Health, Fitness and Personal Development


Our health and fitness section this year, has a new and innovative addition with the Well Being courses. These include yoga to improve your mental health, confidence building and assertiveness, together with mindfulness. We are also offering yoga for families to encourage students and their stressed teenagers to relax and unwind! All these courses are valuable in aiding and maintaining health and fitness and are offered in addition to our popular regulars.

Most of our courses run for three terms in 10 week blocks. In the case of our 10 week courses it is planned that these courses will continue throughout the year if there is sufficient student interest.

There is a range of courses with a variety of levels. For example those with “Gently” in the title are specifically designed for the older learner. The exercise classes in this range continue to be very popular and early enrolment is recommended. Other courses in this curriculum area will specify the level of experience required, either "beginners", "improvers", or all abilities.

If you need further information and guidance then please contact us on 01825 761820.

All courses stress all-round exercise suitable for a wide range of abilities and are taught by well qualified and committed tutors. Whatever your age, health and fitness is central to overall well being.

Fitness and Dance courses on offer this year


Yoga
Yoga for Men
Confidence Building and Assertiveness
Belly Dancing
Zumba followed by Stretch and Relax
Movement to Music Gently


Yoga
Yoga is a holistic approach to health focusing on postures, breathing and relaxation. It is a very valuable tool for the reduction of stress and increasing mobility. The more advanced course gives consideration to meditative techniques. We offer a variety of courses and levels which will encourage students to work within their personal movement range.

Yoga for Men
This is becoming an increasing popular course that is designed to cater for male students of all abilities. The course enables students to develop and maintain the holistic health benefits associated with yoga through movement, breathing, relaxation and meditation and to develop a range of strategies to deal with daily stress.

Confidence Building and Assertiveness
Students who wish to improve their self esteem through changing behaviours and how they relate to others would be ideal for this course. Students will also learn the techniques to improve their communication skills benefiting their work place and personal relationships.

Belly Dancing
This is an alluring and rhythmical style of dance which is excellent for flexibility, developing coordination and improving posture as well as great fun to do. ACRES offers both beginners, improvers and all ability classes at Crowborough and Uckfield. Please see our Course Information Sheets for further advice.

Zumba followed by Stretch and Relax
On this course you will learn about Zumba dance, including the four basic Zumba rhythms – Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia and Reggaetton with variations of the moves that suit your own ability and fitness levels. After the Zumba class the tutor will provide stretch and relaxation exercises, the perfect antidote after a thorough workout.

Movement to Music Gently
This fun and popular course is designed for the older learner. It uses a range of enjoyable styles of dance which promote all round health. During the course you will learn simple dances with props as well as relevant health issues.