You don’t have to go far to keep your New Year Resolutions

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit or take more exercise you don’t have to leave Balsall Common to keep it.  Here’s just a few ideas of local clubs and organisations that can help.

We’re happy to add to this article so please email Claire if you have other fitness ideas we can share.

Balsall Common Run Club

Catering for adult runners of all standards from total beginners to Ultra runners, the club meets on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm and Saturday mornings at 9am.  The venue is the Lant Sports and Community Centre – Meeting House Lane
There is no requirement for you to be able to run a specific pace or distance before you join, everyone is welcome.
The membership year runs from 1 January so anyone joining now will get the benefit of the full 12 months. Paul Yeoman runs the main group whilst Jill Fedeski runs a beginners/rusty runners group designed for people just starting to run or coming back to running after a break. Anyone who wants more information can email Jill. secretary@balsallcommonrunclub.co.uk
Find out more on their website or Facebook

 

EMBRACE

Embrace, run by local resident and former Heart of England student Emily Mulholland, is a great way to feel & look your best, with fun, creative & effective workouts at the Heart of England Dance studio. Starting back Tuesday 3rd January
Class Timetable:

Monday

7:00pm ABS-olute fitness
7:15pm Cardio dance

Tuesday
6:00pm Devoted2Pilates
7:15pm Bootcamp

Wednesday
7:15pm POUND
8:00pm Devoted2pilates

Thursday
6:00pm ABS-olute fitness
6:15pm Cardio dance
7:00pm POUND

Find out more and book in on Facebook.

Jaime’s BodyMind Yoga

Jaime’s Body Mind Yoga in Balsall Common is an Ashtanga/ Hatha mix of yoga with the emphasis on flowing sequences. Traditionally Ashtanga is an athletically demanding style of yoga whereas hatha has more accessible postures. This combination means that there is something for everyone in the classes. All sessions take place at St Peters Church Hall and advance booking is required.

Monday evening 7.30-9 pm
Tuesday 9.15-10.45 am
Thursday 9.15-10.45 am
Friday 9.15-10.45 am

Thursday’s 11-12 am
Yoga for over 55’s or anyone recovering from injury.

Yoga for teenagers.
Tuesday evenings 7.15 – 8.45. 14-18 years. Help ease exam stress!!

Tweens class Kids age 8-12. Fridays 4-5.

Jaime also runs a monthly yin yoga workshop which is a restorative style of yoga which targets  joint health. Next sessions are Sunday 22 January 4.30-7,  Sunday 19 February and and Sunday 12 March.

There are also yoga and craft workshops for children aged 4-12 during school holidays and regular family sessions.

Find out more on the website or on Facebook.

Positive Fitness

Run by the incredibly experienced Sally Morris at her studio on Balsall Street East, classes include the new Sosa workout,  fun low impact dance workout that is suitable for everyone.  There are a number of classes to suit every age and ability including young at heart for over 70s, dancefit high impact for every age and body blast /hiit for those wanting a high intense workout.
MONDAYS
9am PRIVATE TRAINING
10.15am Pilates 1
11.15am PRIVATE TRAINING
2pm PRIVATE HIRE
6.15pm Sosa Dance Fitness
7.05pm Pilates 2
8.05pm Pilates 2

TUESDAYS
9.15am Body Conditioning
10.05am Sosa Dance Fitness
11.00am Young at Heart
11.45am PRIVATE TRAINING
6.30pm BODY BLAST
7.20pm NEW CLASS DANCEFIT STARTS 10th January

WEDNESDAYS
9,15am Pilates 2
10.15am Pilates 2
11.15am Pilates 1
12.15pm Young at Heart
5.15pm Small Group Pilates
6.15pm Pilates 2
7.15pm Sosa Dance Fitness

THURSDAY
9.15am Body Conditioning
10.05am Zumba Gold
2pm Small Group Yoga
7pm BLT

FRIDAYS
9,15am Fab Abs
10.05am Pilates

SATURDAYS
9.30am HIIT
For more information visit the Positive Fitness website.

Happy New Year! Let us know if we can add to this article. Thanks

Santa Claus is coming to Balsall Common

Santa Claus (via Balsall Common Lions Club) is coming to Balsall Common.

From Wednesday 14 December, you can see him in many of the roads around the village and further afield, for his annual charity collection. The sleigh journey raises lots of money for charities and good causes, many of them local.

You can see daily updates about where Santa will be on Facebook.

lions santa

Here are the full details of Santa’s route:

Wednesday 14 December

Balsall Street from Saracens Head to Needlers End Lane
Fen End – Oakley Estate
Old Waste Lane
Saracen Drive
Waste Lane (Catchems Corner to Hodgetts Lane)
Wellfield Close
Windmill Lane

Thursday 15 December

Ashley Way
Burleigh Close
Chapel Drive
Dengate Drive
Dunchurch Close
Finch Croft
Glebe Way
Gorton Croft
Greenfield Avenue
Hathaway Close
Hawkswood
Hawthorn Drive
Kenilworth Road North
Michael Blanning Place
Needlers End Lane (to Greenfield Avenue)
Priors Close
Shortfield Close
Station Road (to Needlers End Lane)
Turnpike Close
Whitehead Grove
Wooton Green Lane (part)

Friday 16 December

Burton Green
Coleby Close
Copt Oak Close
Cromwell Lane to Westwood Heath Road
Hob Lane
Hodgetts Lane (from Village Hall)
Red Lane
Rough Knowles Close
Westwood Heath Road
Whitefield Close

Saturday 17 December

Barretts Lane
Beverley Close
Brickyard Close
Dockers Close
Elm Grove
Green Lane
Kelsey Lane (from Windmill Lane)
Meeting House Lane
Oxhayes Close
Ruston Close
Station Road (to Station)
Sunnyside Close
Sunnyside Lane

Monday 19 December

Birch Grove
Bouchier Close
Church Lane
Coventry Road
Duggins Lane
Eborne Croft
Floyd Grove
Grovefield Crescent
Huddesford Drive
Huggins Close
Lant Close
Lavender Hall Lane
Meadow Close
Meadow Rise
Meriden Road
Penruddock Drive
Pound Close
Riddings Hill
Watson Way
Wilmot Close
Cromwell Lane (Westwood Heath Road to Station)

Tuesday 20 December

Alder Lane
Arden Close
Blythe Avenue
Cedar Wood Drive
Clive Road
Elmwood Close
Elysian Gardens
Gipsy Close
Gypsy Lane
Kelsey Court
Kelsey Lane (to Meeting House Lane)
Kenilworth Road South
Kerley Close
Laurels Crescent
Leveson Crescent
Malvern Road
Runnymede Drive
Sedgemere Grove
Welsh Road

Thursday 22 December

Balsall Street (Station Road to Needlers End Lane)
Burberry Grove
Coplow Close
Ferndale Road
Grange Road
Greenbank Road
Kenilworth Close
Needlers End Lane
Shenstone Drive
Speedwell Drive
Station Road (Needlers End Lane to Balsall St)
Temple Avenue
Tudor Close
Whitewash Close
Winsford Close

Friday 23 December

Asbury Road
Ashfurlong Close
Balsall Street East
Bracebridge Close
Bradley Croft
Chattaway Drive
Childs Oak Close
Dale Meadow Close
Drybrooks Close
Finford Croft
Foxes Way
Kemps Green Road
Newhouse Croft
Sear Hills Close
Stoneton Crescent
Tidmarsh Close
Welby Gate
Wilton Road

Merry Christmas from Balsall Common Lions Club. Find them on Facebook for all the latest updates.

Balsall Common Primary School’s Inspiring Futures Day

Pupils from a Solihull school got the chance to find out whether they might be the engineers of the future when they took part in a special ‘skills day’ recently.

The day gave children the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a safe environment in small groups giving them a tremendous overall experience.

The event held at Solihull College, Woodlands Campus, and covered six areas:

Continue reading “Balsall Common Primary School’s Inspiring Futures Day”

Balsall Common gets ready for Christmas

This Friday Balsall Common Parish Council and Balsall Common Lions Club will be bringing Santa to the village to switch on our Christmas lights with Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mike Robinson. A choir from Balsall Common Primary School will be singing.  The fun starts at 3.30 outside Barclays Bank, with the light switch-on at 4pm.

Lions ready for Christmas

Don’t forget to check out the new edition of the Bugle with details of all Santa’s routes around the village in the run up to Christmas.

Our local Marie Curie Fundraising Group will be doing their Christmas collection between 9am and 3pm on Saturday.  Look out for them by the Co-op, One Stop and Tesco.

marie curie christmas

Coming soon

Balsall Common Lions Club still have a few tickets for their Briefcase Blues Brothers Xmas Special on Saturday 10 December at the Heart of England School. Tickets £15.00 (includes Hot Supper).

Balsall Common Comedy Club – Comedy Christmas Cracker at the British Legion

Get your friends and family together and start your Christmas celebrations with a night of great value entertainment on your doorstep!  Friday 16 December

Tickets are available at Angela Jaynes Florist or online.