Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Opening Hours

We'll be closing for a few days over the Easter weekend for some much needed rest and recuperation so classes will not be running on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th or Monday 6th April.

There will be a Boxercise session on Thursday 2nd April at 9.30am and the normal timetable resumes as from Tuesday 7th April.

See you back in the gym for Circuits at 6.15pm next Tuesday. Happy Easter and safe travels to those of you who are heading out for the weekend.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New Class - Kickboxercise for girls

After the success of the self defence workshops we ran last half term and  the feedback we got from the girls, we're starting a weekly Kickboxercise session just for 11-15 year olds.

Come and try it out for free
Wed 25 March 4.30pm we're running a taster session - open to all girls aged 11-15 years.

The hour long session will take them through a warm-up, a few basics and give them a taste of hitting bags and kicking focus pads.

Regular classes start after the holidays
After the initial taster session, we'll break for Easter Holidays and start regular classes on Wednesday 15 April at 4.30pm

Cost of classes
Blocks of 8 or 12 sessions can be bought at discounted rates (£30 for 8, £40 for 12) or £5 per class.
The initial taster session on Wed 25 March is free.

What to wear/bring
Girls should be dressed in comfortable clothing that does not need adjusting once the gloves are on - a vest or t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms and CLEAN INDOOR FOOTWEAR (due to the nature of the training it is important that footwear is clean and for indoor use only), trainers or flat plimsolls - no high-tops.

A warm sweatshirt or tracksuit top to warm up and cool down in and a bottle of water. We do not encourage anyone to drink anything but water in the gym so no fizzy pop, cordial or energy drinks please.

Venue: Hebden Bridge Boxing Club, Ribstone St, Mytholmroyd see contact page for directions
Contact: Rhea Carsmith 07876 557 379

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beginner's Course for Women - 4 places left

We have 4 places left on the next Level 1, Beginner's Boxing Course for Women which starts next Tuesday, 17 March for 8 weeks.

Find out more about the course here

If you'd like a place on the course, or have any questions, please contact Kate 077 3243 3243.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kids Boxing cancelled Sat 7 Mar

Please note that the Kids Boxing session is cancelled this Saturday due to both Coaches being away with work commitments and no cover available.

We'll be back to normal next Sat 14th at 9am.

Green Smoothie freezer packs

Never have time for breakfast?
If you hit the floor running every day or find it difficult to eat solids early doors, here's something that could change your mornings and stop that 11 o'clock attack on the biscuit barrel.

Once a week, I make up smoothie packs for the freezer which means I always have a stand-by breakfast if I fail on the boiled eggs or porridge front. Mine contain nuts, seeds, fruit, greens and oats so I consider them a meal, the addition of chia seeds thickens the smoothie and keeps me fuller longer.

Here's what I put into each pack:

1 cup fruit (I mostly eat berries as they are lower in sugar than other fruit but you can use anything you have in the fridge or fruit bowl. If I use banana's or other sweet fruit I put slightly less - eg. half a banana)
1/4 cup oats
1 tbsp nuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
1-2 handfuls of greens (spinach, kale or other greens)

Put everything into ziplock bags, greens go in last, squeeze any air out of the bag and seal. Put them into the freezer where they will last at least a month.

To make the smoothie
, place in a blender with 1 1/2 - 2 cups of liquid depending on how thick you like it- I use almond or hazelnut milk and blend for 3 minutes or until it's smooth (rinse out and reuse the ziplock bags).

I try and rotate the greens and fruits so that I don't have the same every day - using a mixture of spinach, kale and collard greens when they are available and raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and forest fruits is my ideal. I keep a stash of berries in the freezer (buy them when they are in the reduced section, wash and freeze) and always peel and freeze bananas if they are heading for over-ripeness before they'll get eaten.

The addition of oats, seeds and nut milk balances the meal and keeps your blood sugar stable as opposed to just-fruit smoothies.