Subject: Lockdown news from the Cambrian Centre GYMSent: 2020-11-09 18:05:08

Cambrian Centre Newsletter


Hi all,

At the end of this email is our first exercise programme for your enjoyment at home whilst the gym is shut.

Thanks to those people who have made contact regarding the Zoom sessions that we will trialling during this lock down period. Please do email if you are interested in any of the sessions listed below. There are other non gym sessions listed on our website.

Timetable of weekly zoom exercise sessions:

  • Mondays 2.45pm     Tai Chi with Paul                      9th, 16th, 23rd November:
  • Fridays 10am           Exercise/Chat with Victoria     13th, 20th, 27th November:
  • Saturdays 11am       Melissa Stretch session/chat 14th, 21st, 28th November:

To attend these sessions you will need to email us at  and we can then provide you with the Zoom link to attend the sessions. Tai Chi will cost £5 the other sessions are free for gym members.

There are a number of other Zoom sessions being delivered by our regular group leaders. These include Yoga, Choir, Drawing, Creative writing, Ukulele. More information can be found on the Cambrian Community Centre website.

Victoria Anderson is also offering 1;1 Personal Training sessions throughout the next 4 weeks, outside in a park, garden or at your home, following social distancing guidelines and government PPE requirements. 

These are one hour sessions to help with:

- weight loss

- balance 

- muscle strengthening

- recovering for injury or post surgery 

- improve posture and mobility                          £40 for the hour with all equipment provided.

“Buddy” walking system.

For those of you who live on your own, you may feel especially isolated through this current lockdown. With this in mind, we would like to set up a “buddy up” system to help everyone to keep in touch. Current guidelines state that you can meet up with one other person from outside your household socially distanced, for exercise in an outdoor space. If you are someone who would love to go for a walk but you would rather have some company than go on your own, please let us know via the email and we will try to put you in touch with another like-minded Gym member.

It is very important that you exercise safely to get the best out of it. If you follow very specific guidelines at the Gym, these will still apply at home and we will do our best to help to translate that into the programmes. There are instructions on the sheets; please ensure you follow these carefully especially the timings and if you feel unwell or experience any angina or other symptoms please do stop exercising immediately.

We are on hand to answer any questions. Although we cannot provide individual programmes for people, we hope that we are able to help as many people as possible. We also hope to provide a bit of light relief and humour to the situation in which we find ourselves. With this in mind, we actively encourage you to take pictures of yourself doing your exercises at home or to show us how inventive you are being to help to keep active. To get started, we will share some pictures of us doing exercises at home. Please do keep in touch and let us know whether we are providing a worthwhile service.

If you don’t already, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and check in to the website to keep up to date with any news as we have it.

Keep in touch and we hope to see you again very soon.With all our Very Best Wishes

The Cambrian Centre Gym Team.

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