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There are certain types of exercise classes (mental as well as physical) that compliment the treatment you receive at our clinic. We have recently started running small, exclusive classes from our on-site gym in Abbots Ripton and intend to add more with time.


Mindfulness classes are held in Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon on Tuesdays at 7PM.

We run an eight week series of classes that will equip you with all you need to continue to on your mindful journey.

What is Mindfulness?

​Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment while calmly attending to, acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

We live life moment by moment, each one of those precious moments filled with remarkable experiences and sensations. Yet so often our minds are caught up in thoughts of the future or the past; future based thoughts usually drift towards predicting potential problems or the hope that the future will bring us happiness, thoughts of the past can drift towards past experiences that were troublesome or events that brought us joy that we cling on to nostalgically. This can then lead to our minds obsessing over particular thoughts.

These thoughts may also have strong emotional elements such as anxiety or sadness. If our mind nucleates around these thoughts the associated emotional response can become drawn out and ultimately very unpleasant and unhealthy.

Regardless of whether those future/past musings were ‘negative’ or ‘positive’, being absorbed in them means we are effectively letting life pass us by without really noticing. Mindfulness is a programme that enables a person to awaken their awareness of life in its entirety and consequently develop a resilience towards the difficulties that we all face from time to time such as stress, pain, depression and anxiety.

Mindfulness Classes

Though you can develop your personal meditation alone, it can be very enriching to learn and evolve with others. Our mindfulness classes last for one hour and involve both formal meditation and informal mindfulness exercises, including mindful movement and discussion on the seven principles of mindfulness.

The classes will run on an eight week rotation with a structure very similar to an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course.Everyone is welcome to join the classes at any time but if you have not had much experience of mindfulness we would ask that you either attend one or two individual one-to-one sessions before joining the class or join the first class of the eight week programme.

For more information about times and dates of mindfulness classes in Huntingdon please call Matt on 07910 453 649 or the main clinic number for Huntingdon

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One-to-one lessons in mindfulness can also be booked . Each lesson lasts approximately one hour and involves the formal and informal practise of mindfulness as well as an explanation of the seven attitudinal principles that one approaches mindfulness with. Over the duration of the course you will develop an understanding of how the regular discipline of mindfulness through meditation and informal mindful exercises can transform your ability to face life’s difficulties with a genuine sense of calm and peace.


We are no longer running pilates classes.

Huntingdon Physiotherapy Clinic: 01487 773 088​

Tai Chi

We will be running a Tai Chi classes throughout the year in blocks of 6 weeks.

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Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that has evolved over centuries and was originally conceived as a martial art but today it is typically practiced as a noncompetitive martial art known for both its defence techniques and its health benefits.

This elegant and gentle form of movement comprises physical exercise and stretching with mindfulness.

It has been shown to benefit balance, flexibility, control, fitness and to reduce the risk of falls in older people. It is also a useful means of alleviating stress and anxiety, a form of “meditation in motion.”

The phrase “t’ai chi ch’uan” translates to “supreme ultimate fist” or “boundless fist”. Tai Chi can be traced back to Taoist and Buddhist monasteries.

Tai Chi is considered to be safe for people of all ages as it does not put much stress on the muscles and joints.

Tai Chi has many varieties which are undertaken for a number of reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions, and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis.

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