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September 2019 Newsletter

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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

We all know that it is important to keep active both physically and mentally as we age to ensure we can continue to enjoy a full life. You could of course go to regular fitness classes and do the daily cross word and sudoku to achieve this in fact the possibilities are literally endless. However, it is just as important to remain socially active and the sad truth is that as lifestyles have evolved many members of the older generation do not have friends and family living nearby and so ageing can also become isolating. At Sweet Circus we believe the key...

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Supported Strength and Stretch

As a busy working, performing, mum running my own very physical business I knew I needed to find a way to de-stress and look after my body and mind. But I needed something that would fully occupy my mind, so I am not preoccupied with all the things I could should or would be doing. To this end I am developing a new exercise programme: SSS – Supported Strength and Stretch. This is a new gentle but effective class I run at the Yoga-Life studio in South Street, Eastbourne. Participants are supported by a loop of aerial fabric while they engage...

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Health Benefits of Circus Skills

Circus skills especially juggling have been identified in a number of research papers over the years to boost your mental health as well as your physical health. The act of learning to juggle engages the left side of the brain, the logical/analytical side. But once you have put those hours in and can juggle without thinking about each throw it is the right side of the brain, the intuitive side that then controls your throws and catches. It’s this act that has led to some referencing to juggling as “moving meditation”. Apart from anything else, your mind needs to be...

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Animarium @ The Royal Hippodrome - Eastbourne 21st & 22nd Oct 2016

Think about pressure, expectation, performance. Think about a hundreds of people looking at you, with a spot light on you, while you carry out something that is skilful, difficult and physically demanding in front of them. That’s what everybody who entertained us in in the Acting Moon Events production of Animarum on Friday and Sat at the Royal Hippodrome had to overcome. Many who performed were from the Active Cherry Fitness stable, where they have spent weeks, months or even years learning how to defy gravity and control equipment made of heavy steel……….while making it look graceful and effortless. No...

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