Hurray! The Welsh Government has changed the rules again and we’ve been given the authority by the Bridgend Covid-19 team to open our classes. I am really pleased – it will be so lovely to see our Slimtone family back together – and to welcome new faces as well!

Unfortunately due to the current circumstances it isn’t possible for us to meet in some of our usual venues, so we’ve got a few alternative places for our weekly classes.
Click here for a full list of all classes, times and venues (including postcodes).

Please check – and if your class isn’t open yet, you are VERY welcome to come along to whichever class is most convenient for you. Or you can join one of our online classes instead – give me a call if you want to know more.

So, it’s Slimtone ‘almost-as-usual’!

Here’s what you can expect when you come to class:

  • There’s a very warm welcome to everyone – I can’t wait to see our Slimtone family again AND I’m looking forward to welcoming new faces too.
  • I’ve designed a brand new, fully updated plan to help get you back on track and ease you into a healthier lifestyle – and thee’s a copy reserved for every member when you come back to class. I think you’ll find it very helpful as it does include an extra meal which will be an advantage after so long in lockdown!
  • I’ve also listened to you and have designed a new format Daily Menu Planner and Food Diary that you can download and fill in on-screen. And if you prefer to fill it in by hand, there’ll still be paper copies available as usual to pick up in class.
  • There’s a NEW membership card for every member – you can forget those lockdown bulges, we’ll all start a new weight loss programme from here.
  • I’ll also ask every member, current and new, to complete a Membership Questionnaire. This means Slimtone will have all your up-to-date details and can comply with the Welsh Government’s Test, Trace, Protect strategy on contact tracing, if the need arises.
  • Every week there’s a weekly talk with recipes, tips and ideas to make it as easy as possible for you to see those pounds melt away.
  • And, of course, every member has personal support, encouragement and motivation from me, as well as the other members in your class.

And a few changes too!

Of course, in these unusual times, there are also a few changes to the way we do things to keep us all safe and so that you can feel as confident and comfortable as you can. We’re following the guidance from the Welsh Government and operating fully in accordance with COVID-secure guidelines. I’ve completed the COVID-19 business course and I’ve talked in detail to every venue about their specific requirements.
Here’s what you can expect:

  • All classes are socially distanced with up to 30 people (venues vary) and a one-way system to move around the room. You’ll be asked to keep the right social distance and we ask you to bear with us if you have to queue for a short time.
  • From Monday 14 September, everyone MUST wear a face mask indoors – please remember to wear yours.
  • There are enhanced hygiene measures and we’ll have ‘sneeze screens’ at meet and greet, weigh-in and the weekly talk, as well as hand sanitiser and wipes being available throughout the session. Please do bring your own personal hand sanitiser and wipes to keep your hands clean.
    By the way, the toilets will be open in the venues, but we must all observe social distancing when using these facilities!
  • We’ll ask you to keep your shoes on when you weigh (maybe you’d like to wear the same shoes every week) AND please bring a pen to fill in your own Membership Card.
  • For the moment, please bring your own drink (in a flask, bottle or can) until we can safely open kitchen facilities in the venues.
  • I’ve rounded up the cost of class so that it is £5 weekly fee (£4 weekly fee for concessions) – this way we can manage the amount of change we all have to handle. It is still £7 for the first week for new members and this includes your personal copy of Slimtone LIfestyle Plan.
  • And, if you’re not feeling well, please follow the government’s guidance to stay at home. Let me know (by text or Facebook message) so I can keep supporting you until you can come back to class.

Please be aware that things may change from time to time as government guidance changes – I’ll make sure you know what is happening and will keep you as safe as possible.

I hope this helps you understand how things will work in class – as I’ve said, it’s Slimtone ‘almost-as-usual’!
One thing is certain, I am very excited to see you, you’ll have a very warm welcome and I’ll do everything I can to help you get back on track and lose those extra pounds!

Looking forward to seeing you,
Marie x

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