Classes available in the Community Centre and online

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The Gym is closed again now we are in Tier 4.

Here is a message from Jason to gym members:

Firstly, thank you so much for your continued support and generosity by continuing to pay your gym subscriptions, despite many of you not being able to use the gym for much of last year. We’ve been so touched by your kindness and level of support.

Secondly, please don’t forget that I’m here to help with exercise advice and programming, all of which is free to gym members. Text me on: 07919018977 and let’s set up a Zoom meeting. I can go through a brand new programme with you for 2021.

I can also offer Personal Training sessions (£30 per hour, £40 for non-gym members) and set you up with a tailored winter training programme, give weight loss advice, or revise your current programme and set you up with some goals for the year.

Finally, let’s hope for a brighter year ahead with good news and reasons to be cheerful in 2021.
Best wishes to all
Kind Regards


Jason’s Circuit Training and Line Dancing Classes

When are classes being held?

For the New Year, 2021, we are offering five exercise/circuits classes and two Line dancing sessions and a Toddler Gym every week all on Zoom:

  • Mondays 9-945am – Body Workout (a toning class aimed at working: arms, shoulders, legs and abs)
  • Tuesdays 12-1pm – Line Dancing for regulars
  • Wednesdays 9-10am Lean Gym  – Circuits
  • Wednesdays 11.15am-12pm – Toddler Gym
  • Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm Supercircuits
  • Fridays 9-9.50am – Tone Zone (targeting legs, bums, tums and finishes with pure core work)
  • Fridays 12-1pm Line Dancing for beginners
  • Sundays 10.00-11.00 am Sunday Family Circuits

How do I register for the online sessions?

You will need to download “Zoom” onto your computer/tablet/phone to see the session. This is really easy and takes about 1 minute. You can do this before by signing up to Zoom clicking on the link  (it’s free) or alternatively, simply click on the invite and follow the instructions, just before you want to join the session. For circuits, you will need dumbbells or weights of some kind (water filled milk containers are fine)  and a mat. This is the link to all classes – just click on this a few minutes before the class start time.

Is there a charge?

  • For Circuits and exercise classes, we charge £7 per session per household  – payable by Paypal using the link below. Please click on the drop down menu first to choose your class.
  • Line Dancing classes are £5 per household
  • Toddler Gym is only £3

Some people prefer to pay directly into our bank account – this is fine as long as you put the class name in the reference section. The details are: The Thomas Gifford Trust, s/c 090129, account: 46347925. If you are in financial difficulties, please email and we will waive the fee.

Pay for your class by Paypal or card here:

Choose your class:

Some terms and conditions

If you have been coming to our classes, you will have filled out this enrolment form. But if not, please download the form, fill it out and email it to (or drop it in at the centre) and be aware that you do the exercise at your own risk. If you have concerns about whether you can do it, please contact Jason first on 01608 811878 to discuss it.

Your invites to online classes

The meeting ID for all classes is 725 688 9379 and the password is always Jason (with a capital J). You can click on the class name to go straight to your class – you may be asked to put the password in:

Supercircuits on Thursday 25th February, 6.30pm

Tone Zone on Friday 26th February, 9am

Line Dancing on Friday 26th February, 12pm

Sunday Circuits on 28th February, 10am

Body Workout on Monday 1st March, 9am

Line Dancing on Tuesday 2nd March, 12pm

Lean Gym Circuits class on Wednesday 3rd March, 9am

Toddler Gym on Wednesday 3rd March, 11.15am

Line Dancing  Sessions

Both these classes are now back on Zoom at 12 noon on Tuesdays and Fridays – price £5 (please use Paypal link above).

Why not have a go at Line Dancing? It’s good for the body and the mind! There are two classes a week. Tuesday’s class is for regulars who have been Line dancing for some time. Friday’s class is aimed at people who are relatively new to line dancing. Feel free to email Jason with questions and requests of dances you’d like to go over again:

For those who are coming to the classes and would like to pratise the dances, here is a link to YouTube videos of Jason teaching them: Jason’s line dancing catalogue

And here are link to some training for the dances we have done recently “Islands in the Stream”:   “King of the Road” “After Midnight”:  “Kelly’s Cannibals”:

Motivational Gym Sessions

These are one-to-one gym sessions over Zoom with Jason, lasting about 20-30 minutes. Jason can give you advice on what you can do at home, with whatever equipment you have available and update your personal gym plan. Hopefully he will motivate you to keep up with your fitness regime!
This is free to gym members who have kept up their subscriptions (thank you if you have been able to do this!). For non-gym members or for a new programme, the price is £10.
To book contact Jason directly:

Jason can also do an hour’s Personal Training for anybody, priced £30 for gym members and £40 for non-members.

Pilates and Barre Fit classes (back online)

  • MAT Pilates – Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm
  • Barre Fit – Tuesdays 7-8pm.

Contact Michele: 07817 890787 or, website for more information:

Strength and Balance Class

This is not  a live streamed class, but a YouTube video of our lovely Louise Barnes doing a class at Charlbury Community Centre. You can use this to keep up your exercises at home. Simply click here.

This is a link to Generation Games home page, which gives some other classes and ideas for keeping active in these difficult times. We hope you are all coping and don’t forget you can ring the Community Centre (01608 811878) if you need anything at all, including someone to talk to.


The Lockdown Press-up Challenge

The winner of this competition was Mozes Blok, who racked up an amazing 49 press-ups in two minutes, beating all the adults at the age of six! Well done Mozes (and sorry we spelt your name wrongly)! We completed 1238 press-ups between us. The most improved prize went to Lynn Gorton. Here is a video montage of our efforts, put together by Jamie. The final leaderboard is at the end.

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