And You Thought Zumba on Dry Land Was A Challange…

Aqua Zumba

Kick-start a healthy new you and make a splash with the hottest new fitness craze, Aqua Zumba.

Our qualified Aqua Zumba trainer, Gemma Sargent, is looking forward to introducing the latest Latin-dance inspired fitness craze, which she describes as “the pool party from Zumba”, to Sandpiper Club members.

Gemma who is a fitness fan in both her professional and personal life is a semi-professional cyclist has recently been signed for a pro-team. She teaches a range of classes at both English Lakes Leisure Clubs including Boxercise, Spinning and Body Conditioning. Speaking of her Aqua Zumba qualification she revealed: “I do a lot of fitness routines in work and I enjoy competitive sport outside of work, but Aqua Zumba is by far my favourite as it incorporates cardio and body conditioning exercise with so much fun”. Continue reading

The Big Chill Swim – Extreme Open Water Swimming in Windermere

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The Big Chill swim took place at Low Wood Bay Marina on Saturday 2nd February 2013. It is billed as “one of the coldest swimming races you’ll ever do” and with the water temperatures hovering around 4.6 degrees in Lake Windermere on Saturday, it certainly was chilly!

The Big Chill Swim consists of the following events.

  • 30m Penguin Dip (non competitive, any stroke)
  • 30m Head up breaststroke
  • 60m Freestyle
  • 4 Person Relay
  • 450m Endurance Swim

English Lakes submitted their very own team for the event consisting of brothers Ben and Elliot Berry and their cousin Emily Berry along with Tim Bell, Manager of Lancaster House. Congratulations to the team who come in first position out of the local teams and third overall in the relay events. All team members were new to the sport of Cold-water swimming. Victoria Tremlin from Zest was also new to the sport, she has also written about her first experience.

Thanks to Nevil Jeffery, Manager of Low Wood Bay for filming the video. Rob Berry, brother of Ben and Elliot from to the English Lakes swimming team and local photographer, was also there filming the event. See Rob’s fantastic video on YouTube.

Great North Swim Q&A with Vicky at the Low Wood Club

Great North Swim at Low Wood Bay

Open water swimming events are happening thick and fast, all over Cumbria. Not to mention the Great North Swim right on our doorstep at Low Wood Bay. Vicky Stainton, Gym Instructor at Low Wood Club will be taking part in the swim this weekend. We asked here how she has been preparing for the open water swim…

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