Couch to 5k
Miranda Tuddenham, one of the Health and Fitness Instructors at the club, set up the ‘Couch to 5K’ running group specifically for runners who ‘wanted to run, but didn’t know where to start’. A 6-week training programme was produced with a weekly progress meeting. A 5K race was organised on 28th August in Dereham for all abilities.
Give me 4-30th July
The Heywood presented “Give Me 4”, which took place next door, at the High School. Chico Slimani (X Factor) came to Diss to deliver Block Fit, which includes 4 workouts in one hour. The session included 90’s clubbercise, ZUMBA and KONGA®, which was delivered by our very own co-owner Amy Bobbins.
The event was open to all abilities and was packed full of fitness and fun. Ladies and gentlemen of all ages travelled from Norwich, Long Stratton and the surrounding villages for these inspirational workouts, over a 4-hour period. Afterwards there was a party at the club in the well-stocked bar, with buffet nibbles, food to order and a complimentary drink for all in attendance. Nicola Crowshaw was on hand to demonstrate ‘My Showcase’ beauty products… and of course the very charming Chico posed for photos with everyone, including the club cat.
Hugo’s Head Shave For Macmillan
Amy and Tom’s 10-year-old son Hugo decided to have his head shaved because he knew people who have lost loved ones too cancer. Hugo said “I think that if you’re going through such a tough battle that you would want someone by your side at all times and that’s why I’m proud to be helping Macmillan and their amazing nurses help these people through this battle. There can only fund so many nurses so please donate to keep the nurses visiting, centres running and the helpline running”. Hugo raised £478.
tom’s Birthday family cycle ride and BBQ- Sunday 17th July
Family members of the club joined Tom and Amy for a 15-mile round-trip with pub visits thrown in and a fabulous BBQ, beers, and soft drinks topped off with an amazing ‘Rounders’ match at The Heywood afterwards.
East Harling 10k
10th July saw the Heywood joggers/running group check into East Harling sports & social club to compete in the 10k event. A warm and muggy day saw 12 Heywood runners compete amongst 277 runners. A beer and BBQ was held back at the club in celebration of a perfect day.
5K colour run- The Big “C” – 9th July
The colour 5k Norwich run supported Norfolk’s cancer charity. Ladies and Gentlemen from the club took part in the run at Hoveton Hall in Norwich, wearing the supplied colour 5k white t-shirt. The runners passed through 5 colour zones, each colour representing each Km completed. Colour bandits were on hand to cover the participants in coloured powder. At the finish line, all runners were given a free pot of colour and the event announcer gave a 3-2-1 countdown before everyone proceeded to cover each other in the remaining colour.
12-hour squash marathon charity event- 17th June
Tom and Members of the squash club joined force to hold a 12-hour squash marathon. The event was meant to be in conjunction with 2 other clubs, but due to lack of numbers at their venues they had to withdraw from the event. The Heywood had strong numbers and wanted to go ahead with the event so Tom suggested a doubles competition with a 19:00 start. Every name was placed into a hat and drawn at random to form 2 groups, 2 lots of seeding and partners at random. Overall, £575 was raised for Cystic Fibrosis.
St Albans Half Marathon-12th June
14 incredible ‘Heywood Halfer’s’ – some of whom couldn’t run 1 mile 12 weeks ago – set off to run the St Alban’s half marathon. This was to be one of the best experiences of Tom Bobbins 42 months at the club. It was the perfect event for anyone looking for a new challenge, or to beat their personal best.
One female member noticed a fellow member, (who was the last member of the Heywood Halfer’s to cross the line) was tiring towards the finish line, so she got under the barrier and ran alongside her fellow racer to encourage her to the finish line. An emotional gesture of ‘team spirit’ for the ‘Halfer’s’ to witness.
A BBQ was held in honour of one of the one runner’s Birthday and the competitors’ efforts afterwards.
Heywood Honeyz at Chico’s Block Fit Master Class – 24th May
The Heywood Honeyz were invited by Chico to attend a ‘free’ Block Fit master class at Bannatyne’s in Norwich
Heywood Honeyz do Block Fit – 1st May
Ladies from the very popular ‘Junglebody’ classes joined dance fitness instructor and co-owner of Heywood Health and Fitness, Amy Bobbins, at the Wild Stallion in Norwich for a 4-hour work out session. The ladies arrived in Heywood Health and Fitness hoodies branded with the ‘Heywood Honeyz’ logo. They joined around 80 ‘Block Fit’ enthusiasts, and one of the host instructors Chico Slimani, who claimed his fame on the X-Factor. Amy went onto train to be a ‘Block Fit’ instructor and the girls (and Boys) are enjoying ‘strutting their stuff’ to Block Fit routines, at Diss High School every Wednesday evening, and Thursday mornings. And with additional classes coming to the Heywood soon…..it’s BLOCKFIT TIME!!’
Flashmob- Morrison’s- Diss
Saturday shoppers received a huge surprise when the flashmob suddenly erupted into dance inside the Morrison’s supermarket, to raise money for charity. Posing as shoppers, in the fruit and vegetable section of the store, members of The Junglebody dance group took everyone by surprise as they showed off their routines while music blasted out. A total of £67.55 was raised in ten minutes for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
80’s Weekend-12th March
12th March saw members and guests dance away the evening in 80’s style fancy dress. Many demonstrated their talents on the Karaoke machine. Fun was had by all who attended. Proceeds were donated to East Anglia Children’s Hospice.
Jungle Body’s 80’s Style-13th March
13th March saw Amy Bobbins host ‘The Jungle body’ choreographed in the style of the 80’s. Men and Women joined in the fun wearing leotards, leg warmers, head bands, wrist bands, rara skirts, and very short shorts. This was not an aerobics style class to be missed….or seen.
Macmillan’s Mammoth Quiz-26th February
Heywood Health and Fitness hosted a Quiz Night on Friday 26th February to raise vital funds for people affected by cancer.
The Mammoth Quiz is Macmillan’s nationwide quiz, organized by the Oundle Committee and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest simultaneous quiz.
Twelve teams competed for a prize of a bottle of ‘bubbly’ and raffle prizes. Throughout the evening, £200 was raised for Macmillan.
New Year’s Eve
The club stepped into 2016 in its annual ‘New Year’s Eve’ bash. A huge celebration hosted by Tom and Amy, for members and their families. Children had disco lights, games, and music, a disco, and a buffet. A photo booth, where ‘friends of the Heywood’ were able to dress up in hats, joke spectacles etc. and pose for photos in a huge picture frame. The New Year was seen in with champagne for the over 18’s and – naturally – a rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’.