New classes and timetable changes
We can’t quite believe we’ve over halfway through October and we’ve been open for over 8 weeks! It’s been a learning curve for all of us and we’re still learning and working out what is popular and what people want to see on the timetable. This is where your feedback is so crucial so thank you to everyone who has filled in a survey or just chatted to us at reception. Based on this we’ve started to bulk out our timetable so hopefully you can find your perfect class at the perfect time (or close to it!)
We’ve made a fair few additions and some changes, with some instructors taking on new time slots and starting exciting new classes. All the details are below, and all the new classes can be found on the timetable. We’ve also added an Off-Peak Class Pack (£35 for five classes between 9-5pm, excluding hot yoga) and an Over 60s Class Pack (£40 for five classes at any time). Plus, all our 45-minute classes are £8.
Mondays – We’ve added a Hot Hatha Yoga at 6pm with the brilliant Paul Hodgetts who some of you might have met at the open day. Paul will be brining his own spin to our hot classes, encouraging you to take ‘two breaths more’ to help you stay in the pose for a fraction longer and step beyond your comfort zone, building confidence and strength.
If you’re not after the heat then you can join Paul at 7.15pm for a Hatha…Two Breaths More, where you can deepen your practice without the heat! This replaces our Evening Yoga with Claire who sadly will be leaving Ironstone. Starting Monday 28th October
Tuesdays – Were filling up our Tuesday timetable, our current 9.30am Intro to Yoga will become a Morning Yoga Flow and will be taught by the wonderful Sylvia Kovacks. Sylvia will be bringing her endless energy and personality to this friendly and welcoming class which is suitable for all levels. This class starts on Tuesday 29th October
Sylvia will then be running a 30-minute HIIT Blast Class at 12.30pm, perfect to shake up your lunch break and take your fitness to a new level! This fun filled HIIT workout sees short, intense bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. Go as hard as you can for a short period of time, rest, and then repeat. Plus, you’ll have time to shower and grab your lunch all in the hour! Starting 12th November.
If you’re looking for something gentler Maira Swanson will be joining us from 2.30-3.30pm on Tuesdays for Flex and Stretch: Gentle Yoga. Ideal for those recovering from injuries, who have recently undergone surgery or who just need a calm, gentle and relaxing hour to themselves whilst still reaping the benefits of gentle exercise. Starting from Tuesday 29th October.
Then Paul joins us again in the evening for a Hot Hatha double with a class at 6pm and 7.30pm starting from Tuesday 29th October. In an addition to our Tuesday evening schdule Olivia will be running a Relaxaion, Meditation and Mindfulness 5.30-6pm, Women’s Wellbeing and Yoga from 6.15-7.15pm which you can book in a block of 6 weeks or drop in and then an exciting new addition to the timetable Yoga RElease, a yoga and dance fusion from 7.30-8.30pm. Starting Tuesday 5 November.
If dance is more your thing and you’ve been wanting to emulate the Strictly stars Isobel will be running a 50-minute FitSteps class from 6.30pm, FitSteps is a brilliant way to get fit without evening realising you’re working! This starts from Tuesday 5 November.
Wednesday – Get your day off to the perfect start with a 45-minute Hot Pilates class with Sylvia at 6.45am. Guaranteed to make you sweat this class will work your core and build your strength in 37 degrees. You’ve then got time to shower and grab breakfast before heading off to work with a spring in your step. Starting Wednesday 13th November.
From 11-12pm on a Wednesday we’ll be offering Sit and Fit: Seated Yoga with Maira, a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Chair yoga classes are suitable for those with physical disabilities or who typically might find a typical yoga session too challenging. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Starting Wednesday 30th October.
In addition on a Wednesday from 6th November we will be running a ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ six week course from 11-12pm with Olivia. Each week will focus on a different tool and technique for you to hep boost your wellbeing. This can be bookable in a block or as a drop in.
Onto Thursday and we’ll be cranking up the heat with 7am Pilates becoming Hot Pilates and then from 9.30am we’ve got Exercise to Music with Brenda, this gentle class is fun and sociable offering the chance to make new friends with gentle stretching to improve flexibility and improve balance. Plus, your class fee also includes a hot drink and slice of cake from the cafe afterwards! Starting Thursday 24 October.
For those who are tempted by the heat of our studio Warm Yoga at 11am with Carly is a brilliant place to start. With the heaters a gentler 32 degrees this class is friendly and accessible with the heat helping you stretch and improve your flexibility. Lunchtime yoga at 12.15pm will be taken on by the lovely Carly Armitage and is perfect for those looking to get away from their office in their lunch break. These classes will start from 31 October.
In addition to our Thursday evening schedule we’ve got Brenda taking you though a 45-minute Legs Bums and Tums blast. Shape up and burn fat as you lunge, step and squat your way to fitness in this ever-popular, fun class using your own body-weight. This starts on 24 October.
We’ve made it to Friday, and we’re pleased to add another Pilates at 12.15pm with Sylvia, perfect for office workers or those working from home who need a break, or just anyone who wants to start their weekend on the best note. This class will focus on strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing. This class starts on 25 October.
If it’s the heat you’re after join us for Hot Pilates on Friday evening at 5.45pm. This 45 minute class will ensure you start your Friday night in style. Plus you’ll be done and dusted for 6.30pm so still time to head to head off and enjoy your Friday night! This class starts on 25 October.
On Saturday we’re giving you a bit of a lay in with Sally’s Early Morning Yoga moving back to start at 8.30am and we’re adding a FitSteps class with Isobel to the timetable, this will be kicking off on 9th November at 9.30am. We’re searching for someone to take over our Saturday hot yoga as sadly Olivia can no longer teach this class ☹
And finally come Sunday afternoon we all need a little time to relax so we’ll be moving our Restorative Hot Yoga class to 4pm on a Sunday afternoon – the perfect way to end a weekend! This will start on 3 November.
Phew! We hope with all that added to some of our favourite classes you’ll find the right one for you. Any questions just give us a call or send us a message and we’re happy to help. Please keep spreading the word about us and what we offer, we really do appreciate the support!