News & Updates at Freestyle360

November Newsletter

Christmas really is less than 6 weeks away!

There have been a few articles in the Sunday papers lately about how it has become the norm to over-indulge during the festive period then hit it hard in January (when the gym has a queue 3 deep for the treadmills!).

Here at 360 we are pre-empting this and suggesting a different approach. Why not train hard in the run up to Christmas and you can sit at the table on Christmas Day all smug in the knowledge that you have jolly well earned your dinner with all the trimmings!

So, starting on Nov 21st, we have new pre-Christmas high intensity classes every Tues at 5.30pm and Weds at 9am. These will continue until Christmas and they are free to members and non-members! (Donations to Children in Need welcome)

You will no doubt notice a few changes to the gym over the coming months as we embrace our new ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. We have now been open for almost three years and in that time have been continually updating the gym, equipment, classes, outdoor obstacle area, building a new shower block and changing room. Additionally we have vastly expanded our membership and increased the number of events and trips we run. We have plenty more ideas and expansion plans for the future but before we pursue those, we are taking some time to listen to you and what you want from your gym.

We value your feedback and communication from our recent Focus Groups indicated that you want us to concentrate on perfecting the basics, ensuring that the gym is current and our staff are consistently training you well. We are also investing in a new and very exciting member management system which has so many possibilities. More information will be given in due course so do keep your eye out for future communications!

Teenage Training

  • Don’t forget we now have a circuits based teenager class every Thursday at 5.30pm
  • Additionally Tim Rew is running PT for 3-4 teenagers each Monday at 5.30pm. Please book your sessions by emailing Tim on timr@freestyle360.co.uk

Yoga

Sadly, due to low numbers Yoga will no longer be running. However we have launched a new Stretch and Mobility Class at 6.30pm on Thursdays, free to members, £7.50 non-members but your first class is free so do give it a try!

Team 360 successes

As usual our gym members have done us proud over the past month. Congratulations to:

Steve Batsford for completing his first 100 mile (yes that is correct!) Ultra Event at Robin Hood in a phenominal 20 hours 49 minutes!

Jemma King adding to her medal collection with successful runs at the Ilmington 10k and Rugby Half marathon.

Susan Hunt for completing the MBNA Chester marathon and the Ilmington 10k.

And last but by no means least Viv D’Alton for also completing the Ilmington 10k.

Well done everyone!

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we would love to give you a shout out.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

October News!

Well that’s summer over and winter well and truly on the way. I hope you are training hard to fit into your Christmas party gear – it’s only 10 weeks away you know!

Date for the diary – as it’s October Tim will be running a Halloween spin on Tuesday 31st October at 5.30pm instead of Kia’s Acid Spin. Over 18s only!!! Fancy dress optional!

Upcoming events…

Bath and Back – 14th – 15th October

Sadly this trip has now been postponed until the Spring. Do let us know if you fancy joining us.

It will involve us cycling to Bath on a Saturday, staying overnight then returning on the Sunday. Each day would be approximately 75-80 miles of cycling and we would instigate some training in advance to ensure we are all prepared. This will be a great way to get us all out cycling in the springtime burning off those winter excesses.

New Teenage Training

Now up and running every Thursday at 5.30pm from 5th October! This is a circuits based class suitable for all abilities.

Additionally Tim is running PT for 3-4 teenagers each Monday at 5.30pm. Please book your sessions by emailing Tim on timr@freestyle360.co.uk.

Other 360 News…

Xabia 2017 – Cycle Tour (21st-25th Sept)

Our first cycle tour in Xabia proved very successful incorporating 2 days of road biking and one day of very cool off-road cycling. The roads were superb, the weather perfect and our cyclists particularly enjoyed the variety of restaurants, cafes and bars en route!

Xabia Beachcamp (26th-1st Oct)

Our 8th beachcamp in Xabia was also a great success. The team were put through their paces with some early morning jogs, swimming, coasteering, SUPing, paddle-tennis, kayaking, basketball, cycling, volleyball and of course climbing the famous Montgo! If you haven’t been before and would like to give it a go please do come and talk to us. It is far less scary than you would imagine and great fun.

Please do let us know if you are interested in either the cycle trip or beachcamp next year as it won’t be long before an idea of numbers will certainly help when researching a suitable villa. And remember, these trips are suitable for ALL abilities.

Yoga

Please note that Yoga will not be running on Thursday 19th October but will be running during half term (Thursday 26th). Sessions are very reasonably priced at our normal class rate of £7.50 or you can book a block of 10 for £60.

