A few GoodGym members came together to do some online yoga. thanks for coming hope you enjoyed the session. if you were new to the yoga class your feedback would be appreciated just a couple of comments about how you felt during, after and the following day.
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We had two groups working on the park, cutting back bushes making it a nicer place to be.
See https://www.goodgym.org/reports/we-came-we-trimmed-bushes-and-went-to-the-pub for a more detailed report of the mission.
Tuesday on line yoga session at 8pm Join from 7.55 You can log on a few minutes before for a chat or ask some questions 7.45 This is a simple beginners / intermediate online yoga session designed to both strengthen, stretch and relax the body. It will be an hour + long session, using some simple yoga poses both static and dynamic, and the focus will be on mindful breath and movement. Please wear loose clothes, you need a yoga mat (or similar) and may be a thin blanket for relaxation. Please let me know if you have any questions or if its your first time. I will email a link out on the day or on the Yoga whatsApp group. ( let me know if you what to go on the Whats App group.)
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Group 2 of 2: Trimming curved hedge above the milestone, using secateurs and loppers. Tidy up clippings and bag up for easy removal.
Tools will be wiped down before use and to remain with the Goodgymer for the session (no sharing of tools).
Things to bring: *Suitable clothing and shoes *Your own gardening / work gloves.
Note: Plan is to have to separate Goodgym groups of 6 people working at a safe distance from each other. If we don't quite get the full 12 we may split the group in two on the day to have equal numbers in each group.
Meeting Point: Group 2 to meet at the Millstone and benches in the park between Thirlwell Road and Albert Road.
Charly has got Strava connected. Strava is a great way to track your progress.
Charly has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.
5 goodgymers met Marvelous Maria and her dog at the Common Ground Community Garden, where the task was to clear all grass and weeds out from an area adjacent to the pavement ready for the planting of a new lavender hedge. The task looked daunting but the Sun was shining and in typical GG style we all got straight to work and finished the first clear of the bed in the two hours, and even had time to start planting up. Looking forward to seeing and smelling the lavender grow in the coming months.
We have been asked back to Common Ground community garden to assist with, among the usual spring jobs, creating a lavender hedge. This will involve removing turf, digging over and planting.
I will likely not be able to attend this time, so there may be no Taskforce presence. Maria who manages the garden will be there. As usual, bring your own gloves.
NB. If preferable, Maria is also available for the session to run Sunday 25th 10-12
Join us every Monday, 6.20-7pm GMT
If you're aiming to keep running through winter, mobility is key to staying strong and injury free. Conditioning sessions are essential, yet are often neglected.
To help you stay on track this winter, Rapha is hosting a series of 40-minute sessions every Monday evening from 6.20-7pm to keep you limber and ready, run by Daisy Hughes. Although 'geared' toward cyclists, the sessions are still very applicable to runners.
The sessions are focused on improving your mobility and flexibility. The predominant areas focussed on are; hip flexors, hamstrings, quads and the back. We will work on each of these muscle groups to increase range of motion which will translate to increased flexibility and injury prevention.
All sessions are completely free. You can sign up to every session and make it part of your weekly routine, or simply drop in to one or two. Please sign up by noon on the day of each session and you'll be emailed a Zoom meeting link to join. You'll need a mat and ideally a chair, small ball like a trigger point massage ball or apple, and a long band like a belt or a dressing gown strap.
About Daisy: Daisy Hughes is a personal trainer specialising in yoga, mobility and calisthenics. Daisy also trains as a stunt woman and has competed for Great Britain in the Triathlon World Championships.
Find out more at: https://daisyhughes.com/
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