Bellycise is delighted to announce the start of ‘Sofa Workouts for Everyone’ . All these workouts are based on sitting or lying on a sofa or bed, in order to bring fitness to those whose medical conditions prevent them from participating in standard fitness classes. These cover a variety of techniques: Yoga, Qigong, Belly Dance and Bollywood. Belly dance and yoga techniques bring strength and tone to core muscles, qi gong brings relaxation and stretching, and the dance brings cardio and laughter!
These are currently available as free online videos: click on the following links to have a look:
Woohoo! A new type of class comes to Stowmarket: Belly Bolly Yoga. These are going to run once or twice a month at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket on Monday evenings, 7.30 till 9pm. They will include all the elements that Bellycisers love: Belly Dance for toning, Bollywood for cardio and ending in delicious yoga stretches. And probably some elements of Qigong and Cabaret too. Where else can you find a class that gives you all that? A full head-to-toe work out for mind and body combined. Yum. To find out what Mondays the class run, see http://bellycise.com/classes-and-workshops
Bellycise is introducing a class especially for new mums and pregnant mums in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. The class will use gentle belly dance moves for toning and strengthening the abdominals, back, pelvis and thighs. The class will also introduce some yoga stretches and some soothing qi gong movements to calm the mind.
The classes can be booked by groups and organisations, for a cost of £60 per 45 minute session within the Diss to Stowmarket area.
Why is belly dance so good for pregnancy and after birth?
Strengthening pelvic and deep abdominal muscles and all those muscles specifically used for giving birth, thus facilitating the process of delivering and of recovery.
Relaxing the body.
Promote good posture.
Help maintain general fitness.
Help maintain a good sense of balance.
Read about Steph McGovern and why she swears by the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy: