This year has been a highly unusual one for all of us and despite the struggles, we have had plenty of positives to take from how our Springfit family has kept supporting each other.
Here are just some of our favourite highlights of the year that we would love to share with you!
Throughout the week of Monday 10th to Sunday 16th February, we invited all members to come along to classes wearing their Pyjamas or Onesies to help raise money for charity as part of this year’s fundraiser week. We did a great job of raising an amazing £600 which was then split between both British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young. Those of you who have been with us for years will know these charities are very close to our hearts as they represent Charlie Clifton & Marie Manhire-Clark who were a big part of Springfit and sadly both were taken too early by heart attacks. It is incredible to think of how much you have managed to raise to date. Once again a big thank you all for your donations and Support!
Open Gym Sessions, Summer Sessions, Half Term Sessions.
We have been busy this year creating new summer and half-term sessions at Oakwood Sports Centre in Horley. to help people get back to enjoying classes after such a long period away. These were available to current members as well as those who had to cancel in March and also new members looking to join the Springfit experience. It was nice to see some familiar faces enjoying the activities we provide more than their usual once a week – the extra appearances did not go unnoticed by coaches!
In addition, we ran our usual “Open Gym” Sessions at our St Bede’s Club in Redhill on Wednesdays throughout the summer holidays and also one in October half-term! Both gymnastics and trampoline activities were available for children aged 5+ to come and enjoy an “open gym” experience with supervision from fully qualified coaches. With the choice of jumping, gymnastics or a bit of both you couldn’t have gone wrong.
The half-day Activity Camps were especially popular and we look forward to being able to run more of these additional sessions during the school holidays next year – keep an eye out on the website and your inbox for more information when we release dates and provide links for booking!
When the pandemic first hit we were quick to respond, launching our Springfit Online platform in March. This has to be one of the biggest achievements of the year! We were delighted to see over 350 of our Springfit family join this closed group right away and start working through the tutorials, engaging with comments and join live sessions. From the feedback we received throughout this period, it is clear to see that members were happy to see their instructors and follow along with more than 400 minutes of exercise, stretching and workout content provided by them. Even though it wasn’t possible to see our coaches in person we made sure you could still see them on your screens. We have many weeks filled with live classes – Coach Plamen hosting Mondays and Fridays, Coach Katie hosting live classes on Zoom on Tuesdays & Wednesdays and Coach Steve running an all abilities live session on Fridays.
Our aim was to keep all of our Springfit family active, healthy, and engaged and we think we successfully achieved this!
Springfit Online Competitions
Having adapted our competitions to be available as virtual events during the lockdown period, we are all very proud of those keen members of our Springfit family who took part from home and enjoyed being part of the fun! After delivering winners medals safely to people’s doorsteps, we received some lovely feedback from proud children who were missing their classes and classmates. Messages such as “Thank you for our medals. We are super happy!!” were greatly received and kept the spirits of coaches and the management team up during a very testing period.
We have our fingers crossed that we will be able to return to in-person competitions next year!
Christmas Crafts & Riddles
The year has not finished yet, and we still have fun and exciting things to come!
Have you had a look on our Facebook page for our 12 Springfitmas crafts? Lots of fun and easy things for you to make with your family this month, all Christmas themed!
Send us in some of your results and we will get them posted to celebrate the great creations our Springfit Family have made 🙂
Also, head over to our club Instagram page for a challenging riddle or Christmas themed ‘Dad joke’ posted every morning… Do you think you know the answers to them? Why not check them out and swipe up with your response – our team can’t wait to see what your answers are!
If you can think of any fun Springfit memories this year we would love for you to share them on your social media accounts and tag us so we can see!