What's on February 2018
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Whilst you've been building your fitness (hopefully!) we have been busy with building the Club.
We're so excited to see the new Terrace Room of the Brasserie getting close to opening. It might be ready this weekend!
The new Wellness area is also really starting to take shape on the former pool sun terrace...
We're sorry for the impact that the wellness centre build has had on the pool temperature this week - but we're now fully sealed and so hopefully beyond this problematic stage!
GET RUN FIT with Chantelle
This month Chantelle will be putting you through your paces while helping you train and get fit for any runs you may have this year. She will help you develop a specific training plan to help you with core strength, cardio fitness and getting to the end of your run. Chantelle has run a number of local 5 and 10ks plus competed in the Clarendon Way marathon. Due to a knee injury she only competes in short distance runs but really enjoys them. Chantelle will also be offering fitness programmes and advice for those of you that are into kickboxing. She is currently working towards her purple belt and at the moment all her training is being focused towards the Irish Open which is the largest martial arts tournament in the world. She likes to train at least twice a week which is a combination of technique, sparring and bag work. Please speak to a member of the gym team or reception to book in with her.
SQUATS AND DEADLIFTS MASTER CLASS with Charlie
Every Sunday Charlie will be holding a Masterclass at 11am for 30 minutes for people wanting to master their Squats and Deadlifts. Charlie will help correct posture and position to help you achieve the best results from adding these moves into your workout plan. This will be a bookable class so make sure you book in each week to participate.
To run alongside the Grit 6 week challenge we are offering out fitness tests (on treadmill) where you can work out your VO2max. VO2max stands for maximal oxygen uptake and refers to the amount of oxygen your body is capable of utilizing in one minute. It is a measure of your capacity for aerobic work and can be a predictor of your fitness levels. Take a retest in 4 weeks to see if your fitness levels have improved by adding in something new to your workout routine. Book in with an instructor for a 15min fitness assessment where they will set you up and stay with you to encourage you and let you know your result. You will need a MYZONE MZ3 for this. If you don’t have one don’t worry we can lend you one to track your heart rate or purchase one for £80 from Reception
Please check out the whiteboard in the Queenax room for this month’s workout. If you have any ideas for next month’s let one of the gym guys know and we can put it up for you to share with the rest of the members. These are a great way of learning some new exercises and adding something extra, if you are ever unsure of any exercise written then please ask a member of the gym team for a demo.
See you soon in the gym,
Tanya, Gym Manager
IT'S MORE FUN IN GROUPS...
What a fabulous start to the New Year! The studio is “Buzzin” and the atmosphere is fantastic. What a great TEAM we all make.........YOU and US working TOGETHER!!! Although my main task is to oversee all things studio, teaching and coaching is always, by far, my greatest passion. Being in one room with 30 likeminded people......INCREDIBLE, every time!!! Spurring each other on, laughing, working hard and sweating our way to our best possible fitness. However to anyone new to the club, or physical fitness, the studio can be a scary place. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve the heard the words “I’d love to do your class but I need to get fit first.” I’m going to be honest........it really does depress me to hear this!!!!! So I’m throwing back at you the answer I always reply with “WHY?!” WHY do you need to get fit first when the classes are just an alternative (may I add fun too!!) way of getting fit other than the gym. If a gym instructor offered you a programme which included bicep curls, triceps extensions, squats, lunges to do in your own time, what is the difference of coming to a class that offers bicep curls, triceps extensions, squats and lunges. I’ll tell you shall I........expert coaching from a fitness professional leading you throughout your workout, classes which have been scientifically been put together to give you what you need to rise to the challenge but meet your fitness potential, and more importantly, fitness goals, motivation from your fellow classmates, willing you on just when you’re ready to give in. I’ve watched people come in alone and leave with friends, I’ve watched members come in unsure, hiding themselves at the back, only to end up as my confident first row in front of me. I’ve watched participants that have told me they’re not coordinated and won’t get the moves become the participants with the best techniques and the strongest movements and execution in the room. So tell me now WHY you need to be fit to join us in the studio!!!!! You know it’s been proven that people who chose to train with others and a team leader are the ones that go on to not only reach goals they never thought they’d get to, but keep going and actually REALLY enjoy their fitness life.
NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME
If you are a new member I want to help you become one of those people. so I’m inviting you to come along to the studio and meet me personally twice a month on a Saturday at 12.30pm so we can talk about any concerns you have about joining us in the studio or just not sure what to try on our timetable. Let me help you start your fitness journey, one you enjoy both mentally and physically, feel fantastic after, rush out of work to get to, but more importantly makes you smile and want more. Each month I will inform you when I’m in for you via the studio notice board. However if this doesn’t suit you ask at reception for a personal meet up with me and they will arrange this for you. PLEASE don’t miss out on all our studio has to offer you. Let your fitness journey to a HAPPIER, HEALTHIER YOU start NOW!!!!!
