Sunday, 11 January 2015

 Feeling a bit "blah" after the Holidays? New Year's Resolutions nagging you unappealingly? Feeling down or finding it hard to shake off that cold?  Modern society has done a good job of teaching us that saving effort is better, but this is not the case when it comes to physical activity. We need to stop going through life with the minimum of physical effort and move a bit more. It is recommended that adults take two and a half hours moderate to intense physical activity a week to maintain healthy heart and lungs. Improved flexibility, balance and mood are a bonus. 

Here, at the Lloyd Memorial Centre in Kingsport, the Kingsport Fitness and Wellness Society offers a varied program of seven classes every week. We believe keeping fit should be affordable and fun and we have the classes to prove it. Our qualified instructors work hard to ensure our offerings are accessible to different ability levels and appeal to different interest groups. Some of our participants are young mums who bring their babies, others are in their seventies. Some walk to class from just across the street while others drive or car share from Blomidon, Pereau, Sheffield Mills, Habitant, Canard and Canning. Some people come very regularly, others fit our classes around their other engagements. If you like to be in control of your own pace, under the supervision of an instructor, try our circuit training class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Prefer a more directed class with lots of music? Try Monday and Wednesday mornings. We do a bit of each on Friday mornings. For stretching, mindfulness and breath; we offer yoga classes morning and evening on Mondays. Still not sure? How about coming with a friend or neighbour?

For more information, please phone Melanie (902 582 7700) or Christine (902 692 8277) or visit our facebook page. Is there interest in a gentle men’s yoga class? If so, please contact Melanie for more information. We will be holding a mid-winter community dance on Saturday January 24 at the Lloyd Centre 9:00pm-12:00am. This will be a fund-raiser for the KFWS which will support the cost of the yearly hall rental.

Kingsport Community Dance

Never mind the resolutions, let's just have fun keeping active in 2015. Happy New Year to all our friends, participants and supporters wherever you may be!

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