Do you need motivation?


Dear Readers,
Happy New Year (belatedly!).

Will this be the year you try something new or take up a regular physical activity you enjoy? We have plenty of options for you to choose from! The latest additions to our class list (that has now topped 60 classes across Oxfordshire) can be found below. I would like to draw particular attention to ALL Big Bold and Balance classes (for people with Parkinson’s) that are now free to attend – thanks to Parkinson’s UK.

If you need some motivation or reasons to stick with exercise, here are a few:

  • Regular exercise can reduce your risk of getting dementia (Alzheimers) by 50%
  • Exercise can enhance your mood and make you feel more positive
  • Strength and balance can be regained! It is possible to rejuvenate 10-40% of leg strength in just 12 weeks with regular exercise (Fiatarone 1990, Skelton, 1995)

NEW Generation Games classes:

  • ZUMBA GOLD            Wednesdays      10-11am  NEW Rose Hill Community Centre
  • TAI CHI                       Mondays           10-11am   Hanney War Memorial Hall, Brookside, East Hanney
  • BIG BOLD & BALANCE (Parkinson’s class) Fridays 10.30-11.30 am WI Hall, North Hinksey Lane, FREE
  • SENIOR SPIN              Thursdays         10-11am     Milton Park Gym (£2.50 for non-members)
  • EXERCISE TO MUSIC  Monday             9.30-10.30am   Seacourt Hall, Botley

£4- your first session is free for all classes (except Big Bold &Balance, which is always free)

With Hadden Hill Golf club, Didcot we will be running joint Golf lessons.

>There are two types of session: Ladies Golf and Golf suitable for people with dementia.
>Each of the 5 session lasts 40 mins. and the cost per session is £6 (includes a hot drink).
>For any questions please feel free to contact us, or Tom at the Golf (to book please contact Tom).

Ladies Golf Class Only
Tuesday April 19th
Tuesday April 26th
Tuesday May 3rd
Tuesday May 10th  
Dementia Golf Class
Thursday 14th April
Thursday 21st April
Thursday 28th April
Thursday 5th May
Thursday 12th May
New feature on our website
The homepage of our website has now been enhanced with a blue “Health Info” button. Clicking on it will take you to short information section on particular chronic conditions such as Diabetes and Cancer. Once logged in, you will be able to access all of our classes and others in Oxfordshire. If you log your regular activity (recording exercise has been proven to motivate us to continue) you will receive rewards once you reach certain levels. We have some beautiful pedometers, canvas shopping bags and towels in our office to be claimed!
Finally, if you have any comments or feedback on the website we are keen to hear from you.
The charity Mind are offering free leisure passes to people, see link for further details

And last but not least, we wanted to give you a voucher to use and share with friends. If you bring a friend along who has never been to a Generation Games class you go for free! (and they naturally go for free as it is their first session. We hope you enjoy a new class!
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Sue Doran
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