Next month a very special health and wellbeing event is being held at the Bourne Corn Exchange and Smart Fitt is going to be there to share how exercise and a healthy lifestyle can help our wellbeing.
Everyone is welcome to come along and find out about the many local businesses and organisations that are on hand to help you with your health and wellbeing. From exercise classes such as Move It Or Lose It, Tai Chi and dance to singing and mindfulness - you’ll be able to take part in taster sessions and maybe discover a new favourite class to add to your calendar!
Lots of Classes to Try!
● We are Undefeatable - Move To Your Mood - Feeling Energised
● Bourne Tuneless Choir
● Tai Chi
● Move it or Lose it (12:45pm-1:00pm)
● Over 60's Dance
● Balance and Coordination - Leisure SK
● Mindfulness Meditation - LeisureSK
The whole day is packed out with inspiring wellness classes run by local organisations and is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about health and wellbeing.
The event is completely free and refreshments are provided.
Spaces are limited for each session so make sure you arrive early to secure your spot. If you are planning to take part in any of the activities it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in and suitable footwear.
Date: 26th September 2023
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Bourne Corn Exchange, PE10 9EF
If you would like any more information about this event or any of our classes at Smart Fitt, then please contact Amanda.
Summer is here which inevitably means we’ll be bombarded with ads for slimming tips and tricks and ‘helpful’ guides to get the perfect beach body. Many of us make the mistake of thinking of getting in shape solely for summer, after all it’s when we generally show more of our body to the world. But this can be a damaging cycle to get into where we just diet and exercise for a specific goal only then allowing our fitness and healthy habits to fall by the wayside once summer is over.
So this month we are going to be looking at how and why we need to focus on getting fit for life.
There are always trends and fads when it comes to dieting and losing weight but the best approach is to aim to eat a healthy, nutritious, balanced diet and be sure to fuel your body so you have enough energy.
Last year the government launched a health campaign called Better Health to help people make better choices with diet and exercise. This campaign is great for helping you make changes to your lifestyle that you can stick to for life.
Don’t skip meals
You might be tempted to cut out all snacks and even skip meals but this is not generally advised, remember it’s not just about quantity of food it’s also about quality- sweet, sugary snacks that lack fibre and nutrients should be replaced with fruit and healthy snacks that provide energy along with vitamins and minerals.
Exercise all year round
Change your mindset and embrace exercise as a part of your everyday routine. Even simple changes such as making sure you go for a brisk walk every day will set you on the path to lifelong fitness. It’s important to make exercise part of daily life as we age- adding in strength training up to 3 times a week will help strengthen your bones, muscles and improve your posture and balance.
Join a class
Make a commitment to exercise by joining a regular class such as Move It or Lose It or Bootcamp. Taking part in a regular class means you’re more likely to stick to it, you’ll make new friends and it’s a great way to get professional support and advice on nutrition and exercise.
Make sure it’s fun!
In order to make sure you stick to a healthy lifestyle you need to make sure it’s fun. So pick activities you enjoy and try to do them regularly. Set yourself challenges to complete to ensure boredom doesn’t set in- you could sign up to complete a swimathon or maybe a sponsored walk or run. Whatever you choose make sure you enjoy it!
Get out in the garden and raise your heart rate while you do a bit of weeding, digging and planting. As well as some much needed vitamin D if you work a bit harder you’ll be getting a healthy dose of cardio and strength training too.
*Please speak to your healthcare professional before you embark on any new exercise or diet regime.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about the classes or one-one fitness sessions with Amanda. Personal plans to help you start making changes now, have accountability with some added motivation to help you succeed!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your fitness session.
Looking forward to making fitness fun once again!