Spirit Members Discount
Are you celebrating a special birthday or anniversary this year? Why not take advantage of our hotel exclusive Spirit Member discounts & book the function suite which can cater for a party anywhere between 10-200 people.
Your member discount will get you 25% off total food & beverage spend including 25% discount for all on the function bar. Options range from Evening buffets to sit down meals to a Sunday Lunch for all!
For further information or to check dates, please call Vicki or Julie on 01823 281682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (New bookings only, T&C apply)
Curry & Quiz Night
Our first member social of the year is fast approaching, here’s all you need to know…
When? Friday 19th May.
Where? Holiday Inn Taunton.
What? Buffet style menu including a selection of curries and sides. Quiz to follow!
Price? £10.95 per person.
To book your spaces please see a member of staff at reception with your payment. See you all there for a fun evening!
Marcus Bill - Physiotherapy
As of April 17th we now have a physiotherapist offering his services here at the club. Marcus Bill will be running his physiotherapy clinic out of one of our treatment rooms every other Monday initially.
The clinics offer experienced, sympathetic and holistic approaches to treatment for a variety of conditions, whilst maintaining close links with local GP's Consultants and other Health Professionals.
To make a booking please contact: 08456025774 or for more information on Marcus visit: http://www.mbillphysio.com/
The New Quid
As I am sure you are all aware the pound coin is changing… but unfortunately our lockers will not accept the new style coin for the time being. If you require an old style locker token we will be selling these at the club reception in aid of Greenfingers. Tokens cost just £2!
Huge congratulations to Stephen Ward and Paul Finnimore who completed marathons in April. Stephen ran the Brighton marathon in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital whilst Paul took on the London marathon raising money for Cancer Research UK. Thank-you to anyone who donated towards their fundraising!
If you are competing in an upcoming event, or fundraising for charity let us know via email@example.com and we will feature it on the next newsletter.
Easter Egg Donations
Thank you to everyone who donated an egg this Easter… We managed to collect 120 eggs overall which we delivered to Acorn Ward at Musgrove Park Hospital… Fantastic effort from all involved, the kids were very happy to say the least!
In June, Holiday Inn Taunton staff will be taking on the ‘Rainbow Run’ in Exeter in aid of charity… Colour Run is the brightest 5k around, where you can walk, jog or run your way through 5k of colour explosions. The event will take place on 10th June 2017 and we will be taking donations closer to the time - all contributions welcome!
Marcus - Ironman 70.3 build-up
Freelance personal trainer Marcus will be competing in a host of Triathlon events over the next couple of months in the build up to Ironman 70.3 at Wimbleball in June. Best of luck to Marcus in all of the following!
Taunton Deane Sprint Triathlon 7th May
Wellington Spring Triathlon 28th May
Ironman 70.3 Wimbleball 25th June
Clubs, Societies, companies
Do you work for a local business who may wish to book meeting rooms at the hotel? If so, please could you let a member of the team know and they will pass the details on the conference team and they will get in touch.
Similarly, are you a member of a club, society or group who may benefit from some form of mutual advertising? Again, if so, please see a member of the team.
The Powder Room - May Offer
Throughout the rest of April and May take advantage of this great offer to get ready for the summer months (Available Wednesdays with Helen).
To book please call: 01823 350999 (member discount not included with this offer).
A few interesting headlines from the health industry over the past couple of months…
“45 minutes' exercise a week boosts brain power in over-fifties” - A review of dozens of previous studies found that even one session of moderate aerobic and resistance activity is enough to enhance people’s alertness, decision-making and memory. (NHS)
“Brain implants allow paralysed man to feed himself” - New technology allows tetraplegic man to move hand with thought," The Guardian reports. Implants, designed to replicate the function of the spinal cord, have allowed a man, paralysed from the neck down (tetraplegia), to regain some control of his arm and head. (NHS)
“Can playing Tetris help prevent PTSD?” - Tetris can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder," reports The Daily Telegraph. An early stage study found that people who'd been in traffic accidents who played the popular computer game while waiting in A&E for treatment had fewer intrusive memories during the following week. (NHS)
“Can yoga and breathing really help 'cure' depression?” - A small study from the US found yoga was associated with a clinically significant improvement in depression symptoms. (NHS)
“Children's screen time linked to diabetes risk factors” - In a new study, UK researchers found a link between three hours or more of screen time and risk factors for type 2 diabetes, such as higher body fat. (NHS)
“Frog slime compound ‘blows up’ flu virus, scientists discover” – Mucus from a colourful species of Indian frog contains a compound that kills influenza, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Immunity. (INDEPENDENT)
“Chocolate bars could shrink by a fifth to avoid cutting sugar in obesity clampdown” - Chocolate bars are likely to shrink by a fifth in the next three years after Public Health England told sweet manufacturers they could meet obesity targets by cutting product size. (TELEGRAPH)
“The gym class where nodding off is the new working out” - A class where instead of working up a sweat you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep for the entire 45 minutes. Bikes are swapped for beds and instead of the high-energy music of a gruelling spinning session; the "napercise" class has soothing, atmospheric sounds to help people doze off. (BBC)