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Summer Lovin’ At Little Mis-Fit

 

 

Hi guys , 

so This Thursday 21st June is the first official day of Summer!!!!. Hurrah Long summer days  ahead , hopefully plenty of sunshine too.

Summer is actually a busy one here at Mis-Fit HQ. We have  lots going on over the summer. Though I am taking a little holiday 20th August – 28th August , so classes during this time.  

Just a reminder , I am also away next weekend so no classes Thursday 28th June- Monday 2nd July. Classes will be back Tuesday 3rd July.  I will also be away Saturday 21st July.

Our Summer Programmes – below is our list of happenings over the Summer, including our Pilates and Prosecco events, our Summer yoga Club for the little ones and our Small Group training programme over the summer. Plus our Summer class timetable.

Pilates and Prosecco Event – Saturday 7th July -12noon-2pm @ Blackhill Community centre 

Come Join us for our Pilates and prosecco event . We will do an hour or so of Pilates and then crack open the Prosecco and enjoy a glass or two or three . A little Summer Soiree .  Just £25 per person.  A £10 deposit is required at time of booking , and the remaining £15 can be paid on the day in cash or beforehand via Bank Transfer.

Summer Yoga club for kids 

We have joined forces this summer with our friends at Believe and Be, to offer a Summer Yoga club for kids age 4-7. 

I know some of you mams struggle with childcare over the summer holidays and/or just need something to keep them entertained and keep your sanity intact haha.  

Our Summer Yoga club is currently operating on the following dates :-

Monday 23rd July, Monday 30th July, Monday 6th August and Monday 13th August   1130am-3pm. 

£18 per child per session or prebook all 4 sessions for just £60. 

Drop them with us at 1130am , they will then get a 90 minute session in Believe Town,  followed by a picnic lunch (provided) and then Yoga/crafting session.  You can them collect them at 3pm.

spaces are limited , so do please book asap to guarantee a space.

 

Small Group Pilates 

Our Summer small Group Pilates session is running from Saturday 7th July – Saturday 18th August . £100 per person for the 12 sessions or £50 person for 6 sessions ( you can do just Tuesdays or just Saturdays or even mix them if you will be away for a week or so during the programme )

Twice weekly Small group Pilates sessions as follows :

Saturday 8.15am – 9am @ Delves Lane Village Hall

and

Tuesdays 6.15pm-7pm @ Tesco Consett

Small Group 

our Summer small group Fat burning programme will also run over the summer. Saturday 7th July – Saturday 18th August. £100 for the 12 sessions. If you want to  feel fitter, healthier and stronger, Our Small group programme could be for you! . 

 

Twice weekly Workouts.

nutrition guide

Private facebook group to encourage and motivate each other.

Our twice weekly workout sessions are as follows :-

Saturday 9.30am-10am @ Delves Lane Village Hall

and 

Tuesday 7.30-8pm @ Tesco, Consett

 

Virtual Classes 

We also have our Virtual classes running, if you would like to sign up for July , drop me a message. £10 per person per month and you will get access to our online class programme. Two new weekly at home workouts added each week!.

Summer Timetable 

our Summer class timetable is below :- 

Classes will run subject to minimum numbers.

Monday 

HIIT 6.30-7pm @ North Durham Academy

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy

Tuesday @ Tesco, Consett

Teen Fitness 5.15pm-6pm 

PIIT 7pm-7.30pm 

Wednesday @ Annfield Plain

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Thursday @ Delves Lane Village Hall

PIIT 6.45-7pm 

and 

Pilates Strecth & Relax 7pm-7.30pm 

Friday @ Annfield Plain 

Pilates 6.30-7pm 

Saturday @ Delves Lane village Hall

HIIT 9am-9.30am 

and

Family Yoga 1015am-11am 

 

To book for any of our programmes or classes, then just drop us a message via our Facebook – www.facebook.com/lilmis-fit1 or Instagram- @littlemisfitjojo or Via email – info@littlemis-fit.co.uk. 

 

Wishing you all all the most magical , warm Summer!. May it be filled with adventure, sunshine and lots of happy memories. 

 

 

joanne x

Pilates and Prosecco Event plus our class timetable

Hey Guys,! .   Happy Friday!