NEW AQUA INSTRUCTOR
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Olga as the newest member to join our fabulous studio fitness team. Olga will be taking over the Monday evening 7.30pm Aqua class from February 5th. She has been teaching Aqua classes for 2 years and is also a qualified personal trainer, kettle bells and BodyPump instructor. Olga specifically qualified in an Aqua qualification called “Water Works” which is an effective total body water workout where you are immersed in a fun environment and can chose your intensity level. Whether you’re a regular attendee or haven’t yet tried an Aqua class this class promises to change your perception of water aerobics.
A reminder that it is a busy time of year and so all classes marked with * should be booked to ensure you get a space.
Please also remember to cancel if you cannot attend the session. When you cancel off a class, a text message is sent to the first person on the waiting list to invite them to take attend the class.
Booking and Cancelling classes is quick and simple online - register here for online bookings
Come join your Studio team and friends...
Heather, Studio Co-ordinator
NEW CHILDREN'S SERVICES MANAGER
We're pleased to announce that Suzanne Glazier will be joining us on February 9th to take the role of Children's Services Manager. Suzanne's role will oversee all childcare and children's activities at the club. She brings with her loads of experience in childcare and tons of ideas that will improve the children’s services. Parents please do say hello and help her settle in.
HALF TERM HOLIDAYS
Can you believe it’s half term already??
CRECHE & BEEHIVE is Open standard hours throughout the week.
KIDZKLUB will also be open 840-1240 Monday to Friday and 430-630 in the evenings offering childcare and activities for 5-9 year olds. Keep your eye on the kid’s notice board for planned activities
FUN N FLOATS
Fun and Floats additional session during half term: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11-1230. Parents must directly supervise children in the pool.
SPORTS SUNDAY IS A WINNER
Sport Sunday with Mat has been popular and we’ve invested in Archery and Lacrosse Kits. Come and join try some of these new activities and untraditional sports and games. You’ll make new friends and have lots of fun! 2-2.45 for 5-8 year olds and 2.45 for Children 8+
Toddler Tennis has been quiet on Friday mornings and so will come off timetable after Fridays 9th February session.
We will reintroduce it later in the year.
FAMILYS SPIN - NEW TIME
A great class for parents to enjoy with kidz 8+. Join Chantelle for a spin now at 4.30pm on Tuesday.
Book your spaces at reception.
New course of swimming lessons starts Mon 19th Feb, after half term. 6 week course booking available from Monday 5th Feb. KIDZ member pay £48. These are small group lessons taught by Jenny Carter. The lesson and levels follow the Amateur Swimming Association framework. For any queries on levels please contact Jenny direct email@example.com
If Kyle Edmund has inspired you to get on court then please remember that the rackets coaching programme runs throughout the winter and is free as part of your membership. The programme welcomes everyone and all levels of players from beginners to elites. Racket sports are naturally a social place, so join a session and you’re sure to meet players you can arrange to play in your leisure time. Pick up the Racket Timetable from Reception now.
KIDS TOURNAMENT A SMASH!
Last month’s Kids tennis tournament was a big success with a great turnout. All of the kids played really well, and for many it was most of their first time playing in a tournament. We eventually got down to a final which was fiercely contested by Rory Thompson and William Durman. Rory won after a great match. This was such a success there will be another one coming soon.
Congratulations to Junior Squash players Olivia Keefe and Megan Light who won the National inter counties at u13’s which was held in Nottingham. This is a great result for the girls and Hampshire Squash. Both of the girls come to the Tuesday sessions with Alex. Keep up the good work girls.
TENNIS COURT 1
The recent storm made a real mess of court 1. A HUGE tree from a neighbouring property toppled over and took out a floodlight on court 1 and mangled the Tennis perimeter fence. Our maintenance team did a great job it getting the court playable but we cannot get a contractor onsite until February 14th to have the floodlight replaced. So for now, all evening matches will be played on courts 2 & 3. The court is available to play on but the lighting is not suitable for match play.
Sorry for the disruption.
EXTRA CLUB TOURNAMENTS
Tom’s organising a few extra chances for you to compete with other members:
INDOOR SHORT TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Short Tennis is great fun when played in the Badminton Hall. For practice join us on Tuesdays at 5pm. An Adult indoor short tennis competition will be held Sunday 11th Feb 11.30 - 1pm for all levels. Sign up on Tennis board if you want to play.
TENNIS DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
A doubles Tennis tournament just for fun on Friday 23rd 7.30pm - 9pm. Sign up in pairs or as individual on the Tennis board to reserve your space.
RACKETBALL CLUB CHAMPS 2018
Racketball is becoming more common on the squash courts! If you’ve never played join a Mix in session.
On Sunday 25th from 11am - 5pm we’re looking to find the best player in the club. Sign up if you think you have what it takes to be the club champ 2018 - Sign up on Squash board If you need any help or advice before getting you on court then please do contact Tom our Full Time Rackets Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like any more info on Rackets sports and getting involved email Tom. email@example.com
BRASSERIE TERRACE EXTENSION - FREE PROSECCO OR BROWNIE!
