The fit­ness week­end

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For­get your Satur­day morn­ing run round the park, or over­priced yoga class. Achieve is here to pro­vide you with all the fit­ness classes you need in one very tir­ing and re­ward­ing day.


Satur­day at Achieve is jam packed with things to keep you mov­ing, get your heart pump­ing and keep you busy all day long.

■ Move­ment coach spe­cial­is­ing in func­tional per­for­mance Roger Framp­ton will be com­bin­ing body­weight ex­er­cises with as­pects of gym­nas­tics and yoga at 10am. He will be ex­plain­ing the nat­u­ral func­tion­al­ity of our bodies, with the aim of pre­vent­ing pain and re­turn­ing us to the fluid way we moved as chil­dren.

■ At 11am Lu­cozade are team­ing up with Our Parks for a flex­i­bil­ity, strength, all-round fit­ness, well­be­ing and stress re­duc­tion ses­sion. Brace your­selves as you will be treated to some high in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing mixed with yoga to cre­ate HIIT Yoga.

■ Next up is a work­out like no other. Dean Heit­man will be bring­ing along a work­out with a twist at 11.45am. Done to drum and bass mu­sic, this ses­sion will leave you sweat­ing from head to toe.

■ At 12.30pm Lu­cozade and Our Parks are back with an­other HIIT work­out. A fun way to get fit through a high in­ten­sity full body work­out. This class in­cor­po­rates solid box­ing pad work with body con­di­tion­ing.

■ A taster pi­lates ses­sion run by Bris­tol’s best and lead­ing pi­lates stu­dio Soul Pi­lates at 13.15pm. In as­so­ci­a­tion with Skinny Brands, this ‘89 calo­rie work­out’ also comes with a free sam­ple, as well as the gift of feel­ing good about your­self.

■ Lu­cozade and Our Parks are back one last time at 2pm. ‘Turn Up Tone Up’ is a body weight based ex­er­cise class that uti­lizes out­door gym equip­ment. Whether you want to learn how to flag­pole, hand­stand or sim­ply want to get a sweat on, this ses­sion is for you no mat­ter your level of fit­ness.

■ If you missed Roger Framp­ton ear­lier there is an­other chance to catch him and his ‘Move Like You Once Could’ ses­sion at 2.45pm, sim­i­larly Soul Pi­lates will be back at 3.30pm with their ‘89 calo­rie work­out.’

■ Dean Heit­man will also be re­turn­ing for an­other class at 4.15pm, but this time with an ‘Ul­ti­mate Bag Work­out.’ And yes, it’s as bru­tal as it sounds. The free stand­ing box­ing bag work­out in­cor­po­rates HIIT, team­work and up­lift­ing house mu­sic like no other.

■ Fi­nally, if you aren’t ex­hausted enough Zoe Mc­nulty from the School of Strut is run­ning a class in Stru­tol­ogy to fin­ish off the day at 5pm. Stru­tol­ogy is the art of strutting one’s stuff.


If you’re rather tired af­ter all those fit­ness classes then there are plenty of talks and ses­sions that don’t in­volv­ing puff­ing and pant­ing. So here is the pick of the bunch if you want in­spir­ing into be­ing ac­tive but not quite ready to put the gym gear on that day.

■ First up for a day of talks that ex­er­cise your brain in­stead of your mind, Mamie Wisker is start­ing at 9.30am with the Feldenkrais® Method which teaches you how to ‘Move With Ease.’ Learn to move more freely by ex­plor­ing a se­quence of guided move­ments at your own pace. Don’t worry this ses­sion will take place sit­ting on chairs and is par­tic­u­larly suitable for those with lim­ited mo­bil­ity.

■ At 10am on the main stage hear from one of Bri­tain’s most iconic and lov­able Olympians, Ed­die ‘the Ea­gle’ Ed­wards. He will be en­ter­tain­ing the au­di­ence at Achieve again this year af­ter be­ing such a hit last year. Come along and find out how a man from Chel­tenham made his­tory ski jump­ing in Cal­gary in 1988!

■ Fol­low­ing on from Ed­die at 11.15am is the dou­ble act of Martin Roberts and foot­ball le­gend Lee John­son. Lee be­came the youngest Foot­ball League man­ager at the age of 31 when he was ap­pointed at Old­ham Ath­letic. Since then he has man­aged Barns­ley and cur­rently Bris­tol City, for whom he made 199 ap­pear­ances as a player.

■ Over in Break­out Room 2 there is a bril­liant talk hap­pen­ing at 1.30pm with Lucy As­ton from Yo­gadoo. She will be dis­cussing how dig­i­tal re­silience, yoga and med­i­ta­tion changed her life and how to in­cor­po­rate it into your child’s life.

■ On the main stage at 1.40pm is Roger Framp­ton. An ex­cel­lent trainer and in­ter­na­tional model with a truly unique ap­proach, Roger will show you how to ‘move like you once could’ and be­come flex­i­ble, stronger and pain-free in three sim­ple steps…a com­bi­na­tion of body­weight ex­er­cises mix­ing as­pects of gym­nas­tics and yoga.

■ One of the high­lights of the day is at 3.15pm with Nigel Owens MBE. From grow­ing up on a Welsh coun­cil es­tate to be­ing re­garded as one of the world’s top rugby ref­er­ees, Nigel’s life story is in­spi­ra­tional, and you have the chance to hear it.

■ End­ing a day of ed­u­ca­tion on how to keep fit and healthy is Jaco Van Gass at 4.30pm. His story of par­a­lympic medals, con­quer­ing moun­tains and rub­bing shoul­ders with roy­alty is like no other and the per­fect way to end an in­cred­i­ble two days at Achieve.

Yoga can be ben­e­fi­cial for all ages

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