Month: November 2015

10 Reasons why we love BODYPUMP™!


In today’s fitness crazed society, we see thousands upon thousands of Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pictures of Fitness Gurus looking incredible. Now, more than ever, people want to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle! If you haven’t heard of the international fitness company taking the world by storm, where have you been hiding?

Les Mills is an international fitness company offering up to 14 exercise programmes. In a nut shell, Les Mills aims to make exercise accessible for all abilities, ages and genders. So whatever type of training you are into, there is a class for everyone! New Forest Health and Leisure have recently launched Les Mills BODYPUMP™ classes at all five of our Health and Leisure Centres. Read on to discover 10 reasons why we love BODYPUMP™.

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Free Taster Classes at Applemore!

Fancy trying something a little different?


Have you ever fancied yourself a bit of a Bollywood movie star? Or needed that extra oomph in a Pilates class? Or maybe you just want to try something new and exciting! If so then come along to the taster classes at Applemore Health and Leisure on Sunday 22nd November, FOR FREE! BHANGRA


Bhangra is an Indian-dance based program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active. It introduces high energy Bhangra and Bollywood dance movements in an easy-to-follow fitness format, and is a mechanism by which thousands of people have been moved, touched and inspired to become physically active. With the dance choreography directly influenced by the music and dance of modern Bhangra and Bollywood styles, Bhangra is a fresh and exciting addition to the world of fitness and dance.

10.30-11.30am PILOXING

piloxingA high-energy interval workout that uniquely blends the power, speed, and agility of boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of pilates. These techniques are also supplemented by the use of weighted gloves, further toning the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health. Add to that fun dance moves and you have a workout that will tone muscle, burn fat and empower you both physically and mentally.

So what are you waiting for? Call 02380 285531 to book your space today!

Foods for the winter months… Garlic



Not only do they keep away the vampires but during the winter months garlic is a great food to boost your immune system and ward off colds and flu. An old folk remedy is to eat a clove of garlic that has been dipped in honey at the first sign of a cold.

Garlic contains high levels of iodine which can make it a very effective treatment for hyperthyroid conditions.

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Anyone can Spin, it’s such an easy concept and at the end of the day you are just riding a bike to music without the risk of falling off or being knocked over. The class requires only minimal coordination and our classes can cater from the novice to the competitive road cyclist.

Where did it come from?

Spin was first devised in the 1980s when an ex road cyclist built his own version of a Spin bike which he used in his garage in the US. The concept quickly grew and now Spin classes are held all over the world and Spin is probably now the world’s most popular group fitness class.

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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k

Have you thought about completing the Race for Life or jog for fitness?

Here’s some hints and tips to help you take the first step out of the door and keep you on track when it gets hard and your motivation dips.

  • Forget distance and run for time. Start with 15-20 minutes and build up to 30-40 minutes over months, not weeks.
  • At first, don’t try and run continuously. Run-walk-run-walk- run- walk-  admire the bluebells-run-walk-listen to the birds-run-walk etc. Also, don’t run on consecutive days, running three times a week is ideal!

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