Mondays 2pm - 3.30pm at Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe (£5 per session) (term-time only)
If you or someone you know are living with Parkinson's disease, this class is a great way of enjoying the social side of dancing whilst knowing the exercises are specifically designed to help alleviate some of your symptoms. Warming up with simple hand and foot exercises, before moving on to more energetic numbers; the class includes tongue twisters and an uplifting group dance too. Music ranges from classical to modern. Tutor Sarah Hartley will soon have you moving and grooving. Refreshments are provided afterwards. NB Why not try a taster class first at no cost? And a friend or carer can come along too (and join in!) for a suggested donation of £1 to help cover costs. Contact Sarah on 01242 603207 for more information or email email@example.com.
* New class starting Wednesday 3rd April at Broadwell Village Hall, Broadwell, nr Moreton in Marsh. 10.30am - noon (£7 per session with friend / carer able to come along for suggested donation of £1)
This class will run monthly (on first Weds in the month) from 10.30am till noon, including 15 mins for refreshments and a natter after an uplifting dance session. The session is mainly seated with 15/20minutes of standing/travelling work at the end. However all the movement that is done standing is adapted for those individuals who wish to remain seated. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace. We cover a range of dance styles and the aim is to take part for the joy that dancing brings.
Mondays 3pm - 4pm at Winchcombe Sports Hall (£2 per session)
If your knees aren't quite up to it but you still love the beautiful game, why not give this a go? All the skills, just at a slower pace. The buzz of the team sport is still there and it is great fun too. Beginners welcome too! For more details call Gary on 01242 603196 or 07964 308614.
Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm (£4.50 per session) at BeSocial, Langley Road
A gentle exercise class, ideal for those who want to improve their mobility following an operation or illness as it can be done seated or standing. You will soon see the benefit from attending these classes; better posture and balance, increased flexibility and an improvement in your general well-being. Tutor Kathy Chesters will keep an eye on you all, making sure you don't overdo it - but you'll be reaching those top cupboards in no time! Contact Kathy on 07746 672726 for more details.
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Tuesdays 1.30pm - 2.30pm (£2 per session) at BeSocial, Langley Road (term-time only)
We all know we should be keeping active to help improve mobility, balance and flexibility - and this class will help you get started. Gentle, seated, fun exercise!
Building strength in your muscles will help with co-ordination too. And the class finishes with refreshments, so there's time to socialise - with old friends and new.
Come along for a free taster and give it a try.
For more information, call Sarah Hartley on 01242 603207
Tuesdays 7.15pm at BeSocial, Langley Road
A great way to increase flexibility, improve balance and posture. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Angie on 07745 018919.
Thursdays meeting at 10.30am outside The Plaisterer's Arms. (Free to join!)
Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to get active. And walking in a group can be a great way to meet new people. Whether you are new to the area or just need to get out a bit more, why not come along and join this friendly Walking for Health group in Winchcombe? There is no cost! Meeting every Thursday at 10.30am, come rain or shine - just make sure you are dressed for the weather with comfortable shoes. Lasting approx. 50 mins to an hour, this is a gentle walk around Winchcombe, avoiding stiles. With trained leaders and back markers, you will be well looked after, whatever your fitness level. This group walk could be an ideal way to get back into exercising after an illness or operation or if you just need to do a little more exercise. And, in case you need any more motivation, the group also has a social side and often finishes the session with light refreshments at a local hostelry!
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Or visit this website, click here. Run by Cheltenham Trust, this website will give you more details on this and other walks, and lots more reasons to try it out too!
Thursdays 7.30pm *new course starts 14th March and Fridays 10am at BeSocial
These sessions will soon have you more confident on your trips across the channel. A very different way of learning to what you experienced at school, this will be fun and sociable - with no exams! Email Lou@funtasticfrench.co.uk for more information.
Fridays 10am - 12 midday at Winchcombe Library (No charge but a suggested donation of £1 towards the cost of refreshments)
All ages and all abilities are welcome. Bring your own projects or come and see what others are working on. Its a great way to get inspired, pick up tips and make new friends. Help create hats for newborns at Gloucester neonatal unit, blankets for cats and dogs at Battersea Dogs Home and warm woollies for sailors through the Mission to Seafarers. A lovely sociable group, with refreshments as well!
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Fridays 10.30am - 11.30am at Winchcombe Sports Hall (£3 per session)
This is definitely one to 'try' if you are a die-hard rugby fan! Not quite as physically demanding as the full game but using the same skills, just at a slower pace. With expert support and coaching from Gloucester Rugby's Mathew Lydiard, you will find the class energising and fun, a great way to keep fit. Call 01452 872273. Beginners also welcome and the class is suitable for both men and women.
Mrs T from Greet: "It's absolutely fabulous. It's fun as well as keeping me fit. It's the best activity that I have participated in and it's made extra special by Nicole, who is an excellent teacher."
Mr C from Greet:" It's a very good work-out to say the least and just what I need. It's also great fun and we have a great teacher."
Last Wednesday of each month from 2pm - 4pm at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe (£5 per person)
Come join our afternoon of dance each month and enjoy different dance styles from the Waltz, Quickstep and Cha-cha-cha to the Samba and Jive. Compere Ann Chen will introduce each dance to a great selection of accompanying recorded music. From the 1920s through to the swinging 60s, your toes will soon be tapping to all the ballroom favourites. Beginners are very welcome and you don't need a partner. Ann holds a ballroom teaching qualification from the International Dance Teachers Association so will be well placed to advise you on your steps. If you are unsure, you could even just come along and watch while enjoying the music. Carers also welcome to come along for support. Tea and cake always available. Proceeds go to the Winchcombe Day Centre, a registered charity. Call Sarah Hartley on 01242 603207 with any questions.
First Wednesday in the month at the Guide Hall (apart from March and April when Lent Lunch is running.) From 12 noon till 1.30pm.
BeSocial and help raise money for local charities! We invite you for soup, sandwich, a cuppa and cake. £5 per person. Proceeds to local charities.
Various times - please call to book
A variety of treatments are available in the peace and calm of the treatment room at BeSocial@GL54. Therapist Claire Brimble can provide facials, massage, feet treatments or skin care and make up - you name it! Call Claire on 07437 013321 for more information.
Please contact us on 01242 603207 for more information on all our sessions and activities or see our Facebook page at Besocialgl54Winchcombe