Incidentally, if anyone is interested in yoga but can’t make the current session on Thursdays at 10am please let us know as we are open to moving the date/ time.

Team 360 successes

As usual our gym members have done us proud over the past month. Congratulations to:

Jemma King for clocking up the miles in the Blenheim half and Brighton marathon.

Deb Raudin-Clarke for a great PB in the Cheltenham half.

Carrie Preston for completing a rather unique triathlon – Run, bike and Stand up Paddle board!

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we would love to give you a shout out.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

Yoga is back!

Yoga is back on Thursday 7th September, 10am at Freestyle 360.

For more information please email info@freestyle360.co.uk

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10K

Get those trainers out and run our 10K on the 17th September!!! Sign up now via Entry Central… www.entrycentral.com/360blockley10k

Freestyle 360 10K Run

Freestyle 360 10K Run

Freestyle 360 August Newsletter!

We hope you are all having a wonderful summer despite the rather ‘un-summery’ weather!

Our summer kids’ camps are going well – we had 28 children attend over the 3 days last week and, if all this rain means they are spending too much time indoors, it is not too late to book them on our second camp next week. See below for more info.

Upcoming events…

  • Summer Kids Camps – 21st – 23rd August.

Open to children aged 5-13. Prices are £25 per day with discounts for multiple days and siblings. Please book via our website www.freestyle360.co.uk

  • PT for teenagers – Tuesdays 11am and Wednesday/ Thursdays 10am

We have had really positive feedback from the teenagers attending Tim Rew’s weekly PT sessions. Limited to a maximum of 4 teenagers at a flat cost of £10 per person they are great for teenagers really wanting to focus on improving fitness, strength, balance and co-ordination. Tim has a few spaces available on the following dates:

15th – 1 space

16th – 1 space

17th – 2 spaces

22nd – 3 spaces

23rd –  2 spaces

24th -2 spaces

31st – 2 spaces

If you would like to book a space, please email Tim at timr@freestyle360.co.uk

  • Tour of Britain – 9th September

On Saturday 9th September the Tour of Britain will be passing through Bourton on the Water. Freestyle 360 have been asked to join in the celebrations so we have decided to take our spin team on the road! We will be positioning a flatbed lorry on the Horse and Groom car park with a prime view down the hill to watch the cyclists on the King of the Mountain stretch whilst we spin away. If you fancy being part of the fun and could come along to spin for an hour or two on the 9th Sept around midday please email rachel@freestyle360.co.uk.

We are also looking for some teenagers to distribute some leaflets for a couple of hours at the event so please email rachel@freestyle360.co.uk if you wish to nominate anyone!

  • 10K Run – September 17th

Entry for our next 10k run is now open. If you wish to sign up please register at:

If you aren’t able to run, we are also looking for marshals to help at the event – please email rachel@freestyle360.co.uk if you are able to help.

  • Xabia 2017 – Cycle Tour (21st-25th Sept)

A new trip for us allowing for 3 full days of cycling around the beautiful Marina Alta. All distances and speeds will be catered for so novice riders welcome and there are options for both road bike and mountain bike trips to keep everyone happy. Only 2 spaces remaining!

  • Xabia Beachcamp (26th-1st Oct)

This will be our 8th trip to the fabulous Spanish resort of Xabia and it just gets better and better each year. All levels can be accommodated so what’s stopping you? Places limited!

  • Bath and Back – 14th – 15th October

We will cycle down to beautiful Bath on Saturday 14th October, staying overnight then cycling back on Sunday 15th. We anticipate no more than 80 miles each day and we’ll be setting you all off in stages so you can go at your own pace. We have over 15 booked already but can accommodate more if you are interested.

Other 360 News…

Healthchecks

We have recently undertaken 2 weeks of health checks at a global logistics company at various locations across the UK.

The checks included blood pressure, BMI, resting heart rate, blood testing (for both glucose and cholesterol) as well as bio-impedance results to give each employee an overall indication of their health and fitness. The feedback from both the employer and employees has been extremely positive. If anyone would be interested in Freestyle 360 undertaking checks at your place of work please contact Rachel at rachel@freestyle360.co.uk

Team 360 successes

As usual our gym members have done us proud over the past month. Congratulations to:

Denise James and Steve Batsford completing the whopping 100k Race to the Stones on the 17th July. We especially love the fact that they crossed the line in position 360!

