Apex adds yoga and pilates to attractions

Yoga fans, from the left. Grace Cobbold, St Edmundsbury Borough Council events organiser, Carole Baker, yoga teacher, Mark Cordell, CEO Ourburystedmunds and Jennie Johnson, St Edmundsbury Borough Council social media officer ANL-150508-173149001
Yoga fans, from the left. Grace Cobbold, St Edmundsbury Borough Council events organiser, Carole Baker, yoga teacher, Mark Cordell, CEO Ourburystedmunds and Jennie Johnson, St Edmundsbury Borough Council social media officer ANL-150508-173149001
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While The Apex regularly stages events good for the mind, it has now launched classes good for the body too.

The new classes, which include yoga and pilates, are part of the Bury St Edmunds venue’s new plans to provide a range of activities including exercise and wellbeing, creative arts classes and other community-based activities.

Trial yoga, pilates and exercise classes proved successful, so the organisers will team up with in-house caterers,Sodexo Prestige to provide lunchtime classes later this year.

There will also be special free classes during for the town’s Festival of Sport.

Joanna Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Apex team are looking to explore new ways to serve the community, transforming the already popular destination into a seven-day-a-week social hub.

“The exercise and well-being classes are being staged with help of some of the top teachers in the area.

The regular yoga and pilates classes are held every Tuesday evening at The Apex, which means people can also take advantage of free parking in the town centre. Another class, called Intelligent Exercise, is also being held on an ad hoc basis.

One of the key faces behind the new Exercise and Well-being classes is founder of the town’s, The Self Centre, and now independent yoga guru, Carole Baker who said: “Yoga and pilates are a great way to cope with the demands of modern life creating an instant feel-good effect, a looser, freer body, a sense of ease and calm, more energy and improved resistance to illness.

For more information or to book, contact The Apex Box Office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk