What's on November 2019
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It has been a long week waiting for the Rugby World Cup Final for all England Fans.
Join us for the final on Saturday morning kicking off at 9 am. Whether you want Beers and a Big Breakfast or a Latte, the atmosphere is sure to be electric.
Read on for all the club news including the ladies changing room refurbishment and a fun day planned to support Children in Need.
NEW LADIES CHANGING ROOMS
Incase you missed the announcement - we are upgrading the ladies change area:
The planned schedule of work will include:
A redesign of the existing space creating a new entrance closer to the Swimming Pool with a buggy friendly design.
New Showers with temperature adjustment.
The work will be carried out in phases to reduce the disruption to members.
The major work will commence early in December but throughout the project we will offer alternative changing and showering facilities.
Initial work on the new entrance will begin overnight on Monday November 11th.
We will make further announcements closer to commencing work.
NEW FAMILY CHANGE ROOMS
Work has progressed well and we expect to open the 2 new change rooms for families next week. These are located in the corridor near the Swimming Pool and will provide an alternative to the main change rooms for families.
One will be a wet change with showering facilities, the other will be a dry change area.
NO EXCUSE NOVEMBER
We want to help keep you on track in November before the festivities hit. We want you to join us in saying No to mindless eating, No to letting the dark mornings and nights stop motivating you to heading out to work out and No to making excuses when trying new things. This month we are setting you the challenge to take part in 5 instructor-led spin classes and 5 classes in the Queenax room which can include Boxfit. Every instructor teaches their classes differently and it would be a great addition to what you are currently doing to shake up your routine. Both classes can be taken at your own pace and are great for all abilities. Grab a postcard from the gym team and get your 10 ticks in the 30 days of November and your name will be entered into a draw to win a fitness top. Also, everyone that completes will get a free guest pass to be used in December.
Caroline has started a new spin class on a Friday at 6.15pm for 30mins so make sure you give her a try and book in, great for all levels and if you haven't yet tried a spin class please speak to an instructor to help set you up on the bikes. Please make sure if you are booked into a spin class or a Queenax and are unable to attend you call reception and cancel your reservation to allow us to offer that space to someone else. We will be monitoring this over the next month. We've also had a few requests for more sprint and trip classes in the evenings and weekends. So we've squeezed a few in on the November timetable.
CHILDREN IN NEED SPINATHON
This year on Friday 15th November we will be raising money for Children In Need with an 8-hour spinathon in reception from 8-4 where you donate £5 for your slot and you sit and keep the pedals going on any resistance which is great if you haven't spun before. There will be music, sweets and Kerry to keep you company. Also at 5-7 pm we will be holding a 2-hour spinathon. This was really popular last year so book quickly. You need to donate £10 to reserve your space. It's a 2 hours session with multiple instructors. You will be able to sign up from Monday 4th November.
See you in the Gym
CLASS OF THE MONTH - YOGALATES
This month I've chosen our unique class YOGALATES as your "Class of the Month."
Did you know incorporating Pilates into your fitness regime will improve posture-core stability-muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
For any type of athlete, including dancers, Pilates can complement training by developing whole-body strength and flexibility, and greatly help reduce the risk of injury.
Did you know that attending regular Yoga sessions will also help you reduce your risk of injury.
Yoga is known to relieve stress and helps to Increase your concentration-gaining more awareness of the mind and body connection. It helps regular practitioners to acquire strength and stamina, improve balance and posture, as well as developing good body awareness-each Yoga pose targets specific muscles.
Both these very individual practices, on their own, will greatly improve your performance during more high-intensity, energetic workouts such as Hiit, BodyCombat or BodyAttack, as you will have more flexibility, stamina, strength and endurance during that type of training-Yogalates will help to give you a greater, full range of movement and more precise techniques which you will be able to maintain for a longer duration of time equals a workout that actually WORKS!
Now imagine combining Yoga and Pilates together into one fabulous workout, incorporating everything I've mentioned about them above.
YOGALATES does just that!
A fusion of PILATES and YOGA that harnesses the physical and mental benefits of both practices-it is fast becoming an ever-increasing popular exercise class due to its positive effects on the body and mind alike. YOGALATES is superb for flexibility, muscle toning and endurance as it combines Yogic focus on enhanced mind and body awareness, strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, with Pilates techniques to improve posture and create a strong, stable foundation. YOGALATES respects that everyone has different strengths and needs and can always be adapted to the individual as participants are encouraged to work within their own limits.
