Nov
22
Fri
Nordic Walking
Nov 22 @ 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

Nov
25
Mon
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK
Nov 25 @ 12:15 – 13:15
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK

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

These do not take place on back holidays.

Nov
26
Tue
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK
Nov 26 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK

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

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

Recently, Kirsten, 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.

 

Nov
27
Wed
Indoor Bowls @ Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club
Nov 27 @ 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.

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

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

Nov
28
Thu
RPUK Branch Meetings @ United Reform Church
Nov 28 @ 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.

Nov
29
Fri
Nordic Walking
Nov 29 @ 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

Dec
2
Mon
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK
Dec 2 @ 12:15 – 13:15
Body Conditioning & Strength @ AGE UK

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

These do not take place on back holidays.

Dec
3
Tue
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK
Dec 3 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Seated Exercise Class @ AGE UK

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

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

Recently, Kirsten, 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.

 

Dec
4
Wed
Indoor Bowls @ Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club
Dec 4 @ 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.

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

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

Dec
6
Fri
Nordic Walking
Dec 6 @ 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