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: email@example.com increase confidence, flexibility and general fitness.