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BusinessInsider That’ll learn you Tennis elbow IT’S NOT JUST THE KIDS WHO ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL;


BRISTOL HAS A WIDE ARRAY OF ADULT COURSES AND CLASSES. HERE ARE THREE OF THE BEST


FARROW AND BALL


Interior Design Courses Interior designer and paint effects specialist Vanessa Webb is offering interior design workshops for groups of up to eight in Clifton Village, from 10am until 4pm on weekdays or weekends. A unique opportunity to learn how to make better-informed colour and design judgements for your own home. Courses cost £75 for two consecutive days and include a Farrow and Ball goodie bag.


Paint Effects Workshop Vanessa is also running a two- day workshop at the Royal West of England Academy on 12-13 September. Learn how to create beautiful paint effects using Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers.


Practice different effects for wood as well as painting and wallpapering your own stylish handmade cabinet to take home. The course costs £175 and places are limited • 01275 853301 stunningfx.co.uk


LEARN FRENCH


assessment and will then find themselves happily ensconced in a tutor’s home with eight or nine other students of a similar level. The classes are relaxed, friendly,


flexible, personal, encouraging and fun. They are run by French nationals, all highly professional and experienced teachers. Enrol 7.30-9pm on 10 September


Alliance Française, established in Bristol for almost 30 years, runs a range of courses ( 31 classes every week in 2011/12) specifically designed for the individual student’s needs. All potential students take part in a very friendly and informal


Japan is the second-largest economy in the world, and knowing the language is increasingly important in business. YU JLS offers all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. They also offer tailor-made private lessons and translation and interpreting services. • 07530 161439 yujls.co.uk


at Henleaze Library, 10am - 2 pm on 1 September at Redland Library, 15 September at Bristol Central Library and on 22 September at Clifton Library. • 0117 924 7809/ 924 3367 afbristol.org.uk


JAPANESE LESSONS


Karen. “Because of my membership with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in sports medicine I was able to apply for a place working specifically with the medical team. I couldn’t believe it when I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of just four volunteer physiotherapists caring for the Olympic tennis players at Wimbledon. “While at the games I was part of a small medical team, comprising


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physiotherapists, sports medicine doctors, a GP, a radiologist and sports massage therapists. Many of these were also volunteers and the camaraderie was fantastic. In fact, all of the volunteers I met at the Olympics were wonderful. “My role primarily involved working with the women competitors, offering


sports massage, manual therapy to mobilise joints and taping. I was involved with match preparation, match recovery and the treatment of injuries for competitors from all different countries. It was a great honour to support such élite-level athletes. “Usually my day involves a booked diary where I know exactly what


to expect. At the Olympics you had to be able to think on your feet and respond to whoever came through the door. Sadly we didn’t get to watch much of the tennis live, but watching on screens in the medical room we could still feel the power of the crowds. The atmosphere when Andy Murray won the gold was incredible and I’m sure the Olympics at Wimbledon has opened the sport of tennis to whole new audience. “While I loved my


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time at the Olympics, it’s great to be back at the Fitness and Wellbeing Centre and to meet up with my regular clients again. Now we’re looking forward to the Bristol Half Marathon and I’m sure I’ll be kept very busy with pre- and post- event appointments.” • Karen is one of a team of four physiotherapists at the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre; nuffieldhealth.com


LOCAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST KAREN JORDAN TELLS US ABOUT HER OLYMPICS . . .


AREN JORDAN is one of the senior physiotherapists and clinic manager at Nuffield Health’s Fitness and Wellbeing Centre in Bristol. She has just returned to her post after a once-in-a-lifetime stint treating tennis athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games. “Volunteering at the Olympics was absolutely amazing,” says


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