What's on October 2017
The Beechdown Bulletin highlights can be emailed to you each month, with updates throughout the month... email firstname.lastname@example.org
The evenings are closing in but there lot's of great reasons to enjoy the club. Thanks to all for the great support of Macmillan Coffe Morning. This October we'd like to support Breast Cancer with Wear it Pink. Read on for more details...
KING OR QUEEN OF SPIN
To celebrate the launch of the new Stages bikes we have decided to run our King or Queen of spin. For the competitive classes, instructors will push you through a series of intervals with a hard work and rest periods... the class that matches the intensity the best will be the winners! The Competition will commence form Monday 16th October.
Each class participant will require a MYZONE belt. If you have one, don't worry we will lend you one for the class and help set you up before the class. This is a great way to see how the MYZONE works and how it can help benefit your training by seeing what zones you work in during the class.
Have you had the same workout plan for ages? Or maybe you don’t have a plan you just do as you feel? If so, we can help you get more form your training time. You will have hit a plateau. A body plateau refers to a period of time in which your body no longer responds to your fitness or diet routine. Plateaus often occur as an abrupt halt to progress in weight loss or muscle gain. Plateaus are the results of your body's impressive ability to adjust to stress and change. So it is very important to change up your exercise routine every 8-12 weeks to prevent this from happening. Please book in now for a Programme Review.
The gym team will also be checking programme cards during October and getting in touch with you if you are overdue one just so we can help make sure you are getting the best out of your time spent in the gym.
NEW SPIN CLASS
We will be adding a new instructor led spin class on a Wednesday evening at 7.15pm for 30 Minutes with Chantelle.
NEW STAFF UNIFORMS
As you may have seen the gym team are sporting brand new blue and grey uniforms. So if you are looking for a staff member make sure you are looking for them in blue rather than yellow!
IRONMAN September competition
Well done to all those who competed or completed the ironman distances in the gym. The Winner of the MYZONE MZ-3 is James Windiate.
STUDIO CO-ORDINATOR - Heather Collins
this month I'd like to start by promoting..........ME!
I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Heather and for those who aren't aware I am the group fitness manager here at Beechdown. Something I've had the pleasure to be doing for about 15 years. As well as managing our fabulous fitness team (not difficult as they're all fantastic to work with!!) I also look after all things studio related including the timetable and classes. My role is a very active one as I teach a wide variety of classes at the club as well. Eighteen years of being in this business has not only kept me fit and healthy but taught me a lot about myself, my profession and people. It is, and has always been my absolute passion. I'm a firm believer in an active body means an active mind! EVERYBODY can exercise and exercise is for EVERY BODY! Which is why there is something on the timetable to suit everyone, no matter what your needs are. However, you might not have found that certain class that best suits YOU. From my years of being on your side of the fence, before I started teaching, I know how daunting it can be walking into a new class for the first time. Or even just having the courage to step through the studio door. So I'm here to help!!!
MEET HEATHER for advice and motivation
Every Saturday I will be in the studio at 12.30pm if you'd like to come up and see me. We can talk about any questions you have concerning the studio classes and even go through some techniques of any you'd like to try. I am sure together we can find something you'll enjoy. BUT it needn't end there! COME BACK and let me know how you got on........I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED!!
Group fitness is the best feeling, everyone in one room all enjoying the energy and buzz of working together. AND you're more likely to get the results you want when you’re having fun and being encouraged by a team leader and your fellow class mates.
Please note: if you'd like to meet me personally please ring reception, or visit them if you're already in the club, so they can confirm that I'm in and let me know you're coming. I look forward to meeting you.
FREE CLASS PASS – COREWORKS
Whether you are completely new to exercise or a fitness fanatic the only way to reach our goals is to train smart. This means knowing two things: perfect technique and a full range of the movement are the only way to TRUE fitness. To simplify; doing your exercises correctly. A good instructor will coach you in to a properly delivered exercise but then it's up to you to feel the movement and then your mind to recognise it thus giving you good muscle memory for when you perform it again.
All of our movements should start from one hub.......THE CORE. Once we learn to switch on those muscles we then have the start of perfect technique and a full range of movement.......results!!! Our COREWORKS class is dedicated to strengthening and toning the muscles of the core, abdominals and back. This class will not only improve Balance and Stability but will help to train to the muscles of your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. Building core strength will help bring balance back to the front and back of your body, which will then bring about good muscle memory to get perfect techniques, leading on to full range of movement, equals.....RESULTS!!!!
Join Vicky for this fabulous 45 minute class on Wednesdays at 1.15pm. Perfect for fitting in during your lunch hour. AND for the month of October, we are inviting you to try it along with a non-member, guest. Simply ask for a Coreworks Class Pass at Reception.
Please note; CLASS PASSES allow entry to the club for your guest just before the nominated class commences.
LES MILLS LAUNCH - Winners
there was lots a great feedback about the new classes and it was nice to see new and old members in the studio.... but there can only be 2 winners!
Female Prize won by Patricia Thomas
Male Prize won by Chris Richardson
Please collect from Reception.
This month additions to the regular coaching programme: All included as part of your membership. If you’d like any more info on Rackets sports and getting involved email Tom. email@example.com
Have you ever played squash? If not, why not try now? It’s a great sport to increase your fitness. On a Thursday morning, Tom coaches a squash mix inn. This is aimed at all levels and is the ideal place to get some coaching in a fun friendly environment. All levels welcome, so come and have a go.
PARENTS AND CHILD TENNIS Saturday 14th
Parent and child tennis tournament Saturday 14th at 2pm-3pm. Please sign up on tennis board.
SOCIAL FUN TENNIS
Social fun tennis doubles Sunday 15th 5pm -7pm for all levels sign up on tennis board to reserve your space. Tom will sort out partners, so need to sign up in pairs.
PINK DAY TENNIS TOURNAMENT
To help raise funds for Pink Day Tom will be organising a Tennis Tournament Pink tennis tournament on 20th Friday at 6.30pm - 8.30pm a fun doubles team comp where pink is a must so find something and bring it to the court. Sign up on tennis board £5 per player.
SQUASH LADDER COMPETITION
It’s time to find out who is top of the squash ladder. Saturday 28th 2pm - 6pm a fun tournament that will define who is top of the squash ladder sign up on the squash board
FREE RACKETS ASSESSMENT
Book in with Tom for a 30 minute hit and get a free 30 minute racket Assessment in any of the racket sports that we run here at Beechdown. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all, the new season is well underway with some good results already achieved. Welcome to Greg and Karen who have recently joined on a Monday and appear to be enjoying themselves after a long pause in their badminton career.
BADMINTON STAR IN THE MAKING..
**** Congratulations to Joe Bundy who has recently been accepted for the Hampshire Development Squad, this is an excellent achievement and a unique opportunity to improve his badminton skills ****
If you haven't picked up a badminton racket in some time please feel free to join us on a Monday or Friday from 7.30 to re-invigorate your playing at a fun level. There are always opportunities to play in one of our teams in the Basingstoke league at all standards. Team practice nights are still Thursdays and Sundays from 7.30 which is an opportunities to play with your partner in a competitive environment.
Should you require any details of the badminton activities contact either Tim or Andrea.
SQUASH STARS IN THE MAKING
There are also some high achievements being made by 2 young females in the world of junior squash.
***Olivia Keefe is the current Hampshire U13 champion***
***Megan light is not only Hampshire U11 Champion but also No1 in the country for U11***
A massive well done to both girls! Keep up the good work and dedication
KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY
Kids Halloween party Friday 27th October for children aged 3-10 from 5-6.30pm. Tickets will be sold on reception from Friday 13th October and will be £2.00 each. All children are welcome and please let us know if there are any dietary requirements. Small snacks will be supplied and plenty of water. Make sure you don’t miss out on your ticket, lots of fun and games to be played and prizes for the best dressed. All children under 8 years of age must be signed in and out of this party.
FAMILY SPIN 4.15 TUESDAY
Just a reminder of Family spin, Chantelle will be there to put and your parent through your paces!
Kidz need to be 1.4m tall and a parent or adult must be responsible for each child.
Make sure both adult and child are booked onto this class, its challenging but so much fun!
QUEENAX ROOM is not for KIDZ
Parents, please make sure that’s your children are aware they must only use the queenax room if in a dedicated KIDZ class. We have found various children attempting to play in the Queenax room, this is very unsafe. Children under the age of 12 are only allowed into this area during supervised classes.
OCTOBER HALF TERM
Keep a look out on the kidz board for the October half term activities. There will be something on every day and additional fun’n’floats during the week.
STRETCH & GROW - Coming Soon!
We're excited to announce that Stretch and Grow will be added to our kidz timetable from after half term... thesession will be aimed at 4-6 year olds and be fun & educational, teaching children at a young age that exercise is fun. (& the added bonus of teaching them about their bodies/healthy eating/muscle names etc etc)! more details to follow.
