What's on April 2019
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It's such a great time of year when the clocks change forward and we get some sunshine!
At Beechdown we're lucky to have lots of outdoor space to enjoy.
For the kidz the new trim trail is ready for fun outside!
Inside the club, we have lots to help the motivation for building your summer body!
New Classes on the virtual timetable, New Les Mill Choreography coming to the main studio and why not take the Ride 30 challenge to earn a free guest pass and be in with a chance of winning some top of the range Mavic Spin Shoes!!
Read on for all the news from around the club...
APRIL ADVAGYM WORKOUT
See you in the Gym
NEWS CLASSES COMING TO VIRTUAL
We are super excited to add Barre to the main Virtual Studio Timetable and Sprint to the Spin Studio Timetable! Both will be introduced from April lst. We are also going to trial Les Mills The Trip... Pick up the latest April Timetable from Reception Now.
WHAT IS LES MILLS BARRE?
LES MILLS BARRE is a modern version of classic balletic training; a 30-minute workout designed to shape and tone postural muscles, build core strength and allow you to escape the everyday.
Incorporating classic ballet positions, with modern music, LES MILLS BARRE is a combination of cardio and strength with high reps of small range-of-motion movements and very light weights.
If you're seeking a different style of training or a new kind of self-expression, you will love LES MILLS BARRE. Without the traditional barre to support you, the muscles supporting your body’s stability and strength becomes the focus.
It may look beautiful, but don’t underestimate the burn.
Ballet dancers are amongst the world's strongest athletes. LES MILLS BARRE combines a cardio peak with intensely targeted, high rep exercises that isolate and strengthen your muscles.
WHAT IS LES MILLS SPRINT?
LES MILLS SPRINT is a 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike to achieve fast results.
It’s a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits.
A high intensity, low impact workout, it's scientifically proven to return rapid results.
The 30 minutes you put into an LES MILLS SPRINT workout drives your body to burn calories for hours. You combine bursts of intensity, where you work as hard as possible, with periods of rest that prepare you for the next effort.
The payoff? You smash your fitness goals, fast.
WHAT IS LES MILLS THE TRIP?
THE TRIP is a fully immersive workout experience that combines a 40-minute multi-peak cycling workout with a journey through digitally-created worlds.
It is designed for use on a Big Screen but we'll try it in the Spin Studio and we recommend sitting on the front row of bikes.
Worldwide Research shows that an immersive class can increase exercise intensity with the visual effects distracting the participant from noticing the effort! Give it a try we'd love to hear your feedback. Not everyone will like it, but some will love it!
LOTS OF FUN IN MARCH!
What a sunny month we have had. Everyone has loved spending so much time outside! The month has been full of outdoor games, nature walks and playing on the new trim trail! The trim trail is a fantastic new outdoor equipment that the children have all enjoyed climbing! Everyone has loved spending so much time outside. We have celebrated St Patrick's Day, had cinema evenings and welcomed the new Clubbercise class and much more! Mothers day crafts were made and competition entries were all very thoughtful! Well done to Harry Middleton for winning the Mothers Day competition! He won his Mummy a hamper for creating a picture of her as a superhero and saying why he loves her.
KIDZOWN - NEW GYM COMING
Kidzown will be getting a new range of gym kit in the few weeks! A Xtrainer, bike and 2 ski type stations are being imported from the USA. The machines have been specially selected to not only help kids begin their fitness journey but also to develop key motor skills, coordination and balance.
BORN TO MOVE
We have a new virtual KIDZ exercise class being added to the timetable from Monday 8th April! This will take place with Suzanne from Kidzteam in the Virtual Studio 16:30-17:00 age 3-years and 17:15 - 17:45 age 6+years. There is no need to book, just turn up for a fun workout! Drop your children to Kidzklub for fun in between the hours of 16:30 - 18:30 and we can take children to and from the classes.
New course starts Tuesday 23rd April for 5 weeks - up to Half Term Monday participants start Mon 29th April for 4 weeks only - including Bank Hol Monday 6th May Booking available at Reception from Monday 1st April. A polite reminder to ensure children play sensibly in Kidz swims sessions. Last week we had a head cut caused by a child toy being thrown towards another family!
The Easter Holiday is action-packed and available now at reception. We have lots of fun and Easter-themed activities to look forward to!
Easter Disco! We are holding an Easter Disco on Friday 12th April! This is for age 3 - 8 years, 17:30 - 18:30. There will be Easter snacks and squash available to keep up the energy for all the dance moves and games that will be happening!
Clubbercise every Friday at 17:00-17:45 with Jo! It's fantastic, been very popular for age 8-12years! Dance your way to fitness with glow sticks and disco lights!
EASTER WEEKEND FOR KIDZ!
Starting with Great Friday, on Friday 19th April, the Kidzteam have lots of fun in store!
Normal childcare 9 - 1, Easter arts and crafts, hot cross bun taste testing and nest making, marble egg painting.
12:30 or 16:30 Easter Egg Hunt, meet at KidzKlub.
We have an activity sheet to complete in exchange for a chocolate treat! (one per child)
Parachute games at 9:15 - 10:00 and 15:30 - 16:15 Meet the Easter bunny! Guess the bunny competition!
We will be showing the new Mary Poppins Film in the virtual studio -17:30 - 19:00, feel free to bring a pillow to sit on!
There will also be a film for the younger children, Peppa Pig - The Easter Film in KidzKlub, also at 17:30.
Saturday 20th - Normal childcare times 9:00 - 13:00, which will include parachute games, Hop the movie, crafts and Easter nest making.
