I am just back from a very muddy (or was it cow poo?!) bike ride and it wasn’t the Devon hills which were taking my breath away. The quiet beauty of autumn is indeed a sight to behold. On Saturday, I walked through a wood, right on my doorstep, and took so many photos of a wonderful sight that I see every year. So yesterday and today, despite lockdown and all that means, I filled myself up with joy and happiness, for free!
It might feel like we are climbing a mountain, but just imagine the view from the top! We can do this people.
As you will all be aware, the second lockdown begins on Thursday 5th November. This means that Tessfit classes have to be put on hold until December. Sad but true. I have listed below all the information that I think you need.
This week I want to share with you some musings I had during a recent morning run. You may never feel the desire to do the run but I wonder how many of you have had similar thoughts?
*Warning* my musings can be complicated!
I don’t think I am vain because to be vain I would have to have a much higher opinion of myself, right?
I have just checked to see what ‘autumnal’ really means and discovered that it was associated with the idea of a “drying-up season.” I am in Bristol right now and it is pouring…so much for the Etymology Dictionary (yes, I had to look that up too!)
A run before the journey home was on the agenda so now I am faced with a frequent dilemma. To go anyway, tolerate the conditions and look a little crazy or stay warm and dry indoors?
Welcome to the last update of September. When I start writing to you again it will be October. Time marches on, although some of you might be feeling as though we are stuck in a weird time-warp! The heading I chose is to remind us all that this situation is indeed temporary. The reason I know this is because I know a little about history. Not a lot but enough to feel total confidence that we will be guided through this.
Worrying about things we cannot control is all part of being human. No need to beat ourselves up about it, we have enough to worry about! There is something that will help though. Taking action.
When we lose our way in the health and fitness world it is also a ‘worry’. We cannot immedialtely ‘fix’ our heavier bodies or weaker muscles. There is no app to make us feel better. But, for as long as we don’t take action, we will continue to worry.
Today I went for a run and decided to avoid a steep hill by taking a quick detour. Unfortunately the detour led me in a circle straight back to the bottom of the steep hill! As I reluctantly and slowly ran up it, I realised that a similar thing had happened to Tessfit.
It was climbing to the top, had to make a detour and then found itself at the bottom again!
This morning saw a last minute dash to the studio as the final Garden class looked as though it might be underwater! I am so happy that it was not a “goodbye” after our final stretch 🙂
With the summer almost behind us it is time to look forward with eager anticipation to what the next season can bring.
After the hottest week so far and all the anticipation about when the ‘storm’ would break…this is the answer!!
One small change to the September timetable. Body Blast has been moved back to it’s original time of 7pm.
I love the picture below of this week’s Blast gang. They gave it they’re all and despite the heat, look at those smiles 🙂 They made a very hot class loads of fun!
As I try to write this a wasp is keeping me company. It is trying to distract me and winning hands down! In the last half an hour I have sat stock still so it loses interest. Fail. I have waved it away as though such an annoyance is only a small irritation rather than the heart pumping emergency it really is. I finaly took brave action and chased it with a large piece of paper, as you do. We headed in a very round about way to the open door with the scent of nectar beckoning it through.
The first week is complete and I am so happy to be reporting a successful and happy time was had by all, especially me!
Congratulations to my Young at Heart Troopers
who were the first to fill every seat in the house!
You can stil purchase the card which saves you 10%. This is available on your Gymcatch and you will then have 10 classes for the price of 9.
The Gymcatch app has been reported by others to be the easiest and fastest way to deal with bookings.
How different will it be?
Different enough to keep you all safe but not so different it feels weird!
There will be a limit of 9 people for Body Logic, Pilates and Body Reboot.
There wil be a limit of 8 people for Young at Heart and Body Blast.
There are markings on the floor to show you where to stand (see image below). This will indicate the centre of your area and when we move make sure you know your left from right! …….
I am sure you have all heard that gyms are to re-open on Saturday 25th July. This is wonderful news and a time of transition for us all. Those of you who have not been able to maintain the fitness levels you enjoyed before lockdown might be feeling a little anxious. Especially knowing that others have been attending the outdoor classes with me. This is no time to be worrying, it is a time to rejoice!
When I chose the date to attempt my charity Half Ironman, little did I know it would turn out to be the most anticpated day of 2020. Hairdressers re-opened! Fringes were trimmed, vision improved, colours were restored to their former fake glory, confidence and hope returned. By the end of July most of us will be happier about how we look and all the hairdressers will be spending their well earned money on physiotherapists!! Anyway, back to me….
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