So now you know all the benefits of Yogalates we'd like to offer you the chance to "Bring a friend" with you so you can sample this excellent class together.
For the month of November we will be offering a free guest pass for a friend to join you. If you'd like to bring a non-member with you please visit reception on your way, in just before the class starts, and they will be happy to fill out a guest pass for them. We will honour one pass per member for that particular evening.
Yogalates is on Wednesday evenings at 5.45 pm-6.45 pm with Sue.
I strongly feel this is one of the classes that will benefit EVERYONE the most!!! Wednesday evenings are also changing for the best!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TIMETABLE UPDATES
Wednesday evenings are also changing for the best!
BODYPUMP with Neil will be starting at the earlier time of 7pm-8pm
BODYATTACK with Lisa will then follow at the earlier time of 8pm but will now be the hour long format, as opposed to the usual 45 class, finishing at 9pm. (Starts from Wednesday 6th November)
BODYPUMP: is a fast paced, barbell/free weights-based workout that's specifically designed to help you get lean, fit and toned. It uses a combination of motivating music, fantastic coaching from your instructor and scientifically proven moves to help you achieve these targets more quickly than you ever would working on your own.
BODYATTACK: is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for the total beginner to total athletes. This class combines athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such a push-ups and squats to get you leaner, stronger and fitter......Fast!
With the dark evenings truly upon us now and less hours of daylight it really is important to come out, be amongst like-minded people, have fun and keep yourself fit.
"EXERCISE NOT ONLY CHANGES YOUR BODY, IT CHANGES YOUR MIND, YOUR ATTITUDE AND YOUR MOOD!!"
See you in the studio
October was gone in a flash!
We've enjoyed all the Autumn weather, we have taken the children on nature walks, played autumn bingo including leaf rubbings and used sticks and conkers to create crafty pictures!
We had a busy night for the Aladdin movie!
The children loved it, sang along to the theme songs and enjoyed a biscuit that they had iced.
HALLOWEEN HALF TERM - PARTY SOLD OUT
Halloween half term was jam-packed with lots of activities.
We had a Halloween boot camp, parachute games, queenax, racket sports, football, parent and child attack and more!
The children enjoyed slime making, pumpkin carving, mask making and fur cone monster making.
We had lots of crafts going on.
We have a talent show and the Halloween disco to go!
The disco has now sold out, thank you to all who purchased a ticket! The children will have a picnic tea, games, disco, face paint and competitions!
Come in your best Halloween costumes!
KIDZ RACKETS SPORTS
There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the children's Racket Sports.
We offer coaching in Tennis, Badminton and Racketball all led by qualified coaches.
Sam, Jonathan and Paul are qualified tennis coaches who are brilliant with the children.
They are assisted by trained sports coaches Matt and kid team members on occasions. The children always have so much fun and it is extremely beneficial to learn a new skill, whilst exercising and making friends.
Kidzteam are happy to drop/collect and provide entertainment in-between sporting sessions.
Mini tennis for ages 4-5 years - 16:00-16:30,
Tennis for promising players (invite only) - 16:30-17:15
Racketball for ages 5-6 - 16:00-16:45
Racketball for ages 7+ 16:45 - 17:30
Tennis for ages 4-5 - 16:00-16:30
Tennis for ages 6-7 - 17:30-17:15
Tennis for ages 8+ 17:30-18:15
Badminton age 8+ 10:15-11:00
Tennis for ages 4-7 11:00-11:45,
Tennis for ages 8+ 11:45-12:30
There is no need to book sessions but all children under the age of 8 must be signed in with the coach.
CHILDREN IN NEED - FRIDAY 15TH
We will be wearing it spotty throughout KidzTeam rooms!
We will be in spotty clothing, splatter painting, and face painting multi-coloured spots too!
We will be making Pudsey masks and colourful bracelet making.
Donations welcomed within childcare activity times, all being donated to Children in Need.
We will be having a movie night in KidzKlub on 15th November 18:00-19:30, watching the new Toy Story 4!
Just bring a pillow and we will provide water, squash and Pudsey cupcake decorating!
£2 on entry, all proceeds donated to Children in Need.
BALLET TOTS AND DIVAS
Ballet has got busy again, thank you to all of those who commit to every week. Ballet Tots, age 3-5 16:00-16:30, Ballet Divas age 6-8 16:30-17:15, Wednesday, Term time only. No need to book, just turn up! The classes are professionally run by Miss Jo, the children love to learn a new skill and all look adorable in their outfits!
