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Courses 2021

Exercise Sessions

Because Covid is preventing us from running our normal type of courses, and as we are all getting unfit, we have decided to run some on-line exercise sessions. We will be running 3 classes every week during February and March in Cycling and Yoga and Strength Training. The classes are for everyone and last around 45 minutes long. Don’t worry about fitness levels – the aim is that we are all just a bit fitter for when this pandemic eases.

For both yoga and strength training you will need loose clothing. You will need a floor mat to do the exercises on, but if you haven’t, a simple bath towel will suffice. You may need a wall or a chair to help with any balance exercises

Yoga will be run by Carol Downing who is an experienced Yoga Teacher.

Strength Training will be run by Paddy Finn who is a triathlon coach. As the course progresses you might need some form of training weights but if you haven’t then a can of beans or similar will be sufficient.

Cycling will be run by Kath Finn who is also a triathlon coach. For these sessions you will need access to some kind of spin bike or turbo trainer and you will need clothing that doesn’t get caught on the bike.

The courses will be run on-line using the Zoom App. For those that haven’t used Zoom before and need a little help there is a description of how to use it here. If you need further help, please get in touch and we’ll arrange a further one to one with you to help you through it.

The current schedule is:

Cycling : Tuesday’s 7 pm on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February and 2nd, 9th, 16th March
Yoga: Thursday’s  7 pm on 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February and 4th, 11th, 18th March
Strength Friday’s 7 pm on 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February and 5th, 12th, 19th March


Regular Courses

In common with everyone else, we have been watching all the predictions of what might happen with the pandemic and it’s almost impossible to make any concrete plans for this year at the moment. We are hoping to be able to run some residential courses later in the year. Last year we proved that it was possible to put some of our regular scheduled courses on at very short notice when there was a lull in restrictions. This may well be what happens again this year.

Private Courses

In addition to the scheduled courses we will be able to offer private day activities when conditions allow. Indeed these may be able to run a lot faster than the more regular scheduled courses. The private courses are for small groups of up to 3 VI participants plus guides. Cost per group will be £200 per day. This covers transport on the day from your accommodation (as long as it is in Kendal), to the activity venue, instruction, kit and lunch. This is based on our usual venues for climbing, cycling, caving, swimming and canoeing. Availability of particular activities will be dependent on the level of restrictions in force at the time as well as availability of guides and, of course, weather.

This price is subsidised and is possible due to the generosity of the charitable trusts and grant giving bodies who are supporting us in these difficult times. Private courses booked in this way will be fully cancellable if circumstances relating to Covid 19 change between booking and course dates.

Get in touch to arrange one when circumstances permit!



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