Viv D’Alton for completing 50k Race to the Stones on the 17th July and the Shakespeare 2.5K river swim on the 30th July.

Jemma King for achieving a PB in the Shakespeare Raceways 10k on the 29th July.

Dave Murphy for completing the Ride London 100 mile cycle on 30th July.

Nik and Anna Lincoln for swimming the Rock to Padstow challenge on Sunday 6th August.

Ollie and Jon completing the Shakespeare 40 mile Sportive on the 13th August.

However star member of the month award has to go to Carrie Preston who is on fire at the moment. Over the past month Carrie has climbed Kilimanjaro (well done also to Ian and Tom Preston), then swam Rock to Padstow, then yesterday she completed the Cotswold Classic Triathlon (1.9 km swim, 56 miles bike, 13 mile run)!

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we love to give a shout out for your successes.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

Freestyle 360 July Newsletter!

Hello 360 members!

What fabulous weather we have had so far this summer. It’s been lovely seeing so many people training outside for a change.

Last Sunday we held our second Mud Run for the SMA Trust which was again a huge success. Last year we had 120 runners take on our course and this year it was nearly 170! The sun shone, the runners did us proud (and got very muddy) and a great time was had by all.

Thanks to everyone who helped us put on such a great event in particular Deb & Abbi James, Maddie Tracey, Georgie Badham, Anna Lincoln, Bella Righton, Katherine and Wiggy Righton, Dean Jones, and Blockley Friends of the School for providing refreshments. Figures in so far show the school made around £500 and SMA circa £2800 so all in all a pretty good day!

On the 28th June our eager eleven cyclists set off from Kinsale near Cork to cycle an epic 240 miles to Dublin over 3 days. It was again a huge success with everyone arriving with a big smile on the face (although in a few cases that may have been a grimace from being a little sore ‘downstairs’). Tim already has grand plans for our 2018 trip so watch this space. In the meantime, see below for some events to keep your legs moving.

Upcoming events…

  • Endurance Games

Sadly we have had to cancel this event due to a lack of teams. Thanks to those who did come forward.

  • Summer Kids Camps – bookings are now coming in fast so don’t delay! 7th – 9th August and 21st – 23rd August.

Open to children aged 5-13. Prices are £25 per day with discounts for multiple days and siblings. Please book via our website www.freestyle360.co.uk

  • Bath and Back – 14th – 15th October

We will cycle down to beautiful Bath on Saturday 14th October, staying overnight then cycling back on Sunday 15th. We anticipate no more than 80 miles each day and we’ll be setting you all off in stages so you can go at your own pace. We have over 15 booked already but can accommodate more if you are interested.

  • Xabia 2017 – Cycle Tour (21st-25th Sept)

A new trip for us allowing for 3 full days of cycling around the beautiful Marina Alta. All distances and speeds will be catered for so novice riders welcome and there are options for both road bike and mountain bike trips to keep everyone happy. Only 2 spaces remaining!

  • Xabia Beachcamp (26th-1st Oct)

This will be our 8th trip to the fabulous Spanish resort of Xabia and it just gets better and better each year. All levels can be accommodated so what’s stopping you? Places limited!

Other 360 News…

Bootcamps

Our Monday bootcamps will stop for the summer holidays so your last chance for a 2 hour calorie burner will be Monday 17th July.

PT for teenagers – speak to Tim

Tim Rew is organising weekly PT sessions for 2-4 teenagers at a flat cost of £10 per person. These will be on Tuesdays at 11am and Wednesdays at 10am throughout the summer holidays. He has a number of people already interested and will be contacting individuals this week to arrange the sessions. If this interests you, please email Tim at TimR@freestyle360.co.uk

Team 360 successes

We have had some fantastic results from our staff and members this month:

Helen and Mike Grover, Kate and Simon Lovett for completing the Coast to Coast bike ride – a whopping 150 miles in one day. Awesome effort guys!

Jemma King for a fabulous half-marathon at Compton Verney

Ollie Lincoln, Chris Clarke and Carrie Preston for completing the Velothon Wales 90 mile bike ride.

Tim Spittle for completing the Cardiff Olympic distance triathlon

And last but not least, our wonderful team of cyclists (Deb James, Debbie Radage, Katherine Righton, Kev Dursley, Tina Kearl, Dave Murphy, Carrie Preston, Tim Spittle, Tanya Crapper, Jon and Rachel Tracey) for completing their Cork to Dublin 240 mile bike ride.

Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we love to give a shout out for your successes.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

Freestyle 360 June Newsletter!

Hello 360 members!

So summer has most definitely arrived! Don’t let this warm weather keep you from training – we have been busy freshening up our outside training area so you can still train whilst enjoying the sunshine and we do try to take some of our classes outside too!

Upcoming events…

  • Weds 28th June – Sunday 2nd July – ‘The Craic’ Cycle Tour Cork to Dublin

Good luck to our cycle team who are heading off to Ireland in a couple of weeks to cycle 235 miles from Cork to Dublin.

London to Paris last year, Cork to Dublin this year, who knows where 2018 will take us? Let us know if you fancy joining us – it’s always great to have some new faces on our trips!

  • Sunday 9th July – SMA Trust Mud Run

Booking is now open! See posters around the gym for more information!  Adults £15 Children £10 but we are offering gym members a special offer of one child free with every adult!  Email Kia or Rachel for more information!

  •  Endurance Games – NEW DATE!!!  Saturday 22nd July

There is something for everyone and the emphasis is most definitely on fun. Teams need to be in by the 13th July. If you fancy joining in but can’t get a team together speak to Lorraine or Steve. And if you don’t fancy being part of a team feel free to come along anyway to eat, drink and support your favourite team!

  • Summer Kids Camps booking is now open! 7th – 9th August and 21st – 23rd August.

Open to children aged 5-13. Prices are £25 per day with discounts for multiple days and siblings. Please book via our website www.freestyle360.co.uk

  • Xabia 2017 – Cycle Tour (21st-25th Sept)

A new trip for us allowing for 3 full days of cycling around the beautiful Marina Alta. Places are limited to 12 and we already have 10 interested so don’t delay!

  • Xabia Beachcamp (26th-1st Oct)

This will be our 8th trip to the fabulous Spanish resort of Xabia and it just gets better and better each year. All levels can be accommodated so what’s stopping you? Places limited!

Other 360 News…

Yoga

Due to circumstances beyond our control yoga is temporarily suspended at Freestyle 360. We will look to restart this again in the autumn.

Bootcamps

Don’t forget our Monday bootcamps are back! 9am each Monday for 2 hours. Steve will be mixing it up with a combination of cardio, strength and core/ stretch exercises.

Today was 30 minutes each of Ball Slam, Bodyweight HIIT, Spin and Core & Stretch!

£5 per half hour class or £15 for all four. £10 for members

Kids in the gym – update!

Apologies as we published this incorrectly last month. To clarify the situation is as follows:

Aged 12 and under – all children to be accompanied by an adult (parent or trainer)

Aged 13-15 – children may workout unaccompanied providing we hold a disclaimer signed by their parent/ carer. Please ask for a disclaimer if you would like your child to train unaccompanied.

Aged 16 and over – free to train unaccompanied

PT for teenagers

We have received a few requests for us to offer more classes specifically for teenagers. We are currently  reviewing this and will look to make more classes available from September when the timetable next changes. However, in the mentime, Tim Rew is starting up weekly PT sessions for 2-4 teenagers at a flat cost of £10 per person. If this interests you, please email Tim at Tim@freestyle360.co.uk

Team 360 successes

We have had some fantastic results from our staff and members this month:

Huge congrats to our fabulous Tim Rew who is now the All England champion Powerlifter for the 74kg category. Next stop Commonwealth!

Ollie Lincoln competing in his first and probably last marathon (the Shakespeare) after only one training run!

Jemma King for getting a PB in the Shakespeare half marathon.

Nicola Lincoln, Carrie Preston and Viv D’Alton for doing us all proud in the Blenheim Triathlon.

Viv D’Alton achieving yet another PB in the Gothenburg half marathon.

Kate Krzywiec who came first in the Worcester half marathon which automatically qualifies her for London 2018!

Chris Krzwiec who came third in the Worcester marathon, his first!

Finally, a special mention to Claire Harrison who successfully completed the Brathay 10 in 10 which is an incredible 10 marathons in 10 days! Just crazy!

Wow, what a team! Do let us know if you have been up to anything recently or have any events coming up as we love to give a shout out for your successes.

That’s all folks!

Team 360

ENDURANCE GAMES ARE BACK!

The Endurance Games are back and with a new date! 22nd July!

The Endurance games are a fun yet, challenging variety of fitness events designed to test all gym enthusiasts abilities. Entries for team need to be in by the 13th July!

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