Love Me, Love Life

In September 2018 we launched an exciting new programme called Love Me, Love Life, funded by Sport England, which aims to help Alana House women to get more active.


Activities coming up:

  • What's on this month - see our  Five ways to get involved in October for some easy ways to start getting more active this month
  • Core Circuits class at Alana House on Tuesdays at 1pm starting on 2nd October - This is an hour-long class to challenge your body and mind. A circuit of exercises to raise your heart rate, strengthen and tone your body and make you feel great! High or low Impact options, Yoga and Pilates-inspired core work and breathing and relaxation for your entire wellbeing. Group exercise will encourage and challenge you to keep going. It will be led by Jen Hansford, founder of Studio 24, who has taught exercise in the community for 15 years including Pilates, Yoga, Circuits, Barre, Aerobics and Boxing. Jen prides herself on personal attention and working on the body and mind together. Through Jen's own life experiences both physically and mentally she knows that it is not always easy to engage in exercise or look after yourself but we can do it together. There are limited spaces for this class, please sign up via your support worker.
  • October swimming incentive - Sign up to Love Me, Love Life and bring your receipt for one adult swim session between 1st and 14th October and get the cost of your swim fully reimbursed. For details and a reimbursement form please ask your support worker. 

More information: 

We’ve also pulled together the following websites and apps that might you might find useful:

  • Your Reading Passport – discounted Access to local leisure facilities and Reading Leisure Centres - find out what's on locally
  • Pathway to Health – exercise opportunities for those with a prior medical condition. Find out more info on the variety of classes at this drop-in
  • Sport in Mind – local exercise opportunities with the aim of improving mental wellbeing

Lastly, here is a good reminder about the benefits of getting fitter: