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.
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
- Compass Recovery College – free peer-led social and leisure opportunities to improve mental health and wellbeing
- Couch to 5K - this gives training plans that gradually progress toward a 3.1 mile run over nine weeks
- Active 10 App – monitor how many active 10 minutes you have during the day and set yourself goals – for iphone and android
- Map my Walk – see how far you have walked with this app!
- ParkRun at Prospect Park, Reading – join walkers and runners at this free event Saturdays at 9am, followed up an optional social coffee afterward. Please note you need to sign up in advance to get your bar code
- Cycling opportunities for disabled cyclists - using adapted bikes available at Palmer Park
- Available at Reading Library or on Amazon: Self-management of long-term health conditions
- Love Me, Love Life programme is supported by This Girl Can
Lastly, here is a good reminder about the benefits of getting fitter: