Your Health Club Update - June

Tuesday 5th July 2022

We’ve seen some busy and exciting weeks at the club recently, with half term fun and games and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

With the summer holidays around the corner, why not try our 28-day Feel-Good Summer Challenge to get you looking and feeling great? Find out more below.

Our social evenings continue to be a success with The Soul Man going down an absolute storm at the start of June, so much so that we have booked him again for November! If you haven’t been to a tribute night give it a go, they are great fun!

The rest of the club continues to be busy with the stunning weather we’ve been experiencing lately, and it’s so nice to see people enjoying themselves around the club with whatever they are doing. It feels so good to be back to some kind of normality.

I look forward to continuing to see you all making the most of the club and the weather!

Gym Update

Are you wanting to look and feel more confident on your upcoming summer holiday? Then there's still time to sign up for our 28-day Feel-Good Summer Challenge. This will be promoted around the club or speak to a member of the Wellness team for more information. Maybe book some PT sessions too to help you achieve your best results!

You will have noticed we have slightly reduced our summer timetable as classes are generally quieter during this time. We will of course look to increase this after the summer, so if you have any recommendations as to what classes you would like to see back on the timetable, then please let our Wellness Team know.

Each month we nominate a Health Club 'Member of the Month,' and our recent winner was Mark Robertson! Mark had set himself a goal to lose a stone in eight weeks, and with his consistency in training and help from our PT Phil, he managed to hit his goal in just six weeks. Well done, Mark! Could this be you for the month of June?

Dates for your diary

The Fawlty Towers Comedy Dinner

Friday 8th July 2022

A must for fans of Fawlty Towers! Eat in a restaurant run by Basil, Sybil and Manuel where the characters serve their guests a hilarious three-course dinner.

The CHEF’S DRUNK, there’s a RAT on the loose, the HEALTH INSPECTOR is on his way and a GNOME has just turned up in the restaurant. Basil only manages to make matters worse; Sybil has been hitting the brandy and Manuel is… well, he’s just Manuel.

Expect fire drills, Germans, kippers and corpses, with everything building to a typically Fawlty Towers climax. Just don’t mention the war!

Tickets available online at https://www.chesfielddownsgolf.co.uk/events/july-2022/the-fawlty-towers-comedy-dinner/

ABBA Tribute Night

Friday 12th August 2022

Dance the night away to iconic ABBA music, enjoying some delicious food and drink beforehand with your friends and family!

Tickets available online at https://www.chesfielddownsgolf.co.uk/events/august-2022/abba-tribute-night/

Tips to become a better runner

Whether it’s a quick sprint on the treadmill or a leisurely long-distance trail run, running is one of the most popular forms of cardio - and it’s easy to see why.

Why we love to run

Requiring no equipment or special skills, running is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of exercise accessible to a wide variety of people, demonstrated by training plans such as the NHS’ Couch to 5k.

It’s no wonder there are so many advocates for running – it’s a fantastic way to burn calories, improve your cardiovascular health, lower your blood pressure and reduce your body mass percentage.

However, as a high impact exercise overtraining can lead to injury and burnout, which is why a balanced approach can be the answer to faster, more efficient and pain-free running.

For best results, mix it up

If you want to see the best results from your running, build a fitness regime that encompasses other forms of exercise to complement your progress on the pavements.

So many different muscle groups are at work when you run that it’s important to strengthen them to make you more efficient when you do take to the treadmill.

Muscles to target

Legs

Continue to strengthen the muscles in your legs even when you’re not running by focusing on bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, calf raises and knee curls.

Glutes

Strength training can be a great way to complement your running, as the focus on squats, deadlifts and other powerful moves will activate your glutes and make you a more effective runner over time. Bodyweight exercises such as clam shells, glute bridges and donkey kicks will also help to achieve this.

Abs

A strong core will elevate your running progress, as it allows the pelvis, hips and lower back to work together more smoothly and expend less energy. All forms of plank exercises can help with this, as well as ab crunches, ab bicycles and press ups. Incorporating Pilates into your fitness regimen can be a great way to strengthen your core with a low impact workout.

Shoulders & Arms

Strong shoulder muscles can reduce your risk of injury and make you a more efficient runner. Free weights such as dumb bells are a great way to build shoulder muscle with moves that target the back, shoulders, biceps and triceps.

How to support your running in the gym

Here’s a quick regime you can try in the gym focusing on building strong muscles for running. If in doubt, always consult a member of the Wellness Team before embarking on a new workout.