PINK DAY IN THE BRASSERIE
We’re raising money for Breast Cancer on Friday 20th. Pink Drinks, Pink Cakes and lots of other pink stuff going on. Dress in Pink yourself and join in the fun.
PINK LADIES & T’BIRDS Oct 20th
Burgers, Steaks, Ribs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Fancy any of that? If not, just shell out a donation to Breast Cancer and stay away.....but if you want some fun for your money join us in the Brasserie for a Grease-themed American Diner. So Guy’s dig out the leather jackets and Doll’s don some pink leggings Olivia Newton John-style (or anything pink will do)......and come join us for an American BBQ feast. In aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Day.
NEW BRASSERIE MENU....25% OFF!!
The Autumn/Winter Brasserie menu starts on Friday Oct 13th. Great new salads, new egg dishes, new snacks, new evening meals. Come and try the new items anytime on launch day and save 25%!! Yes, 25% off all new menu items on Friday 13th..
FOOD FROM 8am WEEKDAYS
Calling early morning exercisers. The Brasserie will serve food from 8am on weekdays. Short of time in the morning? You can now pre-order your breakfast before your workout and grab it on your way out.
TAKE-AWAY BREAKFAST only £6
To celebrate the launch of earlier opening times we’re offering a special breakfast deal – Any regular Tea or Coffee, a FitJuice or fresh OJ and a Bacon/Sausage Butty or an Omelette Sandwich for only £6. Comes complete with serviette in a carrier bag. Available 8am – 9am only.
MEMBERS PARTY - SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER
Still Tickets but book soon! Member’s Christmas Party on Saturday 23rd December at 7.30PM. Enjoy arrival drinks, 3-course dinner and our resident DJ for £22.50 per guest. All members are welcome to invite one non-member to the party. Ask at reception to make your booking, we’ve only got a limited number of spaces so please book & pay soon to avoid disappointment. Book at Reception.
BEAUTY OFFER -Winter Pedicure
Our most popular Special Offer is back!
We're not quite into Winter yet but it is fast approaching!
We have had a great Summer this year so you have probably spent the last few months in flip flops causing your feet and nails to be more dry than usual. This is a treatment for your feet and an adaptation of our usual pedicures to give your feet the care they need before you hide them away in boots for the winter!This includes hard skin removal, exfoliation, heel repair cream, heated booties, cuticle oil, cuticle work, file and moisturise. Also includes a complimentary hand and arm massage while feet are in heated booties
*Nail Polish application not included*
All for just £28
FREE BRASSERIE HIRE ON SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER
Hire the Brassserie on any Saturday this October with a minimum food order for 50 people and receive your room hire free of charge! Call the Events team on 01256 362211 for more information and availability.
Exclusively for members – 20% of Day Delegate Rate for all meetings booked in 2017
Book one of our spacious meeting rooms for either October, November or December and receive 20% of the usual £28 Day Delegate Rate (DDR). Our DDR includes: room hire, unlimited tea & coffee, sweet treats, free WiFi, water, mints, a deluxe buffet lunch, all AV equipment and flip chart. Please speak to Rhea or Pav in Meetings & events for more information.
A reminder the current course of Swimming Lesson runs up until October Half Term Holidays.The next course will commence from Monday 30th October and will be available to book from Monday 16th October.
ADULT SWIMMING LESSONS
our swim Teacher Jenny now has some availability for adult swim lessons. Jenny is a very experienced teacher so whether you’d like to learn to swim for the first time or intend of to improve your technique for competition please get in touch with her email@example.com
WEAR IT PINK 2017 SUPPORTING THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
On Friday 20th October the Beechdown club will be going pink! All staff will be in pink and you're invited to join us... You can Wear Pink on the day or join in with numerous activities.
For a £5 donation take part in all of these!
There will be a spinathon all day in Reception 7am til 7pm - 2 bikes 30 minute slots.
Pink Synergy Class 5.15 pm 45 minute of torture in the studio with Tanya.. wear pink or suffer more
Aquaparty 6pm 45 minute aqua fit class with Louise in our Pink Pool Hall great fun and suitable for all.
Pink Tennis with Tom - hit some pink balls from 6.30pm.
Join in with any of these sessions and receive a PINK voucher for a FREE drink in the Brasserie!!
If you have a friend or a partner that is interested in joining then now is the time. They can join for as little as £91 for the rest of the year! Full membership with lots of help to get them started in the gym. The offer is based on a a long term membership. Ask at Reception for details.