Living Life in Lockdown

1st October 2020
Living Life in Lockdown

Welcome to another CCS Blog entry - 2020 went off to a good start for the community, but we're definitely not alone in experiencing a tumultuous past few weeks and we empathise with everybody who has been facing a tough time recently. Schools in the UK have closed and with that means that our hirers amongst others across the country have had to quickly adjust with short notice. Rest assured, we at the team are keeping safe, actively working from home and taking all the precautions we can to look after ourselves but also ensure safety for the schools and hirers. We fully plan on resuming lettings at a future date and we intend to hit the ground running, back and better than before.

As expected, we've received private messages and comments from some concerned hirers. Unfortunately, the recent events will have damaging effects on businesses, but we feel this is a good opportunity for us to provide some advice and tips on how to best mitigate these effects and how to produce meaningful online content for your clients.

One method has worked particularly well with one of our hirers, this in fact gives us a good chance to tie this into a nice success story. As some may know, Marie Tur is one of our hirers at Caroline Chisholm School, one of her classes were held weekly on Thursdays before we received word that lettings must be canceled. Marie has therefore moved her classes to an online model, where attendees can watch and workout in the comfort of their homes. We think this is absolutely brilliant and we highly recommend any other hirers to do so too if possible. This is a great way of keeping up both business and a strong relation with your clients!

We'd also like to highlight some more hirers too. Rory at Guitar Ninja has been posting videos, mini-lessons and cool guitar tricks for the past few months even before the lettings closures! This is an excellent way to keep in contact with clients and in Rory's case, to help his students retain information and learn new skills in the downtime between classes. Consistent content like this greatly eases the disruption caused and is a great idea for all manners of class-based bookings and activities. In a similar vein, we greatly enjoy the content MK Springers has been pushing out. MK Springers have been posting daily fitness challenges and encouraging viewers to join in and post their attempts. Nothing short of perfect for user engagement and regardless of the current circumstances this is a fantastic way to boost your online presence and promote engagement with your followers.

We have some of these tips and success stories help you in some way. We understand not every solution is applicable to every individual, but we hope the key takeaways of emphasising online interactivity and engagement help you ease the transition in these chaotic times. And if nothing else - this presents a great to make use of the extra free time. There's never been a better time to work on the aesthetics of your home, build on your own individual exercise plan, or learn and perfect an entirely new skill. This can even be tied into your online content, people love to see how others are dealing with situations such as these and who knows - you may even inspire somebody else! Either way, we greatly recommend you to take advantage of this period to not only catch some rest but to also focus on self-improvement and introspection.

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Work off those Mince Pies in Wootton

9th January 2020
Work off those Mince Pies in Wootton

Well, let’s be honest. It’s that time of year when we sit back and reflect on the magical time spent with family and friends over the Christmas break but with an empty bank balance and extra pounds around the waist. If only it was the other way round! This blog is going to be focused on what you can do to shift those extra pounds by moving more and eating less.

Let’s start with Slimming World which takes place on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm AND 7:30pm in our Primary School Hall. As there are two sessions running, you literally have no excuses not to pop down and find out what it’s all about. The lovely Stacey and the other members of the group will be there to support you through your weight loss journey. You can contact Stacey on 07860 771241 but first you might like to visit her page at and read about some of the incredible weight loss stories on her website.

Next let’s talk about Dads v Dads Football that is on every Friday evening. This will surely keep you out of the pub and on the pitch which both your bank balance and your waistline will be very happy about. It’s only £6 per session and you can book online at It’s a friendly group of gents who want to stay fit and have fun. We highly recommended it.

So now something for the ladies (although gents are also welcome!). Bhangra Blaze is an alternative exercise class for those who are looking to improve their fitness levels through dance whilst getting a full on cultural experience. You will be in the hands of (the frankly beautiful) Deena who will guide you through the steps and ensure that you are having so much fun that you don’t even realise you are exercising. Now how cool is that? You can contact Deena and see some examples of her class on her Facebook page with this link -

Finally, we are particularly excited about a new Badminton offer that we have running at the moment. We have dubbed it ‘No Strings Attached’. We are offering an hours play of Badminton for only £7.50 per court…if you book on the day and call us by 5pm on 03330 11 04 76 to book. That’s a whopping 25% discount as the regular price is £10 per hour. Badminton is a lovely sport that requires minimal equipment and keeps you agile.

