The Government recently announced that gyms, leisure centres and exercise classes can now begin operating again (subject to local restrictions). This is fantastic news, the lockdown has had huge ramifications across the globe- not least for everyone’s mental health and fitness, so being able to get out to our regular exercise classes and gyms is like a ray of light! It’s well known that physical activity boosts our mental well-being by releasing feel-good chemicals and endorphins.
During lockdown many of us tried to make the most of local walks if we were able and online groups were great to keep up with familiar exercise routines but now that restrictions are being relaxed we can start to return to physical classes and gyms. Here at Smart Fitt, Amanda has worked hard to make sure the return to class will be as safe as possible.
Measures such as strict maximum number of participants in each class and no equipment sharing mean that social distancing can be maintained throughout and that attendees can feel safe. We will continue to monitor new regulations set out by the Government and update you accordingly via our website and social media channels. Please check back regularly to ensure you have up-to-date information.
Class Information for Smart-Fitt
A new home and a new time for the Bootcamp class!
Bootcamp - as from thisTuesday 15th September we will be at The Centre at Elsea Park from 8pm to 8:45pm. This will give the class a good amount of indoor space plus some outside options too.
Total Body Blast
The Total Body Blast class will be moving to a Thursday morning and starts back on 17th September at 9:15am in Rippingale Village Hall.
Move It Or Lose It classes
Your first class is FREE!
What you need to know:
Great for a personalised workout, you can choose either 1-1 or 2-1 training sessions with Amanda. If you don’t yet feel ready to face the gym or you lack confidence, a personal 1-1 training session is a brilliant way to get fit, get great nutritional advice and all at a time convenient to you in a spacious, open plan studio gym. 2-1 sessions are ideal for couples and friends who wish to train together in a structured way.
The sessions are all designed to suit your specific goals and needs while making sure to match your fitness level and ability.
Contact Amanda to find out what sessions are available (some daytime places currently available)
If you are still shielding or not quite ready to start up the classes again then the virtual classes are a great way to keep active and motivated. With full, detailed instructions and clear videos to follow you can ensure you’re getting a good workout without even leaving your home.
Amanda’s passion for physical well-being is obvious from her infectious enthusiasm in her classes and her constant drive to help others get fit and healthy. Alongside the Smart-Fitt classes and personal training, Amanda has been working towards a qualification to become a Sports Massage Therapist. After 2 years of hard work and dedication Amanda is thrilled to have qualified and is looking forward to being able to share her new skills as soon as the current Covid restrictions allow.
About Sports Massage
Sports massage is not just for sports people or those who participate in sport.
The varying techniques used in sports massage provide a deep tissue massage that can help with postural conditions and help treat injured muscles.
Amanda underwent rigorous training, learning about commonly presented conditions, pathology, special tests required for diagnosis and the specific treatments.
Sports massage is great if you are very active and push your body to the limit but it can have just as many benefits for everyone - it can help relax your muscles, fight fatigue, improve flexibility and strength and even improve sleep.
Amanda is really looking forward to being able to offer the Sports Massage Therapy service and feels it fits really well alongside her Personal Training qualification as “any little niggles can be sorted out and then I can prescribe an exercise regime to suit.”
Watch This Space!
As soon as it’s deemed safe, Amanda will begin to offer Sports Massage Therapy sessions as well as the fitness classes and one to one sessions currently available. Keep an eye out for further information and a sneak peek of the treatment area!
We have been having one to one sessions with Amanda. She always makes it fun and we really enjoy her weekly sessions. Would highly recommend.
Hayley and Chris Thornton
In our Move It or Lose It FABS (Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength) exercise classes, resistance bands are a vital tool during the Strength section. At Smart-Fitt classes we encourage each individual to work at their own pace during the strength section so to address how we could still carry out our classes remotely during the pandemic, Amanda thought the easiest way would be to produce an easy to follow instruction sheet. This then developed into an online instructional video and an information booklet specially designed for our Move It or Lose it members and anyone who needs simple exercises to improve coordination, mobility and overall health and well-being.
seated banded exercises
The book 'Seated Banded Exercises' that Amanda has developed contains a range of exercises aimed at anyone who wants to improve their strength and mobility. The exercises include ‘sit to stand’, a vital exercise for improving mobility and strength, full instructions on how to use your resistance band safely and 15 fantastic exercises to perform using your band:
The book is easy to follow with photographs to help make sure you are performing the exercises correctly.
There are a great many variations that can be done with bands. These shown in the booklet can help with your own strength and flexibility in both upper and lower body.
FREE Resistance Band with Every Book Purchased!
Amanda’s fantastic book is available to buy now and every book comes with a brand new resistance band so you can get stuck in as soon as your book arrives!
To buy a book and resistance band simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and address and state whether you are a Move It or Lose It or other Smart Fitt class member. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer, message Amanda for more details.
Why not try the online fitness videos and join our Facebook page for fitness motivation and laughs while you wait for your book to arrive!