Half Term Fun at Boulder Barn

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HALFTERM ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN 1 hour instructed climbing and climbing based games. Activities at the discretion of the instructor in charge and dependent on age/ability. Please note: Advance Booking is required Session Dates & Times Tuesday 27th October9am – 10am & 10.30 – 11.30amWednesday 28th October9am – 10am & 10.30 – 11.30amThursday 29th October9am – 10am & 10.30 […]

BOULDER BARN’S STAR CLIMBER Harriet Sheppard

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By Lynn Stokes, MBE Harriet Sheppard,16, started climbing at the Boulder Barn/Taste for Adventure aged eight. She would attend regularly and followed Sam Stokes and Dan Wardle around – they were always on hand to help her. As Harriet grew in the sport, they would incorporate fun training sessions like games and physical training, making […]

Pre- and Post-natal Exercise and Nutrition

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By Denise Bailey  Keeping physically active during pregnancy and the post-natal period has many benefits both physically and mentally, and is recommended by the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as the American College of Sports Medicine. This is true even if the individual did not participate in physical activity prior to pregnancy.  […]

What Is FITNESS PILATES?

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Add balance to any training regime and other reasons to give it a go By Denise Bailey People often ask me about Fitness Pilates and its benefits. Fitness Pilates applies the fundamental Pilates technique to exercises founded by Joseph Pilates, aiming to offset musculoskeletal imbalances. Other benefits include improvements in posture, movement quality, mobility and […]

Halo Helps… In More Ways Than One!

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There are so many benefits to be gained from a regular weekly workout, whether in the gym, studio, pool, court, or pitch. Most people who sign up to a gym at the beginning of the year, do so determined to get into shape; to be fitter, slimmer, faster. By the end of the year they often […]

FitNet – Update

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Dear FitNet Readers I hope you are all keeping well and healthy, adapting to the changed circumstances and coping with the delay in offering your services. The latest government advice appears to be that the lockdown of the health & fitness industry could be lifted in July or as late as October. These are very […]

The HEALING POWER Of NATURE

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By Andrea Slivkova Smith Connection with nature is deeply embedded in us. A new term ‘ecotherapy’ is increasingly being used to describe the beneficial effects of spending time surrounded by nature. It brings about calm, self-reflection and an opportunity to re-connect with what’s really important to us. Nature offers the best antidote to the stresses […]