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25th July

Time to HIIT it!

If toning up a little is a concern but time is a struggle at the moment, then there’s plenty of workouts at home you can try, and they’re great as long as you are self-motivated. You’re aiming to work out for about 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a week but no slacking in between – you get out what you put in.

The weather at the moment is perfect for a workout in the garden after work. If you’re happy to go-it alone then we recommend:

To start slow. Give it all you’ve got for 20 seconds, and then recover for 40 or even 60 seconds.
Don’t skip your warm-up. … no matter where you are working out, it’s important to loosen the muscles first so not to do yourself damage
Aim for reps. …
Use an interval timer. …
Don’t train on back-to-back days. …
Just add weight. …
Keep the intervals short. …
Use the “talk test.”

For a 7-minute workout that is guaranteed to make you sweat try: 30 seconds of each exercise followed by a 10 second rest (if required)

Jumping Jacks
Wall Sit
Chair Step-ups
Tricep Dips
High Knees/Running on the spot
Push-Up Rotations
Side Plank
Sound easy? – repeat the process up to 3 times!

If you’re not great with self-motivation then signing up for a personal trainer or getting involved in a HIIT (High Impact Intense Training.) class is the way forward. Let someone else shout instructions out so you don’t have to stop and think about what to do next and work with others to battle to the end of the session (yes, if you have taken part in one of Caroline’s HIIT classes on a Tuesday night, you know what we’re talking about)

The results are worth it and a HIIT session 3 times a week isn’t so bad.

A Message from our CEO

The health and wellbeing of our guests, members and employees is and always has been, at the heart of our business. As a result of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 20th March, it with deep sadness that we have taken the decision to close Eden Hall and Hoar Cross Hall until further notice. Though we genuinely hope to be welcoming you back sooner, rather than later we will closely monitor government updates to ensure we are keeping our team members, customers and members safe.

In these unprecedented times, we have been genuinely touched by the understanding and support shown by our guests, members and staff alike. We thank you for your words and acts of kindness that have given much needed hope and positivity throughout these difficult weeks. Our main priority has always been our loyal customers, especially since temporarily closing the doors of our beautiful venues, putting your experience with us on hold.

If you have an existing booking with us, please don’t worry, we’ll be in touch to help as soon as possible.
If you have one of our gift cards with an expiry date before 30th June 2020, you do not need to do anything, we have automatically extended these until 31st December 2020.

We are also focusing on the wellbeing of our valuable team members, who are currently unable to work due to recent government restrictions. Our employees are a key focus for us at this time, as we hope you understand. Consequently, we are doing all we can to ensure a swift return and to reassure and stabilise their situation in the meantime.

For those of you who may still need to contact us, we have put in place a small dedicated team to respond to all enquiries. Please bear with us if our response isn’t as speedy as normal, we really are trying our best and will contact you as soon as we are able to.

But for now, on behalf of all of us at Barons Eden, I would like to wish you and your family the best health and to stay safe.

André Elshout

Read our full statement here