 Just a little note about our upcoming Pilates and Prosecco event, plus our Current Class timetable . 

The Mis-Fit Pilates and Prosecco Event 

 

Come and Join us for our Pilates and Prosecco Event on Saturday 7th July!.  12noon-2pm at Blackhill Community Centre, Consett. 

In this two hour class , we will be doing an extended Pilates class with plenty toning and strength work along with some lovely relaxing stretches. We will then follow that up with a couple glasses of Prosecco !. 

£25 per person.    

£10 per person deposit required to secure your place and £15 can be paid on the day. 

Timetable for this week :- 

Monday 11th June 

Pilates for mums and Tots 1030am-1115am @ Dance Max, Consett 

After School Yoga @ Believe and Be for kids age 4- 9 ,  4.15pm-5pm  £6.50 per session 

10/10/10  6.30-7 pm @ North Durham Academy £4.00

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6.00

or do both evening sessions for £8.00

Tuesday 12th June 

Small Group Pilates 6.15pm-7pm  ** 6 week programme ** 

PIIT –   7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00  
** sold out – wait list available **

Small Group fat Burn 7.30pm-8pm  ** 6 week programme ** 

Wednesday 13th June 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6 
and
Pilates for mams and Toddlers 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church  £7

Thursday 14th June 

PIIT    6.45pm-7.15pm  @ Delves Lane Village Hall 
   £4.00
and
Pilates Stretch and Tone 7.15pm-7.45pm   @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4.00

or do both classes for £6.50 

Friday 15th June 

PIIT  6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4 
and
Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4

or do both classes for £6.50

Saturday 16th June 

Small Group Pilates 8.15-9am ** 6 week programme ** 

10/10/10   9am-9.30am  @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

Small Group Fat Burn 9.30am-10am ** 6 Week Programme **

and

Family Yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £7 for 1 adult and 1 child 

Have a fabulous weekend guys!. I’m off to a wedding, so get to swap my trainers for heels and glam it up 😄. 

Joanne 💕

 

Self Care Summer!

Hi Guys,

Happy June! , so Summer is just about here. Who else is excited??.   Mind as I write this currently , its chucking it down and I definitely heard thunder just now!! – so yep its British summer time alright lol.  Though we have had some glorious sunshine of late so I can handle a little rain, and hey my little garden plants will be happy anyways – silver linings!. 

I love Summer, I mean you guys know I absolutely  love Christmas but I also love summer (and Autumn too ) .  We always think of Christmas as been a really busy time of year, but honestly I find Summer is just as hectic – there is so much  always going on – holidays to take, nights out, impromtu afternoon drinks , Day trips out,  lovely long summer days to enjoy, 

Juggling work plus  taking care of our loved ones  and balancing a social life though can feel so overwhelming at times. I speak to so many of you who feel like they are juggling so many plates and its exhausting and can really have an effect our mental health and  well being  , This can often manifest itself in our physical bodies . For example when I get run down , a lot of you know I suffer sore throats and can lose my voice. For one friend she gets really bad ear ache. others it might manifest as  back pain  , or maybe migranes/tension headaches.    It may be that you just feel so drained and don’t really have the energy to do anything . My friend Marita bought me  the Fearne Cotton book – Happy for my Birthday and its really good!. full of lots of useful tips and tricks for finding the Joy in  everyday life. if you haven’t read it, definitely check it out.  

So this month lets find  time in our days and/or week to focus on showing ourselves  a little self love and care! . Its only when we do this, that we then have the energy and patience to take care of those around us too.  I’ll be posting up tips and challenges on my Facebook (www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1)  and Instagram  @littlemisfijojo  throughout the month so be sure to come follow along!.  

This month we have also launched our virtual classes , We have a private Facebook group, where we have at home workouts. At least two new workouts will be posted each week, building up a little library of classes for you to access and workout as and when you can, especially if you are struggling to get to our live classes due to work , and/or childcare issues. . We will also be sharing healthy recipes in the group    and  I’ll be adding in some  meditation practices too.  just £10 per month. Its not too late if you want to sign up for June, just ping me a message – info@littlemis-fit.co.uk. or see me at class. 