There will be an Easter bunny boot camp for age 3 - 8 years 9:30 - 10:15, parachute games, Hop the movie, crafts and Easter nest making.
Easter Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 There will be a mini Easter hunt in soft play, Easter Twisters with KidzKlub and meet the bunny.
Bank holiday Monday 22nd April - Kidzteam will have all three rooms open 9:00 - 13:00 for 2-hour childcare session times, we will be playing board games, parachute and fun n games, just dance, marble painting and much more!
CRECHE FEES INCREASE FROM 1ST APRIL
A reminder as of Today - Creche fees will increase by 50p per session. Therefore £6 per 2-hour session when booked in blocks of 10. Individual sessions will cost £6.50.
All existing vouchers will be honoured.
Bring on the fun!
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Well done to all our teams as they are all doing extremely well this year with some really good results.
We seem to be gaining new members all the time and several have even started playing matches for us straight away so welcome to you all!!
Don't forget that we run two junior sessions on a Monday evening. Beginners/Developing Juniors (minimum age 8 yrs old) from 6.00 to 6.45pm.
Advanced juniors 6.45 to 7.30 (by invitation only, progression from the earlier session).
Also, for all adults, we run fun club nights on Mondays and Fridays from 7.30 and EVERYONE is welcome, even if you are a beginner or not played in years!!
We are always looking for enthusiastic badminton players to join our teams or just enjoy the social evenings.
Just a friendly reminder that footwear on the badminton court is really important so that you don't slip over and hurt yourselves.
Good luck to all the teams for your remaining matches this season.
JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT - 18TH APRIL
Tom is organising a Junior Tennis tournament for those aged 6yrs plus that are looking for some fun matches. 3.30-5pm Sign up on the tennis board to get your space
CARDIO TENNIS IS BACK!
Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by music for motivation, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time.
Tuesday 6-7pm Starts April 2nd
Friday 6-7pm starts April 5th
Thursday 9.15-10 starts April 11th
Saturday 10.15-10.45am starts 13th April
GREAT FRIDAY TENNIS!
From 3 pm Tom's hosting a Tennis Clinic for all levels. Meet on courts to improve your confidence with tennis drills suitable for all.
Tom's been progressing well in the Over 35's world rankings, he's recently been in the top 100 in the world. On Great Friday he will show us how it's done by playing in an exhibition match! Match Starts 5.15pm
BEGINNER'S TENNIS 1PM SATURDAY THROUGH APRIL!
New time for Beginner's Tennis session. Come and join Tom as he develops your technique and confidence in playing tennis. It is the perfect opportunity to meet other members and play some sport as the weather improves.
We'll supply rackets and balls just bring your enthusiasm!
NEW BRASSERIE EVENING MENU
Introducing our new Evening time Menu! Loaded with half time sport classics like wings, loaded fires, classic hot dogs and a bursting burger menu.
Every week-day from 6 pm - 9 pm and at weekends 3 pm - 5 pm, you can come down and share some Stacked Snacks, including Mozzarella Dippers or Jalapeno Poppers or tuck into a juicy Bourbon Burger.
The menu is now live and can be found on all the tables in the Brasserie, let us know what you think.
APRIL SPECIAL MENU
March Specials were a great hit and we have now added the popular Chinese Sticky Lemon Chicken to the main menu.
This month's specials include; No Beef, All Leaf Burger, a 100% Vegan Burger that's zero cholesterol, contains NO nasty additives and is packed with 20g of plant protein;
Herby Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken and Kale, a flavour packed, low-calorie option;
Pan-fried Pork with Mushroom and Leek Sauce; Steak Sandwich and Mustard Yoghurt;
Warm New Potato and Mackerel Salad.
As always let us know what you think and the most popular items, may end up on the main menu.
FREE APRIL AND MAY BRASSERIE HIREThe Brasserie is a fantastic place to host a Spring-time party with use of the outside area and Breeze House. The Brasserie is available to hire every Saturday from 7.30pm - 12 am throughout April and May and we are offering all members FREE HIRE (usually £280!) when you order our finger buffet or BBQ menu for a minimum of 40 people.Buffet prices start at just £4.95 per person. The free hire also gives you access to the bar and we can transform the main area into a great dance floor space.The very best thing about hiring the Brasserie for your parties is not having to worry about cleaning up at the end of the night - just pure stress-free partying.If you are interested in booking or would like to see our Event Menus please email
BEER FESTIVAL - SAT 18TH MAY 12pm - 5pm
Another date for the diaries, this May the Brasserie Beer Festival will be returning. From feedback on last year's event, we have moved the festival to a Saturday rather than a Sunday.
As last year we will be teaming up with the Kidz Zone to make sure there are lots of activities on for the Kidz as well as great beer and entertainment for the adults!
Including our tasty al fresco BBQ. Look out for more information coming soon.
After the success of our Gin night last Friday we have introduced two new gins to our menu. Firstly is the Whitley Neill Rhubarb and Ginger a Sweet, fruity and moreish gin.
We recommend trying it with ginger ale and a lemon wedge for a beautiful taste of an English Summer Garden.
Secondly, is the Chase Marmalade - Zingy and crisp, we recommend serving this gin simply with tonic and orange peel for a simply delicious taste of Seville.
PEDICURE SPECIAL OFFER
NEW CALLUS HEEL PEEL TREATMENT
BEAUTY NEW THERAPISTS - 25% OFFER
We look forward to seeing you in club soon.
If you have any feedback please do feel free to see me at the club or email me.