2021 Adventure Wrap Up
Well, COVID has spoiled another year but we have got through it together! We managed to run all our programs, but had to modify our Strength and Conditioning Supercharge and Hiking Group to meet restrictions. Our trip to WA has been rescheduled to May, and our entire team is already vaccinated in our eagerness to be allowed in!
Hiking Group has gone ahead, and is in it’s last month. We have a GPS tracking app that allows us to keep track of the team without being within physical proximity of eachother, and have repeated hikes so our participants to to know where they’re going. It’s been good socialising without sharing particles, and nice to catch up with someone new each week!
Our Hapkido Inspired boxing, kicking, and self defence workshop will move outdoors from 16th October for it’s last 3 weeks. We will share the recorded sessions in The Life Enhancement Project later in the year, if you’d like to give it a go, but be careful because you’ll have no-one checking your technique. If we run this next year, it will be around June/July. If you’re keen to give it a go before then, Northern Beaches Hapkido run a women’s only session at 930am Wednesdays. Enquire here.
With possible lockdowns in our future, we have also modified our plans for the end of the year, and the whole of next year!
These new and interesting ways of movement are important for our minds and bodies in so many ways. Moving differently effectively “unsticks” us from our regimented “normal” ways of moving, and gives us a lot more freedom, and therefore less risk of injury, than if we don’t challenge ourselves. It is also fantastic for our brains, helping increase connections and complexity of our neural networks, slowing the onset or preventing neural disease as we age. This is especially important for women, as we loose the protective benefits of Oestrogen once we transition through menopause.
If you’re nervous about trying something new, talk to your trainer about whether she thinks the program you’re interested would be good for you. Usually, we can modify it to suit everyone, because we know you all so well!