The Balsall Common and Berkswell Marie Curie Fundraising Group are holding a charity walk this Friday 12 May. The walk begins and ends at the Bear in Berskwell with a choice of start times between 6pm and 7pm. Their volunteers will guide you along the course.
The event will take you through the Berkswell countryside giving you an opportunity to relax ready for the weekend, enjoy the beautiful scenery and good company. The approximately 2.5mile walk is suitable for all the family with no difficult inclines. Sturdy footwear is recommended with all welcome, even bring the dog along!
The aim is to provide a relaxing way to raise money and awareness for Marie Curie with any donations funding the West Midlands hospice and West Midlands nursing services.
Why not wear something yellow and turn the Berkswell countryside yellow for Marie Curie?
For more information about the walk please contact John Thomas on 07703 394521 or email the organisers
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
7:00pm ABS-olute fitness
7:15pm Cardio dance
6:00pm ABS-olute fitness
6:15pm Cardio dance
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.
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.
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
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
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
9.15am Body Conditioning
10.05am Zumba Gold
2pm Small Group Yoga
9,15am Fab Abs
Happy New Year! Let us know
if we can add to this article. Thanks
Solihull’s NHS Care Trust will be applying for planning permission for a new health centre in Balsall Common on Council owned land at Riddings Hill.
If successful this would mean the relocation of the existing general practice from Meeting House Lane to a much larger site with enhanced treatments and services.
Continue reading “15/11/09 – New Balsall Common health centre at Riddings Hill”
David Felthouse of the Balsall Common Residents association has informed us that the new Medical Centre for Balsall Common has been approved by Solihull council (SMBC).
Continue reading “25/06/09 – New medical centre for Balsall Common approved”
Lorraine Hobbs writes,
“New pilates class at the Methodist Church Hall starting on Wednesday 19th Sept 6.45pm – 7.45pm.
Continue reading “30/08/07 – New Pilates Class”