March Newsletter

Mode Club

March Newsletter

Introduction

I hope that you have enjoyed a fantastic start to the New Year and continue to enjoy your experience at Mode.

Please find our latest newsletter with some great updates around the Club but please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly posts, information, and news!

As ever the Team and I are on hand to help at any stage and you can pass us your feedback personally in Club or via the QR code displayed at reception.

First Class Customer Service Recognition
First Class Customer Service Recognition

It was fantastic to be recognised for providing First Class Customer Service at the recent Awards event held by Your Acton BID. Only four businesses in the Acton BID area achieved the highest award and we were grateful to be recognised in this manner.

Referral Offer Extension
Referral Offer Extension

To continue to reward members and because positive feedback, we have extended our February referral offer into March.

Please keep recommending Mode to your friends and family, in return you will receive a referral gift when they join the Club*.

*T's and C's apply.

Health & Fitness
Health & Fitness

Running Advice

With the fairer weather fast approaching and the London Marathon in the horizon. The time is here for many runners to adorn their trainers, lace up and “just do it”!

The biggest hurdle for most runners completing the Marathon or any long-distance endeavour is injury. Here are five top tips that’ll help you run your race, finish in style and have fun at the same time.

Running Advice

1. Being Honest with yourself / run progression
The key is to be honest about where you’re starting. Choose a distance or duration that suits your current activity level. The goal here is to make steady progress avoid big increases in the distances or frequency or you run or you run the risk of burning yourself physically and mentally.

2. Hydration
There are lots if sports drinks and electrolytes available on the market moat if which aren’t needed for a recreational runner. Keep hydration simple drink plenty of water throughout your (2-3 litres depending on your size.)

3. Rest
Running is a great activity. It can leave you a rush of endorphins and sense of achievement. This makes it very easy to want to go running 4,5 or even 6 times per week. The fact is this is a marathon not a sprint and you are going to have to pace yourself.

It can take between 3-5 months for the physiological changes in the body to take place from running e.g. improved cardiovascular system (increased blood volume and myocardial muscle growth), stronger tendons, ligaments. Doing several runs per week won’t accelerate this process over-training will hinder it.

4. Stretch regularly
Stretching regularly can be done before and after a run. It’s important because gradual dynamic stretching before a run can prevent injury. Stretching after a run also helps reduce muscle soreness and can improve your flexibility. A lack of muscle flexibility in your quads, hamstrings or glutes will mean that a potential injury is hot on your heels.

5. Following a structured program
Following a structured training program will help allow you to track your progress. It may also allow you to identify where you can make improvements e.g. leg strength, flexibility, join mobility (strength + flexibility around a joint’s range of movement.) if you need a run specific training program please reach out to a fitness coach in Club or through the MyWellness App.

Kids Club
Kids Club

We hope that all our junior members are enjoying their time in Kids Club activities.

Due to the positive feedback regarding our extended opening times over the recent half-term we will be offering afternoon sessions between 1.30-5.30pm for children between 3-11 over the Easter school holidays.

The dates for afternoon camps are Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th and Monday 8th – Friday 12th.

Full information can be found on the screens in the main corridor or at the Kids Club reception or for more information please email kids@modeclub.co.uk.

Ramadan
Ramadan

To support members fasting during Ramadan for a limited time we will be extending our opening hours on Saturday and Sunday evenings between Monday 11th of March and Tuesday 9th April.

On the below weekends the club will now close at 10pm* rather than the usual 8pm.

Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th, 23rd and 24th, 30th and 31st of March

Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th of April.

*Please note the wet areas and gym floor will close 30 minutes prior to the Club closing.

GO Netball @ Mode
GO Netball @ Mode

Mode Club are pleased to announce that we will be welcoming GO Netball to the Club in April. Go Netball run adult social netball and will be looking to start a new ladies netball league hosted at the Club on our outdoor courts on Tuesday evenings.

