Fitness In Mind™ is an award winning initiative designed to promote, encourage and provide physical activity as an aid to mental wellbeing.
Sport and physical activity are proven to boost self-esteem, reduce stress, and help prevent or reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, but getting active when you’re not feeling great isn’t easy. Low motivation, social anxiety, self-image issues, uncertainty regarding exercise, and financial expense, can all hinder us from using this vital and hugely enjoyable life tool.
At Fitness In Mind™ we strive to support individuals into fun physical activity, helping them establish and maintain a healthier lifestyle for both body and mind.
All our classes are run by specially selected, qualified instructors, and friendly Peer-Support Volunteers, giving expert tuition, emotional support, and guidance towards other useful organisations.
Our #Exclusive courses are produced for Fitness In Mind™ members requiring the maximum support from the Fitness In Mind™ team. Each session will be allocated with a project activator to organise the logistics, and at least one qualified peer support worker to help facilitate group support and to offer mental health and wellbeing signposting. Courses should be designed around a drop-in arrangement for all abilities, with steady progression and a big element of fun and encouragement.
Cost: £3.50 with Concession Card. Free for Members. £5.00 for Non-Members.
Our #Inclusive sessions are produced for Fitness In Mind™ members requiring the minimum support from the Fitness In Mind™ team. Each session will be allocated with a project activator to organise the logistics, and to offer basic mental wellbeing signposting. Sessions are integrated with Brentwood Centre members and should be designed around a drop-in arrangement for all abilities, with similar progression as any mainstream session.
If you're happy to complete the full enrolment form now, then you don't need to register. You only need to register if you don't feel like completing the full enrolment form until your first visit in person.
When joining our free Fitness In Mind course, you'll need to complete the full enrolment form before taking part. You can either complete the enrolment form online now, or upon your first visit (remember to arrive 30 minutes before the activity to complete the form!).
By registering, you can reserve your place on the course without completing the lengthy enrolment form - although we'll still need those details from you before you take part in your first activity. We'll give you a quick call to help you through the enrolment process.
Family Tai Chi
Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow & focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing. This is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Learn how to flow between postures without pause and keep your body in constant motion. Come and discover your hidden animal poses with our expert coach, Gill Bauer.
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest growing sports in the world at the moment. This combat sport that uses a wide range of fighting techniques such as wrestling, kickboxing & karate. You will be able to learn a series of these techniques in the comfort of a non-combative environment. Focus on channelling your emotions and blow off some steam on the pads in the amazing MMA studio here at the Brentwood Centre run by our expert coach & trainer, Alan Packman.
Combining physical exercise and rhythm couldn’t be more fun with the inspiring Nicky Bowen. Let her energy and enthusiasm drive you in this class as you learn various stretching and strength dance-like training routines at your own pace. Enjoy the music and have fun in this class is the main goal!
Basic Circuit Training
A new addition to the Fitness in MindTM Brentwood timetable: Basic Circuit Training. We have teamed up with expert Strength & Conditioning coach, Dave Davis. He will lead you on a journey of body conditioning, helping you to build muscle strength and endurance. Like all our classes, you will not be thrown into the deep end and can go at your own pace with our additional support. Dave and our team will help you build confidence and help you discover your hidden potential.
First Step into Yoga
Aiming to help people take their first step into the spiritual discipline of yoga. This journey will help you control your breathing; learn meditation, and a series of body postures. Yoga is widely practised for health & relaxation. Come and take your first step on your journey to better well-being with our expert Coach, Renate Mullins. With her guidance you will learn the principles of yoga in a welcoming stigma-free environment that will prepare you to continue your journey beyond our 12 week programme.
The gym facilities here at the Brentwood Centre are one of the best in the area, and it’s closed all to ourselves every Saturday evening. You can learn how to use all of the equipment while it’s quieter with our additional peer support and guidance from our coach, Cezara Nicorici. She will teach you the key principles for gym training and help you build the confidence and motivation to keep the ball rolling beyond our 12 week programme.