Do more, be more, live more…

wellbeing wednesdayFancy trying a new activity this year but not sure what to do or where to start?

Here’s an idea… 12 sessions, one a month from now to December – it’s Well Being Wednesday, a chance to have a go at something different, learn a new skill and take yourself out of your comfort zone!

Tune in to the show this Sunday, when the Girls Around Town chat to Phiippa Burnett about some of the classes, workshops, talks and demonstrations on offer at Newark’s Balance Studio. Sign up for a six-month Well Being Pass and you’ll be able to choose from a dozen different sessions, including

  • Mindset
  • T’ai Chi
  • Facial Yoga
  • Mediation
  • Nutrition
  • Pilates
  • Pure Stretch
  • Contemporary Dance

Drop-in rates are available for extra sessions if you’ve used up your pass and want to try more and, subject to space, you can even bring along a friend.

Up first, on Wednesday 27 January, it’s Mindset To Elevate Your Life – for full details, prices and how to book, click here.

Or better yet, join June, Tina and Sue between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, on air or online, to find out from Philippa herself how Well Being Wednesday can turn 2016 into the year you do more, be more and live more!

Put the spring back in your step with Tai-Chi

tai chi handsIf you’re looking for a gentle but effective way to reduce stress and restore your zest for life, why not try Tai-Chi?

Following the success of her Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung classes on Tuesday mornings, Karen Green has added a second course on Wednesday afternoons.

Both take place at Balance Studio, Paxtons Court, 23 Slaughterhouse Lane in Newark during school term times only. Tuesday classes run from 10.15am to 11.15am; on Wednesdays, the new class will be held from 1.15pm to 2.15pm and you don’t need any special equipment or previous experience to take part.

Based on traditional Chinese medicine that focuses on the flow of energy around the body, Tai-Chi and Chi-Kung have been scientifically proven to help improve health. The movements are easy to learn, some can even be performed seated and, unlike western styles of exercise that can leave you feeling breathless, worn out and tired, will restore your energy while you’re expending it.

Benefits include reduced blood pressure and arthritis or joint pain, together with improved breathing, joint mobility, memory and concentration. Not to mention using almost every muscle in the body in a gentle way to promote a wonderful feeling of peace and relaxation, which in turn reduces stress.

The first courses of 2015 started this week but you can still join partway through the term and pay for the remaining classes in the block. Dates and prices are

  • Tuesday 6 Jan to 10 Feb : £42
  • Tuesday 24 Feb to 31 March : £42
  • Tuesday 21 April to 19 May : £35
  • Tuesday 2 June to 21 July : £56
  • Wednesday 7 Jan to 11 Feb : £35 (7 Jan free taster session)
  • Wednesday 25 Feb to 1 April : £42
  • Wednesday 22 April to 20 May : £35
  • Wednesday 3 June to 22 July : £56

For more information or to book a place, email or call Karen on 07775 655539.