Hannam Health News
November 2018- Reserve your place for January Birth Preparation Morning
Advanced bookings are now being taken to secure a place for the Birth Preparation Workshop on January 12th with Dr Kim de Vocht.
These sessions have had fantastic feedback (both after the session and post birth!). A great opportunity for any mum-to-be who is due to meet her baby in 2019 and wants the best in practical preparation.
Find out all the details here. For any questions or to reserve your place, contact Kim at email@example.com. Places can also be bought as a Xmas Gift for a special mum-to-be.
November 2018- Keep Fit Christmas lunch
The Christmas lunches are always a great time to have a chat and some festive fun to round up another fantastic year!
The Keep Fit Christmas lunch is on Wednesday, 12 December, meeting at 1 pm at the Queens Arms in Pitminster.
Please check your email for the menu I have sent out and let me know your choice of meal and a transfer for £17.50 (adding £1.50 if you would like to include a tip). Hope to see most of you there :)
October 2018- Autumn Mum afternoon reTREAT
We have a new mum retreat afternoon specially designed for Mums dreaming of some true space and rejuvenation time. The afternoon will consist of gentle restorative yoga based movements to support a postnatal healing body, deep breathing practices, replenishment by the log fire, hot tub and a final deep relaxation practice.
There are now just 2 spaces remaining for the first retreat date on November 24th (with 10% discount).
Contact us here to book one of these places or register your interest in future retreat dates.
September 2018- New Term starts Sept 17th
We are so looking forward to welcoming familiar and new faces for a fantastic Autumn Term 😃
NEW TERM starts Monday 17th September at Hannam Health!
Choose the session that is right for you and send us a message to reserve your place…
Aerobi-Fit ~ Fit for Life ~ Studio Cycling ~ Weighted Workout ~ Pilates ~ Yoga ~ Pregnancy Yoga ~ Salsa Dancing
We have plenty of other things on offer to enhance your health & wellbeing this Autumn; including, sports massages, retreats, mum & baby sessions, birth preparation workshops and the fantastic health & fitness assessments.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
September 2018- Fantastic opportunity for all Yoga enthusiasts!
Throughout our September week of Yoga Teacher Training part 2, we are offering exclusive access to anyone interested in trying a fabulous early morning class by internationally recognised Yoga trainer, Peter Sterios. All are very welcome to join a class on any day from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th September, 6.30-8.00AM with a post class discussion led by Peter for £15pp.
August 2018- Final couple of spaces available for Birth Preparation Morning, September 22nd
The popular half day birth preparation session with Dr Kim de Vocht is back on Saturday September 22nd. There are just a couple of spaces left before it is fully booked again. The session brings together some of the best aspects of Pregnancy Yoga, Active Birthing, Hypnobirthing and the latest research to help mums-to-be feel confident and calm about their upcoming birth. To reserve your place or register your interest in future workshops or private sessions, please contact Kim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 2018 - Yoga Teacher Training Part 1
The first 10 days of the Residential Yoga Teacher Training course with Peter Sterios from California proved to be a truly inspiring experience! We felt incredibly lucky to have such fantastic tuition right here in our very own studio in the Blackdown Hills. Lovely students from Iceland, Ireland and England all contributing to make it a great experience all round. This was Peters first UK Teacher Training course and by all accounts, he enjoyed the experience as much as we did! Now to digest it all before part 2 in September...
July 2018 - Summer Yoga Block
Keen to keep up your mobility and feel-good factor over the Summer break? We are offering a special Summer Yoga block to accommodate people's busy Summer plans with the fantastic and highly qualified instructor, Steph.
Summer block: 19th July - 13th September. Block payment for 7 classes to be used over the 9 weeks on the dates that work around your holiday plans.
New to the class and want to try it before committing? Drop in for your first session for £8.50
May 2018- New Birthing Workshop June 16th
We are delighted to be offering a Saturday morning (10-1pm) birthing workshop with Dr Kim de Vocht. The approachable and relaxed workshop is to help mums-to-be to feel confident and prepared on the practical aspects for their upcoming birth.
The workshop brings together the best aspects from Pregnancy Yoga, Hypnobirthing and the latest research to provide a comprehensive overview to support women for a positive and controlled labour and birth.
Limited availability. Places will be allocated on a first booked, first reserved basis. Next workshop date is September 22nd.
April 2018- Treat yourself... to a massage that is right for you.
Hannam Health now offers a range of massage, from relaxing holistic and baby massage to sports and remedial massage.
Appointments with experienced and friendly masseuse Naomi Speyer are now available on Mondays and Thursdays.
April 2018- FINAL month of early bird offer for Yoga Teacher Training
The fabulous Summer Yoga Teacher Training with Peter Sterios at Hannam Health has ONE MORE MONTH for the early bird reduced price with 30 days of unlimited online classes.
EFFICIENT COURSE STRUCTURE.
March 2018- Summer Term Dates for the diary
Hopefully you are feeling fit and well as our Spring term draws to a close. Classes end on Wednesday, 28 March. The Summer Term runs from Monday 9th April to Friday 6th July- with a few confusing dates to pay close attention to (apologies for this!)
Week commencing April 9th: Monday classes with Rosemary are on, Studio Cycling with Malcolm is not. No classes on Tuesday, 10 April and on Wednesday, 11 (apart from Pregnancy Yoga). Yoga and Salsa starts on Thursday, 12 April. On Friday, 13 April Weighted Workout is at 8.45 am and Pilates is at 10 am.
Week commencing April 16th: All classes resume as normal
No classes on Monday, 7 May (May Day), and half term is the week commencing 28 May to Friday, 1 June inclusive.
The term will end on Friday, 6 July, although there is a Studio Cycling class on Monday, 9 July at 10 am. On Friday, 11 May classes will be covered by another instructor.
March 2018- Final opportunity to book your Lifestyle Health Assessment for Thursday 22nd
Fantastic opportunity to have your first Lifestyle Health Assessment or re-assessment with our experienced visiting Physiologist. Click here to find out all the details.
March 2018- Spring Newsletter
If you haven't had a chance to read the Hannam Health March Newsletter or didn't receive it.. take a look!
March 2018- New Hannam Health Yoga Nidra relaxation for download
Would you like to do your own Yoga Nidra relaxation in the comfort of your own home? Enjoy a 15 minute 'time out' whenever you need it to help reduce stress and anxiety, and to promote better sleep.
February 2018- Summer Yoga Teacher Training coming to Hannam Health!
Fancy taking your Yoga to the next level and turning your passion into a job?
We are hosting the internationally recognised Advanced Yoga teacher Peter Sterios from California to lead our Summer 2018 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us online or chat to Rosemary or Kim.
Early bird discounted price offer runs until the end of April. Early bird bookings will also receive 30 days FREE online classes with Peter at www.YogaAnytime.com.
February 2018- Wellbeing event with the experts to take place in early Summer
We are so looking forward to welcoming Nutrition expert Rozzie Yoxall and Applied Physiologist Richard Hannam to the Blagdon Hill studio. The feedback we have had for the March 3rd event is that people are keen not to miss out on this opportunity, but are unable to make a Saturday morning. After some deliberation, we have decided to postpone the event to early Summer and provide an evening of the two talks. This will give as many people as possible the chance to join us and we can enjoy a great sociable and engaging evening with some nutritious nibbles while we get well and truly up to speed on the latest in health & wellbeing!
We will let everyone know as soon as the date is confirmed :)
February 2018- Salsa Dancing 6 week course
Following on from the success of our Salsa Dancing course in 2017, we are taking to the dance floor again with the fabulous instructor Martin Travers!
Join us for the brand new 6 week course on Thursday evenings from 15th Feb - 22nd March.
Come solo, with a partner or a group of friends!
£7.50 for your first taster class. £35 for remainder of the course or £8 PAYG.
