Fitness & Dance

Extend (over 60’s)

Day & Time:         Tuesday, 9.30 – 10.30am
Cost:                        £4 per session
Location:              Main Hall

Through a combination of seated and gentle standing exercises, Extend can help improve your mobility, strength and stamina, enhance your coordination and play a part in maintaining your stability and independence. For further information, contact Kate at The Gap Community Centre on 01926 494200.

Yin Yoga

Day & Time:          Tuesday, 6.45pm – 8.15pm
Cost:                        £10 per session or £40 for a 5-class card/£80 for a 10-class card 
Location:               Main Hall

Previous practice of yoga is not needed. Please bring water, a yoga mat and maybe a blanket for the meditation. 

The practice is to gain an understanding of the body and connection to yourself through deeper and longer held poses (5 minutes), in order to target specific tensions in the body, exploring through all layers of the physical body to allow release in body structures like ligaments, tendons, bones and the overall arching tissue (fascia).

The practice has different layers of intentionality that can be described in these three categories.

Recover
A gentle, soft approach to the body structure in order to rebalance the soft tissue and energy-flow where we use postures that induce deep relaxation.

Restore
Going beyond muscle stretches in order to begin the work on ligament, tendon, joints and tissue ‘fascia’. This enables the tissue to release from being attached to the muscle structures where it has created restriction mobility (stiffness).

Repair
Going deep into the body structures in order to open up energy flow so that joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia tissue can regain vitality to permit healing of physical and psychological trauma and wounds as the body reflects all our previous experiences.  Email Ulf on us.yoga@icloud.com for more information.

Nifty over Fifty

Day & Time:         Friday, 9.30 – 10.30am
Cost:                        £4 per session
Location:              Main Hall

A gentle aerobic and stretching class for the over 50’s, Nifty over Fifty has been a very popular addition to The Gap’s exercise programme. Many of our class members also join the Knit & Natter, Crochet & Chatter group afterwards to catch up on the week’s gossip and enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. Call Kate on 01926 494200 for more information.

Tai Chi

Day & Time:         Tuesday, 11.15am – 12.15pm & Thursday, 9.30am – 10.30am
Cost:                        £5 per session
Location:              Main Hall

Tai Chi has been practised for thousands of years in China and is a great way of reducing stress. Here are several other health benefits associated with this gentle exercise:

  • Improve circulation
  • Calm and deepen breathing
  • Increase movement and strengthen body
  • Improve concentration and calm the mind

Debbie Wild has been teaching Chi Gung and Tai Chi since the late 1990’s.  She has taken advanced teacher training courses with the Chinese Internal Arts Association and is fully insured with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. For further information, e-mail or call Debbie on 07773 318830.  Click here to visit her website. Coffee and cake is served in The Gap Café after each session which is good way to catch up with your friends.

Form & Flow Pilates

Day & Time:         Wednesday, 10.30 – 11.30am
Cost:                        £6 per session
Location:              Main Hall

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing and you’re likely to notice the difference in your flexibility and muscle tone in just a few weeks. The price is pay as you go, but if you buy class passes, for either 5, 10 or 15 sessions, you will receive a discount. And if you ‘Buy with a Friend’, and buy two class passes each, you’ll both save £5.  Call Laura on 07564635589 to book your place.

Zumba Gold

Day & Time:          Thursday, 11.00 – 11.45 noon
Cost:                         £5 per session 
Location:               Main Hall

This popular, exercise programme has been put together to appeal to anybody who enjoys dancing and moving to music, but might find classic Zumba classes just that bit too intensive. The high energy tunes will definitely get your feet moving and heart pumping and what better treat than to reward yourself with a coffee and a piece of cake afterwards in The Gap Café. Contact Chris on 01926 494200 for more details. Everyone welcome.

Karate (all ages)

Day & Time:          Friday, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Cost:                         P.O.A
Location:               Main Hall
 
Learn the disciplined art of Karate and work towards achieving your different belts.
Call 07852 292305 for more details.

Yin Repair Workshop

Day & Time:          First Saturday of the month, 2.00-6.00pm
Cost:                         £25 (paid either by cash on arrival or via bank transfer)
Location:               Main Hall

Previous practice of Yoga is recommended. Bring water, a yoga mat and a blanket for meditation. There will be a short break for tea and cake.

Yin Repair is your chance to begin a journey through your body structures using longer held poses (10-15 minutes). This gives space for a deeper healing to take place, which aims to release deeper tensions. Email Ulf on us.yoga@icloud.com if you would like to attend or need more information.