InTension is expanding its outdoor program

Dear members,

Good news! InTension is expanding its program with outdoor Spinning and Fitness lessons! Even though we have to remain closed for the foreseeable future, we will add these outdoor lessons on the square in front of InTension to our online live lessons and Bootcamp trainings starting from 1st of April. These outdoor Spinning and outdoor Fitness classes will be taught by our trusted instructors.

The outdoor Fitness lessons are intensive 30-minute Total Body workouts based on functional exercises. They resemble the well known InTensity lesson. The lessons are open to everyone to train at his or her own level. For our 55 + group we are also organizing an adapted outdoor 55 Fit Fitness lesson on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45 – 11:15. We will also offer an outdoor Youth Fitness lesson on the square twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 17:30 – 18:15.

During the outdoor Spinning lessons on our spinning bikes, the participants receive headphones. This way they can hear the music and the instructions of the instructor. These 30-minute classes can be perfectly combined with our outdoor Fitness classes.

Of course these lessons will be conducted within the frameworks outlined by the government on the basis of the RIVM guidelines. It is important that you stay at home if you have complaints such as a fever, flu, cold and / or other Corona symptoms. We ask that you avoid physical contact with the instructor and the other participants and to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. It is mandatory to bring your own towel and something to drink. There is no room for changing and visiting the toilet is unfortunately not possible. We use the ‘come & go’ system for the flow of these lessons: make sure that you are present on the square just before the start of the lesson and immediately leave the square after the cleaning all the materials you used, so that the next group can start right away with no delay.

You can only participate in our outdoor lessons if you reserve through our online reservation system. We are happy to share with you that our new version of this reservation system can be used starting Monday March 29th through a cool new appwe will be using! You will be able to make reservations for our group lessons via your own account (and cancel if necessary) and also view your personal details. From the same date, our current reservation system will be off air and so you will have to use this new app to reserve the lessons in our outdoor group lesson schedule. If you have not yet received a personal email with the link for downloading the new app and your new login details on Monday, March 29th, or if you have any questions about the use of the new app, send an email to info@in-tension.nl

In the future when the gym opens back up you can also use the app to schedule your fitness appointments (fitness test, explanation schedules, etc) with one of our instructors, track your fitness results, watch online workouts and much more! We will update you more about this when the time comes.

If the outdoor lessons on the square cannot take place due to weather conditions, you will receive an email no later than 08:30 letting you know about the morning lessons and around 17:00 about the evening lessons. So keep a close eye on your inbox if you are unsure whether or not the lesson will go ahead.

Because the outdoor lessons are dependent on the weather conditions, we will also continue to offer a number of online live lessons over the coming period. Are you not receiving invitations for these every day? Send us an e-mail at info@in-tension.nl. You can also review our online lessons at any time. To do this, press the “Yes, I want to participate” button in the invitation email of the relevant lesson and you can view it again.

View our full schedule for the online live lessons and the outdoor group lessons starting 1st of May.

All online live lessons and outdoor group lessons will also continue on all upcoming holidays (Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday)!

We hope to see you soon!

Active greetings,

The InTension Team.

15 Year Anniversary of InTension

On December 1st InTension Health Club will have been located at the Marcelisstraat for 15 years! We are so grateful for this. Of course we would like to celebrate this in style with all of you, but given the current Corona measures we are postponing the celebration until next year.

Athlete of the month December: Raijmond Romijn

Raijmond, 53 years old, joined us in January this past year. He used to do a lot of strength training but due to a motorcycle accident in 2008 he was unfortunately forced to stop at the time. Because his son Ray started with us doing Youth Judo, Raijmond started to notice the desire to get back into fitness. He slowly started picking up the thread again to regain his fitness. Now he really has a taste for it and trains no fewer than 4 times a week. As athlete of the month Raijmond will receive his December membership for free! Congratulations!!!

