling miles to see as many relatives as humanly possible.

For some, being single at this time is a pleasant relief, but for others it can be a lonely and desolate time of year.

Building time for yourself into each day is so important for your self-worth, fading the ‘merry-go-round’ of festive frenzy to a distant memory.

Try to slow down, and to be mindful of everything you do – focusing on one thing at a time and doing it well, and slowing your breathing, can bring a sense of calm and achievement to daily chores.

Exercise can be a really good way to bring balance back into you life: physical movement is as good for your mind as your body.

Sharing problems with someone you trust, who has been through similar circumstances and will not judge you, is so important for your self-esteem and to feel that your are not alone.

A close friend, family member or a qualified counsellor can be really supportive.

Claire Ballardie Dip.Couns. MBACP

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beating the winter blues

Exercise Classes in Market Lavington and Devizes

Exercise Classes in Market Lavington and Devizes

If improved fitness, energy and strength are on your fit list, you’re in luck. These unique classes are part exercise, part dance but all fun. Your future fitness is at your fingertips.

The system’s winning mix based on yoga, remedial health exercises and movement, achieves good posture and balance through exercise and maintains it through movement and dance.

Flexercise

FLexercise , which used to be known as the Women’s League of Health and Beauty, has played a key role in keeping women of all ages fit since the 1930s.

Classes focus on core-control, strength, balance and fitness. Teachers worldwide combine exercise and dance to carefully selected music in a way that is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability. The classes are great fun as well as a very effective way to improve your fitness.

Teachers carefully plan classes to suitable music, which helps to inspire you to perform the exercises – and lifts 
the spirit. Floor-work or chair-based exercise can also be incorporated into the class. Your individual needs will be assessed and by your teacher.

Classwork is suitable for all levels and abilities – you 
can work at your own pace, and move on to more advanced work when you are ready. The exercises can be as hard- working and physically challenging as you want them to be.

The exercises and movements are beneficial to your personal wellbeing. Over time they will improve your balance, agility, co-ordination and rhythmic ability as well as your stamina, strength and suppleness.

Classes are great fun and a good way to meet new friends. Socialise and mobilise- come along and give them a try!

Here are my class details:

Green Dragon (in the function room behind the pub)

28, High Street Market Lavington SN10 4AG 

  • Monday evenings 6.45 – 7.45pm
  • Wednesday mornings 10.30-11.30am

Time for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards? Get to know your class mates!

 

The Old School

Church Street, Market Lavington SN10 4DG

  • Friday Mornings 10.30-11.30am

Time for tea/coffee and a chat afterwards? Get to know your class mates!

The Wyvern Club

51 Church Walk Devizes SN10 3AA

  • Monday mornings 10.30-11.30am