Our  Kids after School Yoga programme is back this week too at Believe and Be. For kids age 4-9. 

we have twice weekly sessions as follows :- 

Monday afternoons  4.15pm-5pm 
and
Wednesday afternoons  4.15pm-5pm 

£25 per child for the 4 week block for June or  pay as you go
£6.50  

We also Have our Pilates for Mam and Baby  starting this Monday 4th June x 4 weeks.  £30 for the 4 weeks.  Suitable from 6 weeks plus. 

Mondays 1030am-1115am @ Dance Max, Consett .  

 

Taking the time to fit in a workout is a brilliant way of getting some time in for yourself that will benefit your body, mind and spirit!  Check out our class Timetable for this week :-   Please do remember to book for all classes, if you can’t make it please let me know as soon as possible, as it may mean someone else can come in your place.

So our classes this week are as follows:- 

Monday 04th June

10/10/10  6.30-7 pm @ North Durham Academy £4.00

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6.00

or do both evening sessions for £8.00

Tuesday 05th June 

PIIT –   7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00 

** Sold out, waitlist available  **  

Wednesday 06th June 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6 
and
Pilates for mams and Toddlers 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church  £7

Thursday 07th June 

PIIT    6.45pm-7.15pm  @ Delves Lane Village Hall 
   £4.00
and
Stretch & Relax  7.15-7.45  @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4.00

or do both classes for £6.50

Friday 08th June 

PIIT  6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4 
and
Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4

or do both classes for £6.50

Saturday 09th June 

10/10/10   9am-9.30am  @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

and

Family Yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £7 for 1 adult and 1 child 

Have a great week guys and lets get focusing on our own self care this week as well as looking after those around us!

Joanne xoxo 

 

Introducing Virtual Classes & our Pilates and Prosecco event!

Hey Guys ,

I hope you all had lovely bank holiday weekends! .

Virtual Classes

So this Friday 1st June will see the launch of our Brand New Virtual classes! .  I know some of you do struggle sometimes to get to classes, due to Work and/or childcare etc, so these will be classes with me ,  which you can do from home as and when you can.

For just £10 per month, you will get access to a Private Facebook group where I will be posting up workouts a couple times a week for you to access. Some will be Facebook Lives , which means I'll be streaming live, but don't worry if you can't make it as the Live workouts will still be saved into the group for you to access.

If you would like to sign up - just drop me a message and once paid , you will then have access to the private Facebook group and we will kick off this Friday - June 1st.

Pilates & Prosecco Event

I will be hosting a Pilates & Prosecco Event on Saturday 7th July 12noon-2pm.  The venue is most likely going to be Blackhill Community Centre. Am off there next week to finalise it :-).

£25 per person and we will have a Pilates session and follow it up with a glass or two of  Prosecco! .   A chance for us to carry on the class chatter after our workout , with the added bonus of Prosecco too.

to guarantee your spot it will be £10 per person deposit and then the other £15 you can pay on the day.

Please let me know if you would be interested!

June class passes will be on sale this Friday

Unlimited Monthly pass - £55

12 session pass - £45

8 session pass - £28

Please note I am away Thursday 28th June - Monday 2nd July , so no classes during this time.

Joanne x

June at Little Mis-Fit

Hey Guys,

I can not believe its June next week!!!. This year really is zipping over so fast!. Thank goodness the weather has improved though eh?.  It looks like its going to be another gorgeous bank holiday weekend , fingers crossed!. 

June Updates 

I am away Thursday 28th June – Monday 02nd July so no  classes during this period. 

We have made a change to our Thursday classes . PIIT is a firm favourite on a Tuesday so  on a Thursday we are going to do an hours Pilates class – this will be split into 2 halves – 30 minutes PIIT style and 30 minutes Pilates stretch and relaxation.  so you can chose to do the full hour or just one of the 30 minute blocks. 

Fridays  we may do the same so Friday night crew , please let me know your thoughts!. 

Introducing Virtual classes!!!!  

In June, as well as our regular classes, We will also have virtual classes! . I know some of you struggle sometimes getting to classes due to work commitments, childcare etc  so  having access to workouts you can do at home or on the road when you are travelling will hopefully make up for when you can’t get to our regular  classes. 