To get involved please email info@go-netball.co.uk where Mode members can receive a 25% discount when playing either as an individual or as a team.

NEW Car Wash coming to mode
NEW Car Wash coming to mode

We are delighted to be welcoming a new Car Wash to the Club in April to offer members a fantastic opportunity to have their cars washed while they attend Mode.

Further details and members pricing will follow in March.

Group Exercise

A new and improved version of the timetable is now available on the website to view where you can filter by your favourite class formats, day or time. The timetable also has swimming activities and our kids timetable included to provide a clear view of all scheduled events.

We have a couple of exciting new addition to our Group exercise schedule. On Sunday 10th March we have Glutes and Abs starting with Evander at 14:15 and Tuesday 5th March, Mother and Baby Fitness will begin with Sophie at 13:30. This is great opportunity for new mums to focus on your physical and mental well-being and will empower you to gain strength each week, through a mix of cardio, body weight and light weight training, with a qualified pre and post-natal instructor. Some classes have been removed due to very low attendance.

Group Exercise Continued
Group Exercise Continued

We also have a few changes to our schedule which we think you will enjoy. Rob will be taking over Yoga on Wednesday evenings and we welcome Jocelynne who has taken over Pilates on Thursday mornings.

A reduced timetable will run from the 29th of March to the 1st of April for the Easter weekend.

Please remember to book for your classes via the app or at reception. Our booking policy allows you to book up to 8 days in advance and right up until the start time of the class. Life happens, and if you cannot attend for any reason, you can cancel up to 30 minutes before the start of the class. Booking in advance means that you have an allocated space if arriving by the start time of the class. It also allows us to communicate with you in the event of any alterations to the class. Lastly, it means we can better plan the session if we know the number of attendees in advance, and the data collected helps up to programme the timetable effectively.

In the event that you miss 3 booked classes in a 30-day period, you will lose booking rights for 7 days. You may of course turn of and attend a class if there is space

Padel & Tennis
Padel & Tennis

Spring Championships

The on-going Championships are in Full Speed. Remember to save the date for Finals Day on Saturday 20th of April.If you did not get involved this time around and wish to take part in the next one, please let our Racquets Manager, JP, know next time you see him at the Club.

Meet the Team

Last month, we welcomed Akash Arora to lead our Junior Programme on Saturday mornings & promoted our very own Zain Nathoo to lead more tennis sessions. We welcome Benon later this month and now have an excellent Tennis Coaching Team, completed by our Padel Assistants (Neil & Oscar).

There are now 18 hours of Adult Coaching to get involved every week and coaches are also available for private tuition.

Swimming
Swimming

Boost your child confidence just in time for summer holidays.

We understand the importance of water safety and the joy of swimming during the summer months.

And we are thrilled to offer an extensive swimming program for the Summer Term, which will run from the 15 April – 28 July 2024 (half term break 27 May – 2 June).

Don`t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to give your children the gift of swimming skills and summer fun! Available to book from the 11th of March.

If you are a swimming enthusiast yourself, or training for a triathlon or open water, please come and try our Adult Swim Squad on Tuesday &Thursday at 7pm.

Beginner and Intermediate classes for adults are also available and can be booked at reception.

For more information please email swim@modeclub.co.uk

mode club lounge
mode club lounge

Pamper your Mums with Mode on Mothering Sunday!

Relax and unwind with a fantastic Spa Day on Mothering Sunday (10th March) for just £45.

Including access to the Pool, Spa, Sauna and Steam room accompanied by an afternoon tea for two including; hot drinks, freshly prepared finger sandwiches, a selection of sweet treats, and a glass of Prosecco

Please ensure that you have prebooked your visit at reception

Member Loyalty Cards

To recognise our regular patrons in our Club Lounge we will shortly be introducing a new loyalty card rewarding all members who purchase 10 soft drinks with an 11th on us!

Please pick up your card and present this to be stamped each time you buy a soft drink at the bar.