Next weekend, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 July the first Wellbeing Weekend is taking place in Rossendale, ‘virtually’. A weekend to promote and support well-being on every level… mind, body and soul! Showcasing some of the great services and classes delivered across the valley.
This was going to be a festival style event where people could attend lots of different classes, talks and taster sessions in person, face-to-face; but in these times it’s going with the times and all happening online… a weekend that offers something for everyone and being online now opens it up to people from further afield…
Kate’s going to be teaching a number of classes over the weekend… open to anyone/everyone to get involved and give them a go. No matter what your ability and experience level you can take part, as she always offers lots of modifications for exercises in classes, you work at your own pace and people have been getting all kinds of creative with their homemade equipment and weights…
Classes Kate is running for FREE…
Kettlebell & Core – Saturday 11 July @ 10am (45 mins)
Open to all
This is a class Kate has been delivering online for the last (lots) of weeks… a session that combines lots of kettlebell (or whatever weight you’ve got) moves, to give your full body an awesome workout! It gets HOT and sweaty as you swing those weights around… a great piece of kit to train with (Kate’s favourite!!) for total body conditioning, combining strength training with high intensity cardio.
Gentle Exercise – Saturday 11 July @ 1pm (45 mins)
Open to all
This is a class that Kate had just started delivering at Haslingden Community Link before lockdown kicked in and has been delivering online in these times, to keep up motivation and momentum. As the name suggests, it is a gentle exercise session, low impact and slow tempo, that combines a mix of standing and seated exercises to improve strength and balance. A class that is ideal for older adults and anyone that would benefit from a gentler exercise session. For this class we use light hand weights and an exercise band. If you don’t have these, a great homemade alternative, tins/bottles and a pair of tights (that you don’t mind potentially laddering… as they will be stretched!).
Pre & Post Natal Bootcamp – Sunday 12 July @ 10am (45 mins)
Women only session
Kate specialises in pre and postnatal exercise and usually delivers classes in the community; supporting women to stay strong through pregnancy and beyond… running them as separate sessions for pregnancy and postnatal recovery. However, in these current times she’s combined classes and has been delivering them online. This class is suitable for anyone that’s pregnant (and not suffering from any contraindications that would mean exercise is not advised) and anyone that’s had their baby and been signed off and given the OK to start back exercising (which is usually between 6-12 weeks post). For this class you’ll need a couple of weights, dumbbells or homemade equivalent; tins, bottles… and an exercise mat or towel for floor/core exercises. Lots of modifications will be given throughout, for pregnancy and postnatal stages. You work at your own pace… zero pressure! A class that will include strength, core/pelvic floor and cardio.
No matter when you had your baby you are classed as postnatal… so please do feel free to get involved… you’ll get a good workout, that’s for sure! If you’re not pregnant or had a baby, feel free to join the fun too… this is a workout anyone can do.
All of the above classes will be held on Zoom, so that there’s a level of face to face interaction and Kate can see / demonstrate / support with technique. She’ll be recording all sessions too, so they will be available for you to do in your own time for a few days post event too. You’ll need to get in touch with Kate for the links and passwords to take part.
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