This month we will see the opening of the much anticipated Brasserie extension. The Terrace Room will be finished and in use by Friday 9th February and to help celebrate we're offering free home-made chocolate brownies for everyone that orders a large coffee and free Prosecco to everyone that orders an adults meal throughout the whole day.
FREE KIDZ ICE CREAM
Free half-term ice-creams. Let the kids enjoy lunch or dinner in the Brasserie this half term and they will get a special dessert treat on us. Our kids menu has a great range of healthy nutritious options that kids love including Pasta Bolognese, grilled chicken, cod bites and lots of veggies. With every kids meal bought Mon-Fri during half term they'll also be treated to a tasty ice-cream.
The much loved tapas night returns this month on the 23rd February. There will be a special Spanish-themed menu, early bird Prosecco prices, speciality coffees and live entertainment from 8-10pm. Our tapas nights are the most popular so get your seat early in the Brasserie and be sure not to miss it.
Look out for the menu on the Brasserie tables soon. Introducing Birra Moretti This month we are very excited to be introducing a new beer, Birra Moretti. Birra Moretti is a quality Italian beer made in the traditional way. It is the result of a production process that has remained almost unchanged since 1859. The best raw materials are used to make Birra Moretti, as well as a special blend of high quality hops that gives it a unique taste and fragrance, enhancing its perfectly balanced bitter taste. We like to give our members the best range and quality in the different beers we provide and are therefore very excited to be adding this premium selection to the list.
Come in and give it a try and let us know what you think.
BEECHDOWN WEDDING FAYRE
Wedding Fayre February is definitely the month of love with Valentine's Day just round the corner. We're hoping to see lots of newly engaged couples. If you're planning a wedding or know someone who is be sure not to miss our next Wedding Fayre on 4th March 11-3pm. There will be a whole host of local suppliers including cake decorators, a magician, a hair and beauty artist, a florist, DJ and much more. It's free to attend and we'll treat you to a free glass of bubbly while you walk around.
NEW TERRACE - FREE BRASSERIE HIRE
To celebrate the opening of the new extension, if you book the Brasserie this month for any Saturday in 2018, we will give all parties that cater for a finger buffet for 40+ people FREE room hire. So if you have a Birthday coming up? Retirement party? Or just an excuse to get together with friends. The new Brasserie will be a great venue to host any celebration. The new glass extension with bi-folding roof and walls will make the perfect summer evening drinks reception. Ask the events team today for availability.
SIX NATIONS RUGBY
The Six Nations Rugby starts this weekend and we will be showing every one of the 30 games live in the Brasserie throughout February and March. To celebrate the matches we'll also be offering a special Hog Roast bap for only £5 to enjoy while you watch. The first match, Wales V Scotland, will be at 2.15pm this Saturday. Remember you can sign adults friends in socially for no charge so come down and enjoy the match!
NEW DRIED FRUITS SNACKS
New varieties and new pack size of the delicious, healthy Forest Feast fruits from Feb 1st. Pineapple and Fig join the extremely popular Dried Mango. All available in larger packs at £2.80 each. Try them...you’ll love them as much as we did when we all sampled them.
LOVE YOUR SKIN - 20% off Products
A Elizabeth Arden PRO Special Offer this month with amazing products from our Cosmeceutical professional skincare range discounted. Buy two products and receive a huge 20% off! If you have any questions about the products or treatments feel free to book in for a FREE consultation so we can recommend the correct products and treatments for you.
WINTER WARMER SPECIAL
Hot Lava Shell Massage use genuine tiger clam and porcelain shells that are naturally heated to a lovely warm temperature. The heat from the shells are perfect for easing aching tight muscles and makes for a beautifully relaxing treatment, our couches are also heated to help beat the winter chill!
Hot Lava Shell Back Massage – Only £29 Usual price £35
Hot Lava Shell Full Body Massage – Only £49 Usual price £55
NEW FACIAL AESTHETICS by Doctor Carmen
We are delighted to introduce Carmen to Beechdown Beauty Spa, she will be working with us a few days a week offering Facial aesthetic treatments such as Botox wrinkle relaxing treatments and Dermal Filler treatments to enhance or sculpt facial features.Carmen is experienced in non-surgical aesthetic facial rejuvenating treatments using Botulinum toxin and Dermal fillers using a canula technique (a less painful, less invasive technique that causes minimal bruising and discomfort)
Carmen will be working from Beechdown Beauty Spa on the following days from Monday 20th February
Mondays - 3.30pm - 9pm Tuesdays- 5pm - 9pm Thursdays - 9am - 12pm Sundays - 9am - 6pm
Please contact Carmen directly to book a FREE consultation 07826769219 firstname.lastname@example.org: