You may be interested to know how our air handling system works. It is very efficient and it does not recyle the air. It draws in fresh air as described here. This is an important point for your safety in these times.
We have set up two sets of gym equipment, spaced out sufficiently so that two individuals or households can use them at one time. A risk assessment has been done and strict hygiene guidelines apply, such as:
We are now experimenting with “Hybrid” classes for the Wednesday and Thursday sessions. So you can turn up in person to do the class, but you can also do it at home via Zoom if you prefer – or if you live in far flung places. Line Dancing will all be in the sports hall from 18th May onwards and at altered times.
We are now offering five exercise/circuits classes and two Line dancing sessions every week all on Zoom:
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 https://zoom.us/pricing (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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will waive the fee.
Pay for your class by Paypal or card here:
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 email@example.com (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.
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:
Both these classes are back in the hall from now on Tuesdays at 12pm and Fridays at 1.30-2.30 – price £5 (please pay at the reception desk).
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. The Friday class will be aimed at total beginnners from 21st May, when it goes back indoors, so it’s a great time to take this up. Feel free to email Jason with questions and requests of dances you’d like to go over again: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbr9Lr5HzNw “King of the Road” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kVRIdATLCw “After Midnight”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDihIfXNvb8 “Kelly’s Cannibals”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSuVlaGGsTU
These classes are returning to the Community Centre from 17th May.
Sarah Mariani will be launching a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class at 8am on Saturday mornings from 22nd May. Here is an article about about Sarah. This is the link for booking the class: https://sarahmariani.co.uk/classes/
Cardio HIIT is a Fast and Furious class for those who want to amplify the calorie burn, tone up and also improve cardio fitness. The class consists of work periods and rest periods over 45 minutes including warm-up and cool-down.
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.
This year the Charlbury Community Centre has employed a team of young people, who have undertaken lots of different projects around the town, from building raised beds in people's gardens, to facilitating outdoor and indoor virtual coffee club get-togethers for seniors, and helping with activities for children. This would not have been possible without the financial support of WODC (Community Activities Grant), PF Charitable Trust and local donors. Thank you all very much!
Charlbury Town Council has generousy awarded the Thomas Gifford Trust a grant of £2,500 plus an additional £2,000 to cover some tree surgery work, which a recent survey has revealed needs doing on the Playing Close. As always this money will be used mainly for the maintenance of the Playing Close and also for Community Support and is very gratefully received in these difficult times.