Train Like a Jedi, Thursday 25th October 2018

Train Like A Jedi fun fitness class taking place at Basingstoke Sports Centre on Thursday in half term, 11.15-12.15.

Limited spaces so booking is advisable.

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NHM Readers Recommend after school football sessions for 5+ years

An NHM Reader recently asked “I’m looking for a football after school session if possible for 5 years +… starting in September. Would you be able to put a shout out for me? I know there was one done on pre-schoolers….”

Thank you to all those who replied. The responses are below and in no particular order.

NHM Readers Recommend after school football sessions for 5+ years

Sarah said “Hatch Warren Phoenix are after children in Year R and 1. Runs on Saturday mornings though very professional group and coaches are fabulous”

Evi said “Brighton Hill school power league, https://www.facebook.com/GolElite/ Thu 5-6”

Wendy said “There’s one at Everest on a Wed but the FA website doesn’t have the details. Give the community centre a call for info.”

For a Sat session, Lods Tods is training for 4 to year 1. 10 – 12 on Sherfield village green. £2 pay as you go.”

Candice said “These guys run during term time at Sherfield Park Community Centre on Mondays 5-6pm. They also run coaching workshops over the summer holidays (all 5 weeks here M-F 9am – 3pm or half days) so a great opportunity to maybe have a few trial sessions in advance of September Challenger Sports

Jo said “Tuesdays 6-7 at Richard Aldworth school with these guys…Pro-Skills Coaching Basingstoke

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NHM Readers: Football/dance classes for 2 year old

I recently asked the Friends of  my “Louise nhm Smith” profile on Facebook if anyone could help this NHM reader: “I am thinking of sending my two year old boy to football and/or dance classes. Does anyone have any recommendations?”

These were the responses I received. They are in no particular order. Thanks very much to Juliet for putting this post together!!! 

NHM Readers recommend football/dance classes for 2 year olds

Leighann said: Basingstoke Academy of Dance is fantastic.

Fiona said: Lisa Beaumont offers ballet classes

Anita said: Lisa Beaumont School of Ballet is amazing!!! Also, my son goes to Pro-Skills Coaching Basingstoke

Vicki said: Tiny Tykes is great for football.

Christine said: My 2.5 year old really enjoys the football classes at Basingstoke Sports Centre. It’s for 2-4 year olds and run by Achieve Sports on a Monday 10-10.45 x

Heidi said: My son has been going to little kickers football since 18 months. He loves it and it helps teach them so many skills including colours, counting, animals etc.

Jessica said: Little Kickers is great for football.

Claire said: Little Kickers definitely. My son went to one at Carnival Hall when he was 2, gained loads of confidence and discipline and he is still playing grass root Sunday football at the age of 13 for a team with two friends from there.

Wendy said: RugbyTots is also worth considering. Great for hand eye coordination

Katie said: Kids Kan Dance specialise in dance for toddlers and preschoolers.

Claire said: JLD school of dancing.

Zoe said: I can recommend Katie at Kids Kan Dance, my girls love her!

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Fitness Festival, Saturday 19th May 2018

Fitness Festival, Aldworth School Hall – Saturday 19th May

All raffle proceeds and donations on the day will be given to St Michaels Hospice. Tickets are £35 but with the code FITFEST5 participants can get £5 off tickets by going onto WWW.BOOKWHEN.COM/FITFEST

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NHM Readers Recommend Dance Classes for 4 and 8 year olds

An NHM Reader recently asked “Are there any children’s dance classes that take mixed age children? I am looking for a class for a 4 year old and an 8 year old. It seems many places only start from age 5 also, my 4 year old will be in school from September.”

Many thanks to the NHM community for the below responses, which are in no particular order.

NHM Readers Recommend Dance Classes for 4 and 8 year olds

Paul said “not sure about dance, but I know Basingstoke Wolverines Cheer Squad are looking for people if that’s any good?”

Wendy said “They should be able to attend together for Irish Dancing. Contact below for times (I believe Basingstoke is a Tues evening) http://www.boyleodowda.com/contact.html

Helena said “Petite school of dance (ballet, tap, Acro) are from preschool to senior school! Very friendly and relaxed but excellent dancing achieved!”

Paula said “JLD school of dancing are amazing – http://www.jldschoolofdancing.co.uk/ Main studio in Kingsclere, other classes are at Cranbourne school in Basingstoke Cranbourne Primary School

Carlie said “North Hampshire Academy of Dance is an excellent dance school, my son and daughter have been there for 10 years and have thrived there. Free trial classes and qualified teachers. Highly recommend.”