FRIDAY NIGHTS KIDZ KLUB NOW STAYING LATER
We will now be open 16:30-19:30 on Friday nights from 9th November onwards. There is still only a 2 hour a day childcare rule which applies, however, drop your children anytime in between these hours for themed activities, just dance, interactive sports games, board games, messy play and more! Hopefully that gives you more time for Gym, Spin and Tonic 8-)
We are excited for all the events to come, hope you are too!
Suzanne, Kidzteam manager
We look forward to seeing you all in the evenings/weekends. Suzanne
NOVEMBER RACKETBALL LEAGUES
Lots of enthusiasm for the new leagues and around 20 people have signed up for the leagues. Rules of play along with the first batch of leagues from Monday.
Mike Elford is now organising the Adult Squash on Tuesday evenings, remember coaching is included in your membership.
1815 - 1900 Beginners Coaching - We'd love to see some new players take up the sport. For beginner's coaching we can even supply rackets so you can try the beginners coaching.
1900 - 2000 Intermediates Coaching
2000 - 2115 Advanced Coaching
Mike plays Squash to a very high standard and will also be available for Private Coaching.
To enquire about Private Coaching or the group sessions you can email mike direct- firstname.lastname@example.org
TENNIS MIX INS
We've recently added two Tennis Mix ins to the tennis programme. These are to help you meet and gain some match practice with other Beechdown members.
Join Sam on Tuesday 1730-1830 and Sunday 0900-1030. Meet at the Tennis Courts.
NOVEMBER SPECIAL MENU
Our Chef's have been busy putting together some delicious and nutritious meals for the new November specials.
These include Tandoori Salmon; 5-a-day Curry; Chilli & Lime Tuna Noodle Salad and; Creamy Leek Chicken and Bacon Casserole.
All of which are packed with vitamins to help keep you fit and healthy over the winter months.
RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL
We've defeated the "All Blacks" and now England are on their way to winning their second Rugby World Cup!
Join us in the Brasserie from 8am when we still serving breakfast and then showing the game on the big screen with kick-off at 9am - hopefully we'll all be celebrating into the afternoon!
CHINESE BUFFET NIGHT - FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
No need to order in this Children In Need, instead join us in the Brasserie for a delicious Chinese Buffet.
For £10 you can try every dish on offer and we've got some classic dishes for you including; Sweet and sour pork. Crispy chilli beef, lemon chicken. Kung po prawns, Chow mein, Chicken satay and more!!
You can see the full menu on the Brasserie tables now. We look forward to seeing you there.
CHILDREN IN NEED - PROSECCO & HOG STAR - 100% REVENUE DONATED
Children in Need - Prosecco & Hog Star - 100% revenue donated To help raise money for Children In Need buy a glass of Prosecco or pint of Hog Star on Friday 15th November, with ALL the proceeds going to the charity.
So treat yourself to a guilt-free glass of bubbly, with the joy of knowing that you're also helping a great cause!
The promotion will be running throughout the whole day alongside other great events throughout the club. Please note payments for charity will need to be made with cash.
MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY - MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER
There are still places remaining for the members Christmas Party on the 23rd December. Come and celebrate the season with us for only £22.50 per person.
Each member is also welcome to add one social guest for the same great price. For this you'll receive a free drink on arrival, 3-course Christmas dinner and a DJ and disco until the early hours.
Caprese Salad Sliced beef tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and sweet basil. Drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Chicken Supreme Chicken breast stuffed with chorizo & applewood cheddar served with Gratin dauphinois, glazed carrots, roasted parsnips, crisp green beans and a paprika sauce or Caramelised onion and leek tart (V) With creamed spinach, Parmentier potatoes, glazed carrots, roasted parsnips and crisp green beans (V)
Trio of desserts
Chocolate brownie, Peach Bellini cheesecake, Caramelised pear
We can also cater for the majority of dietary requirements.
Places are available to book at reception today. Members may book a space for a guest.
MEMBERS CHRISTMAS LUNCH - THURSDAY 12TH DECEMBER
There are now only 15 places remaining for the members Christmas lunch on the 12th December.
Do you regularly attend one of our classes? Maybe Pilates, Aquafit or Yoga? Why not get the rest of your fellow regulars together and attend the Members Christmas Lunch.
For the only £15.95 you'll have a 2-course Christmas dinner and a free drink on us! It's a great way to get the party season started!
20% OFF HOT LAVA SHELL BACK MASSAGE OR FULL MASSAGE!
