Summer is (apparently) upon us, which for many, means days out in the sun, evenings with friends and family in the garden and topping up that holiday tan.
However, for lots of us, summer spells the return of the dreaded sleeveless top exposing the bingo wings, the total inability to find a pair of shorts or pretty skirt that hides that cursed cellulite and the wish that the wind and rain will return just so we can put our cardigans back on without sweating to death!
As a woman who has recently had a baby (and was certainly no supermodel beforehand!), I understand all too well how depressing the warm weather can be. At the moment, I’m still trying to avoid looking in the mirror rather than actually doing something about it because what with a four month old baby, a hardworking husband, a job and a house that constantly looks in need of a clean, I just don’t have the time or inclination.
But it’s only a matter of time before I decide to make time. So for those of you who are already in the ‘must lose weight and get in shape’ frame of mind, Haverhill has a wealth of slimming groups and keep fit classes, including the newest fitness craze, Zumba.
Just read below for more information about the classes taking place in Haverhill that will help you get your groove back:
Haverhill Cycling Club
Losing weight doesn’t have to mean starving yourself and jumping up and down on the spot for an hour in lycra. Why not join Haverhill Cycling Club on their next ride?
Enjoy non-competitive road cycling in and around Haverhill with a group of like-minded individuals, with routes ranging from 10 to 50 miles.
There are no membership fees and group rides take place several times throughout the year.
Get Into a Fitness Routine Early
My teenage years were certainly not spent at the swimming pool or running around a racetrack – perhaps, if they were, the words ‘diet’ and ‘fitness’ wouldn’t be such taboos!
If you or a family member is a teenager and would like fitness to become part of their everyday lifestyle, Haverhill Leisure Centre is organising a Teen Fitness incentive. Why not come along on Saturdays, between 10am and 2pm, try out the Leisure Centre’s fantastic new gym under the supervision of fully qualified instructors, get fit and have fun!
Please note that pre-booking is essential.
If you’re really serious about weight loss, Slimming World could be the answer. Haverhill has two sessions every Wednesday – one at 5:30pm and one starting 7:30pm at The New Croft on Chalkstone Way.
Suitable for men, women and families, Slimming World will help you shed those pounds and provide you with the support you need to achieve your goals.
Last, but certainly not least, is the fitness craze that everyone’s talking about – Zumba!
If you want to know what all the fuss is all about, Haverhill Leisure Centre will be offering free Zumba classes from Thursday July 28th for the next six weeks, starting at 6pm, followed by free spinning from 7:20pm.
These will be taking place outside the Leisure Centre; you can simply turn up to Zumba on the night but if you would like to join the spinning class, please note that places are limited.
And There’s More!
The list above is just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to slimming and fitness classes and clubs in Haverhill as we’re are constantly updating our Events Page with new and exciting options.
Please visit our Events Page to see our full listings.