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Getting on Board with float fit

Published on Tuesday, 28th August 2018

new Float Fit classes

Customers are being encouraged to ‘Get on board’ with a new water based exercise class at Stokesley Leisure Centre.

FloatFit is a low-impact, high intensity workout using water to transform fitness. Participants exercise in the swimming pool by balancing on a giant floating exercise platform called an AquaBase which is the world's first floating exercise mat.

It uses a mixture of high intensity interval training with yoga style movements and focuses on using balance, flexibility and muscle strength.

“We have run a number of taster sessions throughout August which have proved to be very popular and successful,” said Catherine Dewing, Swim Activator.

“This is a new and unique way of working out that people of all ages and abilities will love and an alternative to working out in the gym. It is also part of the district council’s commitment to get more people into the water.

“People will find that although the sessions are a lot of fun, they are exercising muscles that are usually unworked. Often participants don't realise how hard that they have worked until they wake up the following morning!"

Thirty minute classes start on Wednesday 5 September at 7.15pm, 7.50pm and 8.25pm and cost £6 (£5.10 with a Zest discount card) or free to ZEST members

Participants must be confident swimmers and wear swimwear or gym clothes that can be immersed in water.

  • Hambleton is one of 12 councils across the country working with Sport England to encourage more people to use their local swimming pool. It has four swim activators working with target groups - men over 26, families, women and girls and the older generation.


To book of for information contact Stokesley Leisure Centre on 01642 711140