Maria, Annie, Chloe and Zaneta are all attending their Lava Shell training this month, so soon, all of our therapists will be fully trained to offer this amazing treatment, just in time for the colder season.
We are giving you a head start and offering a huge 20% off all month!
This is the perfect treatment to ease achy, tight muscles and relax in the warmth of our cosy treatment rooms.
Book now to save up to £12!
BEAUTY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EVENT NOVEMBER 13TH
Christmas Shopping Event - book now!
Join the Beauty Team on Wednesday 13th November between 5.30pm - 8.30pm for a FREE treatment, Christmas Shopping, a glass of bubbly and much more...
Pre-book a FREE TREATMENT; choose between Hand & Arm Massage or Foot Massage, at least 20 slots available so book yours now
Browse and shop our fantastic and affordable Christmas gifts
FREE gift with all purchases of £50 and above
Chat all things beauty and skincare for some expert advice from our beauty therapists
Meet our Facial aesthetic technician, Dr. Carmen for mini consultations for injectable skin treatments and much more with some special deals to be had Unmissable special offers on gift ideas and future treatments for those that come along Best of all, a glass of bubbly and some nibbles! Call today to book your FREE treatment... 01256 36 22 36
£10 BEAUTY VOUCHER EXPIRE 30TH OF NOVEMBER
Remember all £10 vouchers that have been given out as an October reward for club members attending 10 times expire on the 30th of November. So book your treat now! There is some availability this weekend so call to book now. Bookings can be made at Reception or by calling 01256 36 22 22.
New to the Spa? See the full list of treatments here
£10 vouchers can be used off the monthly offers!
CLINIC ROOM AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
We have revamped our Clinic room upgrading the decor and style of the room to make it more appealing for a wider range of therapies.
The room is available for suitable qualified therapists,with flexible short sessions available throughout the week.
To arrange a viewing or find out more please leave your details at Reception.
REFLEXOLOGY BY KATE
Treat yourself this November to some Reflexology... This deeply relaxing therapy can help with the following... Improve circulation strengthen your immune system, Reduce stress and anxiety and Boost energy levels.
Increase your sense of well being and feel revitalised this Autumn.
To book an appointment or for more information please contact Kate on 07870 338556 or email email@example.com
NEW MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE THERAPIST
New Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapist:
Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage
Diploma in Sports Massage
Diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage
'Focus And Clarity'
Wellbeing and massage.
Angie qualified 15 years ago in Anatomy and Physiology, Therapeutic Massage and Sports Massage.
She has recently been researching and studying in-depth our Lymphatic System which is part of the circulatory system. Its principal functions are to act as a drainage and defence system; removing waste and combating infections.
Due to our lifestyles, processed foods and not enough fluid intake most of us have sluggish lymphatic systems.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, flowing, rhythmic massage used to help remove metabolic wastes, excess water and toxins.
It has powerful cleansing, relaxing, pain-relieving and immunological effects.
It is effective in the treatment of various conditions such as Fibromyalgia or Arthritis, sinus congestion, stress and anxiety, digestive disorders, aches and pains, pre and post-surgery, pre and post flights, cellulite or as a general tonic.
Angie very much offers a bespoke treatment; tailoring each massage to your individual needs. She will be in the Beechdown Clinic Saturday afternoons from 12.15 until 4.15.
To have a chat and book an appointment please call 07799 041827.
Judith Bird is a Chartered Physiotherapist and has been qualified for over 18 years working in the NHS and at private clinics. Successfully assessing, diagnosing and treating sport, lifestyle, recreational and occupational-related injuries, as well as providing extensive support through the rehabilitation and recovery process to promote good health and well being. Physiotherapy treatments are tailored to specific needs and clients are welcome from all ages, lifestyles and fitness levels.
To book an appointment or find out any further information please contact her on;
Judithbirdphysiotherapy@gmail.com TEL:07368 625634
Judith Bird BSc CSP HCPC
JACUZZI - NOT FOR CHILDREN
A reminder that Children under the age of 11 are not allowed to use the Jacuzzi.
CHANGING ROOMS - PLEASE USE LOCKERS
A polite request for everyone in the male changing room to make use of lockers.
Please do not leave your clothes or bags on the bench to occupy a space whilst exercising.
Bench space needs to be left available for those actually changing.
There are additional large lockers outside the squash courts for those with rackets bags.
Thanks for your co-operation.
If you have any feedback please do feel free to see me at the club or email me.