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Fitness For All As New Bingley Gym Launches   

Following an extensive, state-of-the-art fit out, a former fitness centre at St. John’s House, Clyde Street will open its doors as a new and unique gym on 13th November.

Called “YourZone45”, the fitness studio offers instructor-led dynamic interval training sessions focused around heart rate. YourZone45 will offer seven action packed sessions per day during the week and three sessions per day at weekends to make the most of exercise in a 45 minute window.

Sited in a former gym and fitted out to a high specification with a range of equipment, classes will be highly motivating and energetic with the enjoyment of group exercise with the personal attention of a skilled instructor. The first of its kind in West Yorkshire, YourZone45 Bingley will be the 4th franchise of this increasingly popular approach.


Owner Julia Parry said;

“I am delighted that months of hard work and dedication by our fit-out team has resulted in an exceptional, brand new fitness centre in the heart of Bingley. Fitness and weight loss results are our passions and I look forward to my team and I helping people of all ages and abilities meet their goals through our unique exercise approach.”


By joining YourZone45, members will have unlimited access to daily scheduled classes that use cardio, strength and fat burn exercises taught by qualified fitness instructors to help people of any age or ability meet their fitness goals. By offering a compact 45 minute interval training workouts, classes are designed to burn calories fast and achieve incredible fitness and weight loss results in record time.

For more information and joining offers for Bingley’s newest fitness centre please register at www.yourzone45.co.uk/bingley

Geocaching at St Ives

This is a guest post from local dad Andy Walker with some ideas for things to do in Bingley with kids when the “boss” is away!

I’m a Dad of two living in Bingley. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I get somewhat worried when my wife tells me on a Sunday morning that she’s off out for the day and I need to hang out with the kids. Apparently the boss tells me I’m not allowed to spend another day getting the kids to ‘help’ rake the leaves and I actually need to occasionally do something else with them.

So I looked into Geocaching. I found a great free app which gives some locations around Bingley of caches that me and the kids can look for. So we decided, one Sunday, to go see what we could find up at St Ives.

St Ives is a great place to spend the day with the kids. We took a picnic (which the wife made, apparently a packet of crisps and an apple is not a meal) and spent the entire day collecting sticks, playing in the playground and looking for caches. There are at least 3 free caches in St Ives. The kids loved finding the hiding places and writing their names on the log books.

Here are some pictures of them having fun up at St Ives. It’s a great place and you don’t need any money unless you want to buy an ice cream. There is a cafe but we usually take our own food. I definitely recommend it for having fun with the kids.

Geocaching at St Ives
Geocaching at St Ives
Geocaching at St Ives
Geocaching at St Ives

Mia Bambina – Organic and Fairtrade Baby!

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Here’s a local success story for you!
Local Mum Becki set up Mia Bambina after the birth of her first child Mia back in 2006 (?). Like a lot of little ones, Mia developed eczema and Becki found that some creams and washing products were making the problem worse. Becki also found that the clothes Mia was wearing were possibly adding to the problem as it turns out that a lot of clothes contain toxins that are present even in baby wear!  This shocked Becki enough to immediately change how she shopped for Mia, and that organic cotton was the way forward for them, however back then there were limited options. After a lot of shopping around and realising there was hardly anything out there, Becki decided to begin her own organic and fairtrade clothes and toys website, where people can buy safe and ethically sourced products  and learn about the advantages of going organic – so Mia Bambina was born.
Becki says, “Mia Bambina is now an established business that I continue to learn from as I do my research into organic and fair trade. We have recently started our own range of organic cotton bandana bibs which I designed myself  – these are great for mopping up baby’s dribble, safe in the knowledge that no harmful chemicals have been used in manufacture.  We have a fantastic range of organic cotton babygrows and playsuits along with some gorgeous soft cuddly toys and rattles made from 100% organic cotton. Our funky wooden toys include a fabulous selection from Lanka Kade, their brightly coloured wooden baby toys and jigsaws aregreat for your baby’s developing brain.”

Bingley Mums is pleased to say that Mia Bambina has been added to our growing list of sponsors and we are pleased to be working alongside someone as passionate about her business as Becki.

Please visit www.miabambina.co.uk to see what Becki has to offer and help support local businesses. Becki loves providing excellent customer service so if you have any questions please contact her on becki@miabambina.co.uk.
Mia Bambina
Mia Bambina

A letter to Bingley….

Dear Bingley.

We’ve been friends for nearly 7 years ago, and it’s been an emotional friendship. True, 10 years ago I had never heard of you. I was living in Madrid and didn’t care about proximity of supermarkets, Marks and Spencers food halls and access to a Pizza Express. But times have changed. Now I rarely leave your borders, and my life is confined to about five square miles. How different my life is now.

Continue reading A letter to Bingley….

Bec’s Baby Yoga – Nuffield Cottingley

Bec’s Baby Yoga comes highly recommended by Bingley Mum Lisa. The sessions run at Nuffield House in Cottingley, Bingley and can be booked directly with the class coordinator Jodie on 01274 565741 Or you can ring Bec on her mobile to make further enquiries on 07894 113186 and to provisionally book your place.

Baby Yoga: Friday 9:45- 10:45 am Nuffield House, Cottingley New Road, Bingley, BD16 1TZ
Toddler Yoga: call for info
(Toddler Yoga not currently running, please email for info)

Cost – £5 for non members of Nuffield, £3 for members. NB UPDATED! This is now free for members.

The sessions are held in the Mind and Body Studio, which offers a calming and spacious room for you to enjoy and relax in the session. There is a coffee lounge that parents/carers sometimes use after the session if they feel they want to extend their visit and catch up with other mums.

Storytime in Bingley Library

Every Tuesday at 10.30am and Wednesday at 2pm (term time only) in Bingley Library.

These sessions include listening to a story as a group, then making a craft activity or other learning related activity linked to the story that has been read. It’s a great opportunity to meet other local parents, learn about books and generally introduce your little one to the joys of being a member of a library and choosing books.

If you want to join Bingley Library for free there is an online form here, it’s probably one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child. Remember that as tax payers we all pay for this service, so make the most of it 🙂

bingley library

5Rise Shopping Centre
9  Myrtle Walk
West Yorkshire
BD16 1AW
01274 438 780

Bingley Trinity Five Rise Children’s Centre Timetable

Here is the most updated version of the children’s centre timetables (as of September 2015).
Please ring 01535 605272 to enquire and make bookings.

Trinity 5-Rise Children’s Centre
John Escritt Road
BD16 2ST

If you want to make sure you help keep our Children’s Centre going, read my post about my efforts to save it from becoming an outreach centre (which happened anyway!) – The One Where I Saved The Children’s Centre.

You will need to click on this timetable to be able to read it.

bingley trinity timetable
bingley trinity timetable