Booking for FLEX + FLOW Fitness Fusion class at Colden Common Community Centre
‘en Joy dance fitness FLEX + FLOW Fitness Fusion classes in Colden Common run on Tuesdays, 9:10am – 9:55am, at Colden Common Community Centre, situated between Winchester and Eastleigh. The 45 minute class will focus on functional flexibility, joint mobility and balance, in a flowing dance fitness fusion.
What do we mean by functional flexibility? This class is definitely not about being able to do the splits or touch your head with your foot! Functional flexibility is simply about the ability to move more freely in everyday life. The word ‘mobility’ can also be confusing as this isn’t just about being mobile, it’s about loosening all the joints and the muscles, anything that has become tight and stiff, helping the body to feel restored and agile. While this class is ideal for older adults and beginners, it really is great for everyone, whether you’ve spent a long time throughout the lockdowns being largely inactive, or you workout frequently and just want to spend some time each week to help reset and recharge your body. It’s definitely a class we can all benefit from.
- Have you not been as active as usual during lockdown and have your muscles and joints become a bit tight and stiff?
- Are you looking to get back into exercise?
- Do you need a gentle fitness class to help with mobility, flexibility and/or balance?
- Would you like to complement your existing exercise routine with some restorative movement?
- Or do you just love to move to uplifting music?
Come and gently dance it out on Tuesday mornings with a low impact FLEX + FLOW session.
FLEX + FLOW is a dance fitness concept which pulls together a fusion of techniques and ideas from a range of fitness genres I am certified to teach, from Rachel Holmes’ Flex and Fitness Pilates Barre and Balance, to Dr Emily Splichal’s #barefootstrong balance techniques, fused with contemporary dance inspired mindful movement.
FLEX + FLOW is equipment-free, barre-free and mat-free, it’s a completely standing session with no floor work, ideal for those who cannot move comfortably to and from the floor and also for those who prefer a slightly more dynamic ‘dancey’ stretching session to mat based workouts. Please see the video further down this page to get an idea of what to expect in this class.
We’ll spend around 10mins on gentle, flowing mobility and flexibility exercises (paying particular attention to the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders) to warm up all the joints and muscles, then 30mins of flowing balance exercises and light cardio dance flows, followed by 5mins static standing stretching to finish.
FLEX + FLOW is low impact and low intensity. All fitness levels are very welcome to join this class, no dance experience necessary! Booking in advance is currently essential as there will be a limited number of participants, in line with Government guidelines.
The exercises in this class are aimed at adults, 16+ years. 14-16 year olds permitted to take part under parent/guardian supervision – the parent/guardian must also be participating in the class. A separate booking/medical form must be filled in by the parent/guardian on the child’s behalf.
Classes are taught by a fully qualified fitness professional with a specialism in healthy ageing and certifications in balance training and functional flexibility, along with the EMDUK ‘instructor ready mark’ for Covid compliance.
Please wear lightweight, flexible, non-slip footwear, such as yoga socks for this session, as you will want to be able to ‘feel the floor’ under your feet to help with the balance exercises. I have a few pairs of bamboo yoga socks available here which are very soft and flexible.
Online sessions are also available here.
Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions before booking your space, as the information regarding safety measures is very important. You will be required to fill in a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire during the booking process and you are responsible for checking with your doctor to ensure you are able to participate in the activity.