Thanks to funding from the NHS Together Fund, together with our partners at the Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing College and Vibe Fitness, we have been able to deliver a range of fun, group fitness sessions over Zoom since October 2021. These weekly classes have been enjoyed by adults with different disabilities, including sight impairments and learning disabilities.
We currently have spaces on the following FREE sessions, and would love to have more people benefiting from these great classes (which will run until the end October 2022):
Boogie Bounce, 10am – 11am every Wednesday
Do you want to try a new, fun and different type of activity to help with your fitness? Boogie Bounce uses High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises. The aim isn’t to bounce high or perform gymnastic tricks, but to perform a series of small, controlled movements including our key moves – Froggin’, Stompin’ and the Paddle. Indoor trampettes can be loaned out to people when they enrol.
Yoga, 10am – 11am every Friday
Do you want to exercise or find a physical activity that doesn’t look as exhausting as some others? Why not give yoga a go? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. Yoga mats can be loaned out to people when they enrol.
Capoeira, 5.30pm – 6.45pm every Monday
Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art disguised as dance and performed to musical instruments and traditional Brazilian songs. It is composed of specific offensive and defensive movements and, unlike in other martial arts, the participant is constantly in motion because of the basic movement, the ginga. Your teacher will be Sandro Alves, who is a native of Brazil. During these Capoeira sessions you will learn a combination of positions on the ground, kicks, sweeps and acrobatics, though the sessions can easily be adapted for those who would prefer to remain seated, or take it at a gentler pace. No specialist equipment is needed for these classes.
We also have very limited availability on the Wild Things (Mondays, 11am – 12.30pm) and the On ‘Yer Bike (Tuesday, 6.30pm – 7.30pm) Zoom classes too.
Both tablets and dongles can be loaned out to anybody who needs them in order to access these Zoom classes and you can join for as long as you like.
To book your place call Wakefield Recovery & Wellbeing College on 01924 316946. You can also book online at Wakefield Recovery and Wellbeing College