Exercise

Men’s Exercise Circuit at Southgate Church Hall

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The Men’s Exercise Circuit costs just £3 and is suitable for all levels, especially those recovering from injury, surgery or illness including Cancer.

Every Thursday – 1pm to 2pm
At Southgate Church Hall, Langdale St, Elland.

Partners, spouses and friends welcome.

For further information please call Julie on 07584 901236

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Keep active with Heartbeat, The Brighouse Heart Support Group

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Heartbeat is a registered charity based in Brighouse and run by volunteers who provide Exercise and Tai Chi classes, social events and walks for people who have had or are at risk of having a cardiac event.

The following activities cost just £2 for members and take place at Brighouse Sports Club, Russell Way, HD6 4LX

  • Tuesdays
    Tai Chi – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Tai Chi – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesdays
    Exercise – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Thursdays
    Exercise – 9.30am to 10.25am
    Exercise – 10.30am to 11.25am
    Exercise – 11.30am to 122.30pm

Walks / Health Walks
Walks are organised every alternate Tuesday morning and every Saturday. Walks typically last 2 to 3 hours and usually end with a lunch. Organised through trained walk leaders the walks are FREE to all members, carers and parents. People who do not meet the set criteria are welcome to join the walks as an Associate Member providing they pay the annual membership fee of £5.

How do you join?
There are several ways to join classes if you meet the criteria and become a member of Heartbeat:

  • See your Doctor or Practice Nurse and ask to be enrolled in the Better Living Programme.
  • Obtain a letter from your Doctor/Practice Nurse stating that you meet 1 or more of the criteria and you are able to exercise

What’s the Criteria?
Remember you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria to join the Exercise and Tai Chi classes:

  • You have a heart condition or have had a cardiac event
  • you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • you are overweight (BMI greater than 25)
  • you are diabetic (Diabetes 1 or 2)

For more information on the work of Heartbeat visit heartbeat.uk.com – call 07475 943686 or email heartbeat.bhsg@gmail.com

Get active with Tai Chi at Elland Golf Club

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Get active with Tai Chi at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.

Every Wednesday – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA

Costs just £3 per session and everyone is welcome to get involved.

For information contact Julie Stott at juliestott@hotmail.co.uk or call 07584 901236

Give walking a go and pledge to Try20 next month

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Next month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend. Pledge today and Living Streets will send you 20 tips throughout the month, so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Keep upto date on Twitter using #Try20 or follow @livingstreets 

Take a walk on the Wildside – New programme available now

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The latest edition of Wildside – the walks and events programme produced by Calderdale Council is now available in local tourist information centres, libraries and sports centres.

This year’s programme is packed full of walks, events and practical days suitable for adults and families so why not pick one up today or visit www.calderdale.gov.uk and search for ‘walks’ or have a look at the events calendar to find out more?

If you need more information or can’t find the new leaflet in your local outlet, please email countryside@calderdale.gov.uk

Get active with Tai Chi in Elland

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Get involved and get active with a new Tai Chi class at Elland Golf Club – Relax in the peaceful club house lounge overlooking the course and its vista of trees and well-kept fairways and stay in the clubhouse for some lunch or a coffee after.

Starts Wednesday 9 March – 11am to 12pm
At Elland Golf Club, Hammerstone Leach Lane, Elland, HX5 0TA

To book on to the first session contact Julie Stott at juliestott@hotmail.co.uk or call 07584 901236; alternatively contact Peter Fletcher at peterfletcher2013@ymail.com or call 07737 608686

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Get active with Age UK – Tai Chi Exercise Classes

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This gentle exercise  can be performed either standing or sitting and the exercises are designed to reduce the risk of falling by developing and improving balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness, posture & co-ordination.

The classes are delivered by a qualified Tai Chi tutor, who provides a flexible program of exercise to meet individual needs at the following venues and times:

  • Every Friday – 2.30pm to 3.30pm – St Thomas Parish Hall, Greetland
  • Every Friday – 10am to 11am – Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden,
  • Every Monday – 12.15pm to 1.15pm – St Judes Church Hall, King Cross, Halifax
  • Todmorden Fielden Centre – Call 01706 817926 for more information.

If you would like to use this service or to talk to an Age UK staff member about what can be donefor you, please contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040, email enquiries@acck.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk\calderdaleandkirklees.

Low impact strengthening exercises for active seniors

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Active Seniors EllandGet involved with LS Fitness Elland and take part in low impact strengthening exercises for active seniors at just £3.50 per session with the first session FREE.

Every Monday – From 11am to 11.45am
At The Karen Binns Stage School, Eastgate, Elland, HX5 9DQ

For further information text or call Lauren on 07840 012923 or just go along to one of the sessions.