water ski duo in high-tech fitness floating training
GB water skiers Hannah and Lauren Bird from Burnham-On-Sea have
this week taking on a new high-tech fitness challenge.
Trinity Sports and Leisure in Bridgwater is the first leisure centre
in the South West to launch 'Floatfit', a revolutionary high-intensity
fitness system that takes place on an inflatable mat floating on
has been developed by a firm called Aquaphysical and is a new way
of exercising that challenges stability, strength and balance.
teenager Hannah, 17, is the current European water ski champion
in her age group and she and her sister are among the first in the
region to try out this new training technique.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that it could especially help them during
their winter fitness training programme: "It was really fun
but challenging on your muscles. The balance you have to have to
stop yourself from falling off the board is incredible - really
skiing is purely based on balance, core and the legs. The core muscles
you have to have for water skiing and 'Floatfit' are very similar,
so it is very, very good training for us."
The new fitness class is not just for elite athletes as it has proved
popular with Trinity Sports & Leisure members who have been
part of trial classes.
Wellness Manager Matt Bryant said: "It is enormous fun to do
and is a very effective work out for key muscle groups and for core
stability and strength. It's a challenge every time you do it but
our customers really enjoy it and it has also provided a lot of
laughs until they can master the technique."
The new classes will take place at Trinity Sports & Leisure
on Mondays 7pm- 7.30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7pm and 7.30pm and
Thursday 9am. For more information contact Matt on 01278 429119
or at MBryant2@1610.org.uk