May
14
Fri
Nordic Walking
May 14 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Nordic Walking

Nordic walking sessions in Whitehall recreation ground, with the café in the leisure centre as the meeting point between the two sessions.

The sessions are led by our qualified instructor Emma, and cost £3 a session (this is subsidised by the branch). Emma has poles that she can lend to you initially for the sessions. The sessions also include a work out with Smovey rings. To book a session please contact Emma on https://southwarwickshirenordicwalking.co.uk/parkinsons-uk .

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic walking was originally used by elite cross country skiers to keep fit in the summer months. It is a safe form of exercise that exaggerates normal movement patterns, but in using two poles it exaggerates the shoulder swing, elongates your stride length and increases the rotation of your spine. These are all things that become limited in a natural Parkinson’s type walking pattern, so by helping these, and by using the rhythm of the pole walking, people with Parkinson’s find this walking very beneficial.
Nordic walking also, by using more muscle groups, has a greater cardiovascular benefit, but as it uses the poles the person feels lighter on their feet, the posture is improved, taking pressure off joints, reducing pain and helps to maintain that muscle strength, so important in fighting the effects of Parkinson’s on the whole body. As the sessions is outside, in a social group, and aims to be fun, the effect on your mental health is also very good

May
17
Mon
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK
May 17 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK

This will be led by Mandy Morris until Kerstin returns from sick leave.

Body Conditioning & Strength Exercise class – everyone’s invited and it’s lead by our exercise Guru, Kerstin  Awang.

Come along for the exercise & the lively banter that takes place.  You’ll enjoy it.

For more information go to our Body Conditioning and Strength page here.

There is some disabled parking available on the street outside and a few places in the centre.

These do not take place on back holidays.

May
18
Tue
Carers Meetings @ AGE UK Claremont Centre
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Carers Meetings @ AGE UK Claremont Centre

If your partner or relative has Parkinsons you may not think of yourself as a carer, but this group is designed for you. Being a partner , a friend or family member of someone with Parkinson’s can often make you feel a bit isolated, or feel a bit helpless, or at a bit of a loss as to where to get help and support. This group is there as a chance for you to come and chat to other carers, who understand that sometimes it is good to talk, they may have found ways of coping with a problem that has cropped up or you might be able to share your discoveries too.  Alongside a chance to sit and chat, we also invite in speakers from time to time, guided by what people need to know, about care issues such as finance, equipment, accessing services etc. Keep an eye out on the news page for news of speakers.

The group is run on the third Tuesday of each month at Age UK Claremont Centre Bath Street from 12-1pm. This meeting is at the same time as the exercise class, so that the person you care for can go and get some exercise, while you chat and have a cup of tea! The meeting is free and open to all.

Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK
May 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK

Seated Exercise class – everyone’s invited and it’s lead by our exercise Guru, Kerstin Awang.

Come along for the exercise & the lively banter that takes place.  You’ll enjoy it.

Recently, Kerstin, the instructor introduced the Laughing Policeman song recently as it was a good one where everyone could laugh & sing & if possible stand & show their actions.

There is disabled parking on the street outside and some limited spaces at the centre.

May
19
Wed
Indoor Bowls @ Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club
May 19 @ 12:00 – 14:00

How is your aim? Do you relish a bit of light hearted competition?

Come and have a go at bowling-no previous experience required and all abilities are welcome, as we now have a special walking frame for use on the green. The only equipment you need are flat souled shoes and a sense of humour-bowls can be provided. The cost is £5 per two hour session.

It is held every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club and is open to anyone with Parkinson’s in the Rugby area and their guests. There is disabled parking available

We take part in tournaments and also do outdoor bowls in the summer.

You might become our champion-come and have a go!

May
21
Fri
Nordic Walking
May 21 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Nordic Walking

Nordic walking sessions in Whitehall recreation ground, with the café in the leisure centre as the meeting point between the two sessions.

The sessions are led by our qualified instructor Emma, and cost £3 a session (this is subsidised by the branch). Emma has poles that she can lend to you initially for the sessions. The sessions also include a work out with Smovey rings. To book a session please contact Emma on https://southwarwickshirenordicwalking.co.uk/parkinsons-uk .

What is Nordic Walking?

Nordic walking was originally used by elite cross country skiers to keep fit in the summer months. It is a safe form of exercise that exaggerates normal movement patterns, but in using two poles it exaggerates the shoulder swing, elongates your stride length and increases the rotation of your spine. These are all things that become limited in a natural Parkinson’s type walking pattern, so by helping these, and by using the rhythm of the pole walking, people with Parkinson’s find this walking very beneficial.
Nordic walking also, by using more muscle groups, has a greater cardiovascular benefit, but as it uses the poles the person feels lighter on their feet, the posture is improved, taking pressure off joints, reducing pain and helps to maintain that muscle strength, so important in fighting the effects of Parkinson’s on the whole body. As the sessions is outside, in a social group, and aims to be fun, the effect on your mental health is also very good

May
24
Mon
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK
May 24 @ 11:30 – 12:30
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK

This will be led by Mandy Morris until Kerstin returns from sick leave.

Body Conditioning & Strength Exercise class – everyone’s invited and it’s lead by our exercise Guru, Kerstin  Awang.

Come along for the exercise & the lively banter that takes place.  You’ll enjoy it.

For more information go to our Body Conditioning and Strength page here.

There is some disabled parking available on the street outside and a few places in the centre.

These do not take place on back holidays.

May
25
Tue
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK
May 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK

Seated Exercise class – everyone’s invited and it’s lead by our exercise Guru, Kerstin Awang.

Come along for the exercise & the lively banter that takes place.  You’ll enjoy it.

Recently, Kerstin, the instructor introduced the Laughing Policeman song recently as it was a good one where everyone could laugh & sing & if possible stand & show their actions.

There is disabled parking on the street outside and some limited spaces at the centre.

May
26
Wed
Indoor Bowls @ Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club
May 26 @ 12:00 – 14:00

How is your aim? Do you relish a bit of light hearted competition?

Come and have a go at bowling-no previous experience required and all abilities are welcome, as we now have a special walking frame for use on the green. The only equipment you need are flat souled shoes and a sense of humour-bowls can be provided. The cost is £5 per two hour session.

It is held every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club and is open to anyone with Parkinson’s in the Rugby area and their guests. There is disabled parking available

We take part in tournaments and also do outdoor bowls in the summer.

You might become our champion-come and have a go!

May
27
Thu
RPUK Branch Meetings @ United Reform Church
May 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
RPUK Branch Meetings @ United Reform Church

On the last Thursday of every month there is a meeting held, open to all members and interested people, in Rugby United Reformed Church Hall from 2-4pm.

Each month we either have a guest  speaker on a range of general interest subjects ,or a social event such as a quiz,  followed by refreshments. It is a great opportunity for you to come along and meet other people affected by Parkinsons, chat about what helps, make friends , and find out more about what the branch has to offer from the people that are using the activities.

There is no charge, but there is a donation plate for the refreshments.