I am going to join a gym and make sure I continue going to hockey and netball – Becky Riffel I am going to buy a bike and cycle to work at least once a week - Alex Hammond NHS Discounts I am going to do 200 minutes of activity a week. Walking or cycling – Angie Clegg Do enough activity to keep playing Sunday league football for another year, teach my daughter to ride a bike without stabilisers and my son to swim – Rob Dimsdale If you would like more information about any of the offers that you see below, or you would like to see our other offers please go to the Discounts page on the website. LTHT Pilates Offer The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Pilates class at St. James’ are now offering staff a fantastic deal if you attend their classes. Instead of paying £6 per class, why not attend 6 sessions and pay only £30. NHS Olympic Pledges Complete the Hyde Park 5k run each week Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about booking a class. Cycle 1,500 miles I am going to train for a triathlon in July – Carolyn Nelson Ride her bike that she brought on the bike to work scheme in August 2011 and has never been on – Alison Munro Lose 10lbs by the Olympics! – John Tatton Go to the gym 4 times a week I am going to go to the gym at least twice a week – Carol Longbottom Sports Pledges As we reported in our last issue, staff across the NHS have been making sport and physical activity pledges, in an aim to join in the spirit of the 2012 Olympics! To the left is the NHS Leeds pledge wall which is currently on show at North West House. We’ve got pledges from everyone including some from our Exec team. We’ve also got an updated pledge wall underneath, which showcases pledges from the HFFG team and staff who have sent us in their pledges. Remember to keep letting us know what you’ve been up to! Swim an early morning each week for 45 minutes - Matthew Mooney
Nia Why not try it in February at one of these free events in February? � Barefoot Boogie – Friday 3 February This event is a FreeDance, which is rooted in freedom, providing you with a way to play with movement, music and emotion at the Crown House in Armley, from 7-8.30pm. Click here for more details. � Free Nia 5 stages Taster Sessions – Saturday 11 February This is your chance to enjoy a free introductory session for Nia 5 Stages. The session will be from 1-2pm at Crown House in Armley. For more information please click here. If you would like to book onto the class, please look at the contact details below. If you would like more information about Nia, why not read this article! Although this event is free, booking is essential, so to reserve your place please email: email@example.com or call David - mobile: 07702 665283 / Amanda - mobile 07758 218115 Pilates at Stockdale House Stockdale House are starting up a new Pilates class for all those who would like to attend. The classes will start on a Wednesday evening in the Boardroom, from 5-6pm, for 6 weeks of sessions. They are offering the classes at £5.50 for those who want to drop in, or £30 for the full six weeks. This is a special NHS discount which is 50% off the normal Pilates Place studio prices! The classes will begin as soon as 8 people are interested in joining, so if you would like to go, why not invite a friend? Pre-booking is essential, so if you would like to attend call Pilates Place on (0113) 225 0791. Want to organise an activity??? If you feel like there’s a sport or activity missing on the website, or you would like to organise an activity yourself, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any queries about the website, would like to give us some feedback, or if you need any help don’t hesitate to contact us at the same address. Sunday Nordic Walking Group Fancy trying something new, or would you like a simple way to get fit? Why not join Walkit Yorkshire’s new Sunday walking group. Nordic walking is full body work out, so it allows you to use 90% of your muscles! Other benefits of Nordic Walking include: � Great for weight loss and fitness � Burning up to 46% more calories compared to walking � Releasing tension in the neck and shoulders � Improving your posture and gait � Strengthening your back and abdominal muscles � Reduced impact on the joints For more details about the walk, as well as information about Nordic Walking go to www.walkityorkshire.co.uk.