I am so sorry but I am going to have to cancel all classes from today, Wednesday 17th April to Monday 22nd April, we will restart on Wednesday 24th April, hopefully bright and shiny!
Take care and Happy Easter
I love Easter time, there’s lots of fun to be had. Easter egg hunts, crafts, baking, chocolate eggs, hot cross buns. Lots of time with family and friends, it’s always an a busy time of the year.
But with regards to healthy eating? Oooh! For weeks, supermarkets have been tempting us with their Easter aisles filled with chocolates, sweets and hot cross buns. They are so quick with their their marketing strategies that as soon as the Christmas period is over, BAM, Easter eggs are on the shelf.
However Easter can be a healthy time of year, without sacrificing fun.
Here are a few tips in being healthy over the Easter holidays:
Keep working out.
Easter can be a busy time; entertaining the kids, preparing meals and visiting family. It may seem as though you don’t have time for exercise. However in just one hour, you can keep yourself fit and also allows a bit of time for yourself – great when Great Aunt Gwen asks for ANOTHER cup of tea! Come and join us at one of our classes or if you are a dedicated Pilates person why not try something different in a Dancefit class?
The arrival of Easter means spring has sprung and now is the time to get outside. Even if you’re not going out for a ten-mile run, there are lots of opportunities to get moving outdoors, which will help you get fit. Try a walk in the park with the dog, play Frisbee with the kids, walk to the shop instead of driving. You’ll be moving more and enjoying the spring fresh air too.
Now you know and I know how wonderful chocolate is (we always have a little chocolate talk at Barnack!) so it would be totally unrealistic to say I’m not going to eat a single piece of chocolate at Easter because this is too restrictive and not fun at all. So, focus in life on moderation.
Classes are back on this week – we loved Amsterdam, it has such a wonderful atmosphere and so many opportunities to exercise outside! Here is an outdoor yoga class, how cool, do you think the Rec would do for us?!
Put the kettle on, put your feet up as this week there are no classes! So that is from Monday 25th – Friday 29th March, we restart on Monday 1st April so see you then!
I’m Kelly, I’m 43 and I live on the sunshine island of Malta. After turning 40, those little niggles and twinges in my back, my legs (I did a marathon or two) and all of those years standing up, sitting down and drinking wine by the telly resulted in a slipped disc in March. I decided to get a grip of my body, my outlook on life and bloody well do something.
That something has become Pilates and I’m hooked.
So, here’s 5 things that have happened to me since I started attending Pilates classes:
It just goes to show that it is never ever too late to start Pilates and it can really help in transforming your physically and mental wellness.
Anybody who’s ever come along to a Dancefit class with a friend or made a plan to meet a friend at the gym knows that when it comes to working out or taking a Dancefit class, two is better than one. And a group is even better than two. The benefits of working out with a group, detailed below, are multi-faceted, but the best part is that all of them result in improved fitness.
Accountability. If you make plans to meet your friends or group for a class, you’ll show up. Otherwise, they’ll be forced to work out alone and/or they’ll give you grief the next time you see them. If you make a promise to yourself to work out, you’re more likely to bail. Once you get in the habit of meeting friends, you won’t even consider cancelling.
Motivation. Who doesn’t love some friendly competition? People push each other during workouts without even thinking about it. You’re not going to want your friends to show you up, so you’re going to give it your all. But aside from pushing your partners, you’ll also encourage each other.
Celebration. Celebrating your progress and milestones is one of the perks of taking a class with a friend . Set goals and plan to celebrate them outside the studio once you have met them. On a related note, working out with friends may not be celebratory per se, but it certainly ups the fun factor. Whether you’re pounding out the miles together, counting crunches together or taking a Dancefit together, it’s infinitely more fun than if you do it on your own. Plus the time will fly!
Just a quick note to say that there will be no classes from Monday 1st to Friday 12th October, inclusive. That means that our last class will be on Friday 28th September and we will restart on Monday 15th October, see you all then!