Group Exercise Classes Return from 17 May

Following the government’s announcement that Step 3 of the Roadmap will be going ahead on Monday 17 May, we are very pleased to welcome our exercise classes back to Love’s Farm House! It’s been a while, so here’s a reminder of the exercise classes you can enjoy at Love’s Farm House from next week.

Kicking us off on Monday evenings is a general fitness class run by Train with Sophia from 6.10-6.55pm. This is a full-body fitness class, suitable for all abilities. They change things up each week to keep it fun!

Two classes from NJ Fitness & Massage complete the Monday evening schedule, Zumba at 7pm & Fitness Pilates at 8pm.

Zumba is an ever-popular, Latin-inspired dance fitness workout which will have you shimmying and whooping along. The lights go down, the disco lights on, and the music goes UP, UP, UP!

Fitness Pilates is a much calmer session, focused on strengthening your core muscles and improving your balance and posture, finishing up with some relaxation at the end of the session.

Pilates is also the name of the game on Tuesday evenings, with sessions at 6.05pm, 7.05pm & 8.05pm. Pilates is our longest-running exercise class here at Love’s Farm House, and for good reason. It can quite literally help everybody, from people with limited mobility looking to gain more flexibility, right through to professional athletes looking to improve strength and gain fitness. All classes are mixed ability and are run by Pilates with Laura.

Wednesday mornings kick off with Fit Mum, run by NJ Fitness & Massage, the perfect class for those who are struggling to fit their exercise in around caring for their children. Fit Mum is a 45-minute workout which includes cardio, conditioning and core exercises. All of the exercises are post natal safe. Your little one(s) can come along too. There are sensory toys for them to enjoy, or they can join in the exercise!

Thanks to DSM Dance with Lynne, Wednesday is also dance day at Love’s Farm House, and your inner Strictly fan is in for a treat!

First up is FitSteps, which runs at 2pm and 8.15pm. FitSteps is an energetic, up-beat dance fitness class featuring all your favourite Strictly dances. It is suitable for adults of all abilities and you will have so much fun, you won’t even realise you are getting fit!

If you prefer musicals to ballroom dancing, you will love the brand new class at 7.15pm on Wednesdays, Broadway Boogie. Broadway Boogie is a new, high-energy dance workout inspired by Broadway and musical theatre. Embrace the characters from your favourite musicals as you dance to tracks you know and love, feeling like the star of the show in every single class!

If martial arts is more your style, adults can return to training at St Neots Tang Soo Do Karate Club, which meets on Wednesdays at 5.30pm.

This is a family-friendly club for both adults and children (from age 6). All grades and ages train together under the instruction of two Master instructors (4th and 5th Dan black belts). They don’t have a website, but you can contact Paul on 07790 217170 for more details.

Rounding out the week is a new Pregnancy Pilates class from NJ Fitness & Massage, on Sundays at 6.40pm. Pregnancy Pilates is suitable from week 12 of pregnancy. It aims to reduce aches and pains throughout pregnancy and will help strengthen and lengthen the muscles to aid pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. The class consists of 45 minutes of Pregnancy Pilates followed by 15 minutes focusing on breathing techniques and relaxation.

There’s certainly something for everyone this spring! Love’s Farm House is a Covid-secure venue and all classes have safety measures in place, including number limits, so please ensure that you contact the instructor to book a space before coming along. Click on the What’s On tab of our website for full details of these classes, and all the other activities running at Love’s Farm House.

Welcome Back to Love’s Farm House

Welcome back to Love’s Farm House on this sunny Monday!

We are now officially open for children’s activities, parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for adult exercise classes, the cafe, bar and parties but we hope to be able to bring these back very soon.

In the meantime you can find details of what’s going on at Love’s Farm House, along with information about how to book your place, on our What’s On Guide. We hope to see you soon!

Love’s Farm House Will Reopen on 12 April

We are excited to confirm that Love’s Farm House will be reopening on Monday 12 April 2021.

Initially we can only reopen for activities which are permitted under Step 2 of the Government’s Roadmap – children’s activities (including children’s exercise and dance classes), parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church.