Just  £10 per month and you will get access to our private Facebook group where you can access the videos. some will be pre- recorded and others we will do Facebook live workouts together ! .  There will be at least two new workouts each week . It will be a mix of HIIT, Pilates,  stretches , PIIT  , weights , cardio , and  core classes.    If you would like more information or would like to sign up ready to start June 1st  , then drop me a message or see me at class! . 

Our other June programmes we have :- 

Family Yoga – our family yoga sessions have gone down a storm !  so these will be continuing throughout June. Saturday Mornings 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

Kids after school Yoga   – our next round of after school yoga classes at Believe and Be  start Mionday 4th June   and Wednesday 6th June. Both are 4 weeks long and just £25 per child. for kids age 4 – 9 . Please get in touch if you would like a space on either session. 

Monday 4th June x 4 weeks  4.15pm-5pm 

Wednesday 6th June x 4 weeks  4.15pm-5pm 

Mam and baby Yoga/Pilates   

our next block of mam and baby yoga starts Monday 4th June for 4 weeks at Dance Max, Consett  1030am-1115am.  £30 for the 4 weeks .  for babies aged 6 weeks plus. 

Pilates and Prosecco Event 

I am busy putting together a Pilates and Prosecco event for over the summer. this 2 hour workshop will include an extended Pilates class plus time to enjoy a glass or two of Prosecco!.  I am looking at potentially Saturday 7th July at Delves Village hall , but will update  you once I have everything in place. if you would be interested again drop me a message :-). 

Our Timetable  this  week is as follows: – 

Timetable for this week :- 

Please remember to book for all classes 

Monday  – Bank holiday ! 

No classes today guys 

Tuesday  

PIIT –   7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00  

** sold out – wait list available ** 

Wednesday 

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6 
and
Pilates for mams and Toddlers 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church  £7

Thursday 

PIIT   6.45pm-7.15pm  @ Delves Lane Village Hall 
   £4.00
and
Stretch & Relax Pilates 7.15-7.45pm   @ Delves Lane Village Hall   £4.00

or do both classes for £6.50

Friday 

HIIT / PIIT  6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4 
and
Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4

or do both classes for £6.50

Saturday 

10/10/10   9am-9.30am  @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

and

Family Yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £7 for 1 adult and 1 child 

Monday 4th June  

10/10/10  6.30-7 pm @ North Durham Academy £4.00

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6.00

or do both evening sessions for £8.00

Here is to a happy, sunny bank holiday weekend!!

Joanne x 

 

The story of Little Mis-Fit.

 

 

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so I thought I would introduce myself and give you a little insight into the world of little Mis-Fit. I’m Joanne and back in 2010, having gained my fitness instructor qualification, I set up a community Fitness business, called Little Mis-Fit.  It was during my training, that I first started to think about teaching classes  out in the community.  I wanted to run classes that were friendly, welcoming and had a real community spirit. 

I look back at the past 8 years and can’t believe how far I’ve come and how much bigger the business has grown and the path I found myself on.  After leaving school,I had gotten a YTS ( youth training scheme )  or as more commonly known these days an apprenticeship, as a trainee travel agent. I knew from the beginning though, that despite quite enjoying the job  – (the travel perks were definitely a plus!) , it was not the job I was meant to do. I just felt like something was missing. I did move around a lot job wise , always in travel apart from a (very) brief stint in a bank – the less said about that though the better!, I actually cried the first day it was awful! I hated it. 

A few more years went by and I always toyed with doing my fitness instructor qualification but the courses were often in London and really expensive.  In 2009, I was working in business travel , the job was ok  ( ha am actually still there, albeit part time) and I had joined a new gym. One of the instructors there ran a training facility for fitness instructors, and it was based in Sunderland, so nice and local. I decided to go for it and signed up to do my Exercise to music course . For 10 weeks , I worked 5 days a week. Then college 1 day and then squeezed in homework and choreography practice for the course  in between. Plus juggling housework etc. 

As soon as I started teaching , I knew I had found it !  The thing that had been missing from my work life so far.  I loved I could help,people and seeing my clients getting fitter and stronger and achieving goals they never thought possible.  I love not being stuck behind a desk all day , being able to get out and about , I genuinely absolutely love what I do.  

