We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to our fitness sessions, we have missed you all so much, not to mention the giggles and laughter! See below our planned roadmap to getting classes up and running again with some ideas about our future plans, this information is provisional and provided as a guide to help you ease back in to in-person regular fitness sessions once again.
Booking your fitness session is essential. All dates and times are provisional, please don't just turn up. YOU MUST pre-book your fitness session. Please contact Amanda on: 07535788756 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Bootcamp re-starts on Tuesday 30th March at 7pm in ‘the cage’ Lawrence Park.
Restarts: Tuesday 30th March - 7pm
Location: ‘The Cage’ Lawrence Park
Since lockdown are you not confident with exercise and would like to try a personal training session? Are you trying to reach a personal goal and not had much success achiveing this by yourself? A personal training session might be the perfect opportunity for you. The good news is these can now resume from 29th March. Places are limited, we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Personal training - studio based
From 12th April studio based personal training sessions can resume. I am happy to continue outside sessions either in the garden or Lawrence Park depending on each clients preference.
Restarts: Tuesday 29th March
Location: Smart Fitt Studio or Garden / Lawrence Park
Fighting Fit - NEW CLASS
This Fighting Fit class is for people who have a ‘good’ fitness level already (not for beginners). It will be a mix of cardio, strength, stamina, flexibility. The moves will be based around Tae Kwon Do and gym-based boxing moves and drills, punches and kicks either on your own or with a partner (when guidance allows).
All attendees will require their own boxing gloves. All other equipment will be supplied.
Starts: Thursday 6th May
Time: 7.00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Cage, Lawrence Park
Cost : £5 per session (First Session is FREE)
Total Body Blast
Total Body Blast is planned to re-start on Thursday 20th May at Rippingale Village Hall. This will be the new permanent time and venue for this class.
Restarts: Thursday 20th May
Location: Rippingale Village Hall
Move It Or Lose IT
The following Move It Or Lose It classes are scheduled to return from Monday 17th May.
Please note: Due to current Covid restrictions MIOLI at the following locations cannot restart: Tallington, Empingham, Baston and Corby Glen.
You are free to join our other venues; Bourne, Deeping St James, Essendine.
All current Move It Or Lose It attendees will be contacted via letter with confirmation of dates and arrangements for class re-starts.
Lots of people are looking forward to getting back to regular exercise classes so places going fast. All dates and times are provisional, please don't just turn up. YOU MUST pre-book your fitness session and await confirmation of your place. Please contact Amanda on: 07535788756 or email@example.com to secure your fitness session.
Looking forward to making fitness fun once again!
If you’re still feeling the post Christmas slump and Januarys 'New You' plans have gone out the window, why not try joining a regular exercise class? Being active has many health benefits but staying motivated to keep exercising through the cold, winter months can be difficult. Attending a regular exercise class can really help you stay focussed and committed. If you just plan to go for a run on your own you have no one to keep you accountable and if the weather is bad it’s easy to keep putting it off until tomorrow. If you arrange to go to a class with your friends you are much more likely to achieve your fitness goals.
Bootcamp is a great way to get fit and meet new people. Our Bootcamp classes are held indoors and outdoors allowing us to perform a greater variety of exercises. The main aim in the Bootcamp class is to have fun while getting fit!
Bootcamp uses HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) as the basis for the exercises. HIIT allows us to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time (Bootcamp classes are 45 minutes long). Using circuits, race layouts, team exercises etc Bootcamp is never boring and each class is designed to push each individual to their limits.
What We Do at Smart Fitt Bootcamp:
All classes are aimed at all abilities and the classes are designed around each individual.
At our most recent Bootcamp class we used old mats and folded them over to use as focus pads. In pairs the class performed 10 punches, then side stepped across the room, then swapped who was holding the mat and repeated the sequence. Next, 2 punches standing followed by 2 punches in a low squat. Then ab curl up followed by two punches and finally high plank and punch.
We went on to Gliders (discs that slide/glide across the floor). In pairs again, one person placed their hands onto the gliders and ran across the hall and back (monkey runs) while the other person did jumping jacks. Then swapped and repeated the exercises. Next, one person placed each foot on a glider and took a high plank position then used their hands to pull themselves across the floor while the other person did high knees. Then everyone swapped and repeated the exercises.
The class was finished with a metabolic raiser where the group was split into groups based on their ability, beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each group was then given 3 exercises and each exercise had to be performed 10 times, then 9 times, then 8 times etc with a 5 minute time limit. The challenge of the exercise was to see the lowest number that could be achieved in the set time. This set will be re-done in 6 weeks to test fitness improvements.
Improve Your Well-being
Regular exercise really improves our general well-being, helps with memory and can help with depression and anxiety. To really get the most out of your exercise regime we recommend working with a personal instructor who can guide you and offer continued support.
Personalised Training Sessions
If group sessions are not for you, we offer one-to-one sessions or two-to-one sessions for those whose work and life schedules mean that going to classes is almost impossible or for those who want to achieve a goal but are not quite getting there with their gym membership
A recent study conducted by Alzheimer’s Research UK has found that half the UK population has no idea of the risk factors for dementia. In fact, the study revealed that a fifth of people believed it was just an inevitable part of aging. But the truth is we can all play a part in reducing our risk factors of developing the disease, simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle and exercising!
We all know how great exercise makes us feel so it makes sense to make regular, enjoyable exercise part of your routine. This NHS article really highlights how social physical activity can play a big part in helping depression and anxiety in old age which in turn could lower the risk of developing dementia.
Exercise can increase:
Memory and thinking skills
Harvard Medical School showed that moderate regular exercise can improve your memory in only 6 months. Exercise works on the brain directly and indirectly. Directly by increasing the volume of the parts of the brain which control memory and indirectly through improving sleep and reducing stress and anxiety.
According to the World Health Organisation regular exercise can increase your lifespan by reducing the likelihood of coronary disease, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer. Regular exercise improves muscle fitness and body mass.
John Hopkins Medicine suggest that physical activity can be just as much of a benefit to your heart health as medication. Exercise can help by lowering blood pressure, keeping your weight under control and strengthening your muscles.
Exercise can help treat depression and anxiety. The endorphins (hormone that makes us feel good) released through exercise give you an enormous sense of well being as well as helping you feel energised.
The benefits of regular exercise are vast but as we get older it is common to ease off on the amount of physical activity we do. Decreased mobility, illness and isolation are all factors that affect how active we are in old age. Taking part in regular exercise classes such as The Move it or Lose it classes with Amanda Abbott at Smart Fitt will help increase your overall well-being, heart and brain health as well as improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls. You’ll get to meet up with like minded friends to help motivate each other. The classes are designed to help people remain active and healthy as they age.
Classes started this month, a full class schedule can be found here: Move It or Lose It Class Schedule contact Amanda on 07535788756, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.