You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘fitness’ tag.

A new pay-as-you-go fitness programme launches in Medway from Monday, 20 May, designed especially for beginners and those returning to exercise. More

Advertisements

An action packed three months of exciting sporting events gets underway in Medway this weekend (18 and 19 May). This year’s Medway Festival of Sport includes an incredible 50 events in 70 days, ranging from international competitions to schools’ tournaments and mass participation events for the whole community to get involved in. More

Tai Chi Classes are now available at Cross Park Allhallows every Thursday at 2pm and also in Hoo at the Village Institute on Tuesdays at 11am. With a Qualified Tutor classes are suitable for people with arthritis, osteoporosis and other movement limiting conditions, but please discuss your circumstances with the instructor first so she can help you get the maximum benefit from the exercise 07734 258095.

Two intensive summer fitness courses will run during August.
Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2) runs from Monday, 5 August to Friday, 23 August from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Medway Park.
For more details or to sign up contact Dan Mace at dan.mace@medway.gov.uk or 01634 338412.
The course costs £523. Concessions apply. May be fully funded if you are a job-seeker.

sw2A super slimmer is proving to be a winner at the losing game after shedding 6 ½ stone and being named Strood Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’, with the emphasis well and truly on Greatest! More

Nurses at Medway Community Healthcare are celebrating being short listed for the Nursing Times Awards for Student Placement of the Year (Community).

In the last year, over 218 nurses have undertaken a placement with Medway Community Healthcare across a range of services including *specialist nursing, palliative care and community nursing in clinics, hospitals and people’s homes across Medway. More

A super slimmer is proving to be a winner at the losing game after shedding 4st and simonbeforebeing named Hoo St Werburgh’s Slimming World ‘Greatest Loser’, with the emphasis well and truly on Greatest!

In June 2012, the 42year-old weighed 17st 2lb and his size was affecting every aspect of his daily life. Since joining his local Slimming World group in Hoo St Werburgh Simon Carter is 4st lighter. Not only has he won the best prize of all – a fitter, healthier, happier future altogether – he’s also won the 5.30pm group’s Greatest Loser 2013 prize for the member who’s lost the most weight – and all in just 8 months.

Simon says: “I feel like a new man since losing weight – in fact, I look so different that people I haven’t seen for a while say they don’t recognise me! I feel happier and healthier, I’ve got more energy and I’m much more confident now too. More

Cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to join The Mayor of Medway on an 18-mile bike ride this month.

Cllr Vaughn Hewett and the A Better Medway health improvement team are taking part in the Active Medway Cycle Groups ride on Sunday, 21 April. The route will go along the wonderful Heron Trail on the Hoo Peninsula – 18 miles of pretty countryside, mainly on cycle paths or low traffic roads. Trained ride leaders will also be on hand to assist cyclists along the route. More

Frindsbury Lawn Tennis Club have arranged for some professional tennis coaching to be available at the club grounds over the Easter to keep your young ones busy and active, getting their exercise, fresh air and having some fun. Please see the forms and poster below.

Easter Camp flyer final ZP

Easter app form

P1000652Two super-slimming couples from Hoo St Werburgh have discovered a new zest for life after winning a weight loss competition.

Carol and Tom Shave and Jill and Malcolm Smith’s success has transformed their lives and seen them crowned Hoo St Werburgh Slimming World Couples of the Year 2013.

The couples, decided to join the Hoo St Werburgh Slimming World group after realising that their weight was putting their health at risk.
They say, “We didn’t suddenly wake up with a weight problem, like most people our weight crept up gradually. I think it’s easy for couples to become comfortable with one another, and meals out and nights in with a takeaway or a bottle of wine take the toll on the waistline over time. But we realised that our size had reached a point where it was making us unhappy and we knew it would affect our health.” More

The Ramblers will be hosting Great Britain’s biggest ever short walks festival from 4 – 11 May in a drive to get more people discovering the wonder of walking in 2013. This festival is supporting Britain on Foot, a campaign to encourage more people in Britain to get active in the great outdoors. More

The Stroke Association is calling on South East people to get their nominations in for the Life After Stroke Awards (LASA) before the closing date on 1 March. With over 170,000 people living with the effects of stroke in the South East, the charity is seeking nominations to honour the stroke survivors, carers, organisations or groups who have shown dedication, determination and courage in the world of stroke.

