Being referred to as the ‘new smoking’, staying sedentary increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. 70% of the time that we spend sitting down is when we are at work, and it’s all good taking little steps to break these statistics down such as taking the stairs or taking a brisk 10 – 20 minute walk during your lunch break, but the truth is that we need to do more. But how?
A recent study by Public Health England advises people to stand at work for between two and four hours a day. With many of us dealing with demanding work schedules (some even taking their work home with them) it is a wonder whether we can fit exercise in at all – especially two hours of activity a day.
But that is where Valley Leisure is here to help. Andover Leisure Centre has recently started some brand new lunchtime classes that could help you get fit and energise your brain.
Studio Cycling / Spinning, Tuesdays, 12.20pm – 1pm (40mins)
A spinning workout is an excellent way to burn some calories and relieve stress – great for a midday fix. It provides a motivating 40 minute workout to music, designed to burn fat and increase cardio fitness. Everyone is able to work as hard as they want, and no-one gets left behind.
Tabata Training, Thursdays, 12.30pm – 1pm (30mins)
Tabata Training is a 30 minute high intensity interval training class, designed to give high calorie burn. High intensity exercises are performed for short bursts before rest periods, to give a great full-body workout.
Not keen on classes? Why not have a 30 minute gym or swim break just to keep you moving. Our swimming pools and gyms at Romsey Rapids Sports Complex and Andover Leisure Centre are open from 6.15am so you are guaranteed to fit in a workout somewhere in your day.
View Andover Leisure Centre’s full studio and swim timetables HERE.
View Romsey Rapids Sports Complex’s full studio and swim timetables HERE.