Workshop Reiki & Yin Yoga

Due to the great success of the last one we added an extra workshop Reiki & Yin Yoga in January; the session in November was fully booked, so make sure you register quickly for a spot on the mat!

Treat yourself to a special Reiki & Yin Yoga session to support your physical, mental and emotional health. De subtle energy of Yin Yoga will be combined with the healing power of Reiki.  Both techniques reinforce each other so that after this unique session you immediately experience the self-healing effect in the form of a charged and positive feeling. The workshop consists of carefully selected soft Yin postures that are combined with Reiki. It is not intensive exercising, but taking the time for your body and mind.

The workshop will be held on January 17th from 13:00-15:00 by Damaris; Yoga & Reiki teacher, master with a love for Yin Yoga.

Sunday November 22nd from 13:00h to 15:00h

Fees are €20 for members and €25 for non-members.

Yin Yoga is a calm meditative yoga variation in which the positions are held longer. The positions are performed while sitting or lying down and are mainly aimed at strengthening and relaxing connective tissue and joints. It’s a very relaxing way of doing yoga.
Reiki is a relaxation therapy that can be used for physical and mental complaints. It’s a method that through laying hands releases blocked or extra energy within the body.

 * Suitable for all ages, body types and levels. It is not necessary to have done yoga before

December special: Restorative XL Yoga workshop EXTRA WORKSHOP

The Restorative XL Yoga workshop on Sunday December 20th from 13:30 to 15:30 is FULLY BOOKED. That is why we are offering an EXTRA workshop! It will also take place on Sunday December 20th from 16:00 to 18:00. Register soon because spaces are limited! Send an email to jose@in-tension.nl or register at our reception.

This amazing 2-hour Restorative Yoga workshop ensures that you fully recover from 2020 and start 2021 feeling fresh and recharged! The workshop is less about “doing” and more about “being”.

We maintain the seated and lying down poses for a longer period of time. By doing this we activate our so-called parasympathetic nervous system, the system that allows our body and brain to rest, recover and process. Body and mind are inseparably linked. Restorative yoga offers a wonderful opportunity to turn inward, peel off layers and surrender ourselves to who we really are. Restorative yoga poses are extremely comfortable. We aim for maximum relaxation. Perhaps this yoga form is not that much of a physical challenge, but letting go and surrendering yourself to calm and full presence may be even more challenging. Treat yourself to the happiness of silence and tranquility in these hectic times.

Both workshops will be taught by our yoga instructor Jose.

Fees are €20 for members and €25 for non-members.

Changes group class schedule

We are so happy that we can offer our group lessons again as of last week. Given the high demand and limited number of spaces in a number of popular classes, we have decided to add four classes to the group lesson schedule as of December 1st:

  • Tuesday 09:30 Spinning
  • Tuesday 18:30 Spinning
  • Tuesday 20:15 Kick IT
  • Thursday 10:30 Power

Click here to see the adjusted group class schedule.

You can sign up for these lessons through our online reservation system

Update group lessons

Dear members,

We are very happy that the government has decided that we can offer our group lessons again starting from thursday. We will return to our regular group lesson schedule (click here for our group lesson schedule) from two weeks ago. The KRAV MAGA lessons for adults will still be unavailable for the time being as we cannot stick to 1.5 meters distance there. The online classes we have been offering over the past two weeks can be viewed through the emails you received until December 3rd. If you want to join those, click on “Yes I want to participate”

We will still have to adhere to a number of strict measures to be able to continue to guarantee the safety of our members and our employees. Please read this again carefully:

  • Exercising is only allowed by “appointment”. You can make a reservation in advance through our online reservation system. Do you not yet have a username and password? Send an email to info@in-tension.nl and we will send you the necessary information for online reservations.
    This applies to our group lessons as well as independent training in our fitness area. You are allowed to train for a maximum of 1 hour and be present at InTension for a maximum of 5 minutes before starting. If you decide to come without reserving beforehand you risk not being able to work out due to the maximum capacity having been reached.
  • If you have to cancel your reservation make sure you do it on time (at least one hour in advance), so that those waiting on the reserve list don’t miss out.
  • Exercising is not allowed if you have a fever (38 degrees or higher), flu / cold and / or other Corona symptoms. In order to guarantee that our members don’t have a fever, the group lesson instructors will measure the temperature of all participants prior to the group lessons. At 38 degrees or higher, the person in question will unfortunately be sent home immediately. Members who are coming to exercise alone can measure their own temperature. Our Personal trainers and Physiotherapist will measure their own clients prior to the training.
  • We firmly request that you enter InTension already wearing your workout clothes. Participants for lessons in the InTensity area, main group lesson area and Spinning room can change shoes in that room and leave their other belongings there (clothing, bag, etc). The participants of the lessons in the Body & Mind area can place their shoes on the appropriate shoe racks and take their other belongings into the room. The participants for the HIT IT classes and those coming to exercise in the training area can change their shoes in the changing rooms and use the lockers to store other items.
  • Please do not use the changing rooms for changing your clothes, you are required to arrive and leave in your workout clothes.
  • Showers and saunas are still off limits.

We hope we have informed you sufficiently in this newsletter. We trust that you will respect our rules and regulations.

If you still have any questions after reading this news flash, feel free to send an email to info@in-tension.nl or contact our reception by phone at 070-3318811.

We look forward to seeing you in our group lessons!

Stay safe & stay strong!

Warm greetings,

Simon & Damaris

On behalf of everyone in the InTension team.

Workshop Restorative XL Yoga

This wonderful 2-hour Restorative Yoga workshop ensures that you fully recover from 2020 and start your 2021 with new energy! The workshop is less about “doing” and more about “being present”. We hold the sitting and lying postures for a longer period of time. That way we activate our so-called para-symphatic nervous system, the system that allows our body and brain to rest, recover and process. Body and mind are inseparably linked. Restorative yoga offers a wonderful opportunity to turn inward, peel off layers and surrender ourselves to who you really are inside. Restorative yoga poses are very comfortable and easy going and we aim to find a maximum relaxation. Perhaps this yoga form is not that much of a physical challenge, but all about letting go and surrendering yourself to calm and full presence, which may be much more challenging.

Treat yourself to the happiness of silence and tranquility in these hectic times. Are you up 13:30 to 15:30 on December 20th and will be hosted by our yoga instructor Jose. Fees are €20,- for members and €25,- for non-members.

Athlete of the month November

49-year-old Bianca has been a member of InTension since March of this year. She wanted to create a more active lifestyle for herself and so she joined InTension with all the best intentions right before the Corona crisis started. Shortly thereafter the lock down started… fortunately she had already gotten started in her workouts and followed the online lessons during that period. Now she is very grateful that we can stay open and enjoys at least five group lessons a week, including Spinning and Power. Since her start at InTension she has felt a lot fitter and her condition has improved considerably. As athlete of the month November, Bianca will receive her membership for free this month! We would like to wish Bianca lots of active fun and congratulate her on becoming Athlete of the Month!

Yoga Workshop Parents & Toddlers 2-4 years

On Sunday October 18th from 14:00 to 15:30 our yoga instructors Rachel and Fi will host a Yoga Workshop for Parents & Toddlers ages 2-4! In this workshop the connection between parent and child plays a central part. In a playful way you will be guided through the world of Yoga with your child. Your toddler’s motor skills and imagination will be stimulated but you will also work together with your child on various breathing exercises. We will also pay attention to yoga “games” that are highly educational and can be applied in daily life situations with your toddler. Would you and your child like to discover what yoga can do for you both? Then sign up for this special workshop at InTension! Send an email to info@in-tension.nl to sign up. Please state your name and the name of your child in the email. Fees for the workshop for you and your child are 20 euros for members and 25 euros for non-members.