Pulse News

Our April gym challenge was a resounding success, so we thought we’d put you to the test once again in May – but this month, it’s time for the treadmill to shine!

A mile is the optimal distance for a treadmill run/walk, and this provides more physiological benefits than any other cardio machine, including:

  • Helping to build strong bones, as it is a weight-bearing exercise
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Burning plenty of calories
  • Helping to maintain a healthy weight
  • Maintaining and improving a functional lifestyle

To be in with a chance of winning this month’s challenge, you need to complete a mile on the treadmill each day. It doesn’t matter whether you walk or run – just log each session with our team and you’ll be entered into a free prize draw to win an item of Fitco clothing from our range at Reception.

We’ll also be marking down your time, and there will be prizes for the most improved walker or runner as well, so give it a try and see how fast you can go!

Believe it or not, dancing can be a great way to get in shape and keep fit. That’s why we love our Strictly Fitness classes – these fantastic sessions let you learn new dance steps and give your whole body a good workout!

In Strictly Fitness, you can expect a mix of original and well known songs with carefully choreographed routines, including steps like the cha cha cha, tango, Charleston, samba, jive, quick step, paso doble and the odd bit of reggaeton, merengue and salsa. Depending on the level of energy you want or are able to give, you can expect to burn up to 400 calories just in 45 minutes.

Our top tip for Strictly Fitness? Don’t feel too self-conscious about it – join in and have fun! We aim to make the class a space where everyone can be themselves without inhibitions or fears, where worries and anxieties disappear and nobody gets judged. Each session is fun and relaxed, and there’s never a dull moment.

So come along and keeeeeeep dancing!

It’s Fitness Friday here at The Pulse and we’re feeling inspired, so we’ll be posting all kinds of fitness tips for you to follow at home or in class.

This week, we’re talking all things pilates. If your back and joints feel stiff when you take up, a simple roll down each morning will help to ease the tension and start the day with a smile.

  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart.
  2. Pull your tummy in and lift your pelvic floor.
  3. Stand tall and try and lengthen your spine.
  4. Pull your shoulders back, aiming to pull shoulder blades into your back pockets of your trousers.
  5. Take a deep breath in – as you exhale, tuck your chin to your chest and slowly roll down reaching your hands towards feet.
  6. Imagine your spine is like a cycle chain and you are moving each link in turn.
  7. Go as far as you can – if you feel it pull on the back of your legs and you feel discomfort, soften your knees.
  8. Hang your head and arms down for a breath.
  9. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale slowly lift to the start position again. Keep your shoulders back and head in line with your back standing tall.

Repeat this exercise up to six times each morning and you’ll soon feel the benefits of a more flexible, supple spine.

To find out more, come along to one of our pilates classes, which take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. For more details, see our timetable.

Our May half-term activity days are now available to book!

We’ve got fun and games for everyone, a fantastic football day and the return of our ever-popular Pulse Wipeout day. And, you’ll receive a 10% discount when you book siblings into the same day!

Our timetable will change slightly over the week (Monday 28 May–Sunday 3 June) due to the school holidays and bank holiday, so we’ve put all the details in a handy leaflet for you. Download a copy and keep it on your phone, or pick one up next time you visit us.

To download or view our leaflet, click here.

August 2017

New Fitness Class Timetable

We will be launching our fitness class timetable at the end of the summer holiday’s.

We have some new classes we are sure you will love:

  • Strictly Fitness: Saturday 10.00am with Jon Rodriguez Romero
  • Latin American Dance Class: Sunday 6.00pm with Claudia
  • Junior Latin Dance: Tuesday 4.00pm with Claudia
  • Spin: Sunday 9.00am with Mat
  • Indoor Bootcamp: Monday and Thursday Morning 6.30am

The full timetable will be available soon…..

August 2017

We have spaces on our learn to swim for pre school children.

These lessons are suitable for children from birth to school age.

For more information and to check availability please call 01453 546441

On Friday 21st October 2016, Helen (one of our team) will be getting married, due to many staff attending the wedding we have made the following changes to the programme:

10.05am – 11.05am: Piloxing – will now be Combat

5.00pm – 5.30pm: Insanity – CANCELLED

5.40pm – 6.25pm: Aqua Zumba – will now be Aquastretch.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish Helen and Carl all the best for Friday.

The Pulse Management Team

Dear Customer

Week commencing 19th September 

Following the completion of the extension works, Carter and their contractors will be completing a number of small tasks throughout the week. Continue reading