FAQs

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions, however if you have any further enquiries, please use the ‘Enquire Now’ form on the right of the screen.

 

Who are these exercise classes for?

The classes are for adults aged over-50 in Hertfordshire. All of our classes are for both men and women (except Fellas Fitness, which is men-only) so anyone over 50 is able to attend.

 

I haven’t exercised in years, is this class right for me?

All of our exercise classes are age appropriate and are pitched at a suitable level. There will be a range of abilities in the class, and our instructor are all able to simplify or progress all of the exercises to suit your ability. If you do not feel comfortable in the class, you can speak to the instructor or the project coordinator to find another class that would be more suited to your needs.

 

Do I have to book, or do I just turn up?

You can just turn up, however it is advisable to let us know so that we can ensure that there is still space and so we can inform the instructor to expect you.

 

What do I need to wear?

Most importantly, something you feel comfortable in. It is recommended that you wear flat-soled shoes / trainers and loose comfortable clothing. When attending Yoga, it is generally practised in bare feet / socks.

 

Is there anything I need to bring?

It is recommended that you bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated, and possibly a sweat towel.

 

Is there parking?

Each venue is different, so it is advisable to do your research first if you don’t know the area, or call us on 01707 285880 to check.

 

Is there anywhere to buy a drink?

Each venue is different, so to be safe it is advisable to bring a bottle of water.

 

What if I don’t know anyone?

Our classes have a strong social element, and everybody is very welcoming and inviting to new members, so you will be made to feel welcome and involved. If you call to let us know you’re coming then we can inform the instructor to keep an eye out for you and welcome you when you arrive.

 

I have a medical condition, is it still safe for me to exercise?

When you join a class, you will be required to fill out a registration form, which will involve a section about your health. If there is anything that causes concern to the instructor, you may be required to gain written confirmation from your GP / medical professional clearing you to exercise.

Many of our instructors have qualifications which educate them how to exercise people with a number of medical conditions, so they are well equipped to ensure the classes do not interfere with your condition.

 

How much exercise should I be doing each week?

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recommends that we should be doing a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week to benefit our health. For more information on what you should be doing, please Click Here.

 

Who should I contact if I am unable to attend?

If you know that you will be unable to attend the class in advance, you can let the instructor know in the weeks before. If you are unable to attend the class at late notice, you do not have to inform anyone, however if you wish to you can call the project coordinator on 01707 285880 and the message will be passed on.

 

How does Love to Dance membership work?

The Love to Dance membership is a great way to save money if you are a keen attendee of the classes. For information on the membership, please Click Here.

 

What’s involved in my Health MOT?

For all the information about what is included in your Health MOT, please Click Here.

 

How to book Health MOT?

To book your health MOT, please contact Colin Fisher on 07938 578865 or healthmots@herts.ac.uk.

Alternatively you can make an enquiry in the pink box on the right of the screen.

 

How difficult are the classes?

Each class is different, however the instructors can add variations in for each exercise / routine to cater for you, whether you need it easier or more difficult.

 

How do I book on to the Love to Dance Christmas Party?

The easiest option is to speak to your class instructor, who will inform you of all the details and will be able to take payment. Alternatively you can make an enquiry through the website (pink box on the right of this page) and your query will be dealt with.

 

How do I become a Community Champion?

For all information about becoming a Community Champion, and what that involved, please Click Here.

 

I am injured, what should I do?

If you have an injury, it is recommended that you consult your GP, especially prior to returning to exercise. If you are a Love to Dance participant and pay by standing order, please contact Clare Bellchambers on 0203 675 7246 or clarebellchambers@saracens.net to arrange a refund / place a hold on your membership.

 

I want to make a complaint, who should I contact?

If you wish to make a complaint, please contact the project coordinator, Adan Freeman directly on 01707 285880 or activetogether@herts.ac.uk. Alternatively you can send us a message via the website.

 

What qualifications do the instructors have?

All instructors have qualifications relevant to the sessions that they teach, and all have plenty of experience in working with the 50+ age group.

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