Retro Fit Chester

Retro Fit Chester

Come and join in this friendly workout group to improve your cardio, strengthen the muscles and keep your joints supple. All weights and resistance equipment is provided.

Men & women both welcome and moves are adapted to suit your fitness level. Cost ยฃ6. Places are limited to 16 and must be booked in advance using the following link www.bookwhen.com/divafitness

Please bring your own water bottle.

Operating as usual

26/07/2021

Absolutely fab way to end our session today ๐Ÿ˜!! Love teaching this group and seeing your strength progress over the years ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป. Your commitment to fitness is second to none and I hope you all keep up your activity levels whilst I take a break during August.

Sessions are already in the schedule for September to guarantee your place.

Take care,

Emma ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Absolutely fab way to end our session today ๐Ÿ˜!! Love teaching this group and seeing your strength progress over the years ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป. Your commitment to fitness is second to none and I hope you all keep up your activity levels whilst I take a break during August.

Sessions are already in the schedule for September to guarantee your place.

Take care,

Emma ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

24/07/2021

Hi,
With it being our last session on Monday before my summer break, I have decided it would be more fitting to have a lovely Summers day afternoon tea celebration with scones, strawberries and cream after our session.

And of course a delightful cup of tea or coffee too, or maybe even a little glass of Nosecco too ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿฅ‚ โ˜•๏ธ. I will provide everything but if you could contribute ยฃ2.50 towards the hire and provisions (in lieu of bringing anything), that would be great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ€ฆ.Iโ€™ll look forward to it ๐Ÿ˜„.

For anyone not yet booked on, here is the link www.Bookwhen.com/divafitness .

See you Monday 12.55pm! Not too early due to the other class before us ๐Ÿ˜‰โ€ฆ

Cheers Emma

Hi,
With it being our last session on Monday before my summer break, I have decided it would be more fitting to have a lovely Summers day afternoon tea celebration with scones, strawberries and cream after our session.

And of course a delightful cup of tea or coffee too, or maybe even a little glass of Nosecco too ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿฅ‚ โ˜•๏ธ. I will provide everything but if you could contribute ยฃ2.50 towards the hire and provisions (in lieu of bringing anything), that would be great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ€ฆ.Iโ€™ll look forward to it ๐Ÿ˜„.

For anyone not yet booked on, here is the link www.Bookwhen.com/divafitness .

See you Monday 12.55pm! Not too early due to the other class before us ๐Ÿ˜‰โ€ฆ

Cheers Emma

[07/18/21]   Just a reminder no session tomorrow (19th July). Back for our last session next week on the 26th. Ps. Isnโ€™t this image background ace? ๐Ÿ˜‚

[05/16/21]   Just four places left in Mondayโ€™s class! Canโ€™t wait to see you all ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป!

Fitness Sessions in the Community - Booking by Bookwhen 16/05/2021

Fitness Sessions in the Community - Booking by Bookwhen

Don't forget to book your place for our sessions starting back tomorrow at www.bookwhen.com/divafitness . Places are limited to 16 so likely to fill up quickly!!

Fitness Sessions in the Community - Booking by Bookwhen Emma Fisher is a Chester based Personal Trainer who is keen to promote exercise and fitness in the community. Her passion and determination to help others improve their health is behind the variety of classes she offers in the community. All community sessions are offered to both men, women and teen...

Retro Fit Chester updated their information in their About section. 16/05/2021

Retro Fit Chester updated their information in their About section.

Retro Fit Chester updated their information in their About section.

13/05/2021

Great news.....we can finally restart back in the community centre on Monday 17th!

And, with our new name......Retro Fit! ๐Ÿคฉ

Iโ€™ll be sending out an email to everyone at the weekend but do go ahead and book your place as numbers will be limited.

Oh how Iโ€™ve missed you all..canโ€™t wait to be back ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿปโœ… ๐ŸŽต!

Great news.....we can finally restart back in the community centre on Monday 17th!

And, with our new name......Retro Fit! ๐Ÿคฉ

Iโ€™ll be sending out an email to everyone at the weekend but do go ahead and book your place as numbers will be limited.

Oh how Iโ€™ve missed you all..canโ€™t wait to be back ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿปโœ… ๐ŸŽต!

30/12/2020

Not good news Iโ€™m afraid regarding starting back in the New Year. Keep up your spirits though and Iโ€™ll see you when we can ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ...

14/10/2020

Great news that we can still exercise every Monday 1-2.00pm!
Book your place at www.bookwhen.com/divafitness.