We have LOADS more activities taking place every weekday evening and throughout the weekend. We urge you to take a look and bookmark our ‘Whats On’ page to find out what you can do on the nights that suit you! Just click the link below.

We wish you the best of luck with your 2020 weight and fitness goals and look forward to seeing you again soon!

The BookingsGuru Team @ Kajima Northampton

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A New School Year!

3rd September 2019
A New School Year!

Another school year has begun – this year sure is going by fast! We hope all is well for you so far, and we hope you find something special for you in our new and improved weekly timetable.

This school academic year we have revamped our What’s On timetable with new activities and returning activities. Some of the details may have changed, if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Below we’ll talk a bit about what we have going on each day – not every single booking is covered below so please check the What’s On page for full details.

On Monday’s we welcome back Helen O’Grady’s Drama Academy – this is an excellent place for kids to grow and mature, gaining self-esteem and communication skills in an activity they can really bond over! Many of our other activities are returning, including Yoga with Sam for when you need a spiritual pick-me-up. Just a quick reminder too that Sam is here on both Mondays and Thursdays, so you can keep up the routine all week!

Tuesday is like a special Badminton day at Caroline Chisholm School! It’s a truly wonderful sport to play at our school but of course, our facilities are also ideal for even more types of indoor sports and activities at your request. We also now have Kam’s Tae Kwon-Do kids classes. Great for both fitness and confidence for your young ones!

Wednesdays have several fitness-orientated activities running; these include MK Springers kids gymnastics classes, the Circus School’s Wednesday sessions, as well as Mindful Pilates classes. There’s something here for all skill levels and ages – use the contact details on their individual pages if you’re interested. Similarly to Kam’s kids Tae Kwon-Do classes, we also have Krav Maga Defence classes for adults with James. Some very valuable life skills to be gained from his sessions that could both protect you and your loved ones!

Thursdays are an exciting time to be at Caroline Chisholm School. Clubbercise with Marie will make a party out of your workout, and give you a night to remember for sure! Similar to this, we also have BhangraBlaze exercise classes, the perfect blend of dancing and fitness routines. Sam is of course back again on Thursdays with Yoga, but we also have Ann Howgego’s Pilates Northampton classes too. Full details are available on her website, which we provide a link to on the What’s On page. The MFA Dragons youth football club is also here to train 5-12 year olds in football and bring out their potential!

On Friday we have both adults karate classes and junior karate classes with Tiska Karate! Learn self-discipline, awareness, and confidence, all while keeping healthy and fit. To cap off Friday we also have Mereway Badminton Club for adults – a fantastic community to be a part of!

Finally we get to the weekend with Saturday and Sunday. On Saturdays we have Tiska Karate adult sessions as well as MFA Dragons. In addition to this, we have the Guitar Ninja delivering exciting guitar lessons for kids – rock on!

We’re very excited to start this school year and we hope you enjoy it with us!

Best Regards,

The BookingsGuru Team

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Christmas 2018 at Wooldale Centre for Learning

7th December 2018
Christmas 2018 at Wooldale Centre for Learning

Season’s greetings everyone!
We hope you’re warming up to the holiday season and looking forward to Christmas. As for us, we have a lot of big plans for the coming weeks.

The school will be closing from Wednesday 19th December until Monday 7th January in 2019. Many sessions will be winding down for their Christmas breaks, so be sure to get in touch to find out their plans for the Christmas period and when they return in 2019!

Mark Slater’s B2B Boot Camp sessions will be continuing on through December, with the exception of the Tuesday 25th for Christmas! It’s 5 per session, or alternatively 30 for the whole month.

Emma’s Aim will be running a special charity event on the 9th of December, with four one hour sessions running through the afternoon at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. This is 10 per child and involves many festive activities such as gingerbread men decorating, crafting in Santa’s Workshop and meeting Santa’s reindeer! This is for a wonderful charity dedicated to supporting children and young adults dealing with cancer. Email for a booking!

Following the Christmas period, we have a charity Zumba event with Dave Hands on 8th of January, 7:30pm. It's 10 per person and all funds with be going to The Ups of Downs - a charity intent on helping people with Downs syndrome live life to the max! Just turn up on the night and for extra information, call Dave on 07515 879824. If you're unable to make it but still want to support the cause, donate at

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year!

The BookingsGuru Team

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