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.
Here is a message from Jason to gym members:
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.
Look after yourself during lockdown – try these two great new classes for 2021!
Suitable for all fitness levels. There is no high impact aerobic activity it is a purely a toning class aimed at working: arms, shoulders, legs and abs. finishing with a 20 min stretch and cool-down. Ideal for beginners.
A low impact targeted toning class. The class starts with a low impact warm up which is followed with different exercises each week targeting Legs, Bums, Tums and finishes with pure core work. Jason will modify all the exercises to suit all fitness abilities but aims to challenge people looking to improve their fitness.
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:
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 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: 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 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: email@example.com.
Jason can also do an hour’s Personal Training for anybody, priced £30 for gym members and £40 for non-members.
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 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.
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!
The phone number is 01608 811878 and it is manned 10am-1pm seven days a week. You can ring us for practical help, shopping etc. We have a big team of volunteers who can help you.