September 10, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea water ski duo in high-tech fitness floating training

Team 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 water.

It has been developed by a firm called Aquaphysical and is a new way of exercising that challenges stability, strength and balance.

Burnham-On-Sea 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.

Hannah told 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 enjoyed it."

"Water 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.

1610 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


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