As time went on , I went on to do other fitness courses. There is always something to learn.  It’s so easy as an instructor to want to teach all different classes and try and appeal to everyone , but of course you can’t. For one thing those courses can be really expensive! . One of my mentors once said – you can chose to be a jack of all trades, master of none, or you can chose the things that truly speak to you , and concentrate on those!. The first few years, I did try  different things, trying to find my own path.  As I’ ve often find in life though, your path usually has a way of finding you!.

Pilates, pre/post natal , HIIT classes, small group training and kids fitness have become the mainstay of my business. These are classes I love to teach and my clients love . 

 A few years ago I had  completed  my kids fitness qualification and a few months later spotted a course that would qualify me to teach Yoga to children, so I signed up, thinking what a great idea , to teach Yoga to the little ones , but I wasn’t sure how popular it would be. It would take me a couple years of learning what worked and what didn’t, finding my feet with it really . Learning how to handle a class full of kids ( tips are still  appreciated 😂)  but the past couple years, the  Kids yoga side of the business has really taken off, though am definitely still learning – for example when doing crafts, always carry sellotape – check out my Instagram post from when we attempted Tiaras!  !

. I teach in schools and nurseries. I also teach a community after school yoga class , a couple times a week at Believe and Be – a Role play centre for little ones , based in Consett County Durham. 

We also offer Baby Yoga and Pilates for mums and Tots. . I am also in the midst of doing my Yoga for Toddlers. 

So the kids fitness side truly was a a case of Serendipity! ( one of my favourite movies by the way!) 

 

Another popular programme is our small group training programmes.  Based over a 6 week period, We have a small group pilates programme, and a small group programme, which focuses on getting fit , strong and toned.  Both of these are based on a maximum of 6 per group, creating a smaller class environment.

In general our classes are pretty small, and we do have that whole Cheers  Vibe going on, where everyone gets to know each other and friendships are made. 

I am a Pre/post natal specialist instructor and have my Orthopaedic pilates qualification also and can offer 1-1 sessions for these.  

When I first started teaching fitness classes, I still worked 5 days a week at my travel job, and taught 2-3 classes a week. .  A year later, I dropped down to 3 days and juggled teaching classes alongside working 3 days at the 9-5, plus studying to further increase my knowledge.  Plus there is all the planning to do , to prep for classes. When you run a small business, you wear so many different hats. All my fellow small business owners, you know it ! – accounting, admin tansks, marketing, cleaner – there was so much to learn. , not just in fitness but in running a business!  I think that would be a whole blog post in its own.   In December 2017, I dropped another day at my travel job  and am now down to just 2 days, however . the mission is on to take Mis-Fit full time 🙏.  It is just taking that final leap, though at the same time when you have a mortgage and bills etc, it’s a little easier said then done, but I have absolute faith, I’ll get there.  I look at how much my little dream has grown over the past 8 years and I am so proud and truly grateful .  

We may not have a huge range of classes, we’re just trying to be really good at the the ones we do teach 😄.  So we keep reading and researching and teaching because I truly love what I do and so so grateful to my family and all my clients who have helped me create the Mis-Fit community it is today! . From the bottom of my heart , Thank You!!!!

Joanne .🙏💕

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May class updates and Programmes

Wowzers can you believe its May next week?????. Seriously 2018 seems to be whizzing by at an alarming rate!.  

We have a few programmes kicking off in May and also Monday classes are affected by the two bank holidays and the fact that I am away Monday 14th May , so I have detailed it all below for you. so grab yourself a cup of tea and get reading :-).

May Class timetable 

I am away a couple dates in May , so please note there will be no classes on the following dates :

Monday 14th May , Friday 18th May and Monday 28th May .  

May Class timetable

Tuesday 

PIIT 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community Room

Wednesday 

Pilates 9.45am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church 

Toddler friendly Pilates 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church 

After School Yoga 4.15pm-5pm @ Believe and Be 

Thursday 

Fat Blaster HIIT 6.45pm-7.15pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall

and

Pilates 7.15pm-8pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

Friday 

Fat Blaster 6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church 

and

Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church 

Saturday 

10/10/10 9AM-9.30am @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

Family Yoga 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall

 

Monday classes in May  – there will only be Monday 21st May classes running.  Monday 7th May is  a bank holiday – so depending how many people are here for classes, will depend if class will be on that day, if you can let me know, as I also need to see if we can get the church at Annfield Plain as the Academy is closed on a Bank Holiday.

