We hope to share as many local fitness classes as we can on this page – if you know of one that is not included please contact the webmaster – [email protected]. Before starting any exercise programme, it’s advisable to seek advice from your GP or a health professional if you have any health concerns, such as a health condition or an injury.
- High-Intensity Interval Training,
- Over 60s – Dance4Health,
- Pilates with Pat,
- Pilates Pure Stretch with Jo.
((BOUNCE))™ is 3 times more effective than floor based fitness thanks to the addition of gravity and g-force provided by the trampoline. The 1 hour class features the first 45 mins of choreographed dance-cardio jumping routines to burn calories fast and finishes with 15 minutes of toning. Sessions are programmed to achieve rapid weight loss by burning up to 700 calories per class.
Their motto is: “Fun. Friendly. Fierce” so prepare to work hard but feel welcomed, smile and have a laugh. There are beginners in every session too, so don’t worry about feeling self-conscious – you’ll see everyone bouncing at their own pace. It usually takes 2-3 sessions to get used to all the bouncing and recognise the moves so stick with it… but here’s a warning: it’s addictive!
Some sessions are child-friendly. These are sessions where kids of any age can attend in the studio while you workout. Toys, food, prams etc are all welcome with no pretentiousness to deal with! Some mums stop to breastfeed, others are managing potty runs or just needing to give cuddles in between jumping along. There’s likely to be a tantrum or two, or sharing your trampoline with your little one – the Instructor just carries on, no-one minds! You don’t have to be a mum to come along, the workout is still the same!
Set Your Own Pace
I’m really unfit, can I still attend? – Yes of course!
To make ((BOUNCE))™ easier you just bop along lightly, or to intensify the workout you push down really hard. The point is to enjoy exercise and our purpose is to push you to fatigue, driving rapid results. You’re welcome to stop and rest at any point there is usually a break for a quick drink every 3 or so tracks. ((BOUNCE))™ is programmed specifically to run in intervals of 10-minute cardio sets for a H.I.I.T workout. Remember it’s YOUR class so go at YOUR pace, but utilise our motivation to get maximum results.
How to Book
Sessions are booked in advance online in order to reserve your trampoline. You can book through the Bookwhen website. For more information please take a look at ((BOUNCE)) West Bergholt’s Facebook page or contact Kerry directly on 07886369450.
Kelly’s HIIT offers an intense total body workout lasting 40 minutes which, Kelly says, is:
designed to shred fat, transform your whole body and make you feel amazing.
The sessions cost £5 each and are running as follows:
- 9:30am on Mondays in St Mary’s Church Hall,
- 6.30pm & 7.30pm on Tuesdays in St Mary’s Church Hall,
- 6.30pm & 7.30pm on Thursdays in St Mary’s Church Hall,
- 9.30am on Fridays in the St Mary’s Church Hall, and
- 9.00am each weekend (alternates Sat/Sun) in the Orpen Hall.
Modifications for any fitness level, bring a towel and water and be prepared to work hard, sweat buckets and leave on an enormous high from your efforts!! ‘Warning’ HIIT is highly addictive. Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness journey or already train but are looking for a quick effective full body workout come give it a go – you won’t regret it.
Over 60s – Dance4Health
Dance and the arts can provide successful antidotes to health problems for older adults, being a great way to keep on your feet and help ease joint pain and keep bones healthy. For the older adults, dance ticks all the boxes for keeping active.
Dance4Health can help you to stay healthy, energetic, mobile and independent. They can help you improve balance, coordination, memory, rhythm, core strength confidence and overall physical health. They offer fun and accessible activity with both low and high-intensity options and the opportunity to build new friendships.
Pay as you go!
Sessions take place every Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall starting at 11 am until 12 pm for just £6. No need to pre-book, just turn up and enjoy. To find out more call 07984 739584 or 01206 617110 or visit their website.
Pilates with Pat
Pilates has been around since the early part of the 20th century having been named after Joseph Pilates who preferred to call it “contrology” reflecting the interrelationship between physical and mental control & health (see Wikipedia for more).
Pat Smith runs regular Pilates classes in the village, every Thursday between 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the Scout Hut, and she says:
Good posture is essential in maintaining a healthy back, without it, joints become unevenly loaded, creating muscle imbalances resulting in joint and back pain. Performed correctly, Pilates has the potential to correct these imbalances, which is why my approach as a teacher is to focus on quality of movement and body awareness, which I believe is the key to the effectiveness and success of this technique.
Pat warns that this is not a beginners class but the exercises can be adapted to suit all levels. To find out more and, perhaps, book a place, please call Pat on 01206 564348.
Pilates Pure Stretch with Jo
These sessions run every Monday starting at 6.30 pm, in the Methodist Hall, West Bergholt, and Jo says:
Fitness Pilates is a group exercise programme designed to enhance your posture, core strength, balance and stability. Pure stretch was designed with the simple aim of educating people how to stretch correctly in a fun and fulfilling way. Pure stretch involves stretching and relaxation techniques using straps to aid your flexibility. This 45 minute class is a mixture of both Pilates and Pure Stretch and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Contact Jo on 07887 518031 or 01206 272759 to find out more.