“After having been a group exercise fitness instructor since 2009, and always offering adaptions in my current weight loss & fitness classes (Jo’s Fit4all Classes) I would get frustrated that there would always be some people that the class exercise just wasn’t suitable for.”
“I then read Sarah Goldsacks’ story, who is the founder of Paracise, and was delighted that her concept filled the gap I wanted in my business, and allowed me to be able to offer a recognised style of exercise that would suit anyone who needed that slower pace, low impact class that was great fun, uplifting and effective.”
“Sarah is a fitness instructor that was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and on the back of that she came up with this new style of class, which is inclusive to everyone. I just know that you are going to love Paracise, as much as I do!” Jo x
Jo says "I love Paracise! It is so rewarding to teach"
If you're looking for a low impact class then Paracise is for you!
Workout with friends
Our Paracise classes are very friendly and members of Paracise are most welcome to come along on any of the Jo’s Fit4all Class events that take part throughout the year. We love to socialise and make new friends!
It's good for you!
Paracise is a gentle yet very effective, standing only fitness class that works on breathing, posture and balance. It’s gentle on the joints and can dramatically improve your mental and physical well being.
The music we use is beautifully uplifting: You’ll want to move along to it and it makes you feels like you’re dancing! Whatever age you are you will love Paracise and I guarantee you’ll leave the class feeling great!
Find us at
Stowupland Village Hall, Church Road, IP14 4BQ
Thursday’s at 11.15am to 12.00pm
Please note: This class does not come under the Jo’s Fit4All Classes pricing structure
as it is an ‘exercise only’ class, so the prices are as follows.
Pay As You go
- Paracise exercise
- No Access to Jo’s Fit4all Classes
Pay MonthlyBest Value
- 1 Paracise class each week (Runs 47 weeks a year)
- Access to Jo’s Fit4all Classes
- Unlimited Classes
What our Customers Are Saying
“Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!”
“This is a fabulous exercise class. I really struggle with aerobics (even the ‘old people’ ones) these days, but Paracise is low impact yet still delivers a great workout. Thoroughly recommend these fun, friendly classes”Steph Brooker
“Thankyou Jo for introducing us all to Paracise class. I totally loved it & the music was uplifting.”Mrs CP
“Thank you for the class this morning. I loved the Paracise routines: They made me concentrate more on good breathing and seemed to have loosened up a tight muscle in the right side of my lower back which is less painful now.”Mrs CH
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to class?
- Something to drink.
- A towel is useful – as you may need to wipe your brow!
- Just wear something comfortable and loose fitting if preferred to actual sportswear. Please ensure your footwear is non slip – preferably trainers.
- Some cash or your cheque book to pay (sorry, we do not take credit cards unless you pay initially using the ‘Join Today’ tab under the ‘Contact Jo’ heading)
- Your bank details if you would like to sign up to one of the premier club options as they’ll be a standing order form to fill in.
- Your glasses if you wear them as you will be asked to complete a short health questionaire!!
Can I upgrade to paying monthly at any time?
Yes, you can at any time. Simply ask Jo for a monthly paying standing order form in class or Jo can email one to you if you contact her on [email protected] You pay your first month up front at your first class and then it is a standing order payment after that.
How does the monthly fee work?
You can attend Paracise as and when fits in with your lifestyle, but if you choose to pay monthly, that this is payable every month whether you come or not. The monthly fee is worked out over 47 weeks, as the class closes for 5 weeks a year: If you attend every week throughout the 47 weeks you will save £37.00 a year compared to paying weekly. There is no contract and you are free to cancel or change your mind at any time.
With this option you are entitled to attend 1 Paracise class each week.
Will the exercise be suitable for me?
Paracise is low impact and delivered at a slower pace, so if you’ve never exercised before, or it has been a long time, then please do not worry, you will be fine! We will encourage you to work at your own pace and to listen to your body and do what you can, and you can even exercise on a chair if need be, or use a chair for support.
We may offer you specific advice once we have read the short health questionnaire that you will complete at your first class.
What exactly is Paracise?
Paracise is a standing 45 minute gentle effective fitness class that works on breathing, posture and balance. You’ll be encouraged
to work at your own pace and appreciate what your body CAN do and how small changes can make big improvements to
your day to day life. It’s gentle on the joints and can dramatically improve your mental and physical well being.
Do your classes run all year?
The Paracise class at Stowupland Village Hall on Thursdays closes for 5 weeks a year:
In 2018 the Stowupland Paracise class will be closing –
- Thursday 31st May
- Thursday 13th September
- Thursday 4th October
- Thursday 20th December
- Thursday 27th December & it’ll reopen on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
If you have any further questions please contact Jo using the button below.