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Parent/Child Stick ActivityAlphabet ChallengeYvonne's Alphabet Challenge  

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Alphabet Challenge

Have some fun with our Alphabet Challenge 

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Balance & Beam Is Going Virtual!

Dear MembersWe’re very excited to tell you that we are becoming ‘virtual’, yes indeedy, you read that correctly and over these next few weeks we will be adding activities to our Facebook, Instagram & website pagesSo from Monday, 6th April we will be showing you some great ideas to help inspire your little people into getting more active but it’s not just for them, we want you all to participate and have lots of fun too!Here’s what to look out for: We will introduce our weekly ‘theme of the week’ along with Monday’s skill We will post our daily activity for you to try each day We will post some ‘how to’ videos We will upload a weekly Movement Challenges for you to try in your own home or gardenWe want to give you a range of activities that not only help the physical skills but also work on fine and gross motor skills, balance & co-ordinationSo the days will look like this:Monday: Get Movin Monday – Start the week off as you mean to go on with a specific skill of the week to work on all weekTuesday: Teamwork Tuesday – Family Obstacle ChallengeWednesday: Workout Wednesday – This could be Plank Challenge work out, flossing, Abs challenge, Bring Sally Up…you get the idea – a challenge for the whole familyThursday: Throwing Thursday – We will be working on a different throwing &/or catching activity of the week to work onFriday: Freeze Friday – Will be static shapes or stretches to work on balancing techniquesSaturday: Share Your Skill Saturday - We’d love you to share your workout challenges with us on our page so make sure you video yourselves every now and again Sunday: Funday Sunday – Show us what other FUN things you have been up to over the week. Remember we are one BIG Family at Balance & Beam! Why not tag your friends in or even let grannie & gramps see how you are, I know it can be lonely for them right now and it would make their day to see their little peopleI have to say we’re a little bit nervous at getting this off the ground but hopefully we’ll get better as the weeks progressDon’t forget to check our Facebook page at 9.00am Monday morning for your weekly theme and challenge of the day and then we’ll post at 9.00am every dayJust one final little bit… We do take health & safety very seriously at the gym, so in our ‘virtual gym’ you will need to make sure you take care when you’re practicing these skills in and around the house and garden so….Remember, we want all you guys to stay safe and well. Please make sure that you have enough space around you to do the activities safely. DON’T try anything that you don’t feel able to do. Parents, this is a BIG one for you, please remember that most of you are not ‘coaches’ so don’t get the kids to try triple flips or back somersaults (it’s not safe OK). Get the kids to know & understand their own limitations. Start small and grow – that’s the Balance & Beam way!. These activities are meant to be FUN challenges!

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We’re All in This TogetherThe health and wellbeing of everyone here at Balance & Beam is very important to me as my team IS my business and I couldn’t do it without them. We continue to keep in touch by email and video link. You too are extremely important to us here and we miss each and every one of you and hope you and all your families are all staying safe and well during these difficult and unprecedented times.We can’t wait until we can see you all again. Take Care Of One AnotherThe Government has called on a collective effort to beat this dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) and together we will! During this time, please be reassured that all your classes have been suspended and we will pick up where we left off just as soon as we can, which will probably mean extending the term and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that we bring back normality, structure, routine, energy and lots of physical fun once we’re back.We appreciate your continued support during this period.Watch This Space!It seems the whole World has joined together to bring exciting, innovative & imaginative things online which is absolutely amazing and I wanted to let you know that I am busy working behind the scenes looking at ways that we too can help to keep all of you in our thoughts and Balance & Beam in yours, so I will be in touch by email / Facebook / Instagram soon with our virtual plans.We’re Here For You!In the meantime, if you’d like to share any of your little person’s special talents on our Facebook page then we’d love to see them, as we will keep our social media channels updated. And just so you know, our email is constantly monitored if you need to connect.Please take care, stay safe and let’s think of each other.Yvonne x

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Dear MembersIt is with deep regret, due to the Government’s latest announcement on Friday evening, 20th March that I must close my facilities from now for the foreseeable futureI am so sorry for everyone that it has come to this and I hope it’s not for too longI wish you all the very best and urge you to take care, stay safe and act responsbily during this stressful timeI hope with all my heart that I see you all again soon Sincerely Yvonne x

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Important Health Update 19th March 2020

Important Health Update – Thursday, 19th MarchIn light of the most recent Government guidelines & Health England to close all schools, nurseries and private child-care facilities for the majority of children from the end of this week these are the actions we are proposing to take for now.Classes for the remainder of this week WILL run as normal with the following time amendments to the current timetable, this is to allow for extra time in between classes for exit time to keep the lobby freeCan I also request that only one parent bring their child to enable social distancing.Our stringent hand washing / hand sanitizing system will still be in force on entry to the buildingPlease do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your class start timesCLASS TIMESThursday, 19th March:Wiggly Worms4.10pmJumping Jacks5.20pmFlic Flacs6.30pmFriday, 20th MarchCaterpillars:9.30amLadybirds:10.30amLadybugs:11.30amButterflies:12.30pmWiggly Worms:4.00pmJumping Jacks:5.10pmSaturday, 21st March:Ladybirds:8.40amCaterpillars:9.35amButterflies:10.30amWiggly Worms:11.40amCrazy Friends:12.50pmFlic Flacs:2.00pmJumping Jacks:3.10pmCrazy Jacks:4.15pmSunday Classes as normalOf course, health, safety and wellbeing of all our members is paramount and at this time, we all need to take the necessary precautions to protect the vulnerable and at risk groups, so if you would prefer not to attend classes then we respect your decisions Please let me reassure you that your classes will not be lost and your space in class will be secure and we will continue to monitor the situation and update you regularly on how we intend to move forwardFrom next week, we are considering offering a skeleton daily timetable of classes for those parents who wish their children to have the option to engage in structured physical exercise whilst they are not able to attend school and we are working on options to give you this facility over the next week and I will get an email out to you during the course of Friday, 20th MarchAgain, for any members who would prefer to bank their sessions then this option is available to youPlease let us know if you would either like to:ATTEND CLASSES – I would be interested in a revised class timetableBANK CLASSES – Please bank my classesWe will of course continue to communicate further via email, facebook and our website as Government advice & guidelines changeYours sincerelyYvonne