January 2018- Final availability for your Lifestyle Health Assessment appointment
We were delighted to hear such positive feedback from our first exclusive health assessment day earlier in January with our visiting expert Physiologist.
We currently have just two appointment times left on Thursday 25th January for you to have your 30 minute Lifestyle Health Assessment with instant results and guidance.
All results are kept confidential unless you choose to discuss them with your instructor.
January 2018- New Spring Term is here
Happy New Year! Classes have now started for the new Spring Term 2018. Great to have heard from so many existing Hannam Health members and new people we are soon to meet, all looking forward to coming along to classes.
If you are yet to reserve your place, just drop us a message via our website contact form.
Appointments for our January Lifestyle Health Assessment offer are filling up. Fantastic to see many of you taking proactive steps to understand your health better and receive personalised guidance for the New Year ahead. If you would like to take advantage of this exclusive offer of a 30 minute appointment with our expert visiting Physiologist on January 11th and 25th, please get in contact asap to book your appointment time. Offer is for January only. Hannam Health members receive 10% discount (£45). Non-members welcome (£49.50).
December 2017- An exclusive opportunity for January 2018
We are delighted to announce that we will be offering two exclusive dates in January for lifestyle health & wellbeing assessments. Hannam Health & Performance (based in Clifton, Bristol) specialises in individual health assessments and tailored lifestyle solutions to improve health and wellbeing.
Limited lifestyle health & wellbeing assessment appointments will be available on Thursday 11th and 25th January at the Hannam Health Fitness & Wellbeing Studio in Taunton, Somerset. Assessments will be delivered by an experienced Applied Physiologist. The 30 minute appointment will include a range of health assessments: full cholesterol profile, glucose, blood pressure, body fat percentage, body mass index, waist measurement, average daily calorie requirement and hydration status. You will be provided with an approachable explanation of your results in confidence, an instant report and personalised lifestyle advice to help you make some positive changes for 2018.
Appointments are limited and will be allocated on a first booked first reserved basis. Assessment price: £49.50. Hannam Health members reduced price: £45
December 2017- Thank you!
Fantastic Hannam Health Christmas lunches this year. Lovely to be with everyone out of their fitness gear and enjoying the festive party atmosphere- singing voices all on top form :)
Thank you so much for the generous gifts- I shall enjoy a bit of Temple Spa beauty product indulgence and keeping warm with the beautiful shawl.
Look forward to seeing everyone again in the New Year!
December 2017- New term dates for the New Year
With the final Hannam Health classes of 2017 almost upon us and a fun filled festive period (of potentially a little bit of over indulgence!) about to hit, we are thinking ahead to a healthy and happy New Year... all your classes will be back up and running from Thursday 4th January. Note that Pregnancy Yoga classes will start back on Wednesday 3rd January and Salsa will start back on Thursday 11th.
Reservations are now being taken for the new term. Have a look at the timetable to decide which class suits you best. Get in contact simply with our online form to reserve your place in preparation for your healthy 2018!
November 2017- Christmas lunches
The C word is now starting to be heard and although it may still seem a while off, we are all prepped for Hannam Health Christmas lunches!
All Hannam Health members are warmly invited to join us at the Queens Arms in Pitminster on Wednesday, 13th December at 1pm. Staplegrove Fit-for-Life class Christmas lunch is on Monday 4th December at The Cross Keys.
Please book in with Rosemary by Friday November 24th to join in the festivities. Just hand in an envelope with £16.50 cash plus £1/1.50 gratuity and write on the outside: your name, number & menu choice
October 2017- Time to exercise with a smile!
Have a read of our top tips on how to enjoy your exercise in the latest edition of 'What's on Taunton'. Download it HERE
October 2017- New additional Pregnancy Yoga class added
From Wednesday October 25th we will have TWO Pregnancy Yoga class times to choose from: 5.45-7pm & 7.30-8.45pm.
Ladies from 13 weeks of pregnancy are very welcome to join our friendly group in a beautiful candlelit farmhouse studio for gentle and safe movements, birth preparation and relaxation.
