A Word from the Chairman

As you are looking at our website, you may be interested in joining us. We always welcome new members as the more people looking after their health the better. You will have seen that the idea came from Dr William Bird when he and I were partners at the Sonning Common Health Centre over 10 years ago. What we were seeing was a significant number of people who needed to take more exercise but found it difficult to do in practice. Many found (as most of us do) conventional gyms boring and expensive. People who work with us regularly improve their physical fitness, helping to prevent decline as we get older. It also helps to relieve tension and stress.

So why not give us a try? For treadmills, think mattocks, for rowing machines, think bow saws. You don’t need to worry about not knowing what to do; you will find that it all becomes clear as you go along. And don’t worry that you may not be strong enough to do all the work. You can go at your own pace. There are plenty of people in their seventies – and sometimes eighties – taking down trees, putting in fencing and clearing scrub. And it doesn’t cost you a penny.

We’re a friendly group and there’s ample time to catch up with how everyone is getting on at the morning coffee and cake sessions. You can learn new skills and toughen up your muscles. While most of us are between fifty and ninety, there is the opportunity for younger people to join us at our Saturday sessions. And as you walk and drive round this part of the Chilterns you can enjoy the countryside we have helped to maintain.

So if you think this sounds interesting give Robin Howles our secretary a call and we’ll look forward to seeing you.

John Hasler, Chairman

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