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Lee Housing Association Belly Dancing keeps you fit!


Lee Housing Association Belly Dancing keeps you fit!

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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Issue 7 January 2007

                                                                                                                                                                            Fit for Life!
What’s happening at                                                                       Weight Management
Age Concern Enfield?                                                                            Group
                                                                                          In June and July 06, thirteen willing
Age Concern Enfield has recently started four new classes (please see
timetable inside for details). We have availability for our new exercise
                                                                                          volunteers took part in a pilot weight
                                                                                          management group. The sessions were
                                                                                                                                                                             The Quarterly Healthy Living Centre Newsletter
classes: Nifty Fifties, Gentle Activities, 50+ Aerobics and Yoga. There are               run by Registered Dieticians from the
limited spaces for the other classes that we organise.                                    PCT, in conjunction with the Healthy
                                             lower blood pressure, reduce weight          Living Centre.                                                                                                                                Greek and Greek
                                             and help with the prevention of              The course consisted
                                             diabetes as well as strengthening bones      of six one hour                                                                                                                               Cypriot Community
                                             and muscles. Added to this there is the      sessions at central
                                             extra bonus of making new friends            clinic. A variety of                                                                                                                          of Enfield (GGCCE)
                                             through the social interaction that          topics were covered,
                                             comes with each class. Refreshments          including healthy eating, reading labels,                                                                                                     We are a registered charity
                                             are served at the end of some classes.       salt, exercise, meals out and takeaways.                                                                                                      representing mainly the Greek and
                                                                                          There was also a guided tour of the                                                                                                           Greek Cypriot Community of Enfield.
All exercise participants get their first    All of our teachers are fully qualified      local Tescos supermarket, giving                                                                                                              A group of people got together in
Exercise session free and after that         instructors and aim to make classes fun      practical ideas for healthy eating.                                                                                                           1994 to discuss how they could make
there is a charge of £2.00 per class with    for participants by playing motivating
                                                                                                      All of the volunteers also                                                                                                        a difference and what needs they
the exception of our Line Dancing            music. There is also an opportunity at
                                                                                                      had their weight, BMI (Body                                                                                                       should address; since then we have
classes and they are £2.50. Both ‘Get        the end of the class to ask the teacher
                                                                                                      Mass Index), body fat and                                                                                                         grown and we keep growing! We are
Walking Get Talking’ classes are Free.       questions regarding exercise.
                                                                                                      waist size measured. A                                                                                                            based locally in Edmonton and always
As with all forms of exercise, there are     If you are interested in any of                          follow up reunion session                                                                                                         welcome new members to join our
many benefits to be gained by signing
up to one or more of the classes. Health
                                             these classes, please contact Mark
                                             Huggard on 020 8375 4102 to book
                                                                                                      was held in August. Most
                                                                                          people lost weight and felt fitter and
                                                                                                                                        Belly Dancing keeps you fit!                                                                    services.

wise, these will improve the efficiency
of the cardio-vascular system, help to
                                             a place. All classes are on a ‘first
                                             come first served’ basis.
                                                                                          healthier following the course.
                                                                                                                                        During the Ottoman Empire the ‘oriental dance’ or the ‘belly dancing’ as was                    New Pilates Classes
                                                                                                                                        known by the Palace then was performed for the benefit of the Sultans, Pashas
                                                                                                                                        and Beylerbeyis (Governors) and their guests.

