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Coping With Lockdown

Fitness Tip from Superher Fitness

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During these difficult times it can be very easy to neglect our health and fitness. I understand it is a tough period for many of us and the uncertainty of the future can be worrying. Which is why it is more important now to look after ourselves to cope and support each other. If we don’t take care of ourselves then how can we look after others.

When I work with people I look at your health to see if you are in a good state of mind as well as physical health. You need to be in a good place not just physically, but mentally and emotionally which is essential for long-term happiness. Exercise helps with this so find something that you enjoy that you can sustain within your life. Whether your job has been affected or other circumstances has, you can choose what steps you take next. So, my advice is to get a routine and incorporate good habits within your life. Help reduce stress and injuries by scheduling 15 minutes of stretching/meditating each day. Stay hydrated by drinking regularly throughout the day. Go to bed earlier to enable you to achieve better rest to start refreshed the next day. Pick a good recipe book with some healthy recipes that you enjoy. We have recipe books or I highly recommend the green roasting tin if you don’t like spending time cooking. Schedule in your exercise for the day that you think you can stick to. Before worrying about what exercises you should be doing, prioritise something you can manage and do not dread to get you started. Whether that is running for 10 minutes and walking for 10 minutes, set yourself achievable goals to get into a routine that works for you. Always start off with low expectations that you can achieve within your workouts so you get the feel good factor of achieving it. You need a foundation to build on and then you can think about progressing.

Gain a good support network, make good use of social media and technology by keeping in contact with friends and family and hold yourselves accountable with each other. Going on a journey to become healthier with someone or even telling them about it will help you get there. Exercise will help your health, you did not need me to tell you that. But…. we all need reminding that we need to look after ourselves. If you look after your health by incorporating good habits then the rest will follow. You do not often get fitter or look better by becoming unhealthier so don’t be too hard on yourself if you have a bad day or two. We can stand still and let this pandemic affect our health or we can take action and alter our routines to stay healthy and do what we can to bounce back. So before you complicate or overthink about your training, start with the basics. Look after yourselves and start scheduling better habits into your routine. Adapt and overcome.


“Inspiring a healthier and stronger community”

Liam Hunn

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A Lockdown Wedding in Felixstowe

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When we heard about Annette and John, we just fell in love with them and couldn’t wait to share their story with you all. Here’s Annette to tell the tale of how their love story started…

John and I met quite by chance on the Felixstowe prom last year. We both used to walk the prom on our own every day and for several months we would just say hi and pass the time of day as we passed by each other going in opposite directions. 

One day towards the end of August, as I joined the prom from the bottom of Bent Hill, John was walking in the same direction. That day, we had our walk together, and found that we had plenty in common and the same sense of humour. At the end of the walk, we arranged to meet up the following day for another walk together, and as they say, the rest is history!

We began spending time together on a daily basis and love very soon blossomed for both of us (although John maintains that for him it was love at first sight!).

By the end of October John had proposed, although by then I think we both knew it was a foregone conclusion.

We had planned to marry on the 28th May at St John’s Church with Reverend Andrew Dotchin officiating, but that was of course prior to Covid19 and the lockdown, and our plans (along with many other people’s plans) had to be put on hold.

However, Reverend Dotchin came up with a lovely idea so that we could still mark the proposed date of the 28th May, by having a socially distanced Betrothal Service. This is an unofficial ceremony in which one makes a promise to marry at a future date. We had a lovely day which could almost be described as a dress rehearsal for the real thing. The ceremony was held in my sister Jo’s garden, and she did us proud with her efforts of decorating the garden in the appropriate colour scheme which was absolutely magical.

Obviously, we have been avidly watching the news for information on when weddings would be allowed to resume after lockdown, and we are very glad to say that we got married officially this morning at St. John’s Church at 11.30am. We were beyond excited! 😍😍

Because of the Betrothal Service which took place in May, we already have a gorgeous collection of photos.

A big thank you for the photos must to to our good friend Fran Comer who did a wonderful job of being the official photographer.

Annette and John

On behalf of us all at The Felixstowe Magazine, HUGE congratulations to Annette and John… your story is adorable and you’re a truly lovely couple! x

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Doing Her “Handmade” Part to Help Key Workers

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It’s been such a pleasure to see so many articles come in from local people doing their part to make a difference. Though lockdown is going through the process of lifting, we’d still like to continue to shine a light on these local gems. This article is by the lovely local lady, Bev Lambert…

During lockdown I have been making various sewing items. I have donated 242 face coverings to people/key workers in my community. I have since been selling these to the wider community.  I have been making a number of little bears ‘(as below) which have been donated to many people within my community just to bring a smile on a face.  I have also donated some of the below pocket pillows which I make to sell. 

My sewing page can be found on Facebook/Twitter & Instagram “Berty Lamb Handmade“.  I make various items using my sewing and embroidery machines. 

I am also the founder of Over the Rainbow Children’s Charity, a charity to support local children across Suffolk who are living with a life limiting or serious illness, by providing specialist equipment to help day to day living.  The charity is run 100% by volunteers. I also made this large key worker hanger and raised £100.00 through a silent auction. I donated the £100.00 to Captain Tom Moore’s JustGiving page.  The winner if the auction was Glebe House Residential Home in Hollesley.  I have donated various sewn items to Glebe House including some lavender filled hearts which I initialled with each of the residents first names.  The staff all received a Ginger Ginger key fobs, including care staff, kitchen staff, maintenance staff etc all key fobs were relevant to the jobs they did within the home. 

Thank you to all the key workers, charities and local people out there. We’ve been in this together and it’s be an honour to be part of the positivity.

Bev Lambert

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Local Bin Man & Son Spread Happiness

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I live in Felixstowe and am a key worker in Ipswich for the local council working as a bin man. I used to go out every Thursday at 8pm with my stepson so he could clap and beep the horn in my recovery truck. 

I have been on the front line all the time whilst this has all been going on and it has been nice to get letters and pictures from local children in Ipswich to show their appreciate for us bin men. It’s a very hard and physical job but is rewarding when we get little gestures like that from the kids so I just wanted to do this with my stepson every Thursday to show our appreciation too. 

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