Kevin, Club Manager at St George’s Place shares the physical and mental benefits of swimming.
"From speaking to several of our returning club members over the past few months, one thing that had been sorely missed during the pandemic was swimming. The feeling of escapism when head down in the water, with only the sound of water passing you by, is hard to beat!"
Swimming can be great fun and provides a welcome variation to any exercise regime. Swimming pools are used by many for a relaxing swim, aqua fit classes or to aid rehabilitation purposes. So, if you’re a keen swimmer, like to relax after a gym session or simply use the pool to complete mobility exercises, our health clubs offer a relaxed atmosphere to do all of this.
"Swimming is good for you, like really good for you!"
Swimming can greatly enhance your cardiovascular fitness and as you are working against water resistance, this will help to improve your muscle tone and core strength. The buoyancy and non weight-bearing nature of water can aid you in performing movements that you may struggle to achieve on dry land. Thus also improving coordination, balance and posture.