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Latest COVID 19 Update - 17th March 2020

COVID-19 What we are doingDear MembersAs a valued customer we wanted to update you and reassure you on the important steps we are taking to help minimise the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19.We are continuing to follow and monitor official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England/Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland/Ireland carefully. We receive regular advice and updates from our health and safety consultants and use this information to ensure we are doing all that is possible and advised to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.The health and well-being of our customers and staff is our primary concern. We recognise it is vitally important for us to have policies and procedures in place to support this concern.Here’s What We Are Doing:Educating our staff on prevention, both personal prevention techniques and customer prevention techniquesMonitoring our staff and ensuring that no staff members in the building are at work with the virus or symptoms.We are fortunate that no member of the team has recently returned from abroadEmphasising and promoting the need for frequent and proper hand washing (20 seconds minimum), both to staff and to customers, ensuring that all our facilities are fully stocked with soap & paper towelsEnhancing our already robust cleaning procedures, with particular focus on regularly cleaning and sanitising the contact points that people touch more frequently (door handles, pull cords, light switches, gym equipment etc)Encouraging customers (parents & children) to help us by ensuring they are washing their hands as soon as they enter our facilitiesWe have several hand sanitizing locations around the buildingWorking with consultants to receive advice and support.Use Our Facilities WITH Confidence:In line with Government guidance, we are continuing to operate as usual. We will continue to keep in touch with you and follow official guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England carefully. Your health and safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.Finally, thank you for your continued support and we are delighted that you have confidence in our procedures to ensure you are in as controlled environment as you could be! Boosting one’s immune system through activity is a key tool to help combat COVID-19, exercising will help provide that boost!We will of course update you with any changes

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Dear AllAs a small business, the well-being and safety of our Members & their families is our first priority. The following are actions we are taking, in light of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) news. We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis, along with our Health and Safety partners and the local health authority. We are also closely monitoring Public Health UK guidance and will provide prompt updates should the situation change.In line with guidance provided by the health authorities, we have further reinforced our cleanliness measures, including but not limited to: Increased daytime cleaning to sanitize all high-frequency touchpoints, in addition to our regular stringent cleaning procedures. End of Day cleaning that sanitizes all door handles, light switches, taps, toilets, high traffic areas, including all equipment in the gym Ensuring hand sanitizing dispensers are filled and available to all members. Hand wash Procedure Posters around the gym to drive awareness to wash & sanitize hands regularly All staff must wash hands regularly and sanitize their hands before & after each class As of today’s date we are requesting that all members, parents & children, attending classes, wash their hands / sanitize on arrival and we would appreciate parental assistance when their child visits the toilets to ensure their hands are properly washed before returning into the gym.For more information on preventative measures, health updates and additional information about COVID-19, please visit: Public Health England -

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FREE Trial Sessions for babies - 4 months - walking!

Babies can enjoy dedicated exercise classes just as much as their older peers here at Balance & Beam. Our Ladybugs Sessions are designed to stimulate and promote core physical activity from an early age. Your baby will develop a dynamic awareness of their surroundings guided by music and rhythm, all designed to kindle their little senses and advance motor-skill development.Classes are available for babies from just 4 months old and are completely instructor led. Sessions run weekly on Fridays and we offer a free taster session so you get to see what happens in one of our classes.Although all classes are designed for children, Balance & Beam help to grow a great social environment for new mums and dads. Classes are a great opportunity for them to make new friends,all whilst learning more about their little bundles of fun as they actively participate in classes – sometimes they have more fun than the children!Our special introductory offer for only £130 for a 10-week course includes £35 annual family membership.Call us now for more information and to secure your baby’s place on 01782 214452.Terms and Conditions: Rolling Term start NOWA full programme is for 10 classesAnnual family membership is included in this offerFree trial session available 

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Balance & Beam much more than a gymnastic class!

Balance & Beam have spent the last 14 years empowering 100s of children. Giving them the confidence to try new skills, confidently interact with their peers and learn to follow instruction. All this is great preparation for pre-school / nursery and also helps older children settle into a classroom environment.Our classes are carefully planned to help each child develop, irrelevant of their ability as we treat all our members as individuals and embrace the smallest of achievement of every child. With parents placing a real emphasis on the health and development of their children, our classes combine gymnastics, motor skill abilities and above all, fun.All the Balance & Beam team love what they do which means all our classes are taught in a fun environment. Safety is paramount in everything that we do and your child’s wellbeing both emotionally and physically is the main aim and focus of our programme. Being a member of our wonderful Balance & Beam family means your child will always be treated with respect and we will work with you to help your little person be the very best that they can be.Our child development programme is a positive learning  environment for children from just 4 months to 12 years as we believe it is never too early to introduce your child to physical active lifestyle.We have lots of class options to fit in with busy family schedules , so book a FREE trial session today and see for yourself just how fantastic our classes are.To register your interest in our classes, please call us on 01782 214452 or email via our contact page by clicking here and we'll be in touch very shortly.Oh and remember to let us know if you would like a free trial class for your child - be quick!To view current class timetable please click here.Balance & Beam Helping little people cartwheel into a Happy Healthy Life

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