BACK IN THE GROOVE!
Is it us or is it so good to be back in the gym and in a training routine?! If you’re struggling to get back to us or don’t know where to stop, read on for some useful tips!
This month, we launched our new apparel, have added to our series of podcasts and are working to bring you even more classes. We honestly can’t thank you all enough for your support, patience and suggestions. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Coming up, we’ve got a burrito bowl from Charlie, class updates and a beaut of a who wore it best. So grab a brew (if you haven’t tried it we recommend Yorkshire Tea’s Malty Biscuit Brew) and settle in to Septembers newsletter.
NEW CLASSES START THIS WEEK
You asked and we delivered! Even more specialist classes are heading your way!
Weightlifting: The new weightlifting class is 16:30 on Thursdays and is off peak so everyone can come along. There are currently 12 spaces available – now bookable on Wodify.
Gymnastics: The gymnastic classes are 30 minutes long and have 2-3 parts with the focus being on movement quality and technique. There are 8 classes in total (5 peak and 3 off peak).
Yoga! The 10:45 class will be back at the gym as of Thursday 10th September. There is space for 8 mats so if you have missed being in a class with Leanne get yourself booked in. And if you still want or need to Zoom in you can still do so! Leanne cannot wait to see you all next week – be it in person or on screen! The Tuesday 18:00 and the Sunday sessions will still be by Zoom only.
Sunday Sweat: To try and ease the congestion at the weekend and give you all the opportunity to get in and train we are adding an extra Sunday Sweat class – each class will last 45 minutes and the workouts are 30 minutes long. These classes will be at 10:30 and 11:15 every Sunday starting THIS WEEKEND 06/09/2020!
Saturday & Comp training classes are increasing to 14: Again, with providing the maximum time in classes we can, we are increasing the size of the Saturday TeamWODs and Sunday CompTraining sessions. There will still be 4 open gym spaces during these times but please be aware the kit available to use may be limited depending on what the programme for the classes is.
Open gym – As of next week members can share open gym spaces. We have more than enough space as per Gov guidelines for there to be 30+ people in the building so we can have more than 1 person on each open gym station.
BACK IN THE GROOVE?
2) Try not to compare yourself to anyone else – Try not to let the anxiety of getting back into fitness overwhelm you. The first rule is: low expectations, high hopes – that way whatever you achieve is a win. Turning up is the hard part. Second rule. Start light and just focus on moving the body. You can always add more weight. You can’t take away a muscle strain or injury.
3) Don’t forget your diet – As you work out, you will burn a different amount of calories and energy – so you need to adjust your diet to match. Many people will have reduced their calorie intake since working from home. Don’t forget to re adjust this now you are back in the gym. Your body needs fuel to recovery sufficiently,
4) Enjoy the process – Remember your why and try to enjoy your training journey. You may not be where you once were but enjoy the journey and what your body can still do. You will get there but try not to focus wholly on the end goal.
Even if you haven’t managed to take a listen, I’m sure by now most of you will have seen that we are up and running with the Valesco Podcast. We are currently 4 episodes in, have another couple ready to go and a whole load of ideas for future episodes. Our podcast is available on all sorts of platforms – Spotify, Apple Podcasts, PocketCast, Overcast, Google podcasts and anywhere else you would normally search for your podcasts – and are short audio-episodes about different topics. Think the TV-Series of the audiobook world!
TIME FOR A HAIR CUT?
If your lockdown haircut went a bit wrong, your desperate to cover those roots or you’d love a good old pamper then we’ve got you!
We’ve partnered with Benjamin, who owns BME hair salon just down the road in the Paintworks and all members can now receive a 10% discount. Just let them know you’re a member when you book!
WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM US?
As your coaching team we want to know what you want and need from us. Your feedback, thoughts and ideas are always welcome so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We want to be the best we can be for you!
COOKING WITH CHARLIE- CHICKEN BURRITO SALAD BOWL
Until Next Time, Big Love Team Valesco xxx
Save The Date
If you haven’t seen the Facebook event you might not know that we’ve postponed Scale It Up- Triple Threat until 1st November 2020. We cannot wait and we are very much hoping that it will be able to take place without any social distancing!
For those of you who’ve joined us recently, this is a competition for teams made up 3 same sex team members.! It is an entry level competition for beginners looking to get competition experience, have fun and maybe win some prizes along the way. If you’re new to CrossFit or competing then this is the comp for you!
The comp is comprised of 4 WOD’s with all teams doing all 4, and all team members participating in each of the workouts.
On the day we have a food vendor, clothing, supplement and snack vendors and the prize stash for the winning teams is worth over £250!
Our judges are friendy and supportive and we release the WODs the week before. A full brieing takes place on the morning of the competition so you can be sure of movement standards.
Entry is £105 per team. Spectators are welcomed at no charge. With the mezzanine you are sure to get a great view!
More info will be on facebook over the next few weeks but in te mean time, to enter this competition, or for more information, please email: Scaleitup@valescocrossfit.com.
Who Wore It Best
The Ts, the shorts, the pulled down knee sleeves! Great work guys!