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?

A bit of midlife magic

Would you like to find the real you and feel ‘visible’ again? Overcome the mind blocks that are keeping you stuck? Find the confidence to live your life to the full?

Meet Beverley Thorogood, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, who can help you do all this and more…

Bev will be joining Rosalyn and Rachel on Sunday to explain what prompted her to start her own midlife ‘metamorphosis’ when she turned 50 in 2016.

And how, through Floresco Health and Lifestyle Coaching, she’s now giving other women all the tools, support and encouragement they need to find balance and purpose in their lives.

“Having worked for the MOD for 30 years, I was stuck in a rut, didn’t feel like I was living my life on purpose and struggling with low self-esteem,” she says. “After a lifestyle overhaul, I took stock, changed direction completely and retrained as a personal trainer, nutritionist and behaviour change coach.

“Now the personal coaching, offline group coaching courses and retreats I offer are designed not only to show clients what to do, but also to teach them how to do the things they need to do to reach their highest goals.”

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon when Bev will be describing NEST, the model she developed to act as a framework to help women find that all-important balance in key areas of health and wellbeing, and sharing a few of her top tips on how to find your own midlife magic…