Archive for May, 2018

Forever Fit – Get Fitter, Feel Younger

Do you want to keep fit and healthy but struggle to find a type of exercise that suits your needs? Well you’re not alone!


That’s why we’ve created Forever Fit, an exercise class for men and women over 60 to help you keep fit and active in a sociable environment.


Forever Fit classes are run by our Strength and Conditioning coach Garrath, who designs the classes to leave you feeling energised, stronger and more confident.


So what does a typical Forever Fit class include?

· 1 hour class – 10 minute warm up, 40 minutes of the main exercises and 10 minute cool down

· You’ll experience a mix of exercises that focus on improving your strength, balance, mobility and cardiovascular health

· You will be guided by a fully trained instructor who will make sure you’re using the right technique and provide you with feedback throughout the class

· With small class sizes and a friendly atmosphere, Forever Fit really is the perfect way to keep active


Watch this video for a sneak peak into a Forever Fit class 



“The Forever Fit Class really hits the mark for me. The attention I receive from the instructor and the friendly atmosphere makes it a fun way to achieve greater fitness. Due to the small class sizes I feel like I have my own personal trainer.”

To try a Forever Fit class, give our friendly Patient Services team a call on 01380 730473 or visit our Forever Fit page for more information.

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Spring Is Here, Are You Ready To Get Out And About?

Spring is finally here! The mornings and evenings are getting lighter which is when most of us start to feel motivated to get outdoors and start moving again.

But where to start?

Popular seasonal hobbies like Tennis, Cycling or even Gardening all have physical demands and those cosy evenings hibernating have left us stiff and deconditioned.

Tennis and other racket sports require direction change, complex movement and are by definition very one sided. Injury such as ankle sprains and shoulder pain can be common.

Cycling is repetitive, in a consistent bent over position meaning neck and low back pain are often an issue.

Gardening can involve kneeling, bending and lifting at odd angles as you get on with caring for your flower beds.

But don’t worry it’s not all doom and gloom, just a little focus on preparing your body and improving your movement capabilities can not only help you cope with the demands of sports and active hobbies but it can also make you even better at them.

Pilates is a type of exercise that is focused on improving posture, core stability, movement, mobility and control. In short it’s about HOW you move.

By working on the specific movement patterns needed for your hobbies, our Pilates classes will help you develop more control, a greater range of usable flexibility and a better foundation for strength and sports activities. As a result, you will have a much lower risk of injury and be guaranteed to enjoy your hobbies much more

What’s not to love about that?

After all if Serena Williams can credit Pilates as part of her grand slam winning regime there may be hope for all of us this summer.

At Hatts, our qualified Pilates instructors  focus on you as an individual and what you’d like to get out of your classes. The classes are sociable, fun and easy to fit around your busy schedule. We also offer two exciting versions of Pilates – Reformer and Matwork

If you would like to become a Hatt Pilates member, or would like to ask any questions, give us a call on 01380 730473.

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