The ceremony will take place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on 26 June 2013. Nine categories including Adult Courage, Creative Arts and Fund-raiser of the year will be presented by a host of celebrities.

This year the charity is welcoming the first patron of the awards, ‘Apprentice’ star Karren Brady. Karren said; “I was in danger of having a stroke myself and so this is a cause that is very close to my heart. I’m still at very high risk and know how frightening the condition can be. A stroke happens in instant but its effects last a lifetime. The Stroke Association is doing great work supporting people affected by the condition and celebrating life after stroke. “I am thrilled and delighted to be the first LASA Patron and am calling on everyone affected by stroke to nominate someone they know for these very special awards.”

Celebrities attending the event included TV’s Angela Rippon, rugby star and stroke survivor Michael Lynagh and Olympic medallist Shelley Rudman. Katherine Staley, from the Stroke Association said: “As stars of stage and screen are being honoured for Oscars, BRITs, Grammys and BAFTAs, this is the chance to shine the spotlight on stroke survivors, their carers and professionals working in the world of stroke to celebrate some of the amazing achievements made.”

You can make your nomination online at http://www.stroke.org.uk/LASA. Alternatively, you can call 0207 566 1540 or email lasa@stroke.org.uk and we can send you a form in the post.

Get fit, de-stress and have fun at one of the Active Life classes with Medway Community Learning.

Exercise to music
All Saints Church, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham
Mondays 7-8pm

Tai Chi
Medway Community Learning, Eastgate, Rochester
Tuesdays Noon-1pm

Pilates
St Thomas Church Hall, Rainham
Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm

Exercise to music
Woodlands Arts Centre, Gillingham
Wednesdays 7-8pm

Classes run term-time only and each class costs £2.50. Please phone 01634 338400 to book a place.

Yoga classes start next month with Medway Community Learning. Yoga for all (progression) starts Tuesday, 5 February at 1.30pm. Yoga for all starts on Tuesday, 12 February at 7.30pm. Both classes are at Rochester Adult Education Centre. To book and for more details phone 01634 338400.

A Better Medway’s Healthy New Year campaign has received over 1500 health pledges since its launch in November, and there is now only a few days left for people to make a pledge for the chance to win an iPad 3.

During the last 10 weeks, residents have vowed to improve their health and well being in 2013 by making a health pledge. Pledges include giving up smoking, eating healthier foods, cooking more meals at home and getting more active. More

A total of 1,200 people have signed up to A Better Medway’s Healthy New Year campaign since November, and there’s still two events left for people to make a health pledge.

Make a pledge at either Chatham High Street on Thursday, 24 January or Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre on Thursday, 31 January to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes. More

A free 12-week healthy lifestyle course will be launched in January for young people in Medway aged 13-17 years old, run by A Better Medway health improvement services.
Designed to help young people work towards a healthy weight, the ‘Fit Fix’ course will encourage healthy eating and physical activity to improve their health and well-being. The course will also give participants the chance to cook healthier versions of their favourites.
The young people that take part will receive one-to-one support for up to one year, as well as gaining a Level 1 Award in Personal Well-being.
Dr Alison Barnett, Director of Public Health said: “This initiative gives us an opportunity to work with the teenage population in Medway, educating them in sustainable healthy behaviour.
“With this 12-week course we hope to provide them with the skills, knowledge and tools needed to make healthier choices around healthy eating and physical activity.”
To request an application form phone 01634 333101, email
or visit website

Gills Players sign up

Gillingham FC players have shown their support for a Medway health campaign, by making health pledges for 2013. The A Better Medway team were at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Thursday (22 Nov) to promote the Healthy New Year winter campaign and encouraged the squad to make a pledge, as more than 160 people in Gillingham and Chatham did last week.