For questions and bookings, contact Kim at email@example.com or on 07825090352
September 2017- Fantastic start to Salsa!
We kicked off the new course of Salsa classes on Thursday September 21st with a great fun group of beginners all new to the dance floor. Martin (the fantastically passionate teacher) got us all enjoying learning the basic Salsa steps with upbeat Latin music to blow away the Autumnal feeling!
The course runs until November 30th. We still have space for a few more to join the friendly group if you would like to give the class a go for £7.50 next Thursday.
September 2017- New Autumn term starts Monday 11th September- BRAND NEW classes added!
Check out our new Autumn term timetable and decide how you are going to enjoy getting in shape this Autumn. Our new Yoga and Salsa classes are filling up... however there are still a few spaces remaining if you would like to give it a go (still 10% off first half of Autumn term for new yogis).
Just let us know that you're interested on our 'Contact Us' page and we can send you all the details and reserve your space!
September 2017- Escape this Autumn
The fantastic Pause Escapes are hosting an exclusive Autumn weekend escape in Somerset. An opportunity for you to immerse yourself in all that makes you feel good. Getting back to nature and enjoying delicious healthy food, yoga, cycling, coastal trips and hot tubbing. Join a friendly group 29th September - 1st October on your own or with friends. Contact James & Ciara for queries or bookings.
August 2017- Fancy getting in shape party style?!
Ever wished you knew a few more moves to strut on the dance floor? Hannam Health welcomes you to join a friendly group this Autumn for a great fun journey into the world of SALSA!
Come solo, with a partner or get a group of friends together! Experienced dance coach Martin Travers will tailor the class to all levels of experience.
The course starts 21st September on Thursday evenings 8-9pm at the Blagdon Studio. Book in today for your first taster session for £7.50 on Thursday September 21st...
August 2017- New term starts September 11th
Classes start for the new Autumn term on Monday September 11th until Friday 15th December.
Take a look at the class timetable and decide how you are going to enjoy achieving your fitness goals as the Summer days start to fade. We have a range of classes with something to suit everyone, including: Pilates, Studio Cycling, Weighted Workout, Fit for life, Aerobi-fit, Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga.
Spaces are already getting booked up, so do get in touch if you would like to reserve your place for Pilates, Studio Cycling, Weighted Workout and Yoga.
August 2017- BRAND NEW YOGA CLASSES- 10% off first half of Autumn terms fees!!
We are absolutely delighted to offer Yoga for all abilities at Hannam Health!
The classes will take place in our beautiful glass fronted rural studio in Blagdon Hill on Thursday mornings and evenings. The perfect opportunity for men and women, from novice through to the well practiced yogi, to enjoy switching off from the outside world and to tune in to both mind and body.
To welcome all yogi newcomers, we are having an introductory offer of 10% off the first half of the Autumn term!
Spaces are limited and booking is essential. Please get in touch to reserve your yoga mat ready for the first class on Thursday September 14th.
August 2017 - News for the new term coming soon!
Keep your eyes peeled on the website for some exciting news at Hannam Health for this September...
July 2017- Great end to the Summer term at Hannam Health
What a cracking Summer term! Everyone has worked really hard in classes over the last couple weeks- whether it's been planking for that little bit longer in Pilates or pushing the spin bike resistance. Great job everyone... do your very best to keep it up over the Summer break, whether you get out walking in the countryside or swimming in the sea- enjoy staying active!
Keep your eyes peeled on the website for all the info about next term...
No classes next week at Hannam Health. Pregnancy Yoga is back for the Summer from July 26th and all other classes are back in September.
July 2017 - Last month of the early summer offer for Pregnancy Yoga
Great to welcome so many lovely ladies and their bumps of all sizes to Pregnancy Yoga at Hannam Health in the past couple of months- many have come to the yoga mat for the very first time, which is brilliant!
Classes continue throughout the Summer, with only the class on Wednesday 19th July not taking place.