 

Programmes and specialist classes 

 

Small Group Fat Burning – Saturday 19th May – Tuesday 26th June 2018  £100 per person 

If Summer is your  motivation for stepping up your health and fitness game  , then our next fat burning Small group programme kicking off on Saturday 19th May for 6 weeks, could be for you .  There are twice weekly group workout sessions,  you also get a nutrition guide and access to a private Facebook group, where you can help motivate and support each other along the way .  

Group sessions are as follows : 

Saturday 9.30am-10am @ Delves Lane Village hall.  There is also the option of a Friday evening session 7.30pm-8pm at Annfield Plain church ( this would only be available  Friday 25th May, Friday 1st June, Friday 8th, Friday 15th and Friday 22nd June – no class 18th May as I am away. )

and

Tuesday 7.30-8pm @ Tesco Community Room, Consett. 

 

Small Group Pilates Saturday 19th May – Tuesday 26th June £100 per person

If you are new to Pilates , or maybe you prefer a smaller class enviroment , then our small group Pilates programme could be for you.

Sessions are as follows :

Saturday 8.15am-9am @ Delves Lane Village Hall 

and

Tuesday 6.15pm-7pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett 

Kids Yoga class  – Wednesday 9th May – Wednesday 30th May 

Due to the 2 bank holidays in May , and I’m away Monday 14th May , there will be no Monday evening after school yoga class during May. We do however still have our Wednesday class running 4.15pm-5pm at Believe and Be, Consett.  For kids age 4- 9.   £25 per child for the 4 weeks. 

Family Yoga class – Saturdays 1015am-11am @ Delves Lane Village Hall .

Our family yoga class is doing great, and its a brilliant way for parents and their little ones, to do a class together .  We have 4 more sessions left of the current block – we finish Saturday 19th May,  For kids age 4- 11  £7 per session pay as you go . 

We will be starting another block in June aswell :-). 

Pilates for mams with Toddlers  

Our Wednesday Morning Pilates class for mams with Toddlers is a  brilliant chance for mams with little ones, who don’t always get the chance to get to class, to come along to this toddler friendly class.  The toddlers are happy playing with all the toys, whilst the mams get in a workout, that helps strengthen their core muscles,  and helps tone and strengthen their body, whilst also getting a good stretch. 

Baby Yoga is on a break during May , but will be back in June! 

 

Virtual Classes 

 I know some of you struggle to get to classes sometimes due to work /childcare etc , so in May, I am also introducing Virtual classes! . These will be delivered via a private Facebook group, and so you can do them at any time you can squeeze in your workout.Maybe for you its first thing on a morning, before everyone else wakes up, maybe its after the school run or maybe its late at night, when ever it is, you can just log in the group and select a workout!.    Just £10 per person for May!. If you would like more information or to sign up, just drop me a message or see me at class.  

For more information on any of the above or to book a space – then just drop us an email or message us via our facebook page – www.facebook.com/lilmisfit1  or Instagram @littlemisfitjojo.  Or see me at a class. 

Little Mis-Fit class updates , week 09th April

Hey Guys,

I hope you are all well! .

Just a reminder this week , there is no Monday evening class . Monday classes start back next Monday 16th April with 10/10/10 and Pilates.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation workshop – Saturday 21st April

Along with my friend Marie, we are running a Relaxation and Rejuvenation workshop , on Saturday 21st April.1215noon-2.15pm at Langley Park. £25 per person. 2 hours of a mix of Pilates and Yoga moves to help stretch you out and unwind. Please get in touch if you would like to book a place.

Timetable for this week :-

Please remember to book for all classes .

Monday 9th April

No evening classes today – we are back as normal next Monday though.

Tuesday 10th April

PIIT – 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00
*** SOLD OUT ***

Wednesday 11th April

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6

Thursday 12th April

Fat Blaster 6.45pm-7.15pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall
£4.00
and
Pilates 7.15-8pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6.00

or do both classes for £8.00

Friday 13th April

Fat Blaster 6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4
and
Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4

or do both classes for £6.50

Saturday 14th April

10/10/10 9am-9.30am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

April Class Timetable and Fitness programmes

April we have new classes and so much going on, so I though I would detail it all for you.

