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 offering five exercise/circuits classes and two Line dancing sessions every week. All these classes can now be done in the community centre, but the Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday morning classes will simultaneously be done over Zoom, so you can still choose to do these ones at home if you prefer. WHEN DOING CLASSES IN THE CENTRE YOU NEED TO BRING A TOWEL.
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 (if you are doing it online) by Paypal or card here:
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:
If you have been coming to our classes, you will have already 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.
Both these classes are back in the hall from now on Tuesdays at 12pm and Fridays at 11.30am – 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 is aimed at beginnners or those who feel they need more support and to take it slowly. 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 have now returned to the Community Centre:
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.
Suitable for all levels. Please bring your own mat (and props should you wish to use them.)
£10 per Class booked online in advance (£8 per class booked in advance per 5 class pack)
Further information, contact and bookings here.
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.
You can now pick up free Lateral Flow Covid-19 testing kits from reception at the Community Centre. Full instructions are inside the box.