June 2022 Update
The Sutton Beast Race!
This weekend on Sunday the 12th of June our fitness team had the opportunity to join The Sutton Beast event. The Sutton Beast is a Multi-Terrain 10km chipped timed race, organized in the Cambridgeshire village of Sutton. Our fitness instructors volunteered to warm up the runners before the 10K challenging race and have been offering fitness and health advice to the participants and supporters. Congratulations to everyone on finishing the race. A special well done to one of our members, Tom for a great effort and amazing time regardless of his ongoing injury!
May 2022 Update
Slow Flow Yoga Sunday Workshop!
22 memebers and non-memebrs joined this amazing 2 hour extended yoga time with Fion on Sunday 22nd May. This Slow Flow yoga workshop gave a gentle yet powerful opportunity to slow down, pause, and unwind. With move, stretch, breathe, and deep relaxation participants were set up for the week ahead. It's been a blend of gentle slow ﬂowing movements, and longer held Yin yoga postures, along with simple yet eﬀective breathing techniques, meditation and ended with a lovely guided relaxation that restored the balance of the nervous system.
THE HIVE'S 4th ANNIVERSARY!
On Wednesday the 11th May the Hive celebrated their 4th anniversary. The day was filled with events and loads of smiley faces. Our two amazing fitness instructors, Michelle and Julie ran additional free fitness taster classes: Pilates and Aqua. Non-members were able to book a tour around the centre and have a look at our new equipment, that had just arrive in the gym. At 1:30pm everyone gathered to sing happy birthday around an impressive and especially designed for this occasion, birthday cake. Centre manager, Rajan Singh blew the candle out, cutting the first piece together with general manager Jason Parker. Everyone was able to enjoy a treat from the red velvet cake, which was massive but so good that it didn't even last a day!
April 2022 Update
AQUA AEROBICS MARATHON
Aqua Aerobics is one of our most popular classes here at the Hive. For that reason Hive's team decided to organise a special 1,5h splashy aqua marathon for our members. The event took place on 23rd May at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely, where 22 participants joined the aqua challenge in the main pool. The session was divided into three sections: Aqua Zumba, Deep Water Workout and Tabata Blast. It started with a warm up and fun routines to heat up the atmosphere in the pool. There is no better way to do this than Aqua Zumba! Salsa, merengue, samba and much more, making everyone splash, dance and giggle with loads of smiley faces. After Aqua Zumba, everyone swam to the deep end to work out on core strength and experience some floaty challenges. The third section took place in shallow water next to the wall, with three tabata style workouts to burn off more calories. The event finished with a gentle cool down and stretch. Everyone enjoyed the challenge and gave amazing feedback, wishing for marathons like this to be organised more often.
In April our centre went through a little makeover. Our gym facilities changed the most, with new colours being added along with motivational vinyls. The gym has been divided by three zones: cardio (purple), strength (orange) and functional (blue). The colourful layout added new energy to motivate members during their workouts. On top of the new colour scheme, more mirrors have been installed at the end of the strength area. The rest of the centre changed as well, with Better’s company green colour being added and inspirational wall stickers placed in Studio 2. All of those changes have made the whole centre look refreshed and invigorating.
March 2022 Update
This year our fitness team decided to support Comic Relief and ran a fundraising group cycle marathon for Red Nose Day 2022.
Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered.
Through the power of entertainment, it brings people together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most.
Our event took place on Friday the 18th March from 6:15pm to 8:30p:m. It was a big night raising money for a great cause with our center raising over £210. Three indoor cycle classes were ran by our amazing fitness professionals Adele, Magda and Michelle, each teaching a 40 minute class. Members could pay £5 to rent the bike for each class they joined and many came dressed up in red and wearing their red noses. Seven participants were brave enough to take on the challenge and attend all three sessions.
The event was a great success and with many calories burnt. All participants finished the challenge which was a fantastic achievement.
February 2022 Update
Valentine's Day celebration with Aqua Aerobic's Partner workout!
How did you celebrate Valentine's Day yesterday? Here at The Hive we had loads of fun with Aqua Aerobics partner workout! Such a great way to exercise!
Well done to everyone who attended and splashed around with us! BETTER TOGETHER! ❤️
Children's Mental Health Week 2022 at The Hive
Children's mental health charity Place2Be has set up Children's Mental Health Week 2022 to highlight the importance of mental health for children and young people.
We all have mental health. Some people may have mental health problems. In fact, up to 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems at some time in our lives.
During Children's Mental Health Week 2022, we can take some time to focus on mental health.
Encourage children to think of how they can best look after their own mental health and how they can support family or friends with their mental health too.
What is the theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2022?
Each year there is a different theme for Children's Mental Health Week. This year, the theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2022 is 'Growing Together'.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow.
Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential.
By getting involved, you'll not only be raising important awareness,
but also vital funds to ensure every child has easy access to mental health support.
Join us on the 11th February and express yourself by wearing your favourite colour,
a range of colours or even a whole unique outfit to express how you are feeling and donating £2 to PLACE2BE.
Well done Michelle!
Although January is a busy month for the fitness industry, our fitness team are still working hard to develop themself. Michelle did amazing job by completing and passing her ICG (Indoor Group Cycle) training. Now she will be teaching group cycling for you every Wednesday 12:15pm and Thursday 9:15am!
December 2021 Update
In December our staff were busy with three major events: Christmas Charity Zumbathon, Staff Christmas Celebration and Company Communication and Training Day. Let’s have a closer look at what happened in each of those events.
December is the most important time to support the most vulnerable and to make their Christmas time a little brighter. That’s why The Hive’s Fitness Team decided to help and support the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Two of our most energetic and enthusiastic instructors Magda & Mark accompanied by our amazing members, danced for two hours in aid of Make a Wish Charity. Huge congratulations to everyone for finishing the two hour Zumbathon and supporting this amazing cause!
Staff Christmas Celebration
On the 17th December, the centre closed earlier so the whole of the Hive staff members could attend the Isle of Ely for a meal and a drink. It was the first moment in a long time when The Hive’s Team were able to get together and reflect on the last two years, to celebrate the progress and achievements they have made together, despite the tough times.
Company Communication and Training Day
Wednesday 22nd December, the centre was completely closed for Company Communication and Training Day. It’s an important day for the whole organisation. Because of Pandemic it had been cancelled for the past two years. Finally this year with smaller numbers and social distancing in place, The Hive’s staff members were able to get together to review last year achievements and discuss goals for the upcoming year.
But that’s not all…
In December we also had a special guest visiting our centre to try out the facilities and our fitness classes. Please see below pictures from when Elf on the Self visited and what he was up to!
November 2021 Update
In November our centre had the opportunity to join Ely Markets, promoting our centre and work alongside Healthy You Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
On Thursday 18th November our friendly staff were on a market stand, providing informtion about our centre and services. Anyone interested in trying out The Hive's facilities were able to attempt a fitness challange and win a free day pass to the centre.
On Saturday 20th November, we joined Healthy You Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to promote a healthier lifestyle, providing health MOT's and giving nutritional and fitness adivise. All of those who joined and checked their blood pressure, oxygen level and BMI received an oportunity to book free activity at The Hive. On the day we also had available a spin bike to show our community how long it takes to burn off calories from certain foods.
Huge congratualtions to all of those who won the free entry to our facilities!
Many thanks to all our members who came to see us and say hello.
October 2021 Update
Our Centre had a really busy time in October. With preparations for our gym extension and two events: A bake sale for “Wear It Pink” Cancer Research Charity and Halloween. Read below for more details about all the exciting things that happened:
Gym Extension Update
We are getting closer to extending our weight and resistance training area on the gym floor. This month space has been made and new flooring laid, ready for the new equipment to be placed. All staff and members are excited for the upcoming changes.
Delicious day at The Hive while supporting Breast Cancer Now Charity for WEAR IT PINK day 2021!
On 22nd October 2021 our centre held a charity bake sale event for “Wear It Pink”. Members and staff could participate by donating cakes and funds. There was a varied choice of cakes, brownies, cupcakes, biscuits and pastries available throughout the day.
Special recognition goes to one of our members who owns Tasty Smiles bakery, for donating loads of delicious cakes and pastries.
We were able to raise an amount of £150 and help to make life-saving research happen. Huge thanks to all participants who supported that amazing cause!
SPOOKY FUN AT THE HIVE!
Another frightening halloween at The Hive Leisure Centre took place on Sunday 31st October 2021. The whole centre was decorated in the halloween spirit. On the day members were able to join themed classes like Spooky Circuit, Terrifying Pilates and a Bloody Zumba Masterclass. Members dressed up as skeletons, pumpkins, scary cheerleaders, zombies and more. After the Zumba Masterclass with two of our craziest Zumba instructors Magda and Mark, came time for The Best Costume Competition Awards. The award went to one of our most dedicated members - Rania K., who received a certificate and a skeleton award.
Following the classes and Best Costume competition awards, participants were invited to join an Inflatable obstacle course. Members and staff raced against each other, in various ways including relay races and timed games. In the end two teams competed against each other, to find the fastest and scariest team. Teams were divided by colours and every team member had to go around twice to finish the race. All participants had a great time with loads of laughter and calories burned. We have received amazing feedback from the event. Everyone loved the inflatable obstacle course idea as they said they could feel like kids again. It was the first time our centre has organised an inflatable obstacle race for adults but it definitely wasn’t the last one!
Huge well done to everyone for dressing up and participating in our fun, spooky halloween event.