We currently have one regular exercise session arranged every week. For the first half hour we usually do a variety of exercises arranged in a circuit with music playing in the background. Eeach exercise allows members to participate at their own pace and preferred level of effort. In the second half hour we play badminton, or table tennis, or shoot some netball hoops. There is also the option of using the machines in the fitness centre upstairs (induction required prior to first use).
Depending on demand from our members, we may consider putting on a second session in the future, perhaps in
the evening. This possibility is reviewed regularly, but not viable at this moment in time.
There is a very small annual subscription fee of £5.00 to help with the club's administration costs and expenses.
All our exercises take place in the new Queen's Park Sports Centre (Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield), are supervised
and led by a qualified fitness instructor and paid for at a reduced member rate (see below).
By agreement with the centre management you may also use the fitness centre and/or the swimming pool during the
scheduled LightHearted sessions.
As a spin-off from the exercise session some of our members now also regularly play badminton on Thursday evenings, by
DAY AND TIME:
Every TUESDAY morning, from 10.30 until 11.30!
(Pay £3.00 at reception, save your receipt and get a FREE cup of tea in the cafeteria downstairs afterwards,
in the company of other club members; a popular opportunity for a chat.)
Following a successful bid for help through a special fund provided by the Mansfield Building Society we were presented with a cheque for £490.00 in 2014 which we have used to purchase new polo shirts to wear for exercise (see picture below!). Our members would like to say thank you to the MBS for their generosity and encourage other voluntary organisations or self- help groups to put in an application for a grant themselves. The process is fairly simple. Here is the
link to take you to the community page of the MBS:
Would you like to read about exercise in general in more detail?
Go to the extra page by using this link:
still under construction
More about exercise:
Here is a quote from a draft policy document issued by NORCOM / NHS Sheffield in 2011:
"... for individuals having a stable cardiac condition the adverse event risk associated with sedentary behaviour far exceeds the risk
associated with undertaking moderate physical activity... Even in perceived 'higher risk' situations where individuals having proven
coronary artery disease performed occupations involving heavy physical exertion, 'no convincing evidence for increasing the cardiac
risk of patients' was found."
What does this mean in plain English? It means that sensible exercise is better for your heart than no exercise, even with a cardiac
condition! This is why we at LIGHT♥HEARTED in Chesterfield believe that we need to exercise more than once a week in order to
increase our fitness levels. We strongly encourage our members to join the Queen's Park Sports Centre too! Membership at the Centre
allows many of our members to take advantage of the whole range of activities on offer, from using the fitness suite, to swimming,
or playing badminton, table tennis or racquet ball (to name just a few). Whatever your level of fitness, you will probably find an
enjoyable activity to suit you.
If you think you might be interested, why don't you take a look at the Queen's Park Sports Centre website?
For an overview of their activities, facilities, admissions policy and price list just CLICK on the link (picture) below.
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