Blue Monday

Blue Monday!

Did you know that Blue Monday is statistically the most depressing day of the year? Luckily for you, I’ve put some tips together to help combat the day so read on and make a note of any that you are going to try today!

Tip 1. Eat Chocolate!

Now I’m not telling you to wolf down a large bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk but eating a little bit of chocolate can help to release endorphins aka the feel-good hormones so go for it!

Tip 2. Have a soak in the bath!

There’s nothing quite like having a nice hot bubble bath, light a candle, put some music on or stick Netflix on your iPad and chill!

Tip 3. Go for a walk!

Going out for a walk is a great way to clear your mind and get some fresh air at the same time so stick on your trainers, wrap up warm and take a stroll around the block (here’s a picture of Max on a walk to cheer you up)!

Tip 4. Dance!

Music is a great mood lifter and luckily for you, we have spaces in our Glow Beatz class tonight with Rosie D! It’s also her birthday so that’s even more reason to go and celebrate with her!

Tip 5. An Act of Kindness!

Doing something for someone else is an awesome way to feel good and help someone at the same time! Take a friend out for coffee, write a letter or postcard and send it to someone, donate to a charity! Whatever makes you feel good (and no its not selfish to do this) 🙂


Let me know if you try out any of these tips!


Mel 🙂

Back to School Preparations!

Summer tends to be a quiet time for a lot of fitness classes, people are on holiday and quite often exhausted after having their kids at home all day!

We get it, most of you know I have two children myself and keeping them entertained is no mean feat! Plus, Summer Holidays can be very expensive when you are trying to keep young people entertained!

I decided to run a reduced timetable this year – The Family Fit Camp attendees fed back that term time would be more suitable for them, it also made more sense to launch PWR Beatz properly in September so that left us with Thursdays and our very popular Kettlebell Express and Glow Beatz sessions!

A lot of work goes into planning new classes, here are a few of the things that take place when launching a new class:

  • Venue Hire (often paid in advance)
  • Flyers (designed, printed and delivered)
  • Social Media Posts (created, edited, published)
  • Playlists (new choreography to be created/learned)

All of the above takes time and money and is an integral part of what fitness instructors do – Teaching the classes is the easiest bit (and the most fun)! 

We are looking forward to bringing back a full timetable in September, we have tried to make sure that the classes are varied so you have lots of options to choose from!

We always encourage feedback and a lot of the changes we have made for September have come from you, so please make sure you continue to share your thoughts with us!

You can access our full timetable here: https://cardiocentral.co.uk/class-timetable

If you have any questions, you can email: melc@cardiocentral.co.uk