Taking place on Friday 26th April, Healthy Guildford Day is a collaboration between Guildford Borough Council and Experience Guildford in support of ‘On Your Feet Britain’, a national campaign that aims to encourage people to #SitLess and #MoveMore by participating in a variety of fun and simple activities.
There’s plenty going on throughout the town to make you feel a whole heap healthier, and a few of these need to be pre-booked in advance.
So, here’s our round-up to get you started…
1 Blenheim House
2 Bridge St
Not sure which form of exercise is right for you? Well, Turnfit on Bridge Street has your back covered. They’re offering taster sessions of some of their most popular classes, all designed to help improve your strength and stamina, along with your agility and stability. Choose the one that takes your fancy, then register on their website and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space. Hurry mind, spaces are limited for each session.
Yoga in the castle grounds
Combining yoga with strength to give you the ultimate blend of stretching and flexibility.
Blitz up your fitness riverside by the Yvonne Arnaud
A blend of great strength training tied in with high-intensity interval training to kick up your heart rate and get burning those calories.
Pedal up the pace at the TurnFit Studio
Ride, race, turn legs and burn calories in a bid to build strength and cardio fitness. Whatever your age, fitness level or skill, you can make this bike workout your own!
Unit 3a, 14 - 22 Market St
Sculpt, tone and improve your flexibility with a free taster session from Paola’s BodyBarre. Choose from the Signature session which promises to tighten muscles, strengthen your core and improve your posture, or the Sculpt session for a more mat and full body workout.
Signature sessions run from 11am to 11.50am and 1.30pm to 2.20pm. The Sculpt session runs from 12.15 to 1.05pm. All sessions are held at their studio on Market Street, above Sweat Betty.
Sign up now via www.paolasbodybarre.com/class-schedule/ by selecting your preferred date and time, and choosing the FREE option.
The Bellerby Studio & G Live Café
BusyLizzy Guildford will be running a coffee morning featuring a speaker from women’s health and wellbeing specialists, Luna Hive, followed by a complimentary taster session of their popular Mummy & Me Bootcamp.
Taking place at the G Live Café, the coffee morning runs from 10.30am to 12pm, with the taster class scheduled for 11am to 11.45am in the Bellerby Studio.
To get yourself and your baby booked in, email email@example.com or call 01483 610333 to reserve your space.
89 Woodbridge Rd
Take some of the puff out of pedalling and book your free trial on one of Guildford’s electric bikes. Perfect if you’re thinking of getting back in the saddle after a leave of absence, these bikes will have you ascending our glorious Surrey Hills in no time!
Call 01483 808765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your test ride – please remember to bring your ID and a credit card to place your refundable deposit to be able to take up this offer.
Gong & Tonic
Venue: Experience Guildford Head Office
0779 882 7643
If you’re looking to try something a little different, then why not head over to the Experience Guildford offices where Gong & Tonic will be bringing a little Himalayan harmony to the proceedings. They’ll be introducing participants to ‘Sonic Cuddles’, Himalayan Bowl Sessions that use the vibrational patterns created through the sound of crystal bowls, gongs and drums to produce a feeling of pure relaxation, mindfulness and pain relief.
Sessions last 30 minutes each, starting a 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm. You can also grab yourself a drop in body massage in between the bowl sessions.
To get booked in and experience a ‘Sonic Cuddle’ for yourself, email email@example.com or call Amanda on 0779 882 7643
First Floor Tunsgate Quarter
Fill your lunch break with fun (and a bit of fitness), and get yourself booked onto one of the free lunchtime express taster classes from Fitness Space. There are two classes up for grabs, both limited to just 12 people per session, so don’t miss out on your chance to have a go.
Hit the exercise bikes on a studio cycle session from 12.30pm to 1pm with Connect Bike.
Or, jab and undercut your way to a leaner you with a Sweatbox session from 1.15pm to 1.45pm.
Perfect for those of you who find it tricky to fit exercise into your busy schedule, these taster classes will demonstrate just what can be achieved in 30 minutes.
To book call 01483 920180.
Surrey Sports Park
Richard Meyjes Rd
For those of you that can’t make the sessions taking place throughout the day on Healthy Guildford Day (Friday 26th April), Surrey Sports Park is also offering a range of free taster sessions throughout the week.
There’s plenty to choose from, so why not get yourself involved and book up now!
Tuesday 23 April 7.30pm - Foundation Pilates
Thursday 25 April 6pm - Girls Who Lift
Saturday 27 April 12pm - Yoga for Stress Relief
Monday 29 April 6.15pm Yoga for Beginners
Call the Surrey Sports Park team on 01483 689111.
Field of Fitness
16-19 Chapel St
If you’re looking to embark on a new fitness routine but would just like to have the once-over before you start, then these free mini Health MOT’s from Field of Fitness are just the ticket.
Each takes between 15 to 20 minutes and will have you well on your way to achieving those personal health and fitness goals in no time at all.
Talk to one of the team and book your space by calling 01483 567920.
Sometimes, no matter what our fitness levels, we all need a little helping hand to make us feel our best. That’s where the makeup experts from Bobbi Brown come into their own.
Head over to their store in Tunsgate Quater where they’ll be offering guidance on your perfect foundation. With heaps of shades to choose from, they can help select your ideal match for a fresh and glowing complexion. They’ll also give you a free 7-day sample pack so you can carry on the good looks at home!
Session are available all day but pre-booking is recommended. Call 0370 192 5751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
Surrey Hills Wellness
Integrative wellbeing therapist, Ati Balding, aka @surreyhillswellness, will be running two separate mini sensory journey sessions that can be joined on either an individual or joint basis.
Individual sessions - venue:
103 High Street
Join Neom Organics brand ambassador for Guildford, Ati Balding of Surrey Hills Wellness, at their store for a session that will take you on an individual sensory journey. These one-to-one energising and mood enhancing sessions are free to attend and run from 12.30pm to 2pm, lasting between 15 to 20 minutes each.
Group sessions - venue:
Surrey Hills Coffee
12 Jeffries Passage
Ati Balding of Surrey Hills Wellness will also be offering a group sensory session at Surrey Hills Coffee in Jeffries Passage. Starting at 5pm, the session will run for 20 minutes and will feature guided meditation using all the senses to support relaxation and stress release. Refreshments after the session will be provided by Surrey Hills Coffee.
To book your place on either session contact Ati at email@example.com or send a message via Facebook or Instagram to @surreyhillswellness.
Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa
3 Alexandra Terrace
01483 792 304
Body condition with the breeze running through your hair, as Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa run two complementary body conditioning classes on their (hopefully!) sunny terrace in support of Healthy Guildford Day. They’ll also be offering plenty of healthy drinks and treats throughout the day to help keep up your motivation.
To book call 01483 792 304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is just a selection of some of the activities taking place throughout the town for Healthy Guildford Day. For the full schedule of events and further detail of how to sign up, download the timetable here or check out the Facebook event.