Our New classes are :-

10/10/10 – 10 minutes of cardio, 10 minutes of strength and conditioning and 10 minutes of abs.

Fat Blaster – A 30 minute high intensity class to burn fat and have you ready for summer!.

Me Time Pilates – A 30 minute Pilates class on a Friday evening to end the working week with a good stretch and de stress , going into the weekend a little calmer!

Family yoga class – starts Saturday 14th April for 6 weeks at Delves Lane Village Hall. 1030am-1115am . £40 for the 6 weeks , which is for 1 adult and 1 child age 4-11. or you can pay as you go £8 per session for 1 adult and 1 child. additional adult/children per family charged at £2 per session.

Virtual Classes

I am also looking at running some Virtual classes – This would involve a private Facebook group where I would post twice weekly workouts for those times when you struggle to get to classes , you can do a Mis-Fit workout at home :-). This would be £10 per person per month , if you wanted to sign up. Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in.

April Events

Relaxation and rejuvenation Workshop – Saturday 21st April 1215-2.15pm @ Langley Park studio. £25 per person.

Kids After school Yoga sessions

We have two sessions running :-

Mondays , starting 09th April x 4 weeks. 4.15-5pm @ Believe and Be £25 per child. Age 4-9.
and
Wednesdays starting 03rd April x 4 weeks 4.15-5pm @ Believe and Be £25 per child Age 4-9

Small Group Pilates ** 1 space left **

The next Small group Pilates starts Tuesday 3rd April for 6 weeks, finishing Saturday 12th May. £100 per person. – Options are also available if you can just do one session per week, rather than the two – please get in touch for more information.

Perfect for those new to pilates and/or looking for a smaller class environment.

Sessions are as follows:-

Tuesday 6.15-7pm @ Tesco Community room , Consett
and
Saturday 8.15am-9am @ Delves Lane Village Hall, Consett

Small Group Fat burn body confident ** 2 spaces left **

Starts Tuesday 3rd April for 6 weeks, finishing Saturday 12th May. £100 per person.

If you are looking for a kick start for summer , and you want to find a healthy balanced lifestyle that works for YOU, The programme includes twice weekly group workouts, a nutrition plan and a private Facebook group for you to motivate and support each other on your journey.

Sessions are as follows:-

Tuesday 7.30-8pm at Tesco Community Room, Consett
and
then choose either
Friday evening 7.30am-8pm @ Annfield Plain Church
or
Saturday morning 9.30am-10am @ Delves Lane Village Hall

Mams and Tots classes

Our next round of mam and baby/tots Pilates classes start again in April as follows:-

These classes will help mams to strengthen their core muscles, ease tight muscles from carrying and feeding baby. Its also a class you can bring your little ones too, so no worries about finding childcare.

Monday 1015am-11am @ Believe and Be ** 2 spaces left ** starting 9th April x 4 weeks . suitable from 6 weeks to 9 months

Monday 1115am-12noon @ Believe and Be ** 3 spaces left ** Starting Monday 9th April x 4 weeks , suitable from 9 months to age 3 years

Wednesday 1030am-1115am @ Annfield Plain Church , starting Wednesday 3rd April x 4 weeks – please note no class 25th April, instead we finish 2nd May. suitable from 6 weeks to 3 years.

April class passes

April class passes will be on sale from 1st April and valid for 1 calendar month – 1st-30th April .

Unlimited Monthly pass – £55

12 session pass – £45

8 session pass – £28

There will be no evening classes Monday 09th April and no Morning classes Wednesday 25th April

April Class timetable will be as follows

Monday – We may look at moving Monday classes to Annfield Plain church, I am in the process of looking at this , so I will keep you updated!

10/10/10 6.30-7 pm @ North Durham Academy £4.00

Pilates 7pm-7.45pm @ North Durham Academy £6.00

or do both evening sessions for £8.00

Tuesday

PIIT – 7pm-7.30pm @ Tesco Community room, Consett £4.00

Wednesday

Pilates 0945am-1030am @ Annfield Plain Church £6

Thursday

Fat Blaster 6.45pm-7.15pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall
£4.00

Pilates 7.15-8pm @ Delves Lane Village Hall £6.00

or do both classes for £8.00

Friday

Fat Blaster 6.30pm-7pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4
and
Me Time Pilates 7pm-7.30pm @ Annfield Plain Church £4

or do both classes for £6.50

Saturday

10/10/10 9am-9.30am @ Delves Lane Village Hall £4

To make bookings or for more information about any of the above – please do see me at class or drop us a message!