Lee Housing Association                                                                   Gardening Workshop                            The dance was mainly performed by                form of exercise for both body and soul, as
                                                                                                                                        gypsies, as it required certain skills, body     it helps you develop confidence as well as a
Lee Housing was represented at the Family Fun and Fitness Day, not by the
                                                                                             - Seed Sowing                              language and fire that only the gypsy            good strong body.
usual smoothie and fruit juice bar, but by half hour taster sessions of yoga,             and Taking Cuttings                           women possessed. Today, ‘belly dancing’ as
                                                                                                                                        commonly known is danced by many across
                                                                                                                                                                                         People attend belly dancing classes both for
                                                                                                                                                                                         the exercise as well as the different and
offered to any one who was interested, on the day
                                                                                                                                        the world, by people from all backgrounds,       fascinating culture that they encounter
The instructor is a qualified teacher and she                                                      Thursday                             as it is a good way to keep fit, develop and     though the dance.
was able to advise people during the session
about all aspects of yoga including the
                                                                                              15th February 2007                        maintain a good posture, develop an
                                                                                                                                        elegant walk and, of course, more
                                                                                                                                                                                         If you wish to attend one of these
relaxation techniques and the more                                                             11.00am - 2.00pm                         importantly its great fun.
                                                                                                                                                                                         classes you only have to call and join in.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Regular Pilates classes can result in
                                                                                                                                                                                         Our belly dancing classes are free of
physically demanding exercise, although no                                                       Green Towers                           Belly dancing is ideal exercise if you want to   charge and open to everyone. Every             gaining a more balanced posture,
one is ever asked to do more than they think
they are able to do, especially at a taster
                                                                                              Community Centre                          develop the waist, flat stomach, well shaped     Friday 2.00-3.00pm at Edmonton Leisure         enjoying     better      health    and
                                                                                                                                        hips and feminine posture. The dance is a        Centre.                                        developing a greater resistance to
session such as this.                                                                     (off Plevna Road - behind Pennine House)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        injuries. In order to promote
Nineteen people took the opportunity to                                                   FREE to people in N9, N18 and EN3.                                                                                                            wellbeing we are pleased to
'have a go', a few fell at the first hurdle, but most fulfilled their half an hour, and
several enquiries were made at the end of the sessions.
                                                                                                    Children welcome,
                                                                                               if accompanied by an adult.
                                                                                                                                          Bollywood Dancing at Welcome Point                                                            announce that we have a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        instructor who takes 4 classes per
On a day-to-day basis, Lee Housing are continuing to hold their demonstration
meals for residents in the 18-30 year old age group, with increasing numbers
                                                                                           Bring a packed lunch - Drinks provided.        Community Centre                                                                              week from beginners to advanced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please see the exercise timetable
                                                                                             Call Lesley to book a place on:                                                                                                            overleaf or call the office on 0208 373
of participants. Future plans hope to include a 'well being evening' combined                                                             Participants of the Fit for Life Programme run by Community Aid enjoyed a taster session      6299 and speak to Stephanie for more
with a visit from a Dietician. For more information call Lee Housing on:                              020 8884 1946                       of Bollywood dancing organised to vary the programme and to introduce new skills.             information.
020 8805 0548.                                                                                                                            Benita Sama-Zakaria from the Millfield Theatre, a highly qualified Indian Dace teacher
                                                                                                                                          and natural health practitioner, demonstrated basic steps and routine set to popular          For more information, call GGCCE on
                                                                                                                                          Bollywood tunes. She engaged entire class in a simple group dance, which everybody            0208 373 6299.
   Produced in partnership with: Age Concern (020 8375 4102), Community Aid (020 8443 4361), Community and Environment Project Office
         (020 8884 1946), Enfield Women's Centre (020 8443 1902), Greek and Greek Cypriot Community of Enfield (020 8373 6299),           thoroughly enjoyed. The catchy Bollywood tunes prompted participants of ESOL class in
                   LB Enfield Environment, Streetscene and Parks (020 8449 2459), Lee Housing Association (020 8805 0548),                the adjoining room to join. The feedback from the participants was very positive. They
                        The Enfield Society (020 8366 9096) and the Turkish Women's Support Group (020 8807 4525).                        found the session very relaxing and the dance routine easy to follow and expressed
                                                               Published by:                                                              interest in future sessions.
                    Enfield Healthy Living Centre, 1st Floor, Central Clinic, 5 Plevna Road, Edmonton, London N9 0BU
                   Telephone: Paulette Yusuf, Manager: 020 8887 8812, Sonya Thomas, Administrator: 020 8887 8810,                         Benita is running Bollywood dance session for women 50+ at the Millfield Theatre to
                                                or /Email:                                                    increase confidence, flexibility and general fitness.

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