Wishing all our friends at SE Fitness a Happy New Year!
Wishing all our friends at SE Fitness a Happy New Year!
Our course for beginners who want to get into running ‘Couch to 5K’ will kick off 18th January 2021.
This give a couple of weeks for everyone to settle back into the routine and to help those in our existing couch to 5K programme feel more confident about moving up to the next group.
If you’re interested in more information about our running for beginners please complete the form here: https://www.sefitness.com/membership/become-a-member/
I thought I’d share this from BBC News, five ways to stay positive through the winter
1 Get Moving
It is vital for your mental health to keep active. It can be difficult in winter but even short periods – ten minutes – can help. You need to get slightly out of breath but a brisk walk, run, energetic tidy of your winter garden will do the job!
2 Stop over-thinking
Adopt habits that help you stop dwelling on problems and going over the same negative thoughts. One trick is to shift your focus from worries to practical problem solving. This could mean some physical activity to help adjust mental gears. Worrying is normal but a study showed that only around 1 tenth of our worries actually materialised into real problems!! Try to recognise you’re over thinking and focus on something else instead.
3 Set a new target
Having something positive to focus on can really help. Learning something new a language or a new skill is one of the best ways to help your mood. If learning to play the piano feels a bit much then start by trying out a new recipe. It doesn’t have to be a big project to help.
4 Talk it over
This year has forced us to be more isolated than is good for us. Maximise the little social contact that is available, a walk or run with friends (within the guidelines) can really work wonders. If you can’t get out then reach out with the phone or online. Choose folks who help!
5 Do it Badly
Cultivate optimism and part of this can be the principle of ‘do it badly’! Some of us wait to do things until we can do them perfectly so on a winter night we might put something off. Accept that almost always doing something is better than doing nothing and jump in and get on with it! Write down three things each day that you are grateful for, focus on what’s gone well and why and it can help to fire up the positive side of your brain.
Keep well SE Fitness xx
Our Christmas Charity Runs on behalf of Refuge have raised a stonking £627!
The SE Fitness walkers on behalf of Shelter earlier in the month raised £785!
Total raised by SE Fitness for charity in December 2020 £1412!!!!!
Thank you for your generosity SE Fitness, you are amazing! xxx
John and I have been extremely grateful to SE Fitness this year.
It’s got us out of the house, provided a sense of normality in strange times and brought us together with friends.
I know several of you feel the same way and so I would urge you to thank the SE Fitness Leaders (if you haven’t already which I know many of you have)!
Many Leaders were nervous as we came out of lockdown and all have had to adapt to the new situation: Bubble Groups, social distancing and all.
I feel the SE Fitness Leaders have stepped up marvelously and would like to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to each and every one of them. xxx
Our first socially-distance Boxing Day run on behalf of Refuge. Perfect way to get some fresh air, burn a minimal amount of calories (compared to those consumed) and beat the crowds too. Loved it!
We’ve already raised £275 which is amazing thank you!
Link below if you can spare a couple of pounds and would like to chip in, please don’t worry about it if not.
More groups going out on Monday morning so please check in with your Bubble if you’d like to join in.
Messages of goodwill, happiness and good health to all the SE Fitness family this Christmas and for the New Year.
Lots of love, Helyn, John and little John
We can’t have a mass gathering outside HQ for our Boxing Day charity run this year. However we can still meet up in smaller groups, burn off a marginal amount of calories and raise some money for a very worthy cause!
Our nominated charity for 2021 is Refuge. Cases of domestic violence have risen during 2020 and Refuge provides a safe place for women and children in that terrible situation. I’ve never been more grateful than this year to live in a nice home where I feel safe and happy. Please help us support those who are not so fortunate.
Your Leaders will contact the Bubble groups to suggest a day or time on 26, 27 or 28 December to suit them. Please go along if you can and make a donation to:
The Walkers have raised over £750 in their pre Christmas charity walks for Shelter! An amazing total I think you’ll agree. Let’s see how the Runners can do!!
Reminder of the Christmas Opening Hours.
Remember whenever you’re joining us over the festive period please make sure you book in with the leader in the WhatsApp Bubble beforehand. Many thanks!
Thursday 24 December 9:30 Walk Plus group only. No Walk Fitness at 11:00 and no Run Group at 19:00.
Friday 25 December Closed
Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28 closed but Leaders are arranging Christmas Charity Runs with their Bubble Groups. Days and Times to suit the Leaders!
Charity Runs on behalf of Refuge so please use the link to donate if you join us for one of the charity runs:
Wednesday 30th December All daytime groups as normal. No evening groups.
Thursday 31st December All daytime groups as normal. No evening group.
Friday 1 January Closed
Saturday 2 January open as normal
Our daytime running groups are struggling for leaders next year. Daytime leaders (and runners) with children are finding it difficult with no creche and the endless merry go round kids being sent home from school to self isolate.
We are short of 10 min mile leaders for Mondays and Wednesdays and 11 min mile leader on Wednesdays the 9:30 sessions. If you can help then please get in touch.
If we can’t find leaders then it may call for a different approach, reduced fees for reduced service, perhaps a change to the times? I know that everyone who is coming to groups really appreciates it so I’d like to keep the routine going if possible. If you have any suggestions or ideas then please let me know.