Wishing you all a fabulous Easter, hers hoping we actually get some more sunshine 🙂

Joanne xoxo

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!!.   

I hope you all have something special planned! . Maybe you have a hot date  , plans with a friend or maybe a date with yourself.  Which ever it is, Be sure to take a little time out to show yourself some love today!. Drink your tea out of your favourite cup, pour that wine/prosecco/gin into your favourite glass. Wear a favourite outfit and or lipstick!. Make a little time in the day to do something for yourself, aswell as the people in your life whom you love. 

I’m looking forward to a whole day off , I am so excited ! a day off mid week is a rare thing at the minute.  Actually up until last Summer , a full day off was rare for me full stop, however I now have Sundays off and I really treasure them.  January has been really hectic here at Mis-Fit HQ , so am looking forward to an extra day off today – I’m heading off to see my friend Lauren at the Little White Room and treating myself to a facial. And then home to get ready for date night :-).

 

I’ve popped some of my favourite heart opening Yoga poses below in honour of this day of love. So grab your yoga mat and let’s open up our hearts! . 

Bridge Pose – helps strengthen the Back, the butt and the hamstrings and those pelvic floor muscles, whilst stretching the Chest, neck , spine and hips.  

Lying on your back , you want a fist widths distance between your knees – you can also pop a block or pillow between the knees. Have all your toes pointing forward and hands by your side. bring your heels in toward your butt.  Breath in , and as you breath out lift the hips up toward the ceiling, lengthen through the lower back, squeezing the butt.  Lower down, slow and controlled, imagine bring your back down , vertabrae by vertabrae. 

Can help reduce stress.

A more advanced version of Bridge Pose is  Wheel Pose  –  Strengthens your arms,legs shoulders and Core and opens up the Chest and helps strengthen the lungs  It will also help increase flexibility in the spine . Wheel Pose can also help reduce stress and boost energy!.   As above but take your hands behind your shoulders and lift your chest up toward the ceiling.

 

Warrior 3 Pose – Helps strengthen the heart muscle , and  sends high speed blood to the heart cleaning out the Veins and arteries.  It will also help improve balance and strengthen the legs, ankles and Butt. It also help some tone and strengthen the abdominal muscles. 

Standing with feet hip width apart, take one leg behind you and reach your hands forward. Careful not to lock out the knee of the standing leg. Keep your hips square – easier said than done. I definitely need to work on that!. Don’t forget to do both sides!.

 

Chair Pose 

tones the leg muscles, strengthens the hip flexor ankles,calves and back.  Stretches the chest and shoulders and helps stimulate the heart  and diaphragm.

Stand Tall, feet Hip width apart , bend your knees and reach your arms up high. Careful not to hunch those shoulders round your ears!!

 

 

Cobra Pose 

 

invigorates the heart. Increases flexibility. Strengthens the shoulders and arms and stretches the Abdominals, chest and shoulders.

Lie on your tummy, placing your palms flat to the floor, next to your shoulders , lift your head,neck and shoulders off the floor .  An alternative is to keep your elbows down on the floor, depending on the flexibility in your lower spine. 

Legs up the wall Pose – One of my favourite Yoga poses. A total relaxing pose . Lie down, with your feet stretching up a wall or door. Rest your head on a block or a pillow and close your eyes. Maybe pop on a favourite chill out song or just enjoy being quiet for a few  minutes and just focus on taking long deep breathes in and out. This pose Will help improve circulation  and can help you sleep better!. 

Plus for fun, I keep trying to work on my handstands, which help strengthen and tone the core muscles, and the shoulder and arms – hello Toned arms for summer!!.   It also helps increase the flow of blood to your brain to calm the mind.  Hmmm it’s definitely a work in progress ha. 

However you spend pend your Valentines Day, I hope it’s full of love and laughter. 

 

Do let me know if you try any of the yoga poses! . Tag me in your photos!