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If you missed the printed copy, the Autumn 2019 edition is now available as a free online copy – just click the link in the article!

Dancing is such a great way of keeping fit and supple, you often forget how hard you are working your body whilst you lose yourself in the rhythm. Whenever we feature a dance image on the front cover, so many people comment, ‘I love dancing’ or ‘I need to get back to my zumba class’. It delights me to see adults taking part in various forms of dance – it is good to have a variety in our training. As a former dancer I also know that other types of exercise are necessary to keep our joints healthy, to prevent injuries, and generally to keep ourselves in good shape. Strength training in particular is important for everyone, and two fitness experts regularly feature their client success stories on the pages of FitNet – Ben Harwood writes about the body transformation of bride-to-be Samantha Wellings and her bridesmaid sister Beth Jones-Davies, whilst Gareth Bennett showcases Matt Beck, a student at Hereford Sixth Form College who is currently racing in the Laser Class Sailing League and has claimed many top sailing accolades in his young sports career. Strength training and conditioning played a huge part in both of these success stories.

Interviewing the team of coaches behind the success of 3Degreez Cheerleaders offers an insight into what it takes to turn a beginner cheerleader into a successful competitor. In this edition’s sports section you will also find the interview with karate power couple Chris Rowan and Danielle Dunn, both holders of World Karate Champion titles. Meanwhile, Andrew Holley brings you the latest on the Hereford Harriers Wheelchair Rugby Club, as well as a report from a very muddy August event – the Tough Mudder 2019.

No matter what age or fitness level you are, you will find an activity to enjoy at Halo Leisure – from Disney inspired pool adventures for kids, to hand-powered bikes and twin bikes, so anyone, including those with sight loss or mobility difficulties can enjoy the benefits of cycling in the fresh air. Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates take good care of our physical bodies and benefit the mind too, not forgetting regular massage – read more in the articles by a number of instructors and therapists, then book yourself in, and your body will thank you.

Lastly, a big thank you to all our loyal clients who advertise in FitNet and help keep the magazine a local source of useful information. Congratulations to Emma Gough on winning the beautiful bouquet by The Great British Florist, and to Anna Preece-Williams on winning the £25 voucher to spend at FIT Hereford. Thank you all for taking part, for reading FitNet and for sharing your thoughts. Have a great and active autumn!

Andrea Slivkova


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