24/09/2020

Upcoming events - Booking by Bookwhen

Hi everyone, sorry it has taken a few days to clarify but I can now confirm that sessions can still continue in the community centre in case there is any confusion following latest Government guidelines. cheers Emma ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ.

Booking online essential to maintain social distancing www.bookwhen.com/divafitness

bookwhen.com

[09/13/20]   Just confirming that as an organised exercise group, we are exempt from the โ€œmax 6โ€ rule so classes will continue as usual tomorrow (but we may do them in the sunshine โ˜€๏ธ)!

30/08/2020

We're ready to re-open in the community!!
Hi,

How are you? It's been so long since we were all last together and I really hope this email finds you fit and well. I finally have some great news where your health and wellbeing is concerned!! The Vicars Cross community centre has now re-opened and we are good to re-start our sessions on Monday 7th September. Group exercise sessions under new COVID regulations do, however, mean there will be some changes and I will have to modify the sessions accordingly to comply.

Whilst I will still be able to incorporate the main hand weights in our sessions, we will not be able to use all of the equipment we previously had access to. We will, of course, have to ensure sanitisation of our hands before their use and sessions will now have to be booked online in advance due to new track and trace regulations and new risk assessment regulations.

Social distancing regulations also mean the hall is now limited in numbers so that each participant has a 2m x 2m layout although for married couples, this could effectively be less but I will see how this is when we restart. I am now limited to a maximum of 17 participants due to this limitation, I would advise you to book in advance as many sessions as you want to to ensure you have a place. Due to the lower numbers, and the increase in room hall hire on 1st April, I must now increase the entry cost by ยฃ1 so it will be ยฃ6 for a 55 min session (now need 5 mins to clean individual equipment after use now too).

On a more positive note, I do also have some other exciting news to let you know about!! I am opening up a second Keep Fit class in another new venue on Friday's at St Mary's Without the Wall church centre in Handbridge (CH4 7HL) starting this week on Friday 4th September. I have hired a lovely, bright and spacious hall and will be promoting this class this week. The sessions will be slightly shorter in duration at 45mins with a reduced cost of ยฃ5 accordingly. There is plenty of parking available.

So, here is the booking link to reserve your place www.bookwhen.com/divafitness. You can select the dates and put them in a "basket" like when you buy online.

[07/13/20]   Hello everyone,

Just touching base with you as Iโ€™ve been a bit quiet on here. Indoor fitness finally got the go ahead to resume on 25th July but as I have been working throughout this period, Iโ€™m taking a break from my community classes during the month of August. If any of you would like to resume and do some OUTDOOR training before the end of July (max group of 5), let me know. As numbers are limited, the cost per session would be ยฃ7.50.

Alternatively, if any of you have become more proficient in online video calls and want to be part of an online group for a few weeks.

Iโ€™m just testing the water really to see if thereโ€™s any interest, otherwise weโ€™ll resume in September hopefully.

Cheers Emma

30/03/2020

Upcoming events - Booking by Bookwhen

***** NEW ONLINE KEEP FIT SESSIONS *****
Weโ€™re currently trialling these sessions online to see if we can keep your fitness maintained during this time of social distancing. If you would like to join us next Monday 7th April at 1.00pm, please reserve your place at the a discounted price of just ยฃ2.50 at www.bookwhen.com/divafitness and you will receive the Zoom link to join the group the night before. Any questions, please contact me. Thanks Emma

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[03/17/20]   Hi Everyone,
It is with regret that the VX Community Centre has decided to close down for now and therefore we will be unable to continue our weekly sessions with immediate effect. I will work on my communications list with you all and see if I can try to arrange a get together at some point as outdoor exercise is still being encouraged. For now, please stay well. The future is uncertain so please check in here for any further developments.
Regards Emma

24/02/2020

Vicars Cross 50+ Keep Fit's cover photo

[01/01/20]   Hi,

Itโ€™s the New Year ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! Hope everyone enjoyed some time out over Christmas!

The start of 2020 means back into our weekly fitness sessions and for others, perhaps a return to fitness after some time out. Just a reminder that whilst the new heating system is being installed at the Community centre, I will be hold the Monday sessions of 6th and 13th at the Scout Hut at the top of the Car Park (Thackery Drive, CH3 5LP). Time 1-2.00pm.

Pay as you go, entry ยฃ5. Any questions, message me or call 07966874821.