Charlene said “JG Dance Basingstoke. My daughter is 6 and has been attending for 2 years now and does several styles of dancing on Saturday mornings. Lovely teachers and all the parents are friendly”

Sarah said “Happy Feet Dance Academy

Julie said “The problem of them being together in most dance schools is that the exam structure is usually based at the beginning around ages – so your 8 year old could be waiting a long time for the 4 year old to be old enough/capable of doing the exams. If you wanted something informal and fun I think that Chandelle Stage School do a mixed modern/tap/ballet class in Winklebury that covers a broader age as they do IDTA dance awards rather than the formal RAD and ISTD ballet and tap etc.”

Julie said “For actual RAD and ISTD there is also Basingstoke Academy of Dancing at Houndmills”

Debbie said “www.lyndendance.co.uk

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Review 2018: Family Bootcamp

Thank you very much to Rachel for today’s NHM Review post!!

Family Bootcamp

When your life revolves around children, family commitments, work and everything else that we have going on, it is difficult to find the time to exercise.  I have often been spotted taking a skipping rope or hula hoop to the park so I can grab the odd few minutes, while the kids are distracted playing, to sneak in a quick workout.  So when I had the opportunity to review a Family Bootcamp for NHM, I (quite literally) jumped at the chance

About

Family Bootcamp is a series of exercise classes which involve circuit training, a mixture of cardio and resistance work, team games and challenges.  It allows you to exercise and have fun as a family. And we did just that!

I attended the Sunday Family Bootcamp class with my son (age 10). He looked a little apprehensive actually as we arrived and whispered to me “Mum, have the others in the class all been doing this a long time? Is it ok that we haven’t been before?” He needn’t have worried. Sarah, the instructor, was very welcoming and showed us to the studio where we met the other families who were all absolutely lovely. We woke to a lot of snow that morning so I was surprised to see a fairly busy class considering (about 8 others). Obviously a testament to Sarah’s fab class – everyone wanted to be there!

We started with some team games to warm up. Everyone at different levels of fitness, age, ability but everyone moving and having fun. It really didn’t matter that we were newbies as we felt part of the group straight away.

The game of dodgeball was my son’s favourite. I really enjoyed the individual exercises (squats, lunges, skipping, etc) which we did at opposite ends of the studio facing our partners, swapping over at regular intervals. We even got to have a go on the bikes in the next studio – challenging but brilliant.


Sarah’s energy, passion and patience make the class what it is. She explains everything really well, demonstrates, takes part herself, and is always aware of everything that is happening and where she might be needed. Her class is well-planned and the music is fab.  Sarah’s energy is infectious and you can’t help but feel uplifted. We were sweaty but super smiley!

The class is 50 mins with a warm up and cool down, abs and a stretch. The time flies.

Suitable for children age 8 – 14 approx.

Tips

Wear comfy sportswear type clothing that you can move around in easily.

Take a water bottle (don’t worry if you forget though, there is a water fountain in the studio).

Location

Family Bootcamp takes place at Basingstoke Sports Centre in town.
Facilities are therefore great.
Easy to get to. Central.
Parking for town or Festival Place (prices apply).

Value for money

Family Bootcamp:  Sundays 11:10-12:00. 15th April to 27th May (7 week course). £17.50 per person for the whole course.

Please note – Basingstoke Sports Centre members receive 10% off.

Sarah also runs the following:

Family Pedal:  Saturdays 12:10-12:40. 21st April to 26th May (6 week course). £12 per person for the whole course.

Junior Bootcamp (term time):  Thursdays or Fridays 16:25-17:25. 19th/20th April to 24th/25th May. £22.80 per person.
Junior Bootcamp taster sessions also run on Thursdays and Fridays in the school holidays. 11:15-12:15.  £3.80 per person per session.

Rating

5 out of 5!

I love that I got to spend a bit of time with my son – grinning at each other, laughing, high-fiving, all whilst exercising.

Sarah’s main aim of her classes is to make fitness fun, accessible and engaging and she certainly achieves that.  

Getting fit, happy and spending time together – win win! Thank you Sarah.

Further info

Check out Sarah’s Facebook pages:

Www.facebook.com/insideoutkid

Www.facebook.com/insideoutresults

Disclaimer: This post is a review of InsideOut’s Family Bootcamp classes. The class was supplied free of charge for the purposes of the review. We were not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are our own.

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Saints Foundation Football Soccer School – October 2017 Half Term

Details for the soccer school at Everest Community Academy that will run over October 2017 half term.

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Saints Foundation Football for ages 5-11

We are starting a coaching centre for 5-11 year olds at Everest Community Academy on Saturday Mornings.

The purpose of a coaching centre is to offer a safe and enjoyable environment for players of all abilities to develop within Football.

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Engaging Children with Premier Sport and Performing Arts

Inspiring sport, dance and physical activities for North Hampshire

I’m Liz, and I now live in Basingstoke with my husband and our 4 year old daughter and 20 month old son. However until two years ago I was an army wife – moving at the will of the MOD!

