Mondays 2pm - 3.30pm at Abbeyfields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe (£5 per session)
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. From simple hand and foot exercises, to tongue twisters and an uplifting group dance. Music ranges from classical to modern. Tutor Sarah Hartley will soon have you moving and grooving. Refreshments are provided afterwards. NB A friend or carer can come along for free. Contact Sarah on 01242 603207 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays 3pm - 4pm at Winchcombe Sports Hall (£3 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.
Mondays 6pm-7.30pm at BeSocial (1st and 3rd Mondays in month)
Janet Dowling will help explain why you are experiencing problems and how you can begin to make lasting changes to your lifestyle. This could be the start of the new you! Contact Janet on 07980 269509 for more details.
Mondays 8pm at BeSocial, Langley Road
Join Janet Dowling for a relaxed class to learn about how your mind works and how to manage it so you find it easier to cope with the stresses of everyday life.
Each session will include a guided relaxation where you can learn how to press 'PAUSE' on the outside world, quiet your busy mind and welcome a stillness, a space of your own, just for you.
Regular relaxation facilitates a focus on the present moment, without self judgement. It can help to reduce stress, anxiety and many of the symptoms of depression; enhancing mood, quality of sleep and promoting a healthier way of living. Contact Janet on 07980 269509 for more information.
Tuesdys 9.30am- 10.45am at BeSocial, Langley Rd (£5 per session, course runs for six weeks)
Massage can help us at any age but babies benefit particularly with the calming exercises helping improve their sleep and eating patterns. And a chilled baby can equal more chilled parents too! Judith Humphreys creates a calm atmosphere and the small group will ensure a peaceful class. Participants should bring a towel. Johnson's baby oil will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Due to the small class size, pre-booking is essential. Please call Judith on 07837 402692 to reserve your place.
Tuesdays 11.30am - 12.30pm (£4.50 per session)
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.
To find out more, why not check out this clip.
Tuesdays 2pm - 3pm* (£5 per session)
A wonderful class, teaching simple techniques that you can repeat at home.
We are all rushing around so much these days, we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. We all experience STRESS in our lives, which can have a hugely negative effect on our EMOTIONAL, MENTAL and PHYSICAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING. It reduces the ability of our immune system to fight off infection, raises our blood pressure and is responsible for a wide range of illness and disease. Manage your anxiety, feel more postive, calmer and more in control.
*The class is held in a private home in central Winchcombe so please contact tutor Shelagh Greygoose for address details on 01242 602849.
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!
To find out more, you can watch this clip.
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 7pm - 8pm from 4th October at BeSocial, Langley Rd (£5 per session, or £20 for block of 5)
A unique and fun fitness class with a combination of qigong and various ballroom dances including Latin, Tang, American Smooth, Charleston and many more. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please call Ann on 07947 084982 to reserve your place.
Fridays 9.30am at BeSocial
This class 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 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."
Fridays from 6.15pm at BeSocial, Langley Road
A series of well-being courses that can be attended either separately or as a set.
- 6.15pm - 7pm Holistic Emotional Eating (why we eat what we do)
- 7pm - 7.45pm - Personal Development (discover what works for you)
- 7.45-8.30pm Relaxation (let go of some stress and sleep well)
If the balance in your life is not quite right, these courses from Jayne could help. For more information, call Jayne on 01242 602582 or visit www.jayneburke.com/courses for booking information.
First Friday in the month 10am - 12 noon at BeSocial, Langley Road (£12 per session)
Always wanted to know how artists create their masterpieces? Illustrator Gemma Hastilow will introduce you to the art of drawing and painting. Please ring Gemma to reserve your place on 01242 602727. Encourage your inner artist to come out. A lovely way to relax and switch off whilst being productive too.
Last Wednesday of each month from 2pm - 4pm at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe (£5 per person)
Come along and enjoy live music courtesy of local musician Don Adams while you get your dancing shoes on! Music from the 1920s through to the swinging 60s, is adapted for all types of ballroom favourites. One sequence dance is also included each afternoon. Beginners welcome and you don't need a partner. Organisers Sarah Hartley and Hilary Wright will be on hand to help anyone needing pointers. You could even just come along and watch while enjoying the music. Carers welcome to come along for support. Tea and cake always available! Proceeds go to the Winchcombe Day Centre, a registered charity. Call Sarah 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 2pm.
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