Because health is the real wealth…

It was Mahatma Ghandi who said

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver

And someone who definitely agrees with those words is Calverton-based fitness coach Julie Rose, who joins June on Girls Around Town this Sunday.

Julie will be on the phone to the studio in the second hour of the show to describe how the personal training sessions, classes and courses offered by Rosefit help people achieve their fitness goals…

Not just through exercise but through healthy eating too!

After several months running the sessions online, as restrictions continue to ease she’s looking forward to getting back to face-to-face training with clients both old and new – whether they’ve been thinking about starting a fitness regime and need a place to begin or they’re seasoned exercisers who want to give something new a try,

On the healthy eating side, if like June you’re a bit of a list-maker you’ll find what Julie has to say about meal planning particularly interesting too.

Every Sunday morning without fail (except this Sunday of course, when she’ll be too busy chatting to June and will have to postpone it till later in the day!) she gets to work picking and prepping her evening meals for the coming week.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online from just after 11.10am when she’ll be sharing her top tips for what she calls Food Prep Sunday, along with a couple of changes you can make to what you eat that will help you get back in shape. Just easy tweaks, nothing too dramatic…

As Julie says, remember that small hinges swing BIG doors!!

The right mat-itude

How much do you know about the different kinds of yoga?

You’ve probably heard of Hot Yoga, maybe even of Aerial Yoga but what about Yoga NidraTRX Yoga or Hot Vinyasa Flow?

Someone who knows all about these – and more! – is Yoga Squad‘s Caroline Martin, who joins June in the second hour of this weekend’s show…

A fitness teacher for over 25 years, Caroline discovered hot yoga in 2014 when she went to a local class with a friend.

From the very first session she was hooked and, attending classes both before and after work and at the weekends to get her fix, soon noticed the difference it made both physically and mentally.

It wasn’t long before she decided to take the next step, signing up to Hot Power Yoga training in London, and started teaching weekly classes the very day after completing the course.

Now certified in both Aerial Yoga and Restorative Aerial too, Caroline recently began sharing her passion with clients here in Newark, where she’s based in the building that was once home to the town’s Millgate Museum, overlooking the River Trent.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear more about her own fitness journey and what Yoga Squad has to offer, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced yogi…

And don’t forget to join June from 10am for more of the news, views and music too brought to you every week on Girls Around Town!

A whole new ball game

Remember those PE lessons back in your schooldays? Those sessions in the sports hall playing netball?

Well, these days there’s a whole new ball game in town – quite literally!

And if you fancy a bit of a wiggle and a giggle while getting fit, this could be just what you’re looking for…

England Netball‘s Louise Key joins the Girls Around Town in the first hour of next weekend’s show to explain all about Walking Netball.

And sisters-in-law Gill and Jane Griffiths will be in the studio with June and Louise too, talking about their own experience of the sessions at Newark Sports & Fitness Centre on Bowbridge Road.

A slower version of the game you may have played at school, Walking Netball has been designed so that anyone can take part, regardless of age or fitness level. Women the length and breadth of the country are now enjoying the fun, laughter and camaraderie these social sessions bring, not to mention the health benefits on offer.

Whether you want to get active but don’t feel fit enough to run anymore or you’re looking for a stepping stone to get yourself back into netball, make sure to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online next Sunday from 10am to hear what Louise, Gill and Jane have to say.

In the meantime, you’ll find all the the dates and times of upcoming classes in and around Newark here or just email louise.key@englandnetball.co.uk for more details.

And why not check out what some of England Netball’s other members have to say about having fun while getting fit in this video?