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9 September 2011
With summer over and a new term arriving you may think that its time for some well deserved time out. But why not be different, instead of putting your feet up, make your way down to the LC and do something for you!
With our brand new PramJam class you can take a stroll outdoors with your little ones and at the same time get a cardio work out for yourself. You’ll learn how to squat, lunge and stretch your way through parenthood and even burn off a few calories while you’re at it with the help of your little one and their transport.
Or if you’re a mum and fancy a workout and have your child with you, why not try out our Legs, Mums & Tums class where you can take part in a combined cardio and toning work out while your little one enjoys a soft play session – after all that hard work you’ll definitely have earned a rest in our coffee shop or even treat yourself to a relaxing spa session.
Alternatively why not try out some of our fitness classes, with over 110 classes a week, there are plenty of classes that will fit around your busy schedule.....
9 September 2011
I can’t believe summers over and your all back in school already! I miss seeing you all down at the LC! I hope you’ll all be back really soon to see me!
While I’ve been wandering around the LC I’ve heard some really cool news! The LC has got a brand new sports programme just for you! There’s Gymnastics, Table Tennis and Tag Rugby, as well as Football and Trampoline.
I’ve already had a go of the Tag Rugby – its such a big sport in Wales and seen as I live here I thought I better try it out and I loved it! With the rugby world cup starting I’ll definitely be waving the flag for Wales. I even tried out the Gymnastics yesterday, it was so much fun, and it really improved my balance which will definitely help me on my favourite thing at the LC – the Boardrider!
The Table Tennis instructors are amazing too, they will have you playing games in no time! So I hope you all manage to make at least one of the classes and have a go. I know you’ll have so much fun and I can say hi to you and maybe you could tell me all about what cool things you’ve been doing in school since you’ve been back.
I’d love to come to your school and hang out with you and your friends, maybe I’ll visit your school sometime soon with some fun Olympic style games....
See you soon dudes.
16 August 2011
Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? You can come and have a go at learning some skills at least at the LC this Saturday with Circus Eruption. We mainly provide circus workshops for disadvantaged children and young people – it’s great for their confidence and self-esteem, and the project helps them make friends and break down social barriers.
The great thing about circus skills is that anyone can have a go. On Saturday we’ll be teaching plate spinning and juggling, or you could have a go at balancing a plastic bag on your nose. Ever heard of a pedal-go? It’s a fixed-wheel balance toy that is a precursor to learning to unicycle – who knows, one day you could end up taking on a challenge like the one three of our volunteers will be on next week – unicycling from London to Swansea, 265 miles over 9 days, to raise money for our charity.
The essence of our work is to provide opportunities for young people that are educative and empowering as well as fun. Skills are adapted to meet each young person’s needs in order to provide maximum sense of achievement, even if it is in small steps at first. This is so important for young people’s self-esteem, particularly those who may not have had their fair share of encouragement or empowerment in the past. Young people can challenge their fear of failure in a safe, non-competitive environment.
We’re looking forward to seeing lots of new faces at the LC this weekend, and seeing how many people we can make smile with a new skill to add to their repertoire of party tricks. It’s an exciting time of year for us with preparation about to start for our new academic year of workshops, and we have spaces for young people to take part, and for over-18s to come and volunteer with us, so if you like what we do, just ask for more information on the day.
10 August 2011
Work on the extension of the free weight area has begun! Check out the images below, its hard to belive that last week this was the LC Spin Studio!
6 August 2011
Single Arm Snatch
- Stand with your feet shoulder wideth apart and hold a weight in your left arm.
- Squat down, keeping the back straight and the abdominals contracted swing the weight between the knees.
- As you stand up, swing the weight overhead, keeping the arm straight.
- Lower the weight back down to the starting position.
5 August 2011
- Hold a weight in each arm with arms straight down, palms facing the thighs.
- Slowly lift arms up to shoulder height keeping elbows slightly bent.
- Slowly lower the arms down back to the start position and repeat the exercise.
- This exercise can also be done by alternating the arms.
- 3 sets of 15 reps.