See you then ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Emma

19/12/2019

Well done everyone, you were all amazing ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป....perfectly imperfect! What a hoot ๐Ÿ˜ . Happy Christmas to you all ๐ŸŽ„ x

17/12/2019

What a wonderful way to end the year with our Christmas buffet and fantastic singalong to Feed the World! Iโ€™ll put up the video if I get at least 10 likes! Oh my goodness.....๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ.... brace yourselves!

08/11/2019

Over-60s who exercise face a lower risk of heart disease and stroke

Backs up every reason why we meet Mondays 1-2.00pm! Strength training all the way ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป!

Over 60s who started working out three times a week cut their risk of disease by 11 per cent, a study of more than one million people in South Korea found.

[11/02/19]   ** MONDAY 1-2pm VICARS CROSS COMMUNITY CENTRE **

Ever wondered why Iโ€™m so passionate about engaging the community in strength training?

As age increases, muscle mass and strength decreases. From age 50, muscle mass begins to decrease by 1-2% annually. In your 50s, muscle strength starts to fall by 1.5% and from age 60 and older it begins to decrease by 3% annually. These statistics are real, yet you CAN do something about it!

Sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) can be offset by regularly lifting weights and keeping yourself active. Plus, maybe itโ€™s time to consider including more protein in your diet to offset this loss; boiled eggs, fish (tinned & fresh), Greek yoghurt, lentils and beans are all excellent sources. Plus try snacking on a tablespoonful of nuts (esp Brazil, walnuts and almonds) and include some milled flaxseed or chia seeds in your porridge or muesli.

Finally, well done to all of you who commit to coming every week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป...we know not only the physical benefits of exercise but also the social, fun side too!

See you soon, Emma ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

[07/25/19]   Last session on Monday 29th July before we finish for the month of August! Letโ€™s do it ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป!

28/04/2019

Muscle matters: Dr Brendan Egan at TEDxUCD

If youโ€™ve never watched a Ted talk, I can highly recommend this one explaining the importance of strength training ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป....grab a cup of tea (preferably green) end enjoy!
https://youtu.be/LkXwfTsqQgQ

Dr Brendan Egan is a University College Dublin (UCD) lecturer in sport and exercise science in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population ...

ageing-better.org.uk 25/02/2019

Strength and balance programmes that help people at risk of falls are postcode lottery

Great article to reinforce the benefits of what we do ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป! Well done to each and everyone of you who puts their fitness first on a Monday at 1.00pm. Great for the mind, body and soul ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

ageing-better.org.uk By not prioritising strength and balance programmes, we are missing the opportunity to ease pressure on A&E departments and reduce demand for social care.

[01/06/19]   Senior Fitness continues tomorrow 1-2.00pm at Vicars Cross Community Centre! Incorporates all aspects of fitness (strength, flexibility and cardio) to promote all round health and fitness. Just ยฃ4 entry. New members very welcome ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

[12/11/18]   Christmas Lunch next week after 30mins fitness session! Message me if you want to join in and bring a dish along! Should be fun ๐Ÿฅณ!

[10/22/18]   Wow...full class today! Great to see so many people benefitting from all the new equipment! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

15/10/2018

Great strength training session!

[09/09/18]   Weโ€™ve started back again after the summer and it was great to see some new faces on Monday! The new equipment has now arrived so our sessions will be better than ever! Look forward to seeing you all! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

03/09/2018

Vicars Cross Senior Keep Fit's cover photo

14/08/2018

Currently closed for the summer whilst the community centre undergoes refurbishment of the toilets. Stay fit and healthy everyone and weโ€™ll restart Monday 3rd September 1-2pm!

10/12/2017

British Heart Foundation - Using Resistance Bands

Saw this and thought it would be good to reinforce what we sometimes do in our sessions, Emma

https://youtu.be/mka5ZLE2RI0

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters-magazine/activity/resistance-bands A short guide to using resistance bands and six examples of exercises to try. We reco...

10/11/2017

More great pics from the strength and resistance circuits round! Check out the 360deg panoramic picture!

15/10/2017

Some pictures from last weeks class. Hereโ€™s a great quote to keep you motivated:
โ€œWe do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercisingโ€....so true!

[09/20/17]   Wow, queuing out the door this week! Great turnout...proud of each and every one of you for taking the effort to look after your health! Betty (born 1928!!)....our most senior lady to date lifting the barbell was a classic!! Fab x

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Well done everyone, you were all amazing ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป....perfectly imperfect! What a hoot ๐Ÿ˜ . Happy Christmas to you all ๐ŸŽ„ x

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