The footballers’ pledges covered a range of healthy goals for 2013 including staying positive, reducing caffeine intake, cycling to work and eating smaller portions.
Defender Andy Frampton tweeted his support for the campaign after he made his pledge; “All in a good cause and hope the message gets out #livewell”.

Medway residents are encouraged to make a health pledge during November, December and January. Those who do will be entered into a free prize draw to win a range of prizes including an i Pad 3, Gillingham FC signed football and family trip to Diggerland.
Pledges can be made in person, or by post using the official pledge entry form, available at GP surgeries, pharmacies, libraries, community hubs, or dentists. Pledges can also be made online at www.abettermedway.co.uk/healthynewyear

The pledge entry form also contains 20 tips to stay safe and healthy this winter.
Make a pledge at one of the following events:

Gillingham Market – Monday; 3 December; Saturday, 22 December or Monday, 7 January 2013.
Chatham High Street – Thursday, 13 December or Thursday, 24 January 2013.
Strood Market – Tuesday, 27 November; Saturday, 15 December or Tuesday, 15 January 2013.
Rainham Town Centre – Thursday, 29 November or Thursday, 20 December.
Rochester High Street – Thursday, 10 January 2013.

For more information visit http://www.abettermedway.co.uk/healthynewyear phone 0800 234 6805 or 01634 334800, or email enquiry@abettermedway.co.uk

A new winter campaign run by A Better Medway health improvement services is giving Medway residents the chance to win an iPad, simply by setting a health pledge for the New Year. More

The NHS in Medway is supporting Self Care Week (Monday, 12 to Sunday, 18 November), which encourages people to take greater control of their own health and well-being.
Self care refers to the types of things people can do themselves, with help and support from the right health professionals, to stay well and look after themselves if they become ill. This includes keeping fit and healthy, treating minor ailments effectively, taking prescribed medicines correctly, and seeking help when needed from the right place. More

A new campaign to help make us aware of our blood pressure starts in September.

Heart nurses in Medway are calling on local people to get their blood pressure tested during national Know your numbers! week, which kicks off on 10 September. The cardiology team at Medway Community Healthcare is backing the campaign, led by the Blood Pressure Association, which encourages adults to get their blood pressure tested at least once every five years. More

A Walk in the Woods Week 27 October – 4 November 2012
This autumn, the Ramblers are holding a festival to celebrate British woodland and encourage families to enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk in the woods. A Walks in the Woods Week runs from 27 October – 4 November, with free led walks taking place across Great Britain, it’s a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the colours and wildlife of local woodland in the crisp autumnal air – and keep the whole family active this half term. More

Qualified Nordic Walking instructor Louise Bastable, from Hucking near Maidstone, is bringing Sunday morning Nordic Walking sessions to Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest in Kent – part of the Forestry Commission. More

Young people can step into a new career thanks to a new fitness instructor course starting in September. More

Strood Leisure Centre now has new equipment for customers with disabilities, thanks to a donation by Medway Council. More

Keep fit and enjoy some fresh air at the same time on Capstone Park’s Trim Trail. More

that right now as close at hand as Upnor’s Arethusa Centre, you can go rock climbing? More

Diet isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when asked about minerals, aren’t they something you find in rocks? TV commercials for breakfast cereals are constantly talking of fortifying with vitamins and minerals, but are most of us really aware of what exactly minerals are and how important they are to good health? More

On 30 November 2007, 12 men met in The Roseneath public house Gillingham and whilst drinking only tea, the Medway Dragons RLFC was formed. The initial aim was to create two teams to join the London RL Junior League. More

There are many things that contribute to our general health and well being, everything from diet and exercise to stress at home and at work. It is not always an easy balance to strike either, watching what we eat, making sure we find time to go to the gym all have to be fitted in around home and work life. More

Authors

Enter your email address to subscribe to Peninsula Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 193 other followers

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: