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Hero Fitness

Based on Shaw Road newly formed Hero Fitness are still on downtime at the moment with the lockdown still taking hold. But do not fear, the guys have currently switched to online and park 1 to 1 sessions in accordance to government guidelines. Normally this time of the year it’s a holiday to get you in shape, but many people are concentrating on their mental health and well being which is intelligent in the current climate.

Whether it be improving your cardio or doing online videos, Hero Fitness can cater to your needs.  

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We are Open

Having been working from home for the past few weeks, it’s been great getting back to some sort of normality by opening the office after so many days working from home. With weeks of pent up frustration, we have seen a huge surge of activity with all sales and rental properties creating plenty of viewing.

Working with government guidelines we are ready to work with the strict parameters set. The new changes which include having to make an appointment if you would like to visit the showroom, will dramatically cut the risk of virus spread. Please call the office on 0161 432 1115 if you would like to organise a visit.

The safety of our staff and customers is paramount.

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Heatons Shops Adapting

As we try and adapt to living with COVID 19, The Heatons is slowly starting to move again as local businesses adapt. Eateries including Nook and Juniper, are starting to provide a takeout service and the wonderful Heaton Moor Golf Course has just opened to the delight of many of its members. With the talk of an impending recession, it is more important than ever that we all get behind our small local businesses.

Fingers crossed everyone survives the pandemic and we can see every four Heatons trader thrive once again in the very near future. The Heatons recent success has been massively impacted by the independent vibe and local events such as the Heatons Summer & Christmas Festivals which have been organised be the 4HTA.

So keep strong, stay safe and please Think Local.   

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Essential Tips For Working From Home

For a small number of people, working from home will be the norm. But for the majority of the nation, the current climate has caused us to quickly adapt our working practices to home working for the safety of ourselves and those around us. In doing this, it is important to create healthy working practices to maintain motivation and routine throughout the day.
We’ve gained advice from those who regularly work from home so that we can share some top tips for the coming weeks ahead. Continue below for our top tips on how you can get the best out of home working:
1. Get ready for the day
Get up and ready for work as you normally would. Getting dressed out of your pyjamas and fresh for the day helps you to maintain a routine and get ready for a day of work. Doing this will signal to your brain that you are going to work and create a good mindset.

2. Have a routine
Working from home can get lonely, so a routine will prevent the day blurring into a mix of work and relaxation time. Creating a morning routine that will guide you into your work chair each day so that you can signal the separation between home and work. Start and finish work at your usual times so that you do not become overworked.

3. Create an office space
If you have a separate office space to work in, then that’s great. But even if you don’t, it is still important to create an area in your home that you can designate and associate with work. Whether that be at a desk, or if it has to be your dining room table, this will support you to keep a routine. At the end of the day, shut down your equipment and put it away. This will signal the end of your working day and the start of your own time.

4. Keep to your regular hours of a working day
With all your work equipment at home, it can be tempting to try and get ahead by setting yourself mammoth tasks that take you all evening to complete. Set yourself achievable goals (as you would when you go into work) so that you maintain your usual work hours and maintain your positivity and optimism. This will also allow you to keep a work life balance.

5. Have regular breaks
When you are in the office, you naturally take short breaks throughout the day. Whether that be to go and make a drink or go and discuss something with a colleague. These breaks away from the computer are crucial for your productivity and health. Breaks away from the computer screen help to break bad posture habits, help with concentration and productivity, and prevent fatigue. This should be no different at home. You can call a colleague for a chat, go and make a drink, or spend some time in a different room for a few moments.

6. Get some exercise
Living and working in the same space can be challenging at times so you may find it important to get a change of scenery. Stepping outside for a walk not only allows you to “leave the office” but also allows you to get valuable exercise (providing this is in line with Government guidelines). Some fresh air and natural light will do you the world of good. With people rarely leaving the house, a short walk could be all the exercise you get in a day so place importance on this. Alternatively, you may want to do a short home workout. There are tons of guides online to help you do this. Let’s not forget about those all-important endorphins.

7. Take your lunch break
You are still entitled to your full lunch break and it is important to take this. Ensure you continue to eat well and take time away from your work space to break up the day. Using this time to get some exercise (as advised in step 7) is a great idea too.

8. Get on the phone
Communication is so important during this time. Working from home can be isolating (especially if you live alone). To overcome this, ensure to keep up with regular team meeting via group calls. Check in with your colleagues throughout the day – even for a general chat not related to work. This is what you would usually do in the office and it is important to maintain this to make the day more enjoyable. Call people instead of email so that you can have proper conversations during the day which is so much more personal that email communication. You could even use Facetime for a more personal touch.

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Heatons Covid-19 virus – self isolation neighbourhood outreach

If you are living in one of the four Heatons and self isolating in the Covid 19 lock down but need help, then the wonderful people of SK4 are here to help.

It maybe you need help with some shopping OR the dog needs walking around the block. If so please email the neighbour outreach – heatonscovid19@gmail.com

If you would rather talk with someone, then simply call Stockport Council and they will get in touch with the team. Stockport Council Tel – 0161 217 6046.

Well done to everyone involved.

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Showing Support for the NHS

Located in the heart of Heaton Moor, our showroom windows have been taken over by the wonderful blue colours of the NHS. We wanted to show our support as Doctors, Nurses and Key Workers risk their lives on a daily basis to help Britain through this pandemic. It’s heart warming to hear some of the amazing stories of courage and determination as we unite to face this killer disease.

My favourite story has to be Captain Tom Moore, the War Veteran who has raised millions of pounds by walking laps of his garden. We salute you Sir and to every NHS & Key Worker………..THANK YOU!  

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Coronavirus – Finding the Positives…

In the midst of everything going on at the moment, it is more important than ever for us to keep our morale up and there are so many good people out there doing their best to bring everyone together (in spirit!) whilst we are social distancing and self-isolating.

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Heatons Traders – Deliver

Many local businesses are now diversifying and are offering delivery and collection options until official advice changes with regards Coronavirus. Most of the businesses are one person owners OR have very small teams so your support throughout theses tough time is crucial in the survival of the independent bar’s shops, cafes and restaurants.

https://www.facebook.com/4HeatonsTradersAssociation/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

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Heatons Covid-19

There has been a special Facebook Group created in response to the Coronavirus which helps SK4 residents support each other as a community. With a membership growing daily (currently 1737), it’s amazing and underlines what I already know………….. Great Area, Great People – STAY SAFE SK4

https://www.facebook.com/groups/249942886019694/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

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Leoni’s Temporary Close

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the popular Italian restaurant based on Heaton Moor Road has taken the difficult decision to temporary close their doors to the public. With many local companies facing extremely difficult decisions, its crucial we support all our independent shops, bars and restaurants.

https://www.facebook.com/Leonis-Restaurant-519478731903176/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

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