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.
Covid-19 has meant a complete change for how Smart-Fitt can bring fitness classes to the local community but thankfully we can all still stay active with me through my virtual classes!
Virtual classes allow anyone to join in from the comfort of their own home by following along to one of Amanda’s classes online. It’s easy to lose motivation, especially in the current situation but exercise, as we know, boosts our physical and mental health. We all need a boost right now and virtual classes are a great way to stay fit and healthy.
Smart-Fitt classes that are available online are the Move It Or Lose It classes and the Total Body Blast classes.
Total Body Blast - Youtube Playlist
Move it or lose it - Youtube Playlist
Move It or Lose It classes are ideal for older people and those who have limited mobility. Exercises can be performed seated or standing and can be adapted to suit everyone no matter their ability. Many of the moves are ‘functional fitness’, meaning they represent activities we commonly carry out in our daily lives eg; knee raises which can help with our ability to get up and down the stairs. The classes are fun and relaxed, as you can see in our videos:
Exercises are wonderfully designed to help us older people to keep mobile, great music too, to which we often sing along!
(Sue, attends Move It Or Lose It at Elsea Park)
Thank you so much for the weekly keep fit videos you put online... It puts a big smile on my face! I am so happy knowing I am doing something to stay fit.
(Ann, online weekly videos)
Total Body Blast classes are High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes which are ideal if you want to burn calories and get fit! HIIT workouts consist of short, intense bursts of exercise followed by short periods of rest. Amanda has been doing a weekly Total Body Blast class online, checkout the workouts available so far:
Total Body Blast is great for getting in shape and improving fitness and the online classes are great for keeping you motivated:
Since lockdown I’ve been following her videos on YouTube and they’ve been so effective and good and they still manage to motivate me which is something I struggle to do on my own. I can’t wait to start the sessions again to see how much further I can push myself.
(Cassie Strickland, attends 1-1 sessions)
Watch this space for more virtual classes and shout up on social media if there is something you particularly enjoy or would like me to cover.
The health and safety of our class members is of our highest priority and given the latest guidelines set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UK Government it is with regret we have had to close all our classes until further notice.
Exercise Support at Home
We will monitor update daily and make changes inline with new information published. It will be a good idea to maintain regular exercise at home where possible. We have a selection on Youtube videos and video we posted to Facebook that you can used as reference for exercising at home, especially if you have had to self isolate. Exercise toys can be replaced with any similar items you have in the home too.
Move It Or Lose It Classes
The Move It Or Lose It team have promised to publish some FREE online videos that you can use in the comfort of your own home, please check here for updates:
FREE Online Videos they also have a Youtube channel that publishes regular videos.
They also have a selection of DVD’s that can be purchased online here: Move It Or Lose It DVD's they also plan to do online rentals to keep costs down for those with reduced income.
Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus
Please consider the latest guidance regarding signs and symptoms of Coronavirus.
If you have recently returned from any of the counties most affected by Conoravirus or if you, or a member of your immediate household are unwell and are experiencing a new and persistent cough and have a high temperature you must follow the latest guidance on isolation at home.
Are you in the high risk category?
Please consider if you or those close to you fall in to the high risk category, please look out for family, friends or those you know who are already isolated and may need additional support like help with food or picking up prescriptions.
FREE Support Pack for Older People
We know this outbreak will impact so many peoples’ lives so please follow the link below to download the Move It Or Lose it FREE support pack for older people to help you through these difficult times.
Last updated 19th march 2020