Category Archives: Fitness

It’s Christmas! Dates for your diary.

It’s a busy time of year, get these date in your diary!

Tuesday 6th December – Christmas Curry, 7.30pm, Ammani,  NO CLASSES AT HURST, see you on the 13th!

Thursday 8th December – Festive Fit & Fifty 10:15 – Meths Church

Thursday 8th December – Pilates by Candlelight,  12.00 Dukinfield Park

Monday 12th December – Pilates by Candlelight, 9:45, Hurst

Monday 12th December – Pilates by Candlelight, 11:15 Meths Church – C A N C E L L E D

Monday 12th December – Christmas Lunch, 1pm, Waggon, Stalybridge, (Fully Booked, sorry)

Monday 12th December – Glow Step, 7:00pm Nicholson’s

Monday 12th December – Pilates by Candlelight, 8pm Nicholson’s

Tuesday 13th December – Pilates by Candlelight 11:00am Nicholson’s

Tuesday 13th December  – Pilates by Candlelight, 7pm Hurst

Tuesday 13th December – HIIT the Turkey, Festive Fitness Fun, 8pm

Wednesday 14th  December- Glow Step, 6.30pm Civic Hall

Last class of 2016 : Wednesday 14th December – Pilates by Candlelight, 7.30pm Civic Hall

No booking needed for Candlelight and Glow Step.


Pilates by CandlelightMonday 2nd January – Restore & Rejuvenate special one-off class at a special one-off time – 10am at Stalybridge Methodist Church.

Normal Timetable resumes on Tuesday 3rd Jan at 11am, Droylsden.

Pelvic Floor Seminar

c2d4ea92ee2d4cbc728fa17892d4f721Learn about your pelvic floor, what can go wrong and how to fix it. An evening of fun, edutainment and fundraising.  In aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Payment is by cash/chq in class or I can send you a Paypal invoice (85p booking fee)  Please book using the form below.

Here’s a sneak peek of our speaker Cherry Baker, she is a pelvic health specialist, very well known and respected in the fitness industry. And, she is very funny too, it’s going to be a great night!

Would you like to see the IT iliotibial Band?

I was lucky enough to go and see the Body Worlds exhibit in New York recently.  I had seen this before at the Science and Industry museum in Manchester, but it was many years ago and my understanding of anatomy has progressed since then.  The number one thing I wanted to see was the iliotibial band and to understand more about it’s role in stabilising the knee.

This is Yoga Lady, we may never find out her real name or know anything about her, but doesn’t she look amazing?  And there down the side of her thigh is the IT (iliotibial) Band.  It’s a critical postural muscle and can be the cause of much pain or discomfort to runners.  If you have IT Band Syndrome then do come along to class for some postural tips and IT band stretches.

yoga lady showing iliotibial band at the body worlds exhibition

yoga lady showing iliotibial band at the body worlds exhibition

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I love this photo of Yoga Lady, I bet she would be happy to know we can see here like this!

You can read more about the IT (iliotibial) Band on Wikipedia

There are Body Worlds exhibitions all over the world, you can see the current ones here.  Don’t be afraid to go to one, it’s not gory, it’s fascinating.

Pelvic Floor Seminiar

I’m thinking of running a Pelvic Floor Seminar with a guest speaker, it will be Edutainment, you will learn all about the PF, what can go wrong and how to fix it.  It will be a social event, not a workout, there will be wine . . .  but you get exercises and homework as well, have a look at this video.

What do you think?  Would a Friday night work for you?  I’m also thinking of doing it as a fundraiser for Charity, what about Breast Cancer Care?  Let me know in the comments or in class.