PULSES were racing – and lowered – during the first Family Sunday gathering of the year at Life Church Petersfield.

Pilates instructor Beth Svarovska and physiotherapist Ellis Kis were the perfect guests as the monthly gathering had an exercise theme, while the church’s has a greater focus on “caring for ourselves and the our environment.”

The former took the adults through a meditation on Psalm 139 while Ellie encouraged children to try out some more energetic movements.

Catriona Cockburn will be the special guest when the next gathering takes place from 10am to 11.30am this Sunday, February 25.

The development director of Energise South Talks will talk about how she started the initiative and the vision she has to develop local energy sources in our area.