Unfortunately that means you’ll have to hold off on organising a birthday party in the building for now, though we are happy to take provisional party bookings from 21 June 2021 onwards. We hope to be able to welcome back adult exercise classes from 17 May, with the bar, cafe, events, parties and private hire following later in the summer.

All sessions need to be booked in advance while restrictions remain in place. Check out our What’s On Page for our April timetable and details of how to book your space. You can also find further information on our Facebook Page.

Covid-19 safety measures remain in place throughout the building, including extra cleaning, hand sanitiser points and a one-way system, so please take a little time when you arrive to familiarise yourself with the new layout. Don’t forget your face covering, as these remain compulsory in Community Centres. Most of all, be kind to each other as we all get to grips with the new arrangements.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to St Neots Town Council, who provided funding to enable us to upgrade the hot water system at Love’s Farm House when a routine Legionella Risk Assessment identified that the water tanks were no longer heating up to the temperature required to kill legionella bacteria.

This could have caused a major delay to reopening the building, but thanks to funding from the Town Council’s Grant Aid Scheme we were able to carry out the remedial work while the building was closed for the national lockdown, meaning that we are now able to reopen on schedule, in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Thank you St Neots Town Council!

We’re looking forward to welcoming our customers back from Monday 12 April and hope that Love’s Farm House will be able to take its place as the hub of the Love’s Farm community once more.

Happy New Year from Love’s Farm House

We’d like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year!

While Love’s Farm remains in Tier 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions, Love’s Farm House will be closed with the exception of a few exempt activities.

Many of our hirers are continuing with their sessions online via Zoom or YouTube during this period. You can find contact details for all of our hirers on our What’s On page if you would like to book a place on any of the online sessions.

In the meantime, stay safe and well and we’ll see you on the other side!

Love’s Farm House is Open

Welcome back to Love’s Farm House!

From Wednesday 2 December most sessions will be running as normal. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest updates.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Love’s Farm House is only open to people attending a scheduled activity. The bar and cafe sadly remain closed for the present. However from acro dance right through to zumba, there’s plenty on the schedule for everyone to enjoy. Check out our What’s On Guide for details of the activities running in the building and how you can book your space.

Strict safety measures remain in place and sessions have been carefully planned to ensure that nobody mixes outside their household bubble.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Notice of AGM

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO (Love’s Farm House)

The Trustees and Members of the Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, working as Love’s Farm House, are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2019-2020 on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 7.15pm.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the AGM will be held via Zoom video conference. Members will be supplied with the log-in details via email.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. If you are not already a Member of the CIO and would like to attend the AGM, please RSVP to jenny@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk so that we can send you the log-in details.

There is a requirement for one third of the Trustee Board to step down at each AGM. The following candidate is standing for election as a Trustee:

Alastair McKenzie

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Could you be a Trustee of Love’s Farm House?

Love’s Farm House is managed by Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, a charity set up by members of the Love’s Farm Community Association and other local residents. Each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) there’s a chance to welcome new trustees to the board. Could you be one of them?

The trustees are volunteers who take overall responsibility for the community centre. At the monthly trustee meetings (on the first Wednesday of each month) they discuss things such as finances, marketing and fundraising, defining policies and procedures, employing and managing staff, planning events and ensuring that the building is run in accordance with the charity’s constitution and mission statement – see lovesfarmhouse.com/about/mission-statement/.

It’s useful to have a range of ages, backgrounds and interests to help serve all parts of our community. Our trustees are a friendly and welcoming bunch and no specific skills or experience are required, as we recognise that everyone will bring something different to the role. There are opportunities to get involved in the running of Love’s Farm House in many different ways depending on your own interests, from helping to plan events such as the beer nights or Halloween disco, to brainstorming ways to better engage with our community, to using any specialist skills you may have to help create policies, manage finances or assist with HR.

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee (or would like to volunteer in any other way) the team would love to hear from you. Please email chair@lovesfarmhouse.co.uk or call 01480 262626 for more information or to register your interest.