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Your life moves at lightning speed, especially over the busy summer holidays, and you may know your stress level is way too high (and so is your blood pressure) but you don’t have an extra hour to spend at the spa.  So how do you manage to keep up without burning out? Here are five stress relieving tips that even the busiest people can work into their day...
  1. Breathe: We’re breathing all the time but when is the last time you paid attention to your breath? Chances are, you spend a lot of time breathing quick, shallow breathes – particularly when you’re stressed. The next time you notice yourself needing a little stress relief, pause and take three deep breathes – long inhales and long exhales. This will do wonders to calm the nervous system, relieve tension in the body and bring a calmness to the mind. The more regularly you do this, the more of a habit and natural reaction to stress it becomes.
  2. Yoga!  Swap one of your regular exercise classes to a restorative yoga session and your mind and body will thank you for it.  Our Mindful Yoga sessions embrace a simple form of meditation which consists of focusing attention on your breath and observing your thoughts as they arise in your mind. The practice is proven to bring about long-term changes in mood, happiness and wellbeing, making it the perfect complement to your exercise routine. A session is a little holiday from your everyday mind, combining elements of  qigong, a mindfulness gentle yin practice of movement for body focusing highly on slow movements cocooned by the breath. Read more about our yoga classes here: http://westbayclub.co.uk/2017/06/yoga-west-bay/
  3. Prioritise: Your to-do list can become massive and completely overwhelming when things really get busy. Everyone needs something from you and it seems like there are not enough hours in the day. Prioritising helps you stay focused and on track. It can also help you make decisions quicker. Take a half hour in the morning to decide what’s most important and what can wait. Write out your schedule for the day and use your priority list as a guide as things come up during the day. The more you do this, the easier it becomes to identify which tasks take priority and what items can be delegated or put aside.
  4. Eat Something! Hunger can make it hard to focus and cause feelings of anxiousness and overall fatigue. Keep your mind and body sharp by packing healthy snacks when you’re on the go. How you feel affects the way you act, and how you act affects everything around you. Keep your day running smooth by keeping yourself running smooth.  If you know you are in for a super busy day, why not pick up lunch or dinner from our Clubhouse, all meals can be taken away to enjoy later.
  5. Laugh:The quickest way to de-stress is to laugh. Find a funny video online or a stand-up comedy show to get your mind off things and brighten up.  You can even listen to a humorous podcast while you do paperwork or while you’re driving.  Laughter truly is the best medicine. It relieves stress, reminds us not to take things too seriously and brings a bit of balance into our lives – and it’s fun!
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All levels

These classes have been specifically designed to allow participants to work at their own intensity level, with the ability to modify all exercises according to their own personal fitness.

Beginner

A person new to training or an individual with below average fitness levels can be termed as a beginner. These classes are also suitable for those returning to exercise after a break/injury.

Intermediate

A person training at intermediate level should have a fair amount of base fitness and coordination and thus can be exposed to a higher intensity workout.

Advanced

At an advanced level, the participant should have experience in subjecting themselves to high intensity training on a regular basis. Every person starting off as a beginner should aspire to reach this level.

Online booking is available for members for classes, activities and spa treatments.
Non-members can book our spa treatments online, and please call 01983 766222 to book classes or activities.

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