TWIXTMAS Exercise Class

TWIXTMAS exercise class in Market Lavington

Claire’s FLexercise class is on between Christmas and the New Year on Friday 27th December at 10.30am. Get ahead with your New Year exercise regime!

Come along to The Old School, Market Lavington SN10 4DT (park in the community hall car park and walk along the pavement in front of the church to the Old School with black railings at the front. Go in through the blue door.).

You may have visiting family or friends who would like to try the class: they would be very welcome.

The class is fun, and friendly, and to encourage exercise to music, with a focus on stretching, balance, dance and posture.

The class lasts for an hour and costs £6.50. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat/towel if you would like to do floor work. If not, chair work is optional for this section.

Have a Happy Christmas, and hope to see you on 27th.

Claire

 

 

Getting Older Gracefully

Getting Older Gracefully

We are living longer. Nurturing our bodies and our minds is important so we can do all the things we want to do, for as long as possible. Increasing activity helps to keep your body running like a well-oiled machine: parts can seize up if they are not used.  Keep moving! Dancing to music is proven to be the best mind and body exercise going. A combination of yoga-inspired stretching and dance really improve energy levels, fitness and strength.

Maintaining a youthful outlook on life knocks years off your ‘real’ age. Apparently ’60 is the new 40′. We have the opportunity to look and feel 10 or 20 years younger with regular exercise. Improve your complexion by exercising regularly and drinking plenty of water.

Being fit helps balance and posture. It improves and prolongs quality of life, as well as exercising the brain. Practice makes perfect and improves co-ordination. It may seem daunting to take up a new activity, but self-confidence will grow as you become physically fitter.

Joining a class is a great way to meet new friends. Loneliness can be an issue as we age. It can be difficult to take the plunge to start a new activity, but exercising in a friendly and fun environment can really uplift the spirits. Feeling happy on the inside reflects in your face, and passes joy to others too!

Exercise Classes in Market Lavington and Devizes

The Importance of Good Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

Being aware of good posture on a daily basis has many health benefits. Tension can build up in the body so easily, causing postural changes. You can get rounded shoulders from spending hours hunched over a computer, or tension in the neck from driving.  Backache can be brought on by lifting, carrying heavy shopping bags, gardening, or spending a long time sitting down. Joints and ligaments are put under duress in sports. Poor posture increases this impact and reduces performance.

Ideally attending an exercise class, such as FLexercise which focuses on posture, and maintain the correct alignment of the spine while exercising. With understanding of good posture, this can be checked at home, by looking in a mirror.

What can good posture do for you?

Sitting

Being aware of how you are sitting, at home or at work, prevents back ache. It reduces tension in the neck and shoulders and improves the function of internal organs. Feeling less tired is aided by improved breathing technique- slouching over a desk prevents the lungs from being used fully.

Wellbeing

Standing tall improves confidence, and gives the appearance of being slimmer, even dropping a dress size: a sure way to get that ‘feel good factor! Lengthening the spine, and keeping the hips and shoulders in alignment, firming the central part of the trunk, the core muscles, giving more tone to the body. Being aware of maintaining an upright posture when standing improves overall balance, walking technique and the health and alignment of the feet. Paying attention to action of the feet, how they support the body, has a huge impact on overall posture, and the spine.

Sport

Correct posture in sport reduces strain on joints and ensures muscles work properly. It decreases stress on tendons and ligaments and improves muscle strength. Body function is improved, as is core strength and mobility. Muscles can work better: they develop strength, particularly in the back and stomach muscles, and the core.

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
  • Friday 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