July is the last month to take advantage of the early Summer offer of 10% off class prices... classes are nearly full, so do get in touch to reserve your place if you would like to book in (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07825090352).
June 2017- Calling all Bristolians
Classes from the Hannam Health tribe are branching out to Bristol!
The fabulous Ciara is now bringing her "levity" inspired Hatha Yoga classes from the teachings of Peter Sterios to Space 238 in Bristol! Join her on Monday evenings 4:45 - 5:50pm for deep moves with deep house music in accompaniment!
5th June 2017 - Get summer ready!
Excited to have all classes back in action from Monday June 5th ready to kick start the 2nd half of the Summer term.
A few spaces still available in some of our classes. Contact us if you would like to join in any of our classes and enjoy getting your Summer body ready!
May 2017- Pregnancy Yoga has arrived at Hannam Health.
Great to have the new Pregnancy Yoga class up and running at the Blagdon Studio. The classes are specially designed to help ladies feel good at all stages of pregnancy and prepare for labour through gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation. A few bump spaces remaining- try out your first two classes for £15.
May 2017- Fantastic Spring Pause Escapes weekend!
The latest Pause Escapees (hosted at the Blagdon Studio) enjoyed a weekend full of country walking, biking, yoga, stand-up-paddle boarding, massage, fabulous healthy food and plenty of laughs. The fabulous Anna Middleton, Raw Chef & Health Food Educator was on hand on Sunday to prepare a Rawsome lunch with a workshop on how to prepare her amazingly delicious raw food!
Interested in joining for the next Summer Pause Escapes or have a group of friends who would like a custom designed escape? Check out the website for all the details.
May 2017- 10% off Pregnancy Yoga classes- spread the word to those lovely ladies with bumps!
We are really looking forward to Pregnancy Yoga starting at Hannam Health on Wednesday May 17th and to kick things off we are offering 10% off class prices until August.
Make this weekend a healthy one - 7th May
Join us for a lunchtime workshop this Sunday on May 7th with Raw Chef and Health Educator Anna Middleton. We will be having a 2 hour cookery demonstration and tasting lunch showing us how to make eating both healthy and tasty (£45pp).
May 2017- Great news for mums to be in the Taunton area!
Recently found out you’re expecting a new little bundle or know someone who is? Pregnancy yoga is coming to Hannam Health in the Blagdon Hill Studio, Taunton. An opportunity to take some well deserved time out to look after you and your growing baby and prepare yourself for the upcoming birth. For more information or to reserve your place, please use the contact us form or contact Kim directly (email@example.com/ 07825090352)
New Spring Escape date- 5-7th May 2017
Pause Escapes will celebrate the arrival of Spring with an escape weekend of hiking, biking, yoga, surf / Stand-Up-Paddle, massage, amazing healthy food, good times and laughs!
They are also welcoming back Anna Middleton, Raw Chef & Health Food Educator to prepare for us a Rawsome lunch on the Sunday and give a workshop on how to prepare these wonderfully delicious raw food!
Find out more at pauseescapes.com or contact James and Ciara at firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 7539 486 869
New Year Retreat day- January 2017
What a fantastic New Year retreat day we had on Saturday with Pause Escapes and Anna Middleton! Thank you to all those who joined us for a really enjoyable and informative day. We learnt lots of practical tips on making small changes to our eating to make it super tasty and packed full of nutritious goodness. In amongst the delicious food tasting, we also spent time perfecting key body conditioning and relaxation exercises.
It was great to see so much interest in this event and we know there were plenty of you who were keen to come along but could not make the date- if you’re interested in future similar events, or have a group of your own who would like a custom designed retreat day, just let us know!
Exciting 2017 date for the diary...
Come and start your New Year off on the right foot by joining us on Saturday 21st January for an exclusive workshop day at the Hannam Health studio.
Anna Middleton, Raw Chef and Health Educator, will be showing us how to make eating both healthy and tasty. Rosemary Hannam will be taking you through some Pilates and body conditioning exercises and the day will end with some relaxing Yoga from Ciara Barron at Pause Escapes.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to nourish yourself through making both the right food choices and the right movements for your body to help you feel invigorated and ready for the year ahead.
We will cover the following topics:
How to make nourishing food choices and learn about cellular health.
Foods to improve - gut health brain function/mood vitality and reduce inflammation
The day of course wouldn’t be complete without the opportunity to test out a specially prepared lunch by Anna to help put the theory into practice!
Everyone is very welcome, regardless of whether you are a Hannam Health member or not. For more details about the day, please contact Rosemary at email@example.com or (01823) 421823.
Happy New Year from Hannam Health!
Hannam Health classes start back for the New Year on Thursday 5th January. We look forward to seeing existing members back, as well as new faces joining us, ready to enjoy kicking those resolutions into action! We aim to give you all the help you need to achieve your health and fitness goals in 2017.
Christmas Celebrations at Hannam Health
Great to have time to chat, eat well and celebrate at the various Christmas social events. The Queens Arms hosted us all well and we even managed a festive workout after the meal. Thankfully we had a room to ourselves which enabled us to make the most of the celebrations. Danielle came first in the Flying Angels and Running Reindeer competition and was the lucky winner of a skipping rope which I am sure she will use every day! The Fit For Life Christmas Celebrations included a fun lunch at the Cross Keys. Lots of laughing, singing and a good meal made it all very enjoyable. Christmas afternoon tea at the Trull Community Tea room was a lovely way to end the term. I would like to thank you all for your kind gifts and good wishes!
Social Cycle Ride - 22nd October 2016
Many thanks for joining the ride last Saturday. Although the Autumnal mist certainly added to the cold it did also create a challenge and created a different 'feel' about the ride. We had about 24 riders. Two routes included a more steady 10 mile route and a 16 mile route with a challenging hill climb. Sylvia Jackson kindly took a few pictures before we set off. I appreciate some of you had not arrived which is a pity but most of us are present. Thank you also for your contributions, as well as taking some exercise we raised £75 for the Playing Field which is excellent and will help with the upkeep costs.
What an exciting summer for Hannam Health!
The past few months have been packed full of exciting renovation projects, social events and successful sports performances.
Most importantly, you may have noticed a slight rebranding... Rosemary’s Keep Fit has undergone a summer face lift and is now ‘Hannam Health: Fitness and Wellbeing’ with a new studio and website.
The studio before and after...
New studio August 2016:
As the class members from last term who were attending the Blagdon Hill studio will be aware of, we began a redevelopment project in June to upgrade and expand the existing barn studio into a stunning new space for Hannam Health. Local builder (Steve Sparks) has done a fabulous job maintaining the beautiful original features, while ensuring we achieve the most stunning light space for people to enjoy working out in, whether it is on a spin bike or a Pilates mat. We hope you all enjoy your brand new space!
The questionnaires that so many of you took the time to complete last term have proved really helpful. It was fantastic to see so much positive feedback from class members and plenty of additional information which we will take on board for the future. Many of you responded that you would like active social events during the holiday times, which we immediately put into action over the summer (see below). There was also a very positive response to the introduction of one off and ongoing health assessments, which we are looking to introduce in the future.
Thank you so much to everyone that attended the various active social events we held over the summer- it was fantastic to see so many of you putting your beach towels to one side and getting involved. We enjoyed country woodland walks of various distances and two great evening cycle rides around the Blackdown hills. As if the benefits from all that activity weren’t enough, we also managed to raise money for the local Mencap charity (final total to be confirmed).
If anyone has any ideas for future social events, we’d love to hear your ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary hasn’t taken the summer off to put her feet up, as usual (as those of you who know her will be all too aware) she has been running, swimming and biking her way round the South West. She won 1st lady in her age category in both the Wellington Sprint Triathalon in May and the Burnham-on-sea Sprint Triathalon in June.