While my husband was in Afghanistan on his final tour we pondered our future beyond the forces, and decided to set up our own company to use sport to help children to get a better start in life.

We now run Premier Sport and Premier Performing Arts in North Hampshire. In the community this means sport and dance clubs, and Holiday Camps for primary- and secondary-aged children. We work in Primary Schools providing PE in Sport and Dance, and before- during- and after-school clubs. Print

 

The Premier Education Group is an established, UK-wide, company delivering the support, resources and backing of a significant organisation, but we provide a personal touch since locally we are a family-run company.

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Our aim is that children from all walks of life and of all abilities gain the benefits that engaging in physical activities brings – building confidence mentally and physically, increasing self-esteem, and improving communication and social skills. Every activity that we offer is underpinned by the desire to create an environment where every child can feel comfortable and enjoy taking part.

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We currently have two Easter camps running at The Vyne Community School

Premier Sport (4-12yo’s) offering lacrosse, fencing, handball, archery, floorball, dodgeball plus the traditional sports, and more

Premier Performing Arts (4-16yo’s) offering creative-performance camps ending in an all-singing, all-dancing showcase for friends and family

This holiday features Frozen Ice, Music Mayhem and Musical MishMash themes!

We’d love to see your child there, please get in touch for more information!

Email: northhampshire@premier-education.com

Web: www.premier-education.com

Facebook: Premier Education Group – North Hampshire

Pamber Physio

Pamber Physio

Pamber Physio would like to take this opportunity to thank Louise of NHM for giving me the chance to promote my Private Physio clinic based in Pamber Heath.

Louise is one of my good NCT friends :-D.

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About me

My name is Laura Chaffé and I run Pamber Physio throughout the week in the evenings and at weekends. I am a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Profession Council.

I graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Southampton University in 2005. The last 10 years have been spent treating patients in the NHS; I have a great passion to helping patients to improve/cure their symptoms.

Pamber Physio specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy treating patients who have problems with muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves and bones.

My aim is to provide a thorough assessment and management programme tailored to each individuals needs.

Pamber Physio can help patients understand their condition, prevent re-occurrences and learn how to manage it.

The purpose of physiotherapy is to help people who are affected by injury, illness or disability through education and advice, movement and exercise, and manual therapy.

Physiotherapists maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain, improve range of movement, increase strength and decrease swelling.

The profession aims to facilitate recovery and helping people to stay in work or recreational hobbies.

For NHM readers

Some of you may be suffering with SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction), low back pain, weak pelvic floor or weak core stability pre or post natal.

At Pamber Physio I can certainly help you to relieve your symptoms, provide good advice and to strengthen weak muscles.

Conditions treated

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash injury
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle, ligaments and tendon sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritic conditions
  • Joint problems which may include stiffness, swelling and pain affecting – shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis/golfers elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Post fractures
  • Rehabilitation pre and post orthopaedic surgery
  • Ante and post natal care
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
  • Bursitis

Please note this list is not exhaustive and many other aches and pains can be treated with Physiotherapy.

Treatment

Pamber Physio will provide a range of treatments, specific to your needs.  Using both traditional and modern techniques with a suitable mix of technology, your condition will receive the specialist physiotherapy care.

  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue/scar tissue massage
  • Electrotherapy e.g. ultrasound
  • Exercise prescription for increasing range of movement, stretching and strengthening, proprioception and balance exercises
  • Trigger point release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Gait re-education
  • Core exercises
  • Gym ball exercises
  • Postural education
  • Taping
  • Theraband exercises
  • Hot and cold therapy

Based in Pamber Heath, Tadley, Pamber Physio is ideally located to treat patients in many surrounding areas within the Basingstoke, Newbury and Reading triangle.

Offering a private appointment at your home or preferred location provides flexibility when you need it most. I work out of my treatment room in Pamber Heath evenings and weekends.

To book an appointment or discuss any aspect of physiotherapy please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Email: laura@pamberphysio.co.uk

Telephone: 07909994433

Website: www.pamberphysio.co.uk this has an enquiry form if you wish to complete and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

FAQ’s

How long should I expect the treatment to last?
Initial consultation is 45 minutes to 1 hour and a follow up session is 30 minutes.

What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing – be aware you may be asked to undress.  Women may feel more comfortable to wear a vest top for shoulder and neck assessments.  Shorts can be worn for assessment and treatment for knee and ankle joints.

How much will it cost?
Initial assessment is £45 and follow up sessions are £30.  Home visits for immobile patients incur an additional charge, please enquire for further information.

How would I get referred to Pamber Physio?
Patients may self-refer to Pamber Physio. GP and consultant referrals are also welcome.