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William Hobbayne Centre

Our base, the William Hobbayne Centre, will remain closed for now.

When it does reopen, we will be back, safely - but we will also carry on with Zoom for those of us who need to continue to shield. 

Zoom classes work brilliantly and are very popular. 

If you need help with Zoom, just ask.

In the meantime, there's a lot going on - our allotment is open and thriving, there's a fitness class every weekday and there are talks and discussions, too.

There are regular discussions at the ECG Arms on Fridays.

The classes are recorded and are accessible to our members.

And our WhatsApp groups are really busy.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support. 




About Zoom Classes - they're personal

Classes are small with less than 16 people, normally about 10. 

You can see who you are exercising with and video chat with them during breaks.

They are live classes, personal and supervised.

Our trainers are BACPR registered. BACPR? It's the British Association for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Yoga, specially tailored for us heart people, is on Zoom too, and is on Wednesdays.     


Feedback

I have just summoned the willpower to put away a packet of Custard Creams after only eating two! 

All because I don't want to undo the fantastic work Faye and Natalie are doing with us. 

I feel fitter and trimmer than I have done since I stopped playing hockey 25 years ago.

I am so grateful and want to thank everyone who is working so hard to keep this group running. 


Sharon


Thank you for recording the Yoga, I look forward to doing the session soon. When I was sailing pre-covid I realised our exercise sessions discovered otherwise unknown muscles. Today I rediscovered the sailing muscles, which have clearly been left alone for quite a while. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my first sail back on the river this afternoon. It was hot sunny, breezy and I think we won! ⛵

Martin


Great workout Faye!!! Thanks!! 

Carol

Huge apologies for missing your email. 

Thank you very much for sending the meeting recording.

Walid

Our classes are live and supervised - and we see and meet up with our mates online.  Trainers are brilliant.

Ian



Challenges!

                    Set yourself some goals....


  • Dancing, pick your favourite songs and dance around to them for 15 minutes,


  • Sit to stand  - 5 sets during the day 10, 12, 16, 18, 20


  • Do okey cokey with big movements


  • Karaoke time


  • Try brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand


  • Throw a ball (or crumpled up newspaper) to someone or against the wall, see you many times you can do it without dropping it, maybe get brave a clap between each throw. Or use hand to catch and throw


  • Hula hooping - practise learning a new physical skill, (big sized hula hoop)


  • Egg and spoon (I use boiled egg) walk round the house/garden  without dropping it, 


  • Learn a new dance the cha cha cha, mamba, salsa, 


  • Practise balancing on one leg, hold as long as you can, then change to the other leg, hold as long as you can. Do it again and try to beat your last time.


  • Read an article or pages of a book whilst lifting your knee up towards your hips.


  • If you have racket and ball, or crumpled up newspaper. Count how many times you can bat it up and down in the air, without dropping it. 


  • Balance a book on your head and walk round the garden, time how long you can do it before it drops. Try and beat this time.  


Diabetes

From Natalie Graham


Hi All, this week is diabetes awareness week. As many of you know, diabetes is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Many of you may have been told that you are at risk of or may have diabetes. 

I want to remind you to keep talking with your diabetic specialists if you feel your diabetes is not properly controlled. Those of you who are pre-diabetic, there were courses that you could go on, I’m not sure if they are still doing these virtually but can always contact your GP! 

For further information please always use reputable resources such as the British Heart Foundation: 

https://www.bhf.org.uk/information

Class Times changed to 17.15


​Join Zoom Meeting​


The session will open at 5.15 and exercise will begin at 5.30. We thought it would be nice to have a 15-minute chat room session. That way you can converse with your fellow ECG members, to see how everyone is getting on. I

I have done this with my other class. it was great to see them, but also to hear people socializing, slightly different from the norm, but this may be the norm for a few months.

Please check out the site read the documents that Natalie has created, in regards zoom user guide (previous email) have a play around too. Also, read if you want to participate, you will need you to read through the disclaimer, electronically signed, to confirm you agree.

Faye

https://zoom.us/


Zoom User guide

 The sessions will become active at 5pm, with an aim to start each session at 5:30pm

 When the class is due to start please ensure your screen is set to speaker view – this

will ensure that the instructor (speaker) remains on the large screen for ease of

viewing.

 The instructor will then mute all other users – this will mean that you can hear the

instructor but the instructor will not be able to hear you or any other user. This is to

ensure they remain on the large screen.

 The instructor will not play any music during the sessions to ensure you can hear

their instructions clearly – however feel free to play your own music, as other users

will not hear this.

 At the end of the session the instructor will unmute all users.


Faye



Guidelines


Health and Safety

  1. Always keep feet moving

  2. Use RPE scale to check effort between 11 – 14

  3. During warm-up start at 10 by the end should be at 14 on the RPE scale.

  4. Include stretches before and after exercise.

  5. Make sure you have taken your medication

  6. Make sure that you have eaten at least 40 minutes before you exercise

  7. Keep hydrated, dehydration can reduce blood pressure

  8. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing

  9. Always warm-up before exercise and cool down afterwards 

  10. Never exercise in pain, discomfort is fine

  11. Breathe correctly with movement, exhale no harder part inhale on the easier part

  12. Avoid exercising when you are acutely ill, including when suffering from a cold or flu.

  13. Muscle or joint pain that does not dissipate with rest. Stop exercising 

  14. Trouble breathing or excessive shortness of breath. Stop exercising 

  15. Light-headedness, dizziness, or new difficulty balancing stop exercising 

  16. Chest pain or pressure. Stop exercising 



Motivation Tips

  1. Put some uplifting music on

  2. Exercise together with family

  3. Pick a structure time and day to perform each week. 

  4. Record your session using the sheet and add in RPE

  5. Once RPE scale gets to 12 and below, increase workload

  6. No weight use tins or water bottles, can fill these for more weight as you get stronger

  7. Give yourself a reward for all the effort you have made.

  8. Get dressed in your exercise/gym clothing 

  9. Remember that EXERCISE is MEDICINE and all this medicine is going to do, is keep you strong and healthy