Local gymnastic club offering programs for everyone

first_imgAlong with these three programs, the club also offers drop in classes, where anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend, work out with the coaches and use any of the gym’s equipment. This drop in class is not only for gymnasts; a group of snowboarders use the facility to train while there is a lack of snow on the ground.Erin Hipkiss, the club’s Recreational Coordinator, says with all the exciting programs the club’s popularity has been growing substantially. She attributes its growing attraction to a very successful summer program, which has carried over into this year.Hipkiss also spoke about the future plans for the gymnastic program, which look very promising as the club will be getting a new coach from Russia, Andrey Bekov, who has an impressive history in the sport, and currently is training some of the Junior National team.She says all of these unique experiences offered through the club are its way of “redefining what happens in the building.”Advertisement This year, the facility is offering a wide array of programs designed to cater to all levels of gymnasts, as well as all demographics interested in physical activity.Aside from regular gymnastic lessons, some of the programs offered through the club include Gymnaestrada, a combination of gymnastics and dance.Another popular choice the club’s boot camps, hour long training sessions where participants take part in a variety of exercises using the gymnastic equipment, designed for cardio, weight loss and strength training, but delivered in a fun and exciting atmosphere.- Advertisement -Currently, the club is in its third week of its boot camp program, which runs until Dec. 17 and starts up again after the New Year. The program runs Tuesdays and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. and costs $220 for the full four months. Anyone interested is encouraged to come try the program. The club is offering a first free class to get a taste of what is involved.The facility also offers a day care program for class participants, where children are supervised in a room with some of the club’s coaches.The program now offers a unique, new program called Parkour, an activity where the participant uses speed and gymnastics to creatively manoeuvre through their environment. The sport has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and is even being considered being added as an event at the X-Games.Advertisementlast_img read more

ECD man kills wife, attempts suicide

first_imgA Nabacalis, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man attacked and stabbed his wife to death on Wednesday following an argument over an extramarital affair. After killing his wife, the miner then attempted to take his own life.Dead: Vinetta HeadleyDead is Vinetta Headley-James. Reports are the 44-year-old woman was killed at about 12:50h during a heated argument with her husband, 45-year-old Sherlock James.This newspaper was told that the incident occurred at the couple’s Lot 68 Nabacalis Sideline Dam, ECD home. Guyana Times understands that James would spend long periods in the interior, and had accused his wife of cheating on him.Three days ago, the couple was involved in a heated argument over the allegations when James assaulted the mother of his three children and then fled the scene. However, he returned home on Wednesday and according a close relative, his wife attempted to put his clothing outside. This led to a confrontation and James cautioned his now dead wife against putting his belongings out of the home. During the confrontation, an angry James ran into the kitchen, where he picked up a knife and attacked his wife, stabbing her to her neck. After being stabbed to her neck, the woman ran into the yard and collapsed. She was picked up and rushed to the hospital by the couple’s eldest daughter.However, she succumbed while being treated at the CC Nicholson Hospital, ECD.James was later discovered lying a short distance from his house with a stab wound to his neck, which is suspected to be self-inflicted.He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is receiving treatment under guard.The police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Centre for Blood Donations calls out for lifesaving donations

first_imgMiguela XuerebMiguela Xuereb Next Friday (14th June) will be celebrated as World Day of Blood Donors. To commemorate the day, the Blood Donation Centre is appealing to anyone who can donate blood to do so as it helps to save lives throughout the year.Anyone who wants to donate blood is advised to visit the Centre for Blood Donations in Gwardamangia between the daily opening hours of 8AM and 6PM. (Last entry at 6PM)The Mobile Blood Donation Unit will also be operating on Sunday 9th June between 8.30AM and 1PM at the church in Pembroke.The health centre in Xewkija in Gozo will also be operating for blood donations on Sunday between 8AM and 1PM (last entry at 1PM).The Administration centre advises donors not to eat or drink before donating. They are also advised to bring their identity card, driving licence or Maltese passport.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more